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  • Jessika Noda Ofiyai

Brand Spotlight: Raaka

Updated: Mar 8

Most of us, at some point or another (read: every day), have tried chocolate. But if you’ve only sampled the kinds most commonly available—produced with roasted beans, packed with sugar and other fillers—then you’re missing out. It’s like drinking grape juice for decades and thinking it’s wine; when you finally do have that first sip of the real deal, the complexity of flavors is a revelation.

That’s where Raaka’s dark chocolates come in. Their sophisticated flavors start with impeccably (and traceably) sourced cacao beans that are fermented, not roasted. Next, they’re blended with innovative ingredients like coconut milk and pink sea salt before being packaged into gorgeously gift-worthy designs. The result: bars that will inspire a new perspective on chocolate in all its depth and glory, and help you win your corporate gifting goals.

Thoughtful holiday gifting with Raaka chocolate

Humans’ love affair with chocolate started over 4,000 years ago, in Mayan South America, spreading to Europe and other continents in the 16th century, when it quickly became a coveted food at royal courts and beyond. Today, chocolate is enjoyed by 7.7 billion people across the globe, together indulging in over 16 billion pounds of it each year.

This makes Raaka chocolate an easy choice when you need a thoughtful gift, whether you’re buying for an individual you know well, or trying to please a group of people for your corporate holiday or employee gifting program. Plus, Raaka’s bars are organic, vegan, kosher, non-GMO and soy- and gluten-free, making them suitable for a wide variety of dietary preferences and practices.

Innovative global flavors start local

“We make our chocolate in small batches, with transparently traded cacao beans and whole food ingredients, ensuring quality, deliciousness and traceability,” says Rachelle, the VP of Sales & Partnerships at Raaka. “Our chocolate is unroasted, highlighting the fruity, bright and bold flavor profile of the cacao.”

Just like fine wine, Raaka chocolates start with terroir—the unique flavors imparted by a particular set of growing conditions and practices, the delicate nuances born of local climate and soil.