• First Nibs: Chocolate Subscription

  • At Raaka, chocolate is a living art.  

    First Nibs is a monthly tasting menu that offers unique, seasonal and exclusive chocolate bars to our subscribers. We source rare cacao varieties from around the world, conche them at low temperatures to preserve untamed flavor and infuse them with bold ingredients like saffron, lapsang souchong tea and more.

    Each month, we'll send two limited edition bars and one Raaka classic along with notes on craftsmanship and sourcing from our barsmith Nate Hodge.

    A First Nibs monthly membership is an unforgettable gift for any chocolate lover. We’ll help you make them feel special by including a handwritten gift note in the first box, which will arrive in a handsome muslin gift bag. Just look for the prompt as you place your order.

    August's bars:

    • Maple Sugar & Nibs (75%; CIAAB, Bolivia)
    • Raspberry Lemonade (65%; CIAAB, Bolivia & La Red Guaconejo, DR)
    • 75% Madagascar (Akesson's Organic Farm, Madagascar)

  • $23.95 / month

  • ← Previous Product Next Product →
  • First Nibs: Chocolate Subscription
  • First Nibs: Chocolate Subscription
  • First Nibs: Chocolate Subscription

Share this product


About August's bars

Maple Sugar & Nibs: Bolivian cacao is sweetened with maple sugar and topped with roasted (yes, roasted!) cacao nibs from the DR. The combination of unroasted chocolate and roasted cacao nibs creates an insanely delicious bar that tastes remarkably like a rich pecan fudge brownie.

Raspberry Lemonade: For this bar, Bolivian and Dominican cacao is blended and infused with bright, citrusy crushed red raspberries. The bar is topped with zesty lemon sugar to compliment the tart notes in the raspberry. This bar is as refreshing as a glass of raspberry lemonade on a late summer day!


The Fine Print


You can either sign up to have First Nibs delivered monthly on an ongoing basis, or purchase a three-, six- or twelve-month subscription. Limited subscriptions are paid in full in advance; monthly subscriptions are billed on the 15th of each month after you sign up.

First Nibs ships on the 15th each month. If you sign up in the first half of the month, we'll ship your bars on the 15th of that month.  If you sign up in the second half of the month, we'll send you that month's First Nibs immediately.For each month thereafter we'll charge your card on the 15th when we ship.(Shipping is included in the price.)

If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, your first nibs subsription will ship on Monday. In the summer months, to avoid melt, if the 15th falls on a Friday your subscription will also ship out on Monday. You can cancel any time if you're dissatisfied, or if our chocolate is too exciting. There's no obligation or hidden fees.


Past Bars


July

  • Dos Dominicanos (64% La Red shell with 100% Hacienda Elvesia center)
  • Papua New Guinea with Sweet Corn (70% cacao)

June

  • Mangosteen & Pomegranate Seeds (74%; OKO-Caribe, Dominican Republic)
  • Central American Cacao Blend (75%; FundaLachua, Guatemala & Maya Mountain Cacao, Belize)

May

  • Hibiscus Blueberry (67%; Hacienda Elvesia, Dominican Republic)
  • Genmaicha Crunch (64%; CIAAB co-op, Bolivia) 

April

  • Lemongrass & Bird's Eye Chili (69% cacao; La Red, Dominican Republic)
  • Holy Basil (80% cacao; Grupo Salinas Co-Op, Ecuador) 

March

  • Rosemary Honey (72% cacao; La Red, Dominican Republic)
  • Yacón (79% cacao; Maya Mountain Cacao, Belize) 

February

  • Madagascar Vanilla with Toasted Mate (66% cacao; Akesson's Organic Farm, Madagascar)
  • Tahitian Vanilla with Toasted Sesame Seeds (70% cacao; Akesson's Organic Farm, Madagascar)

January

  • Camino Verde, Ecuador (80% cacao, single origin)
  • Lapsang Souchong Chai (65% cacao; single origin; CIAAB co-op, Bolivia)

December '13

  • Saffron and Cranberry, (67% cacao; Belize)
  • Peru National with Hawaiian Red Volcanic Salt (70% cacao)

Customer Reviews

"First Nibs: Chocolate Subscription" has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 4 reviews.