Since there were a few lingering holiday items at Trader Joe’s, I wanted to grab them before they disappeared. This time, I got Trader Joe’s Extraordinary Bark of the Finest Collection ($3.99)– “dark chocolate bark with layers of mini milk chocolate peanut butter cups, pretzels, caramel popcorn and crushed almonds.” It wasn’t mentioned in their description, but this bark also has Joe Joe cookies on top!
Before opening the package, I wondered if the bark would be hard to manage because it looked so ginormous and intense. But, once I opened the package, I saw that it was the perfect thickness and the bark pieces broke off easily. There’s so much going on with this bark that you get a different flavor and texture in each bite. It was fun, delicious, and surprisingly easy to eat. The caramel popcorn was not as crispy/crunchy as I like, but other than that, this candy bar was delightful. This bark is certainly extraordinary, and it makes the perfect holiday treat.
Recently, I discovered a flavor of barkTHINS that I had never seen before…Dark Chocolate Gingerbread. Plus it was on sale at Fresh Market (2 for $6)! I’ve been a fan of this delightful “snacking chocolate” for a while – Dark Chocolate Blueberry with Quinoa Crunch is my favorite. And I LOVE holiday and seasonal flavors, so I had to try this 🙂
Not only do they make classic and unique flavors, barkTHINS are made with Fair-Trade Certified Ingredients and they are Non-GMO Project Verified. Even the packaging is sophisticated – the gold color on the Dark Chocolate Gingerbread package is particularly elegant.
Upon opening the packaging, you get an immediate whiff of the harmonious c
hocolaty cinnamon spice. The bark is in good-sized pieces with the perfect thickness (not too thick where it would be hard to bite into, but thick enough to be satisfying). Each chocolate bark is loaded with little round gingerbread cookie pieces, adding a light crispiness to each bite. They are so delicious I want to savor each bite, but they get melty if you don’t eat them quickly enough.
My only complaint is that the bag appears to be half-full when opened…I wish there were more chocolate bark pieces inside 😛
If you haven’t tried them yet (and you love dark chocolate and gingerbread cookies), these are a must buy!