Kekao Monthly Craft Chocolate Club - September
Let's take a closer look at what chocolates you can expect to receive this month with the Kekao Box.
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.
In 2017 Goodio traveled to Peru to meet the farmers behind one of the rarest cacao beans in the world Pure Nacional. The result of the trip was the creation of this savory 80% dark chocolate bar.
Tasting notes: Earthy
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.
This bar juxtaposes Forastero cacao's fall scented and fruity profile with a subtle crunch from Brazilian Bourbon coffee nibs, lending caramelized malty notes. Brazilian coffee accounts for nearly one-third of the world's coffee consumption. Known to be less acidic, nutty, and soft, it compliments the cacao without overpowering its natural flavor.
Tasting notes: Toasted Nuts, Dried Fruit
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.
Tasting notes: Red Fruit & Spice
Potomac Chocolate is an American craft chocolate maker based in Woodbridge, Virginia. Founded in 2010 by Ben Rasmussen, Potomac is one of the first bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the United States. At their small workshop, raw cacao is transformed into award-winning craft chocolate. Every bar made is hand-crafted, and the focus and dedication Ben brings to the workshop results in delicious bean-to-bar chocolate that highlights the unique flavors of each cacao origin.
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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.