Week one of the new semester is now complete. What a crazy week it has been for me. I had been prepared to teach two different lecture classes, but got a lab added and then another lab added on the third day of classes! Apparently, students decided to do a lot of registering after classes began this semester. I’m glad for the money, but it makes my Wednesdays super long. Luckily for me, I have fall-back food.
In fact, it’s how I got through my last month of grad school: thinkThin Bars. I received some samples of their caramel fudge flavor prior to the semester ending.
The Caramel Fudge bar is obviously not a candy bar, but it has a very minimal “protein” aftertaste. Carter is currently stealing what’s left of my bar, saying in his evil genius voice “it’s all mine.” The chocolate outside is great – smooth and just sweet enough. The caramel-flavored inside is good, too. It is not caramel in texture, however, but has the typical thick peanut butter (from a natural jar that wasn’t stirred) texture with a few small chunks of peanuts throughout.
I’m not kidding when I say these babies got me through grad school. They are satisfying, easy-to-eat, enjoyable, and quite portable.
ThinkThin Divine: treats without the guilt! It is the candy bar version for those of us who are being health conscious. The German Chocolate bar is “Mmmmmm” (says Carter) outstanding. It is packed with coconut goodness and chocolate, but it also has 8 grams of dietary fiber and 6 grams of protein. It does remind me of a German chocolate cake (wrapped in a layer of chocolate). The chocolate is smooth and sweet, but not overly sweet. When you’re trying to eat right but need a treat, it is a “very, very, very, very yummy” (again, Carter) option to satisfy that need you’ve got.
ThinkThin also has a fiber line. I’ve had the chance to try the Milk Chocolate Toffee Almond. Thirteen grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber make it a pretty healthy snack or meal replacement (only 2 grams of sugar), and should help fill you up. The “nougat” part is soft and chewy. The toffee flavor is very faint compared to toffee candies, but the flavors work together very well. I really enjoyed the bar I shared with Carter, even if it had been squished by a textbook or two. Carter liked it even more than German Chocolate Divine bar!
ThinkThin has offered us a box of Caramel Fudge bars for a giveaway! To enter, you must LIKE thinkThin on facebook and then comment on this post about your when you need a bar to eat (like when you’re running between classes and forget to pack a lunch every day…). This giveaway will close on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 9pm central.
Don’t forget to enter the Ian’s giveaway!