Chococurb Classic Box Review + Coupon – December 2016
Chococurb sends gourmet, artisan, and extraordinary chocolate every month – who wouldn’t like that?They have two subscription sizes: their classic subscription and the mini. They also have a shop, so you can repurchase the chocolates that you love!
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 review is of the Chococurb Classic, $35 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Chococurb Classic
The Cost: $35/month with free shipping (They do charge for shipping during the summer, and it is based on your location). There are discounts available for longer term commitment.
COUPON: For a limited time, use code WINTER10 to save 10% off any subscription!
The Products: “…we’ll surprise you with 5 to 7 personally selected, extraordinary chocolate treats. You’ll love discovering new chocolates and enjoy what we choose for you.”
Ships to: U.S. only
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Wild Ophelia – Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Cups – Value $3.50
Wild Ophelia is a sister brand to Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Vosges was one of the first specialty chocolate brands I tried when I started becoming interested in specialty chocolate – I’ve loved everything I’ve tried from Vosges, so I was looking forward to trying their new brand.
Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Cups sounded really interesting to me, and I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy them. Turns out, you can’t really taste the banana, so these are really more similar to peanut butter cups. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in these. I’ll finish the pack, but I think they could have been better!
Rococo Chocolate – Cardamom White – Value $6.62 USD
I’ve seen quite a few Rococo bars come through my Chococurb boxes and I usually really enjoy them. This bar is made with white chocolate and cardamom. This brand is based out of the UK, so I’ve listed the price with the current conversion rate for pounds to dollars.
This is my favorite bar included this month. The flavor of the cardamom is almost fruity against the white chocolate backdrop – it is outstanding.
Theo Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar – Value $4.00
This bar is made with 70% dark chocolate and is flavored with coconut. The coconut pieces are apparent when you look at the bar and I could tell immediately that this chocolate was dark when I opened the bar and could immediately smell it.
The chocolate here is really good. I liked that the dark chocolate was pretty smooth and the inclusion of the coconut flakes was a nice textural element. I do not enjoy the flavor of coconut, so this will be passed along, but I am certain many of you will enjoy this!
Pitch Dark is a brand based out of Portland that often makes chocolate bars with other artisan partners. This time the partner is Jacobsen Salt Co. with their Pinot Noir Salt.
I am usually a huge fan of chocolate and salt together, especially if you add caramel to that mix (none here, unfortunately). I think this would have benefitted from a thin layer of caramel in the middle to balance the saltiness of this bar. The dark chocolate was a little too dark to offset the strong flavor of the chocolate. Some people will enjoy this one as is – I’ll probably crumble it on top of ice cream with some caramel sauce to finish it up!
Boissier Chocolat Blanc – Value $5.00?
Boissier is a French chocolate brand that I’ve encountered quite often through Chococurb. Their bars are usually really solid, good bars, but nothing amazing to write home about.
This white chocolate bar is everything you would expect from white chocolate: smooth, sweet, and delicious. I would definitely eat another one if it was given to me, but it’s not something I would intentionally seek out!
Verdict: This Chococurb Classic box has a value of approximately $27.12. I think that estimate is on the low end, due to import fees for the Rococo and Boissier chocolates, but I think the value is pretty close. If you were to divide the cost of the box by a number of items received, you’re paying about $7.00 per item. That isn’t an unreasonable amount for specialty chocolates, so I am happy with this value. My favorite item was definitely the Rococo Cardamom bar – which I will definitely be repurchasing!
Have you tried any of Chococurb‘s offerings yet?