Well, I kinda know what nibs are (what they grind up and mix with sugar, or milk, or whatever to make what we commonly know as chocolate, right?). But I don't really get the concept of eating them.
So, I bought a chocolate bar (dark, of course) with nibs on it at Naked Chocolate Cafe here in Philly. I expected it to have an intense chocolate flavor, like how coffee beans have a strong coffee flavor. But I was surprised to find that they had very little distinctive flavor at all.
At first I thought they tasted like dark chocolate. Then I realized that the chocolate they were sitting on probably caused that flavor in my mouth. :) Then I melted the chocolate away from the nibs in while eating it, and then chewed up the nibs. When I did that, they had a familiar bitter flavor. It reminded me of maybe a bitter walnut or something along those lines. Is that what they're supposed to be like? How would you describe them?