Did I say creme filled dark chocolate bars and vegan in the same title? Indeed I did. And we aren’t talking one little variety here. Endangered Species came out with a whole line of Creme-Filled Dark Chocolate Bars and every delicious bite is certified vegan and gluten-free!
I found the creme filling in each to be more like a peppermint patty filling in texture – a little firmer and even a touch dry (we live in a very dry climate though) – than creamy or gooey, but still an amazing addition to their already delectable 72% chocolate.
2016 Update: Endangered Species reformulated the Creme Filled Dark Chocolate Bars. I picked up an Almond Butter one and the middle is much creamier, soft and a little gooey. I haven’t sampled the other flavors as of yet. Here is what we have tried …
Sea Salt & Lime Creme Filled Dark Chocolate Bars – Not overpowering in the least bit, the lime added a lovely bright compliment to the perfectly sweet and subtly intense chocolate. The sea salt really tied the flavors together rather than standing out on its own.
Almond Butter Creme Filled Dark Chocolate Bars – The reformulated version of this flavor is dramatically different from the original. Creamy and even a touch runny, they’ve taken a dramatic departure from the prior dry middle to make an almost Cadbury-style consistency. The flavor is also smoother and mellow (no prominent sea salt bites as before). Overall, it is good, pleasant, and offers that extra something special over an ordinary dairy-free dark chocolate bar at a good price point.
Seriously impressed is all that I can say about these creme filled dark chocolate bars. Not only are they a nice indulgence, but Endangered Species has gone above and beyond with quality (see certifications below) and to make the entire selection dairy-free. I look forward to trialing the other flavors and give these two big thumbs up!
Certifications: Endangered Species Creme Filled Dark Chocolate Bars are certified vegan, gluten, and by the Rainforest Alliance (with certified sustainable palm oil). They are also Non-GMO verified and Kosher OU-D (dairy-free by ingredients, but made on shared equipment with their milk chocolate).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, these Creme Filled Dark Chocolate Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Endangered Species website at www.chocolatebar.com.