Fuel for the Mind & Body
Bean to bar chocolate made with the finest, ethically-traded, criollo cacao
Our founder Don Rowe began preparing and experiencing the benefits of raw foods for health, performance and enjoyment in 1993. After a 7 year stay in Spain, Don returned to the US only to discover a shortage of high-quality, raw chocolate. Immediately, as a labor of love, he began crafting raw chocolate made with the finest, minimally-processed ingredients. By 2008, the local farmer’s markets in Asheville, NC could not get enough of Don’s raw chocolate! With an exciting vision and in response to the popularity of the chocolate, Raw Shakti Chocolate LLC was formed in 2011. In 2013, with over 200 retailers in the US and abroad, Raw Shakti Chocolate was reborn as Santosha Chocolate. At Santosha Chocolate, we are committed to crafting a sensual, healthy indulgence made with care for people and the environment, from bean to bar.
Learn more about our Partnerships for Change. We are dedicated to giving back to local communities and supporting those who share our commitment to social justice, the arts, and the environment.
Learn more about the Health Properties of Our Chocolate. Our recipes integrate scientific research with the wisdom of traditional medicines to offer nutritional properties that fuel your body, mind and spirit.
Why are you called Santosha?
1. Contentment, not requiring more than you have to achieve contentment
2. Having peace with what is, in this moment