• First Nibs: Monthly Chocolate Tasting Club

  • 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.

    July's bars:

    • Dos Dominicanos (64% La Red shell with 100% Hacienda Elvesia center)
    • Papua New Guinea with Sweet Corn (70% cacao)
    • Vanilla Rooibos (CIAAB, Bolivia & La Red Guaconejo, DR)
  • $23.95 / month

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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.) 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


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)

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