Chocolate making kit of the Month Club

Sometimes life gets in the way of the things that bring us joy.  Like making chocolate

Which bean to pick? How to roast it? Which recipe?

Oh, and the time!  But you would do it if it was ready to go.  I've said this myself.

So this is my offer to bring you joy.

It is a ready-made kit that you just toss in the Melanger and the next day you have chocolate.  And it has an option that you can have a different chocolate show up every month for ongoing joy.

This kit includes all the materials you need for making a batch of chocolate, already portioned out.  You won't need to roast, winnow or even weigh anything.

Each month there will be a different selection featuring my current favorite cocoa bean, roasted and winnowed into nibs, and all set to use in a different recipe.  Included will be the detailed roasting profile so you have it for reference and of course basic instructions.

Currently the schedule is:

  • 66% semi sweet Bolivia (May 2017) (past)
  • 83% Dark chocolate  - Honduras (June 2017) (past)
  • 54% Dark Milk chocolate Madagascar (July 2017) (past)
  • 90-100% Fiji (August 2017) (past)
  • 65% Papua New Guinea (September 2017)
  • 75% Vietnam Lam Dong (October 2017)
  • 72% Nigerian Direct Trade (November 2017)
  • 69% Jamaican Cream (December 2017 )
  • 75% Venezuelan Guaniamo (January 2018)
  • 70% Ghana semi-sweet (February 2018)
  • 50% Milk Chocolate Costa Rica Nahua (March 2018)
  • 80% Ecuador Esmeraldas 2017 (April 2018)
  • 70% Peru Ucayali Dark Milk 2017 (May 2018)
  • 72% RFA Ivory Coast (June 2018)
  • 55% Vietnam Ben Tre Milk Chocolate (July 2018)
  • 77% Mexican Almendra Blanca (August 2018)
  • 72% Mexican Chiapas (September 2018)
  • 68% Peru Maranon (October 2018)
  • 55% Milk Special Holiday Pumpkin Spice Fiji Rakiraki (Nov 2018)
  • 72% Alchemist Blend (December 2018)
  • 80% Uganda Semuliki Forest (January 2019)
  • 77% Colombia Aruaca (February 2019)
  • 56% Milk/Cream Peru  Ecologico Fundo El Triumfo Palcazu (March 2019)
  • 75% Mexican Tabasco, Chontalpa Dark Chocolate (April 2019)
  • 82% Honduras (May 2019)
  • 74% Brazil Catongo (June 2019)
  • 60% Fiji Milk Chocolate (July 2019)
  • 64% 'Kid Friendly' Lachua (August 2019)
  • 45% "Classic" Milk chocolate - special lot Ghana (September 2019)

In each case you will get the roasted cocoa nibs and sugar needed, plus any of the special/optional ingredients like cocoa butter, milk powder, and vanilla beans as appropriate to the recipe.  I'm not planning to have any soy lecithin in any of these.

Mostly these will be non-milk chocolate, but there may be one here or there. 

As a perk, new beans in stock will most likely be featured the month they arrive.

Just like all the hip new food in a box delivered to your door programs assume you have basic cooking equipment and utensils, I too assume you have a Melanger like the Spectra 11 or similar, and a basic home oven.

You have a choice of 2 lb or 7 lb batches.  I've picked these sizes to efficiently fill USPS flat rate boxes.

If you want to just try it out one time only, that option is available.  It will ship out on the 20th of the following month with Subscriptions.  

If you want a different Kit each month please Subscribe.

**Subscription Details

This is the way it works. . . You will sign up to be a part of the Club with a purchase of this month’s selection, making sure to click the Subscription box. You only have to do this once! Then on the 20th of the month, and any subsequent months, your kit will queue up to ship out. We will have one Kit to offer each month at a flat rate. 

We intend to announce the chocolate at least a week in advance on this page, ideally two weeks in advance (we will see how that works out and adjust accordingly).  You will be able to skip a purchase if you want, or cancel at any time. I only want you making chocolate if you are wanting to make chocolate!

The date of execution, when your credit card is charged, for the Club membership will be the 20th of each month.