Some time ago, Shake bought me a selection of wonderful Mānoa Chocolate bars. I took some photos of them and we ended up using one of them in the book I worked on last summer, From Kau Kau to Cuisine. The lovely people at Mānoa Chocolate very kindly sent over a box of bars, including my very, very favorite, their “Breakfast Bar.”

Mānoa Chocolate‘s “Breakfast Bar,” coated with cacao nibs and roasted Kona espresso bean bits. © 2014 Sugar + Shake

Here’s the description of the bar from the company’s website:

The “Breakfast Bar” is  a texture experience, made with a LIBERAL layer of roasted cacao nibs and locally roasted Kona espresso beans; this bar has a lovely chocolaty/nutty crunch followed by a little espresso kick. The bar then finishes off with a smooth 60% dark milk chocolate. This bar is definitely an employee favorite and will soon be yours too.

I’ll say. I could eat this chocolate bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love the nutty crunchy bits—they add a great toothsome texture.