Chococurb Classic Box Review + Coupon – November 2017
Chococurb sends gourmet, artisan, and extraordinary chocolate every month and offers two subscription sizes: their classic subscription and the mini. They also have a shop, so you can repurchase the chocolates that you love!
When you sign up for either subscription, you’ll answer a four-question profile that helps Chococurb curate a box based on your preferences. Gift subscriptions are curated based on milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or assorted preferences.
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 Assorted Chococurb Classic box, which is $35 per month.
The Subscription Box: Chococurb Classic
The Cost: $35 a month + free shipping (during cooler months). The Chococurb Mini box is $20 a month + free shipping (during cooler months). Save with 3 and 6-month pre-paid subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off any subscription!
The Products: 5-7 different chocolates in the Chococurb Classic and an assortment of 3 chocolates in the Chococurb Mini box
Ships to: U.S. only
Good to know: Shipping fees apply during summer and warm months. Shipping charges by state can be found here! During warmer months, boxes are shipped in insulated containers and ice packs to keep the chocolate cool.
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Barú Dreamy Chocolate Hippos Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle, 0.52 oz. — Estimated Value $1.02 (Buy a bag of 4 for $4.07 USD. Also available on Amazon.)
Barú is a Belgian brand, which is cool as it is, but I mean, how incredibly freakin’ cute is the little guy? I noticed and admired the hippo on the wrapper, but then I was so tickled to find that the truffle itself was hippo-shaped! This chocolate is pretty melt-in-your-mouth-y, with a slight crunch to it, and it’s an awesome experience. While my tastes are definitely more indulged by dark chocolate, I’ve been Nutella-crazed ever since my junior high days as an exchange student in Budapest, Hungary, so the smooth hazelnut filling of this light chocolate treat was a really nostalgic delight. I’d love to try the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel hippo at some point!
This Chococurb-exclusive bar is beautiful in that it’s chocolate, of course, but it’s also undeniably art. The blue and purple splatter design is really neat! A peek at the flavor had me very curious…I love dark chocolate, am crazy about Kalamata olives, and always cook with olive oil, but I wasn’t sure what to make of the trio as one treat. Turns out it was awesome! The olive oil flavor was apparent but balanced well with the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate. I expected the Kalamata to be overpowering, but it wasn’t at all; it was barely detectable (which is probably for the best). These squares have a really unique flavor, and I found it to be intriguing, but subtle enough to not be too crazy and novelty. I really enjoyed it!
Dolfin Dark Chocolate with Earl Grey Tea, 2.47 oz. – Retail Value $3.42 USD
This is another Belgian chocolate with another fun flavor. I’ve never heard of Earl Grey chocolate, but you already know I’m a dark chocolate fan, so this bar had that going for it from the start. I found the Earl Grey flavor to be very forward, but not overly so, as it complements the dark chocolate well. There’s also a little crunch to this bar, but I’m not sure what from. My husband taste tested the chocolates in this box alongside me, and he said this one was his favorite. Another notable aspect of this chocolate is the out-of-wrapper experience. The packaging is really nice and well-thought-out! It’s sealed in a patterned sleeve, which is tucked inside a plastic-covered pouch, similar to a tobacco pouch. Such a unique way of accessing something so simple as a bar of chocolate!
La Naya Pistachio & Cacao Nibs, 2.82 oz. — Retail Value $6.50
I had a hard time breaking into this white chocolate bar—it’s just so insanely aesthetically pleasing, I almost wanted to frame it instead! I do like white chocolate, though I don’t typically seek it out because its flavor isn’t as complex as a good dark bar. I also like pistachios, but I like them better as a savory snack than in a dessert. As such, this bar wasn’t one of my favorites. The chocolate itself was nice and creamy, though that consistency was broken up by the pistachio flecks and cacao nibs underneath. I’d say I like the packaging and bar art more than the candy itself for this one.
Brasstown 45% Milk Chocolate, 2.12 oz – Retail Value $8?
And, finally, a nice ‘n’ simple milk chocolate bar. I linked to a different flavor from the same brand due to availability. To me, this bar tasted richer than your average milk chocolate, which was a plus in my book. The consistency is thick and almost grainy, but not chunky nor crunchy. It was a new mouth-feel to me, but it worked really well with the richness of the chocolate. This is a good, solid chocolate bar!
The Verdict: This box has opened my world up to a whole slew of new chocolate flavor possibilities! I loved having the opportunity to enjoy some simpler flavors that were thoughtfully designed and packaged, as well as some really out-of-the-ordinary taste combinations that challenged my palate. While there are definitely some samples in this box that I wouldn’t buy again, I’m still excited to have tasted them, as they were all well-crafted and delicious in their own way!
To Wrap Up:
Coupon – Get 10% off with code ADDICTION
Value Breakdown: If the cost of the box is $35.00, the average cost of each of the 5 different kinds of chocolate I received would be $7. To some, that might seem steep for a chocolate bar, but keep in mind that several of these sweets are from Europe, and all feature impressive recipes and craftsmanship!
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