Thursday, June 9, 2016

Chococurb Mini June 2016 Chocolate Subscription Review and Coupon

Chococurb is a subscription sending specialty chocolate each month. If there was a subscription for a choco-holic, this is the one. You'll receive superb chocolate from all around the world which means it's possible to get chocolate you've never even heard of. Everything is delicious!
There are two sizes of Chococurb boxes. One is the regular Chococurb subscription that has 5-7 different chocolate products in it and the other is the gift subscription Chococurb Mini with 3 chocolate goodies. This review is for the Mini version.

The Cost: Mini- $20/month, Regular: $35/month

What You Get: Mini- An assortment of 3 specialty chocolates, Regular- An assortment of 5 to 7 chocolates or chocolate related items. These items can come from small, local chocolatiers to more established, national brands.

This month my chocolate arrived melted. They'd been packed in a silver insulated bag with an ice pack on the outside in a Priority Mail envelope. This box sat in my mailbox overnight. It's been very, very warm. My chocolate was melted. I'm not sure about the decision to put a ice pack outside of the box. I feel like inside the box would have been better but in actuality I don't think either way would have worked with the heatwave we just had. Last month's box arrived perfectly well with a tiny ice pack inside the box but it wasn't as hot then either.

I don't really have a problem with melted chocolate. It's still tasty and being melted didn't stop me from loving what came in the box. If you live in a hot state, make sure to consider carefully if you decide to purchase. It does come priority mail.
Mayana Kitchen Sink Bar- This is to die for!! It has all the things I love: peanut butter, pretzels, crispy rice, caramel and dark chocolate. YUM! I had to force myself to put this away before I scarfed the whole thing in one sitting. It might have been better being melted because it lost it's layers and swirled into one flavor. Delicious!
Alma Sea Salt Hazelnut Crunch- I love Alma for their dark chocolate. It's heavenly. I don't like salt in my chocolate though. I couldn't resist eating some because that 70% dark chocolate (from bean-to-bar maker Woodblock) is killer but the salt ruins it for me. The hazelnuts are candied, too. I think the melting may have done this one a disservice. Still... that chocolate. Mmmm!
Theo Lemon 45% Milk Chocolate- Theo is a Seattle chocolate company that uses organic and fairly traded products. This bar is a limited edition bar for Spring and I'm not sure how I would like lemon with my chocolate. I like orange, yes, but I've never tried lemon. Since I'm not a milk chocolate lover, this will go to my mom. She won't care if it's melted either.

VERDICT: While I loved the inclusions this month, the packaging needs to be improved to keep the chocolate in a stable state. I didn't know this box was coming so I didn't know it was in my mailbox. Otherwise I may have been able to rescue it in time. In any case, there was a wonderful variety of tastes and flavors in this box. The candied hazelnuts in the Alma bar is unusual and delicous. The Kitchen Sink Bar... My mouth waters just thinking about it. So despite the melting, this box was packed with super tasty goodness.

If you would like to sign up for Chococurb, you can do that here. While it won't work for the Mini box, you can use code BITSNBOXES to get $10 off your first regular Chococurb box. And if you're international, there's FREE shipping to Canada, UK and Germany!

*This box was provided complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are mine.

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