European Specialty Shops And Subscription Services Delivering Bean-To-Bar Chocolate To Your Doorstep
Gourmet chocolate lovers often have one thing in common: they love tasting different chocolate brands to explore new flavors and enhance their knowledge in the field of chocolate and cocoa.
Although nowadays they can even access online to various product offerings by chocolate makers, it remains the daunting task of finding several brands of bean-to-bar chocolate all at once. To fill this gap in the market, over the latest years, disparate shops and startups have activated dedicated home delivery services through online orders or monthly subscriptions.
Residing in Italy, I decided to draw up a list of the best bean-to-bar chocolate shops and subscription services delivering chocolate to your doorstep throughout Europe:
London, United Kingdom
The world’s best chocolate bars delivered monthly to your door.
Chocolaterie A. Morin
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate
Doble & Bignall
Grenada Chocolate Company
Pump Street Bakery
Seaforth Chocolate Co.
The Smooth Chocolator
Conditions: Anyone can buy bars and gift boxes, whether they are a subscriber or not. Free delivery is provided to every address within the UK that Royal Mail reaches. Shipping to countries within the EU is possible for an extra £3.50 per box for non-subscribers; EU non-UK resident subscribers, instead, pay £2.50 per box.
Subscriptions: People wanting to subscribe to the service can read more information on this page: http://cocoarunners.com/subscribe/ and choose to receive either provisions of only dark chocolate or assorted ones (dark + milk chocolate bars).
Subscriptions are billed monthly (£18.95 per month) or quarterly (£49.95 = £16.65 per month) and include four chocolate bars delivered per month. Cancellation is possible at any time.
Free bars are sent for each friend referral to sign up for a membership.
The Highfive Company
The Highfive Company imports and distributes the best bean to bar chocolate from US-based craft chocolate makers to shops, coffee bars, restaurants, and hotels throughout Europe.
Hernán – Hecho en Mexico
Conditions: Within the Netherlands, letterbox: €2.50; parcel €5.00; order value over €50: free shipping. Other EU countries: fixed rate €9.00. In the case of warm weather, extra attention is paid to the packaging by using special insulation bubble wrap and ice-packs.
Chocoladeverkopers is committed to selling bean-to-bar chocolate from the best makers in the world, both locally and online. (Read our previous interview to Chocoladeverkopers HERE).
Pump Street Bakery
Conditions: Delivery by bicycle in Nijmegen: €1.00; by post within the Netherlands: €2.95. Fixed rate for delivery within all the other EU countries is €12.50.
Reen Sweets & Treats
Specialty chocolate shop close to the Brussels airport. It produces handmade macarons and pralines with the best local and international ingredients, besides selling well-reputed names of bean-to-bar chocolate.
The Grenada Chocolate Company
Pump Street Bakery
Conditions: minimum order value: €10. Shipping cost within Belgium: €4. Shipping costs within the rest of the EU: €6.5 – €14, depending on the destination country.
10% Off-Sales: check page http://reen.be/collections/pakketjes.
San Giuliano Milanese, Italy
Aruntam is an online shop of food & beverage specialties.
Donna Elvira Dolceria
Conditions: Aruntam guarantees delivery within 48/72 hours in Italy and 72/96 hours in the other countries of the European Union. Shipping charges vary, according to weight and size of the package. (The more the package weighs, the better the shipping costs are optimized).
Have you ever heard of or used any of the above services in Europe?