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

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