Red wine, netflix, a heating pad, and chocolate are in every girl's emergency kit right?
Did you know that the main reason that women crave chocolate during that time of the month is because chocolate (raw and dark) are very high in Magnesium. During the time of bleeding, a women loses 40% of her magnesium stores. This is why it is important for women to take a magnesium supplement during their period. Another blog post for another time? Sure but we shall get back to the chocolate.
Since I became more health conscious about 5 years ago, I began to look into a good brand of chocolate.I made the switch from milk chocolate to dark chocolate, after learning that milk chocolate is more processed than dark chocolate (usually). I learned all about why it is important to only buy chocolate that has a Fair Trade label on it. It took me a long time to find a chocolate that was Fair Trade that had a good taste, so for a while I just ate raw, unprocessed cacao nibs (these are my favorite kind to this day). Then one day when I was strolling the aisles at Whole Foods, I happened upon Endangered Species Chocolate.
I have always been passionate for ethical treatment of anything living, plants, animals, human, etc. When I happened upon endangered species chocolate I wondered exactly what their name meant. I bought a bar of chocolate and decided to research the company a little bit more online.I found their Giveback Promise:
10% of our net profits are donated annually to current 10% GiveBack Partners; each is guaranteed a minimum annual donation of $10,000 and is free to use the funds on projects they deem most important. With over $1.2 million generated in the past three years alone, each chocolate purchase adds up to big support that helps wildlife thrive.
I also was able to find a copy of their 2015 Impact Report, which I thought was amazing that they disclose as much information as they do on their website. Not only do they donate and support the endangered species, their chocolate is Fair Trade Certified, Non GMO (a big deal for me), Vegan, and Gluten Free! It is good for almost anyone! The only thing I wish was different was the fact that the chocolate does contain soy (or at least the chocolate bars I have purchased), but I decided that it is okay to have soy once in a while-- especially if it is Non GMO.
We have tried quite a few of their chocolate bars & have loved each and every one we have tried! So far my favorites are the Dark Chocolate Raspberry & the Blueberry Vanilla Creme Filled Dark Chocolate.They are definitely worth the price- but I like to buy them in bulk to save even more money. If you want to try a variety pack, try this or this. They have a wide variety of chocolates-- basically something for everyone's taste!
If you could eat chocolate and feel good about it-- because you are supporting a good cause-- why not?
I hope you love this chocolate as much as I do !
Who am I?
My name is Jessica Kellaway! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about!