Kekao Monthly Craft Chocolate Club - December
Let's take a closer look at what chocolates you can expect to receive this month with the Kekao Box.
Manoa Chocolate Hawaii:
Manoa is a Hawaiian-based chocolate maker. Hawaii is the only state in the USA to grow cacao. The story of this maker began in the labs at the University of Hawaii in 2010 studying cacao as a crop for the state. Manoa started as college students with no money and bootstrapped their business with ingenuity and determination.
Manoa Hawaiian Pa‘akai Sea Salt Dark Chocolate 72%
In ancient Hawai‘i, sea salt was used in food preservation, religious & ceremonial purposes, and as medicine. Salt was collected from rocky shoreline pools, and on a larger scale Hawaiians harvested salt from man-made clay ponds; a method still practiced today. These Hawaiian salt crystals add the perfect savory touch to their rich dark chocolate.
Tasting notes: Salty & Brown Sugar
Dick Taylor 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.
Nothing is more warming than fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk. This bar features our rich 55% Brazil Milk Chocolate made with A2/A2 whole milk from Alexandre Family Farm and crunchy ginger SNAPS cookie bits from Bunches & Bunches. It's the perfect combination of sweetness & spice with just the right snap! This is a bar you can enjoy all winter long.
Tasting Notes: Spice & Cookie
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.
Traditional chai spices blended together with smooth and creamy chocolate creating a fragrant, exotic flavor experience from India.
Tasting notes: Spice, Smooth & Creamy
OmNom Chocolate Reykjavík:
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.
OmNom Spiced White + Caramel 32%
White chocolate with orange peel, cinnamon and malt, topped with crunchy, salted caramel.
Tasting notes: Cinnamon, Orange & Caramel
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.
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