(Closed)Review & Giveaway: Original Beans


*Giveaway Has Ended*

I love chocolate! While researching new and unique products for my blog I ran across Original Beans. They have decadent chocolate that is smooth and delicious. Each bar has it’s own unique flavor. I was sent two free samples of the “CRU VIRUNGA” and “ESMERALDA’S MILK”.

“CRU VIRUNGA” is a sensational chocolate. I could taste the fruity flavor of this chocolate and with 70% cacao the texture is smooth and has just the right sweetness. The cacao beans that are used in this chocolate were grown in the Congo. Ingredients: Cacao beans, sugar, and cacao butter.

“ESMERALDA’S MILK” is a dark chocolate with a superb flavor. Grown in Ecuador and arrived “Arriba” beans, this scrumptious chocolate is great for dark chocolate lovers and milk chocolate lovers. The flavor has hints of caramel, fruit and sea salt. Ingredients: Sugar, cacao butter, directly-traded cacao beans, milk, fleur de sel, sunflower lecithin.

Besides the great flavors of these chocolates Original Beans is doing their part in helping the environment. For every chocolate bar purchased from Original Beans local community farmers plant a tree to support rain forest conservation.

To find a local merchant who carries Original Beans chocolate bars visit here.

*Giveaway*
One winner will receive their choice of Original Beans Chocolate Bars ($24 Value)

To Enter:
Visit Original Beans’ website and then leave me a message about something you learned about Original Beans. Don’t forget to leave me your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

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Contest will run for 2 weeks. Ends at Midnight on the night of March 23, 2010. Open to All Countries. Winner will be chosen by online random generator. Winner will be notified by e-mail on March 22, 2010 and will have 3 days to reply or another winner will be chosen.

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326 Comments

  1. March 9, 2010

    Phillip, the co founder’s fav is The Esmeraldas Milk-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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    O.B. strives to preserve threatened rainforests.

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  6. March 9, 2010

    I learned that there are sadly no locations near me. But when I am in New York later this year, I can checke them out!

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    I am a follower of your blog.

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  8. March 9, 2010

    I learnt that for every bar you buy, local community farmers will plant a tree that will support the forest! Great!!!

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  13. March 9, 2010

    I learned that the original Beans was co-founded in 2008.

  14. March 9, 2010

    I learned that one of the co-founders, Lesal Ruskey, used to be a chef and her family operates an organic fruit farm!
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  16. March 9, 2010

    cdziuba@aol.com I learned this: Original Beans origin-designated chocolate helps restore some of the world’s most ecologically threatened regions by plants a tree in the chocolate’s forest of origin. Each bar even contains a lot number designating the location of your tree so you track the ongoing reforestation efforts on the company’s website.

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    Before Original Beans, Rodney founded and managed the Green Development Foundation in Amsterdam, to develop rural enterprises of cacao and coffee farmers in Latin American and Africa. Rodney also co-founded the Progreso Coffee Fund to assist small holders in obtaining the cash need to export their beans.

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  24. March 9, 2010

    Their 2nd Operating Principle is to protect the diversity of local bean strains. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

  25. March 9, 2010

    For every Original Beans bar you buy, local community farmers plant a tree.
    You can track the location of this tree with the lot number on your Original Beans bar.

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  31. March 9, 2010

    I learnt that for every bar you buy, local community farmers will plant a tree that will support the forest.
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  32. March 10, 2010

    I learned that for every Original Beans Bar that you purchase, the local farmers plant a tree in the forest(and not just another cocoa bean tree).

  33. I learned that by purchasing these chocolates we can help conserve different rain forests! Wao!

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  37. March 10, 2010

    I learned that the beans used to make this chocolate are so small that they require specially modified roasters.
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  40. March 10, 2010

    Since 1998, Philipp has changed his focus to nature conservation. He has worked for the WWF and at UNDP in New York to help develop businesses for biodiversity conservation. He has acquired hands-on reforestation experience as project developer of the world’s first saltwater forest (in Mexico).
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  41. March 10, 2010

    Each OB bar carries a certificate with a lot tracking # to track OB’s ongoing conservation effortsat your bar’s rainforest of origin. sammiejanL40@aol.com

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  45. March 10, 2010

    I learned that their products are sold all over Europe and the U.S….AND online!! How great is that for chocolate lovers everywhere??!

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  50. March 10, 2010

    Each bar contains a certificate with a lot tracking number so you can track conservation efforts in the country of origin.

  51. March 10, 2010

    i learned that this chocolate grows in Beni Region in the Bolivian Amazon ( :

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  54. March 10, 2010

    I learned that Rodney Nikkels co-founded Original Beans in 2008 after an extensive career in the specialty coffee and cacao sector where he was an early pioneer in certified agricultural chains.

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  56. March 10, 2010

    I learned that Prior to the launch of the Progreso Coffee Fund, Rodney created the Progreso Coffee program while living in Lima, Peru. The program had a high impact based on trust and respect among the cooperative members, and was an early pioneer in the Fair Trade movement.

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  61. March 10, 2010

    I learned that his favourite chocolate is “Fresh from the pod! The fruity taste of the pulp, and a dried bite of a criollo cacao bean, delicious!”

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  62. March 10, 2010

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  68. March 10, 2010

    I appreciate that the company has devoted itself to serious conservation efforts.

  69. March 10, 2010

    I like that each bar comes with a tracking # so you can check the status of the rainforest it came from.

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  71. March 10, 2010

    I learnt that for every bar you buy, local community farmers will plant a tree that will support the forest! Great!!!

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  72. March 10, 2010

    Original beans functions on the idea that if we consume we must replenish! 🙂

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  75. March 10, 2010

    I learned that each bar can be tracked. wow

  76. March 11, 2010

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    i saw that they are involved in conservation and replanting efforts–New cacao trees generate immediate revenue for the farmers, and diverse plantings (teak, for instance) are an investment for future income

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  79. March 11, 2010

    I learned you can track your bar number (from a certificate included with your chocolate) to see the ongoing conservation efforts!

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  82. March 11, 2010

    Interesting to see how this company is very environmentally conscious. TO conserve that they reap from nature is indeed a good thing!

    Love,
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  85. March 11, 2010

    I learned that by purchasing these chocolates we can help conserve different rain forests!

  86. March 11, 2010

    I learned that by purchasing these chocolates we can help conserve different rain forests

  87. March 11, 2010

    For every bar you buy, local community farmers plant a tree that will support the forest; not just rare cacao trees, but a mix of trees necessary for lively biodiversity. Each Original Beans bar contains a lot number, which designates the location of a new tree so that you can track your contribution.

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  90. March 11, 2010

    When visiting the Original Beans website, I learned that “For every bar you buy, local community farmers plant a tree that will support the forest; not just rare cacao trees, but a mix of trees necessary for lively biodiversity. Each Original Beans bar contains a lot number, which designates the location of a new tree so that you can track your contribution.”

  91. March 11, 2010

    For every Original Beans Bar that you purchase, the local farmers plant a tree in the forest… That is the coolest thing ever!
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  94. March 12, 2010

    I learned that Philipp Kauffmanns favorite bar is The Esmeraldas Milk

  95. March 12, 2010

    I leaned that the chocolate is made from wild-harvest beans that grow on the the chocolate islands, of the Bolivian Amazon

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  103. March 12, 2010

    It grows in the Amazon. Who knew?
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  104. March 12, 2010

    I learned that “PHILIPP KAUFFMANN co-founded Original Beans in 2008 as a synthesis of his career as an entrepreneur and conservationist.”

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  114. March 12, 2010

    I learned that each chocolate bar has a code on the wrapper which indicates the area where a new tree is to be planted. Plus the fact that they plant a variety of types of trees to sustain the entire ecosystem of the forest, not just to grow cocoa beans.

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  116. March 12, 2010

    I learned that each bar has a serial number that you can enter on a website and it will tell you where your beans came from. That is really neat!!!

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  119. March 12, 2010

    The Co-founders are all conservationists and these are a green product!

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    I like the fact that each bar comes with a tracking number in order for you to check the status of the rainforest it came from. How cool is that?

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  134. March 13, 2010

    I learned that they have a location in New York. Will go see them soon!
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  141. March 14, 2010

    I learned that for every bar you buy, local community farmers plant a tree that will support the forest; not just rare cacao trees, but a mix of trees necessary for lively biodiversity. Each Original Beans bar contains a lot number, which designates the location of a new tree so that you can track your contribution.

  142. March 14, 2010

    I learned that Original Beans actively replants trees because its the best buffer to protect old, primary rainforests.
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  146. March 14, 2010

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    I learned that each bar come with a certificate with the lot number on it.

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  149. March 15, 2010

    Each bar comes with tracking information from it’s origin and you can log it in on their website to check on Original Beans’ ongoing conservation efforts in the area where your chocolate came from.

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  188. March 17, 2010

    I learned that the chocolate is made in Beni, Bolivia! I live super close to there but never had this delicious chocolate. 🙂

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    One thing I learned on the Original Beans website is that Rodney Nikkels, the co-founder of original bean also started a Coffee Progarm. I think this is great because 2 of my favorite food items in the world are chocolate & coffee!

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  199. March 17, 2010

    +1 I follow you on Twitter (Amestir)

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  200. March 17, 2010

    I learned that each bar comes with a lot tracking number so you can follow what the company is doing for conservation.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  201. March 18, 2010

    DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/10647299195

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

  202. March 18, 2010

    daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/spelena/status/10653514125
    elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com

  203. March 18, 2010
  204. March 18, 2010

    I learned that Lesal N. Ruskey co-founded Original Beans in 2008.

    boobiesbabiesandablog AT gmail DOT com

  205. March 18, 2010

    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10674299565

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  206. March 18, 2010

    DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/10693989429

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

  207. March 19, 2010

    daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/10703277977

    dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

  208. March 19, 2010

    I learned that the finest chocolate is made from the world’s rarest, most flavorful cacao beans. These beans grow in equatorial rainforests (and not, as some people have been led to believe, in Belgium). But the forests that give our planet its greatest biodiversity are disappearing at an alarming rate.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  209. March 19, 2010

    I’m a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  210. March 19, 2010

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  211. March 19, 2010

    I’m a twitter follower @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  212. March 19, 2010

    I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/10711489630

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  213. March 19, 2010

    I have your button.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  214. March 19, 2010

    I have your button.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  215. March 19, 2010

    I’m a fan of Mint Green With Envy on Facebook (Aik Chien)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  216. March 19, 2010

    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10712823333

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  217. March 19, 2010
  218. March 20, 2010

    daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/10755039493

    draemzz12{at}aol{dot}com

  219. March 20, 2010

    I learned that some of the chocolate is made from wild-harvest beans that grow on the “Chocolatales”, the chocolate islands, in the Beni region of the Bolivian Amazon

    charmtime at gmail dot com

  220. March 20, 2010

    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10763139508

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  221. March 20, 2010

    I never knew what a chocolate pod looked like until reading their blog.

  222. March 20, 2010

    I subscribe via email

  223. March 20, 2010

    I subscribe via google friend connect.

  224. March 20, 2010

    I follow you on twitter

  225. March 20, 2010

    I have your button http://www.felissahadas.blogspot.com on the left hand side.

  226. March 20, 2010
  227. March 20, 2010

    DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/10784340024

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

  228. March 20, 2010

    daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/10787107952

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

  229. March 21, 2010
  230. March 21, 2010

    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10815533140

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  231. March 21, 2010

    I learned that The chocolate is conched for twenty- hours, which results in an intense flavor profile that gives flight to all the fruit nuances.

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  232. March 21, 2010

    I am an email subscriber

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  233. March 21, 2010

    I follow on google friend connect

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  234. March 21, 2010

    I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  235. March 21, 2010

    Facebook fan – Belinda M

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  236. March 21, 2010

    tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/10829583708

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  237. March 21, 2010

    daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/10832763648

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

  238. March 22, 2010

    Christina – xristya@rock.com – I learned that this company tries to help the rainforests, which is commendable!

  239. March 22, 2010

    Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10861401816

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  240. March 22, 2010
  241. March 22, 2010

    I learned that in 1993, Philipp started out building an independent telecom services company in the Benelux. He co-founded Nabuur.com, a foundation providing Internet support to villages in the developing world.

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

  242. March 22, 2010

    Follow this blog

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

  243. March 22, 2010

    Follow you on twitter @umeplusone

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

  244. March 22, 2010

    Fan of MGWE on FB (Kym T)

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

  245. March 22, 2010

    Grabbed your button #1

    http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

  246. March 22, 2010

    Grabbed your button #2

    http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

  247. March 22, 2010

    Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/10869179071

    busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au

  248. March 22, 2010

    The company has been around since 2008 and has 3 co-founders. Thanks.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

  249. March 22, 2010

    I learned each bar has a certificate and tracking number where you can keep track of your treee

  250. March 22, 2010

    I follow on google

  251. March 22, 2010

    Mint Green With Envy fb fan

  252. March 22, 2010

    I subscribe by email

  253. March 22, 2010

    This chocolate is made from wild-harvest beans that grow on the “Chocolatales”, the chocolate islands.

  254. March 22, 2010

    For every bar you buy, local community farmers will plant a tree that will support the forest. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  255. March 22, 2010

    Lesal N. Ruskey co-founded Original Beans in 2008 with a desire to explore models for more restorative agricultural chains, and a suspicion that chocolate—native crop of the disappearing rainforest—had a unique power to influence hearts and minds.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  256. March 22, 2010

    Public Google Friends follower as jennem.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  257. March 22, 2010

    I learned that the company strives to preserve threatened rainforests

  258. March 22, 2010

    I follow you on twitter as MelodicMom

  259. March 22, 2010

    The delicate beans are so small in size that they require specially modified roasters that few chocolate-makers have.
    melinda.s41@gmail.com

  260. March 22, 2010

    I learned that for every bar purchased, a tree is to be planted!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

  261. March 22, 2010

    The cofounders are advocates for environmental and green causes.

  262. March 22, 2010

    DT
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/10897137898

    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

  263. March 23, 2010

    I learned that for every bar you buy, local community farmers will plant a tree, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

  264. March 23, 2010

    daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/spelena/status/10904071493
    elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com

  265. March 23, 2010

    I learned that I can check them out when I go to NYC in April. Yeah!

  266. March 23, 2010

    I learned that each bar has a code and they can tell you the rainforest it came from. So cool!

  267. March 23, 2010

    I follow you on google

  268. March 23, 2010

    I follow you on Twitter

  269. March 23, 2010

    tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/10914467927

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  270. March 23, 2010

    Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/10922705167

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

  271. March 23, 2010

    They nuse real small beans to make the chocolate.
    George Ferris
    littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

  272. March 23, 2010

    I think it’s neat that each Original Beans bar contains a lot number, which designates the location of a new tree they planted so that you can track your contribution. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  273. March 23, 2010

    I’m a subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  274. March 23, 2010

    I’m a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  275. March 23, 2010

    I learned their packaging is manufactured in a 100% wind-powered plant. peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

  276. March 23, 2010

    I’m an email subscriber

  277. March 23, 2010

    I follow your blog!

  278. March 23, 2010

    For every bar you buy, local community farmers plant a tree that will support the forest; not just rare cacao trees, but a mix of trees necessary for lively biodiversity.what a wonderful way to reinvest in the land

  279. March 23, 2010

    Before Original Beans, Rodney founded and managed the Green Development Foundation in Amsterdam, to develop rural enterprises of cacao and coffee farmers in Latin American and Africa. Rodney also co-founded the Progreso Coffee Fund to assist small holders in obtaining the cash need to export their beans.

    klp1965@myfairpoint.net

  280. March 23, 2010

    following your blog as klp1965

  281. March 23, 2010

    following on twitter klp1965

  282. March 23, 2010

    fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

  283. March 23, 2010

    I learned that the finest chocolate is made from beans that grow in equatorial rainforests (and not, as some people have been led to believe, in Belgium!)

  284. March 23, 2010

    I learned that the Beni Wild Harvest has a Fruit Acidity of 4.1

    electricisland(at)gmail.com

  285. March 23, 2010

    Subscribed by email, electricisland(at)gmail.com

  286. March 23, 2010

    I’m following u thru google!

  287. March 23, 2010

    I’m Following you on Twitter, id- electricisland

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  290. March 24, 2010

    Each bar contains a lot number designating the location of the tree your chocolate came from, so you can track the ongoing reforestation efforts on the company’s website.

  291. March 24, 2010

    I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

  292. March 24, 2010

    Rodney Nikkels co-founded Original Beans in 2008.

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  293. March 24, 2010

    I subscribe via email.

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  294. March 24, 2010

    I follow via google.

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  295. March 24, 2010

    I learned that The finest chocolate is made from the world’s rarest, most flavorful cacao beans. These beans grow in equatorial rainforests (and not, as some people have been led to believe, in Belgium). But the forests that give our planet its greatest biodiversity are disappearing at an alarming rate.

    Andrea Ferreira
    deamarina@gmail.com

  296. March 24, 2010

    I subscribe to your blog via email.
    Andrea Ferreira
    deamarina@gmail.com

  297. March 24, 2010

    follow your blog with google.
    Andrea Ferreira
    deamarina@gmail.com

  298. March 24, 2010

    follow me on twitter: @dreamari

    Andrea Ferreira
    deamarina@gmail.com

  299. March 24, 2010

    I learned that for every bar you buy, local community farmers plant a tree that will support thr forest. garrettsambo@aol.com

  300. March 24, 2010

    I learned that wild cacao beans are much smaller than the ones typically used by the modern chocolate industry.

  301. March 24, 2010

    I learned that Rodney Nikkels co-founded Original Beans in 2008 after an extensive career in the specialty coffee and cacao sector where he was an early pioneer in certified agricultural chains.

  302. March 24, 2010

    daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/10960170893

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

  303. March 24, 2010

    I learned that for every chocolate bar that is purchased, a tree will be planted. Great way to enhance conservation through reforestation.

  304. March 24, 2010

    Each bar comes with a tracking # so you can check the status of the rainforest it came from.