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Endangered Species Chocolate Review: All-Natural Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans

I will start by letting you know that I wasn't expecting much coffee flavor. Many of the coffee infused chocolate bars on the market have small specks randomly throughout the bar. It's rare to taste the espresso beans in these chocolate bars and that's what I expected from Endangered Species Chocolate's All-Natural Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans. I'm glad I was wrong.

​Review: All-Natural Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans

Being completely honest I purchased this dark chocolate bar with my husband in mind. He loves  the flavor of coffee and I love dark chocolate. So when I had the opportunity to get something for the both of us I grabbed it.

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At first glance, the Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans bar looks like any other dark chocolate bar. However, the taste is much more decadent. 

Endangered Species Chocolate All-Natural Dark Chocolate with Espresso Bean, Lion

Featuring a 72% cocoa content this chocolate was rich and creamy. It walked a fine line on being too bitter, especially with the addition of the ground espresso beans. With each bite the flavor grew on me.

In regards to tasting like espresso, it hit the mark. The ground espresso beans were evenly spread throughout the entire chocolate bar with mild coffee flavor being picked up. Every now and then a larger grind was a welcome bonus. The slight crunch of the espresso bean with the creaminess of the dark chocolate, this all-natural chocolate bar was a definite indulgence.

The wrapper has a enticing image of a tiger's eyes which suggests there is more to this company than just chocolate. 

More than Just Chocolate

Endangered Species Chocolate focuses on quality sustainable ingredients sourced by cacao farmers around the world. Each chocolate bar sale directly helps an endangered species and their natural habitat by their donation of 10% net profits.

In addition to animal conservation efforts, Endangered Species Chocolate takes environmental concerns to heart. Not just words, they power their office, warehouse, and production facility by 100% wind power. And a new washer for chocolate molds and equipment in 2009 reduced their water consumption by 500 gallons – each day!

It's obvious that little changes can make a big impact and there are numerous Earth friendly measures taken by this chocolate company.

From the website:

Walk away from your chocolate encounter with increased knowledge about tigers courtesy of compelling information inside the wrapper. Your purchase tastes even more pure and sweet when you remind yourself that it supports conservation efforts.

Velvety dark chocolate + crushed espresso roasted coffee beans = one seriously intense chocolate bar.

​All-Natural Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans Nutritional Info

  • 72% cocoa content
  • Certified vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • Sourced from ethically traded cacao farms ensuring fair trade practices and sustainable farming.

Ingredients: bittersweet chocolate (chocolate liquor, unbleached water-filtered beet sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), roasted coffee

Allergens: contains soy. Produced on equipment that also processes product containing milk, peanuts and tree nuts.

Conclusion: Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans

I will definitely buy this again. I'm sure my husband will appreciate whenever it's in the house, but I can't say how long that it would last. The taste was better than other coffee infused chocolate bars I've had and I get to eat something that's helping sustainability around the world. 

Although it's not an inexpensive chocolate at around $3, if you are a lover of dark chocolate and coffee lover, you'll want to try this chocolate bar. 

You can buy a single bar at Endangered Species' website or in bulk at Amazon.

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An Interview with Endangered Species Chocolate

We asked Endangered Species Chocolate a few questions. Some of their answers surprised us, like the dark chocolate outselling milk chocolate. Read the interview below. But first, if you aren’t familiar with Endangered Species Chocolate… It’s a chocolate company that goes that extra mile to secure sustainably farmed cacaofrom around the globe. Locating farmers who are passionate about their crops brings a quality to the Endangered Species chocolate bars you can taste in their rich flavors.

Our commitment to species, habitat, and humanity effects every decision we make. By supporting organic and sustainable agriculture, we are putting fewer chemicals into the earth, protecting rainforests, and providing farmers a viable living that is in harmony with nature.

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They donate 10% of their net profits to help protect endangered speciesand their natural habitats. Conservation efforts are benefited directly by chocolate purchases through their non-profit foundation. You’ll notice photographs of endangered animals featured on their distinctive chocolate flavors, like the Black Panther on their Extreme Dark Chocolate.

Interview with Endangered Species Chocolate

What is your all-time best seller?

Endangered Species Chocolate All-Natural Extreme Dark Chocolate, Black Panther

Our top selling bar can change from year to year but our 88% Extreme Dark Chocolate is currently our top selling bar and has always been one of our top selling bars. (Endangered Species Chocolate’s highest cocoa content bar.)

What should everyone try at least once?

I think people should always try dark chocolate if they are used to milk chocolate, just due to the health benefits that are associated with it. I always think it’s good to try out different inclusions in bars, such as nuts and berries, as sometimes the combination with chocolate can give it a different taste that you might not know you like.

What sells best: milk chocolate or dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate always sells better than milk chocolatejust due to the health benefits associated with it. This has always been the case with our chocolate and is a current trend in the industry overall. I think consumer’s like to receive the added health benefit along with enjoying their favorite treat.

What was the absolute worst seller?

Our plain milk chocolate bar used to feature a salmon on it. This confused the consumer as they didn’t know why salmon’s were on an “Endangered Species Bar” as they are also a common food for a lot of people.

Do you still carry it?

We changed the label to an Otter and now it’s our top selling milk chocolate bar.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Do you prefer dark chocolate or milk chocolate? And would you choose a chocolate bar featuring salmon on the label?

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First Look: Endangered Species Organic Chocolate Bars

If you are anything like me, you love chocolate. There are many options and varieties on the market, but the trick is to find something made from sustainable sources. With cacao growing best in the shade and the rainforest being cut down rapidly it's easier said than done. Unless you know about Endangered Species Chocolate.

In addition to offering certified organic chocolate, they source their cacao from sustainable farming and ensure fair wages for the cacao farmers as part of their ethical trade criteria. 

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Endangered Species Chocolate ​Review

Endangered Species Chocolate All-Natural Extreme Dark Chocolate, Black PantherAt first glance, the Endangered Species Chocolate bars don't look like the typical chocolate bar. They feature photographs of endangered species around the world. The animal represents a specific flavor, like a Black Panther on one of their most popular the All-Natural Extreme Dark Chocolate with an astonishing 88% cocoa content! Now that's dark.

I enjoy feeling good about choosing this chocolate in that I'm helping endangered animals at the same time. Deciding on a different company, even for the same products, can make such a difference. It's a nice little extra happy thought when I'm indulging.

Another thing I really like is their choice of ingredients, like organic dried cane syrup and unbleached water filtered beet sugar. What other chocolate has that? I had never heard of unbleached water filtered beet sugar before. It's different and it's natural. 

They also really spice up their flavor combinations with healthy and exotic ingredients. Take three of the Endangered Species Organic Dark Chocolate bars; with (1) Cacao Nibs, Yacon and Acai, (2) Goji Berry, Pecans and Maca, and (3) Golden Berry and Lucuma. It really makes me want to try every flavor as they are such unique combinations.

I must say I really want to try the Extreme Dark Chocolate, as dark chocolate is my personal favorite. I didn't see it at my local grocery store so I picked up the Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Toffee and Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans. And they'll be eaten reviewed later.

At the moment it seems that if you love chocolate and you have an adventurous palette, this is the chocolate for you. Here's some more information about Endangered Species Chocolate.

On their website:

​100% Ethically Traded. We buy our cacao from small-family owned properties, helping sustain the habitats and communities in which they exist.

  • ​Certified Gluten-Free (​by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization)
  • Non-GMO verified (​only certified organic chocolates currently)

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Endangered Species Chocolate Nutritional Facts

From all-natural chocolate bars to organic chocolate bars to seasonal chocolate confections there are many options available. Here are the nutritional facts for the two simplest 3 ounce chocolate bars; organic milk chocolate and organic dark chocolate.

DID YOU KNOW? Chocolates containing higher amounts of cocoa have added health benefits from antioxidants. It also gives the chocolate a more intense bold flavor.

Information from the website:

3 oz Organic Milk Chocolate Bar (43% Cocoa Content)

3 oz Organic Milk Chocolate Bar (43% Cocoa Content)

​Ingredients: organic milk chocolate (organic dried cane syrup, organic cocoa butter, organic chocolate liquor, organic milk powder, organic soy lecithin, organic vanilla)

 

3 oz Organic Dark Chocolate Bar (70% Cocoa Content)

3 oz Organic Dark Chocolate Bar (70% Cocoa Content)

Ingredients​organic dark chocolate (organic chocolate liquor, organic dried cane syrup, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin, organic vanilla)

 

Chocolate Bar ​Allergens

Endangered Species Chocolate bars contain milk and soy. They are produced on equipment that also processes peanuts and tree nuts. Even though equipment is sanitized between flavors there is still the possibility of allergens. Use your best judgment.

Get Endangered Species Chocolate Coupons

Currently there are no coupons listed. However, you can join their email list to receive coupon codes, discounts and other special promotions.

We did find coupons listed at RetailMeNot and Tjoos.

Retail Me Not featured 2 coupon codes with a 50% success rate:

  • WEDDING15 (15% off Wedding Chocolates)
  • bugsum20 (20% off Bug Bites and Chimp Mint)

Tjoos also featured the "wedding15" coupon.

Test them out, it couldn't hurt and might save you some money.

​Buy Endangered Species Chocolate, Save a Species

In an effort to help endangered animal species and their natural habitats around the world Endangered Species chocolate donates 10% of their net profits through their Endangered Species Chocolate Foundation. Try one of their most popular, the Organic Milk Chocolate bar (48% cocoa content) to help with the plight of the lions or the All-Natural Extreme Dark Chocolate bar (88% cocoa content) to help with the plight of the black panthers.

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