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Eco-Friendly Chocolate

September 2, 2008

By Anonymous

SHAPE tested Our favorite indulgence has officially gone green. But these sweets aren’t just good for the planet-they taste delicious too.

ENDANGERED SPECIES

Bits of dried fruit give this bar antioxidants and a flavor kick. The company donates 10 percent of net profits to wildlife habitat conservation projects. ($2; chocolatebar.com)

SWEETRIOT

These certif iedfair-trade “nibs” consist of crushed Latin American cacao beans covered in rich chocolate. Each recyclable mini tin contains just 140 calories. ($4; sweetriot.com)

GREEN & BLACK’S

This was the first chocolate bar awarded with the British Fairtrade Mark in 1994. Maya Gold blends dark chocolate with orange, nutmeg, and vanilla. ($4; at Whole Foods)

HOTEL CHOCOLAT

To enhance flavor, the beans used to make these bars are sourced from a single region; the proceeds help fund sustainable development projects. ($8; hotelchocolat.com)

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