Posted on January 24, 2016
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Mystery Chocolate Box of 2016!
However, before we reveal January’s bars, we’d like to tell you that we also recently published our 2015 Donation Report. If you haven’t seen it already, check it out.
Also, this year we made a bonus donation to Peace Geeks. Thank you to Joan M. for telling us about them and their cause!
Lastly… we have a very special update to our box experience coming very soon. More details are coming, but stay tuned 🙂
Now, let’s go ahead and reveal January’s bars….
This was a really great bar (a very interesting combination of inclusions), however… it was also one of the easiest to guess so far! So we really hope you got this one right.
Let’s just say we wanted to help you start the year off on the right foot 😉
And here’s what it was:
60% Dark Chocolate with Candied Citrus Peel & Blueberries by Cacao Atlanta
We really like how Cacao Atlanta not only makes their chocolate bean-to-bar right here in the U.S. but they also source their inclusions from local farms. (We’ll give you one guess where they’re located.)
Let’s move on to the next bar…
This bar contained a flavor that’s very strong and recognizable (we think) so this one shouldn’t have been too hard either. We’ll talk about this a bit more shortly, but we think this flavor isn’t mixed with chocolate enough.
Here it is:
53% Dark Chocolate with Banana by Chocolate Santander
Yes, it was bananas. This is Chocolate Santander’s second appearance in a Mystery Chocolate Box because they’re really great at fruit inclusions. (Their 53% Dark Chocolate with Blackberry bar, featured in our April 2015 box, was also really good).
This was a milk chocolate bar that we just had to try. We’re not really sure if the word “inclusion” is even the right one…it’s more like a blend of sorts.
Well, whatever you call it, it’s just good.
Red Velvet Milk Chocolate by Redstone
Quite an interesting milk chocolate, don’t you think?
It’s ALMOST not surprising, since red velvet has managed to find its way everywhere.
What did you think?
Let us know how you liked this box!
January 30, 2016 (1:16 pm)
Janurary was my first box and it was an absolute joy to receive! My man really enjoyed the Red Velvet bar and my favorite was the one that had Banana. 🙂
January 26, 2016 (11:51 am)
Great Christmas gift from son. Love concept. Really enjoyed A and B. Gave C to another family as prefer dark. I think your product is excellent and your concept(s) are fun. May be hard to have family or friends “what is it” parties as hard to not just consume myself. Even enjoyed the humorous box printings and look forward to February. Keep it up!!!