Raaka - Raw Chocolate - Ginger SnapRaaka
THE CHOCOLATE IS THE COOKIE
Single-origin bean-to-bar chocolate made from bean to bar in Brooklyn, New York. A seasonal icon, reimagined. Ginger-steamed Tanzanian cacao mixed with winter spice-infused cocoa butter, and decorated with sparkling brown sugar. The perfect companion for holiday spirits.
Raaka is devoted to making the most uncommonly delicious chocolate the world has ever known; they approach it as a food – not a candy. At our Brooklyn factory, they make everything from scratch with ethically sourced, single-origin, certified organic, unroasted cacao, crafting unique recipes that bring out the best of the bean. They work directly with growers to source high-quality cacao and pay beyond fair trade prices for it.
All of Raaka's chocolate is certified kosher, non-GMO, organic, vegan, and gluten-free, and is made in small batches from bean-to-bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This bar delivered the same day around Singapore and express delivered internationally.
Raaka's Ginger Snap dark chocolate is a healthy and delicious luxury. It’s a wonderful gift on its own or as part of a larger gift. Need a holiday gift? Chocolate is the answer. Our chocolate makes a great gift for the holidays: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, chocolate lovers, girlfriends, boyfriends, and spouses alike. Hello Chocolate is the biggest online store of the world's premium dark chocolate, and it’s sure to please lovers of artisan, fine goods.
ORIGIN: Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania
Organic cacao beans, organic maple sugar, organic cane sugar, organic cacao butter, organic light brown sugar, organic ginger, organic cinnamon, organic allspice, organic nutmeg
Weight: 55 g
The word "raaka "is Finnish and it means "raw". Despite the name, the company doesn't have any Finnish origins or connections, but the cadence of the word and its meaning capture the essence of chocolate and the process of it's making. When Raaka's people make chocolate they're after something that feels the way Raaka sounds: strong, wild, playful, and most of all, different.
I had high hopes, with the excellent Mast chocolate, also from Brooklyn, as the yardstick. Raaka certainly carries all the socially approved marketing credentials: bean to bar, transparent trading etc. But these hardly matter
when the few varieties I sampled —pink sea salt; bananas foster;
coconut milk — were so tasteless they were near interchangeable even if ginger snap was the most distinct of the lot.