WOW! No other way to describe it. About a year ago I saw this following video online of the Health Ranger picking a cacao pod out of the tree in Ecuador. I was curious.
I thought that Mike (the ranger) was overreacting. Come on man. It’s just a fruit, is it really that good? When I tasted the actual Raw Cacao Bean or better said the Cacao Seed straight out of the pod my reaction was quit the same.
It really taste like a combination you never had before. The taste is BANANAS! Really you can taste a little bit of banana, chocolate and some other great stuff in the mixture.
Like strawberries that can be sour. When you mix them with some sugar they suddenly become from a different dimension. The cacao bean is like that, different tastes that complement each otter. The beans are a little bitter but the pulp is sweet and that makes of an excellent combination.
Possibly it can be quit difficult to find a cacao pod in your neighborhood but I can say that it is definitely worth the trouble. It is the best fruit I have ever tasted! I got the cacao pod when I was in Indonesia. I got it straight out of the tree.
If you want to see the pod up close in detail than I recommend watching this video from Jason at ExoticChocolateTV.
What is your experience?
Have you ever tasted it? What does it taste like to you?