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Jeanne Calment: 122 Years of Chocolate.

  • By William Mullan

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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Eating Chocolate for Healthy Brains and Happy Hearts

  • By Ryan Mellinger

Cacao is a superfood; although people love its seeds dried, fermented, stone ground and transformed into traditional chocolate treats, don't confuse it for candy. In fact, in the past ten years of extensive research into cacao, scientists have uncovered health benefits previously unknown.

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Raaka Box- Ahoy May-Tea!

  • By Orissa Agnihotri

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.

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Trip to Belize, Tasting the Food of the Gods

  • By Ryan Mellinger

A couple of weeks ago we returned from an inspiring trip to Belize. In tropical paradise, Cotton Tree Lodge and Taza Chocolate combined forces to host an educational chocolate week highlighting local cacao production. There we met with farmers and Maya Mountain Cacao and learned what the "food of gods" tastes like.

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