The word raaka means raw in Finnish. While Raaka claims no Finnish heritage, the cadence of the word and its meaning capture the essence of their chocolate and their process. When founders Ryan Cheney and Nathan Hodge make chocolate they're after something that feels the way Raaka sounds: strong, wild, playful, and most of all, different. Raaka is made up of unserious people who take their chocolate seriously. They all concur on one simple idea: they want to make delicious, creative chocolate that showcases the wilder side of cacao and do so in a way that is as environmentally and socially responsible as they can.