August was moving month here at Raaka, and our 2 First Nibs bars this month reflect the transition from late summer to early fall. This month, Nate crafts a delicious Raspberry Lemonade bar with crushed raspberries and lemon sugar in a last ditch effort to squeeze a bit more joy out of summer and introduces a bar with Maple Sugar & Nibs to signal our entry into fall.
It’s summer, so this month's limited edition bars are all about trying to capture nostalgic summer flavors in chocolate form. Campfires, grilling, ripe berries; what’s not to love about summertime? Read more about these delicious bars here!
It’s officially summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and everyone is looking for ways to stay cool and fresh while enjoying the sunshine. Since cacao has a melting point of around 95 F (36 C), and softens in the mid to upper 80’s, the summer heat presents some challenges to our daily nibbles. Why not compromise with the heat and enjoy the unique bliss of melting chocolate in the form of a S’more?
S’more’s are a uniquely American tradition, synonymous with summer campfires and weekend getaways. The S’more was discovered in 1927, when it first appeared in the publication of Tramping and Trailing with The Girl Scouts. The genius behind this idea, of melting rich chocolate with gooey marshmallows between the honeyed crusts of two graham crackers, remains unknown.
But we do know it sure tastes good with Raaka Chocolate. Read on for a recipe!
By her own estimations, Madame Jeanne-Louise Calment, the oldest person who ever lived, enjoyed 2.2lbs of chocolate a week. Depending on how strong the Madame preferred her cacao, she consumed the equivalent of two bars of Raaka chocolate per day.
This month's edition of Raaka Box features herbal and green teas from around the globe. To complement the return of the sun, we're bring you some fun and lively chocolates: Bolivian cacao paired with Genmaicha tea, and a hibiscus and blueberry blend. Take a look at May's bars below and explore past months' Raaka box flavors here.