Chocolate You Can Feel Good About for Valentines Day (and Everyday)

Chocolate is so, so good. And the sweet treat is a Valentine’s staple no one should be denied.

But what happens when the company who makes your chocolate fix is bad news? Nestle has been boycotted for years due to their aggressive formula marketing (and slave labor. and rainforest destruction.) Conventional brands contain gnarly artificial ingredients that would blow your mind.

Fortunately Raaka Chocolate allows for guilt-free treats that taste miles above a Hershey’s Kiss!

Since 2010, Raaka Chocolate has been committed to making the most delicious chocolate possible while building and maintaining healthy relationships with the global community. Sold online and across the United States through independent retailers, the small batch, organic chocolate company makes unroasted chocolate bars by hand out of a factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The soy free, gluten free, nut free and vegan chocolates are made with directly traded cocoa beans from sustainable farms that offer cocoa farmers above market price.


Raaka’s handcrafted, bean to bar truffles, are like nothing you have ever tasted. Made with Raaka’s signature virgin chocolate, they use unroasted cacao from Bolivia and the Dominican Republic to create four luxurious vegan truffles: Olive Oil, Coconut Milk, Sesame, and Butternut Squash.

Raaka’s Virgin Chocolate delivers rare flavors from the raw cocoa bean not available in other chocolates by crafting chocolate with a unique low temperature process. While nearly all chocolate is made from roasted cocoa beans, Raaka makes chocolate from unroasted cocoa beans which present a tremendous variety of flavors. Raaka Chocolate offers bold tasting notes like raspberry, clove and citrus. Their Bourbon Bar is made by aging cocoa nibs for a month in oak bourbon casks, and they stone grind whole rooibos tea leaves into chocolate to make their Vanilla Rooibos Bar.


All bars are wrapped in Loop’s paper is printed with soy inks on FSC-certified, 100% post consumer recycled, chlorine-free paper that was processed with sustainable wind-generated energy. Even their cocoa husk is upcycled, donated to Edible Schoolyard NYC, an after-school gardening program at P.S. 216 in Brooklyn where they use the husk as mulch and fertilizer!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received samples of these products for review as well as monetary compensation. Regardless, my opinions are honest. See my full disclosure here. 

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