MANUFACTURING THE FINEST ORGANIC BEAN-TO-BAR CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD (read: saving the world through silliness and stone-ground chocolate.)
FINE & RAW was started in a notorious Williamsburg, Brooklyn artist loft by Daniel Sklaar. Daniel launched into making small chocolate batches and sharing them with friends...he then started delivering them on his bicycle to fine local purveyors. it was apparent that the chocolate flavor was so good it was borderline addictive. the company grew based on the premise of producing organic, unparalleled quality chocolate and a shear love of the chocolate making process.
sugars used in our artisan chocolate: coconut sugar - specifically chose for its slight hint of caramel that enhances the rich, deep flavors of cacao.
plant based: yes (hi, vegan friends!)
our first point of sustainability is working along side non-profit partners to source our cacao beans directly from our cacao farmers. this means the farmers receive better than fair trade wages and we’re also able to help them in developing programs such as organic farming.
life is beautiful...and there are many challenges. we support positive change and adoption of enlightening ideas about the environment where ever possible
we like our planet. it's the only one with chocolate.
be in love with the chocolate you eat.
what is raw chocolate?
raw chocolate is a reverence for creaminess, possibility and ecology. creativity, innovative play, laughter and movement are the infused flavors.
some say raw chocolate is the quintessential chocolate experience. others say it's an artisan craft, a superfood, the perfect wine/coffee/tea pairing, an aphrodisiac, an amuse bouche, a health food, a whole food, a tongue ceremony. we say yummmm, art, music, dance party, stars, dreams, hopes, parallel universe, science, non-sensical thought, intuition, wisdom, adventure, growth, yes, yes, yes, liberation, rebellion, art, soul, freedom, jazz, you, me, us, connection...
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is your chocolate free of refined sugars, soy, dairy, and gluten?
yes. we sweeten our dark chocolate with coconut sugar. for our creamier chocolates we create milky textures by blending the chocolate with nut butters or coconut butter.
is your chocolate keto and paleo friendly?
our mesquite bar contains no added sugar and is a favorite amongst keto/paleo folks.
describing raw chocolate as self help therapy is interesting. how does chocolate therapy work?
chocolate's therapeutic benefits are simple and profound: eating chocolate makes you feel good! it's a pleasurable experience for your senses and with raw chocolate it's physiologically nourishing too.
how much raw chocolate can I eat?
you could be highly chocolate deficient and in need of several pieces. Katherine Hepburn ate a pound a day and said that was the reason for her ageless beauty.
where should I store my raw chocolate?
raw chocolate is delicate and should be kept in a cool, dry place or in your fridge. we highly recommend storing at least one on your tongue for 5 minutes everyday.
how do you ship chocolate?
for our shipping methods, see our shipping page
can I return chocolate?
all sales are final. (who doesn't love a little extra choko)