Eat Chocolate to Save Elephants in Kenya

Use your sweet tooth for a good cause

Artisanal chocolatier L.A. Burdick Chocolates is creating limited-edition chocolate elephants to benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

L.A. Burdick Chocolates is creating limited-edition chocolate elephants, made extra sweet as 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

The specially crafted elephants come in two flavors: Dark chocolate with an Amarula and passion fruit flavor, and milk chocolate with orange flavor. Amarula is a cream-based liquor from South Africa, made with marula fruit, and passion fruit is native to Kenya.

L.A. Burdick chocolatier Michael Klug tells The Daily Meal, “The elephants are a 100 percent hand-piped, chocolate hand-dipped creation that is as delicious as beautiful. In particular, the dark chocolate elephant with its passion fruit Amarula ganache, is bringing attention to the protection of the African Elephant with two authentic African ingredients.”

The chocolate elephants will be sold in sets of three in wooden boxes ($18) and individually in paper boxes ($5.50) from April 4 to August 31.


The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a world-renowned charity organization in Kenya known for its successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program. It is also one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.