Food subscription boxes are all the rage these days, having curated spice blends and foods from around the world delivered to your front door. So when I was contacted by Roger over at Chococurb asking if I wanted to try out a chocolate box, naturally I said yes. Because what sane person wouldn’t want a package of chocolates from around the world coming right to their front door?
While it is possible to buy chocolates “a la carte” from Chococurb’s website, I think the real fun would be getting a package of mixed chocolates. And when I say chocolates, I’m not just referring to Hershey’s and Godiva. No, these are chocolates from all corners of the globe ranging from Belize to Thailand to Italy and countless other locales. Peruse its website and you’ll see exotic offerings like vanilla rooibos (as in the tea), guajillo chili, and dark chocolate with pears and almonds.
Chococurb offers three different types of subscriptions ranging in size from largest to smallest-chococurb, chococurb mini, and chococurb nano (what I received). The chococurb nano package includes five chocolates all ranging in size and taste from a dark chocolate from the chocolatier Chocolat Dolfin to a coffee flavored one. While typically I like dark chocolate the most, my favorite ended up being the coffee-flavored one, the mokaccino from the company TCHO. The packaging on the Menakao Chocolate, which features 44% milk chocolate with Madagascar vanilla, is beautiful and exotic looking. However, this is probably the chocolate I liked the least-it is described as having a unique flavor and it definitely was that. In a sense, it just didn’t taste chocolaty enough for me.
At only $8 a month for a year’s subscription (or $10 for a one month sign up), I think the chococurb nano is the best deal considering the cost of a large Starbucks drink or movie ticket. You’re able to indulge but without being gluttonous when you take into account the size of the chocolates included in the package. The pluses of going with the chococurb and chococurb mini options are that if you complete your “chocolate profile,” future boxes will be personalized, i.e., if you said you don’t like dark chocolate, or chocolate with nuts, you won’t end up with any of those types.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone, maybe a person who has just about everything or who is constantly saying, “I don’t need any more stuff,” here’s the perfect gift that doesn’t take up space and will bring a smile to just about anyone’s face. The point of Chococurb boils down to one thing-you’re getting chocolate delivered to you direct. Now who can say no to that?
If you’d like to try out Chococurb for yourself, use the promo code REDHEAD to get 10% off your order
(valid through 08.28.16).
Disclosure: I was given a complimentary Chococurb nano package in exchange for my review but as always,
all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.