February 10, 2014
With Valentine's Day just days away, you're likely to be scrambling for last-minute sweets and treats for your loved ones (or just looking for an indulgent snack for yourself). But scramble no more. We gathered Sierra Club staff members together for a massive taste test of some of the best, most sustainable chocolate bars out there. Our not-so-professional tasters — ranging from the chocoholic to the non-enthusiastic — sampled 13 different eco-chocolates from 4 companies. So now you can relax, find out which sweets had everyone reaching for more, and know that Valentine's Day has been saved.
Endangered Species Chocolate
This natural chocolate bar is full of GMO-free, vegan, 72% dark chocolate and bright surprises of raspberry. Senior front end web developer Jesse Browne loved the "peppery, slightly acidic" taste. Mollie Eldemir, calendar program coordinator and online store manager, noted that the dark, rich flavors were reminiscent of raspberry liqueur. This bar is ideal for the fruit lover in your life. Plus, with 10% of the proceeds of every bar purchase going to support species conservation efforts, who can say no?