Taza Organic Chocolate Covered Nibs (large)
Nibs Covered in Dark Chocolate. 8oz. Certified Organic. A honey-fruity coating gives way to a bold cacao center.
Part way through the chocolate making process, after the beans are roasted, cracked and then winnowed to remove the shells, you've got nibs. Nibs are the meat of the bean and normally ground to make cocoa liqueur which continues on to become chocolate. Nibs are coated with organic dark chocolate in small batches to make a minimally processed food with a fascinating combination of flavors and textures. Taza's dark chocolate coated nibs are doubly intriguing because the stone ground chocolate already brings a flavor profile closer to the natural bean.
Ingredients Organic dark chocolate 55% cacao (roasted cacao beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla bean), organic roasted cacao nibs.
+ USDA Certified Organic
+ Direct trade with growers ensures fair wages on the farm
+ Direct trade means reduced carbon foot print since there are no intermediary brokers
+ NewLeaf Chocolates is only six miles from the Taza factory, so we can get our inventory by hybrid car or bike, reducing the carbon footprint of the supply chain.
PROFILE: Taza Chocolate
Taza Chocolate makes unique organic bean-to-bar chocolate in the USA. Their hand-made artisan chocolate is stone ground using traditional Mexican stone mills called molinos rather than extensive refining and conching. The result is a wonderful minimally processed chocolate that retains the vivid fruity character of the raw bean. You can expect a truly unique flavor experience – from the rustic texture to the bright berry notes present in all their bars.
Taza Chocolate follows a direct trade model where they cut out the intermediary cacao bean brokers and deal directly with the growers. By working directly with farmers, they can provide a premium above fair trade and closely monitor the quality of the beans. Even more, the carbon footprint of the supply chain is reduced when all the extra shipping and handling is cut out along with the middleman.