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Your mom taught you never to play with your food.

She must never have visited a chocolate factory.

Let loose at Raaka, a Brooklyn-based chocolatier that now holds tours and classes at its spanking-new Red Hook facility.

You may have seen the illustrated wrappers at Whole Foods or wherever you buy your groceries. But if you haven’t yet tasted the small-batch goods, you’re in for an even bigger treat. Raaka uses a low-temperature process to keep its chocolate bars as close to raw as possible. By skipping the typical roasting method, the natural flavor of a cacao bean (which is shockingly fruity) stays intact. Then from there, the crew adds infusions like New Hampshire maple sugar and vanilla rooibos tea. (Our personal favorite: a bourbon angel’s-share joint.)

See it all by taking a tour--physically at the factory or via our behind-the-scenes video. Or learn it all by attending a class ($50; Saturdays at 2 p.m.) and creating your dream concoction.

64 Seabring St. (at Van Brunt St.), Brooklyn; 855-255-3354 or

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