Dear Allie: Endangered Species Chocolate

Posted on August 2, 2007 by Allie

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Dear Allie:

For all of us chocolate lovers, is Endangered Species Chocolate really all the “cause” it’s cracked up to be?  If so, I know where to get my chocolate fix!

~Mindae

Mindae,

I did a little poking around, and I feel pretty confident in saying that Endangered Species Chocolate is a responsible way to get your chocolate fix.

Ten percent of their net profits go to support “species, habitat and humanity.” Earlier this year they partnered with Chimp Haven and The Ocean Conservancy, and are also funding six scholarships for Nigerian schoolchildren.

Every year they donate more than $100,000 in product to organizations “dedicated to helping the planet and its inhabitants.” They have a policy that allows employees to volunteer for two hours a month during work hours, which adds up to around 100 hours a month across the company.

They recycle, use recycled products,  print their wrappers with water-based inks, and give instructions for reusing and recycling their packaging on large orders.

While they are no longer Fair Trade certified, their cocoa is 100% ethically traded and the money they previously earmarked for Fair Trade certification is now used to directly support farmers at the Concado Co-op where they source their cocoa.

So, get your chocolate fix with Endangered Species Chocolate.  It’s guilt free (except for the calories)!

Do you have a green question you’d like answered?  Email me at alliesanswers at gmail dot com.

5 Comments +

  1. Just the answer I was looking for as I head off to order my Halloween chocolate! Thanks.

    September 9th, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    Comment by Green Bean
  2. With regard to the Endangered Species chocolates, you should have added that they will pass any taste test. We sampled a broad collection of upscale chocolates and rated the Endangered Species bars the best. Kathy

    January 5th, 2009 at 3:57 am
    Comment by kathy thomas
  3. Hey Allie! Thank you so much for your blog and support! I just wanted to let you know that (as of right now) we are still partners with Ocean Conservancy, but we are now partners with African Wildlife Foundation. I realize that your blog was almost a year ago, but it really does make my day. I’m glad I stumbled upon it! :)

    Go Chocolate, Go Green!
    Thanks again,
    Endangered Species Chocolate

    June 24th, 2009 at 9:31 am
    Comment by Endangered Species Chocolate
  4. Hey Allie! Thank you so much for your blog and support! I just wanted to let you know that (as of right now) we are still partners with Ocean Conservancy, but we are now partners with African Wildlife Foundation. I realize that your blog was almost a year ago, but it really does make my day. I’m glad I stumbled upon it! :)

    Go Chocolate, Go Green!

    Thanks again,
    Endangered Species Chocolate

    June 24th, 2009 at 9:32 am
    Comment by Endangered Species Chocolate
  5. While the chocolate is terrific and is for a great cause, I didn’t find a hint of blueberry in my chocolate with blueberry selection. Being deceptive is harmful to the cause I think.

    October 17th, 2009 at 9:58 am
    Comment by Kathy

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