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)
Ingredients: Dark Chocolate Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate liquor, Fair Trade Certified™ sugar, 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.
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.