About Us

 

MISSION

Save the world through silliness and chocolate.

THE START

FINE & RAW was established in 2007 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 local purveyors of fine food. 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.

WHAT WE DO

FINE & RAW designs and manufactures artisan chocolate bars, truffles, spreads and well, anything our imaginations can think of it. We start by sourcing the worlds finest cacao beans and specialize in clean ingredients lists. Our products are always organic, plant-based and next level.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Our first point of sustainability is a radically-transparent cacao supply chain  which is focused on quality and direct relationships with cacao farmer! Our cacao is sourced from the highest quality and most ethical suppliers in Ghana and Ecuador. We ensure that our farmers are paid above fair trade wages, because we believe farmers should have the economic freedom and empowerment to farm organically and develop sustainable land management practices. It is currently estimated that less than 0.5% of cacao beans are organic. By cultivating long-lasting and ethical relationships with suppliers and farmers, we hope to continue providing economic support for the organic cacao industry. 

Life is beautiful...and there are many challenges. We support positive change and adoption of enlightening ideas about the environment where ever possible. One of our long term goals is to be a fully solar powered chocolate factory. And into the future we go...

ABOVE ALL ELSE

Be in love with the chocolate you eat.