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Where to buy cacao nibs?

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rachaeln Apr 6, 2008 10:18 AM

Does anyone know where I can get some roasted cocao nibs? Are they easy to find? I want to try baking with them but have never even looked on the grocery shelves. I am in the Mid-City area, and am happy to go anywhere on the Westside or to Silverlake, Echo Park or Pasadena. (Just not the Valley or South Bay really) I found them easily enough online but want them for Tuesday...

Thanks in advance!

  1. Professor Salt Apr 6, 2008 10:27 AM

    It's been a while, but I bought the Scharffenberger nibs at Sufas. See if they still carry it.

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      bad nono Apr 6, 2008 10:44 AM

      I think I've seen some either at Whole Foods on 3rd & Fairfax or at Sur La Table at the Grove, somewhat recently. I can't recall exactly which store, so you'd better give them a call to make sure.
      Otherwise, I also second Surfas.

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      1. re: bad nono
        Emme Apr 6, 2008 11:28 AM

        Definitely Whole Foods and Gelson's.

      2. r
        rachaeln Apr 6, 2008 10:52 AM

        Excellent, thank you both so much!

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          twodognite Aug 9, 2009 08:57 PM

          You can find them in any health food store but the BEST place to get them is Amazon.com. They are organic and the cheapest available in So. Cal. You can get 2 1 lb bags for about $25. They're about $14-$16 a lb or more in Whole Foods. I always get mine from Amazon.

          1. westsidegal Aug 9, 2009 09:08 PM

            i saw nibs at surfas within the last month or so.
            can't remember the brand or whether or not tey were roasted.

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              Bjartmarr Aug 9, 2009 09:52 PM

              I believe they still have them in the bulk section at Co-Opportunity (16th & Broadway in Santa Monica).

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              1. re: Bjartmarr
                mollyomormon Aug 10, 2009 12:26 PM

                They definitely do. I purchased them there recently.

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