Chococurb Classic Box Review + Coupon – December 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 $35.00 per month.
About the Chococurb Classic Chocolate Subscription
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.
Chococurb Classic Subscription December 2017 Review
Joe Chocolate Frosted Peppermint Dark Chocolate, 2.5 oz. – Retail Value $6.99
It’s the holiday season, but I did a pretty good job of resisting the urge to eat very many wintry goodies… until this box came along. I had forced myself to forget just how good peppermint and chocolate tastes, if simply as a defense mechanism against all of the peppermint mochas calling my name this time of year. But one bite of this coffee-infused chocolate, and I was done for. It’s sooooo good! Nothing makes me feel more ready for stockings and snowfall than the sweet bite of peppermint. And the pop of coffee-bean goodness in each chunk of bark? It has such a rich, deep, satisfying flavor. (Plus the kick ain’t bad when there’s a day of holiday shopping ahead!)
Wild Ophelia Sugar Cookie Milk Chocolate Bar, 2 oz. – Retail Value $3.50 (found here for $2.63)
I think I wanted something a little different from this bar, seeing its “sugar cookie” moniker—maybe white chocolate with more of the vanilla flavor and crispy, crunchy texture of a sugar cookie—but that doesn’t mean I was unhappy with what I got. Sprinkled amidst the smooth, rich milk chocolate of this bar are teeny tiny bits of toffee and sugar cookie crumbles. I liked that every bite got a bit of savory-sweetness in it and a slight crunch. I just wished there were more, slightly bigger crumbles to really satisfy the sugar cookie craving that the beautiful package sparked in me!
Vosges Bronte Pistachio Cherry Bar, 3 oz. – Retail Value $8.00
Much to the chagrin of my pie-loving family, I’m not the biggest fan of fruit in my dessert. (Why do you need a fruit when you could just add, I dunno, MORE chocolate?) I’m not a picky eater most times, but fruit-and-chocolate combinations always get a side-eye from me. I was happy to find that the cherry aspect of this bar was really subtle—I’d pick up on it on the tail end of a bite of this bar, but it added a smooth fruitiness to the chocolate rather than a loud tartness or acidity. Maybe that’s party because of the pistachio it’s paired with adds a buttery, mild flavor to the bar, mellowing it out. Either way, I enjoyed this more than I expected!
2 Dilettante Candy Cane Chocolates – Buy a 28 oz package for $19.50
More candy cane flavors! I’m so used to little chocolates like this being kind of meh, but the chocolate flavor was strong in this little guy. It tasted like something worthy of a box, rather than a mere wrapper. I liked the soft inside and the candy cane bits. These weren’t the most revolutionary candies, but they sure did pair well with my mid-afternoon snack craving!
Fran’s Almond Gold Chocolate Bar, 1.1 oz – Retail Value $4.50
Ugh, this baby was deeeeelicious. It’s a stubby little bar, but boy is it ever satisfying. There’s a good inch of rich caramel in there, plus broken up bits of almond for crunch. The texture of the caramel is perfect—not stiff, but not soft enough that it’d ooze anywhere—and the bit of a nutty bite is divine. It’s a little crumbly, but all-in-all, this was probably one of my favorite caramel-centered chocolates that I’ve tried!
Forte White Swan Espresso in White Chocolate Bar, 1.58 oz. – Retail Value $8.50
Everyone, I’d like you to meet my new favorite chocolate bar. I’m such a milk chocolate die-hard that I don’t often reach for white chocolate myself. But this creamy, delicious bar tastes like it was custom-made for me. I hinted at my coffee love earlier in this review, but seriously, nothing warms my heart this time of year than a warm cup of a milky coffee drink. This bar tastes like eating a luscious breve latte—it’s creamy as all get-out with just the right amount of sweetness and of course, a rich, earthy kick of espresso. Almost $9.00 is a lot for a bar of chocolate, but I’m considering making this a go-to for the occasional treat yourself day!
The Verdict: If I wasn’t in the holiday spirit before this box, I definitely am now! Peppermint chocolates were an obvious pick for the season, but I was really impressed by the less expected flavors they came up with—the sugar cookie bar, the cherry and pistachio bar, and the coffee bar. There’s so much chocolate in this box that it’s easy to stash it in a desk drawer and stretch its treasures over the course of a month (until the next box arrives). Or, if you’re feeling generous, it’s a blast to share with friends. I love the adventurous new chocolates I’m discovering via Chococurb!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: If the cost of the box is $35.00, the average cost of each of the 6 types of chocolate in the box is about $5.83. Seeing the high price of some of these artisanal bars, I think that’s a very fair price. Not counting the Dilletante pieces, the box has a value of $31.49, so I’m betting the retail value ends up being about equal to the cost. I see the curation as an added value, as well—these are chocolates I wouldn’t even think to look for in stores, nor ones that I might take the time to try had I not gotten them in this subscription.
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