Taza Organic Roasted Cacao Nibs
Taza Organic Roasted Cacao Nibs, 8oz. Certified Organic. Taza's nibs are roasted “low and slow” to preserve the natural fruit character of the beans.
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.
Remember, there's no sugar added or further refining of these nibs, just pure cacao, so they are not sweet. Instead, you can expect fresh, assertive nutty and fruity flavors to enjoy straight as snack or as a topping for ice cream, a salad or on granola.
These nibs are uncoated, so if you are interested in coated nibs see the related items below.
Here are some nib recipes and ideas that you might enjoy–
• Triple Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream
• Organic Nibs with Oatmeal or Granola
+ 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 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. This method produces a minimally processed chocolate that retains the vivid fruity character of the raw bean. You can expect a truly unique flavor experience – from the rustic, coarse texture to the bright berry notes present in all their bars. Taza enjoys a growing cult following who understand that handmade artisan chocolate can have aesthetic “imperfections” such air bubbles or surface sugar crystals that have no effect on taste.
As members of Slow Food USA, they respect the principles of “good, clean and fair” – making chocolate that is good to eat, clean for the environment and fair to farmers. Taza 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” broker.