When I first discovered chocolate covered cocoa nibs, I was sure I had finally found the peak chocolate experience. I like dark chocolate, not so sweet, but rich. The nibs on their own are good. But throw a bit of dark chocolate on top, and it smooths everything out. I used all my restraint, and made it through the little tin. A few weeks later, I went back to my cute little local chocolate shop back home in Canada, and they were all out of the nibs. Tears were shed, I tell you.
But, after wiping my eyes, I realized that they had dark chocolate covered whole cocoa beans. The beans were so fresh, with a light coating of smooth dark chocolate, and then rolled in some of the best cocoa powder I have ever tasted. At that moment I knew, the search for my favourite chocolate treat was over.
First of all, you have to discover a bag of cocoa beans sitting in your cupboard.
( bought from iherb here )