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Industry News: THINSTERS Dark Chocolate Coconut Wins Silver sofi™ Award



The Specialty Food Association Confirms Deliciousness of THINSTERS® Flavors

FAIRFIELD, NJ (May 8, 2019)THINSTERS, the deliciously crunchy cookie made with real, simple ingredients, is commended on unprecedented category innovation. THINSTERS Dark Chocolate Coconut variety has been awarded a silver sofi™ Award from the esteemed Specialty Food Association. The brand is honored to be awarded such a prestigious accolade.

The Specialty Food Association’s sofi™ Awards have been recognizing the best in specialty food for 47 years. sofi™ Award honorees were selected through a blind tasting process and are judged for being true innovators in their categories. The sofi™ Award brings with it extra exposure to thousands of food buyers from top names in supermarkets, specialty retailers, foodservice and distributors, as well as the press. Winning a sofi™ Award is credited for being an invaluable business opportunities and global recognition.

“THINSTERS aims to challenge the category with wholesome ingredients, new formats and unrivaled flavor,” said Sam Kestenbaum, CEO of THINSTERS. “The sofi™ Awards represent innovation that pushes boundaries while delighting consumers. It’s a true validation that the THINSTERS brand is helping to evolve sweet snacks and raising the bar on quality and flavor.”


About Thinsters

Thinsters are thin, crunchy, bite-size cookies with bursts of flavor and simple ingredients. Oven-baked with real butter and real sugar, with no artificial ingredients, THINSTERS are non-GMO, have no corn syrup no processed oils. THINSTERS come a variety of flavors including Chocolate Chip, Toasted Coconut, Key Lime Pie, Vanilla Bean and award-winning Dark Chocolate Coconut. Visit Thinsters.com or @ThinstersCookies to learn more.









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Snack Spotlight: Square Organics Dark Chocolate Chip Crispy




Some pairings just never get old... chocolate and peanut butter is at the top of our list. Protein meets pleasure when cocoa powder and cacao nibs come together in this peanut butter crispy square.


  • 10g sprouted plant protein
  • No refined sugar (single-digit sugar content per bar)
  • 1st ingredient: peanut butter
  • Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Soy-Free
  • Low FODMAP | SIBO-friendly
  • No sugar alcohols | No added "natural flavors"



Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Coconut Nectar, Organic Whole Grain Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Brown Rice Crisp (Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Salt), Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Amaranth, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Vanilla Powder, Sea Salt. Contains Peanuts and Tree Nuts (Coconut).

Produced on equipment that also processes tree nuts, wheat, milk, soy and eggs


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar (48g), Amount Per Serving: Calories 230, Fat Cal: 110, Total Fat 12g, Sat. Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg, Sodium 50mg, Potassium 210mg, Total Carb. 22g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 9g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A (0% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (2% DV), Iron (10% DV), Phosphorus (4% DV), Magnesium (4% DV)



About the company


It wasn't until she completed an anti-inflammatory elimination diet that she got the disease under control. She'd need to remove gluten, dairy, soy, animal proteins, and processed sugars from her diet... for good.

This took a lot of fun out of eating, and made maintaining an active lifestyle challenging (especially when it came to protein on-the-go). Thus, their decadent Chocolate Coated bars were born following 18-months of trial and error in a tiny apartment kitchen. Read More



Company: Square Organics
Brand: Square Organics
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 48 g (1.7 oz)
Claims: Gluten Free. Low FODMAP. No Refined Sugar
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $23.99 | BOX OF 9
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator





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Chocolate Spotlight: barkTHINS® Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt




Our rich dark chocolate packed with good-for-you pumpkin seeds. Prepare to fall in love.


Dark Chocolate [Fair Trade Certified™ Chocolate Liquor, Fair Trade Certified™ Sugar, Fair Trade Certified™ Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanilla], Dry Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Sea Salt.


Contains soy and pumpkin seeds. May contain peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk and eggs.*Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA
Over 65% Fair Trade Ingredients





About the company

In 2013, we started with the idea that we  could make an extremely delicious and satisfying snack with absolutely no compromises. To fulfill our mission, we combined Fair Trade dark chocolate with real, simple, Non-GMO inclusions for a completely original take on snacking. We like to think of it as Snacking. Elevated.™

Today, we’re helping to make the world a more delicious place. With seven (and counting) flavor combinations, there’s a flavor for everyone. We invite you to enjoy and share in our passion of making today, and every day, outstanding.



Company: barkTHINS®
Brand: barkTHINS®
Origin: USA
Category: Chocolate
Packaging: 4.7 oz (133 g)
Claims: Fair Trade. Non-GMO
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $5.69
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator





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Snack Spotlight: Kellogg’s Special K Nourish Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bites



Special K Nourish® Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bites

You don’t have to feel guilty for having a snack. Enjoy goodness in every bite without feeling guilty about it afterwards.





About the company

From one great day over 100 years ago all the way to today, Kellogg's has continued to fuel better days for American families. From going to the moon to feeding the U.S. Army to making your days great, some of our best days have been in your home country, the United States.

Here’s what our founder, W.K. Kellogg, once said about the Kellogg’s family: “Whatever success I have had in business has been a result of my good fortune in selecting employees who could do their jobs better than I could have done them myself.” Over a century later, we still know our people are what make Kellogg’s foods great — and that’s why we’re always striving to make our company the greatest place it can possibly be. Read More



Company: Kellogg NA Co.
Brand: Special K
Origin: USA
Category: Snack
Packaging: 5.5oz
Claims: No artificial flavors
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator





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Supplement Spotlight: Organic Valley Dark Chocolate Organic Balance Protein Shake



Guilt-free chocolate doesn’t exist…right? Maybe—but with 16 grams of protein and 50% of your daily calcium, Organic Balance Dark Chocolate comes pretty close. We use only pasture-raised organic milk and fair trade ingredients, so while you’re doing something good for your body, you’re also doing something for local economies and the environment.


Organic Lowfat Milk, Organic Filtered Skim Milk, Organic Fair Trade Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Fair Trade Dutch Cocoa, Organic Dark Chocolate Flavor, Lactase Enzyme, Gellan Gum, Organic Stevia, Vitamin D3.


Absolutely NO antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMO anything.





About the company

It all started in 1988. We were a handful of Midwest family farmers and we were fed up with the state of American agriculture. Family farms were going extinct.

Our friends and neighbors around the Coulee region were discarded by a bankrupt agricultural system, and we were told to “get big, or get out!” Industrial, chemical farming was the only existing option for survival. Never mind its effects on our health, our animals, and our environment. Read More



Company: Organic Valley
Brand: Organic Valley
Origin: USA
Category: Protein Shake
Packaging: 11 fl oz (325 ml)
Claims: Organic. No artificial anything. No GMOs
Variants: View Range Here
Where to BuyOnline RetailersStore Locator





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Bar Spotlight: ComeReady Clean Dark Chocolate Sea Salt



Clean – Dark Chocolate Sea Salt

Fuel your workouts and competitions with this sweet & salty nutritional punch. Packed with high quality protein, fiber and flax seeds, this 100% all natural, gluten-free treat features simple ingredients that produce exceptional results.





About the company

Come Ready Nutrition provides superior tasting and effective sports nutrition products – for athletes motivated to get better, with safe and reliable ingredients, and empower them to achieve their goals.

Our vision and long term goal is to be the innovator that best understands and provides the needs of sports nutrition for athletes on any level. Read More



Company: Come Ready™ Nutrition
Brand: Come Ready
Slogan: Simple Ingredients for Exceptional Results
Origin: USA
Category: Chocolate Bar
Packaging: Box of 12, 56-Gram Bars
Claims: Non GMO. Flax Seed. Gluten Free
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $27.48
Where to Buy: Buy Online





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Snack Spotlight: Fiber One Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Layered Chewy Bars



Treats are made to be enjoyed, not regretted!



Chicory Root Extract, Rice Flour, Sugar, Whole Grain Oats, Corn Syrup, Barley Flakes, Vegetable Glycerin, Semisweet Chocolate Chunks (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural flavor), Palm Kernel Oil, Fructose, Nonfat Dry Milk, Sunflower Oil, Dutch Cocoa (processed with alkali), Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Canola Oil, Salt, Barley Malt Extract, Guar Gum, Butter, Milk, Milk Protein Concentrate, Baking Soda, Sodium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Oil of Rosemary, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) Added to Retain Freshness.

Allergy Info

Contains Milk and Soy; May Contain Wheat Ingredients



Company: Fiber One
Brand: Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Layered Chewy Bars
Origin: US
Category: Bars
Packaging: 5 bars
Claims: 150 calories per serving
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator



Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Layered Chewy Bars



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Snack Spotlight: barkTHINS® Dark Chocolate Gingerbread




Rich dark chocolate and crunchy gingerbread are the perfect combination to spice up your holiday!


Dark Chocolate [Chocolate Liquor, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanilla], Gingerbread Cookie [Tapioca Starch, Sugar, Rice Flour, Palm Oil, Molasses, Ginger, Cinnamon, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Bicarbonate, Allspice]





About the company

In 2013, we started with the idea that we could make an extremely delicious and satisfying snack with absolutely no compromises. To fulfill our mission, we combined Fair Trade dark chocolate with real, simple, Non-GMO inclusions for a completely original take on snacking.We like to think of it as Snacking. Elevated.™ Read More



Company: barkTHINS
Brand: barkTHINS
Slogan: Spice Up Your Snacking!
Origin: USA
Category: Chocolate
Packaging: 4.7oz (133g)
Claims:  Fair Trade. Non-GMO.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $5.69
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator







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Snack Spotlight: FODY Low FODMAP Dark Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt Bars



Avoid those midday stomach growls and cravings by keeping one of these satisfying bars in your pocket. This low FODMAP snack bar is loaded with crunchy nuts, scrumptious dark chocolate, and just the right amount of sea salt. Enjoy!





About the company

It is estimated that between 10-15% of the global population live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). At FODY Food Co., we believe that nothing should hinder your freedom – especially not food. This is why we set out to take the stress and guess work out of eating and grocery shopping. Through our delicious low FODMAP products, we provide people a much needed relief from their IBS symptoms. Read More



Company: FODY Food Co.
Brand: FODY Food
Slogan: Low FODMAP
Origin: Canada
Category: Snack Bar
Packaging: 12 x 40g (1.41 oz) Bars
Claims: Low FODMAP Certified. Gluten Free. Lactose-Free
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $24.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online





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Snack Spotlight: Skinny Pop Dusted Dark Chocolate Popcorn



Guilt-free snacking with just the right amount of dark chocolate flavor.



Ingredients: Popcorn, Sunflower Oil, Cane Sugar, Cocoa, Sea Salt and Natural Flavor.

Our products are made in our allergen free production facility and are completely nut, egg, and dairy free.




About SkinnyPop

SkinnyPop starts with a premium popcorn kernel, sunflower oil and the perfect amount of salt. From there, Pure Popped Perfection™ says it all. Our popcorn has no GMOs, gluten or preservatives, making SkinnyPop a tasty, guilt-free snack.



Company: SkinnyPop
Brand: Dusted Dark Chocolate Popcorn
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 125g
Claims: NON-GMO; gluten, dairy, peanut and tree nut free.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $4.29 each, 12-pack $47.88
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator



SkinnyPop Dusted Dark Chocolate



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