We tried Endangered Species' new oat milk-based chocolates, and 10% of the proceeds go towards saving endangered wildlife.

Lauren Wicks
January 14, 2020
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Welcome to 2020—oat milk chocolate now exists! Several brands have just debuted chocolate made with the wildly popular alt milk, and we got our hands on a few bars to see if it's worth the hype. While Brooklyn-based Raaka and Scandinavian-based Goodio have also launched oat milk chocolate bars, the Endangered Species line was the most readily available oat milk chocolate (we found it at Whole Foods, but it can also be purchased on Amazon Prime).

We love the Endangered Species brand for making delicious Fair Trade chocolate and giving 10% of their proceeds to organizations that help protect endangered wildlife across the globe. Each chocolate bar actually comes with an info sheet on an endangered animal, making you a little smarter as you savor some glorious chocolate.

Endangered Species

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The company just debuted three types of oat milk-based dark chocolate—an original Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate; Oat Milk, Sea Salt & Almonds + Dark Chocolate and Oat Milk Rice Crisp + Dark Chocolate—all made with 55% cacao. Our local Whole Foods was out of the rice crisp, but we did get the chance to try the other two.

The plain Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate flavor was nothing to write home about—we would have preferred a higher percentage of cacao here—but we thought it was still a pretty good option for someone who is avoiding dairy for health or ethical reasons. One of our staffers who doesn't typically enjoy dark chocolate said she was pleasantly surprised by its more subtle flavor.

However, it was pretty unanimous that the Oat Milk Sea Salt & Almonds + Dark Chocolate had the perfect balance of sweet and salty and could definitely make it into our grocery cart again. Try the Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate and Oat Milk Sea Salt & Almonds + Dark Chocolate for yourself, at $3.19 and $3.29 per bar, respectively.

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