Chococurb Mini Subscription Box Review + Coupon- August 2016
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Chococurb Mini
The Cost: $20/month with free shipping. There are discounts available for longer term commitment.
COUPON: Use code SUB10 to save 10% off any subscription!
The Products: Three artisan chocolate products shipped straight to your door!
Ships to: They currently ship to North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and Oceana (Australia, New Zealand, etc.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add Chococurb to your subscription list or wishlist!
Chococurb is an artisan chocolate box. They have three subscription ‘sizes’ so to speak: their mini, which is what I am reviewing today, the nano (review coming soon!) and their regular subscription. Their mini box is a newer addition and they promise three chocolate products per month. They also have a shop, so you can repurchase the chocolates that you love!
OK people, Chococurb has the right idea when it comes to shipping chocolate. They shipped it in a cooler. A COOLER with ICE PACKS. It was 104 degrees at my house today, and (again) only one truffle was a bit soft when I received my box. Everything else was perfectly intact – that’s how you ship chocolate in the summer!
Look at those luscious chocolate bars – all nice and perfectly unmelted…some subs could take a page from Chococurb for sure!
This chocolate bar is really large, and filled with caramelized cashews, almonds, and peanuts. Those are the only nuts (outside of pistachios) that I find tolerable in my chocolate, so this was a score for me. The chocolate here was excellent, as per usual, and this was a really nice size! Big enough that this would last me about a week of breaking off a piece here and there as a pick-me-up!
I know mint is a controversial ingredient for chocolate. Many people say they don’t want their chocolate tasting like toothpaste. I think there is a fine line, and this chocolate bar is so far over that line (in a good way), that even if you don’t like mint chocolate, you should give this a try. The mint is almost an afterthought – you get the bite of the dark chocolate and then the crunch of the freeze dried mint gelato followed by a mellow sweetness. This is really, really good. It’s these times that I’m glad the other member of my household hates chocolate – more for me!
This is a good sized hunk of chocolate. Popbar recommends using hot milk, at about 180 degrees, and then stir in the chocolate for about 1-2 minutes. I used this with steamed milk and espresso for a dark chocolate mocha caffeine hit in the morning. It was a winner!
Verdict: I don’t know of a better chocolate subscription than Chococurb. From my memory, I’ve never received a melted shipment – which I can’t say for the other chocolate subscription I’ve been reviewing. The value of this box really lies in the curation, but they do a very good job at giving you a nice value for the cost of the box. This month, the value is right at $17.95, but with the lengths they go to with regard to keeping their chocolate completely intact, I am HAPPY to give up $2.05 of value for shipping.
Have you tried Chococurb yet?