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A whole food, rather than candy; Hot Chocolate Cubes are made with organic single origin cacao and raw, unrefined cane sugar.
A whole food, rather than candy; Hot Chocolate Cubes are made with organic single origin cacao and raw, unrefined cane sugar.
A whole food, rather than candy; Hot Chocolate Cubes are made with organic single origin cacao and raw, unrefined cane sugar.
495 backers pledged CA$ 20,441 to help bring this project to life.

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KOKO MONK HOT CHOCOLATE CUBES

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Koko Monk Hot Chocolate Cubes

Convenient, Brew-at-Home Hot Chocolate

Koko Monk Chocolates has created a delicious new way to enjoy hot chocolate at home with the introduction of its new Hot Chocolate Cubes.

Organic, vegan*, and free of refined sugars, chemicals and preservatives, these “ready to brew” cubes-of-goodness will provide a blissful sensory experience.

Easy to use and always tasty, our Hot Chocolate Cubes make it possible for you to enjoy our products wherever you are.

We first launched our business in Kitsilano (Vancouver) in 2013, and since then, we have won some major media attention, including a spot on BuzzFeed’s “27 of the Greatest Places in the World to get Hot Chocolate,” Chatelaine Magazine’s “10 of the Most Insanely Decadent Mugs of Hot Chocolate Across Canada,” and Travelzoo's "9 of the Most Insane Hot Chocolates You Need to Try This Winter" . 

Our 14 unique flavors of hot chocolate includes A Non-Conformist’s Plea for an Imaginary Summer (tomato hot chocolate with rose and raspberry), Strange Gravity (oregano hot chocolate with melon and a touch of anise), and Brunette Bangle (curry hot chocolate with coconut liquor).

These Hot Chocolate Cubes are the brew-at-home version of some of our most popular flavors: Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha, and Matcha Tea White Hot Chocolate*. 

*Please note that the Matcha Tea version of these cubes contain milk solids and therefore it is the only one that is not vegan, but using organic coconut milk to make this hot chocolate will create the most delicious version of it.

For Health, Peace and Prosperity on Earth
For Health, Peace and Prosperity on Earth
What We Need & What You Get:   

 

We are turning to you, friends of good food, for help raising $10,000. 

Our goal is to fund the equipment needed for two purposes: 

 1. To open a second Koko Monk Chocolates store. The new store will be located on West Broadway in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. We look forward to opening in Fall 2018. 

 2. The new, bigger location will allow us to begin producing the ‘brew at home ’ version of our hot chocolate in even more delicious flavours, as well as helping us to meet demand for the full line of Koko Monk bean-to-bar chocolate bars. 

We are also excited to share that the new location will include a hot chocolate cafe -- a dedicated area of the store where our valued guests can sit with friends and enjoy a cup of our designer hot chocolate. 

In return you will get a unique, sophisticated and healthy hot chocolate experience in its most convenient form.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration of this project. 

 Best wishes, 

 Paul Dincer Founder, Koko Monk Chocolates

from left: Authentic, Matcha White Chocolate and Turkish Mocha Cubes
from left: Authentic, Matcha White Chocolate and Turkish Mocha Cubes

The Impact  

Rich in minerals and antioxidants, our hot chocolates are just what you need to start or finish any day right. 

Blended from single-origin, organic cacaos and bean-to-bar chocolates originating all the way from Mexico to Bolivia, our products are beyond candy. 

We do not use African beans due to ethical reasons. We work directly with cacao farmers and cooperatives and fair trade, organic organizations.

Mocha and Matcha Hot Chocolates
Mocha and Matcha Hot Chocolates

 

Three Different Flavours:


Authentic Hot Chocolate (our original recipe)  

74% Vegan Dark Chocolate with chilli, citrus and raw cacao, spices and herbs aged all together. Sweetened with raw sugar.  

Ingredients: 74% Venezuelan dark chocolate, raw cacao, raw sugar, soy lecithin, chili and orange zest.  

Allergens: soy lecithin  

For instruction, please click on the link  


Turkish Mocha  

The marriage of 74% liquid Venezualan dark chocolate and Turkish coffee. The Turkish method is the oldest practice in creating a unique and sophisticated brew. This method reduces the amount of caffeine but increases its effectiveness by a factor of two leaving you clear-headed and focused. Combined with the glory of a rich and pure chocolate, nirvana will be within your reach.  

Ingredients: 74% Venezuelan dark chocolate, raw sugar, soy lecithin authentic turkish coffee.  

Allergens: soy lecithin  

For instruction, please click on the link  


Matcha Tea White Hot Chocolate  

Matcha Tea White Hot Chocolate offers the pleasant and unique flavour of first harvest matcha tea. It is potent, bold and as green as a dream. Please note that this drink is totally built on flavour rather than sweetness. 

Ingredients: 35% Venezuelan white chocolate, first harvest matcha

Allergens: soy lecithin, caffeine, milk solids  

For instruction, please click on the link  


Ultimate Superfood: Single Origin Raw, Organic Bolivian Criollo Beans Contains over 230 natural Chemical Compounds
Ultimate Superfood: Single Origin Raw, Organic Bolivian Criollo Beans Contains over 230 natural Chemical Compounds

To learn more about the benefits of raw cacao: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797556 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4696435

Risks and challenges

The issues might be related with the mechanical aspect of the production or packaging stage of the ordered pledges. Either way we are alert and ready to address any problem that life can impose on us.

If we are overwhelmingly successful, it may take a bit longer on the shipping & handling end but we have planned for expediting the shipping process in that event.

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    Pledge CA$ 8 or more About $6

    PLEDGE CA$ 8

    2 mini sampler packs: Receive 4 Authentic Hot Chocolate Cubes (will make two single cups of designer hot chocolate).

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    PLEDGE CA$ 10

    Sampler pack: Receive 6 Hot Chocolate Cubes (will make three cups of our designer hot chocolate, in three different flavours: Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha and Matcha Tea Hot Chocolate).

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $12

    PLEDGE CA$15

    Sampler pack: Receive 12 Hot Chocolate Cubes (will make six single cups of our designer hot chocolate. Two cups of each flavours: Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha and Matcha Tea Hot Chocolate).

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    PLEDGE CA$ 20

    Sampler pack: Receive 18 Hot Chocolate Cubes (will make nine single cups of our designer hot chocolate. Three cups of each flavours: Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha and Matcha Tea Hot Chocolate).

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    PLEDGE CA$ 25 or MORE

    Sampler pack: Receive your choice of flavours for a set of 20 Hot Chocolate Cubes (will make ten single cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $31

    PLEDGE CA$ 40

    2 Sampler packs:

    Pack 1: Receive 6 Cubes of all three flavours. Total 18 individual Cubes (makes nine cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Pack 2: Receive your choice of flavours. Total 20 individual Cubes (makes ten cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $46

    Pledge CA$ 60 or More

    4 Sampler packs:

    Pack 1: Receive a Box of 4 of Koko Monk Chocolates signature pralines.

    Pack 2: Receive 6 Cubes of each three flavours (Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha and Matcha Tea Hot Chocolate). Total 18 individual Cubes (makes nine cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Pack 3: Receive your choice of flavours: 20 individual Cubes (makes ten cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Pack 4: Receive a 100g bag of Koko Monk “Crunchy Parmesan Toffee Dark Chocolate Bark” exclusively crafted for this Kickstarter project! (This treat is made to complement single malt scotch and full body red wines).

    Bring the experience of your favourite drinks into a whole new level.

    Note: There is a SMOKED version of Parmesan Toffee which is available exclusively for $100 and $150 Pledge options)

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $62

    Pledge CA$ 80 or More

    5 Sampler packs:

    Pack 1: Receive a box of nine of Koko Monk Chocolates signature pralines.

    Pack 2: Receive 6 Cubes of all three flavours (Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha, Matcha Tea Hot Chocolate). Total 18 individual Cubes (makes nine cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Pack 3: Receive your choice of flavours: a set of 20 individual Cubes (makes ten cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Pack 4: Receive a raw, organic, vegan, bean-to-bar, refined sugar free chocolate bar (70g)

    Pack 5: Receive a 100g bag of Koko Monk’s “Crunchy Parmesan Toffee Dark Chocolate Bark” exclusively crafted for this Kickstarter project! (This treat is made to complement single malt scotch and full body red wines).

    Bring the experience of your favourite drinks into a whole new level.

    Note: There is a SMOKED version of Parmesan Toffee which is available exclusively for $100 and $150 Pledge options.

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    Pledge CA$ 100

    6 Sampler packs:

    Pack 1: Receive a box of 12 Koko Monk Chocolates signature pralines.

    Pack 2: Receive 6 Cubes of all three flavours (Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha, Matcha Tea Hot Chocolate). Total 18 individual Cubes (makes nine cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Pack 3: Receive your choice of flavours: a set of 20 individual Cubes (makes ten cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Part 4: Receive a raw, organic, vegan, bean-to-bar, refined sugar free, vegan chocolate bar (70 g).

    Pack 5: Receive a raw, vegan, organic, sugar/sweetener-free superfood protein bar (this fruit and raw cacao, nut-free 50g protein bar contains 20g of vegan hemp protein).

    Pack 6: Receive a 100g bag of Koko Monk “Crunchy SMOKED Parmesan Toffee Dark Chocolate Bark” exclusively crafted for this Kickstarter project! (This treat is made to complement single malt scotch and full body red wines).

    Bring the experience of your favourite drinks into a whole new level.

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $116

    Pledge CA$ 150

    7 Sampler packs:

    Pack 1: Receive a box of 16 of Koko Monk Chocolates signature pralines.

    Pack 2: Receive 12 Cubes of all three flavours (Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha, Matcha Tea Hot Chocolate). Total 36 individual Cubes (makes eighteen cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Pack 3: Receive your choice of flavours: a set of 20 individual Cubes (makes ten cups of our designer hot chocolate).

    Pack 4: Receive a raw, vegan, organic, bean-to-bar, refined sugar-free, chocolate bar (70 g)

    Pack 5: Receive a raw, vegan, organic, sugar/sweetener-free superfood protein bar (this fruit and raw cacao, nut-free 50g protein bar contains 20g of vegan hemp protein)

    Pack 6: Receive a bag of single origin, raw, heirloom whole cacao grounds 150 g (no Dutch processing, no roasting, no separation. Loaded with iron, zinc and magnesium. Raw, vegan, organic, sugar/sweetener-free.)

    Pack 7: Receive a 100g bag of Koko Monk “Crunchy SMOKED Parmesan Toffee Dark Chocolate Bark” exclusively crafted for this Kickstarter project! (This treat is made to complement single malt scotch and full body red wines).

    Bring the experience of your favourite drinks into a whole new level.

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $387

    PLEDGE CA$500

    Receive a subscription to our 1 year Hot Chocolate Program. This year-long program
    includes a set of 12 of each of the three flavours (Authentic Hot Chocolate, Turkish Mocha, Matcha Tea Hot Chocolate)
    each month, for a total of 36 hot chocolate cubes per month for a year.

    We will provide instructions for iced versions of the recipes to be enjoyed
    in the warmer months.

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $774

    PLEDGE CA$1000

    Receive an exclusive customized hot chocolate set!

    We will conduct a short over-the-phone interview with you to design an exclusive Hot Chocolate around your personality and your favourite flavours!

    You will receive a set of 50 customized Hot Chocolate Cubes that have been created just for you. Each individual set is comprised of six cubes.

    This pledge also comes with a Koko Monk's Signature Raw Chocolate Gift Basket which includes:

    - 3 single origin raw, vegan refined sugar-free naturally sweetened chocolate bars.

    - A box of 9 signature pralines
    - A 300 gram bag of raw ground cacao bean
    - 2 x 50g raw organic sugar-free superfood protein bars (this fruit and raw cacao, nut-free 50g protein bar contains 20g of vegan hemp protein)
    - 2 x 100% chocolate bar (just pure cacao stone grind and tempered into chocolate)
    - A 100g bag of SMOKED parmesan toffee dark chocolate bark

    As our way of saying 'thanks', your name will appear on our website as an official supporter of Koko Monk.

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Funding period

- (35 days)