It’s been quite a while since I’ve gotten a Chococurb box for review, so I was more than happy to say yes when they offered to send me their mini Mother’s Day box.
If you’re new to them, Chococurb is a monthly subscription that hand selects 5 to 7 treats from the top chocolatiers in the world to be included in each box. The folks at Chococurb believe that chocolate is more than just food – it’s an experience to be enjoyed and shared. That’s why they only include the finest treats, made by the best brands. When you sign up, you’ll get to fill out a taste profile in order to receive the chocolates you’re most likely to enjoy. They also have a shop on their site, so if you discover a new chocolate you’d like more of, you can buy it right from there.
Subscriptions are $35/month for the standard box (5-7 items) and $20/month for the mini (3 items). Discounts are available on multi-month plans.
Let’s see what’s in my April 2016 Mother’s Day Chococurb box!
A peek inside.
All of the treats were wrapped in an insulated bag to keep them from melting. It hasn’t gotten too warm here yet, but when shipping to destinations with temperatures of 70 degrees F or higher, they use cold packs and cool shield foil bubble wrap to ensure your chocolate doesn’t melt.
As always, there wasn’t an actual info card included as each box is curated based on each subscriber’s individual taste profile. Instead, they sent a note about their mission to help everyone “discover extraordinary chocolate”.
The Grenada Chocolate Company Nib-A-Licious Bar ($8.99) – While I don’t have an actual taste profile in their system, Chococurb was awesome enough to send me all vegan-friendly bars! Woo! This one features organic dark chocolate made from cocoa beans grown in the Caribbean rain forest. It’s blended with real cocoa nibs for a satisfying crunch. Yum!
Nibble Chocolate 72% Organic Dark Chocolate Bar ($6) – This “bean to bar” chocolate is made in small batches using cocoa beans from sustainable farms. It consists of just two ingredients: organic cocoa beans and organic cane sugar. It doesn’t get any purer than that!
Raaka Lapsang Chai Bar ($7.95) – Lapsang — a smokey black tea from southeast China — is infused into this virgin chocolate bar along with coriander, marshmallow root, and black cardamom. It also features strong Bolivian cacao, fair trade certified organic evaporated cane juice, and organic cacao butter. A unique treat indeed!
Chococurb is clearly an awesome subscription box for chocolate lovers! — Especially those who enjoy exploring small “bean to bar” brands and sophisticated flavors. The total retail value of my April mini box (using Amazon prices) was roughly $23, which is a little over the cost of the monthly subscription. Of course, this box is more about the experience and curation as opposed to value alone. Either way, win/win here!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.