Our team thought it would be fun to try some Endangered Species Chocolate with various recipes. It's a rough job! Read all about this Regional company and their efforts in the press release below.
Preheat Oven to 350.
- 2 sleeves of Annie’s Organic Graham crackers, crushed
- 1 stick unsalted Butter or vegan substitute
- 4 Endangered Species Chocolate 72% Smooth Dark Chocolate Bars (broken)
- 1 C Marshmallows, torn into pieces
- 1 C crushed Pretzels
- ½ cup Endangered Species Chocolate Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa
- 1 C shredded Coconut (optional)
- 1 C chopped cashews, pecans or almonds
- 1 can organic sweetened condensed milk or culinary coconut milk
Endangered Species Chocolate(ESC) announces the debut of its newest flavor, Dark Chocolate with Caramel and Sea Salt. Spotlighting the American Bald Eagle on the wrapper, this rich dark chocolate surrounds handcrafted, organic caramel with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt.
Dubbed the “Eagle bar,” this chocolate bar is Fairtrade International certified, Non-GMO Project Verified and gluten-free. As with all of its products, ESC committed significant time, resources and research into the development of this new product.
“The balance of sweet, salty and caramelized undertones speaks to the demands of our customers,” said Whitney Bembenick, Research and Development Manager for Endangered Species Chocolate. “When paneled, nine out of 10 consumers stated they would likely purchase the Eagle bar.”
Beneficial as it is delicious, purchases of the new Eagle Ibar and ESC’s other wild flavors send support to help protect at-risk species. ESC donates 10 percent of net profits annually to partnering conservation organizations. The current 10% GiveBack partners are Rainforest Trust and Wildlife Conservation Network.
As a Steward sponsor of The Peregrine Fund, ESC collaborated with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit to utilize the inside of the Eagle bar wrapper to tell the story of how Endangered Species Act protections have helped American Bald Eagle populations make a remarkable recovery.
“All Endangered Species Chocolate bars come with a promise to support species, habitat, and humanity,” said Curt Vander Meer, CEO of Endangered Species Chocolate. “This promise has translated into 1.2 million dollars donated to support conservation over the past 3 years.”
The Eagle bar is currently available on Amazon.com in bulk (packs of 12), and will be available in Kroger and other natural food stores across the U.S. in early February 2016. More information is available on ESC’s website, www.chocolatebar.com.