Monday, October 2, 2006

Endangered Species Halloween Treats

In the continuing series for a Green Halloween, I’m on the lookout for no-compromise treats for kids and adults.

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Endangered Species is offering up party packs of their individually wrapped tablets of milk & dark chocolate called “Halloween Treats” - I got a package of the Dark Chocolate ones as a sample directly from Endangered Species. 

The package contains 24 fall colored treats that look tasty and should appeal to trick-or-treaters. The cool thing about the dark chocolate ones is that they’re certified vegan, kosher and are ethically traded. Here’s my full review of this product under the name of “Bug Bites.” The dark chocolate is rather dark and intense, so I’d recommend the milk chocolate for trick-or-treaters (unless you want to go vegan).

That all comes at a price though, they’re on the expensive side at $5.50 a bag online but I saw them at Whole Foods for only $3.29. (The display was near the bulk foods, not by the registers or with the rest of the chocolate near the bakery in my store.) They’re a bit cheaper than the Bug Bites, I’m guessing because they don’t have the trading cards. Though that’s a bit much by the pound, the pieces are kind of small which means you get 24 in there. Mix it in with a few hard candies (College Farm - review next week) or lollies (College Farm or YummyEarth - review later this week) and the kids won’t be tempted to egg your house. Ethically traded means that you’re not taking advantage of families in Africa and South America, so it really can be a Happy Halloween all around.

To learn more about Fair Trade (and the difference between Ethically Traded and Fair Trade Certified) check out GreenLAGirl ... October is Fair Trade Month!

Name: Dark Chocolate Halloween Treats
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Endangered Species
Place Purchased: samples from Endangered Species
Price: varies
Size: 8.4 ounces
Calories per ounce: 150
Categories: Chocolate, United States, Endangered Species, Fair Trade, Green Halloween, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:22 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I love bug bites.  love love love.  I keep them in my purse and drop one in my lattes when I need an afternoon pick me up.  I carry the dark chocolates, although the milk chocolates are one of the few milk chocolate squares that I like.

    Comment by regan on 10/02/06 at 8:22 am #
  2. Oh, man, I wish I could find those around here.  I like dark chocolate, but I can never eat a full bar in one sitting.  I wonder if there’s a Whole Foods in Indy…

    Comment by Rebecca on 10/02/06 at 1:26 pm #
  3. I have never heard the term ethically traded.

    Comment by claudia on 10/02/06 at 2:48 pm #
  4. So they don’t actually CONTAIN any endangered species? It’s just a gimmick to trick you into buying their stuff? Man, what a ripoff. I want my bald eagle and manatee truffles, and I want ‘em now!

    Seriously though these sound interesting. I have no real concern for most things environmental, but I do like chocolate. smile Maybe I’ll take a stroll into the Village tomorrow and see if the Whole Foods there sells them.

    Comment by Bruce on 10/02/06 at 8:43 pm #
  5. I have 5 little ones to dress up and to take halloweening and one little boy that will not eat anything except dark chocolate. I could use some dark chocolate for him.  His name is Jeremy and he weighed in 7 years ago at 1pound 5 ounces and has lost his feeding tube for the last 2 years and he is still getting his taste buds.  So if anyone has any dark chocolate that they dont like send it my way.  the more bitter the better he likes it thanks his mom

    Comment by nancy fry on 9/18/07 at 3:48 pm #

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