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Endangered Species Chocolate – So Worth It

imagesListen up chocolate lovers – Endangered Species Chocolate is where it’s at.

I tasted this delicious cocoa treat in Southern California recently and was hooked. As a chocolate lover,  I felt like I was living under a rock having not heard of it previously.

What’s even better? Endangered Species is registered with  and meets all requirements of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

They practice the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle – as if you didn’t know!) and have these green practices:

  • Their chocolate bar wrappers are printed on recycled paper and use water based ink.
  • All of the furniture in offices is constructed of 23-100% recycled materials.
  • Plus, they provide their customers with practical ideas to reuse their packaging. Go here for more details.

Where can you find this delectable crack chocolate? In the Philadelphia region it’s sold at Whole Foods and Walgreens.

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

7 thoughts on “Endangered Species Chocolate – So Worth It

  1. Beth-

    We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our chocolate! We truly do appreciate your support by featuring us in your blog. Which of our chocolate bars did you try?

    Amanda Chau
    Endangered Species Chocolate

  2. Hey, a friend just sent me this blog site. I’m Mark from Endangered Species Chocolate. Thanks for your support! We at Endangered Species Chocolate love our mission: Reverence for Life – Habitat, Species, and Humanity. My fellow ESC colleague, Nick, and I will be leaving early Saturday morning down to Ecuador into the Amazon basin where some of our organic cocoa is grown. We’ll be verifying that it is being fairly and ethically traded. We pay other licensing and certification organizations to do this as well, but we verify for ourselves as this is so critical to our company’s mission. We will walk the ground of the farmers and the regional COOPs and engaging with the community leadership and our supplier to establish and provide resources for a new sustainable community development project that will bring hope and healing to many that are hurting there. This is part of the mission of our Endangered Species Chocolate Foundation of which I’m a member of the Board of Directors.

    Coffee, sugar, and cocoa are three of the highest commodities in the world that are afflicted with the scourge of exploitation. ESC spends a lot of our human capital and financial resources to ensure that we provide to you, our customer, the best quality product that the Earth can produce – fairly and ethically trade and giving back to the beautiful cultures that grow our cacao for us.

    Thanks! Mark

  3. Amanda & Mark,
    Thanks for the note!
    I’ve tried your organic dark chocolate and the organic dark chocolate with blueberries – delicious!

    Mark – good luck on your voyage to Ecuador! It’s commendable that ESC is taking the extra step to verify that your cocoa is being ethically traded. Green Philly Blog is happy to support a company that practices what they preach.

    Beth

  4. Beth-

    Sorry–didn’t mean to bombard with you comments from ESC 🙂 Anyway, Mark and Nick are back from Ecuador, where some of our organic cocoa is grown. Everything seems to be great! Once I get a hold of some of the pictures from Ecuador, I’ll be posting them on our Shutterfly account. You should check it out once they’re up!

    Thanks again for your support!

    Amanda
    Endangered Species Chocolate

  5. Amanda,
    No worries, you’re not bombarding! Sorry for my delayed response, was away on a short vacation. Thanks for the update, I would love to check out the photos!

    And I can’t say it enough – your chocolate is the best – thank you!

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