Kekao Craft Chocolate Bar Subscription Box - June 2020
June is here, and one date we all have circled is Father's Day. If your father is a chocolate enthusiast, you will have to consider the Kekao Box, a deliciously curated chocolate gift, delivered monthly. Who doesn't like the sound of that?
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 JUNE BOX
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.
Madagascar Trinitario & Pink Pepper 75%
This chocolate bar by Akesson's is subtle with fruity-sweet tartness. It features notes of citrus and red berries that are enriched by the floral notes of the pink pepper.
Tasting notes: Citrus, Red Berries & Floral
DICK TAYLOR CRAFT CHOCOLATE:
Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor have always loved crafting. With a background in woodworking and boat building, they have always worked with their hands. Craft is a guiding principle in their lives. After hearing about the craft chocolate movement in the late '00s, they saw similarities in woodworking and craft chocolate making.
They became fascinated with the idea of the chocolate experience and in 2010 bought their first chocolate-making equipment. Their chocolate captures and highlights the subtle flavour nuances in the cacao they source from around the world, with the goal to make an enjoyable chocolate experience for us.
Northerner Blend 73%
The SS Northerner sailed for the last time on January 5, 1860, when she struck Blunt's reef, was breached, and wrecked. Constructed of wood, she was a hard-working side-wheeled steamship transporting not only passengers but also a cargo of gold and mail throughout the Pacific Northwest from San Francisco to the Columbia River. Her wreck was one of the first in a long history of vessels lost facing the treacherous waters off Humboldt County. This bar, named after the SS Northerner, hopes to capture the rugged and bold nature of the early ships to work these waters.
The Northern Blend is a well-balanced bar, with tangy yet deep cocoa notes made with a blend of Malagasy (from Madagascar) and Brazilian cacao.
Tasting notes: Dried Apricot, Honey & Cacao
MIRZAM CHOCOLATE MAKERS:
Mirzam Chocolate Makers is an Emirati chocolate maker founded in Dubai. Mirzam designed their chocolate production process to be transparent; you can experience every aspect of chocolate making at their chocolate factory, from roasting the cacao to hand wrapping each bar.
Their inspiration comes from the maritime spice route that took merchants around the world to buy delicious spices. They have selected cacao plantations located along this historic trail (Vietnam, Indonesia, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, India, and Cuba) to create their single origin chocolate bars.
Dark Chocolate Coffee & Cardamom 62%
This bar is made with 62% single origin dark chocolate infused with cardamom and freshly roasted coffee from a local Dubai roaster around the corner from the Mirzam chocolate factory.
Tasting notes: Coffee & Cardamom
Founded in 2015, Goodio is a food pioneer with a big heart. The story started with a question: “What if there was a food brand you could trust?”. Goodio was created on the principles of sustainability, well-being, and transparency. It's a vision to bring Nordic-inspired flavors to a chocolate brand for the global consumer.
They select organic, nutritious ingredients, and fuse them with unique flavors, such as wild blueberry and sea buckthorn to give you a delicious one-of-a-kind treat. All their bars are made with raw cacao, which is high in antioxidants and classified as a superfood.
Wild Blueberry 61%
Goodio's Wild Blueberry is a unique combination of chocolate and wild blueberries gathered from the Finnish wilderness. This bar is truly one of a kind.
Tasting notes: Dark Fruit
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 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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