Raaka Chocolate

20 Grand Avenue #201
NY 11205

Raaka Chocolate

Organic/Local FoodEco-Agriculture/PermacultureLocal BusinessResponsible Company


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Raaka Chocolates are vegan and made with organic ingredients when available and fair-trade sugar. All of their bars are wrapped in paper that is printed with soy inks on FSC-certified, 100% post consumer recycled, chlorine-free paper that was processed by wind generated energy. Their cocoa husk is donated to Edible Schoolyard NYC, an after-school gardening program in Brooklyn, who uses the husk as mulch and fertilizer. In 2012, Raaka will visit Haiti and the Dominican Republic to begin work on developing a trade agreement with a cocoa community. This agreement will guarantee fair pay for growers, ensure healthy environmental practices, and set aside funds for a community project in the country of origin.
They currently purchase cocoa beans that have been directly traded with La Red Guaconejo (a co-op of 160 family farms in Northern Dominican Republic), Hacienda Elvecia (an organic farm in Eastern Dominican Republic), and CIAAB (a co-op in Bolivia). These cocoa farmers receive at minimum $500 above market price per metric ton of cacao beans. At today’s cocoa prices, this is equivalent to a 20% raise.

For locations visit: http://www.raakachocolate.com/locations/

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