Tours and Classes
Come visit our brand-new factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn! We offer 45 minute tasting tours, two-hour chocolate making classes where you can make your own bar using ingredients from our innovation lab, and school trips for students. All visitors can share the love with your friends and family by taking advantage of our factory discount on our entire chocolate bar collection.
Discover unroasted chocolate made in Brooklyn. Raaka Chocolate offers a 45 minute tour in our brand new factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Get introduced to bean-to-bar chocolate and learn how we make our unique chocolate bars!
It all begins with the cacao tree. Learn what happens before the cacao even reaches our factory and why it’s so important. You’ll get to taste raw cacao from different regions and compare how the flavors vary across the world. From there, see what makes raw cacao transform to the silky smooth texture of our bars. End the tour by savoring all of our signature craft bars, now knowing what makes our flavors so bold.
Dates: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 5pm, Saturdays at 10am (beginning September 25th, 2014)
Our two hour chocolatemaking class will teach you how we make bars from beans.
Begin with a tour of our brand new chocolate factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Taste raw cacao from different regions and compare how the flavors vary across the world. Learn how we turn those raw beans into bars. You’ll get to load our stone grinders with raw ingredients and then pour your own bars into molds. Be creative with your choice of ingredients from the Raaka Innovation Lab. At the end of the class, you'll have your very own bespoke, hand-crafted bar, and the knowledge of how to make more!
Dates: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, 12pm and 3pm (beginning September 27th, 2014)
Teach your students about the magic of chocolate! [Grades 6-12]
Raaka Chocolate is now offering private tours for school classes in our brand new factory. Introduce your students to chocolate-making. They'll taste chocolate at every stage and learn that it takes more than just delicious bars to run a successful chocolate company.
Our team will work with you to build a curriculum specific to your students' needs. Choose the frame through we teach the magic of chocolate. Whether it’s the history of cacao dating back to the ancient Mayans, the science of cocoa composition, the business of running a factory that supports sustainable practices, the economics of raw cacao and what it means to be fair trade, the agriculture and agroforestry that produces our cacao, or the health behind minimally-processed, handmade foods.
Your students will learn what happens before the cacao even reaches our factory and why it’s such an important commodity. Taste cacao nibs from different regions and compare how the flavors vary across the world. See our production team in action and how raw cacao is transformed into chocolate. Taste the chocolate liquor straight from our stone grinders. End the tour tasting the chocolate in its final form.
We want everyone to understand the value in knowing where our food comes from, the processes it undergoes to reach our tables, and the people that make it all happen!
Students: $10 each
Required adult chaperones (one for every ten students): $15 each
One teacher per reservation receives complimentary admission.
Any additional adults: $20 each
Groups of 15 or fewer: $150 flat fee
Dates: Every Friday 11am or 3pm (beginning October 3rd, 2014)