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Im test driving a recipe this weekend for a dinner party, and one of the ingredients is cacao nibs. Can anyone tell me where i can find them, preferrably in the downtown core. thanks

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  1. Try Soma in the Distillery District- they buy nibs for their own chocolate making purposes. Also- JS Bon Bons might be able to point you in the right direction- she has two shops- one on Queen West and the other on Dupont and Bathurst.

    1. You can order them online at Scharffenberger but I don't know if they will arrive on time.

      http://www.scharffenberger.com/produc...

      1. Someone sells them at the Dufferin Grove Farmer's Market on Thursdays (best price I've seen). I've also bought them at an organic store on Queen St. Organic Boutique? around Queen and Ossington.

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        1. re: h2o

          i can't remember the guy's name, but at dufferin grove you might also be getting them solar roasted which i think is pretty cool.

          i've seen them at the big carrot on the danforth but can't remember a price, sorry.

          1. re: pinstripeprincess

            I got them last night at Big Carrot for $13.79 for 227 grams. I was going to put them in ice cream but lacking any sweetness factor I don't know if that will work. Any other ideas?

        2. It sounds like an interesting recipe...mind sharing?

          Jenna

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          1. re: j2brady

            Forgive the interruption, please. Just a note that recipes should be posted on the Home Cooking board. Our home cooks will all be interested, and many will be unlikely to see it here. You can always refer to this topic, or link to it. Thanks for helping us keep things organized for the benefit of all.

          2. Its actually a recipe I got from the home cooking board, burnt orange caramel icecream...here is the link

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            1. The Big Carrot, on the Danforth, has cacao nibs - the store is a bit of a mess at the moment, due to renovations, but the staff will help if you ask. The recipe is very interesting...

              1. what exactly is a cocao nib

                and can you much on them?

                a coworker is a chocolate nut and i'd buy some

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                1. re: ssainani

                  Cacao nibs are an intermediate product in the making of chocolate: they are the interior of the cocoa bean after it has been roasted. By themselves nibs are not at all sweet and have a bitter/alkaline edge to them. Chocolate makers grind the nibs into the well known "cocoa mass" or "chocolate liquor," which then is subjected to pure magic and becomes delicious chocolate.

                2. I know this may not be the place to post this, but whenever I make chocolate chip cookies, I also add cocao nibs to add a bit of crunch (sometimes I add macadamia or hazelnuts as well as the nibs).

                  I find that the nibs not only give it a crunch, but a little bit of bite similar to when I eat really dark chocolate.