When it comes to subscription boxes, I think that one of the best things about them is getting access to products you wouldn’t necessarily choose for yourself and that you might not be able to find locally.
And when it comes to little indulgences, like chocolates or sweets, I tend to go with something quick and easy (and that’s tried and true) rather than experiment with something new. I just wouldn’t know where to start.
When Chococurb got in touch with me, I was intrigued. I loved the idea of receiving a curated chocolate box each month. Why try to guess at what sweets you’ll enjoy when you can have a company select products that suit your tastes for you?
Of course, to start, I was sent the the Chococurb Nano box (which is the only box that isn’t curated for you). Instead, there are five small-to-medium sized pieces of chocolatey goodness that make up this generic package, but it’s still a pretty tasty mix.
A Review of Chococurb Nano2>
The Chococurb Nano box that I received had a total of five small chocolates included. It was sent in a small styrofoam ice chest – not super great for the environment, but wonderful for getting your chocolates intact in this August summer heat.
In addition to the chocolates, there is a welcome postcard from the founders as well as a cute sticker included.
Menakao Truly Madagascar
This was probably my least favorite chocolate of the bunch, and unfortunately, the largest. This isn’t to say that it wasn’t a good chocolate, it was just the one that I enjoyed the least. It had a strange texture and the vanilla wasn’t as strong as I would have liked.
This chocolate was pretty good, but again, the coffee or mokaccino flavor wasn’t as strong as the vanilla that I could taste. Not that I am complaining because I love vanilla.
This was a plain dark chocolate bar and I quite enjoyed it. Ethereal Confections is actually a coffee and wine bar and they specialize in pairing their drinks with their chocolates. When I look at their menu, it so makes me want to visit Illinois! http://www.etherealconfections.com/cafe-menu.html
Chocolat Dolfin Noir Orange
This was a delicious chocolate with a hint of orange. I loved it because the balance between the orange and chocolate was just right!
Seattle Chocolates Cake Batter
The Seattle Chocolates Cake Batter chocolate was by far my favorite in the box. I love cake batter ice cream, so I had high hopes for this one and I wasn’t disappointed. I’m glad there was just the one truffle in the box or I might have overindulged!
More About Chococurb
Chococurb is a monthly subscription box service that sends curated boxes to you each month. You can subscribe for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months and the Nano even has a year-long subscription option (which is only $8/month!).
They also have a store available, so if there was any one chocolate that you enjoyed in particular, you can easily find it again.
The company was founded by Kamran Amir Ali and Roger Ling.
Overall, I really enjoyed the chocolates I received from Chococurb and it was fun discovering something new. I might just be addicted to the Seattle Chocolates Cake Batter chocolates now… If you or someone you’d like to spoil has a sweet tooth, I definitely recommend Chococurb as a fun way to get introduced to something a little different.
If you’re interested in trying out Chococurb, you can use the code “EURO” until September 7, 2016 to get 10% your order!
29 May 2017 - Language Resources