What is virgin chocolate?

Being neither raw nor roasted, Raaka is different kind of chocolate. Our process is gentle; our flavors are vibrant. This is virgin chocolate.

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First Nibs- August

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.

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First Nibs - July!

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!

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Celebrate summer with Raaka S'mores!

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!

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Jeanne Calment: 122 Years of Chocolate.

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. 

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