Thursday, May 17, 2012

Endangered Species Chocolate review & giveaway



Savor Chocolate. Save our Planet
Sometimes I come across a company that is doing so many things in their business, beyond making a profit for themselves. Giving back and making a difference globally.
Endangered Species Chocolate is one of those companies whose moral and ethical standards rise above many other companies.
I will get to the chocolate in a minute, but in Honor of Endangered Species Day May 18th, I want to tell you a little about what they do in that regard to giving back.

From their website:

 The Heart of Who We Are 

 We are a for-profit company on a mission!  Each year, we donate 10% of net profits generated through chocolate purchases to organizations that support species, habitat and humanity.  Each organization we partner with can count on a minimum, guaranteed donation of $10,000.

Presence.  Planet.  Prosperity.

Starting out as a humble chocolate company nestled in the Oregon’s Rogue Valley in 1993, Endangered Species Chocolate was created to spread awareness and make an impact on the growing number of plant and animal species disappearing from the Earth.  We began with a line of twelve all-natural chocolate bars that sold well in small natural food stores across the northwest.  Today, we are one of the leaders in natural and organic chocolate manufacturing.  With more than 30 all-natural and organic products, our chocolates can now be found in large and small natural and conventional grocers throughout the U.S.A. and Canada.   Based now in Indianapolis, Indiana, we remain privately-owned and operated and are inspired to expand on the original ideals that started this company.

 About Endangered Species Chocolate

Who are we?  Endangered Species Chocolate is a mission-driven company that is passionate about chocolate and the environment.   We are fully committed to providing premium, all-natural, ethically traded, naturally shade grown chocolate products.  Endangered Species Chocolate confirms that all beans used in its products are purchased from family-owned properties where the income benefits the community.  10% of our net profits are donated to fund species and habitat conservation efforts.  Savor chocolate.  Save our planet.



 Our classic 3oz. milk and dark chocolate bars are made with ethically traded, shade grown cacao and all-natural ingredients.  Learn about the at-risk species by reading the inside of each wrapper.  And the best part?  10% of net profits from your purchase are donated to support conservation efforts!

I think we get used to eating the 'cheap' chocolate for lack of a better description, the kind you pick up in the checkout aisle on the way out of the store. The famous, yet filled with much more than Cacao and real chocolate. It does take some time to get a hankering for the flavor of true, chocolate, but once you do, you will never want to return to the 'cheap' stuff! I love how Endangered Species Chocolate makes unique bars of chocolate, with ingredients you wouldn't think about putting in a bar. I wouldn't even call these 'candy bars', they don't fit into that category at all! They are true chocolate bars.

You have the opportunity to win $20 worth of assorted bars from Endangered Species Chocolate in celebration of Endangered Species Day!!

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27 comments:

  1. its products are purchased from family-owned properties where the income benefits the community. 10% of our net profits are donated to fund species and habitat conservation efforts.

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  2. Wow, not only do all that great conservation work, but their office, warehouse, and production facility is powered by 100% wind power! Neat company!

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  3. I LOVEEEEEE their chocolate...and for such an awesome cause!

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  4. The income from family grown products benefits the communities & draws attention to the plight of endangered species, too! Awesome!

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  5. I JUST told myself "No" at the grocery store for one of their All-Natural Dark Chocolate with Espresso Beans bars! I love that they are actually green, right down to the way they power their offices. It's great that they are involved in their local community as well!

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  6. 10% of our net profits are donated to fund species and habitat conservation efforts. And that their offices, warehouses, and production facility is powered by 100% wind power -now that is great.

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  7. They support the Food Bank of Indiana.

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  8. I really appreciate that they follow fair trade practices which makes for livable wages for the farmers. Ethical practices all around!

    Kari
    journeykit (At) aol (Dot) com

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  9. 10% of their profits go toward habitat conservation efforts.

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  10. They are working cooperatively with their chocolate suppliers, they fulfill a vital part of their company’s mission of empowering individuals to create solutions that sustain species, habitat and humanity.

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  11. They have a mission of empowering individuals to create solutions that sustain species, habitat and humanity.

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  12. They are a supporter of fair trade which is a big plus for the workers.

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  13. ESC donates 10% of net profits to fund species and habitat conservation efforts. It's a great company!

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  14. I love that ESC is helping to be green by using 100% wind power to power their offices. That certainly helps the planet by lowering their carbon footprint.

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  15. combines 10% net profits with funds from private donors to support species, habitat and humanity...awesome stuff!

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. using profit to support those in need, gren , do so much!

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  17. 10% net profits with funds from private donors to support species, habitat and humanity. :D

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  18. Providing grants to our 10% non-profit conservation partners

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  19. They donate 10% to help fund preservation efforts.

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  20. They combines 10% net profits with funds from private donors to support species, habitat and humanity.

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  21. they only buy cacao grown in the natural shade of rich, biodiverse forests

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  22. they use renewable energy thanks crystal allen

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  23. They are donating 10% of their profits! That's awesome!
    Katielovesdeals@yahoo.com

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  24. What an amazing company! They donate chocolate to Second Helpings non-profit.
    Dede

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  25. its pretty neat that 10% of their net profits are donated to species and habitat conservation efforts.

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  26. 10% of net profits help protect wildlife and wild places

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  27. Endangered Species Chocolate employees are encouraged to commit a portion of their paid time to volunteerism.

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