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  • Trip to Belize, Tasting the Food of the Gods

    A couple of weeks ago we returned from an inspiring trip to Belize. In tropical paradise, Cotton Tree Lodge and Taza Chocolate combined forces to host an educational chocolate week highlighting local cacao production. There we met with farmers and Maya Mountain Cacao and learned what the "food of gods" tastes like.

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  • Raaka Box- Herbaceous April

    This month's edition of Raaka Box features herbs and fruits native to Southeast AsiaAs the season unfolds, we’ve decided to bring you floral and citrus flavors that remind us of the abundance of spring. Take a look at April's bars below and explore past month's Raaka box flavors here.
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  • Raaka Box- March into Spring

    March into spring with this month's edition of Raaka Box.  This month's box explores chocolate sweetened without cane sugar. Using familiar ingredients like honey and maple, and exotic ingredients like yacón, we show how different sugars can blend with cacao to create unique flavor profiles.  Take a look at March's bars below and explore past month's Raaka box flavors here.



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  • Raaka Box- The February Lineup

    February's edition of Raaka Box combines ingredients that we find comforting in the throes of winter: sesame, vanilla, toasted mate, and cocoa. This month's box also aims to demonstrate the range that ingredients like vanilla and a single origin of cocoa can have.  Take a look at February's lineup below and explore past month's Raaka box flavors here. Toasted Sesame with Tahitian Vanilla (Akesson's Organic Farm, Madagascar, 70%)  Savory sesame, sweet Tahitian vanilla, and slightly sour notes from Malagasy cacao swirl together for a chocolate bar that borders on taste bud over-stimulation. We absolutely love the flavor of Tahitian vanilla and the subtle...

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  • Raaka Chocolates paired with Samuel Adams’ Winter Collection

    Beer and chocolate: a match made in foodie heaven. Don’t believe us? You will, once you eat a piece of Raaka’s 71% Dark with Sea Salt chocolate and chase it with a Sam Adam’s White Christmas.

    Even the biggest doubters of these unusual combinations were pleasantly surprised by the complexity of flavors present during the tasting. Below we have provided all of our pairings and tasting notes so you can bring this experience home.

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