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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chocolate Covered Cacoao Nibs!

low calorie chocolate covered cocoa nibsWhat tastes better than plain chocolate and is much more fun to eat? Crunchy chocolate covered chocolate (in the form of cocoa nibs)! At least, that's what I've come to believe after trying Kopali Organics' Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs. In case you've never had the pleasure of eating a cocoa nib before (I'm just starting to see them showing up on shelves in natural food stores like Whole Foods), it is basically a small, bitter piece of chocolate, kind of like a coffee bean. Cocoa nibs are actually roasted cocoa beans, and have a really subtle chocolate taste and flavor.

Cocoa nibs aren't quite sweet enough to eat on their own (although they are great with other foods), so I was delighted to see that Kopali had decided to sell them covered in dark chocolate. Since both the cocoa nibs and the chocolate are full of healthy antioxidants and bioflavonoids as well as iron, these little treats are actually pretty good for you! One serving consists of 40 pieces (28 grams) of the little nibs, with 10 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber (so 3 weight watchers points).While a small handful of these makes a great quick snack, I think a small portion of the chocolate covered cocoa nibs are most useful for "chocolating" up your fage yogurt, low calorie oatmeal or low calorie trail mix (or even eating on top of frozen bananas!). You can also pair these yummy nibs with many other low calorie snacks.

These yummy nibs can be bought at Wild Oats and at Whole Foods. The company also makes other chocolate flavored products, but this one is my current favorite.




Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

oh... I've seen this in WF and was wondering what was it. And as it is quite expensive, I didn't want to take the risk, but if you say it's good, then I can try it safely.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh.. something I've tried before you've written about it! lol :P These weren't bad, definitely have a very strong flavor and you don't need to eat much at all to get your chocolate fix taken care of.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

My dad LOVES these!

Elizabeth said...

They are good! Emily - you crack me up! :)

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