Pure Madness Chocolate of the Month Club Review
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Pure Madness Chocolates offers some of the finest chocolates. They pair the classic chocolate flavors you already know and love with bold, exciting flavor profiles to create something extraordinary. With their monthly club, you can enjoy a three, six or 12 month membership and enjoy everything there is to love about pure, simple chocolate.
A chocolate club that is all about highlighting the real flavor of chocolate itself.
- Excellent chocolate quality
- Summer shipping available
- Shipping included
- No artificial colors, flavors, etc.
- Unique, fun chocolate varieties
- High price compared to competitors
- Cannot deliver on weekends
- No special gift options
Chocolate Selection: (Rating: 7/10)
The chocolates offered by Pure Madness are truly unique. These expertly-created confections feature flavors from around the world and only the finest chocolates. The company works hard to establish a flavor profile that compliments the natural flavor of the chocolate – including white, dark and milk chocolate varieties. Some of their truffles do contain alcohol and depending on when a member starts, there may be seasonal ingredients or chocolate varieties included in the monthly membership delivery. The club has some exotic ingredients, but not all of the time. All of their chocolates are made without GMO ingredients and they only use Fair Trade Certified chocolates.
With all of that said, the club only sends chocolates from their own brand, which can be too limiting – especially for a 12-month contract. Just some of the types of chocolate members can expect include Hawaiian chocolate bars, toffee, truffles, salt caramels, sipping chocolate and even peppermint bark.
Chocolate Quality: (Rating: 8/10)
The quality of chocolates delivered by Pure Madness is fairly impressive. They take their recipes very seriously and only use the highest quality chocolates. They do not allow hydrogenated fats, preservatives, artificial colors or sweeteners into their chocolates either – which is not something all companies can boast about. There is nothing overly unique about their chocolates other than their dedication to simplicity – but for some members, simplicity could be an issue.
Memberships and Pricing: (Rating: 6/10)
There is one core membership with three contract options: three month, six month and a one year contract. The price for their membership is much higher than their competitors. While shipping is included, they do not always send the same volume of chocolate per month – so for the price, members may feel they are not getting enough. Prices range from $175 total to $675 total.
Additional Perks: (Rating: 4/10)
There are not much for perks with this club – other than the chocolates themselves. There is a brief description of the chocolates and ingredients are included. However, newsletters are not included and the company does not provide information regarding the chocolatier, chocolate origin, etc. in their shipments. Members will not receive discounts for reorders either with this club.
Shipping and Packaging: (Rating: 10/10)
Pure Madness Chocolate of the Month Club uses their signature sleek black packaging and they do take extra precautions to ensure chocolates are not bruised. During the summer months they may include cooling packages – however, they will not ship over the weekends during the summer. Shipping is included with the membership price.
Gift Memberships: (Rating: 4/10)
There are no specific gift memberships with this club, but the three-month Pure Madness Chocolate of the Month Club could easily be given as a gift. Due to their extremely high prices, however, most gift givers may opt for a more affordable chocolate club. When purchased as a gift there are no special wrappings or notes provided.
Website Features: (Rating: 6/10)
The website is extremely user-friendly and there is plenty of information out there for potential members. Pure Madness does have a FAQs page and online shopping for members and non-members to enjoy. There is nothing special for members, but there is a blog and members can sign up for monthly newsletters and updates via email.
Customer Service and Support: (Rating: 9/10)
Members can contact customer service via the provided phone number or email. Also, unlike other chocolate clubs, Pure Madness Chocolate of the Month Club is one of the few to offer a live chocolate concierge via phone and email. They also have a helpful guide on their site and social media. Customer service hours are limited to Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm EST.
Three Month Club: Includes three shipments of chocolate including a 9pc truffle, toffee, and 12 pc caramel. Starts at $175 total and includes shipping.
Six Month Club: Includes six shipments of chocolates that include a 16pc truffle, sipping chocolate, sea salt caramels, wild threesome chocolate bars, toffee and a 9pc truffle. Starts at $315 total and includes shipping.
12 Month Club: Includes one year of chocolates that include a 9pc truffle, wild threesome chocolate bars, toffee, 16 pc truffle, sea salt caramels, sipping chocolate, peppermint bark, dark hearts, and 25 pc truffle. Starts at $675 and includes shipping.
Membership Price Range: $175 - $675
Gift Memberships?: No
Shipping Rates: Free
Summer Shipping?: Yes
Duration in Months
Help and Support
Live Chocolate Conciege
Who is This Chocolate Club Best Suited For?
Pure Madness Chocolate of the Month Club, unfortunately, may not be for everyone. While they have some excellent varieties and high quality chocolates to offer their members, their higher price makes them more suitable for chocolate lovers and explorers rather than those looking to try something out for fun.
Gift-wise, the club may be attractive as a wedding gift or even Christmas gift, but only for the three-month variety. With a price already close to $200 total, not everyone will be apt to use Pure Madness for gift giving.
What We Like and What We Don't Like
Pure Madness Chocolate of the Month Club has a lot going for it. They offer superior chocolates and some fun varieties – including their Wild Threesome chocolate bars. We love that they use Fair Trade chocolate, which is not something all chocolatiers and clubs can boast about. We also enjoy the fact that they try to use fun, unique ingredients – though they don’t have tons of exotic offerings.
For the price, we wish members would get more. Instead, they are paying for the luxury of the brand – and not necessarily getting much for their money. That being said, Pure Madness has a reputation for excellent chocolate; therefore, some members are more than willing to pay extra for a brand they know and love.
We wish they had more options for gift giving. We do, however, love that they have a live chocolate concierge. These individuals are highly skilled and can help members pick the right membership and even buy additional chocolates based on food and beverage pairings.
Overall, Pure Madness Chocolate of the Month Club is still a great option for those that do not mind paying a little more for superior chocolates.
Pure Madness Chocolate of the Month Club is all about simplicity. Simple ingredients and highlighting the true taste of chocolate. With their delectable choices, this is definitely the club for the extreme chocolate lover.