Though the first three bars of Malie Kai were plain chocolates, they also provide the chocolate addicts of Hawaii with some bars with additions. One of those bars is the Milk Chocolate with Nibs.
As with the plain milk chocolate bar, caramel and nutty aromas are evident; however, the nibs are not visually apparent and I assumed that they were quite finely ground, which is my personal preference for nib bars.
Those nibs are a bit crunchy, well-chopped, and evenly but sparsely distributed, which prevents them from overwhelming the entire bar. Add that they are mild and not remotely bitter, and the inherent dairy flavor and banana flavors of the milk chocolate are allowed to emerge and play nicely against the nib flavor. The crunch nibs are further complimented by the creamy texture, and the bar is overall balanced and delightful. It is perhaps one of my favorite nib bars, as the sweet milk chocolate is a nice contrast to the nibs.
Do you prefer nibs with milk or dark chocolate?