Maple & Nibs Chocolate // Maple Sweetened
This maple-sweetened bar tastes like a brownie straight out of the oven. Rich and smooth on the inside, generously sprinkled with toasted nibs for a crispy, crunchy outside. A longtime factory favorite. Perfect for those looking for alternative sugars.
SEMULIKI FOREST, UGANDA
REGION/COUNTRY: Bundibugyo Distract, Uganda
TYPE: Grower centered organization, fermentary
BEAN SOURCE: 1,002 organic smallholder farmers
FLAVOR PROFILE: Chocolatety, Panela, fig, cinnamon
PRICE RAAKA PAID IN 2021: $4.50 per kg. This price includes post-harvest processes and transportation to the departure port. What we pay each producer is different and is shaped by that region's economy.
FARMGATE PRICE: $2.42/kg is what Semuliki Forest Cacao paid farmers for dried cacao in 2019. This was 20% above the local market price. Visit our Transparent Trade page for context and more on the impact each producer has within their community.
About Raaka: We make unroasted dark chocolate from scratch, with traceable, high quality, and transparently traded single origin cacao, crafted into something uncommonly delicious. Cacao beans are the seeds of the cacao fruit, harvested and prepared by producers at origin. Every bean has a flavor profile shaped by the soil and climate it grows in, as well as the care each producer takes in cultivating and processing it. This fruity flavor is often roasted away in favor of that classic chocolatey note. We love this fruit-forward flavor, and we make our chocolate without roasting so you can enjoy it too.
*Seven Sisters Certified, Small Batch, Certified Organic, Certified Fair-Trade, Conscious Packaging, Ethically Made, Vegan