I enjoy cooking, and because I work from home, I’m able to make semi-elaborate dinners on weeknights. But we’re also a family on-the-go thanks to having two children in competitive hockey, so I make sure to have a good supply of snacks on hand.
Our go-to snacks are fresh fruit, nuts and seeds, and cheese and crackers. But we also love having a little something to satisfy our sweet tooth… like chocolate!
There are many benefits to eating dark chocolate, a super food that contains several important nutrients. Made from the cocoa tree seed, dark chocolate has antioxidants that helps lower blood pressure and fight disease. Bonus!
Have you ever paired chocolate with wine? After a long work-week, I enjoy unwinding in front of the TV with a glass of wine and some chocolate. Who am I kidding?! I also enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up to keep me going the remainder of the afternoon!
The only trouble is, there aren’t many good options for a delicious gluten-free, non-GMO and Fair Trade chocolate snack…. until I tried barkTHINS®.
barkTHINS® are thin pieces of Fair Trade dark chocolate combined with delicious and simple non-GMO ingredients. They contain no artificial colors or flavours – why? Because barkTHINS are made with delicious natural ingredients… we’re talking almonds, pretzels, toasted coconut and pumpkins seeds.
For the first time, Canadians are able to get their hands on all four barkTHINS® flavours:
- Dark Chocolate Almond with Sea Salt
- Dark Chocolate Pretzel with Sea Salt
- Dark Chocolate Coconut with Almonds
- Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt
Often I find dark chocolate to be quite bitter, but barkTHINS have a smooth taste without the bitter finish. barkTHINS have quickly became a favorite treat in our house. The only challenge is trying NOT to eat the entire bag!
My son claimed the Dark Chocolate Pretzel with Sea Salt, which was fine because I can’t have gluten/wheat. He loves the crunchiness of the pretzels combined with the deep chocolate flavour.
The toasted coconut is dangerously addicting! There is something about the combination of the chocolate with the nuttiness of the toasted coconut that makes it impossible to stop at just one or two pieces.
The dark chocolate combined with the crispy almond or pumpkin seed with sea salt has just the right amount of sweet and salty goodness. Inspired by the Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt flavour, I decided to make a batch of gluten-free pumpkin cookies and added barkTHINS for an extra burst of deliciousness!
I also love getting behind a company that is Fair Trade Certified™ and use non-GMO ingredients. Fair Trade certification ensures that farmers receive a fair price, allows farmers to invest in techniques that bring out the flavours of the region, and strictly prohibits slave and child labour.
Where can you buy barkTHINS?
- Metro (in ON and QC)
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Federated Coop
- London Drugs
- Jean Coutu
barkTHINS offer a delicious twist on chocolate – they call it SNACKING ELEVATED and I would have to agree!
Which flavour of barkTHINS would you like to try first?
Disclosure: I received product from barkTHINS and wanted to share it with you. This post is sponsored by barkTHINS, however, all opinions are completely my own and are based on my experience.