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:

  • 74% Ecuador Palo Santo 2019 (January 2020)
  • 78% Fiji 2019 (February 2020)
  • 76% Ecuador Sofia 2019 (March 2020)
  • 77% Madagascar (April 2020)
  • 70% Guatemalan Cahabon (May 2020)
  • 50% Wild Bolivia Milk (June 2020)
  • 82% Wild Harvest Itenex Bolivia (July 2020)
  • 66% Organic Bolivia Alto Beni (August 2020)
  • 75% Colombia Aruaca (September 2020)
  • 77% Uganda Esco (October 2020)
  • 56% DR Zorzal Holiday Spice Milk/Cream chocolate (November 2020)
  • 51.5% Uganda Esco Curry Spice Milk chocolate (December 2020)
  • 72.5% Dark Mexico Chiapas (January  2021
  • 33% Ecuador Esmeraldas Milk chocolate (February 2021)
  • 75% Arauca w/ no extra butter (March 2021)
  • 75% Belize w/ 7.5% cocoa butter (April 2021)
  • 75% Cahabon w/ 15% cocoa butter (May 2021)
  • 72% Peru Maranon - Gentle roast (June 2021)
  • 72% Peru Maranon - Medium roast (July 2021)
  • 72% Peru Maranon - Strong roast (Aug 2021)
  • 67% Classic style semi sweet chocolate  - blend (Sept 2021)
  • 55% Holiday Spice Semi-Sweet chocolate (October 2021)
  • 55% Holiday Tradition Spice Milk/Cream chocolate (November 2021)

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.