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February 7, 2005
hi there all!
has anyone here tried Ibarra? How do you feel about it?
I haven’t tried yet but I have heard that it makes good hot chocolate drink. Apparently it uses cocoa nibs instead of cocoa powder in its ingredients! I also like the look of it (a disc with bright yellow and red packaging).
Unfortunately I can’t get hold of this product! Can anyone suggest where to get it here in U.K? I did a quick internet search for mexican grocers but so far no luck…
August 1, 2006
Although I’m currently in the Southwest, and I see the stuff everywhere, I have not given it a try. I do know, however, that when cacao is sold in this manner specifically for drinking (i.e. on the sideshops in Mexico) that it tends to be extremely sweet. So sweet, that I believe the ratio of sugar to cacao is 3:1. (This is the perfect example of Western resource commodification negatively affecting global eating patterns and overall health.) But I have looked at the nutrition labels for Ibarra, and the sugar content is quite high. Hardly the “traditional” Mexican hot chocolate from my standpoint.
April 29, 2004
i had some at home until recently and i liked it, but as monte says, it is quite sweet. i don’t recall anything about nibs though. the ingredients were sugar, cocoa and cinammon and the cocoa content is less than the sugar content. i made the mistake of eating a piece of the stuff and had a mouth full of sugar crystals, yuck!
i’d rather melt a bar of my favorite chocolate for a good cocoa. domori’s madagascar served me well.