The Good: Great taste, Wonderful quality, Does not melt easily, Great social benefit!
The Bad: Expensive.
The Basics: Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint Bars are absolutely amazing, all the way around! It’s a shame they are pricy!
Quality is worth paying for. Knowing the way one’s money is spent when one buys a product is pretty wonderful as well. My wife got me my first bar from Endangered Species Chocolate and I was thrilled to read on the label just how impressive the company uses its money. Fortunately, the Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint chocolate bars that she bought for me are absolutely wonderful as well. Instead of simply being a chocolate that benefits a good company and some wonderful charitable causes, the Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint bars are high quality and taste amazing as well as the secondary benefits outside the actual bar.
This was my first experience with Endangered Species Chocolate chocolate bars and it is clear the company is providing a premium product (given how expensive the bars are). Despite the price, these bars are well worth buying . . . and sticking up on.
The Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint Bar is a dark chocolate bar from Endangered Species Chocolate. Each 3 oz. chocolate bar is wrapped in a paper wrapper. The actual chocolate bar is 2 3/4” wide by 5 1/2” long by 5/16” thick and features segments that are somewhat rounded and three by five segments for easy enjoyment.
The chocolate is dark light, but entirely solid. Individually, the bars are on the $5.00 - $10.00 range, which is super expensive, until one considers the level of quality these bars possess.
Ease Of Preparation
Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint bars are chocolate, not processing mint for cooking! Preparing them is as easy as unwrapping the candy bar. Because the chocolate is so pricy, I recommend eating this a little at a time, not just biting right into the bar. It’s easy to do that because the segments break apart easily.
The Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint chocolate bar is subtly aromatic. It smells only faintly of mint and even more faintly of chocolate. In fact, the chocolate scent is almost so faint as to be nonexistent. What chocolate scent there is smells much less like dark chocolate than this bar actually is.
In the mouth, Endangered Species Chocolate blows away the taste buds with Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint chocolate bar. The chocolate is dark and dry and the mint cools the taste buds almost instantly. The slightly sweet chocolate is truly delightful and blended perfectly with the mint that is in these bars. The flavor is rich and full without being too powerful to be at all unpleasant.
For such a dark chocolate bar, there is something incredible about the fact that the Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint bar has no aftertaste to it. It does not leave the mouth dry at all.
Endangered Species Chocolate makes their fine chocolates with fine ingredients, which is arguably why they are so expensive. With the primary ingredients being bittersweet chocolate (72% cocoa) and natural mint flavor, the Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint bars are not a wonderful food to try to survive on. However, they do use natural ingredients that come from rainforest alliance certified farms. In a half-bar serving, there are 210 calories, 160 of which are from fat. This represents 28% of one’s RDA of fat (50% of the RDA of saturated fat). Each bar has no Sodium and 3 grams of protein. In other words, this is not a snack to try to survive on.
Because the chocolate is so hard, the Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint bars are not especially susceptible to heat. Still, these should be kept cool in order to not melt. With that in mind, as long as they are kept cool and dry, these will last over a year (the one my wife presented me with for the holidays in December would have lasted until February 10, 2015).
Clean-up is easy, so long as the chocolate does not melt. The Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint bars have wrappers that ought to be properly disposed of, but otherwise, the chocolate washes off skin and non-porous surfaces. It the chocolate melts onto fabric, consult a fabric guide.
The Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate With Forest Mint Bar are expensive, but worth every penny for those looking for an amazing candy bar that perfectly balances dark chocolate and mint flavors. If only they were less expensive … .
For other fancy candy bars, please check out my reviews of:
Lindt Pistachio Nut Bars
Chuao Chocolatier Maple Bacon Bar
Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean bar
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