Kekao Monthly Craft Chocolate Club - August
Let's take a closer look at what chocolates you can expect to receive this month with the Kekao Box.
THE CHOCOLATE CONSPIRACY:
Chocolate Conspiracy sources their cacao beans from the Agro-Industrial Cooperative Atalaya. The association is formed by 300 members who live in the margins of the rivers that make up the Ucayali region of Peru, 60% of the members are native to the Achaninka tribes and the rest are migrant settlers who plant many varieties of fruit. The members of the co-op are involved with all the aspects of the growing and harvesting of the cacao, in doing so we end up with a varietal blend of Forastero, Trinitario, and Criollo.
The cacao beans are certified organic, certified fair trade, and certified kosher. The cacao is also non-GMO, non-hybridized, and cultivated from a combination of old-growth cacao trees and new trees that have been planted to help maintain not only the forests but the livelihoods of the farmers and harvesters.
Chocolate Conspiracy Mint Chip Bar 75%
This Chocolate bar is crafted from full-bodied Arriba Nacional heirloom beans. They feature quality honey, sourced locally, sustainably, and humanely. This chocolate contains no harmful chemicals, no pesticides, no herbicides, and no fungicides; it also has no refined sugar, no dairy, no soy, and no GMOs. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the healthiest chocolate created in Utah! Simply, raw chocolate blended with raw honey, raw heirloom cacao nibs, raw vanilla bean, Himalayan pink salt, and peppermint oil.
Tasting notes: Mint & Honey
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.
Goodio Dark 71%
Sophisticated dark chocolate celebrating the rich and complex taste of authentic cacao from exotic Peru.
Tasting notes: Rich, Cacao & Smooth
Amano Artisan Chocolate:
Amano Artisan Chocolate is a small-batch craft chocolate maker based in Orem, Utah. Amano is an award-winning maker, they make all their chocolate on vintage equipment. Their small batch process allows Amano to control and observe flavor development, making each batch of chocolate not only delicious but unique.
Amano Macoris 70%
Tasting notes: Apricot, Caramel, Brown Sugar & Cream
Marou was one of the first bean-to-bar makers in Asia. When Vincent Mourou left his advertising career in San Francisco, he moved to Vietnam to find himself. This is when Vincent met Samuel Maruta, a banker from France living in Saigon with his wife and two kids. The two had nothing but a blender, an oven, cake tins, and Sam's kitchen. Samuel and Vincent continue to work with a tight network of small farmers who they buy the best quality beans from.
Marou Tien Giang with Calamondin Kumquat 68%
Tasting notes: Spice & Citrius
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 just try a couple of bars, check out our online chocolate store.
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