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.
ACTIVE DEAL: 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 January 2018 Review
Jcoco Cayenne Veracruz Orange, 3 oz. - Retail Value $7.50
This bar was next. Level. I'm usually a milk chocolate gal, but thanks to this box, I've been discovering the magic of white chocolate. This Jcoco bar was filled with surprises. On the first bite, you get the creamy, milkiness of the white chocolate and a pop of succulent orange. But before it fully melts in your mouth, the heat from the cayenne spreads over your palette in the most awesome way. The citrus and the cayenne kick work so well together. I started telling everybody about this bar the second I finished my first few bites. (Oh, that's another cool thing—the bar is actually three bars in one envelope, each with a cool retro photo on each wrapper.)
2 Dilettante Truffle Creme Chocolates - Buy a 28 oz. assorted package for $19.50
These little chocolates are no more than one or two bites worth of deliciousness, so they make a great treat to keep in your desk drawer and nibble on when your sweet tooth tingles. I got two different flavors—one toffee crunch (toffee isn't my favorite, but it was tasty enough) and one milk chocolate (deeelicious). They have a nice softness about them, but they're also plenty rich. I'll have to remember this brand—I feel like they'd be great to put in a bowl at parties, etc.
Theo Organic Fair Trade Mint Coconut Bites, 1.3 oz. - Retail Value $2.29
If you like coconut, you'll likely be very pleased with these yummy patties. I thought these mint ones, in particular, were a ton of fun—the zip of fresh mint made them a bit like a peppermint patty, but with slightly less dark chocolate and the gentle crunch of coconut. In the last year, I've started to really appreciate coconut and enjoy it in dessert-y treats like this one. And having two patties to pick at means I can eat one and save the rest for the next time I need a snack!
Vosges Super Dark Coconut Ash and Banana Bar, 0.5 oz. - Buy a 3 oz. bar for $8.00 here
You get some really adventurous and unexpected flavors in this subscription, as demonstrated by this banana and coconut ash combo. I wasn't sure what to expect from this superfood-infused bar. It's not the kind of thing I'd ever eat in one sitting, but it is something I could see splitting with friends alongside the right pairing of wine or coffee after dinner. I was pleased that the banana flavor was mild—it came across more like plantain than sweet bananas—and the coconut ash was evident in a very subtle, yet intriguing carbon-like flavor. It's one of those things I'd never seek out myself, but I was really impressed by the flavor!
Pacari Andean Lemon Verbena Bar, 1.76 oz. - Retail Value $6.40
Lemon in a chocolate bar? Another delicious surprise! My palette was a little bewildered trying this bar, because the rich, earthy chocolate and light, vibrant lemon were two flavors I had never experienced in one place before. But it was really good! The brightness of the lemon verbena brought out new notes of the chocolate that I hadn't noticed before—the experience overall was more floral, upbeat, and almost energizing than rich chocolate tends to be.
I have to say, there was something about this bar that really didn't vibe with my taste buds. It's surprising since all of the other wild and adventurous flavors in the box really worked. This dark chocolate bar, however, struck me as somewhat... sour. The flavor notes it lists include blackberry, custard, and candied pineapple, but I didn't get the sweet end of any of those flavors. I'm bummed, but just one miss out of this entire box ain't bad.
The Verdict: I felt like a real gourmand working my way through the unexpected flavor combinations in this month's box. I loved that there were bars that I could indulgently gobble down on (the white chocolate with orange and cayenne) and ones that were better for small, mindful bites. That poor Belize bar didn't win my heart, but basically, every other bar in this box did!
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 items in the box (counting the two Dilletante pieces as one item) is about $5.83.
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