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Endangered Species Chocolate

Endangered_species

Recently I was sent a few bars of Endangered Species chocolate to try — 72% Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Toffee, 48% Milk Chocolate with Almonds & 72% Supreme Dark Chocolate.

I have tried several Endangered Species bars before and liked them, so I was eager to try these offerings, but before I talk about each of the bars, let me mention a little about the company.  "Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10% of net profits to help support species, habitat and humanity."  You can check out their website if you'd like to know what kind of organizations they support and why.  I'm happy to support this cause while having a treat because in this case the chocolate is good.  (I've tried bars that are selling miserable chocolate wrapped up in a fancy "green" message — thank goodness that's not the case here.)

So on to the bars. . .

48% Milk Chocolate with Almonds — Sweet and quite milky, the almonds are fresh and crunchy — although they are chopped up and I prefer mine whole.  I have managed to eat almost this entire bar — sneaking a piece here and there throughout the week.  That's what I like about this chocolate — it's not overly fancy, but quite satisfying.

72% Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Toffee — Rich and fudge-y, with a pleasant texture from the toffee.  This was my favorite of the three bars and while I wanted a little more salty, buttery kick from the toffee, I still found it quite enjoyable.  Although 72% cocoa, it is sweet, rich and not at all bitter.  Great for snacking and one square is enough to give you a nice chocolate fix.

72% Supreme Dark Chocolate — Sweet and rounded, a true chocolate with only a hint of fruit.  Neither too thick nor too dry, the chocolate has a slight graininess as it melts.  A middle of the road dark that even milk chocolate lovers can enjoy.

You can purchase Endangered Species Chocolate in lots of places — I've seen them everywhere from my local Walgreen's to the specialty candy shop we visit.