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Cocoa Couriers Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2017

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Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers is a monthly chocolate subscription box that sends “the best organic and fair trade chocolate from around the world.” They offer these subscription options: The Original Chocolate Box, The Deluxe Chocolate Box, and The Chocoholic Chocolate Box.

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Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

The chocolate was packaged in a bubble-aluminum sheet, which helped to keep everything from melting. I’m happy to report each bar arrived in-tact and in good shape!

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.)

This is a review of The Chocoholic Chocolate, $45 a month, box.

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Cocoa Couriers

The Cost: The Original Chocolate Box is $25 a month for 3 bars, The Deluxe Chocolate Box is $35 for 4 bars, and The Chocoholic Chocolate Box is $45 a month for 5 bars. Shipping is free in the US. A Classic Chocolate Gift Box is also available for $35.

COUPON: Use code HELLO10 to save $10 off your first box!

The Products: a variety of “handpicked, organic artisan chocolate bars.”

Ships to: The US for free and Canada for an additional charge. Boxes ship on the 16th of each month

Good to know: Cocoa Couriers does not ship during warmer summer months of July and August

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Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

This is my first box from Cocoa Couriers so it’s great they included this informative card. It delves into their company’s mission and what to expect from the products and brands included. I’m excited to dig in!

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Bellflower Chocolate Co. Kokoa Kamili, 7.52g – Value $9

In no particular order, I started my artisan chocolate journey with this dark chocolate bar from Bellflower Chocolate Co. It is named after the Tanzanian farm that produces this cacoa. In addition to being fair trade, the 70% cacao is very fruity, mainly due to the red huckleberry, lychee, and green papaya. I’m not a dark chocolate super fan but found this bar to be a high-quality and overwhelming mix of sweet, fruity, and bitter.

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Marsatta Supreme Dark Chocolate, 1.75 oz. – Value $9

Wow, I have never tried 100% dark chocolate and to be honest, didn’t even realize it existed! Marsatta claims it is the “best pure chocolate bars in the world!” It is not sweet at all and does actually taste quite pure. It’s my least favorite of the bunch, but again, I prefer milk chocolate or sweeter dark chocolate. If you prefer dark chocolate, this is definitely one to try!

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Raaka Chocolate Maple & Nibs Eastern Congo, 1.8 oz. – Value $7.95

OK, this bar is more up my alley. It is 75% cacao and has tasting notes of toasted pecan and caramelized sugar. Raaka Chocolate does not roast their cacao, so this chocolate is considered virgin chocolate. In addition to being gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan, it is certified organic and kosher. Overall, it’s quite tasty and I liked the linear pattern in the bar!

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Manoa Chocolate Hawaiian Sea Salt, 2 oz. – Value $9.56

I love when chocolate is salted, so this is an obvious favorite! The 72% cacao tastes smooth and I find myself wanting to continue eating this bar, despite having four others to enjoy in this box. Manoa Chocolate is produced in Hawaii and the sea salt is evaporated from Molokai sea water and then bonded to red volcanic clay. The packaging is super informative!

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Cocoa Couriers June 2017 Chocolate Subscription Box

Undone Chocolate Roasted Almond Bar, 2 oz. – Value ?

Last this month, is a 72% organic and vegan cacao bar produced in the Dominican Republic. It’s mixed with Himalayan pink salt and roasted almonds, which are quick to come loose from the chocolate and into the wrapper. It’s an overall nice blend of sweet, salt and nutty notes. Unfortunately, I can not place a value on this bar since it’s hard to find for sale online.

Verdict: This was a nice introduction to Cocoa Couriers. They in no doubt accomplish what they set out to do, which is to send high-quality artisan chocolate that is also sustainable and/or fair trade. For $45 (including free shipping), I received about $36 worth of chocolate, but that does not include the Undone Chocolate. If each bar averages $9, that breaks even with the monthly box cost. You can tell Cocoa Couriers puts concentrated time and effort into their curation, which more than makes up for any product value concerns I may have.

What do you think of Cocoa Couriers?

Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

13 Comments

  1. Wow! A lot of anger over a box of chocolate! Take a breath and get some ice cream! (Non chocolate flavored ice cream)

    • 🤣😂
      Thank girls
      Needed that

  2. Test 2 See if my theory is correct.

    • and it is. Say something negative it gets censored.

      • Hi Helen,

        Sorry for any confusion! Your comments weren’t censored, I just was a little behind in approving comments tonight. All of your comments are now visible. If you are still not seeing them, please let me know.

        Again, sorry!

  3. I guess if I’m not all Pollyanna about a horrible box I don’t get to comment on it. I won’t be wasting $45 or one penny on this awful over priced pretentious box of cooking chocolate.

  4. Why don’t they call it what it really is a dark chocolate box. None of these bars are the least bit appealing to me. In fact if I paid $45 for that lot I would be livid. I have never heard of anyone even dark chocolate lovers eating a bar with 100% cacao. As far as I’m concerned that is for baking only. There may be some people who would enjoy it but I very much doubt it would be many. To me the selection in the box comes across pretentious at best. I seriously can’t believe anyone would pay $45 for this abysmal curation. What were they thinking?

    • Helen, calm down. I love dark chocolate and while I wouldn’t be eating 100% dark chocolate all the time, I’d definitely be up to trying it through a subscription box. As a matter of fact, while reading the review I thought 100% cacao chocolate was interesting to see and read a review about. I do agree that $45 for a box of chocolate is pricy and I wouldn’t pay that price either, but then again these also aren’t just regular old chocolate bars.
      If you don’t like the curation then you don’t like it but you don’t need to get so fired up about a subscription that you obviously aren’t even subscribed to and accuse MSA of censoring (if you’ve read other sub reviews, you’ll absolutely see comments criticizing a box or disagreeing with the reviewer so MSA isn’t censoring anything).

  5. And once again my comments don’t get posted. I guess if I’m not all Pollyanna about a horrible box I don’t get to comment on it. I won’t be wasting $45 or one penny on this awful over priced pretentious box of cooking chocolate.

  6. Why don’t they call it what it really is a dark chocolate box. None of these bars are the least bit appealing to me. In fact if I paid $45 for that lot I would be livid. I have never heard of anyone even dark chocolate lovers eating a bar with 100% cacao. As far as I’m concerned that is for baking only. There may be some people who would enjoy it but I very much doubt it would be many. To me the selection in the box comes across pretentious at best. I seriously can’t believe anyone would pay $45 for this abysmal curation. What were they thinking?

  7. One month Im going to treat myself to a box. Also probably gift a box to my mother. Im a chocolate lover and I cant take it anymore.

    • I couldn’t disagree more that Cocoa Couriers put concentrated time and effort into their curation. I find the selection terrible. It comes across more about what they think people should like rather than what people actually would like. Baking chocolate? Really? Not that anyone cares what I think or will see this post. My comments don’t post. It is wrong that you only post positive comments.

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