March is National Nutrition Month. To celebrate I’m giving my family chocolate, Chocolate, CHOCOLATE!
Now that I have your attention, let me introduce you to the new thing from Pirate Brands (drum roll, please) Chocolate Pirate’s Booty! So maybe that was a little predictable from my introduction, but what will really surprise you will be the way Pirate’s Booty’s chocolate flavor meets your chocoholic taste bud needs at a satisfying 140 calories per serving.
We’re fans of Pirate’s Booty. My sons love the “original” white cheddar flavor, and I’ve turned them onto the veggie flavor as well. Now chocolate is adding a whole new dynamic to their line of Pirate’s Booty snacks. This new flavor, like all of the Pirate’s Booty flavors, is all natural baked rice and corn puffs snack that is gluten free. I love that they are also trans-fat free. These Pirate’s Booty are lightly touched with chocolate; the flavor is not over powering, but it gave me the satisfaction of eating chocolate. The key to this new flavor is the Fair Trade Certified Peruvian cocoa and Madagascar vanilla. YUM! However, my 4YO was disappointed because he was expecting a more dominate CHOCOLATE snack, which this isn’t. I think I’ll need to give him a little more time with a bag of chocolate so I hope to see them in a store near me very soon because unfortunate for him my family polished off the bag sent to us for this review. My 19MO liked them and had no problems challenging me to the next handful.
And believe it or not … I’ve already shared almost all the ingredients in chocolate flavored Pirate’s Booty! Here is what’s inside: Corn Meal, Rice, contains one or more of the following: Sunflower, Expeller Pressed Canola, or Corn Oil, Dextrose, Peruvian Cocoa (processed with alkali), Salt, Madagascar Vanilla. The only thing I needed to search Bing for was dextrose, which turns out to just be sugar in fruit and honey – well, that’s simple … LITERALLY!
Pirate’s Booty is also offered in the flavors of New York Pizza, Sour Cream & Onion, and Barrrrrbeque. The Pirate Brands also offer Potato Flyers, Smart Puffs, and Original Tings. All of these are healthier options for replacing those fried chips and cheese curls on your party menu, as a snack, or inside lunch boxes. (Side note: Where the Ages White Cheddar Pirate’s Booty offer a healthier alternative to puffed cheese chips; Tings offer an AWESOME alternative to crunchy Cheetos.) Pirate Brands has been making snacking healthier since 1987, so they know what they’re doing!
Summer received samples to facilitate her review.
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.