Boxup.sg’s First Box of Chocolates [Review]

Previously, we blogged about the first box of chocolates that Boxup.sg officially launched and if you haven’t read that blog entry yet, you can read it via the following link:

http://awinsomelife.org/2012/11/16/boxup-sg-official-launch/

In this blog entry, we will be sharing with you what we think of the box of chocolates that we received from Boxup.sg and we hope that you would be well-informed of what to expect.

If we have to rank the 4 different brands of chocolates that we had, we would rank it in the following order:

In 1st Place [The Best Chocolate In The Box]

Ambanja Bittersweet [Pure Dark Chocolate from Madagascar 65% Cocoa] from Guittard Chocolate Company, USA

From Boxup.SG Official Launch 2012

Our Thoughts: We personally like the Ambanja Bittersweet because the taste was just right for our taste buds and there was a fine balance between sweet and bitter. Eating the Ambanja Bittersweet with fruits such as strawberries certainly exudes a rich chocolatey flavour in the mouth that makes you go “oomph”.

In 2nd Place

Toscano Black [Extra Dark Chocolate 70%] from Amedei Tuscany, Italy

From Boxup.SG Official Launch 2012

Our Thoughts: Elegance is the word to describe the Toscano Black [Extra Dark Chocolate 70%]. It is not just about the packaging that makes the Toscano Black [Extra Dark Chocolate 70%] elegant but rather, when you snap a bar of the Toscano Black [Extra Dark Chocolate 70%] and put it in your mouth, the melting sensation is just so smooth and velvety. No wonder it has won the World Chocolate Awards Gold Medal for Best Bean-to-Bar Dark Chocolate!

In 3rd Place

Bread & Chocolate [Dark Chocolate, 70% Cocoa] from Theo Chocolate, USA

From Boxup.SG Official Launch 2012

Our Thoughts: If you’re someone whom is adventurous, you might like this one. There are two ways you can go about eating this chocolate. The first is to melt it in your mouth, and the second is to bite and chew it. If you allow the chocolate to melt in your mouth, the end result is that you would find the chocolate slightly salty but if you bite and chew the chocolate instead, there’s a bitter-sweet and salty taste to it. So, it really depends on your preferences.

In 4th Place

Domori‘s Single Origins- Teyuna [Fine Cacao 70%] and Domori‘s Criollo Collection- Chuao [Cacao Criollo 70%]

Our Thoughts: We didn’t rank Domori‘s Single Origins- Teyuna [Fine Cacao 70%] and Domori‘s Criollo Collection- Chuao [Cacao Criollo 70%] in the 4th place due to its size but rather, we found the Domori‘s Single Origins- Teyuna [Fine Cacao 70%] and Domori‘s Criollo Collection- Chuao [Cacao Criollo 70%] a tad too bitter for our liking. Chocolate connoisseurs might be able to appreciate the Domori‘s Single Origins- Teyuna [Fine Cacao 70%] and Domori‘s Criollo Collection- Chuao [Cacao Criollo 70%] but I guess we just didn’t clicked with it.

Closing Thoughts:

We are not sure why the first box of chocolates from Boxup.sg are entirely dark chocolates but we really would prefer if there are a wider variety of chocolates besides having just dark chocolates. Then again, it could be a theme revolving around dark chocolates for this particular box.

Once again, we would like to thank David, founder of Boxup.sg for the wonderful box of chocolates that we received. If you’re interested in subscribing to monthly chocolates, do check out Boxup.sg via the following link:

http://boxup.sg/order.html

Stay tuned to more updates from us!

God bless!

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