7.6
Scientific Rating

Equal Exchange Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate (80% Cacao)

Rank: 1 out of 225 Chocolate Bars · Company: Equal Exchange, Inc.
5.7

Health

This product has an average nutrition score.
  • 10

    Product Management

    This component of GoodGuide’s rating system evaluates whether a company or its products are managed for sustainability. Third-party certifications that verify the health or environmental performance of a company or product increase scores.

    Rating: 10 out of 10

    • 10

      Certifications

      • Rated Certifications
        • Certified USDA Organic
          Indicates that this product is produced using organic methods or made with organic ingredients. Organic farming systems rely on ecologically based practices such as cultural and biological pest management, exclusion of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones in crop and livestock production. Certification is conducted by entities that have been approved by the US Department of Agriculture, using national standards that define organic production.
        Other Certifications
        • Designated Vegan
        • Green America Seal of Approval - Gold Level
          Green America, formerly Co-op America, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors and businesses to promote social justice and environmental sustainability. Green America's Seal of Approval assures you that the business behind this product operates in ways that solve, rather than cause, both environmental and social problems. The certification program recognizes businesses as they make greater progress by awarding Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of the Seal of Approval. These businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for their customers, their employees, communities, and the environment. Pioneering businesses who show leadership in their industry and embed social responsibility into the DNA of their company earn Gold level certification. For more information, visit www.greenamerica.org
        • Fair Trade Certified Chocolate
          Product rating indicating whether this product is Fair Trade Certified. The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product. Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, flowers, sugar, rice, and vanilla. TransFair USA licenses companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet strict international Fair Trade standards. www.fairtradeusa.org
        • Fair for Life Certified Chocolate
          Product environmental rating indicating whether this product is Fair For Life certified. "Fair for life" is a brand neutral third party certification program for social accountability and fair trade in agricultural, manufacturing and trading operations. The Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification Programme offers operators of socially responsible projects a solution for objective inspection and certification by a highly qualified external verifier. It combines strict social and fair trade standards with adaptability to local conditions. www.fairforlife.net
        • IMO Social Responsibility Certification
          This indicates that the company has earned the IMO Social Responsibility Certification. Which confirms that workers enjoy good working conditions and that producer groups have well working, accountable internal structures. Some companies may have earned the IMO Social and Fair Trade certification, which means long-term and trustful cooperation between partners, transparent price setting, open negotiations and prices that allow for social development of the concerned communities. For more information, visit: www.fairforlife.net
  • 3.6

    Human Health Impacts

    This component of GoodGuide’s rating system evaluates the potential impacts of a product on human health. It incorporates a screening-level hazard assessment or nutritional evaluation, as well as other relevant indicators, like the regulatory status of ingredients. If ingredients pose potential health risks or have limited nutritional value, a product's score is lowered. If a product lacks the data needed to conduct a health evaluation, its score is also lowered to provide an incentive for manufacturers to disclose better information.

    Rating: 3.6 out of 10

    • 3.6

      Overall Nutritional Value

      • 4.6

        Core Nutrition Score, Score for Food based on Ratio of Recommended to Restricted Nutrients

        Nutritional value based on the RRR nutritional system (ratio of recommended to restricted food components).

        Rating: 4.6 out of 10

      • 0

        Saturated Fat

        Tells whether this product exceeds the limit suggested by the AHA (American Heart Association)

        Rating: 0 out of 10

8.1

Environment

This company's environmental policies, practices and performance place it among the best 5% of companies rated by GoodGuide.
  • 10

    Product

    • 10

      Fairtrade Certified Chocolate

      Indicates that this product is Fairtrade certified.

      GoodGuide Bottled Beverages, Fair Trade Certification

      Rating: 10 out of 10

    • 9.0

      Organic Chocolate Certification

      Indicates that this product is USDA Organic

      USDA, Certified Organic

      Rating: 9.0 out of 10

    • 8.0

      Fair for Life Certification

      Indicates that this product is Fair for Life certified

      GoodGuide Chocolate, Fair for Life

      Rating: 8.0 out of 10

  • 6.1

    Core Company Environmental Performance

    Summary evaluation of a company's overall environmental performance, considering its management policies and practices; resource use; environmental impacts; and degree of environmental transparency.

    Rating: 6.1 out of 10

    • 7.9

      Environmental Management

      Evaluation of a company's environmental management, considering how it is governed and whether it exhibits any leading edge practices or is involved in any controversies or compliance issues.

      Rating: 7.9 out of 10

      • 8.0

        Leading Edge Practices

        Indicates a company's leading environmental efforts; based on awards and certifications, external initiatives, and exemplary policies.

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 8.0 out of 10

      • 7.8

        Governance

        Summary evaluation of a company's governance capabilities, considering its policies and practices, environmental reporting activities, and management of its supply chain.

        Rating: 7.8 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Supply Chain

          Indicates the strength of a company's policies and practices relating to the environmental impacts of its supply chain.

          Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 9.0

            Policies and Practices

            • 9.0

              Supply Chain Awards and Certifications

              Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass their environmental supply chain.

              GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

              Rating: 9.0 out of 10

            • 7.0

              Supply Chain Policy

              This indicates how a company incorporates environmental considerations and policy into its supply chain

              GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

              Rating: 7.0 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's environmental policies.

          Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 9.0

            Environmental Policies

            • 9.0

              Awards and Certifications

              Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass environmental policy.

              GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

              Rating: 9.0 out of 10

            • 8.0

              Policies

              Indicates the strength of a company's environmental management policies.

              GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

              Rating: 8.0 out of 10

        • 5.0

          Reporting

          Indicates the strength of a company's policies and practices relating to environmental reporting.

          Rating: 5.0 out of 10

          • 5.0

            Policies and Practices, Reporting Policy

            Indicates whether a company reports on environmental initiatives using accepted global standards

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 5.0 out of 10

    • 7.0

      Environmental Impacts

      Summary evaluation of a company's environmental impacts, considering its policies and practices relating to air and water emissions, waste management and biodiversity.

      Rating: 7.0 out of 10

      • 9.0

        Biodiversity

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices relating to biodiversity and ecosystem impacts.

        Rating: 9.0 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Biodiversity Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass biodiversity.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 7.0

            Biodiversity Policy

            Indicates the strength of a company's biodiversity policies.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 7.0 out of 10

      • 6.5

        Emissions

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices relating to air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and waste management.

        Rating: 6.5 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Water Pollution, Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Water Pollution Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass wastewater.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 7.0

            Water Pollution Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's wastewater policies.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 7.0 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Waste, Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Waste Management Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass waste.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 7.0

            Waste Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's solid waste policies.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 7.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Greenhouse Gases, Greenhouse Gas Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's greenhouse gas policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Criteria and Hazardous Air Pollutants, Air Pollution Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's toxic air pollutant (e.g. NOx, SOx, PM) policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 5.5

      Transparency

      Summary evaluation of the amount of data a company makes public for assessing its environmental practices and performance.

      GoodGuide, Transparency

      Rating: 5.5 out of 10

    • 4.0

      Resource Use

      Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to resouce use, considering energy, water and materials.

      Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Materials

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to materials use.

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Policies and Practices, Materials Policy

          Indicates whether a company has a comprehensive policy relating to materials management and reduction

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Energy

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to energy use.

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Policies and Practices, Energy Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's energy policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Water

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to water use.

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Policies and Practices, Water Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's water policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

9.0

Society

This company's social policies, practices and performance place it among the best 5% of companies rated by GoodGuide.
  • 10

    Product

    • 10

      Fairtrade Certified Chocolate

      Indicates that this product is Fairtrade Certified

      GoodGuide Bottled Beverages, Fair Trade Certification

      Rating: 10 out of 10

    • 9.0

      Fair for Life Certification

      Indicates that this product is Fair for Life certified

      GoodGuide Chocolate, Fair for Life

      Rating: 9.0 out of 10

  • 8.0

    Core Company Social Performance

    Summary evaluation of a company's overall social performance, considering its management policies and practices; impacts on workers, consumers and communities; and degree of social transparency.

    Rating: 8.0 out of 10

    • 9.0

      Community

      Summary evaluation of a company's performance relating to communities, considering its management policies and practices; community relationships; stakeholder engagement activities; and public policy positions.

      Rating: 9.0 out of 10

      • 9.0

        Stakeholder Engagement, Policies and Practices

        • 9.0

          Stakeholder Engagement Awards and Certifications

          Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass stakeholder engagement

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 9.0 out of 10

        • 8.0

          Stakeholder Engagement Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's stakeholder engagement policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 8.0 out of 10

      • 9.0

        Community Relationships, Policies and Practices

        • 9.0

          Community Relations Awards and Certifications

          Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass community relations

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 9.0 out of 10

        • 8.0

          Community Relations Policy

          Indicates the strength of the company's community relations policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 8.0 out of 10

    • 9.0

      Workers

      Summary evaluation of a company's performance relating to workers, considering its management policies and practices; diversity & equal opportunity record; and human rights issues.

      Rating: 9.0 out of 10

      • 9.0

        Occupational Health and Safety, Policies and Practices

        • 9.0

          Occupational Health & Safety Awards and Certifications

          Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass occupational health and safety.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 9.0 out of 10

        • 5.0

          Occupational Health & Safety Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's occupational health and safety policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 5.0 out of 10

      • 9.0

        General, Policies and Practices

        • 9.0

          Worker Awards and Certifications

          Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass general worker treatment.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 9.0 out of 10

        • 8.0

          Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's general worker policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 8.0 out of 10

      • 9.0

        Human Rights

        • 9.0

          General Human Rights, Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Human Rights Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass human rights

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 8.0

            Human Rights Policy

            Indicates the strength of a company's human rights policies

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 8.0 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Collective Bargaining Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass freedom of association and/or collective bargaining

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 8.0

            Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's freedom of association and collective bargaining policies

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 8.0 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Child Labor, Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Labor Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications to eliminate child labor

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 8.0

            Child Labor Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's child labor policies

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 8.0 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Forced and Compulsory Labor, Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Labor Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications to eliminate forced or compulsory labor

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 8.0

            Forced and Compulsory Labor Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's forced and compulsory labor policies

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 8.0 out of 10

        • 9.0

          Indigenous Rights, Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Indigenous Rights Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass indigenous rights

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 4.0

            Indigenous Rights Policy

            Indicates the strength of a company's indigenous rights policies

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 9.0

        Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Policies and Practices

        • 9.0

          Diversity Awards and Certifications

          Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass diversity, equal opportunity and non-discrimination

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 9.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Diversity and Equal Opportunity Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's policy on diversity, equal opportunity and non-discrimination

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 8.1

      Management

      Evaluation of a company's social management, considering how it is governed and whether it exhibits any leading edge practices or is involved in any controversies or compliance issues.

      Rating: 8.1 out of 10

      • 9.0

        Leading Edge Practices

        Indicates a company's leading social efforts; based on awards and certifications, external initiatives, and exemplary policies.

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 9.0 out of 10

      • 7.2

        Governance

        • 9.0

          Supply Chain, Policies and Practices

          • 9.0

            Supply Chain Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass social aspects of its supply chain

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 9.0 out of 10

          • 8.0

            Supply Chain Policy

            Indicates the strength of a company's social supply chain policies

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 8.0 out of 10

        • 7.0

          Policies, Policies and Practices

          • 7.0

            Social Governance Policy Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass social governance policy

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 7.0 out of 10

          • 4.0

            Social Governance Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's social governance policies

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 5.0

          Reporting, Social Issue Reporting Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's social reporting policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 5.0 out of 10

    • 7.3

      Transparency

      Summary evaluation of the amount of data a company makes public for assessing its social practices and performance.

      GoodGuide, Transparency

      Rating: 7.3 out of 10

    • 6.5

      Consumers

      Summary evaluation of a company's performance relating to consumers, considering its management policies and practices; health & safety record; and product marketing and labeling practices.

      Rating: 6.5 out of 10

      • 9.0

        Customer Health and Safety, Policies and Practices

        • 9.0

          Customer Health & Safety Awards and Certifications

          Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass customer health and safety

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 9.0 out of 10

        • 7.0

          Customer Health & Safety Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's customer health and safety policy

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 7.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Marketing Communications, Marketing Policy

        Indicates the strength of a company's marketing policy

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 9 Pieces (37g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 220
Calories From Fat 160

% Daily Value

Fat 18g
27%
Saturated Fat 11g
55%
High Fat
Trans Fat 0g
Low Fat
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Low Cholesterol
Sodium 0mg
0%
Low Sodium
Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 7g
Low Sugar
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Certifications and Listings

  • Certified USDA Organic
    Certified USDA Organic
    Indicates that this product is produced using organic methods or made with organic ingredients. Organic farming systems rely on ecologically based practices such as cultural and biological pest management, exclusion of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones in crop and livestock production. Certification is conducted by entities that have been approved by the US Department of Agriculture, using national standards that define organic production.
  • Designated Vegan
    Designated Vegan
  • Green America Seal of Approval - Gold Level
    Green America Seal of Approval - Gold Level
    Green America, formerly Co-op America, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors and businesses to promote social justice and environmental sustainability. Green America's Seal of Approval assures you that the business behind this product operates in ways that solve, rather than cause, both environmental and social problems. The certification program recognizes businesses as they make greater progress by awarding Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of the Seal of Approval. These businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for their customers, their employees, communities, and the environment. Pioneering businesses who show leadership in their industry and embed social responsibility into the DNA of their company earn Gold level certification. For more information, visit www.greenamerica.org
  • Fair Trade Certified Chocolate
    Fair Trade Certified Chocolate
    Product rating indicating whether this product is Fair Trade Certified. The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product. Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, flowers, sugar, rice, and vanilla. TransFair USA licenses companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet strict international Fair Trade standards. www.fairtradeusa.org
  • Fair for Life Certified Chocolate
    Fair for Life Certified Chocolate
    Product environmental rating indicating whether this product is Fair For Life certified. "Fair for life" is a brand neutral third party certification program for social accountability and fair trade in agricultural, manufacturing and trading operations. The Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification Programme offers operators of socially responsible projects a solution for objective inspection and certification by a highly qualified external verifier. It combines strict social and fair trade standards with adaptability to local conditions. www.fairforlife.net
  • IMO Social Responsibility Certification
    IMO Social Responsibility Certification
    This indicates that the company has earned the IMO Social Responsibility Certification. Which confirms that workers enjoy good working conditions and that producer groups have well working, accountable internal structures. Some companies may have earned the IMO Social and Fair Trade certification, which means long-term and trustful cooperation between partners, transparent price setting, open negotiations and prices that allow for social development of the concerned communities. For more information, visit: www.fairforlife.net
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  • ISO 14001
    ISO 14001
    Company rating on whether its facilities have been certified under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. Certification means the company meets ISO environmental management standards, which require a commitment to minimizing environmental impact and improving environmental performance. To learn more visit www.iso.org. Rating is relative to other companies in the same industry.
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified Chocolate
    Rainforest Alliance Certified Chocolate
    Product environmental rating indicating whether this product is Rainforest Alliance Certified. Under the auspices of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), an international coalition of leading conservation groups, the Rainforest Alliance works with farmers to ensure compliance with the SAN standards for protecting wildlife, wild lands, workers' rights and local communities. Farms that meet these rigorous standards are awarded the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. www.rainforest-alliance.org

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Liquor
  • Raw Cane Sugar
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Ground Vanilla Beans
  • See package label ingredients

    These are the ingredients listed on the product package label, as reported by the manufacturer. While GoodGuide strives to provide the most complete ingredient information possible, always check the package for the most up-to-date information.

    Chocolate Liquor, Raw Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Ground Vanilla Beans.

About the Brand

Parent Company:

Equal Exchange, Inc.

Other Products made include:

Whole/Ground Bean Coffee, Drinks, Coffee, and Packaged Foods. 85 Equal Exchange products have GoodGuide ratings. See the list »

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