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Want to receive the finest gourmet chocolates delivered to your door every month? Who doesn’t!? We’re talking chocolate that’s hand-crafted by artisans who truly consider chocolate-making an art form. Feeling self-indulgent or need a great gift idea? If you or a loved one is a chocoholic, take a few minutes to read our reviews of the best chocolate subscription box. They’re a fun way to discover new chocolates on a regular basis.
Best Chocolate Subscription Box Winners
We’ve chosen our best chocolate subscription box winners based on several factors, including the variety of products, artisan sourcing, subscription terms, pricing and more.
The Gourmet Chocolate of the Month Club wins our top spot as the best monthly chocolate box. This subscription service specializes in a few items: chocolate, beer, wine, cheese, and cigars. And they always deliver carefully chosen, high-quality products at competitive prices. What’s their secret? With each club, they have a panel of experts that chooses only the finest, hand-crafted products from around the world that stand out among their peers. Their chocolate club is no exception. Each month they deliver award-winning, boutique artisan chocolates that feature innovative ingredients and tastes. And unlike many smaller craft chocolate clubs, this club offers a more diverse assortment of chocolates rather than just bars. Some of their past artisans include Mayana, Tumbador and Lake Champlain.
- $48.95 per box (including $14 shipping) for 1 lb.
Our number two pick, Cococlectic, is a dark chocolate lovers dream. This small-batch “Bean-to-Bar” monthly chocolate subscription connects U.S.-based chocolate artisans with chocolate aficionados. Every month, you get four full-sized bars and a newsletter telling you all about the chocolate makers and products. Cococlectic stands out for their chocolate philosophy — every product you receive is all-natural, non-GMO, fair trade and vegan (soy free, gluten free, dairy free and tree-nut free). The chocolate makers they feature source from small farms and use five ingredients or less to make their bars; namely cocoa beans, cocoa butter and sugar. And their vintage packaging with a wax seal is a classy touch. Some of their past artisans include Cao Chocolates, Acalli, Harper MaCaw and Potomac Chocolates.
All subscription levels include 4 full-sized bars and free shipping within the U.S.
- $37.99 one-time chocolate gift boxes include a $20 gift card
- $36/month month-to-month; 5% discount off online store
- $99 for 3 months; 5% discount off online store
- $198 for 6 months; 10% discount off online store
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We love Mystery Chocolate Box’s concept and charitable giving so much, we simply couldn’t leave them out of our top three picks (and their artisan chocolates are awesome, to boot). Every month, you receive three blankly wrapped gourmet chocolate bars, and you’re to guess what ingredients are in each bar (they reveal the bars’ makers and ingredients later in the month on their website). It’s a great way to refine your chocolate tasting abilities while enjoying fine bean-to-bar chocolates from small-batch makers around the U.S. What’s more; this club donates two meals to charity for every box they deliver. And you can order past favorites from their online store. Of course, if you’re not into blind taste testing or have allergies to milk, nuts or other common items in chocolate, this is not the club for you.
Mystery Chocolate Box charges for shipping but it differs for location and season. The average shipping cost is $9 per delivery.
- $17.95/month month-to-month
- $50.85 for 3 months ($16.95/month)
- $191 for 12 months ($15.92/month)
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Other Best Chocolate of the Month Club Reviews
The following monthly chocolate subscription clubs didn’t make our top three but each has something unique to offer the discerning chocolate lover.
Chococurb stands out for its unique chocolate profile, which gives you the ability to share your taste preferences. It’s the only monthly chocolate club we’ve found that gives you some customization. They offer Mini (3 items) and Classic (5-7 items) boxes that include full-sized bars sourced from fine artisan chocolatiers around the globe. Their selections aren’t quite as hard to find as our top winners, but they offer a fairly wide variety of milk and dark chocolates from makers like jcoco, Pacari, Pitch Dark, and more.
Chococurb lets you choose 1, 3 or 6-month subscriptions (no cancellations). Shipping rates vary by season and state. Shipping is free during cold months, but in other months it ranges from $12 to $20 per box depending on where you live.
- $20/month for Mini box (3 items)
- $35/month for Classic box (5-7 items)
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Cocoa Couriers is similar to our number two pick, Cococlectic, in that they source their chocolates from small U.S. artisans who use fair trade cocoa beans to create their masterful dark chocolate bars. This big difference is that Cocoa Couriers claims all of their products are organic, with some vegan, dairy-free and nut-free selections. They include descriptive tasting notes for each bar you receive and give you three different sized box options, ranging from three to five bars. One issue we noticed is that they say they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, but in their terms, they say they won’t refund melted chocolates. So, we’re a bit puzzled by their policy. Still, this could be a great option if you want all-organic bars. Recent artisans include Acalli, Brasstown, Kyya and Hello Cocoa.
Cocoa Couriers offers auto renew month-to-month subscriptions, with cancellation by email anytime.
- $35 one-time chocolate gift boxes (includes 4 bars)
- $25/month for 3 bars
- $35/month for 4 bars
- $45/month for 5 bars
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Are There Health Benefits to Eating Chocolate?
Yes! Cocoa beans are one of the best natural sources of antioxidants. A healthy diet of (especially) dark chocolate does indeed give you some health benefits. Check out the video below to learn more.
Why Go With a Monthly Club?
The clubs we review here take chocolate to a higher level. Most of the products you’ll receive in these monthly chocolate club boxes are extremely difficult to find in your local stores. Yes, some of your local stores may stock gourmet chocolate, but they likely don’t offer the bean-to-bar specialties that these clubs can deliver. If you’re not set on a monthly box of chocolate, check out our reviews of other monthly subscription clubs for coffee, wine, beer and cigars.
Which monthly chocolate club would you recommend and why?