Certified Organic Raw Cacao Nibs
I don't eat Chocolate anymore.
I ordered this product after reading article about the benefit of organic Raw cacao Nibs. I used to eat Chocolate bars when I get tired or something sweat on my mouth. Since I used this Cacao Nibs in my NutriBullet mixer with other vegetables and fruit, I feel really energized throughout the day. The taste is so great and real good chocolate without sugar sweat taste in the drink. I am almost out of this product and need to order again. I can trust Swanson's quality products.
May 1, 2013
Swanson Cacao Nibs
These are my FAVORITE cacao nibs, much tastier than the 'brand names' I've tried and an excellent value. Add them to my morning smoothie every day!
April 17, 2013
Good value but switching to powder
I mostly use the nibs for smoothies. If I blend real well I can get them finely ground. Since I have decided to pay less for cocao powder and it gives me a better smoothie. I believe the powder is no less beneficial than the nibs or whole beans.
March 7, 2013
Chocolate that's good for you!!
Wow! These are good. We use them to sprinkle on our cereal or in a muffin recipe, etc. They add a nice crunch and a lovely flavor. I feel a slight boost in my energy and mood when I eat them, too - bonus!!
February 2, 2013
It's chocolate ...
... and I'm a woman. It's GOOD! What did you think I would say?!
Seriously, the first bite surprised me a bit, due to the lack of sweetness. Now, I love it! I put a little bit in a bowl with some raspberries and nuts. Makes a great snack and provides my chocolate fix!
January 31, 2013
Great in Trail Mix
I add these to our "energy" trail mix as they are supposed to boost metabolism. They are a nice flavor addition. Not too bitter when combined with the nuts and dried fruit. And, a little goes a long way. Great price, too!
January 17, 2013
You either love it ...
...or not. I Love it. I mix it in with my yogurt; can't wait to try the nibs in brownies. If you mix it in your yogurt, the nibs get softer.
November 30, 2012
High Fiber! Cacao makes me as happy as eating a chocolate bar does, yummy. What's not to love! If not sweet enough, sprinkle a little stevia powder over it and mix it in with nuts or into oatmeal. I have made brownies with this and the Swanson cocoa powder: DELICIOUS.
September 1, 2012
Good cacao at a great price, in true Swanson fashion! I love these -- I add them to homemade granola and other baked goods. They are a bit bitter at first if you're used to sweet and/or milk chocolate, but once your taste buds adjust, you taste and appreciate them for what they are -- chocolate in its purest form!
August 23, 2012
Affordable raw organic cacao nibs!
This product is a terrific value. I have used it in smoothies, raw blender bottle shakes, raw bars and snack balls (mixed with Raw Perfect Food, honey or stevia, seeds and vegan protein powder). I wasn't crazy about the flavor compared to other raw cacao nibs, it isn't bad, just different, but I was crazy about the texture and especially the FANTASTIC price.
July 30, 2012
these organic, raw cocoa nibs are an excellent addition to my morning protein shake- no added sugar. very good price !
July 27, 2012
raw is right
like chewing on a piece of wood
July 14, 2012
Tastes as good as any nibs I've had, but at a better price.
I really want to complement your shipping, my parcel arrived in 2 days, your processing staff are really on it! Thank you Swanson, my you be around a long time. Lea
June 4, 2012
What you expect
Kind of silly when reviewers eat this product and expect CANDY. As found in nature cocoa beans are indeed bitter. This product is fermented, either on purpose or incidentally, and that is a strong taste one must accept, in addition to "bitter". There's also a slight crudeness to the texture. But I pop a few nibs in the maw, and a few raisins and it's great that way. Soon I'll be mixing up a healthy candy bar: nibs, coconut butter, raisins, and raw nuts, maybe pistachios. No sugar, no agave. Long live nibs!
March 28, 2012
organic raw cacao nibs
easy to add to smoothies as well as baked items- has slighly bitter/nutty flavor if eaten alone.
March 26, 2012
I was disappointed to see poor reviews for this product, that was until I read them. These nibs are straight cacao, which is not naturally sweet. If that's what you are looking for then you would be better served with a candy bar.
These Nibs are wonderful for those of us looking for the benefits it provides without the processing and sugar used in so much of what is available on the market.
For a real treat add a handful when blending your favorite smoothie. YUM!
March 3, 2012
This is a superb product, but if you've never tried raw cacao before, you may be surprised by the bitterness. I personally love the taste, not as bitter as coffee beans. I put them in a healthy rice pudding recipe I make in the crock pot. They don't melt and keep their solid texture if heated. I order them regularly...always have them on hand!
March 1, 2012
I was so excited when I discovered these cacao nibs on Swanson's website. I read all the other reviews and decided that I'd give these a try despite other reviewers stating that these nibs were bitter. I should have listened!!! I'm not sure if it's Swanson's brand that's bitter or whether all raw cacao nibs are extremely bitter. In any case, I'm definitely returning these 2 bags of Swanson raw cacao nibs and will never try any other brand of cacao nibs ever again!
January 7, 2012
Not for all palates
For me these are great for people who want to control the sugar. I like sugar but less than most people. The key thing is I can control by adding sugar, and most chocolates have too much. These nibs are bitter, but I like strong tastes (e.g., garlic stuffed olives marinated in hot pepper, feta cheese, etc.). I add the nibs to Stonyfield organic vanilla yogurt (which has some sweetening) and it provides an excellent counterpoint. Or I put them on breakfast cereals and add a few pinches of non-refined sugar. Perhaps my evaluation is partly my rebellion against someone else controlling the sugar.
November 19, 2011
NO sugar. Tastes good to me.
What is great about this cocoa is that it contains NO sugar. The taste is a little bitter but I like it. The nibs are a little small and hard to grab, so I just wish they made them a little bigger in size. Other than that I think this makes a great replacement for sugar-based chocolate, which is really more candy than a health food.
November 9, 2011
YUCK! Very bitter!
I read the reviews and since I LOVE dark chocloate, I thought I wouod try these. BIG mistake. They are extrememly bitter - RAW, just as the name implies, I should have known better. I love 75% dark, can tolerate even 85% dark, but not RAW cocoa. Sending this back, gotta love the Swanson's 7 leaf guarantee!
August 31, 2011
Best cacao nibs I have tried. They taste fresh and delicious!! I prefer them over Navitas brand and plan to buy Swanson's cacao nibs in the future. I love them on my morning waffle topped with Greek Yogurt, strawberry puree, walnuts and cocoa nibs!! They are also delicious on ice cream.
May 18, 2011
I must admit i didn't know what to expect; I thought this would be somewhat edible alone however I could not palate them. We have discovered that mixed with our coffee beans in the grinder they help the coffee stretch and make it taste good.
November 10, 2010
An excellent product. I enjoy it on ice cream, oatmeal, etc.
August 28, 2010