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Product Review: Endangered Species Chocolate

I received some complimentary samples of the new & improved organic chocolate bars from Endangered Species Chocolate. Everyone knows how I feel about chocolate – it is the best food on earth. I couldn’t wait to dig into these bars, but I did restrain myself & enlisted help from my kids; both share my love of chocolate. First, some information on Endangered Species:

Endangered Species Chocolate uses the universal appeal of chocolate to spread a positive environmental message. We do this by creating a selection of the highest quality, all-natural, ethically traded chocolate, including certified organic offerings. By purchasing ethically traded chocolate, we guarantee cacao farmers a fair wage that lead to more sustainable farming practices.

Additionally, the Ethically Traded label ensures quality products grown under environmentally conscious conditions. All of our bars are wrapped in appealing packaging that highlights the importance of the Earth’s creatures. Our goal is to educate and inspire those who purchase our gourmet products.

MORE THAN DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE
Chocolate is one of the most universally loved foods. However, like other products, it can have either positive or negative effects on the environment and the bodies of those who eat it.

At Endangered Species Chocolate, we provide exceptionally delicious chocolate made with only the finest, 100 percent all-natural ingredients. We offer organic choices to support human health as well as the environment. Plus, recent studies confirm that chocolate contains flavonoids that help blood vessels work more smoothly, perhaps reducing the risk of heart disease. Chocolate also acts as a powerful antioxidant, reducing dangerous free radicals at a higher rate than vitamin C or green tea. And, combined with exercise, research shows that chocolate works to reduce fat in the body.

Just as important, we see chocolate as a medium to save species, conserve habitat and honor human life. Our cacao beans are sourced and harvested from small family-owned properties and are ethically traded. ESC also pays fair prices for harvested products so cacao farmers can maintain their properties. We add to the impact of each bar by donating 10 percent of our net profits to environmental organizations that work to help endangered species and their habitats.

I don’t know about you, but just knowing that chocolate is actually good for you makes me all warm & fuzzy inside! Now, onto some more about the bars I received & sampled.

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Organic Dark Chocolate & Cherry (70% Cocoa Content)
You’ll detect a smooth, sweet cherry flavor throughout this decadent dark chocolate bar. A rather romantic flavor! Peek inside the wrapper for species information that will allow you to become more familiar with koalas unique habits. Your chocolate purchase tastes all the more sweet when you remind yourself that it supports conservation efforts. This bar was only sampled by me. It didn’t last long enough to get to the kids. Sorry, guys. It was awesome and is probably my favorite of the 5. Smooth & dark. Perfection.

Organic Dark Chocolate (70% Cocoa Content)
Savor a pure chocolate moment with this 70% cocoa content indulgence. Deep dark organic chocolate – pure and simple. Increase your knowledge of winged-wonders by reading the inside of the wrapper, filled with insightful knowledge about butterfly species. Your chocolate purchase tastes all the more sweet knowing that it is supporting conservation efforts. What more can I say? We all love dark chocolate in this house & this bar did not disappoint. A+

Dark Chocolate & Orange (70% Cocoa Content)
Deeply dark chocolate blends with refreshing orange oil to create an aromatic organic experience. Inhale and savor! Walk away from your chocolate encounter with increased knowledge about zebras courtesy of compelling text inside the wrapper. Your chocolate purchase tastes all the more intoxicating when you remind yourself that it supports species and habitat conservation. Both Jon & I enjoyed this chocolate bar. It reminded me somewhat of the chocolate oranges you can get at Christmas time. Another great bar of chocolate. Hannah was not crazy about this one.

Organic Smooth Milk Chocolate (43% Cocoa Content!)
An experience to savor. This chocolate bar boasts a 43% cocoa content that delivers a deep, rich flavor that will leave you forever spoiled. Walk away from your chocolate encounter with increased knowledge about lions courtesy of compelling text inside the wrapper. Your chocolate purchase tastes even more pure and sweet when you remind yourself that it supports conservation efforts. Smooth & creamy, just like milk chocolate is supposed to be. This was Hannah’s favorite bar.

Organic Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter (43% Cocoa Content!)
Slightly salty peanut butter is blended throughout this milk chocolate bar, making it one of our most addictive flavors! Better snag a couple more than you planned – this chocolate bar will be devoured sooner than you think. Peek inside the wrapper to read all sorts of interesting facts about gentle giraffes. Your chocolate purchase becomes even more irresistible when you remind yourself that it supports species and habitat conservation. How can you go wrong when combining peanut butter & chocolate? You can’t. I love this bar! So unique. I like that the peanut butter is blended with the chocolate, not a filling inside. Brilliant! A hit with the kids, too.

You can find Endangered Species Chocolate in many grocery stores throughout the US. You can also purchase it right from ESC’s website. Another reason to buy Endangered Species Chocolate – they are certified gluten-free!! As if I need another reason to buy chocolate!

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