Brooklyn, NY, May 18, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Bananas Foster Dogs is the name of a new Rescue Chocolate bar, launched in early May at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival in Manhattan.
The six-year-old vegan chocolate company donates all profits to animal rescue, though its chocolate bars and truffles are only for humans to enjoy.
Rescue Chocolate founder, Sarah Gross, said the new bar puts a unique twist on a classic dessert from her home state. “I grew up in Louisiana,” she said, “and Bananas Foster is the queen of New Orleans treats. Think: bright bananas and warm rum. Now we’ve re-imagined all that delicious decadence as a chocolate bar.”
As with the other Rescue Chocolate flavors, the name of the new bar calls attention to an issue important in the realm of animal rescue.
Gross noted that Bananas Foster Dogs celebrates people who offer to foster a dog (or other homeless animal) until a permanent adoptive home can be found. This not only helps to socialize the fostered animal, making it more likely to be adopted, but it also frees up space in the facility where it came from, so that an additional animal can be sheltered there.
The inspiration for the new bar came from Sarah Brasky, founder of Foster Dogs Inc. A portion of the proceeds from the bar will go directly to that non-profit.
Other bars in the Rescue Chocolate line-up include Peanut Butter Pit Bull (which aims to rehabilitate the image of this misunderstood breed), Pick Me! Pepper (urging people to pick out their next four-legged companion at a shelter rather than a pet store), The Fix (emphasizing the importance of spaying and neutering), and Mission Feral Fig (highlighting the humane management of feral cat colonies).
All are vegan, handcrafted in Brooklyn, kosher (parve), GMO-free, and utilize cacao which is organic and fairly traded. Additionally, Rescue Chocolate is a B Corporation, which insures that its “social goods” claims have been vetted by an independent body.
Rescue Chocolate is sold in retail outlets around the country as well as online. To learn more or to place an order, visit www.RescueChocolate.com. For more information about Foster Dogs NYC, visit http://fosterdogsnyc.com/.