Archive for December, 2015

After eight years, a Kakao price increase

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2015 by Brian

Starting January 1, Kakao will raise the price of our chocolates.

When we started selling in the summer of 2008, we charged $1.50 each for caramels and truffles, and we haven’t budged that price at all since then. During that time, though, we’ve seen the cost of chocolate increase dramatically, and we’ve seen the cost of cream and butter and sugar and just about everything else go up as well.

And that’s not to mention that we pay our team members more – we now start employees well above minimum wage, and we include in their pay a health care benefit. It’s important to us that we take care of the people who take care of you, our customers.

So, we’ve come to a place where we need to increase some of our prices. We are going to raise the price of our caramels and truffles from $1.50 to $1.75 each. We’re also going to raise the prices of some of the other chocolates in the shop, and our wholesale prices as well. (We won’t change the price of the barks, which we just raised last year.)

But these increases won’t happen this year. They’ll begin on January 1, 2016, so you’ll enjoy the same prices this holiday season that we had in 2008. And please remember that we always make our chocolates in small batches, by hand, with lots and lots of love.

All the time, but especially at this time of year, we at Kakao so appreciate the support we get from the St. Louis community. We know you can eat any chocolate, that you can buy your gifts at any store, that you can spend your money at any shop. But when you shop at Kakao, we hope you know how much we value your patronage. Thank you.