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:

 

Cocoa Runners

London, United Kingdom    uk
http://cocoarunners.com/
The world’s best chocolate bars delivered monthly to your door.

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Chocolate brands available:

Åkesson’s
Amaro
Amedei
Ara
Askinosie Chocolate
Aztec Gold
Blanxart
Bonnat
Cacaosuyo
Chapon
Chocolarder
Chocolat Madagascar
Chocolate Makers
Chocolate Tree
Chocolaterie A. Morin
Claudio Corallo
Damson
Dandelion Chocolate
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate
Doble & Bignall
Domori
Dormouse Chocolates
Duffy’s Chocolate
Erithaj Chocolat
Ethereal
Forever Cacao
Fresco Chocolate
Friis Holm
Fruition
Grenada Chocolate Company
Georgia Ramon
Hogarth
Hoja Verde
Idilio Origins
Jordi’s Chocolate
Levy
Lucocoa
Luisa Abram
Lyra
Madécasse
Malagos Chocolate
Manufaktura Czekolady
Marou
Mast Brothers
Menakao
Metiisto
Michel Cluizel
Montecristi
Naive
Omnom
Original Beans
Pacari
Pitch Dark
Pralus
Pump Street Bakery
Raaka
Ritual Chocolate
Rococo
Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé
Seaforth Chocolate Co.
Shattell
Sirene
Solkiki
Solomon’s Gold
Soma
SPAGnVOLA
Taza Chocolate
TCHO
The Smooth Chocolator
Tobago Cocoa
Undone Chocolate
Willie’s Cacao
Zotter

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).

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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

Haarlem, Netherlands    nl
https://thehighfivecompany.com/en/
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.

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Chocolate brands available:

Acalli
Antidote
Dick Taylor
Hernán – Hecho en Mexico
Letterpress
Menakao
Potomac
Raaka
Taza

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

Nijmegen, Netherlands    nl
http://chocoladeverkopers.nl/
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).

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Chocolate brands available:

Aanbiedingen
Acalli
Akesson’s
Amma
Cacao Hunters
Cacaosuyo
Chchukululu
Chocolatemakers
Dick Taylor
Erithaj
Friis Holm
Georgia Ramon
Hoja Verde
Idilio
Letterpress
Madécasse
Marou
Mesjokke
Morin
Original Beans
Pacari
Pakketten
Potomac
Pralus
Pump Street Bakery
Taza
Tibor Szántó
Willie’s Cacao

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

Meerbeek, Belgium    be
http://reen.be/
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.

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Chocolate brands available:

Åkesson’s
Amma
C-Amaro
Cacao-Hunters
Cacaosuyo
Chchukululu
Claudio Corallo
Georgia Ramon
The Grenada Chocolate Company
Hoja Verde
Idilio
Madécasse
Marou
Morin
Original Beans
Pump Street Bakery
Solstice
Tobago Estate
Valrhona

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.

 

Aruntam

San Giuliano Milanese, Italy    it
http://www.aruntam.it/
Aruntam is an online shop of food & beverage specialties.

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Chocolate brands available:

Åkesson’s
Cacaosuyo
Chapon
Dolci Intuizioni
Donna Elvira Dolceria
Friis-Holm
Gustolato
Marou
Pacari

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?