Sweeties: Rescue Chocolate

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Chocolate is a serious topic round these parts, and we have to say, Rescue Chocolate is a habit worth adopting. Speaking of adoption, 100% of their profits are donated to animal rescue organizations!! Yes, you read that correctly – 100% donated! Ahem. Don’t act like you’re not impressed!

Rescue1_lrEach flavor highlights a different rescue-related issue: Peanut Butter Pit Bull (crispy peanut butter and chocolate, countering the negative public image of the pit bull-type dogs); Forever Mocha (hazelnut praline and coffee, highlighting ways to help people make and honor a lifetime commitment to their pets); Foster-iffic Peppermint (dark chocolate with peppermint, highlighting the need for people to provide foster care for shelter animals as they await their forever homes); Mission Feral Fig (fig, cranberry, almond, and spices, highlighting the humane solution for feral cats, TNR); The Fix (plain 72%, highlighting the importance of spay and neuter); Fakin’ Bacon (smoky, sweet and salty, a salute to farm animal sanctuaries and compassionate gourmands); and Pick Me Pepper (sweet ’n spicy dark chocolate with peppers, highlighting the advantages of choosing pets from animal shelters instead of breeders or pet stores). There are also smaller candies like the Bow Wow Bon Bons and Wild at Heart Raspberry-Filled Chocolates, plus seasonal goodies. Right now there are chocolate bunnies waiting to hop into your Easter basket, as well as Passover cashew-clusters.

Not only are these candies bringing attention to animal rescue, they are freakin’ delicious – and eco-friendly!! The chocolate is organic and fair trade, and all bars are certified kosher. Wrappers are recyclable and they use biodegradable peanuts for shipping.

Rescue Chocolate was founded in January 2010 and is based in Brooklyn, NY. Each month a different animal rescue organization is selected to receive a donation from chocolate sales.The list of animal rescues that has been helped by Rescue Chocolate is truly incredible! I’d post it here, but you’re be scrolling for ages. When you have an hour to read them all (okay, maybe ten minutes), you can click here. You will see breed-specific dog groups, SPCAs, Humane Societies, No-Kill shelters, farm animals sanctuaries and more.

Rescue2_lrAll this talk about what a good thing you’ll be doing when you eat Rescue Chocolate almost made me forget – this stuff is ssooo tasty!! We’ve eaten each flavor by itself and we love using the Foster-iffic Peppermint in coconut ice cream.

Where can you find these wonderful bars, you ask? At the moment, you’re going to need to go online if you are in Maryland like us. Buy directly from Rescue Chocolate or use their handy reference to see if any of the stores selling their sweeties are close to you.

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