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Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Bar Review

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Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Bar Review 

Halloween is approaching, and families are buying candy to give out to trick-or-treaters. I don't know if Halloween will be anything like it's been in the past because 2020 has been quite a year. There are a few issues with candy - specifically chocolate. First, it's quite unhealthy (newsflash), and second, it is not very good for the earth. Most chocolate bars require unfair treatment of cows, and we have explored the environmental impact of breeding cows in a few of our posts

That's where alter eco comes in. They state that their mission is "to pioneer a full circle approach to eating, farming, and doing business – and to inspire others to do the same." As a certified B Corporation, they prioritize giving back to the world, and their tree planting efforts make up for more than their carbon emissions, according to alter eco's website. In addition,  their chocolate is made from clean ingredients, and it comes in compostable packaging. The dark chocolate isn't vegan because it may contain milk. However, alter eco uses grass-fed milk for their milk chocolate products. I tried the environmentally conscious company's Super Blackout dark chocolate bar.

The packaging gave the chocolate a high-quality feel. Instead of using cheap plastic, the Super Blackout bar has compostable packaging that doesn't feel like trash. Inside the package, there's a description of alter eco's tree planting efforts (see picture below).

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The alter eco bar tasted like what I'd expect for dark chocolate. It wasn't so sweet, but that is to be expected from a bar that is 90% cocoa. I found myself wanting more despite the bitter aftertaste. Overall, I liked the chocolate, but it really comes down to whether or not you like dark chocolate, an acquired taste. I can't tell you that it's the greatest chocolate bar I've ever had, but I can say that it's a good dark chocolate bar that I recommend (if you like the taste of dark chocolate).

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