Cocoa Couriers Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2017
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.
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.
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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