Why give someone a box of chocolates when you can give them chocolates every month of the year? If you or someone you know is a chocolate lover, the chocolate-of-the-month club is a delicious gift that will be appreciated all year long.
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This Vermont company produces some truly delicious chocolates. Their subscriptions send a different selection each month for three, six, or nine months, with a lower-price Chocolate Fanatics Club available as well. Lake Champlain Chocolates has been producing chocolates since 1983 and seek out local ingredients to make their confections. They craft their bean-to-bar chocolate from scratch and now are keeping their own bees to make the honey for their chocolates. They buy certified fair trade chocolate.
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Vosges is probably the hippest chocolate makers around, where style is just as important as taste. Chocolates arrive during the full moon. Every moon month, the recipient will receive a nine-piece gift box of truffles or a special 'haut-chocolat' collection. You can get a three-month, six-month, or 13-month "moon journey." Their chocolatier, Katrina Markoff, uses only fresh and natural ingredients without any preservatives, hydrogenated oils, or partially-hydrogenated oils. Her concept is to travel the world through chocolates that include indigenous spices, herbs, and liqueurs for a sensory experience, building appreciation of diverse cultures.
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Jacques Torres, one of the world's best chocolatiers, started his own chocolate factory in 2000 in Brooklyn, New York. Choose from three-month Chocolate Heaven plan, six-month Ultimate Chocolate Lover, or 12-month Chocolate All Year subscriptions to bring a selection of Jacques' personally-selected chocolates each month. His chocolates contain no preservatives, no artificial flavorings, and no essential oils.
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Their classic fine chocolate club is available in three-month, six-month, or 12-month memberships. The selections are guided by the celebrations of the month, such as Valentine's Day, Easter, etc. Cathy Brand-Beere founded DeBrand Fine Chocolates. She comes from a line of confectioners and began working with chocolate at age eight. Now her husband and daughters are part of this Indiana-based company. They import Belgian chocolate and use fresh local ingredients.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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The subscription from chocolate.org allows your recipient to explore artisan chocolate from many different chocolatiers. They have collections including those for dark chocolate lovers, milk chocolate lovers, and gourmet truffle lovers. Each is available in three-month, six-month, or 12-month prepaid formats. The goal is to support small American independent chocolate shops in the U.S. and Canada. You may discover a local chocolatier or become a patron of one from across the continent.
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If you want to send premium dark chocolate that is ethically-sourced, this Bar & Cocoa club is available for three-month, six-month, or 12-month subscriptions, or you can subscribe month to month. Each box has four dark chocolate bars with different cacao origins. Tasting notes are included. The cocoa bean itself is the star and they come from bean-to-bar chocolate makers who are having a positive impact on the cocoa industry.