Hunting for Grizzly Bars

Finding the Grizzly Bar and sharing your experience on social media is not the only way to win an epic trip.

Our campaign to eat chocolate and save bears has kicked off and entries into the contest have begun rolling in. The winner will enjoy a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest on Raincoast’s Achiever. For many of us this is a once in a lifetime chance.

And those who have taken such a trip on the coast will know that this kind of journey can be life changing.

Daniel Terry’s life was changed last fall on just such a trip. He’s the president and co-founder of Denman Island Chocolate. And now, because of his generosity and passion, the search for Grizzly Bars has begun.

I went searching for a Grizzly Bar yesterday at Country Grocer in Esquimalt and struck out. I had to settle for a delicious Simply Dark. And we’ve heard from some folks that they too have yet to see the new Grizzly Bar at stores that carry Denman Island Chocolate.

But I’m not worried. This is all part of the search.

We’ve heard from Terry that the bars are on their way, and, are in some stores already. Of course, if you were at BC Bear Day at Capilano University last Saturday, then you’ve already seen them. Here was one of our earliest #GrizzlyBar contest entries on Twitter:

And here’s another on Instagram:

If you want to go hunting for the Grizzly Bar, try this list of stores and locations where the Grizzly Bar is sold. If you find one, send us a post, use the hashtag #GrizzlyBar, and let us know where it is so we can signal boost the location.

Of course, there’s another way to save bears and enter to win an epic trip.

You can donate.

Every donation goes toward the effort to buy the remaining commercial trophy hunting tenures on the central coast, in collaboration with Coastal First Nations.

And every donation we get until July 1st will be an entry into the draw. Thank you and much gratitude to everyone who has already given. We’re doing it.

You can help

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Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.