Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

Sunday night after a dinner party we were treated to an impromptu chocolate tasting and it was fascinating! The husband of the couple who were hosting works for Endangered Species Chocolate, a great company that makes natural, fair trade, and organic chocolate. The company is committed to ethical trade and gives 10% of its profits back to the communities where it buys materials – sponsoring medical missions and education, supporting sustainable farming and protecting wildlife.

Before the tasting, I had no idea the taste differences between chocolate from different areas like from the Ivory Coast versus Peru, or the difference between chocolate sweetened with beet sugar versus cane sugar, or organic chocolate versus non-organic. My favorite by far was the All Natural Supreme Dark chocolate, which is the one with the monkey on it, if you are looking for it at the store. It’s amazing. Seriously, you must try it. You will thank me, I promise.

You can find Endangered Species chocolate at Whole Foods, Kroger, Safeway, Walgreens and any number of other stores – just type in your zip code on their website and you’ll get a list of nearby stores.

Other than the delectable chocolate I sampled at the dinner, I was not paid in any way for this review. I just love chocolate and was impressed with the company’s mission and standards. I hope you’ll check them out!

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