Saturday, April 12, 2014

Matt will see you at Market tomorrow!

The Hillsdale Market tomorrow is going to be so sunny! Hooray for wonderful market days!!

Matt will be there to greet you tomorrow, and he is amply supplied with samples to satisfy your cravings!

Hooray for lilacs blooming....

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

We won't be at market tomorrow, apologies!

This spring has socked your market booth staff with one tenacious bug! Working on getting better, albeit from home tomorrow. Planning to see you next week! Be well. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A few more fabulous flowers of the day to celebrate our Spring Giveaway!!!

Can you believe the beautiful diversity of Mother Nature!!! 
These flowers represent the variety to be found in the flavors of just one bar of Rox Chox, which is what you will receive for FREE with any order placed by midnight tonight!
Celebrating Spring...

Giveaway ends tonight!

What a glorious day! Sunshine and flowers everywhere. The colors! The warmth!  Celebrate the return to life with a free bar of Rox Chox - the giveaway ends tonight at midnight. Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Beauteous Spring Tidings! A gift for you!

Hello and Happy Springtime Dear Roxchoxtarians!

Here in the Portland area, birds, bees, and flowers are in abundance, so we are feeling generous. We are celebrating this most wonderful resurgence of life to our natural world by giving away FREE CHOCOLATE to YOU!!! Happy Spring.

This is a rare occasion. We give out lots of morsels to sample, but VERY RARELY do we just give away an entire 1.5 oz bar of Rox Chox. 

That means that if you buy just one bar, you will get two! Yup, it's a Two-fer! 
And if you buy one flavor, you can get the other flavor for free. Just let us know which flavor freebie you'd like, and we'll set you up for some delicious springtime treats.

Offer ends Sunday at midnight. Happy Spring!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Freebie Friday Giveaway

This weekend we are celebrating spring by giving everyone who orders from our website one free 1.5oz bar of your choice. 

Will it be Dibs on Nibs at 73% but still-so-sweet, or the creamy-with-coconut 53% Sweet and Salt?

Let us know in the "note" of your order which freebie you prefer!

#raw #organic #fairtrade #vegan #sugarfree #chocolate #giveaway !

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

It's like Spring in Oregon!

And we have sprung back into action! A few updates: We've been working on a new shopping method for our website. It will be much better, very soon. You've been asking for O.M.Ginger, and we've been listening - it's coming soon! That's all for now, folks. Hope you're enjoying some nice weather wherever you may be.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Whew, we made it home safely but our trusty truck got stuck, so if you order online in the next few days we won't be able to ship it to you in our normal timeframe. Expect a delay of 4 days or longer. Thank you for your weathered patience!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

We're back! Happy 2014 to all!

Online ordering is back up and can be found to the right of this post in the sidebar and also on the "Buy Chox" page, which you can select via the above menu. Please read through our shipping policies if you haven't before. We had a great vacation that brought us some great changes and are happy to be back to work making Rox Chox! Happy New Year and thank you for your order!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

We are at the Hillsdale Farmer's Market every other Sunday thru March!

The first Hillsdale Farmer's Market of 2014 was was beautifully bright and cold, but I was thickly bundled and had a chance to do a little basking in the sunshine.  I love having to get up early on market days, because then I see the sunrise! It was gorgeous today. And so peaceful.  Here's a view of the Tualatin Valley's morning:

We are happy to announce that we will be at the Hillsdale Farmer's Market at least through March 2014.  The market is every other Sunday from 10-2.   That's Rox Chox in the photo below, second booth on the right with the red tent and table.

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The next Hillsdale Market will be Sunday the 19th of January, when our favorite vegan employee Matt will be giving out samples and market-direct deals to you while I take a trip to visit family. 

I hope to see you every other Sunday after that! Have an awesome 2014.

Friday, December 6, 2013


You are the best customers ever!

We are so happy to be on a break from bringing you delicious Rox Chox.

Our online ordering options will be back up on January 10th. See you then!

Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Going offline until January 10th in one hour!

Thank you so much for all your appreciation, enthusiasm and joy for Rox Chox! Your kind words are really keeping us going!

Speaking of going, here we go off of the Internet! Online ordering will be taken off of our site through January 10th of 2014 at midnight tonight.

Happy Holidays and see you next year!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gift your gifts & stock up by tomorrow!

Just one day left until online ordering will be unavailable until January 10th!

If you are stocking up for yourself or to gift to lucky special someones, now's the time!

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hillsdale Farmer's Market, 3 days only!

Rox Chox will be at the Hillsdale Farmer's Market for three days only! Special for the holidays, we will be a "Pop-Up" vendor on Nov.24, Dec.8 & Dec.22, Sundays, in the Wilson High School parking lot in Hillsdale, just outside of Portland. Come visit! 

I, personally, have never been to this market, but I hear it is fabulous, large, and has everything one needs for holiday gifting and merry meal-making! What could be better than locally crafted fresh artisan everything?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

FREE Gift wrapping before Dec 4!

If you order Rox Chox for a friend we I'll gift-wrap it and hand-write your personal message on a heart-shaped card. All orders in by Dec.4 get this special treatment!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Newly available online: Dibs on Nibs!

We are happy to announce the virtual arrival of our new flavor, Dibs on Nibs!

 Dibs on Nibs, at a 73% cacao content, is the darkest of all Rox Chox. The nibs of the heirloom variety of cacao Arriba Nacional de Fina are the crunchy topping and texture to this decadent treat and come to us full of flavor and nutrition from Fair-Trade farmers in Ecuador.

This new flavor is free of coconut and salt but may have come into contact with them as it is processed in our Rox Chox Raw Lab on the same equipment as our original flavor, Sweet & Salt.

You can buy Dibs on Nibs from our website on the sidebar to the right or on the "Buy Chox" page, or by visiting us in person at one of the Farmer's Markets!


Thank You, Ann Boroch! Healing bellies, healing hearts.

It has been brought to our attention that a number of you have found us through Ann Boroch's

New Revised Edition of Healing Multiple Sclerosis !

What an honor it is to have Rox Chox included in Doctor Boroch's list of approved treats!

Thank you Ann Boroch for sharing the great news of Rox Chox with your readers, and thank you to everyone who is on the healing journey and chooses our chocolate as your treat. 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Closed for the holidays December 13 - January 5

Advance notice!

We will be taking a winter break from December 5th through January 5th this year to spend some time with family.

Just so you know ahead of time, you will be able to place orders online until December 4th, orders will ship the week of Dec. 9-13, and we'll be open again January 6th!

Happy holiday planning!
Thank you

Saving paper, no receipts!

Quick update for you, our internet customers.

We will no longer be printing your receipt and including it with your shipment.  You do get a receipt from Paypal when you place your order, and in the interest of saving time and paper, we have decided that it's ok to let go of that step.

Thank you!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

We won an award for sustainability!

Rox Chox is now an award-winning chocolate. 

The members voted, and we have been selected as the recipients of Food Front Co-op's Sustainable Community Award for 2013. Thank you Food Front Owners!! We are so happy to be recognized for our ultra-sustainable efforts, and we feel so honored that you took the time to nominate and vote for Rox Chox!

We were presented with our award at Food Front Co-op's Hillsdale location's 5-year anniversary, and I finally got to give that acceptance speech I've been practicing since I was 5.  

Rox Chox for the win! :) Thank you!

Friday, September 20, 2013

All is well in the land of Chox. Your opinion please?

Well, Portland, fall is here. The sprinkling has begun. The cool fresh breezes are blowing. And we are back at it, slinging raw chocolate like nobody's business. Well, actually, like our business.

Speaking of business, this making healthy chocolate has turned out to be a pretty busy one, as businesses go! We are happy to have so much demand for our product and we are carefully considering many possible options of how to address this growth. 

As you may be aware, both of us Choxatarians come from both culinary and artistic backgrounds, so the business aspect has been a learn-as-we-go kind of process, and it has been very overwhelming. We are proud of what we have accomplished at Rox Chox, and we enjoy our chocolate work very much, but we need to better balance our creative lives with our business lives. We are seeking solutions! Do YOU have the answer??

Our intention for the next few months is to do some intensive learning in the subject of business growth, and also to reach out and have more conversations about different ways of dealing with growth or structuring businesses. We believe in the power of collective thought and decision making, and we would like to invite you to share with us your ideas for Rox Chox.

What would you like to see more of? 
Ex: Rox Chox in more stores / more flavors / different packaging / more availability of bulk Rox Chox in stores / more farmer's markets / ... 

Is there a way that you would like to support Rox Chox in our growth?

What ideas do you have in any aspect of business growth that could be helpful to us?

What examples have you seen or experienced of businesses in our position?

Drop us a line at or just share your idea, any idea, right here! Thanks for engaging with us in more ways than taste :) We're all in this together, right? And we all want our Rox Chox, that's for sure!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chef River back in action!

We are back in production, and to celebrate, here's a rare peek into the Raw Lab.  You can see River at work (listening to the Cocteau Twins) cutting the Chox by hand and see how we weigh each piece, one at a time. Call that hand-crafted? Could only get closer if the gloves came off. 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Why hello again!

My, how time flies on vacation!  Thanks so much for your patience while we had some summer fun; we are replenished and ready for another busy chocolate season!

Ordering options are back up, so have at it! Please be advised that we have further elaborated on our shipping policies on the 'Buy Chox' page: having had two incidences of melting occur, we no longer will ship to you if it is over 90 degrees F in your location, and if it is over 80, you order at your own risk of melting. We will do our best with insulation.

Here's a few snapshots of what you missed on our vacation: 

 Volunteering at Farmageddon
 Planting a fig tree in Forest Grove
 Swimming at the Sandy River
 Living the life we imagine at the Oregon Coast
 Visiting the picturesque wine country of the Willamette Valley
 Spending quality time with dear friends
 Spending quality time together
 Playing in the sand

Thursday, July 4, 2013

We are on vacation through September 1st, 2013. See you then!

Rox Chox is on vacation! We will return September 1st, and will restore online ordering options to our website at that time. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you so much for your business.  You can still find Rox Chox at all of our retail partners, listed on the "Find and Buy Chox" page. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Last chance to order until September!

Hello dear fans of Rox Chox, this is your final reminder- order by midnight PST today or wait until September! Hope you Have an awesome summer! Thank you!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Vacation Announcement!

Dear valued customers,

Rox Chox has been a two-person operation for over two years now, and we have been busily making and shipping Chox for this whole time with hardly any time off, which means the time has finally come for us to take a break (and, on a personal note, a long-postponed honeymoon).  We are choosing to close Rox Chox this year for the six hottest weeks of the summer since it is the slowest time for chocolate sales. This also means that our carbon footprint will be noticeably lighter as we won't be shipping as many ice packs and coolers! 

From July 1st - August 31st we will not be filling any orders, and we will remove online ordering options. We ask that you place your order by July 1st, and we will ship it by July 15th.  We hope that you are able to place an order to last you through the first week of September, as we will re-open for business on September 1st, and fill orders as we receive them.  Just a friendly summer reminder- the shelf life of Rox Chox is three months when Rox Chox is kept at 65*F or lower. If you normally buy your Chox in a store, don't worry- they will be well-stocked.

We thank you SO much for trying, buying, and delighting in Rox Chox.  When you choose to treat yourself to Rox Chox, you are not only supporting our small business, but also Organic and Fair Trade practices and people in Indonesia, The Phillippines, Peru, Ecuador, France, and Indiana, USA.  So when you delight in Rox Chox, you are helping to heal yourself and the planet at the same time!  It has truly been a surprising delight to do business with you, and we look forward to another busy chocolate season starting in September.

Rochelle & River
Rox Chox Chocolates.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

We will be at the Red Fox Vintage grand opening tomorrow!

Last minute, but fabulous:

Red Fox vintage is opening a new store on SE Woodstock, and we will be at the celebration tomorrow from 10-2 or maybe later. It is right across from the farmer's market! So, do you need some fresh produce AND some fresh Rox Chox along with a new summer style? So many favorite city delights, all in one location tomorrow!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Mad Styles at Last Thursday on Alberta

What a party! I hadn't been out to Last Thursday in years, I guess, because MY how it's grown! It was so fun to have a booth there, so we'll be doing it for the summer each month!

My favorite part? Smiles and fashion... And Kinetic Bicycle Art!

From the top down (descriptors are mine)
Larissa, fashion stand-out.
Teri, Sexual Healer promoting an Ecosexual conference.
Masha, glass-blowing artist of tiny bottles.
Elsbeth and Luke, my artist booth-mates, who were so much fun!

Tigerlily's Tally

The best part about selling Rox Chox at Farmer's Markets & the like is the people we meet! We are such a diverse array of beauties, us humans! I was lucky this Wednesday to have the assistance of my niece Tigerlily, who made a list of the names of all the people who directly supported our efforts by buying Rox Chox on that day. Love this:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Highlight of the Farmer's Market!

"This is the best thing I've ever put in my mouth!" -Janet (on right)

"I love the texture!" -Sierra (on left)

Thank You Janet and Sierra! It is such a delight to see reactions like yours. This is why we Chox!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wednesday Farmer's Market!

Come see, taste, and get deals on Rox Chox at the People's Farmer's Market tomorrow from 2-7pm! Rochelle and our intern Tigerlily will be there to tell you all the important info and to give you samples even if you already know you like Rox Chox! We will have Sweet & Salt and Dibs on Nibs, and special grab bags of tasty morsels!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Farmer's Market Fun Times

Rochelle and Tigerlily, our new intern who recorded these notes on who bought our Chox:

Monday, April 15, 2013

More Chox in Portland... The city that can't get enuf CACAO..

Heal your body from the inside out with Rox Chox and Yoga and massage and all kinds of more good healing at Root Whole Body on Ne 15th Ave in Portland! They now carry our 3/4 oz Square.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Come on down to the Farmer's Market!

Great News! Every other Wednesday starting tomorrow, you can find Rox Chox at the People's Co-op Year-Round Farmer's Market! We will be giving away samples and deals on all three flavors, plus occasionally featuring new recipes for your taste buds to review!

This Wednesday, March 27 (tomorrow!) we will have our second "debut" (the official one, this time!) of our  new flavors Dibs on Nibs and O.M.Ginger. We would love to have your company and for you to review our new flavors.

Where: 3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland  OR 97202
When: Wednesday March 27th and every other Weds. after that, 2-7pm
Who: Rochelle will be at the booth!

Here's a peek at the labels for our new flavors, which will soon be available online and in your favorite store:

A new state of being delicious: Maryland!

Rox Chox is now available in the neighborhood of our country's capital (in Mt. Rainier) at The Glut Food Co-op:

This co-op looks positively old-school awesome! We hope to visit it one day, but for now: all you folks in the capital area, enjoy!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New flavors in stock at People's Co-op

Hello! We had some graphic design delays, but finally finished the labels for our new flavors! The O.M.Ginger and Dibs on Nibs will be on the shelf at People's Food Co-op tomorrow! Hooray! And in a bit, we will have online ordering options for them as well.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another "Yes, Please" environ Los Angeles!

A new location... my favorite news to share!

This time it is a legend in the vegan world: Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park! Like our favorite food source here in Portland, it has been a cozy "down-home" kind of place to get your organic veggies and such since 1970.

You may know them from the Follow Your Heart brand cream cheese and delicious heart-healthy Vegenaise which they are responsible for, among other things. We are honored to be in such established culinary company, and happy to fulfill the request of a customer who will now be able to walk in and pick up her Chox fix.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A few new spots in/near PDX to get your fix...

We are happy to now be accessible to all the docs-to-be at the:

National College of Naturopathic Medicine Bookstore
49 SW Porter St  Portland, OR 97201

And across the Columbia River in the state to the North, where gay marriage is legal <3 :

The Vancouver Food Co-op
1002 Main St  Vancouver, WA 98660

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Update on the new flavors:

So sorry to have teased you, but there's a bit of a delay on releasing the new flavors.

We have been so busy stocking up the stores after everyone's holiday Chox-eating frenzies that we've barely been able to give the new flavors our attention! But rest assured, the first limited editions were so well-received that we know we must produce.

So while I don't have a date for you, I do have a promise.

Dibs on Nibs and the as-yet-to-be-named Ginger Chox will be coming to you (at least on the Internet) soon. I know that's vague... but did you know that we are doing this the down-home DIY way? As in, we are figuring it all out one step at a time. I know, I'm impatient for them as well! I swear to you, interneto-blogosphere fans, that right after filling our regular orders, releasing our new flavors are my #1 priority, and I am giving them all the attention I possibly can while still maintaining some sanity.

Thank you all so much for making our dreams of creating this business possible! We are thrilled beyond our expectations to be this busy, and you are making it possible for us to continue providing you with this delicious treat.

Rochelle and River

Monday, January 14, 2013

Nutritional Information!

We got our nutritional labels done! This one is for the 1.5 oz Bar. Soon you will see the abbreviated version on our labels! 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

We're baaaack!

Thanks for the vacation, folks! We got a lot of blissful sunshine and family time over the week in California, and are now gladly back in Portland, where by some miracle the sun is also shining. Online ordering options are back up, and we are expecting our delivery of cacao any day now, so we will be making a fresh batch (No.291, I think)in the next few days and shipping orders on Monday. Hope your holidays were awesome, or if you celebrate Kwanzaa, that they will be, and Happy New Year! Peace, Rochelle and River

Friday, December 14, 2012

Going on Holiday!

Hello Rox Chox fans,

I hope that this post finds you well.  I wish I had thought ahead to give you more warning- so I apologize if this takes you by surprise and you find yourself stranded over the holidays with no Rox Chox.

We are taking a holiday! Rox Chox will be unavailable for business December 18th-26th.  If you would like to order online, please do so by the end of the day on the 17th. We will ship to you on the 18th and then be on our way to Los Angeles to be with family.

We will temporarily remove the shopping buttons and replace them on the 27th, when we will be available to make and ship you a fresh batch of Rox Chox again.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! See you in the New Year!

Rochelle and River

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Charming new Seattle location to get your Chox fix!

There is a lovely location in Seattle, tucked away in an unassuming modern-looking building, where I have heard you will get the most old-fashioned personal attention and holistic healing advice and assistance. It is called Sugar Pill, and it is the source of many specialty needs and extras, and a showroom of delightful sights and smells. It is a special place for those who desire something distinctive in the departments of Culinary, Mercantile, and even Apothecary. Its proprietor, Karyn Schwartz, who is of much specialized knowledge, recently discovered Rox Chox... so now you can buy our chocolate there as well. Happy happy O So very Happy Holidays, Seattle.

Big News: New Flavors!

The time has come! We have had so many requests for a coconut-free flavor that I have been busy experimenting and finally hit upon two combinations that are delicious enough that I scaled it up for our first limited-edition premiere. The new flavors are: "Dibs on Nibs", made with these cacao nibs of so many colors:

And "Ginger":

for which I used all of this vibrant Peruvian magical root.  I had never peeled this much ginger at once before yesterday, so I googled 'peel ginger', thinking 'there must be an easier way?' and it turns out, there is! A simple spoon did the trick. The skin is so much more delicate than I'd thought.

Both of our new flavors are free of coconut and salt, so they are accessible to even more people of restricted diets - hooray! Nothing makes me happier than when someone says, 'Oh, but I can't have ___' and I can respond with 'But this treat is free of ____' and I see their face light up with joy. I know that feeling all too well, and I am really looking forward to seeing those smiles on your faces at the:

People's Holiday Craft Fair, December 12th, 2-7pm. 3029 SE 21st, Portland OR 97202, when we will premiere these two new flavors in a limited edition! Come by for a taste.

Shortly after this fair, we will also make them available online and to our retail locations. Thank you for fueling our creative fires, chocolate lovers. We are so happy to give you some sweetness.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tender Loving Empire ! Gifting season ! Visit !

We have an exciting new location where you can buy the Rox Chox 1.5 oz Bar and the 4.0 oz Phenomenon: Tender Loving Empire, 412 SW 10th Ave. This lovely little store is jam-packed with beautiful, locally made crafts and music and is also their record label headquarters, a screen printing studio and an art gallery.  If you are in Portland, I really really really suggest visiting this gem of creative brilliance. Especially now that it is officially gift-buying season.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Los Angeles is getting stocked up in Rox Chox!

Some exciting news today...   We have three new LA-area accounts!  We are one lucky chocolate company. And the Los Angeles area just got a whole lot sweeter! (or will next week anyways when we ship these out)

Figueroa Produce Market  in Highland Park:  6312 North Figueroa Street  Los Angeles, CA 90042

Organix LA in Eagle Rock : 1731 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA, 90041 
This is an article on the Huffington Post on those two stores, which are owned by the same awesome group of people with a stellar mission. Founder Luis Quismorio is quoted saying "It's a great feeling to know that we're providing fairly priced, organic, and healthy foods so that it's reachable to all income levels." He, Anthony Bermudez and Ruben Perez founded Figueroa Produce Market first, over four years ago and just opened its sister store Organix last year.

And then we have another store, on the other side of town:

One Life Natural Foods in Santa Monica!  3001 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405

Manzanita News and Espresso!

One of the coziest and accommodating coastal places to relax with a cup of tea or (yum!) hemp milk latte, Manzanita News and Espresso has been my go-to coastal location for years, and now will be a place for people to get Rox Chox!  They have a stellar selection of news sources, artful cards and jewelry and make awesome in-house cookies!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"A jem in a food desert"

For this post, I would like to quote an anonymous reviewer of our newest retail location, the New Earth Health Food Store in Compton, California, which has been going strong for 30 years!:

"This place is a jem! I couldn't believe how well-stocked their room of herbs, teas, etc. was. They sell hard-to-find healthy products in a virtual food desert. The nearest Whole Foods or Trader Joe's is anywhere between 25 and 30 minutes away and they have products that you can't even find in those stores. Don't get me wrong, it is a tiny store. Their refrigerated items are much more limited, but they have a bulk nut section that is organic with prices that rival much larger stores. They sell food, sundries, and some prepared foods. I would definitely recommend this place. I can see why they've been in the neighborhood for 20-something years. Who knew there was health food in the hood???"

It was reviews like this that made us send them a sample, and now we are so happy they said yes, because starting next week, Rox Chox will be available to the folks in Compton, which is really close to River's roots in Long Beach. <3 Everyone deserves a healthy treat.