I’m a fan of cocoa nibs — the intense chocolate flavor and crunchiness are a perfect combination. And nibs and nib bars can be as different from each other as night and day. Case in point — the Endangered Species Intense Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs bar. Now this bar tasted completely different than the Scharffen Berger bar I recently reviewed. While that bar was quite fruity and bright, this one is smokey and dark. The chocolate is not too sweet and it seems almost dry in the mouth with the nibs give it a lovely crunchiness.
And I like this company — from what I’ve read it seems that they give 10% of net profits to causes that "support endangered species, habitat and humanity." In addition, their chocolate is "ethically or fairly traded, guaranteeing the workers fair wages and humane working conditions. " Guilt-free chocolate is good!
I would have to say that this bar would get arating of 8 from me if only the chocolate was a bit smoother. Overall I was very pleased with it and will be trying other Endangered Species bars in the future.
You can read more about Endangered Species chocolate on their website. (I can’t remember where I purchased this bar, but they are pretty widely available.)