Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Endangered Species - Filled Chocolate

Endangered Species chocolate can be found at most Whole Foods. What is Endangered Species chocolate? Well, despite the jokes I get from my meat-eating friends, I can assure you that it does not contain endangered species. The brand is called such because they donate 10% of their net profits to partner organizations that support species conservation, habitat preservation and humanitarian efforts. They currently donate to the African Wildlife Foundation and The Xerces Society. I love the idea of giving back, but how does that chocolate taste? probably what you are wondering.

I love their normal chocolate bars and was so excited when they came out with the creme filled line. What makes this line unique is that all of the creme-filled bars are vegan. There are six flavors. Most have a really nice taste to them, but you have to keep in mind that they are not filled with liquid cream. Instead, they've taken the ingredients and made a dry cream inside -- some I found had a really nice flavor and some tasted a little too fake. This dry cream created a pretty dry chocolate bar overall as well.

My favorite one was the Almond Butter because it contains real almond butter, giving it a delicious flavor.  Inside each bar, you'll find ingredients like dark chocolate (chocolate liquor, cane sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, and vanilla), powdered cane sugar, organic palm oil, sea salt, natural flavor, and sunflower lecithin. I just wish I knew what the natural flavor was.

There is Coconut Cream, which is pretty good.

And I also enjoyed the Raspberry Orange Creme Filled chocolate.

I wasn't a big fan of the Sea Salt and Lime because it just didn't taste like natural flavor.

Other flavors include Lavender Mint and Blueberry Vanilla.

You can buy Endangered Species chocolate bars on Amazon here. I especially love that they are Non-GMO Project Verified, certified vegan, certified gluten-free, and Rainforest Alliance certified. Overall, I think they are a nice option when you want something different. Some of the flavors are better than others, but I think they are worth a try.

Full Disclosure: Although the products were provided to me for free to review, that in no way influenced my veracious opinion.

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