I am looking to feature stores/products/companies that do something “good” – maybe they contribute to a specific cause, or it is a company that does not test on animals, or it is good for the environment, or something like that. That is the goal of this – as well as entertaining you! I like to be entertained too so I will do what I can to make that happen!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Endangered Species Chocolate
Happy President’s day!
Today was a good day – one of the benefits of working at a
boring financial institution…I had the day off! J
Aside from trying to get work done with this on my lap
that’s the Miley cat AND the laptop – and I like to believe that my lap isn’t
THAT big!) and trying to avoid the apple cider donuts, cheese balls, cookies,
and brownies all day it was good.
Here are some highlights from my day:
I watched Ellen this morning – I’m pretty sure that is my
favorite thing about getting weekdays off! I LOVE her!
I worked out and caught up on one of my guilty
pleasure TV shows – The Bachelor. I still am not a big fan of him…
I had some errands to do and decided that I was too comfy in
my leggings to change so I decided to just wear them out. Yeah, I’m pretty sure
that I’m too old to do that!
But with that being said, I soon felt WAY better about wearing
them because there was a woman that was definitely older than me by at least 10
years wearing them at the grocery store! (Ha – the small victories!)
Oh and I have already decided that no matter how old I get, I
am going to continue to wear cute shoes – including high heels. There was a
lady at one of the stores that was probably in her 60’s who was wearing at
least 4” heels. AND skinny jeans. I couldn’t help but stare! She was certainly
rocking the outfit though.
And did I mention that I also got to wear my sunglasses? YAY
for a sunny day off!
*Hello there sunshine!
*And yes, that's my shadow - just
wanted to prove there was sun!
I may have told you that I was trying to avoid the cookies and
brownies – well I have found something else that you might really not want to
avoid. It is Endangered Species
Endangered Species Chocolate offers organic, dark, and milk
chocolates. They have a pretty wide variety of flavors, chocolate covered toffee,
and chocolate covered fruit and nuts – you might want to try them all! I do!
support the communities that touch our business. From ensuring ethical wages and work
conditions for cacao farmers in Ecuador to donating chocolate to organizations
in Indianapolis, Indiana, we are focused on creating positive change, globally
•We donate 10% of net profits to charitable
organizations supporting species and
habitat conservation efforts in harmony with humanity.
•With on-the-ground endeavors, like Project
Ecuador, we are helping empower communities in cacao growing regions.
•Endangered Species Chocolate employees are
encouraged to commit a portion of their paid time to volunteerism.
•In-kind donations of chocolate are given to a
variety of non-profit groups who positively support species, habitat and
On Endangered Species’ site they have a page devoted to how
chocolate is good for you as well as the planet. They talk about how all of
their chocolate is shade-grown and how it “supports lush forests and the
species that thrive there promoting biodiversity, providing shelter for migratory
birds, and combating global warming”.
If you are planning a special event – they have that covered
too with their treat-sized selections that they offer.
Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, work to ensure the
wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever. Be a part of this solution-based conservation
work when you purchase one of these chocolate-filled collections.
•A plush toy, representing the animal you
adopt for them.
•A 1 year e-membership to African Wildlife
•Delicious all-natural chocolate from
Endangered Species Chocolate.
•The satisfaction of having helped protect
Africa’s magnificent wildlife”
So for all of my chocolate lovers grab your Endangered Species
Chocolate from your local grocery store or online and satisfy your chocolate