Kekao Monthly Craft Chocolate Club - June 2021
The summer solace starts this month, and what is more awesome than bringing a craft chocolate bar to the pool or beach while chilling out? Pair it with your favourite summer drink and enjoy the day out!
Let's take a closer look at what chocolates you can expect to receive this month with the Kekao Box.
WHAT'S INSIDE KEKAO'S CRAFT CHOCOLATE CLUB JUNE BOX
Taza Chocolate makes stone ground chocolate. Cacao is so complex in flavour that they want to let it shout loud and proud. That is why they do less to bring us more. They stone grind organic cacao beans into perfectly unrefined, minimally processed chocolate with bold flavour and texture, unlike anything you have ever tasted.
Taza Chocolate Mexicano Cacao Puro 70%
Stone ground, organic Mexican-style 70% dark chocolate discs bursting with bold flavor and texture. Experience chocolate with true grit! Two discs in each package, perfect for sharing.
Tasting notes: Bold & Cane Sugar
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.
Awards: 2016 Academy of Chocolate Bronze
Tasting notes: Strawberry, Fudge & Sea Salt
Markham & Fitz:
Markham & Fitz started in 2014 when two University of Arkansas alumni Lauren Blanco & Preston Stewart pulled their savings together to buy chocolate making equipment.
Lauren worked in grassroots economic development, this is when she encountered her first cacao farm. Driven to make a positive difference in the cacao supply chain, she leads the company's strategy, creative direction, and product development.
Preston has a background in chemistry and a passion for food science. After tasting craft chocolate for the first time, he dove headfirst in the art of making craft chocolate. Preston leads the company's production operations, quality control, and ensures the highest quality chocolate is made.
Markham & Fitz's mission is to celebrate people and the cacao bean. They practice sustainability like zero-waste initiatives, compostable and recyclable packaging, transparency in supply chain and sourcing high-quality cacao beans.
Markham & Fitz Dominican Republic 70%
An unexpected trio of ripe fig, berry and chicory open brightly on the palate with a touch of acidity, bowing to brownie's lingering finish.
Tasting notes: Ripe Berry & Fig, Chicory, Brownie
Amedei’s journey starts with foundress Cecilia Tessieri’s small artisanal laboratory and her commitment to excellence. A search that gradually developed through study, passion and the rediscovery of ancient processing techniques. The raw cocoa pods selected by Amedei from plantations are harvested and sent directly to Tuscany, to be turned into true art pieces by their chocolatiers, who masterfully dose and hand-process a small number of selected ingredients.
Amedei Toscano Blond, Dark Chocolate With Peach and Apricot 63%
This chocolate bar is a delicious fruit bar as it is infused with hand-dried apricots and peaches. Amazing for the fruit and non-fruit chocolate lover.
Tasting notes: Apricot & Peach
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.
Have someone who you appreciate? It also makes as a great gift!
If you want to just try a couple of bars, check out our online chocolate shop. It's a selection of what we have curated in our past boxes.
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