Chocolate: Bars, Chips and Nibs

chocolates for tasting
The chocolates we sampled in our taste test. (Absent from photo: Cocoa nibs)

At a dinner party recently we had a chocolate tasting in place of a traditional dessert. It was a lot of fun!

The chocolates we sampled met the following criteria for healthfulness:

CHOCOLATE BARS

CHOCOLATE CHIPS

CACAO NIBS

  • Cacao Nibs. Cacao nibs are broken up cacao beans. So they are 100% cacao! They are bitter and crunchy (like coffee beans). Look for cacao nibs in health food stores and on Amazon. Choose the roasted, not the raw nibs. Roasting reduces the phytates which bind minerals and make them less available.

OUR TASTE TEST WINNERS

  • Best taste but at a high price:  Spag n Vola
  • Great taste and at a great price: Alter Eco

Enjoy and be healthy!
~Leni

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