Thursday, December 18, 2014

We are currently on hiatus until 2016!

Folks, we know you love and need this chocolate, but unless you can get to one of the stores listed on the "Buy Rox Chox" page, you'll have to wait until 2016. Our online store is closed for our 2015 hiatus.

We will be doing research and development this year and will hopefully return with a better business plan, but the same high-quality chocolate you can't forget.

You can reach us at roxchoxpdx@gmail.com where we welcome your feedback.

Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One week left :)

Rox Chox is going on hiatus for all of 2015! 

If you want to order online, please do so by Nov. 21st. We will not be accepting any orders after that date. 

Please be advised that several factors have impacted our production schedule and orders are being delayed by an extra week or so. 

Thank you for your patience!

Monday, September 8, 2014

BIG News for fans of Rox Chox!

We're Back!

& we have BIG news 

Happy September!  We hope all is well with you.  We are back to business making fresh batches of Rox Chox, and are shipping orders out as weather allows (heat waves permitting).
This summer we seriously examined the future of Rox Chox and we have decided to stop production for 2015 and work on developing our company and our business model.

What this means for you, our beloved customers, is our website has reopened for online orders and will stay open until November 20th (in time to ship for Thanksgiving!). Starting November 21st, we will stop production through 2015 with plans to reopen in January 2016. Both flavors are now available in bulk containers or in the 1.5 oz bar size in a case of twelve or in three-packs and shipping prices have been adjusted to reflect the actual cost of sending via Priority with the USPS. As always, if you're in a hot spot we may need to delay your order until it cools off a bit.

Sweet Tip: Rox Chox freezes great for long-term storage, and also keeps in the cooler, walk-in, or refrigerator for probably a year or longer.

research & development
 

The decision to stop production for 2015 was huge for us and of course we didn't come to it lightly. Our company has grown incredibly quickly, thanks to you! And we are so grateful but with growth there needs to be balance to sustain a business, just like we need balance in our own lives.

Rox Chox has grown to the point where our family production model can not sustain it at a level that meets our customers' needs. Throughout 2015 we'll be developing ways to grow responsibly while maintaining the integrity of our products and striving to build a company that will be able to provide a healthy and balanced environment for all of our workers.
Your support means the world to us and we appreciate your patience as we move through this exciting new phase of our growthWe have really appreciated your patronage and enthusiasm during these formative first three years of Rox Chox and we look forward to stocking you up on Rox Chox through this year and then returning to serving up more delicious chocolate after 2015!
With gratitude,
Rochelle and River

Friday, August 22, 2014

We're back!

Due to popular demand, Rox Chox is back online a bit early! Please take a minute to read our "Buy Rox Chox online" page for any questions you might have. Looking forward to serving you some delicious chocolate! 

Thank you. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

On Summer Hiatus until September 2nd, 2014

Hello Fans!

The time has come for a rejuvenating relaxing balance to all the busy business of keeping your Rox Chox in stock!

We won't be shipping any chocolate in the summer due to the heat (it'd be melllltinnng...), but we have stocked up all your favorite retail locations (see the "Buy and Contact Chox" page for a full list) and we will be back online on September 2nd!

Happy Summer to you. We look forward to working with you again in the autumn.

Whole Foods! Good News!

Big news! Rox just made our first delivery to Whole Foods Market!  We are starting with their new Greenway location on Scholls Ferry Rd (near where I grew up!), and we'll take a short break from our Summer Break to do a live demo there sometime in June.
 
You can find Rox Chox here in the specialty department in good company between Raaka and Alma chocolates!  
 
Thanks everybody for your requests to get into Whole Foods Market which has motivated this step!  As for the Whole Foods in your particular neighborhood, so far we have been approved for the Pacific Northwest Region, so we'll be taking it one store at a time out here and gradually spreading eastward as we grow in our sustainable, methodical style.
 
Photo Credit goes to WFM staffer Gio. Thanks, Gio!

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sweet Sixteen days until our annual Summer Break!

In case you are interested, the main reason we started taking summers off was because of the heat (big news, chocolate melts!), so we didn't ship during the warmer months, and it just made sense. 

However, it has turned out to be a Sustainability Policy in more ways than one- our Annual Summer Break gives us a chance to pursue our other life passions and paths, keeping the people behind the chocolate in good spirits and sanity.

So thank you for ordering and stocking up on your favorite delicious, healthy chocolate before May 23rd. Because after that, we will be enjoying the sunshine, as we hope you will be as well.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Annual Summer Hiatus! Order by May 23rd to last you til September!

Hello Loyal Rox Chox Fans, Thank you for your passionate patronage. We so appreciate your enthusiasm for this delicious healthy chocolate, and we so enjoy making it for you. We also really look forward to time off from the business side of life, and will be closing for the summer again this year, allowing us to do some camping in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest and then to return in September with renewed zest for chocolate-making! Online ordering will be available through May 23rd and will resume on September 2nd. Make note! We will NOT be shipping ANY chocolate in June, July, or August. (Unless someone offers some ridiculously exorbitant bribe for us to take a quick break from vacation and we happen to be able to - you never know). This month has also brought a new development to Rox Chox: molds! You may soon notice that the 1.5 oz bars are no longer cut by hand but formed in a mold. This allows for greater efficiency and accuracy and produces less waste and less crumbs. Yay! Happy Spring tidings to all... Rochelle and River

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy 3 year anniversary to Rox Chox!

Thank you for loving this chocolate for these three years. We are so glad to have made it this far and to still be growing strong!

They say starting a business is like having a child.  Well, neither of us know how challenging it is to have children, but we can appreciate the analogy from the business side for sure. 

Today is the anniversary of our first demo, at which we sold out. That exciting beginning has propelled us through many sleepless nights and tantrums (by these adults), and now we are proud and happy to say that our business has grown from its infancy through the walking stage and is now stringing words together on its own!

Before you know it, we'll be sending it off to kindergarten. That'll be the day. :)

Until then, this sample's for you! Happy Anniversary Rox Chox!


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

WE ARE SNOWED IN! ALL ORDERS WILL BE DELAYED.

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!

#SnowedIn 
#TrustyTruckGotStuck
#WinterWaitingGames

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:

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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.