Product Reviews

thinkThin® Bars {Giveaway!}

May 29, 2013

Not too long ago I was approached by thinkThin® to see if I’d be interested in sampling a few of their bars and doing a giveaway. Perfect timing because I had read about them on a blog and a few weeks earlier and went to Whole Foods seeking them out! You can buy them in boxes or in singles. I grabbed the Dark Chocolate and Brownie Crunch Protein Bars. The bars are about 230 calories each, which is a little high for me, but they have 20 grams of protein per bar! So it’s a tradeoff I’m happy to make. Plus you can sub one of these for a meal on the go. I was driving to my mom’s one afternoon and didn’t have time to sit and eat lunch, so I grabbed a bar to eat in the car. Perfect! I really enjoyed both flavors. They’re very chocolatey (bonus!) and the high protein left me pretty satisfied. thinkThin® sent me three boxes of their bars to sample and I was pretty excited to try new flavors and the Crunch variety.

thinkThin® Bars by So, How's It Taste

So, how’s it taste?

I received a box of their Creamy Peanut Butter Protein Bars. These are in the same line of the two I had tried before. This one was peanut buttery, but I wouldn’t call it creamy. It still has the texture of a protein bar. I didn’t love this flavor as much as I had enjoyed the other two. It does taste like peanut butter, but it also has a vitamin-y background to it. It is a protein bar after all! Not my personal favorite, but not bad. When I’m looking for a snack to keep me full until lunch or dinner, I cut these bars in half for a quick pick-me-up. It’s surprising how filling one little bar is!

Creamy Peanut Butter thinkThin by So, How's It Taste

Next I tried a bar in their Crunch line, the Blueberry Mixed Nuts. Not quite as many calories at 180 and I loved how crunchy they were. The blueberry was really good and a nice balance to the nutty flavor.

Blueberry Mixed Nuts Crunch by So, How's It Taste

The best I saved for last. Another in the Crunch line, Coconut Chocolate Mixed Nuts, rocked my world! I have to hold myself back from eating the entire box. I love coconut and chocolate and this one tasted just like a candy bar. I’m a big fan!

Coconut Chocolate Crunch by So, How's It Taste

So all in all I really like their products. The best part? They’re non-GMO, gluten free, and natural! Even thought their name is thinkThin®, I would be interested in these even without being interested in weight loss or weight management. They’re perfect to keep in your desk drawer at work or anywhere you need a quick snack or a meal on-the-go.

The nice folks at thinkThin® want you to enjoy their bars, too! I’m giving away a Wellness Box to one lucky reader! The 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), and three boxes of thinkThin® Bites. How’s that for a sampler pack?!

Mandatory: Leave a comment telling me why you’d like to try thinkThin® or if you already have tried them, tell me your favorite! (Giveaway open to contiguous U.S. residents only.)

Optional entry: For one additional entry, tweet the following: “Win a @ThinkProducts Wellness Box from @SoHowsItTaste! Enter here:” and leave a separate comment that you tweeted.

Contest ends on Sunday, June 2, at noon central. Please make sure you enter a valid email address as an alternate winner will be chosen if I don’t hear from you within 48 hours. Good luck!

Congrats to Jordan on comment #18!
You’ve won the Wellness Box from thinkThin® !
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Disclaimer: I was sent a box each of the Creamy Peanut Butter Protein Bars, Blueberry Mixed Nuts Crunch bars, and Coconut Chocolate Mixed Nuts Crunch bars for review. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are solely my own, as always.

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  • amy @ fearless homemaker May 29, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I’d like to try ’em because I’ll have a newborn hanging around the house + need all the easy, quick snacks + meals I can get! =)

  • danielle May 29, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I would love to try them – I need something to carry in my bag for a quick snack.

  • Jordyn May 29, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I love anything with lots of protein!

  • Heather May 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Oh man, as a new mom these would be right up my ally. 1) I’m trying to lose baby weight so I need a high protein yet still delicous snack 2) I need something I can eat quick and on the go!

  • Liz May 29, 2013 at 11:30 am

    These bars are nice to have on hand for a quick pick-me-up. Cutting them in half is a great idea. Didn’t think of it. I like crunchy – Coconut Chocolate bars. Thanks

  • Carmen May 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I’m always looking for a quick on the go breakfast and these seem perfect! The high amount of protein is an added bonus as I have a hard time eating a sufficient amount of protein in the mornings.

  • Jaclyn S May 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I love finding new, healthy bars that are gluten-free… these sound delicious!

  • Anne Nelson May 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    These sound like a great on-the-go meal, something I could really use in my busy life!

  • Erin H May 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I’d like to try them because I am seriously lacking in my protein intake (and I so love peanut butter)!

  • Corisa May 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    chocolate pbutter of course!

  • Nancy A. May 29, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I would love to win this package to help me get through the day. I love something to munch on and satisfy me, these look great for that!!

  • andrea May 29, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I’m always so busy getting my kids out the door, I forget to eat! These would be perfect!

  • Alaine May 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I’d love to try them because I need to get lots of protein since I am pregnant!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    These bars look so delicious, Leah! I have yet to find a protein bar that I really like, so I’d love to give these a try for before & after workouts. I always rummage for snacks and don’t come up with the best options, I think. Thanks for sharing!

  • Katie May 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I love protein bars for a quick snack. The flavors sound great!

  • Maria May 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    They look good..chocolate, coconut, mixed nuts! Yummy!

  • Carolyn Servais May 29, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Being a lover of snack type (or meal bars) and anything with sufficient protein in particular, these sound like the answer to my prayers. At 70 years of age, I have been searching for a long time for something satisfying, filling and healthy. THINK THIN bars sound like they might be the answer I have been looking for. Anxious to try them.

  • Jordan D May 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I love ThinkThin bars. My favorites are the new coconut chocolate crunch bars and the peanut butter protein bars. But I would love to try the toffee nut minis, the white chocolate, and the cookies and cream flavors!

  • Jordan D May 29, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I tweeted:

  • Alex May 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I would love to win! I am trying to lose that last pesky 10 lbs. while my husband is in Afghanistan and I am a major snacker…I have a feeling these would do the trick 😉

  • Holly B May 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I’m hypoglycemic, so I’m always looking for yummy snacks I can keep around to prevent blood sugar drops in between meals. These look really good!

  • Lauren May 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I love ThinkThin bars! My current fave is the ThinkThin Crunch in “caramel chocolate dipped mixed nuts”. It’s absolutely delicious and doesn’t taste like a “protein bar” at all! I love these for post-workout or a mid-afternoon snack with a coffee or tea. Would love to win!

  • Lauren May 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I tweeted:

  • Brittany @ Barr & Table May 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I love the crunchy peanut butter bars but the coconut chocolate mixed nuts sounds amazing!

  • Ray S May 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    These would certainly be handy to take with me to the gym for a protein boost after my workout. I’d enjoy the ThinkThin Blueberry Crunch the most. Thanks!

  • Renata May 31, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I would enjoy trying ThinkThin bars as a wonderful way to get more protein in my daily diet! These would make a convenient breakfast for me at work too on those busy mornings. I’d love to try the Blueberry Mixed Nuts!

  • Renata May 31, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I’m following you and tweeted via @serene_streams!
    Thank you so much!

  • Angela May 31, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I’d like to try because I’m always looking for healthier food options.

  • Angela May 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm


  • Mandy May 31, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I love Think Thin! They’re great for on-the-go meals. Peanut Butter is my favorite.

  • Georgiana S June 1, 2013 at 7:30 am

    ThinkThin is a great meal on the go as it’s loaded with protein and perfect for traveling! My favorite is Blueberry with Mixed Nuts.

  • Shana D June 2, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I would want to try these because I am wanting to loose weight and one of my biggest problems is snacking and avoiding sweets.

  • Beth McDaniels June 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I’m always trying to fit more protein into my diet. These would be great on the go!

  • Rebeca Valenzuela June 2, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I’d love to try these because I’m a baker/pastry chef and I need a healthy and filling snack(and low sugar) to help me through my ten hour baking shifts. I need more healthy choices so that I don’t reach for a cinnamon roll!

  • Rebeca June 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I tweeted too!! 🙂