First Nibs (Tea Month): Hojicha & Bitter Orange (69% dark)

Super limited, experimental small batch dark chocolate – while stocks last!

Hojicha, a roasted green tea, adds a smooth, mellow, and nutty taste to Ugandan dark chocolate, while bitter orange provides a perfectly brighty & citrusy compliment.

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Experimental chocolate from Raaka, the innovative craft chocolate makers from Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cacao butter, organic hojicha green tea, organic orange oil.


RAAKA, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Raaka is devoted to making uncommonly delicious chocolate that captures the brighter, bolder, and fruitier side of cacao. That’s why they make every bar from scratch, with unroasted cacao beans, sourced from trusted and admired growers. The unique flavor of Raaka’s unroasted chocolate is part place, part process. Each bar is crafted in celebration of each cacao origin’s unique character.

About Raaka

  • Raaka Chocolate is one of the most famous and successful craft bean-to-bar chocolate companies on the market, distributed all over the world from the US to Japan.
  • Based in New York, Raaka Chocolate was founded in 2010 by Ryan Cheney and Nate Hodge in an apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Like the most typical start-up story, the business grew exponentially after consumers recognized the high quality of their creations.
  • The company crafts unroasted chocolate, which means that they skip the roasting process, a standard step in the chocolate making process, to maintain the bold, bright and fruitier flavor of the cacao beans.
  • Raaka means “raw” in Finnish.
  • Raaka Chocolate uses fine cacao from the Dominican Republic, Tanzania and Peru.
  • Considered the innovators in the craft chocolate industry, the team at Raaka Chocolate always experiments with unexpected flavors and brave combinations to bring new emotions to the market. Every bar is 100% vegan.
  • Many are the Raaka Chocolate inclusion bars appreciated by chocoholics: from the oldest 71% Pink & Sea Salt to the latest 66% Green Tea Crunch, fine cacao from all over the world is paired with selected flavors for perfectly balanced combinations.
  • Thanks to their monthly subscription called First Nibs, passionate fans of the brand get to taste Raaka’s limited batches of the delicious bars like the Waffle Scone, the Fig Tahini, the Black Forest Cake and the Pumpkin Granola Butter Swirl.
  • All Raaka chocolate is Organic, NON-GMO certified, gluten-, soy-, and dairy free, Vegan and 'Transparent Trade'.

The Raaka range

Differentiating themselves from the competition, Raaka Chocolate has only one dark chocolate bar in its assortment, the 100% cacao bar. Its winning card is inclusions: ginger, oat milk, tahini, bourbon, maple, banana, and an endless list of unexpected ingredients are combined with fine cacao, spices and org anic sugar to create vegan chocolate bars that know no competition.

Grab these while you can, these seasonal bars are only available while stocks last.

Raaka First Nibs: Better than the golden ticket! Super limited, experimental small batch dark chocolate.

Raaka, the innovative Brooklyn based craft chocolate maker, processing unroasted cacao, has its own subscription programme – First Nibs – which has encouraged the chocolate maker to get very creative, producing 24 unique chocolate bar flavours per annum.

This First Nibs programme is groundbraking. US based consumers (only) can subscribe and receive 2 new exclusive experimental micro-batch chocolate bars each month. Based on the subscribers feedback, each quarter a Best of First Nibs bar is chosen which is offered as a limited bar to all customers. And each year the best out of those deserves a spot in Raaka's fixed range. In effect, the Raaka range evolves over time comprising only of the most appreciated chocolate bars.

This limited Botanical Collection, made in collaboration with the landmark New York Botanical Garden, brings you three single origin dark chocolate bars with flower power: the fruity and lush Hibiscus Cinnamon, the deliciously delicate Jasmine Mint, and our ambrosial floral classic, Rose Cardamom.

Every bar of chocolate starts with a flowering fruit tree that, if properly pollinated, grows into a heavy fruit pod that resembles a dinosaur egg. The seeds of that fruit, called Theobroma cacao, are what we use to make chocolate. It’s an extraordinary cycle that continues to inspire wonder in even the most seasoned of cacao growers and chocolate makers. These three bars are an ode to all the flowering plants that share their beauty, wonder, and nourishment with us.

Each bar is wrapped in botanical artwork from NYBG’s historical archives. A percentage of proceeds goes back to NYBG’s work in plant science and conservation, horticulture, and education.

Bite size delicious Raaka chocolate. Available in boxes of 100 pcs. Ideal for countertop distress purchases.

This pinewood display perfectly matches the brand image of Raaka. Fits 4 x 12 Raaka bars. With Raaka logo.

Curious if Raaka would be suitable for your store? Order the sample kit for a perfect introduction to the brand! The kit includes several items of different categories.

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  • We have no minimum order for EU customers.
  • Minimum order for non-EU customers is €500,-
  • Ordering goes by case quantity. If there's less stock than the case quantity the system won't allow you to add it to the cart. We can add this for you to your order manually. Just leave a note in the comments or contact us otherwise.
  • You can order via the normal product or brand pages in the webshop or via the Quick Order Form.
  • In My Quick Order you will find items you have previously ordered - even more convenient for repeat purchases!
  • Both the Recommended Retail Price (excl. VAT) as well the wholesale price (excl. VAT) is indicated for each product.


We ship by DHL or PostNL. These usually deliver within 24 hours (within Holland and Belgium). For other countries the lead-time is about 2-3 days. After your order is processed and ready to ship you will receive a notification by email, detailing the scheduled delivery date and a Track & Trace code.

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Minimum order-----€500,-

We can arrange transportation for orders to customers outside the EU and will provide an estimate of the shipping cost. Alternatively, you can arrange shipping & collection yourself.

In case you wish to book your own transport, you can indicate this at checkout. In which case we do not charge shipping- or order costs.


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For new international customers we ask for payment in advance, before the dispatch of the goods. After 3 succesful orders we can switch to payment by invoice (settlement terms 21 days d.o.i.).

Product types and lead time

We have two types of products in our range; stock products and Zotter back-order products (e.g. hand-scooped).

Stock productsZotter backorder products (e.g. Hand-Scooped, Squaring the Circle)
Brands / productsCacaosuyo, Chocolate Tree, Dick Taylor, Fjåk, Fruition, Krak, Menakao, Qantu, Standout, Taza, To'ak and Zotter.All Zotter hand-scooped bars, all squaring the circle and all product from the Zotter range that are not available online but only via the price & ordersheet.
ProcedureThese we supply from stockThese we do not stock and supply on customer order only.
Lead-time1-3 working days1 week

On the Product page ('product data' tab) as well as on the Quick Order Form the type of product and the respective lead-time is indicated.

Combining stock products and Zotter back-order products in one order

It is possible to combine stock products and Zotter back-order products in one order. We will contact you to check if you want the order to be shipped in two parts or wait untill it's complete and then ship in whole.

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Most ethical, most delicious

Perhaps it is because we have not been working in the chocolate business for so long (since 2014) that we work so passionately, accurately and in a personal way. In our team everyone brings his or her own expertise to the table. Organizing chocolate events, selling chocolate, writing articles, organizing tastings or master classes, judging at chocolate awards and much, much more. Our broad work and expertise leads to us always being on top of the latest trends. That is why we also know what your customers need, and how you can have a competitive advantage with the specialty chocolate that not many others sell.

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