After reading more, I asked the girls, "Did you know that Cacao beans were also used in religious ceremonies? Did you know that Theobroma means Food of the Gods?"... "Did you know that Cacao also contains the same molecules our brain makes when we are happy or in love?..Did you know that Organic Cacao nibs are bursting with brain boosting and mood lifting nutrients?"... Kids were in AWE!
Sofi - "Mom - can we use this to make our own chocolate milk - will it make me smarter?"
Ava - "Mom - if I put this in my cookies - will I fall in love?"
Sofi - "Mom - can I have some nibs for lunch tomorrow? Just want to tell my friends I am eating food of the goods"
Ava - "Mom, if I put the nibs in my wallet - can I use the nibs as my money?"
"Mom, Mom, Mom..."
I love what little minds come up with! The most important thing for me is that my girls will always remember that day, tasting something new and unusual, what it meant and where it came from....
Girls and I agreed to make truffles from scratch over the weekend, but since we all kept snacking on the nibs for a few days - the left over nibs were only enough to make half a truffle - so homemade truffles are yet to come ;-)