Costco barkTHINS snacking chocolate review

Crunchy dark chocolate bark!

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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So I recently reviewed the Costco Innofoods Almond Nuggets in Dark Chocolate and I also decided I needed to try barkTHINS snacking chocolate because for some reason, Costco seems to be super in love with dark chocolate everything right now.

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the barkTHINS I bought from Costco were Pumpkin Seed, Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate. The taste of the chocolate is quite nice, smooth and not overly sweet. I feel like you definitely have to enjoy dark chocolate to enjoy an entire bag of these. The pumpkin seeds added a nice crunch but I find that pumpkin seeds don’t have a super distinct taste so I mainly tasted crunchy, dark chocolate, pumpkin seed bark. I did appreciate the subtle hints of sea salt that I find makes dark chocolate that much more appealing. This makes a great snack for dark chocolate lovers and I found satisfied after 1 or 2 pieces, I don’t find I’m tempted to eat the entire bag. Overall I felt a little underwhelmed by these and thought they were missing that extra oomph!

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Nutritionally these are healthier than other “treat” options but not the healthiest. Four pieces is 230 calories, 14 grams of fat, 15 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein. I was actually quite shocked to see the 7 grams of protein there, that’s a good thing! Otherwise Costco barkTHINS should be treated as a dessert or treat. Maybe have one piece instead of four or have one in the afternoon and one after dinner. It all depends what you like, you may want a piece of chocolate one day and a cookie the next. Nutritionally these are pretty comparable to other common treats, a bowl of sorbet, a cookie, a small cupcake, so if you don’t like dark chocolate and are looking for something healthy to replace your small cookie after dinner, I’d just stick with your cookie.

I paid $8.79 for this bag on sale at Costco. I think the cost of the barkTHINS on sale is reasonable but I may have a hard time paying anymore for these. Compared to the other snacks available at Costco that are around a similar price point I think I love these the least so far.

These are convenient as a product can be. They even have a bag that can be resealed once opened (which I love). I did notice that my dark chocolate was starting to turn slightly white well before the best before date but I researched this and found out it’s not due to the chocolate being old or going bad. It’s no cause for concern at all!

Overall I probably will not buy these again, although they’re tasty, I didn’t find anything special about them that makes me want to buy them again or eat them again. I’ll probably be bringing these to work.

Taste: 7/10

Cost: 7/10

Nutrition: 5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Almonds, pumpkin seeds, pretzels? Which would you pick to have covered in chocolate?

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