Just read an interesting tidbit about cocoa mulch and dogs. Many of us use mulch in our landscaping to choke out weeds and add a bit of "curb appeal" to our property. There are many types of mulch to choose from and most are safe for pets. HOWEVER....cocoa mulch is toxic. It is made from cocoa bean shells and looks and smells like dark chocolate. For those dogs who love to chew on everything, this is trouble! For more information go to Cocoa Mulch Toxicity .