From 71% to 100% chocolate to nibs, powder and maple-flavored chocolate, each bag is crafted from single-origin cacao (Uganda, Tanzania & Dominican Republic) to bring the enchanting flavors of craft chocolate also in your homemade pastries and desserts.
For the last 10 years, Raaka’s priority has been to craft single origin, unroasted dark chocolate bars with cacao beans that they purchase directly from farmer-owned cooperatives and grower-centered organizations, and pay transparent, stable premiums above Fair Trade and commodity prices. The focus on quality and transparency results in chocolate that’s more expensive than the average, and, given the larger quantities of chocolate that recipes often call for, there were major concerns about accessibility.
But to bake with chocolate is a luxury, something that isn’t always reflected in baking chocolates available today. Even the most simple chocolate chip cookies are special to make, share, and eat. The flour, butter, sugar, and chocolate it took to make that batch of cookies all came from somewhere. Somewhere, that sense of place, and the communities that make it possible, are worth tasting.
The range consists of three types of chocolate, a cacao powder (real powder – not alkalised!) and cacao nibs. All presented in classy stand up retail pouches.
Each bag is around 280gr, perfect to sit in your kitchen and unleash the inner pastry chef any time you want to.
THE ALL-STAR CHOCOLATE
Raaka’s maple sugar-sweetened, single-origin take on the classic bittersweet baking chocolate is fruity, bright, and rich, with just the right amount of complexity to give your baked goods that extra oomph.
Semuliki Forest Cacao, Uganda
NO ORDINARY CACAO
This is no ordinary cacao powder. It’s made from bright, fruity cacao grown by a network of farmers in Tanzania’s Kilombero Valley, then fermented, dried, and pressed by Kokoa Kamili. It’s creamy, a little citrusy, and deep.
Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania
THE ELEVATED CLASSIC
A deep, dark, and fruity baking chocolate made with cacao from Zorzal Cacao, a farm within a bird sanctuary in the Dominican Republic. Adds a long finish to your brownies, fudge, and cakes.
Zorzal Cacao, Dominican Republic