Valrhona Cocoa Nibs, 1kg
Cocoa nibs are essentially the shelled and roasted contents of cocoa beans, and they have a bitter, tangy chocolate edge - think of it as the chocolate equivalent of ground coffee before you add water, milk and sugar. Nibs aren't sweet at all, but they can be added to savoury dishes for an earthy, rich bite, or to sweet and chocolatey recipes for a bitter, crunchy edge to offset the sugar. Just get creative with balancing and combining different flavours, and before you know it you'll have a new awareness of flavour layering and complexity which will add no end of sophistication to your cooking.
Try rolling buttery praline or truffle in a coating of finely-ground cocoa nibs - voila bittersweet heaven!
|Ingredients & Nutritional Information|
100% Cacao, cocoa beans roasted and crushed