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Bourbon Cask Aged 82% - Dark Chocolate


The tuxedoed sophisticate in the family. Raaka age single origin Tanzanian cacao in bourbon casks for two months, creating a deeply nuanced bar with a cocktail-like vibe: oaky and smooth, with a hint of cherry cordial on the finish.

Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania

Cacao content: 82%

  • Vegan 
  • Direct & transparent Trade
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO project verified Organic
  • Soy-free
  • Unroasted (RAW)
  • 51g

Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic maple sugar, organic cacao butter.


In a former warehouse in Brooklyn, New York two young guys make progressive chocolate. In the past few years, the number of bean-to-bar makers has risen fast. In 2010 Ryan Cheney and Nate Hodge were daring enough to start their own chocolate brand and next to this they had the courage to put traditional recipes to the test. Today they make price winning chocolates.

Cheney took a year off to learn how to make chocolate. Together with Hodge, he found a method to turn unroasted (virgin) cocoa into their own Raaka bars. Raaka never stops pioneering. They will mature cocoa in old Whiskey barrels or combine chocolate with the flavor of Chinese Chai: the boundaries of traditional flavors get tested.

At Raaka, they also believe that their process should value the community of growers, producers, and makers whose livelihoods depend on cacao and chocolate. It takes an entire village of individuals, literally stretching across cultures and continents, to make every delicious bar.

What makes Raaka so different and unique from any other chocolate makers is their model of Transparant Trade. This means they:

  • Purchase directly from cooperatives and grower organizations that focus on quality, sustainability, field support, market access, and premium prices for farmers.
  • Purchase cacao at stable, premium prices that are higher than the commodity market and Fair Trade prices and protected from market fluctuations
  • Offer transparent pricing, they publish each transaction on their website for verification and accountability

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