Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What's new at Costco? barkTHINS™ Snacking Chocolate, that's what!

Costco always has great chocolate finds. So whenever I make my way off Manitoulin Island to venture into 'the big city', I inevitably find myself in their chocolate and treat aisle, just to check the selection. And Costco being Costco, they always have something new, interesting and healthy to try. This time, it was 'barkTHINS Snacking Chocolate' by Ripple Brands Collective of Congers, New York.

This large bag of snacking chocolate contained thin pieces of very tasty Fair Trade Certified dark chocolate, filled with sea salted-pumpkin seeds. I am not a huge fan of pumpkin seeds (unless I cook them up myself at Halloween), so I was undecided on whether or not I would like this treat.  But being the dark chocoholic that I am, I made the purchase anyway and was pleasantly surprised.  In fact, I like this 'snacking chocolate' so much that I cannot seem to stop snacking on it!

The sea salt stands out and pairs well with the not-too-sweet dark chocolate.  The pumpkin seeds add a nice, healthy crunch. This would be a great addition to your party dessert table, or for an afternoon meeting with tea and snacks. Or just keep it on hand to curb your sweet cravings!

Get them while they last! Costco often changes their stock, so although there was a large quantity this past weekend (in Sudbury, Ontario), you just never know how long they might carry the product.

I paid only $9.99 for the 454 gram bag - that's $2.20 per 100 grams - a great price when compared to a 100 gram Lindt chocolate bar (usually about $2.99 per 100 grams) or a 100 gram Fair Trade chocolate bar!

If you want to learn more about this product and its maker, here are the package details:

barkTHINS Snacking Chocolate, 454g
Ripple Brands Collective (Congers, NY)
www.ripplebrands.com
Ingredients: Dark Chocolate Fair Trade Certified chocolate liquor, Fair Trade Certifiedsugar, Fair Trade Certified cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), dry roasted pumpkin seeds, sea salt.
Contains: pumpkin seeds, salt.
May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat and milk.
Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA.

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As per usual, I am not encouraged or paid to write positive product reviews. I just like this product! If I do not write about it, it is because I do not like it.

18 comments:

  1. Try making something like this at home! Here is my recipe with pecans (instead of pumpkin seeds, but you can use either): http://ultimatechocolateblog.blogspot.ca/2014/04/dark-chocolate-bark-wth-roasted-pecans.html

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    1. Thanks for the recipe and suggestions...I read the Bark thins chocolate ingredients and it's made with chocolate liquer and cocoa butter ...it does not say the % ...do you know or just guessing?

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  2. Costco is no longer carrying this wonderful snack, at least my local Costco's aren't. :(

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  3. Costco has the almond version in their 8/31/14 flyer for $2.30 off a 17 oz bag

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  4. I also love this chocolate!! I found it a few weeks ago at a Toronto Costco, but when I went again yesterday, it was gone :( I wish I knew when/if they were restocking it.

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    1. I know someone who found it at Sudbury's Costco yesterday, and it wasn't there a few weeks ago, so check again! It may be back in stores now!

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  5. Just bought some today at the Costco in Vancouver. It's amazing! Thanks for your recipe. I'll make sure to try it!

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  6. Delicious -Love barkTHINGS- so glad that I'll be able to purchase the at Costco. Yum Yum!

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  7. I found these at my local Quest store , the 17 oz bag for 4.oo tax incl. One per shop. So I've been there three days in a row and have three in my "collection" so far. I first bought a bag for a potluck but once I opened and tasted it, I knew I'd better get more cause they will be all gone by May. ha ha

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  8. Can anybdy tell me whr to buy in toronto,canada

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  10. I live in Oregon and the Costco in Medford sold the bark thins around Christmas and no longer carry them... This product could be carried year round and would sell very well. Why is it that they only carry some things once ?

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