August 2018 Chococurb review time!
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.
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.
Subscriptions are $35/month for the Chococurb Classic box (5-7 items) and $20/month for the Mini (3 items). Discounts are available on multi-month plans. — For a limited time, you can save 10% on your first order with coupon code “ROSEBUDS“!
Let’s see what’s in my August 2018 Chococurb box!
In the warmer months, Chococurb ships their box inside of foam chest with cooling packs to prevent the chocolates from melting.
Inside was the familiar turquoise box with its white Chococurb logo on top.
A peek inside!
As always, all of the chocolates were tucked into an insulated silver pouch to further prevent melt-age.
A newer offering from Wild Ophelia, this Cookies n’ Cream bar features creamy white chocolate made with Fair Trade ingredients including cocoa butter, vanilla extract, and non-GMO sugar. Swirled into the chocolate are crunchy wafer cookies that were “lovingly handcrafted” in Middle West, Indiana.
This small, yet surprisingly hefty bar has a little bit of everything (hence, its “kitchen sink” moniker). It’s loaded with creamy peanut butter, crunchy pretzels, crispy rice, and fleur de sel caramel — all coated in 66% dark chocolate. The nutritional information (including calories) isn’t noted on the label, which is probably a very good thing if you intend to eat this bar in a single sitting. 😉
Mmm… I LOVE chocolate bark, so I was thrilled to see that this offering from Philip Marks Chocolates is vegan-friendly! The 72% dark chocolate treat is made with cacao beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, turbinado raw cane sugar, cashews, Japanese sea salt, and other natural ingredients. I would have preferred it without the salt, but that didn’t stop me from devouring the entire bag over the course of a couple days.
I gotta say, I love the neat packaging on these JCoco bars! This was the second one I’ve gotten so I wasn’t surprised to open it up and find those 3 mini bars inside this time around, but it’s still cool. These vegan-friendly dark chocolate bars are infused with a Middle Eastern spice blend that includes cardamom, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, black peppercorn, and paprika. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hesitant to try it, but it’s sure to be a unique tasting experience!
A special edition collaboration with Stumptown Coffee Roasters, this bar is features a sweet and fluffy filling that’s infused with organic espresso. The bar — actually, bars, since there are 2 individual pieces — are coated in 74% dark chocolate and topped with a dusting of extremely fine grounds. Yum!