Cococlectic is a chocolate of the month subscription box featuring US bean-to-bar chocolate makers.
Each box will feature a handpicked selection of small batch chocolate bars which are made from scratch using five or less ingredients — namely cocoa beans, cocoa butter, and sugar. All of the bars (4 bars per box) will vegan-friendly, non-GMO, and free of soy, dairy, tree nuts, and gluten. The single origin, individually wrapped bars will be from various companies but always feature artisanal dark chocolate only.
Subscriptions are $36/month, or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping is free within the US. — For a limited time, you can save $10 on a 6-month subscription with coupon code “ROSE10“!
Let’s see what’s in the October 2016 Cococlectic box!
Everything was shipped in a padded envelope with a sticker asking that it not be left in direct sun.
The box itself was wrapped in kraft paper, tied with string, and secured with a wax seal. Fancy!
A peek inside!
A 2-sided insert featured a welcome letter on one side, and a list of all the chocolate bars on the back. Brief descriptions and tasting notes were included for each bar.
Oko Caribe by Starchild Chocolate ($7.00) – The beans used in this bar are grown in the Northeast Cibao region of the Dominican Republic. They’re handcrafted in small micro batches using traditional methods of stone grinding to produce a smooth, rich, and deep chocolate flavor. The bar is sweetened only with coconut sugar and tasting notes include tropical fruit & roasted nuts.
Rio Tuma by Starchild Chocolate ($7.00) – Another bar from Starchild Chocolate, this one features beans grown deep in the jungles of Nicaragua. It contains 70% cacao with the addition of only unrefined coconut sugar and cacao butter. Tasting notes include flavors of chocolate cake, brownies, nuts, and fruit. The first piece I tried took me by surprise, as it didn’t taste like typical dark chocolate. It definitely has a more complex flavor that takes a little getting used to. 😉
Guatemala 78% by Terroir Chocolate ($7.50) – A 78% cacao bar made with fair-trade Guatemalan cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, and organic cocoa butter. Tasting notes include lime zest and black tea.
Wild Bolivia 76% by Terroir Chocolate ($7.50) – This bar is made with an extremely rare Beniano genetic strain of cacao originally harvested by indigenous tribes along the Beni river. It contains 76% cacao and features tasting notes of almond nougat, maple syrup, and cream. This definitely had a more traditional dark chocolate-y flavor that was incredibly smooth and rich.
Cococlectic is a great subscription box for lovers of artisanal dark chocolate! It was very exciting for me to receive a box of chocolates that was 100% vegan-friendly. 🙂 The total retail value of the chocolates was $29, but considering the cost of shipping for each bar I’d say the $36/month price was fair. Plus the packaging was pretty fancy and totally giftable. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save $10 on a 6-month subscription with coupon code “ROSE10“!
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Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links. Giveaway open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment to be handled directly by Cococlectic. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to confirmation email and claim their prize. If I don’t get a reply, a new winner will be chosen.