When my husband and I headed into 2017, we had a plan to stay away from all sugar and carbs without fail. Of course we did fail, so we restructured our plan a bit. Rather than deny ourselves everything that we had previously considered a treat or snack, we chose a select few items that we would treat ourselves with in moderation. Among the sweet treats we allow ourselves is barkTHINS®.

Since dark chocolate is said to have anti-oxidants and is considered a better choice than other sweet treats, we wanted our chocolate vice to be dark chocolate. I already eat coconut, nuts and seeds on a regular basis, so a snack that combines these items is perfect, and that is barkTHINS. Even better, barkTHINS are made with non-GMO ingredients and Fair Trade dark chocolate. They are Kosher and contain no artificial colours or flavours either, which fits right in with our lifestyle. They make our #snackingelevated.

I first found the Almond barkTHINS while shopping at Costco. I did what I’ve come to do on a regular basis and read the label before putting it in the cart. I was pleased with the ingredients and the net carbs so I decided to give them a shot. I love dark chocolate so I wasn’t surprised when I enjoyed them, but I was surprised to see my husband and children enjoy them as well. They usually turn their noses up to dark chocolate, but this time they indulged enough that I don’t feel I had my fair share of the bag.

I soon discovered three more varieties of barkTHINS: Coconut, pumpkin seed, and pretzel. All four flavours are now available in Canada. I’m not a fan of pretzels so I let the kids devour the pretzel barkTHINS, which they gladly obliged in a matter of a couple of days. I wanted the coconut and the pumpkin seed for myself but I need to find some better hiding places because they disappeared rather quickly as well.

Out of the four flavours, the pumpkin seed is my favourite. They all have a subtle sweetness with smoot
h chocolate and just the right amount of sea salt and special ingredient. The pumpkin seed had a satisfying crunch and the seeds integrated with the salt perfectly. Coconut was a close second because I always love the combination of salty and sweet, and coconut is delicious as well. My husband was partial to the almond which isn’t surprising since he can finish off a bag of almonds in no time.

Although a serving of barkTHINS calls for four pieces, I find I am satisfied with just one. Around mid afternoon when I am feeling a little sluggish and tired of sitting at the computer, that little piece of chocolate gives me the pick-me-up I need to throw on the running shoes and get outside for a walk. It eliminates my sweet cravings too, which is why we went looking for a sweet treat in the first place. My days are definitely #betterwithbarkTHINS.

“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.”



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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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