May 2017

Posted on June 10, 2017

It’s that time of the month again — Mystery Chocolate Box revealing time!

Today, we’ll be opening up the May 2017 box and showing you what mysterious but delicious chocolates you enjoyed. We actually included some really interesting bars in this box (including a U.S. Mystery Chocolate Box exclusive bar), so we’re really excited to go through this box with you.

Let’s get started.

 

Bar A

This bar is what happens when you let a toddler loose in Trader Joe’s and tell him to grab some things that he’d like to put in his very own chocolate bar creation.

You send him off, fully expecting him to return with something like raisins or cherries…maybe even some cookies or something. After what seems like hours of wondering whether or not you’ve just made a terrible decision, he finally bounds excitedly back. You take a look at his arms overflowing with boxes and bags of interesting goodies to stuff into his chocolate concoction and say to yourself, “this is going to be a long afternoon…”

Or that’s our story, at least. The real one makes much more sense (we’ll tell how it was REALLY created after we reveal it below).

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Super Trail Mix Dark Chocolate by Rawmio

It’s not listed in its name but these are the inclusions in this bar:

currants, pumpkin seeds, and mulberries

oh, and almonds and goji berries

…AND pistachio nuts

…now we can’t forget the golden berries

…oh, and it also has cacao nibs.

That’s EIGHT, yes count them, EIGHT inclusions. That’s a Mystery Chocolate Box record. Quite impressive in itself.

Now, let’s get to the real story behind this chocolate bar. While we love the idea of this bar being conceived by a toddler with free reign in the fruit and nut section in the store, the reason for this bar’s existence is actually something much more logical: health.

It’s actually this chocolate maker’s idea of blending anti-oxidant rich superfoods with dark chocolate that created this bar! So for each delicious bite that you take of this bar, you’re actually consuming eight superfoods. That’s a win-win if we’ve ever heard one.

All right, let’s move on to the next bar…

 

Bar B

Okay, first off, we’ll go ahead and state the disappointing: this bar only has two inclusions.

Yeah, we know. What a letdown. What, they couldn’t think of five or ten other flavors to add? They must have not been wearing their creativity hats when they made this bar.

Anyway, all kidding aside, let’s go ahead and tackle this bar.  If you’ve been around for a while, you might have recognized the signature creamy inside of this bar — it’s infused with a ganache filling rather than regular chocolate throughout. We’ve included a couple of these bars in previous boxes (but in different flavors, of course!).

Other than that, there’s really not a whole lot to say about this bar other than it’s delicious and way too easy to eat the whole thing at once (don’t ask how we know).

Let’s go ahead and reveal it…

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Dark Chocolate with Blood Orange & Vanilla Bean by Ethereal Confections

If this bar made you think of the Dark Chocolate with Raspberry & Vanilla (July 2016) and/or Dark Chocolate with Sweet Basil & Cherry Blossom (October 2015) bars, then that’s for good reason — they’re all sister bars (and personal favorites)!  If you haven’t experienced these creamier chocolate bars, then you’re missing out.

Order some so you can try it!

All right, now we’re on to the last bar of the box — this is a really special one…

 

Bar C

There’s no other way to contain our excitement about this bar, so, well, we’re just going to blurt out why we’re proud of this one…

As of now, this bar is EXCLUSIVE to Mystery Chocolate Box in the United States!  The box that you received from us last month is the ONLY place in the country where you can try this bar.

So that’s the exciting part. What about how this bar actually tasted?

Well, it starts with deliciously crafted milk chocolate. And it ends with…

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Milk Chocolate with Sea Salt & Lime by Seed and Bean

Sea salt and lime! This bar quickly became one of our personal favorites thanks to the fantastic, smooth milk chocolate.

If you love milk chocolate with a bit of sea salt, you’ll love this bar.

And if you love robust, wide-ranging chocolate catalogs with many different bars and inclusions, then you’ll also love Seed and Bean in general. They have one of the most impressive offerings of chocolate bars with inclusions that we’ve ever seen. Very impressive!

Wrapping up…

We hope you loved this box! What did you think? Leave a comment and let us know.

Until next month :)

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