Alter Eco Dark Blackout Chocolate

Posted on January 21, 2008 by Allie

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My husband and I are couple of chocolate junkies, I tell you, and the darker the better.  About a month ago, we were on a quest to see just how high we could go with cocoa percentages.  This was the winner.

Alter Eco Dark Blackout Chocolate has a minimum of 85% cocoa in it.   This chocolate isn’t messing around.

It’s smooth and definitely only takes a square or two to satisfy even the worst chocolate craving, and it doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste like a lot of other super dark chocolates.  This is on my buy again list.

Plus, it’s USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified.  And Alter Eco is an awesome company.

“All of our chocolates are Fair Trade Certified™. This means that the farmers who grew the ingredients were paid a better, more stable price for their crops than in conventional trade. In order to help the farmers sell directly, the El Ceibo cooperative has invested, with the help of Alter Eco, in equipment to process and transport their cocoa. By selling on Fair Trade terms, the farmers are able to invest in high-quality production, increase their incomes and improve their living standards. El Ceibo benefits 800 families in the Bolivian Amazon.”

If you’re into dark chocolate, this is one to try.

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  1. Oh wow that looks delicious! I’ve never seen it before, but I’m going to take a look the next time I’m at My Organic Market!

    January 25th, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    Comment by Dianne
  2. Oh! I am addicted to Dark Chocolate. I usually have Chocolove 73% organic or the Green and Black’s 70%. I’ll have to try this kind, I’ve never seen it before!

    January 27th, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    Comment by Corinne
  3. [...] reviewing Alter Eco’s  Dark Blackout Chocolate a few weeks ago, I’ve been included on their mailing list.  They sent a press release out [...]

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  4. [...] Trade chocolate for the site (What I don’t do for you people!).  My all time favorite is AlterEco Dark Blackout Chocolate.  AlterEco makes great milk chocolate too, if you’re not into dark [...]

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  5. I bought this stuff yesterday and I have to agree. Some of the best, darkest chocolate I have had. You are right, it doesn’t leave the same aftertaste as most other dark chocolates, and it really is very satisfying with just one square at a time.

    May 30th, 2008 at 6:11 am
    Comment by Jeff
  6. This Alter Eco Blackout is definitely the best dark chocolate available, and I’ve tried a lot of dark chocolate. It even beats Green & Black’s, which is tough to do.

    Dagoba has a 100% chocolate bar but it’s bitter and doesn’t compare to this.

    November 22nd, 2008 at 3:18 pm
    Comment by Mattster

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