Theobroma cacao literally means "Food of the Gods". Chocolate has 400 distinct flavour compounds – that's 200% more than any other food !! The exotic flavoured ‘criollo' variety represents only 1% of world production and is usually the highest priced in international commodity markets. Cacao beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree and source of all chocolate and cocoa products. Our raw Nibs are from the best tasting premium criollo variety and are simply the shelled and crushed chocolate beans. The Mexican Mayan kings drank up to 30 pure chocolate drinks a day to maintain their vigour and valued the bean so highly that it was used as money.