Raaka Raw Chocolate - Bourbon Cask AgedRaaka
IT GETS BETTER WITH AGE
The tuxedoed sophisticate in the family. We age single origin Tanzanian cacao in bourbon casks for two months, creating a deeply nuanced bar with a cocktail-like vibe: oaky and smooth, with a hint of cherry cordial on the finish. Our best selling bar and 2013 Good Food Award Winner.
ORIGIN: Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania
Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic maple sugar, organic cacao butter.
The word "raaka "is Finnish and it means "raw". Despite the name, the company doesn't have any Finnish origins or connections, but the cadence of the word and its meaning capture the essence of chocolate and the process of it's making. When Raaka's people make chocolate they're after something that feels the way Raaka sounds: strong, wild, playful, and most of all, different.
The initial flavours remind me of Original Beans and some Idilio bars (both manufactured by Felchlin). Smooth melt.