Kekao August Craft Chocolate Subscription
Let's take a closer look at what chocolates you can expect to receive this month with the Kekao Box.
Taza Chocolate makes stone-ground chocolate. Cacao is so complex in flavor that they want to let it shout loud and proud. That is why they do less to bring us more. They stone-grind organic cacao beans into perfectly unrefined, minimally processed chocolate with bold flavor and texture, unlike anything you have ever tasted.
Taza Organic Wicked Dark 95%
Perfectly unrefined, super intense 95% dark stone ground chocolate. This barely sweet bar has just 2 grams of sugar per serving. It lets the bright fruity flavors of our cacao shout loud and proud! We think our unique stone ground process creates the best ultra-dark chocolate you can find.
Tasting notes: Earthy
Potomac Chocolate is an American craft chocolate maker based in Woodbridge, Virginia. Founded in 2010 by Ben Rasmussen, Potomac is one of the first bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the United States. At their small workshop, raw cacao is transformed into award-winning craft chocolate. Every bar made is hand-crafted, and the focus and dedication Ben brings to the workshop results in delicious bean-to-bar chocolate that highlights the unique flavors of each cacao origin.
Potomac Upala 85%
Pure, extra dark chocolate made from cacao grown by a collection of smallholder farmers, then fermented and dried by Nahua Cocoa in Upala, Costa Rica. Rich and earthy with notes of coffee, and nuts.
Tasting notes: Coffee & Nutty
“The best-kept secret of the Incas,” made at origin in Peru. Cacaosuyo are chocolate geeks’ elite rockstars. Minimally processed chocolate bars express each Peruvian cacao strain’s genetics in crystal clear surround sound. Their unrivalled attention to detail and direct trade practices are key in improving the lives of producers and preserving rare varietals that would otherwise be lost to more industrial, “productive” strains.
Mild and flavorful cacao native to Cuzco yields an 80% bar naturally sweeter than most. Slight fruitiness slowly fades into a lingering fresh, herbal finish. This Criollo cacao is harvested in a jungle located in the lower parts of the Cuzco region, an area that houses many native cacao varieties.
Tasting notes: Fruity, Naturally Sweet, Fresh-Tasting & Lingering Herbal Finish
Omnom is a small-batch, craft chocolate maker based in Reykjavík, Iceland. The company started as an experiment to see if the two friends could master how to make chocolate. From the start, they received positive tasting feedback. After receiving positive feedback, they set up a small chocolate-making lab inside a converted gas station and launched. Omnom's mission is to make the best chocolate possible using the highest quality of ingredients.
A pure dark single-origin bar from Tanzania cocoa. It features a dominance of stone fruits and roasted hazelnuts with hints of raisins and ripe apricots.
Tasting notes: Fruity & Nutty
To get started with craft chocolate, start with our Kekao Box. We search the world for the finest chocolate bars and bring them right to your doorstep monthly. From rich dark Peruvian chocolate bars to new start-up chocolate bars on the come-up, you never know what you'll get inside the box! Each month we will curate 4 to 5 premium specialty-crafted chocolate bars.
If you want to try a few bars, check out our online chocolate store.
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Actual chocolate received in any given month may feature different chocolates than described in this blog post.