Kekao Craft Chocolate Bar Subscription Box - April 2020
As the world faces truly unprecedented times with COVID-19, most of the world's population faces itself on a lockdown.
We hope our monthly craft chocolate box is giving our subscribers a sense of normalcy.
Let's take a closer look at what chocolates you can expect to receive this month with the Kekao Box.
WHAT'S INSIDE KEKAO'S CRAFT CHOCOLATE BAR APRIL BOX
Valrhona has been producing the world’s finest chocolate in the small village of Tain L’Hermitage, France since 1922. From the beginning, company founder and pastry chef Albéric Guironnet was dedicated to the creation of unique, artisan quality chocolate with complex, balanced and consistent flavors. This mission of excellence continues as the gastronomic traditions of the renowned Rhone Valley find expression in every mouthwatering taste of Valrhona’s superb chocolate.
For almost a century, Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans, grown on land masterfully selected for its terroir. Today, leading pastry chefs and discerning gourmets rely on Valrhona’s expertise to experience the best that chocolate can be.
Valrhona Grand Cru Abinao 85%
Grand Cru Abinao is highly-sophisticated dark chocolate with empowering and intense aroma. The chocolate emphasizes a specific bitterness and exceptional long-lasting flavors.
Tasting notes: Cacao & Tannic
LUISA ABRAM CHOCOLATE:
Luisa Abram is a chocolate maker from Brazil. Much could be said in praise of Luisa Abram‘s chocolate, from the rarest, wild-harvested cacao she taps, to the slow-churned fermentation, small-batch micro-lot production techniques, and so much more. However, none of that can quite convey how singular the taste is. The notes of cacao are direct, clear, and pure but also arresting in just how unique they are compared to any other chocolate.
Luisa Abram Dark Chocolate with Cupuaçu 70%
This 70% Tocantins light-ups with the sourness of the candied cupuaçu. The orange and lemon notes of the cocoa are subtly complemented by the pieces of cupuaçu like they were born to be together. Mouthwatering and smooth, this bar is a must-try.
Tasting notes: Fruity, Sweet & Sour
FRUITION CHOCOLATE WORKS AND CONFECTIONERY CHOCOLATE:
Fruition Chocolate Works and Confectionery is a craft chocolate maker that carefully selects ethically and flavorful cacao beans, using traditional and modern techniques. Fruition was founded by Bryan Graham. From a young age, Bryan had a passion for chocolate and food.
Since, Bryan has continued to educate himself on the science, technique, and craft of handmade chocolate. Bryan was named one of the top 10 North American chocolatiers and has won a multitude of awards.
Fruition Spring Salted Dark Milk 56%
Halfway between milk and dark chocolate, this unique bar uses Peruvian cacao and spring salt to produce a remarkable, warm sensation. In addition to their usual high-quality cacao, Fruition obtains the salt from Salt of the Earth, whose proceeds go towards a variety of Peruvian charities.
Tasting notes: Salty & Chicory
AKESSON'S ORGANIC CHOCOLATE:
Akesson's Organic Chocolate is the first "Tree to Bar" chocolate maker. The Akesson family started with a single plantation in Madagascar. Today, Bertil Akesson has expanded the company's cacao network with plantations in Madagascar, Brazil, and Indonesia.
If you tried craft chocolate or world-famous chocolatier chocolate, it is likely that it came from one of Akesson's cacao plantations. Akesson's Organic Chocolate bars have won a multitude of awards and is regarded as one of the best craft chocolate bars on the market.
Akesson Brazil Dark Milk Chocolate 55%
This was the second milk chocolate and the first dark milk chocolate crafted by Akesson's Organic Chocolate. It features notes of roasted fruit and wood.
Tasting notes: Fruity & Woody
From rich dark Peruvian chocolate bars to new start-up chocolate bars on the come up, you never know what you get inside the box!
Each month we will curate 4 to 5 premium specialty crafted chocolate bars.
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If you want to just try a couple of bars, check out our online chocolate shop it's a selection of what we have curated in our past boxes.
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