Friday, March 28, 2008

...and more chocolate

Ok, this is getting serious. My newfound penchant for bittersweet chocolate is only getting worse, mostly because I have no will power there are so many new kinds to try. The latest? Endangered Species Chocolate. This is one of the more common brands I see around, but I've never tried it because, well, images of sad animals on the wrappers don't make me think "dessert."

Now, I love animals as much as the next person, but I wouldn't necessarily trust a group of animal lovers to be fine chocolatiers. But oh! how wrong I was! Oh, the chocolate! I had the bar with the bat (bat? chocolate? see what I mean?) on the wrapper, which turns out is dark chocolate with cacao nibs (70% cacao). Now not only am I enamored with bittersweet chocolate, but oh! cacao nibs! I wonder if I can eat those plain. As in massive quantities. Every day. Must do research.

Anyway, what is a cacao nib, you ask? I wondered too, so thanks to wikipedia I learned that cacao nibs are the cacao tree seeds after they've been fermented, dried, roasted, and shelled (and before they're processed further to render chocolate). I must eat more chocolate with nibs--can't get enough of that crunch!

I have a feeling I'm going to be saving a lot of animals at the rate I'm anticipating eating this chocolate.

4 comments:

Darlin' T said...

I eat this brand all the time...good stuff.

Darlin' T said...

p.s. you NEED to get to Theo and go on a tour.

Kelly said...

I had some nibs last night- Veritas True Flats.

http://www.veritaschocolatier.com/veritasflashsite/main.html

lefitz said...

i've been avoiding the animal chocolate too (i prefer pretty, french looking wrappers on everything) but i tried the nib kind tonight after your recommendation. mmm delicious bat chocolate!