Kekao Monthly Craft Chocolate Club - May

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

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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 76%

A bar of powerfully aromatic chocolate made with beans from the hills of Ba Ria province, with exceptionally high fruit notes, possibly their most distinctive chocolate.

Tasting notes: Fruity

Marou Ba Ria 76%

RITUAL CHOCOLATE:

Ritual Chocolate produces small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate using classic European methods and premium cacao from select sources. Founded in 2010 by Robbie Stout and Anna Davies, their mission is to produce exceptional quality chocolate while celebrating the complexity of the cacao bean.

At their small chocolate factory in Park City, Utah, they are involved with the entire chocolate-making process to ensure their values for the highest achievable quality are present every step of the way.

They source some of the highest quality cacao in the world to make their chocolate. With no added flavours, their chocolate is an authentic expression of the flavour unique to each origin.

Ritual Fleur de Sel 70%

Fine French salt and craft chocolate were made to be together. This classic combination satisfies your sweet and savory craving simultaneously and stupendously.

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Fudge & Sea Salt

Ritual Fleur de Sel 70%

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 Liliko'i Passion Fruit Dark Milk Chocolate 50%

This inclusion bar features vibrant artwork by local artist Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha, and delicate molding inspired by Polynesian tattoo patterns. Together with historical tidbits about each inclusion ingredient, the complete package of flavor, art, and culture creates three bars that do more than taste good: this is chocolate with a sense of place. When the seeds of passion fruit first came to Hawaii from Australia in 1880, they were planted in the East Maui district of Liliko'i and the name stuck. The juice, with its distinct tangy flavor, is a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cuisine, used to make sauce, candy, ice cream, tea, or in cocktails and shaved ice.

Tasting notes: Tropical Fruit 

Manoa Liliko'i Passion Fruit Dark Milk Chocolate 50%

GOODIO CHOCOLATE:

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 Fennel 49%

A delicate touch of licorice from fennel combined with Peruvian fine cacao for a balanced flavor combination. Enjoy!

Tasting notes: Licorice & Floral

Goodio Fennel

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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