Simply put, Simple Truth is your source for pretty good organic chocolate. Their coconut bar delivers on soft, slightly bittersweet milk chocolate, but…
Alter Eco, like Endangered Species, is an environmentally-conscious chocolate company, and I give their Deep Dark Blackout bar a four. Are you surprised? You’re not. It’s chocolate, it’s dark, it’s good, and I dig it.
Equal Exchange delivers again, fam. I’d be hard-pressed to name anyone who makes a better no-frills chocolate bar.
Endangered Species is a perennial favorite around here. They source their chocolate through sustainable, fair-trade, slavery-free providers. They give 10% of profits to organizations promoting conservation through their GiveBack Partner program. And of course they offer tasty bars that deliver the value, or else we’d be leaning toward other slavery-free chocolate brands. We like what they’re doing with their fancy flavors. But how do they do with straightforward dark chocolate?
So, we’ve learned that Kroger’s Simple Truth Organic chocolate brand can do funky superfood-infused chocolate. But can they do straight-up dark chocolate? The answer is a resounding “technically, yes.”
Our magical journey into Kroger’s magical journey into the world of organic fair-trade chocolate continues with their Simple Truth baobab dark chocolate bar. What is a baobab? It’s a thick-trunked tree that you can find in the southern hemisphere, whose fruit sun-dries naturally on the branch and–in chocolate–is God’s uncontested greatest gift to the human tongue.
Our tour of Kroger’s Simple Truth chocolate continues with their maca dark chocolate bar. What is maca? It’s a plant from the Andes whose root can be powdered and used as an herbal supplement, and which is evidently great in chocolate.
Can Kroger step with the big boys of fair-trade chocolate? Last week they had a buy-four-at-$1.79-each sale on their Simple Truth Organic label chocolate, and I couldn’t pass up a deal like that, so we’re about to find out.
For the most part, I’m not really into fruit in my chocolate, but I know some of you on my Patreon are, so I tried out Endangered Species’ cranberry-almond chocolate to thank you guys for your support. And to my surprise, I couldn’t really taste the cranberry! It’s hard to notice even if you’re looking for it, but it accents the bitterness of the chocolate with just a little tart flavor. The almond bits provide a little variety and crunch in the texture, and all in all, it’s Endangered Species; it’s good and dark. It’s not my favorite bar that Endangered Species offers (it’s hard to beat the chocolate-upon-chocolate of their cacao nibs bar), but even if you’re not a fruit-in-your-chocolate person, you may well enjoy this bar.
Green & Black’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar is 37% cacao, and I’m pretty sure the other 63% is almonds. Just look at this thing!