By “chocolate muse” Valerie Beck
Do you remember the book of the month club?
Or the Columbia Records tape of the month club? (A junior high school favorite!)
Are you into the contemporary subscription services, for makeup, or dog toys, or other items?
It’s fun to receive something new that you love, and to take a journey to a new adventure through this new discovery, isn’t it!
I’ve wanted to start a chocolate of the month club for quite some time, and even did for a short time back in 2007 while the 1.0 version of the original chocolate tours I founded in 2005 was running.
The timing has finally proved right, and I recently launched the Chocolate Uplift craft chocolate subscription box, which gives you 4 top-notch chocolate bars per month, always sustainable and child-slavery-free, soy-free, small-batch, and scrumptious! I’ve met and connected with so many innovative chocolate makers over the years, as the chocolate revolution moves forward, and it’s a blast to connect you to their delicious artistry through the box!
In addition to selecting these special and sometimes hard-to-find bars for you, and choosing the packaging and monthly theme, I donate a meal to the children of CREER Africa for every box sold, as the kids are reintegrated into health and life after being trafficked onto the child labor cacao farms in Ivory Coast that supply big chocolate brands. This one-to-one give came about when I asked the CREER founder what she needed for the kids, such as books, toys, or shoes. She said that the rescue center needs food, rice for the kids. So that’s what we give.
The boxes also contain a friendship bracelet from Peru, to honor the heritage of cacao, and to say an extra thanks from me to you.
You can receive boxes quarterly, monthly, or one-and-done, for yourself or a gift, for a journey through chocolate.
Click for my latest unboxing video to see what was inside the March 2017 box and hear me share some backstories about the chocolate, cacao, or chocolate makers. Thank you, and keep eating real chocolate!
Onward and upward!
Your friend in chocolate,
Founder/CEO Chocolate Uplift and Valerie’s Original Chocolate Tours
Uplift Through Chocolate!