Lime crème and sea salt – paired with fair-trade chocolate – makes this Endangered Species chocolate sound exotic and sinful.
And to elevate the exotic, the cream filling is made with organic creamed coconut.
However, if you like a recognizable kick of salt in your chocolate, this might not be a product for you. The saltiness is mostly unnoticeable. The lime, too, is so subtle it’s more or less absent. The filling is somewhat chalky, with some squares sparsely filled.
This product is made in the USA, and sold as an 85-g bar.
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MANUFACTURER’S DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT
- “the brightness of fresh squeezed lime is what makes this crème filled bar a tasting experience”
- “A taste so surprisingly good, you’ll go back for a second serving”
- contains 72% cocoa
- certified fair-trade chocolate
- certified gluten-free and vegan
- verified non-GMO
- chocolate is somewhat waxy
- chocolate needs to warm in your mouth before it will melt
- filling isn’t really a crème (more of a dry, fluffy, sugary center)
- chocolate has a rich dark flavor with enjoyable bitterness
- lime and sea salt flavors are almost unnoticeable
- can’t taste the coconut cream in the filling
- amicable burnt and bitter flavors
YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS PRODUCT IF:
I was really unimpressed by this Endangered Species chocolate.
The chocolate was waxy and the filling had virtually no flavor. Also, the filling was dry and fluffy, not gooey like a crème – and some squares hardly contained any of the mixture. I will say that the chocolate did have a nice bitter flavor, but the texture wouldn’t have me “go back for a second serving”. I will give this product props for trying to make a filling with organic creamed coconut, though it wasn’t very successful.
From the manufacturer’s description – “the brightness of fresh squeezed lime is what makes this crème filled bar a tasting experience” – I had assumed the filling contained lime juice. A closer look at the label revealed that it contains natural flavor only. This was further disappointing.
As I tested this chocolate, I started to wonder if the product was expired (mostly due to the dry, flavorless filling), but it was consumable for another 7 months.
Unfortunately, I can’t say I’d recommend this Endangered Species chocolate – but I would try a different flavor simply because the brand is devoted to fair-trade chocolate as well as giving 10% of its net profits to conservation projects.
WHERE TO BUY
Endangered Species chocolate is available at many health food stores in the US and Canada.
ABOUT ENDANGERED SPECIES CHOCOLATE
- currently located in Indianapolis, IN
- “We pay a social premium for our ingredients to ensure that farmers are supported and species are protected”
- company is the “first American-made chocolate using fully traceable Fairtrade beans from West Africa”
Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin,Vanilla), Powdered Cane Sugar (Cane Sugar, Cornstarch), Organic Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin.
NOTE: May contain milk, tree nuts. This product contains soy.
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