Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Crio Bru

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #76
    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
    I tried taking a few Tbsp of regular raw cacao nibs and blended it to achieve a very course powder. I added some hot water to it...blegh! It tastes really nasty, like dirt! All of the delicate cacao flavor from the nib, including all the undertones, GONE. I'm going to stick to coffee...
    The Crio Bru, and such cacao beverage nibs meant for drinks, are roasted in a special process.
    I have read that they are too oily to roast exactly like coffee beans, or in the home (oven/stovetop), because they become burnt or even catch fire? easily.

    Raw cacao nibs are great for other things... but are not for making the drink.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

    Comment


    • #77
      Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
      The Crio Bru, and such cacao beverage nibs meant for drinks, are roasted in a special process.
      I have read that they are too oily to roast exactly like coffee beans, or in the home (oven/stovetop), because they become burnt or even catch fire? easily.

      Raw cacao nibs are great for other things... but are not for making the drink.
      That's too bad. Can I achieve the same results as Criu Bru with cocoa powder?
      My chocolatey Primal journey

      Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

      Comment


      • #78
        Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
        That's too bad. Can I achieve the same results as Criu Bru with cocoa powder?
        No... not really.
        It's not the same as the whole bean either.

        Cocoa powder is made by separating the cocoa fat and solids. The process changes the flavor characteristics.

        Roasted nibs really are a different product.
        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
        And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

        Comment


        • #79
          Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
          No... not really.
          It's not the same as the whole bean either.

          Cocoa powder is made by separating the cocoa fat and solids. The process changes the flavor characteristics.

          Roasted nibs really are a different product.
          So....can I roast nibs in a popcorn popper, similar to the coffee bean thread that came up a month or two ago?
          My chocolatey Primal journey

          Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

          Comment


          • #80
            Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
            So....can I roast nibs in a popcorn popper, similar to the coffee bean thread that came up a month or two ago?
            I don't know why you couldn't TRY.

            As I wrote above, I read that they are so soft and oily that they burn and even possibly catch fire very easily when roasting... so it's a slightly different process from coffee beans.
            I'm not sure how they do it. *shrug*
            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

            Comment


            • #81
              Mmm okay. thanks for your input!
              My chocolatey Primal journey

              Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

              Comment


              • #82
                I googled!
                And found things about roasting nibs...
                How to Roast Cocoa Nibs | eHow.com
                Roasting cocoa nibs??? - Home Brew Forums
                http://www.chocolatealchemy.com/200508-index.php

                It seems "low and slow" is the name of the game here... though some sites start higher and then progressively lower the temp.
                Last edited by cori93437; 09-26-2012, 01:33 PM.
                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

                Comment


                • #83
                  There's a 24% off sale for 48 hours... code is 24for48
                  SW: 243
                  CW: 177
                  Goal: Health

                  Comment


                  • #84
                    Originally posted by KerryK View Post
                    There's a 24% off sale for 48 hours... code is 24for48
                    Where??
                    __________________________
                    age 56, type 2 diabetes, swimmer
                    low carb since 2006 thanks to Jenny, primal since Jan. 2012

                    Comment


                    • #85
                      Crio Brü and Crio Beans are Rich in Antioxidants, Minerals and Natural Energy - Healthy Chocolate for Healthy Living

                      Just ordered, yay!

                      Thanks KerryK!
                      _______________________________________

                      Adopted the Primal lifestyle on: August 9 2012.
                      My sporadic journal entries are here.

                      Results to date: I've lost (gained?) one belt hole!

                      Comment


                      • #86
                        I ordered this after seeing this thread. The hubby and I just tried our first cups (brewed plain, nothing added). I'm on the fence about it, the hubby seems ok with it. The flavor is ok, very chocolatey, seems very rich. I don't really care for the little oil blobs that float to the top and sort of coat my lips as I sip it.

                        I'm thinking maybe we'll save the rest of the bag for xmas when we're craving hot chocolate and mix it with some freshly made cashew milk. But I think for an everyday thing, I'll stick to green tea or coffee.

                        Yeah, I guess I don't think it's really worth what it costs. Doubt we will purchase it again, unless the hubby decides he must have it.

                        Comment


                        • #87
                          I've never had an oily batch of crio... How did you prepare yours?
                          --Trish (Bork)
                          TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                          http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                          FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

                          Comment


                          • #88
                            just brewed it in our french press. There's even a blurb on the crio bru website under the FAQs about the blobs of oil in it. I know that cocoa beans are naturally fatty, and they claim that not much fat actually makes it into your drink. But it was enough to make me go look it up on their site. I don't like the look of the oil blobs, or the feel of the oily liquid when drinking it.

                            Comment


                            • #89
                              We decided to buy a bag of chocolate beans. So I threw a handful into the coffee grinder/maker and let it go. It clogged the filter a bit, but tasted great! Since the beans cost so much, I'm just keeping a few in the freezer and adding 5-7 beans to my normal coffee. Not sure if I can afford to buy them ever again, but now I can die knowing I've had them. Real, whole cocao beans. They're good plain, like nuts, too.
                              Crohn's, doing SCD

                              Comment


                              • #90
                                Originally posted by palebluedots View Post
                                I ordered this after seeing this thread. The hubby and I just tried our first cups (brewed plain, nothing added). I'm on the fence about it, the hubby seems ok with it. The flavor is ok, very chocolatey, seems very rich. I don't really care for the little oil blobs that float to the top and sort of coat my lips as I sip it.
                                Which flavour did you get? (I'm still umming and ahhing about which to choose...)

                                Oil blobs would not bother me.
                                I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                                Oscar Wilde

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X