FINE & RAW’s mission is to save the world through silliness and chocolate!
We craft artisan confections using conscious ingredients and innovative low heat techniques to keep the chocolate's raw vitality and flavor.
FINE & RAW was started in a notorious Williamsburg, Brooklyn artist loft by Daniel Sklaar. A nonsensical obsession with chocolate inspired Daniel to begin making small chocolate batches. He shared them with friends then started delivering them on his bicycle to small local purveyors. The stock was good - the purveyors wanted more.
The rest is a flavor journey...
FINE & RAW is a fresh new company that believes the future is beautiful. To help bring this thought to life we strive to be green and sustainable where ever possible.
We'll be the first to admit we're not perfect. From the big issues, like fairtrade and carbon foot prints, down to using energy efficient light bulbs, we're learning to be greener all the time.
Cacao is a shade grown plant requiring a foliage canopy to grow. Cacao farmers maintain the rainforests which provide natural symbiotic canopies for the plant.
All our ingredients are organic, which means no unnecessary toxins, chemicals or pollutants are pumped into the environment. Our packaging is recycled and the inks we use are non-toxic and vegetable based.
We want the planet to be strong so it can grow more chocolate. Yum!
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...
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 here.