Our Secret Ingredients

Rabble-Rouser's Ingredients

What makes our products so delicious? The secret ingredients aren’t just edible!

The quality of our ingredients sets us apart from other chocolate companies. Every ingredient is carefully selected to meet the highest standards of quality - we never use GMO products, strive to use organic ingredients whenever possible, and choose to work with partners who share the same commitment to the land, the environment, and a better food system as we do. 

100% Employee-Owned

Rabble-Rouser is 100% employee-owned, and our pride in our work comes through in every bite. Each and every one of us is passionate about - and invested in - the work that we do, and every product that leaves our Montpelier, Vermont factory represents our hard work, our love of great chocolate, and our mission of tasteful social change. We use only the best ingredients, and strive to use organic and local products whenever possible. Top-quality chocolate and oats are the building blocks of almost all of our creations; we also source specialty ingredients from a range of local and global makers to create the finest confections around.

Our Chocolate

We believe our chocolate is the best you’ll ever taste! We use top-quality cacao beans from South America, grown by farmers who own their own land. Our sourcing company works closely with these farmers to maintain their land and increase the quality of life for those who work it. We are proud to work with and support this sustainable, ethical operation, and know you’ll taste the difference in our products.

Our Oats

We discovered our oats after years of searching for the perfect grain. Our founder, Jaquelyn, wanted something sustainable and grown close to home; she eventually struck gold with the oats that we now feature in our famous Vermont granola. Our organic oats are grown in nearby Maine and are dry-rolled, which allows the oat to retain its natural properties and results in a more nutritious, more flavorful grain. Gluten-free oats are also available in our gluten-free granola.

Some of Our Other Core Inspir-edients

Raspberry Dust

Our raspberry dust is made with just one ingredient: organic raspberries. Our founder, Jaquelyn, came across these magical freeze-dried berries while perusing the grocery aisles and couldn’t believe that this crunchy, crimson treat could be so simple yet so delicious. We blend these berries into powder, which is used in several of our most popular products, including the Love Bar, the Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bar (Jaquelyn’s favorite!) and our Dynamic Duo Truffle Box.

We also sell our freeze-dried raspberries in 2oz or 4oz bags, so you can enjoy the wonder of this pure and scrumptious sweet. Add it to salads, ice cream, tea or hot cocoa, baked goods - or just grab a handful for a snack!

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is at Rabble-Rouser’s heart, because it’s why we went into business - a shipment of maple syrup from Vermont back in 2003 inspired founder Jaquelyn to make her first batch of granola. As anyone who has ever gotten to taste the real stuff knows, there’s nothing quite like maple syrup. And, as it turns out, it makes the perfect granola! While we’ve been fortunate to work with several Vermont maple syrup makers, we currently work with Butternut Mountain Farm, who supplies us with the organic maple syrup we use in our granola and confections.

Butterworks Farm Cream

Butterworks Farm is dedicated to the health of the land, their cows, the people in their community, and the biodiverse systems that connect us all. This family farm is “where a cow can be a cow,” with a pasture-raised herd that produces a cream like no other. You can taste the love and care in this incredible local, organic cream. Each Rabble-Rouser truffle - made with just chocolate and cream - is a testament to the quality of this product.

Dulcey

Dulcey is a French product, created by a chocolatier who accidentally almost burned their chocolate. They say accidents are the greatest of inventors, and we are definitely grateful for this invention! White chocolate gets a bad rap, but that’s because most commercial chocolate makers skimp on the cocoa butter - the most delicious (and expensive) part of the cocoa bean. Done well, white chocolate is a vehicle to show off the smooth, creamy qualities of cocoa butter. And when it’s caramelized - as Dulcey is - it’s a whole ‘nother level of flavor. Whatever comes above divinity, that’s what Dulcey tastes like. When we stumbled across Dulcey in 2013, it was the darn tastiest thing we’d ever eaten. We immediately used it to create a new chocolate bar, for which we won the Good Food Award in 2014. Today, we use Dulcey in our truffles, chocolate bars, shortbread and Dulcey buttons.

Northeast Kingdom Hemp CBD Oil

Northeast Kingdom Hemp is a vertically integrated Vermont family farm that tends their product from seed to oil, growing artisan hemp and performing their own C02 extraction to create an exceptional CBD oil. This full spectrum CBD oil consists of a full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that work together with CBD for optimal response in the body. The purity and magic of this CBD oil - “Vermont grown by Vermont’s own” - combines with the very same qualities of our Central American cocoa chocolate to produce a rich balance of spirit and taste unlike any other we've found.