Our planet orbits a star whose radiation is responsible for life on Earth, but it also MELTS CHOCOLATE! In North America, the heat and light is more intense in some months—May through October. During those months, chocolate is more at risk of melting, and we have to compensate for that.
-We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to make sure your chocolate isn't stuck somewhere hot over the whole weekend
-We ship with mylar-coated thermal insulations and ice packs
-Mylar-coated thermal insulation and and ice packs cost money, and increase the shipping weight, and therefore increase the shipping cost.
-States closest to our location in New York (NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, MA, DE) have a $3 shipping surcharge during the summertime
-The rest of America has a $4 shipping surcharge during the summertime