Chococurb Classic Box Review + Coupon – April 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 answer a four-question profile and Chococurb curates 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 review is of the Assorted Chococurb Classic, $35 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Chococurb Classic
The Cost: $35 a month + free shipping. The Chococurb Mini box is $20 a month + free shipping. 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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There was no information card included in this month’s box.
Pitch Dark Jacobsen Pinot Noir Salt & Chocolate, 1.86 oz. – Value $8
This chocolate contains 73% cacao and the back of the bar is encrusted with Jacobsen sea salt, that is infused with Willamette valley pinot noir. The combination is awesome, but you need to love salt, as each bite is quite salty. The saltiness lingers but blends really well with the Nicaragua dark chocolate. It’s simply divine!
Amedei Toscano Blond Chocolate Bar, 1.75 oz. – Value $8.20
This next chocolate bar has a nice watercolor printed on the packaging, so I’m anticipating this to taste fruity. And that is exactly what I got! The 63% Italian dark chocolate is blended with peach and dried apricot, which is apparent upon the first bite. The outer bar is really smooth, but there is a fine crunch on the inside and slight chewiness from the apricot. I enjoyed this bar as well!
There is a lot of information about Amedei on the inside of the bar’s packaging. The packaging’s quality is top-notch and I would definitely check out other options to purchase in the future (Chococurb’s shop offers a few other fruit and nut options).
Theo Cinnamon Horchata Milk Chocolate Bar, 1.9 oz. – Value $3
Now, this next combination is one I’ve never tried before. Theo combines 45% milk chocolate with cinnamon and crisped quinoa. The milk chocolate (my favorite kind) and the crisp are saving this bar for me. It is overall good and priced right, but unfortunately, I didn’t like the cinnamon flavor enough to seek this out again. It was fun to try, though!
Dick Taylor Belize Toledo Dark Chocolate Bar, 2 oz. – Value $8.50
A baroque-inspired pattern is stamped on the front of this next bar and is so pretty! Overall, the bar is smooth and rich but the 72% Belize cacao is quite bitter for my personal taste. There are also tasting notes of dried plum, tart cherry, and jasmine and I love that there are only two ingredients in this bar: organic cacao and organic cane sugar.
Fran’s Chocolates Macadamia Gold Bar, 1.5 oz. – Value $3.75
Lastly, I received this organic macadamia, caramel, and dark chocolate bar from Fran’s Chocolates. And wow is it good! I love how the crunchy macadamia nut blends with the creamy caramel and the dark chocolate is just icing on the cake. In addition to being organic, this bar is also fair trade and gluten-free.
Verdict: This is my first month trying Chococurb and I am impressed with their curation of high-quality chocolate! For $35 (shipping included), I received five different chocolate bars, worth $31.45. That value is better than last month but a few dollars short of the box’s cost. As much as it would be great for the value to exceed $35, my sweet tooth is happy with everything sent. Typically I steer away for individual artisan bars with a price tag of over $5, so this is a great way to try higher-end options from all over the US. I also think the quality curation of this box would make an excellent gift.
Have you tried Chococurb yet?