Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Subscriptions

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Subscription by Foodie Pages
Bean_to_Bar by Foodie Pages
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Subscription
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Indulge in exclusive, award-winning Canadian chocolate, crafted by dedicated and creative local entrepreneurs!

Bean-to-bar chocolate-making is the latest trend in Canada's chocolate industry.  Just a few years ago, there was a single Canadian crafter, making chocolate in small batches,using high-quality cacao beans imported from various growing regions close to the equator.  In the last few years, more and more artisan chocolate makers have popped up in various cities across Canada. Why does an entrepreneur want to make chocolate directly from the bean?  The challenge of creating something entirely unique; a desire to support cacao farmers and their families; a belief in 'healthy eating'. Whatever the reason, we're all the beneficiaries, as these creative Canadian entrepreneurs are now winning medals at the world's most prestigious chocolate competitions.  Share in the journey and taste Canada's best chocolate with our monthly Bean-to-Bar subscription.

Each month, you'll receive 3 bars, each from a different maker, along with tasting notes from our co-curator, Lisabeth Flanagan, Canadian expert in all things chocolate.  Lisabeth writes The Ultimate Chocolate Blog, a wealth of info on chocolate makers from around the world, plus delicious recipes and so much more.  

January's collection includes 3 internationally awarded bars,

  • 70% Chuno Classico made by Ambrosia Bean To Bar (Waterloo ON) - Made from Trinatario-Arciollando heritage cacao beans with criollo genes, sustainably sourced in Nicaragua.  The flavours are very citrus based, with hints of lime and orange blossom, as well as olives, nuts and spices.
  • Ch'abil made by Sirene (Victoria BC) - Ch’abil means “nice” or “good” in Q’eqchi Mayan. In the lush, mountainous region of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, the indigenous Q’eqchi Maya farmers grow a magnificent cacao bean. Their heritage traces thousands of years, back to chocolate’s probable origins in the ancient Mayan civilization. This dark milk bar uses cardamom grown in the same region as the beans, with a bit of crunchy cacao nib added for texture. Bronze academy of chocolate 2018, Silver winner 2018 International Chocolate Awards.
  • Chai made by Avanaa (Montreal QC) - A 70% dark chocolate bar, deeply infused with Avanaa's house blend chai spices and hints of Darjeeling tea.

Looking for a gift for a friend outside Canada? Email us at [email protected] with the address and we’ll send a shipping quote for foreign delivery.

Shipping: Orders will ship approximately February 7 (in time for Valentine's Day!).  

Gift Messages: We can hand write a gift message on your behalf. Please indicate your message in the Special Instructions section of your shopping cart. 

How does the Bean-to-Bar monthly subscription work?
  1. Pick a subscription plan, either 1 month (a single box), prepaid 3 months, or a monthly recurring order (subsequent months are billed on the 22nd day of every month and cancellable on 30 days notice - just log into your account to monitor shipments or cancel).  This subscription is only offered from November to April to avoid hotter periods of the year.
  2. Order any time during the month and your first Bean-to-Bar collection will be shipped by the 10th day of the month following (ex. order November 22nd and your first box ships by December 10th)
  3. Pay a flat monthly fee for Expedited Parcel shipping (varies by province - see Shipping Terms for more detail).
  4. For gifts, put the recipient's name and address in the Special Instruction box of the Shopping Cart (note: only one shipping address per order - if you need multiple gifts, please complete a separate order for each recipient).