Mystery Chocolate Box Subscription Review – Sept 2014
Mystery Chocolate Box is a monthly chocolate subscription box. Every month, you will receive 3 chocolate bars with their outer wrappers removed so the ingredients and flavors are a surprise. Also, for every box sold, they donate 2 meals to charity.
Mystery Chocolate Box sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Mystery Chocolate Box
The Cost: $17.95/month
COUPON: Use coupon code subaddict to save $8 off your first box!
The Products: 3 full-sized chocolate bars, with the outer wrappers removed to keep the flavors secret
Ships To: US + Canada
Every box comes with a card listing allergy information (and nutritional information on the back), as well as a card detailing “How to do a Mystery Chocolate Box Tasting,” with space to list your guesses on the reverse side.
Bar A is from Vosges Haut Chocolat (which I only know from looking at the imprint on the bar!). To be honest, this bar pretty much just tasted like really, really dark chocolate. However, I can’t find a simple, dark chocolate bar on their website, so I may be wrong!
Bar B was dark chocolate, too, but this one had some red, fruity seeds in it. I could see on the bar, the brand was World Market so I browsed their site and think it may be this Strawberry Champagne Chocolate Bar.
Bar C didn’t have the brand name on the bar, just a logo with which I am unfamiliar. There is some kind of dried, seedy fruit in the bottom of the bar, but it doesn’t taste like any kind of berry I can name off the top of my head. I’m definitely curious to see what kind of fruit is in this bar! The silver wrapper, however, lets us know that it’s free of wheat, gluten, preservatives, additives, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, sesame, GMOs, and soy, and that it’s also vegan, organic, kosher, and fair trade!
Verdict: I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Mystery Chocolate Box – I’m generally not that fond of surprises. However, it’s hard to go wrong when chocolate is involved! I really liked my first Mystery Chocolate Box. They take a concept I initially thought could be really strange – getting wrapper-less chocolate bars – and made it safe (with the ingredients/allergens lists) and able to have fun friend or family involvement. They also took great care with shipping – the box had layers of packaging inside, plus a cooler pack.
What do you think about the Mystery Chocolate Box? Would you be interested in trying something like this out?