This review is going to start and end with chocolate. How could you go wrong?
I was so excited when I found this gorgeous company – even more so when my Soul Box arrived on my doorstep! But let me explain…
Who are Meraki and Co?
Meraki and Co are a Gold Coast based business founded by sisters Laura-Jade and Sophie. Meraki (pronounced Ma-rak-e) means “to do something with soul, creativity or love, to put something of yourself into your work”.
Laura-Jade and Sophie have created “The Soul Box”, a raw chocolate kit filled with everything you need to experiment with making your own choccies at home.
Not only are they spreading raw chocolate love – they’ve also started the “creating kindness” movement, to inspire everyone to practice random acts of kindness. Each Soul Box comes complete with kindness cards, which you leave after you carry out your chosen act of kindness (maybe buying someone a Soul Box?). The cards inform the recipient what it’s all about and ask them to pay it forward. Very inspiring!
What exactly is a Soul Box?
The Soul Box contains everything you need to make your chocolate – cacao butter, rice malt syrup, cacao powder, instructions and a cute silicon mould for your creations!
The instructions provided give clear guidance on how to make your chocolate; so don’t worry if you’ve never done it before (hint – it’s super easy to do). The instructions also contain some delicious flavour inspiration and a Raw Chocolate Brownie recipe. Mmmmmm….for more recipes, see their blog!
Finally – what did I do with my Soul Box?
Well naturally I made delicious chocolate! Oh – you want details…ok, ok…
First up I made a batch of the chocolate as per the instructions. I dropped some crushed pistachios into the moulds and filled them with the chocolate mix. There was a little left over, so I placed some frozen raspberries on a tray and drizzled them with chocolate. As a final touch, I sprinkled this with desiccated coconut (if you have read my recipes – you’d know that’s kinda my thing. Sorry to be predictable).
A little tip – I popped mine in the freezer so I could test them earlier! That’s also kinda my thing….no patience for treats!
Batch two and I made the chocolate, dropped a frozen raspberry in each mould and covered with the mixture. Too easy – and another delicious treat to enjoy!
For the record, I can confirm both batches were super yum!
Sounds delicious – any final thoughts?
The soul box would make a unique and memorable gift that would be thoroughly enjoyed by the recipient (hopefully you might get to enjoy it too!). It would also be a great treat for yourself – if you’ve never made raw chocolate before than this could be just what you need to get started!
What do you think of the idea? Any birthdays coming up that I solved your gift dilemma for? Mine isn’t until June, just fyi :)