Guess what was a hit at our Superbowl party tonight? barkTHINS! Have you heard about this most delicious snack and must have for chocolate lovers? :-) I only recently found out about barkTHINS after a friend told me about stumbling across them over at Target. After hearing her rave about these unique and oh so tasty snack, I took to the Internet to learn more about this snacking chocolate.
Is your mouth water just looking at the picture above? Mine is! Usually I am not a fan of pretzels, but when you add chocolate, I can't resist.
Prior to yesterday's Superbowl party, I had the opportunity to sample an assortment of different barkTHINS flavors, thanks to a bag filled to the brim full of these 4.7 oz. snacks (suggested retail price per bag is around $4.99) that I was sent to review. In addition to the Dark Chocolate Pretzel with Sea Salt, barkThins also offers the following varieties...
"The brand created the snacking chocolate category by blending indulgent slivers of CHOCOLATES irresistible dark chocolate with America’s favorite snacking ingredients (nuts, seeds, pretzels + more) and hints of sea salt, delivering this unbelievably tasty snack in a breakable format found in re-sealable packaging, perfect for anytime indulgences."
barkTHINS is a relatively new product, as it was introduced under the ripple brand collective back in 2013, and a handful of their flavors were recent addition this past fall and winter. And, many people are starting to learn about barkTHINS either through word of mouth or stumbling across bags of these snacking chocolates while shopping at retailers like Target, Wegmans, Stop & Shop, Dave's Fresh Marketplace, just to name a few. You can find the entire list of local retailers as well as online retailers like Amazon, who carry barkTHINS here - http://barkthins.com/where-to-buy/.
Not your typical snack choice, barkTHINS really do make snacking fun, and will not have you regretting reaching for another. Just like the name says, barkTHINS are thin enough to satisfy a snack attack or sweet tooth craving, and can be stored away in your office drawer or pantry, thanks to its resealable bag. Made with natural ingredients, you will not find any unnecessary added preservatives, artificial colors or flavors added to this snack food. Instead, you will find natural and better for you ingredients like almonds, pumpkin seed, agave, blueberries and quinoa.
Out of all the flavors I was sent to sample my favorite has to be the Blueberry Quinoa with Agave. When I first took a bite of these snacking chocolates, I felt like I was enjoying a homemade chocolate bark. But, then I started to taste the different flavors of the rich dark chocolate, and then the sweet blueberries and agave, along with the quinoa. Wow! is all I could say, I reached for another. Like other food samples that are sent to me, I had a taste test with my husband and daughters after dinner, the night we received the samples. I filled bowls with these snacking chocolates and had everyone take turns taking a bite and trying to guess the flavor. Instead of guessing the flavors, all my family could talk about was how tasty these thin chocolate snack pieces were. They loved the rich dark chocolate that melted in your mouth, as well as the crunch of each bite. And, the added ingredients like peppermint and pumpkin seeds, really elevated the flavors. They, too, found themselves having a hard time stopping at just one piece.
By the following day, our samples of barkThins were gone, and I was planning a trip to our local Target to pick up more. Knowing I would be hosting a Superbowl party, I bought extras. When I arrived at Target, I was happy to find the shelves stocked with the assorted barkThins, but that they were on sale for 3/$9.00. With a price like this, I couldn't help but stock up! :-)
Not only was the game great last night -- congrats to the Pats! -- but, I was also able to introduce friends and family to barkTHINS, through another taste test. Everyone loved these crunchy snacking chocolates and left with a new must have snack food for home, in the car and at the office. :-)
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, barkTHINS would make for a great snack to have on hand, if you and your sweetie are planning a date night in. Like I have found, barkTHINS are enjoyed by both kids and adults, and would make for a great snack to pick up and enjoy with the kids, too! However you choose to enjoy barkTHINS this Valentine's Day, just know, you'll fall in love with this unique snack choice -- it will be like -- "love at first bite!" :-)
To learn more about barkTHINS, visit http://barkthins.com/. I can't wait to hear which of their many flavors is your favorite, and see if you come up with fun ways to incorporate these thin snacking chocolates into a recipe. I have been crumbling up these crunchy chocolate thins and using as an ice cream and oatmeal topping. Yum! :-)
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barkTHINS® are available at retailers nationwide, including Target, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market, Stop & Shop and Costco, as well as in specialty stores such as The Fresh Market, Bristol Farms, Citarella and Plum Market. Packaged in 4.7oz re-sealable gusseted bags with a suggested retail price of $4.49-$4.99, barkTHINS® are also available in 12oz holiday tins, 2oz grab-and-go bags, as well as club size.