Raaka 1st Nibs Subscription May 2018 Chocolate Bar Reviews

Raaka Virgin Chocolate is a craft chocolate maker located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York.  Each month their 1st Nibs Subscription features seasonal and creative micro-batch chocolate bars.  

The May 2018 selection involved brunch themed bars including French Toast and Turmeric Latte bars. 

Raaka 1st Nibs Subscription May 2018 Bars

French Toast Bar:

The French Toast Bar was made from Zorzal Cacao, Dominican Republic, 65% with maple syrup, puffed quinoa and chia seeds dusted with cinnamon brown sugar.

Color: Medium brown in color with cinnamon brown sugar visibly sprinkled on the back of the bar. 

Raaka FrenchToast Bar

Nose: Cinnamon, cocoa, toast, fudge and a touch of salt.

Texture: Crunchy texture which then changes to a lightness in mouth feel. 

Taste: Buttery, maple, cocoa, dark fruit and grape.

Finish: Short finish with chia seeds taste at the end. 

Turmeric Latte: 

The Turmeric Latte bar was made from CAC Pangoa, Peru, 60% with the cacao from the Junin valley in Peru ground with shredded coconut, sweetened with coconut sugar and includes turmeric, ginger, nutmeg and black pepper. 

Color: Medium brown.

Nose: Turmeric, coconut, cream and golden berry.

Texture: Light snap, soft and creamy mouth feel.

Raaka Turmeric Latte Bar

Taste: Turmeric, coconut, ginger, golden berry and bee pollen.

Finish:  Medium length finish with black pepper and gingerbread notes.

What’s your favorite Raaka bar?

Raaka:

https://www.raakachocolate.com/

https://www.instagram.com/raakachocolate/

Victoria Cooksey:

https://www.instagram.com/victoria.cooksey/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-lp-lF_wB2oX_592jK9UQ

https://www.chocolateconnoisseurmag.com/

2 Replies to “Raaka 1st Nibs Subscription May 2018 Chocolate Bar Reviews”

  1. Hi Victoria, You inspired me to look into subscription boxes, once we get past Summer. I was born in Brooklyn and really need to go there and visit 3-4 makers there, plus a bakery I just saw on IG last night. I’ve only had one Raaka bar and I really liked it, I believe it was the Ghost Pepper. Thanks for all you do to educate and inspire in the chocolate world. Jeff

    1. Raaka is lovely! If you like banana go for their Banana Foster bar sometime. 🙂 The 3 subscriptions I have are Raaka, Map and Dormouse.

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