Indianapolis-based Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is rolling out a snacking line this month.
The new line features three Dark Chocolate Bites flavors — Caramel and Sea Salt; Sea Salt and Almonds; and 88% Cocoa — as well as two Dark Chocolate Bark varieties — Almonds and Peanuts and Salted Hazelnut.
Designed to meet consumer demand for brown flavor profiles and snack-friendly packaging, ESC committed significant resources and research into the development of this new product line.
"What consumers want right now is a trustworthy snack that is familiar, and fits into their demanding life-styles. Our new product line hits every chord, from flavor to function," says Whitney Bembenick, ESC’s director of innovation. "Made with real, premium ingredients and packed ready for any adventure, these snacks are a daily indulgence consumers can feel good about."
The new snacking line is Fairtrade International certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan (select products), gluten-free. In addition, all sales help fund leading wildlife protection programs. The line is currently available on Amazon.com, and will be available in Kroger and natural food stores across the United States in early March.
ESC donates 10 percent of net profits annually to partnering conservation organizations. Current 10% GiveBack Partners include Rainforest Trust www.rainforesttrust.org and Wildlife Conservation Network www.wildnet.org. The snack line packaging increases awareness of a variety of at-risk species and includes conservation stats.
"All Endangered Species Chocolate products come with a promise to support species, habitat, and humanity," says ESC CEO Curt Vander Meer. "This promise has translated into over $1.3 million donated to support conservation over the past 3 years."