Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CacaoMistry Organic Chocolate Nibs: Healthy Snacks for Everyone

CacaoMistry Cacao Nibs

Most of us loves to eat chocolates unless you’re allergic to it. I’m not allergic but I don’t know why I’m not particularly fond of chocolates. Even before my pre-diabetic phase, I’m not really much into sweets [I think I was predisposed to diabetes because of my genes and due to my love for pasta]. But knowing that dark chocolates are good for one’s heart, whenever I get the chance, I try to have some.

So naturally, when I heard about this handcrafted and locally sourced and produced organic dark cacao nibs called CacaoMistry, this product piqued my interest especially when I saw that they were made using the finest ingredients and are said to be lovingly made for one’s utmost satisfaction. I’ve decided to give it a try, maybe I’d be able to become a convert and learn to love and appreciate dark chocolates more.

Cacao nibs are simply chocolate in its purest form, before anything else is added. They are dried and fermented bits of cacao beans. The texture of raw organic cacao nibs is similar to that of roasted coffee beans. They have deep chocolate flavor which can be described as slightly bitter crunchy and nutty. So if you’re eating cacao nibs, that means you’re eating the basic component of chocolate without the high sugary content that most commercialized available chocolate bars do have.

CacaoMistry initially offers three variants of Cacao Nibs Coated with dark chocolate namely: SIMPLY DARK-white dot-cacao nibs coated with dark chocolate; EXCITINGLY DARK-hot pink dot- spicy cacao nibs coated with dark chocolate and BERRY DARK-blue dot-cacao nibs and cranberry coated with dark chocolate.  

CacaoMistry's Instant Tablea de Batirol

CacaoMistry also has their handcrafted instant cacao drink [with orange dot] which is their instant version of your traditionally enjoyed tablea de batirol. It’s so easy to do: To enjoy, simply add hot water [about 200 mL], stir for about two minutes and voila! You’ll have a rich chocolate drink that’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season [or during rainy days]. It actually reminds me of Christmas where one can enjoy a warm cup of chocolate while enjoying the nippy cold weather as you have a good book in hand or having that conversation with your family. 

CacaoMistry's Instant tablea de batirol

Their version of the tablea de batirol was so good because it’s just right—not too sweet, not too rich—but just the right thickness and creamy goodness you’d want to find in a good quality chocolate drink. In fact, it’s so good you might think it’s not an instant version of the chocolate tablea de batirol. This product actually saves you time because making a chocolate drink from the tablea de batirol requires ample time to be able to make one. CacaoMistry’s instant cacao drink had the same quality and taste sans the hassle of creating one. It’s also perfect partner for morning breakfast along with a freshly baked pan de sal.

CacaoMistry cranberry coated chocolate nibs
Now, what do I like best about CacaoMistry’s products? They use non-dairy and all are plant-based ingredients, organic and handcrafted aside from locally produced.

Cacao has been found and proven to have anti-inflammatory properties and it is also believed to reduce the risk of diabetes. In fact, raw cacao contains magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, and manganese. Nutritionists say that most people have magnesium deficiency.
Cacao Nibs are also a good source of antioxidants and fiber. Like all chocolate, cacao nibs also contain some caffeine [but only in small amount].

What do CacaoMistry’s Cacao Nibs Taste Like?

CacaoMistry's dark chocolate nibs

They’re crunchy and partly bitter [but the tolerable kind, even kids will love them, I assure you.], if you’re into dark chocolates though, the nibs don’t taste that bitter. However, if you’re into very sugary chocolates, it might take a while for you to get used to its taste.

I love cacao nibs as an easy snack and a healthy alternative to the usual junk foods and chips that I eat when I feel like craving.  But I won’t overeat them. They’re full of flavor and tend to fill me up so quickly. They’re also best for a quick grub to eat especially during long travels or as a way to cap off every meal for a sweet dessert. Other ways to eat cacao nibs include using them as a topping on some pastries, ice cream or sprinkle them in your oatmeal, yoghurt or cereals for a healthy start to the day.

CacaoMistry’s cacao nibs is pure cacao goodness in a bag. These affordable and high-quality cacao nibs taste delicious and they’re packed with antioxidants and nutrients. They are sourced from small organic farms so you can be assured that each time you make a purchase you’re actually helping small farmers to sustain their livelihood. CacaoMistry partners with sustainable, organic farms for sourcing.

Coming from organic sustainable farms with minimal impact on the environment, these top cacao nibs are still made affordable. These nibs are higher in fiber than most, and they come from easy-to-carry packs. 

CacaoMistry’s cacao nibs are currently being sold at Php42 per 25 grams each pack. But the Berry Dark [cranberry coated with dark chocolate] variant is sold at Php46 per 25 grams. Their Cacao Handcrafted Instant Drink is sold at Php58 per pack of 45 grams [good for one mug].

Melanie Medrano, the brains behind CacaoMistry, who is a chemist, educator and entrepreneur says they will be launching other exciting products soon such as Lip and Nip balm as well as Lip and Cheek Tint. They will be made using natural plant ingredients and pure cacao from the Philippines.

For more information and product inquiries, you may send a DM to @tryinghardminimalist on Instagram or call 0917-629-7877.

Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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