thinkThin Bars Review & Giveaway

think-thin-crunch ThinkThin makes a variety of crunch and protein bars, all of which are gluten-free.  The people at thinkThin have a good understanding of celiac disease disease and gluten sensitivity.  You can learn more about their commitment to gluten-free foods in this YouTube video.

They also have a video showing how to make several quick and healthy gluten-free snacks.

ThinkThin makes three types of products: crunch bars, protein bars, and bites.  I was sent samples of the crunch bars and protein bars.  Unfortunately there is only one variety of crunch bar that is dairy free and all of the protein bars contain dairy.  I believe all the products also contain soy, some more than others.

The crunch bars have 10 grams of protein and only 3 – 4 grams of sugar.  There are four flavors, and mixed nuts (the one pictured above) is the dairy free variety.  I enjoyed the mixed nuts bar.  I often carry loose mixed nuts with me, but having the nuts in a bar was very convenient and enjoyable.  My gluten-free son enjoyed the other crunch bars and they made a great snack for a guy on the go.


The protein bars contain 15 – 20 grams of protein and 0 grams of sugar.  As mentioned, I was not able to sample these because of the dairy.  All of my kids tried them and the bars were not well liked.  Of course, my kids are not used to eating such high protein bars.  The bars are dense (pictured above) and the flavor is not what the boys are used to.

If you are very active or for some reason need a very high protein snack, you might consider the protein bars.  For general on-the-go snacking the crunch bars are a great choice.

Where to Purchase: You can order online from the ThinkThin store or Amazon.  You can also find the products at stores like Trader Joes and Whole Foods.  The store locator can help you find a store near you.

The Giveaway: ThinkThin will send one winner a box of crunch bars and a box of protein bars. This giveaway is open to US residents. To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

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Disclaimer:  I was provided with one box of crunch bars and one box of protein bars to sample. The opinions in this post are my own.

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  1. says

    I have tried some of these before and they were OK. I wonder if they have reformulated these. They now are available in my local Wegmans also, so I can pickup a single bar and try them again.

    We found the bars from LInnyMac to be AWESOME. My wife was skeptical, but they are great tasting and GF.

  2. Zusiqu says

    I have tried them and buy them with some regularity. Some of the flavors taste flat. Some of the flavors are quite good! None of them are sweet. The strawberry and the ones with chocolate are good. The citrus ones taste ‘off.’
    They could use more citrusy spark!

  3. Sue says

    I follow you via email and RSS, I posted on my FB page and tweeted! I would love to try these products, to make sure that I’ve gotten to try all of their great flavors.

  4. says

    I would love to try a gf protein bar and these look great! Do you know which outlets are carrying them on the West Coast?

  5. Jessica says

    I try to keep these in my purse in case I’m out shopping and need a snack. I think they’re actually pretty good! My favorite is the white chocolate chip protein bar.

    Beth: If you have a Whole Foods near you, try looking there. That’s where I found them.

  6. says

    I have to say I keep ThinThin in my snack bowl for the emergency snack, especially days that I am on the road. The peanut butter bars are my favorite although I feel the flavor is a bit cloying. The crunch bars are my favorite. Yum.

  7. nora fraser says

    Love these bars. Can only eat the one with nuts as I cannot aloso do dairy. Freat site, love to read it daily. Lots of info.

  8. Suzanne says

    I tried the chocolate mudslide protein bar & wasn’t crazy about it, but I would love to try the crunch bars.

  9. kim ledford says

    I love Think THin bars! I am new to the Celiac diagnosis and love that these are safe and easy to take on the go…. I wish it wasn’t so hot where I live and they wouldn’t melt so quickly, ut I take them with me everywhere!

  10. says

    The dense protein bars are AWFUL! Wow, I have never had a bar that was so off in flavor. I couldn’t even finish it. The crunch bars are much more palatable.

  11. Janis S. says

    I haven’t tried any of their bars, but was given a sample of a crunch bar. My son ate it and said it was ok. I’d like to try it for myself.

  12. Colleen M. says

    I am yet to try any of the bars, but would love to try them! I need bars that are GF and DF also. I guess it will be the crunch bars for me.

  13. Tracey says

    I would love to try these, I havn’t seen them in any stores where I live.

  14. Christine says

    I used to have the protein bars as a dinner on the run when I wouldn’t get home until 7p and didn’t have time between classes to eat a full dinner. I used to get the peanut butter and chocolate ones, with white chocolate being my favorite. Then I went dairy-free for a while and these ceased to be an option. Now that I’m corn-free (but resumed eating dairy) I’m glad they are once again a filling option for a meal or snack on the go.

  15. Stephanie says

    I just bought one of these today to try, mainly because I am trying to stay away from sugar and I need something to have in my purse for emergencies.

  16. Jen says

    I love these bars! As a gluten-free chocoloholic, I eat one of the protein bars for an afternoon snack and get my chocolate fix and enough energy to last the rest of the day.

  17. Pat says

    I have not had the opportunity to try the ThinkThin bars, but would love to try them.

  18. Lynn in MD says

    I have not tried them but eat nutrition bars daily after my workout so I’d love to try them.

  19. Carmen E. says

    I haven’t tried any think thin products but would love a chance to try them! :)

  20. Holly says

    Love the chocolate fudge & PB!! Great for at work & eating on the way to soccer!

  21. Jennifer says

    I’ve only ever tried their brownie protein bars, which are pretty good. Their crunch bars look yummy!

  22. Michelle says

    I am always happy to find high protein bars that are gluten free! The Brownie Crunch are pretty tasty!

  23. Kim says

    Both the White Chocolate and regular chocolate crunch bars are favorites of my Celic kids. For me as a Mom, they are a great snack option for the lunch boxes.

  24. Betsy says

    Bugger about them all having soy – that counts me out, but my family is all gf so everyone else maybe could enjoy them. Thanks for the review.

  25. says

    I have tried them, and I looove the orange creamsicle version. I can only find it at one store that I don’t get to very often, so it’s a treat!

  26. says

    I really like the Think bars — especially the chocolate fudge. Those taste vaguely like a 3 Musketeers to me. They’re certainly tastier than Atkins bars, which are mostly like compressed cardboard.

  27. says

    I’d love to give these a try. Never had them before, and I don’t usually buy bars unless I’m going to be traveling.

  28. Bridget says

    Oh excellent! Thanks so much for letting us know about these bars! As a runner, I need stuff like this and it’s really hard to find power packed bars that are GF!!!

  29. Meghan says

    I haven’t tried them yet, but I would love to. It’s hard to find things that are gf and low sugar.

  30. Madeleine says

    I actually really like these! I bought a few boxes on Amazon last month when they were 15% off for celiac awareness month, plus saved another 15% using the new “subscribe and save” feature. What a great deal! Now I have something safe, quick, and easy to eat for breakfast on morning’s I’m in a hurry (which is almost every morning!) or as a snack on days I go straight to the gym from work. They are sort of dense, but I don’t mind the texture.

  31. Jessica says

    My daughter Markie is 12 and recently diagnosed with Celiac’s I have been trying to find her some new options to replace the snack bars she use to eat. She doesn’t love the Larabar and needs something to take to school with her. She has been skipping lunch because she would rather not eat than get sick. I can’t fault her for that, but I can keep searching for the answers for her. I have a Trader Joes near me; luckily they have so much gf stuff. I will have to check and see if they have the “ThinkThin” bars there. Thanks for the lead, oh and she would love to review them for you ? you can get a 12 year olds take on them.

  32. Trish Staff says

    thinkthin Brownie Crunch – I think they are really good. 0g sugar, 20g protien and gluten free, what more could you ask for. They are chewy, witha little bit of a crunch. Remember it is a protiien bar not a brownie. Anyway, I like them, my husdand likes them and so does my daughter and they do not have to eat gluten free.

  33. Nikki dawson says

    I have never heard of them before, but being someone that has had weight loss surgery, I am always looking for items that will increase my protein intake

  34. Cara Goedecke says

    I have never tried Thinkthin, I can’t believe it, 8 years and I have yet to taste the goodness of these bars! :)

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