Organic Raw Cacao Nibs
The benefits of cacao are now being published in studies. One has to admit that eating it by itself is a bitter experience. However, if you add them to other foods, it seems to bring out a sweeter tastiness. I enjoy putting them on my breakfast cereal with soy or almond milk. And they're great in smoothies, though rather hard to get ground up completely.
November 12, 2014
When I purchased this product I thought it might have a chocolate taste but I've never tasted chocolate this nasty. I immediately tossed the bag. This is however only my experience. You migh have a more positive one... I hope.
September 4, 2014
The healthy way to eat chocolate
These are delicious on cereal or in dates stuffed with coconut butter or peanut butter. Just combine them with a natural sweetener, like dates, raisins, honey, or stevia.
September 4, 2014
Organic Raw Cacao Nibs
I love these. I not only eat them as a snack, but I add them to recipes, like cookies or as a topping for a dessert. I love the fact that they are organic too.
August 23, 2014
Worth a try
I've never had cacao nibs before, but since I've been on a mission to eliminate added sugars in my diet I've only had cocoa powder with stevia. I wanted to try adding this for a chocolate treat without sugar with the added benefit of antioxidants. Snacking right out of the bag was too bitter for me to handle. However, I put a tsp in my chocolate flavored tea and the bitterness was gone, only a nutty crunchy texture remained. I will have to experiment with different recipes.
August 7, 2014
delicious and cheap
I feel good about taking this product--I've shopped
around and when it went on sale at Swansons I
bought several bags. It tastes great and if the pundits are correct, is very good for you. Watch for
August 2, 2014
Acquired taste but worth it
I use these cacao nibs in my oatmeal along with either dried or fresh fruit and nuts (my favorite is cacoa nibs, fresh bananas and walnuts). With a little unsweetened coconut milk, this is a tasty and healthy meal for breakfast or lunch. The cacao nibs alone are somewhat bitter but the taste has grown on me... I don't generally eat them alone anyway. The cacao nibs are also a good addition to smoothies.
July 15, 2014
We love this product!
There is a significant savings from having to purchase this product at the natural foods store. We love the quality, they are fresh and have some "tooth" without being too crunchy and difficult to chew. We love them in smoothies and the nutritional and energy boost are always appreciated.
June 21, 2014
these are unsweetened
Don't expect a sweet treat with these as they are 100% cacaco. The flavor reminds me of the 100% cacao bars from Lindt which are a bit cheaper but those are not organic.
March 25, 2014
Morning pick me up.
I grind into a powder and blend it in to my protein drink.
March 18, 2014
Chocolate Cravings Gone
I was so delighted with the taste of these nibs because sometimes cacao is bitter, I mix them with some dried coconut and between the chocolate taste and coconut crunch, it is just YUMMY! Also the price simply can't be beat, thanks Swanson's.
February 23, 2014
We have never put anything in our mouths that tasted worse than Certified Organic Raw Cacao Nibs. They are truly horrible!
February 15, 2014
Certified Organic Raw Cacao Nibs
little to no chocolatey taste, dried and crunchy and wont disolve or melt easily. Hard to find a way to use it due to this. Will not rebuy, will buy powder instead.
January 8, 2014
Great for snacking, baking or topping on ice cream.
December 10, 2013
Just a few of these nibs add variety, texture, and interest to my homemade trail mix. The bitterness of unsweetened cacao is easily balanced by a little unsweetened dried fruit; the nibs are a small size which works well for this kind of mixing. The whole is very pleasing and you get the benefits and depth of flavor without the refined sugar. They are a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way for me.
October 3, 2013
Great substitution for choc. chips. as they contain no sugar.
May 23, 2013
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