Raaka First Nibs Subscription
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When Raaka asked us to review their October ‘First Nibs’ Subscription, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Their creativity and personality excite and energizes us, and nothing is more fun than getting a box of chocolate in the mail!
First Nibs is the ultimate subscription for anyone who enjoys good chocolate and a good adventure: fresh and innovative micro-batch bars are sent monthly from their factory to your doorstep. Each month, you can receive two completely novel and seasonal chocolate bars, with the option to add one classic Raaka bar, gifted in their signature muslin pouch.
This month Raaka collaborated with their friends at Heatonist, fine purveyors of hot sauce in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These guys source some of the tastiest hot sauces around and work with a non-gmo, organic pepper farm called Homesweet Homegrown to grow rare and unusual peppers for their sauces. They hooked Raaka up with two beautiful peppers: the Lemon Drop, and the Brazilian Starfish Pepper which are highlighted in this month’s bars. Raaka is also debuting new cacao directly sourced from Zorzal Cacao in the Dominican Republic. They cultivate their cacao within Reserva Zorzal, a protected bird sanctuary, and practice agroforestry to preserve the natural landscape.
We will eventually review each bar individually but for this week we will start with the Brazilian Starfish Pepper & Sea Salt which you will see tomorrow.