Let's take a closer look at what chocolates you can expect to receive this month with the Kekao Box

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Sabadi Chocolate

Modica style chocolate, born in the elaborate and eponymous city in southeastern Sicily, has long suffered in reputation due to cheap cacao from dubious sources. Enter Simone Sabiani, Modica restaurateur with a restorative eye for food, natural wine, and chocolate. His Sabadì chocolate taps the potential of Modica style, known for cold processing, lack of added cocoa butter, and rough texture, to highlight the raw materials that go into its creation. Sabadì showcases how ethical sourcing, attention to detail, and thoughtful inclusions can match this unique style to the baroque beauty of its rich history.

Sabadi Tritone Organic Traditional Modica Chocolate with Flower of Salt 85%

Tritone is for anyone looking for strong emotions. Very long-lasting of bitter, sweet, salted sensations following each other with a very pleasant ending.

Tasting notes: Sweet, Bitter & Salty


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 Arhuaco Businchari 82%

Heights of sweet spice, licorice, and sesame rise gently in this ultra-rare chocolate made according to ancient Arhuaco tribal traditions that are designed to maintain the world's natural harmony.

Tasting notes: Sweet Spice, Licorice, and Sesame

Original Beans Arhuaco Businchari 82%

Pump Street Chocolate

Pump Street is an award-winning bakery in the village of Orford on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. After mastering naturally-leavened bread, they ventured into making chocolate from beans imported directly from single estates and cooperatives around the world. Provenance and process are key to Pump Street's finished bars. They source cacao from the best growers who ferment and dry the beans at the origin. They then tailor their roasting, grinding, and conching to yield the best-tasting chocolate possible.

Pump Street Grenada Crayfish Bay Estate 70%

Pump Street takes great pride in crafting the exclusive Crayfish Bay single-estate chocolate bar, the one and only of its kind in the world. The beans from this estate result in a remarkable taste of blackberries and delicate floral undertones.

Tasting notes: Blackberry

Pump Street Grenada Crayfish Bay Estate 70%

Marou Chocolate

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 Ba Ria Ginger Lime 69%

Setting the stage for the flavors of Ba Ria to shine, this bar is a marriage of fruity cacao, acidic lime, and floral, refreshing ginger. Vietnamese cuisine is known for its celebration of bright, complementary herbs and vegetables. Ginger and lime are two very commonly used ingredients in many Vietnamese dishes and are cultivated throughout the country. Cacao, ginger, and lime are all grown in the same Vietnamese region.

Tasting notes: Ginger & Citrus

Marou Ba Ria Ginger Lime 69%

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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Actual chocolate received in any given month may feature different chocolates than described in this blog post.

July 04, 2023