Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) was founded in 1993 in effort to spread awareness and to make an impact on the growing number of plant and animal species that are disappearing from Earth. Since then the mission has grown to embrace a new definition of "endangered" - that all species, habitat and humanity are endangered on our planet, not just animals on a list. 10 percent of the company's net profits are donated to help support species, habitat and humanity.
To keep up with growing demand for premium chocolate with a cause, and to take advantage of a centralized Midwest location to reduce shipping costs and time, in 2005 ESC moved from its original 5,000-square-foot facility in Oregon to Indiana. The newly renovated, fully automated Indianapolis facility provides 43,000 square feet and is expandable to 77,000 square feet. In keeping with the company's commitment to protect species and our environment, the building is LEED® registered and meets all the requirements of LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Rating Council.
ESC confirms that all of their chocolate is created from ethically traded, shade grown cacao grown on small family-owned properties that support the habitats and communities in which they exist.
ESC's organic cacao is sourced from Dominican Republic to create seven varieties of organic milk and dark chocolate bars in addition to bite-sized treats.
Today, more than 30 ESC products are available to customers who crave premium, all-natural chocolate – and who share their commitment to protect Earth. Many bars are identified with an at-risk species and include information about the plight of these animals. Their 3-ounce all-natural bars, 1.4-ounce premium organic bars, .35-ounce bite-size treats, gift boxes and baking chocolates offer a variety of indulgent flavors. Endangered Species Chocolate consistently ranks as the number one selling brand of chocolate in natural supermarkets, according to SPINS, the leading provider of information in the natural products industry.
All Endangered Species Chocolate Bars are created in their Indianapolis, Indiana facility.
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