March 3, 2008

Review: Endangered Species Extreme Dark Chocolate Bar

panther.jpg Endangered Species Chocolate has a terrific, simple idea - sell high quality chocolate to people and donate 10% of the net profits to help support endangered species of animals. All of Endangered Species Chocolate bars have compelling photos of the animal they help on the wrapper. For the Extreme Dark bar, its a black panther. On the inside of the wrappers, you can learn about the plight of the animal that's threatened.

We love the idea, so we tried out their Extreme Dark Chocolate bar - 3 oz. of DARK chocolate - 88% cacao content. It is made with all-natural, shade-grown, ethically traded, single-origin extreme dark chocolate. And the chocolate is ethically or fairly traded, and its Kosher. So we have all the right bases covered.

The company touts that this bar is "one of the highest cocoa content chocolate bars available with a smooth, not overly bitter flavor." As much as we wanted to, we just can't agree with that last part. We actually felt that the bitterness totally overwhelmed the chocolate flavor. And what little flavor there was had no finish, by the time the piece melted in your mouth you were left with nothing more than the fine grit that exemplifies the overall texture of the bar.

Although this wasn't our favorite, we will definitely be sampling the other variations. When we do, you'll be the first to know.

To borrow from their tagline, if you would like to "savor chocolate and save the planet" check out their website.

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Posted by Bob Wallace at March 3, 2008 11:11 AM
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