Tuesday, May 21, 2013

thinkThin Bars - Review and Giveaway

I was recently approached with an offer to sample several varieties of thinkThin bars, which may be ironic considering the not-so-health-minded nature of my blog, haha.  However, I had seen some of these bars before at Whole Foods and thought it would be a worthwhile product for me to try out.

Just under a week ago, my package arrived, containing three boxes with the following bars:

thinkThin Chunky Peanut Butter Protein Bar:
This high protein bar packs the nutty flavors of chunky roasted peanut butter blended with cocoa and covered in luscious milk chocolate. With zero grams sugar and no gluten, it's a guilt-free treat you can feel good about.

thinkThin Crunch Blueberry Mixed Nuts Bar:
With 60% less sugar and 2x the amount of protein than leading fruit and nut bars, this delicious nutty delight is not only a good source of fiber packed with peanuts, almonds and cashews, but also has a generous helping of blueberries - nature's jewels and nutrition-rich superfruits.

thinkThin Crunch Coconut Chocolate Mixed Nuts Bar:
- Weirdly, this one had no description on the website, haha. It is similar to the Blueberry Mixed Nuts bar, but with coconut flakes on top and a chocolate coating on the bottom half. 

The chunky peanut butter bar, I could definitely see myself buying on my own - helllllloooo, peanut butter and chocolate, no complaints here. But then I just had to laugh at the irony of receiving BOTH a blueberry and coconut-based bar, considering my general disdain of those specific flavors. It's almost as if the company really wanted to challenge someone to review something they wouldn't normally eat, haha.

Anyhoo, I tried all of the flavors out, and here are my quick notes on them:

Chunky Peanut Butter Protein bar: Woo! This is a filling and tasty bar, especially if you're a fan of peanut butter like I am.  I had this for breakfast for a few days, and it was a convenient and quick way to eat at work.  I initially thought it would actually be more chunky (as in, chunks of peanuts inside), but it's still more on the chewy side than smooth in terms of consistency.  For being a relatively small bar it definitely kept me full until lunch.

Blueberry Mixed Nuts bar: I actually liked the appearance of this bar at first glance- it looked like there were lots of whole nuts and other stuff packed into the small snack-size bar. Like I said before, I don't like blueberries but fortunately (for me), this bar wasn't packed with tons of whole berries, more like dabs of blueberry pieces throughout.  It started to taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich after a few bites, due to the abundant nuts and the pockets of blueberries.

Coconut Chocolate Mixed Nuts bar: This bar is the same snack-size as the Blueberry Mixed Nuts, but with a liberal sprinkling of coconut on top.  I liked the layer of chocolate on the bottom of the bar, because hello, chocolate. Not my favorite, but anyone that is a fan of coconut/chocolate will enjoy this one.

Overall, I was happy to try out something new, and I think these bars are a great option for a quick breakfast, snack, travel companion, or a little something to tide you over when you're feeling Hangry.  I'm planning on bringing a few of the peanut butter bars on my trip to Japan (TOMORROW!) in case I get hungry on the plane rides.

Now, here's the fun part!  In addition to my samples I was offered a chance to give one of my readers a chance to try these out too, in a Wellness Box:

Wellness Box includes:  one 10 bar box of thinkThin® high protein bars (with 0g sugar), one 10 bar box of thinkThin® Crunch (with 10g protein and 70% less sugar than leading fruit and nut bars), three boxes of thinkThin® Bites.

Here's how to enter:

  • Follow my blog ("Join this site" widget on the bottom left section of this page), if you aren't already following.
  • Leave a comment on this post with your favorite healthy snack. Apple slices? Yogurt? Rolled up turkey slices?  Let me know!
  • Giveaway will run from 10:00AM May 21st - 5:00PM June 3rd (Eastern Standard Time).
  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail (so please make sure there is a valid e-mail address attached to, or included in the body of your entry). The winner's name will be announced on my blog after winner verification.
  • One entry per person, please.

I look forward to seeing the entries while I am in Japan! 


  1. I really liked the blueberry bar and would love to try the rest.
    Currently my favorite snack is watermelon!

  2. My favorite snack lately is roasted almonds.

    I do love blueberry, coconut, and peanut butter!!!!

  3. Peanut butter one sounds good! My favorite healthy snack is yogurt with apple slices for dipping!

  4. Right now I'm loving dried vegetable chips. Crisp and salty. I tried the coconut/chocolate bar and I think it is fantastic. These are perfect as a post work-out recovery snack!

  5. Before I tell you my snack, I have to ask...how luscious is the milk chocolate? (haha I don't know why but I found that funny)

    I love granny smith apples with unsweetened peanut butter. Throw in some blueberries with coconut on the side and you've got yourself a guilt-free dessert! Woo!

    1. Haha sadly not as luscious as one might hope for

  6. I love the Planter's nuts antioxidant mix. Sweet, salty, and protein all in one!

  7. I make a mix of almonds, raisins and chocolate chips and snack on that!

  8. My fave healthy snack is fresh fruit (mangoes, watermelon)!

  9. I love those cuties oranges -- literally, you can't have just one. And they also if you pretend that they are a regular orange, it makes you feel like a super strong giant. So that's definitely a plus!

  10. Right now I am loving mango protein shakes. Perfect for these HOT days!

  11. I love broccoli with hummus or edamame (fresh or dry-roasted) for a quick, healthy snack. I've tried ThinkThin bars before and absolutely love them.

    I follow you via GFC, too!

  12. i love to eat yogurt with granola or hummus with pretzels

    i follow on gfc too

  13. Healthy snack? Hmmm sometimes I eat a banana with natural peanut butter. I follow on GFC

  14. I have this cute little tin that I got from the California Almond Board (really!) and I carry around raw almonds with me everywhere I go in case I get hungry.

    I follow you now via GFC as 'Marguerite' (which is really me)

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. I like almonds!

    nomfreebies at hotmail dot com

  16. Favourite healthy snack would be tea, and avocado on sliced grilled zucchini or peanut butter and celery sticks with just a bit of honey!


  17. My favorite healthy snack is celery and almond butter or protein bar!

    I follow on GFC Debby N