Kekao Craft Chocolate Bar Subscription Box - July 2020

Are you enjoying the summer with the chocolate we curated for you? The chocolate bars we curate are great for a picnic or as a dessert for those summer BBQs. Let's be honest, chocolate bars are amazing for any occasion really. 

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 JULY BOX

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ORIGINAL BEANS:

Since 2008, Original Beans has ventured into remote rainforests to source the world’s rarest cacao beans and transform the cultures of chocolate, food, and luxury. Original Beans founder, Philipp Kauffmann, represents the 7th generation in a family of recognized nature explorers and conservationists who coined the term “sustainability”. Philipp gave up his job at the United Nations in New York to grow Original Beans as a leading brand for a world in which we regenerate what we consume. For each bar purchased, Original Beans plants a tree with their initiative, One Bar One Tree.

Original Beans Cusco 100%

The Chunco beans used in this chocolate bar come from the Machu Picchu area, Cusco, Peru, grown on the slopes of the Andes mountains and are some of the rarest beans in the world. This bar offers tastes of dried flowers and grass.

Tasting notes: Dried Flowers & Grass

Weight: 70g

Retail: $7.99

Original Beans Cusco 100%

RANGER CHOCOLATE:

Based on family recipes and named for founder George Domurot’s niece, a National Park Service Forest Ranger, Ranger Chocolate Company carefully handles each cacao bean to unlock nuance, regionality, and terroir-driven flavors in their chocolate.

Ranger’s addictive granolas, caramel sauce, and gourmet candy bars complement their two-ingredient single-origin bars for a unique product line. Like all good Rangers, they also take care of the planet, using candy bar proceeds to plant trees and take care of wildlife.

Ranger Espresso 74% 

Ranger's Espresso Chocolate Bar strikes a balance between two of our most beloved items on the planet, chocolate, and espresso. They collaborated with some of the best coffee roasters in Portland to produce a warm and welcoming bar. 

Batch Th-02 is their second run of the Espresso Chocolate Bar they continued to work with Trailhead Coffee Roasters. With this batch, they paired their Classic Espresso Blend with a 50/50 blend of their cacao from the Tumaco region in Colombia and a new bean they've been working with from forest edge communities surrounding the Gola Rainforest National Park in Sierra Leone.

Tasting notes: Cream & Carmel  

Weight: 64g

Retail: $9.99

Ranger Espresso 74%

LES CHOCOLATERIES ASKANYA: 

Les Chocolateries Askanya is Haiti’s first and only premier bean-to-bar chocolate company. They exclusively use Haitian cacao to produce their chocolates in their facility located in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.

Les Chocolateries Askanya Bouquet Vert 65%

Bouquet Vert is Les Chocolateries Askanya Bouquet's first inclusion bar. It is a vegan dark chocolate bar handcrafted with limes directly sourced from Myabel Farm in Croix-Des-Bouquets, Haiti.

Tasting notes: Lime Zest

Weight: 55g

Retail: $6.99

Les Chocolateries Askanya Bouquet Vert 65%

CACAO SAMPAKA:

Cacao Sampaka was born with the hope of reviving the rich culture surrounding cocoa and chocolate, using new ideas and techniques to open an infinite world of possibilities. They control the whole process of manufacturing from the selection of the cocoa beans to the packaging of the product. Using only authentic cocoa and never artificial preservatives, their chocolatiers create a whole new language of forms and flavours, the widest range available, all made by artisans in their small factory in Spain.

Cacao Sampaka Roses and Strawberries 33%

This white chocolate is expertly blended with rose petals and strawberry pieces for a crunchy, fruity, floral, and delicate flavour. This bar is sure to not disappoint any chocolate enthusiast. 

Tasting notes: Fruity & Floral

Weight: 75g

Retail: $8.99

Cacao Sampaka Roses and Strawberries 33%

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. 

Have someone who you appreciate? It also makes as a great gift

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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