8 oz nibs bag
I have made vanilla extract for a couple of years now, so I decided to expand my flavorings to include chocolate extract/flavor. I ordered cacao nibs from Fortunato to compare with some previously ordered from another supplier.
When I received my Fortunato nibs I immediately opened a pouch and the fragrance of deep dark chocolate filled my car, heavenly. I rushed home and mixed up a kosher vegetable glycerin and distilled water solution and added 8 oz. of nibs.
My original chocolate extract was started three days prior.
After 2 days the Fortunato extract was as dark as the other batch. At this point neither batch had a distinct chocolate taste.
After 10 days, the Fortunato extract is darker and more fragrant than the other batch. Plus the chocolate taste is beginning to come through.
I have read that it takes about 3 months for chocolate extract to fully develop. If the first 10 days is any indication, Fortunato will be my choice for future nib purchases.
I can hardly wait to try my chocolate extract in chocolate pies and brownies.