Raaka Rose Cardamom 70% BIO


To make this bar, Raaka gently steams Tanzanian cacao over rose petals and cardamom, conjuring a luscious and dreamy floral bar. Celestial, ambrosial, transcendental.

Scent is an inextricable part of flavor. The strong, lavish characters of both rose and cardamom are experienced through their beautiful aromas. If we couldn’t smell them we wouldn’t be able to fully taste them. To complicate matters, the sense of smell differs widely from person to person. One person’s “too strong” is another person’s “too subtle.” To balance this Raaka eschew the typical extracts most chocolate companies use in favor of the real deal: dried red rose petals and whole cardamom pods. Tanzanian cacao is gently steamed over (sourced from Kokoa Kamili) both ingredients, allowing the fatty, creamy nibs to absorb their scent. After mixing the cacao with sugar, rose petals and cardamom are steeped into cacao butter and blended all together.

These processes are essentially perfuming the chocolate, almost identical to the way natural candles are made. Like candles, the scent (and therefore the flavor!) slowly reveals itself as the fat in the chocolate melts.

Raaka’s unique steaming and steeping processes ensure a gentle, subtle release of flavor.

Grab one, two, a bouquet of twelve, quickly, before it’s gone… like flowers, this limited batch doesn’t stick around for long!



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