One of my favorite things about blogging is finding new and upcoming businesses/products to feature. I love being a part of getting fresh and fantastic food products out via social media.
I have found an amazing Organic Chocolate Company in its infancy. A Chocolate Company who thinks with their minds, hearts and taste buds. A company that strives to someday operate a rural, wind and solar powered bean to bar chocolate factory in Leelanau County, Michigan.
Just Good Chocolate! (Nibblers)
Just Good Chocolate sent me a flavorful, unique and healthy Super-food sampler pack with a great sticker to taste and review. They are also going to provide one of my lucky bloggy friends three bags of their own Just Good Chocolate Cacao Nibblers (Zante Currant Pecan, Tart Cherry Almond and Wild Blueberry Walnut) and stickers.
I just want to say if you are expecting a melt in your mouth, smooth and creamy chocolate experience Nibblers are not for you. If you are looking for something totally out of the box, something unique and special like nothing you have ever tried before....Just Good Chocolate Cacao Nibblers are for you and you are going to LOVE them.
Before I share with you my thoughts, I think I need to explain what Cacao is:
Cacao was first cultivated by the Olmecs at least 1500 BC in Central America. The cacao bean was common currency in Mesoamerica before the Spanish Conquest. It is essentially chocolate at its core – before any processing has been done, and before anything has been added. Theobroma Cacao (or cocoa tree) produces cocoa beans, which are dried and fermented, then shipped off to major chocolate companies for roasting and processing into the chocolate you’re used to seeing near the counter of your favorite grocery store. Cacao is grown in countries that lie close the equator, many of which are 3rd world and as result have poor labor practices (hence the need for fair trade oversight).
Just Good Chocolate Tart Cherry Almond Cacao Nibblers created such an explosion in my mouth. The nutty crunch of the almonds, complimented the bitterness with coffee under tones of the crunchy cacao beans and the soft, chewy fresh tartness of the cherries married perfectly. I really liked the similar sizes of all the pieces...which allow for a well blended combination of all the ingredients.
Yes, each of the three flavors are a simple combination of crushed Cacao beans, nuts and dried fruit. A perfect balance of mother natures flavors and textures. A healthy combination of super foods convenient to carry around and enjoy.
Just Good Chocolate Wild Blueberry Walnut Cacao Nibblers are beautiful. The wild blueberries are so tiny and yet retain softness and a burst of blueberry flavor. The walnuts are slightly bitter and drying in your mouth, but the blueberries help cut through the dryness. And then you add the crunchy cacao bean pieces...very complex, satisfying and enjoyable.
Just Good Chocolate Zante Currant Pecan Cacao Nibblers is the sweetest Nibbler currently offered by Just Good Chocolate. The Currants are tiny and soft with natural sweetness. The small pieces of pecans blend in to help tame the sweetness of the currants and enhance the bitterness of the cacao beans. What a well rounded snack food. I can't wait to try some over my morning yogurt.
Did you know? Did you know that cacao is a super food? Yep. A super food that can be used in multiple ways and create lots of delicious foods! Chocolate, of course is the most famous – and arguably the most pleasing to the taste buds. Cacao beans though (the cacao nibs in Just Good Chocolate Nibblers are just crushed up beans) are extra-healthy when minimally processed. Combine them with the fruits and nuts that are paired them with, and now they taste great too!
Now on to this Fantastic Giveaway thanks to Just Good Chocolate.....
One Person will win Just Good Chocolate Nibblers (Zante Currant Pecan, Wild Blueberry Walnut and Tart Cherry Almond) and stickers ($15 Value with shipping)
Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 11/01/11 at 11:59pm MST.
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*** Mandatory Entry - Visit Just Good Chocolate and tell me which flavor of Nibblers you would like to or have tried.**
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