As you know by my name, I am a lover of chocolate! Anytime I can get my hands on quality chocolate I am a happy girl! Several weeks ago I was contacted by Endangered Species Chocolate, and I am so glad they reached out! After several emails back and forth with Monica, the Communications Coordinator, I received a sample package with several flavors and the hubs and I had a great time test tasting these!
Endangered Species Chocolate began in 1993 with a mission: “to source natural, ethically traded chocolate as a carrier for an environmental message.” So not only do they make delicious tasting chocolate, they are also helping the environment! They donate 10% of their net profits to non-profit environment groups who are known for their wildlife conservation and habitat preservation.
One creative way that they display the animals they are helping is including a picture of them outside and more information inside each wrapper! I really enjoyed reading about the different animals as we went through the taste test. I learned a lot too about each of the animals.
You can find all this and more information on the website in their mission statement!
Not only does Endangered Species Chocolate help endangered animals, but they are also all about being excellent stewards of the environment!
They are also all about using quality ingredients, and have options in the bars that are certified rainforest alliance, non-GMO, USDA organic, OTCO Oregon tilth, gluten free, vegan and kosher! With all those options, there is chocolate for everyone (unless you are allergic). You can find out more details about each of these options here.
Disclaimer: I received free samples by Endangered Species Chocolate and all thoughts and opinions are honest and they are my own.
Sea Salt & Lime Crème Filled Dark Chocolate, 72% Cocoa (Fischer’s Lovebird) – This was my favorite of the group! It had a wonderful mixture of all three flavors. Each bit began with the taste of the dark chocolate with 72% cocoa and immediately the hint of sea salt and lime come to life! It is a good thing I had my husband to share this bar with, or I would have eaten the entire bar myself (and probably in one sitting)!
Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Almonds, 72% Cocoa (The Owl) – Each piece of the bar has a subtle hint of the sea salt and almonds mixed in with the 72% cocoa dark chocolate. I really liked this over other types of chocolate bars that have almonds because these almonds are chopped really finely and spread evenly throughout the bar. Another winner in my book!
Dark Chocolate with Cranberries & Almonds, 72% Cocoa (The Gray Wolf) – This bar also had a base of 72% cocoa dark chocolate. There were subtle hints of the cranberry and almonds in each bite. It was not too sweet like cranberries can be when mixed with chocolate. It certainly was delightful with the fruit, almond and chocolate mix.
Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa (The Chimpanzee) – Simply pure, smooth dark chocolate! It was a perfect blend for my taste buds! I already have plans in my brain about using this chocolate for trying out some new recipes!
Dark Chocolate 88% Cocoa (The Leopard and The Jaguar) – This dark chocolate certainly had a higher percentage of cocoa, which has a slightly more bitter taste than the 72% cocoa chocolate. The taste to me is still very pleasant, however, the hubs preferred the 72% cocoa dark chocolate.
Milk Chocolate 48% Cocoa (The Sea Otter) – Although I am not as much of a fan of milk chocolate as I used to be, this bar certainly was yummy! It was creamy and melted nicely in my mouth! The hubs was a big fan!! For you milk chocolate fans out there, this is the bar for you!!
So what are you waiting for?? Time to get some chocolate! Right now there are a few specials going on at Endangered Species Chocolate for you to take advantage of!!
Take 15% off our new vegan Crème Filled Bars with coupon code FILL15 (expires 3/16).
Also there is an end-of-the-season sale on our Holiday flavors ($1.50/bar Peppermint Crunch, Pumpkin Spice & Almonds, Vanilla Chai).
Ps, you can also get the bars at your local Kroger grocery store!
Thank you again Monica for all your wonderful help!!
– Chocolate Runner Girl-