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Review: Trader Joe's - Cowboy Bark

Trader Joe's Cowboy Bark is something new this season featuring dark chocolate with toffee, ...

Trader Joe's Cowboy Bark is something new this season featuring dark chocolate with toffee, pretzels, Joe Joe cookies, peanuts, almonds, and a sprinkling of salt.

A 9-ounce package was $3.69.

I think this is called Cowboy Bark because it slightly resembles muddy dirt and debris on the ground and cowboys spend a lot of time outdoors? They could have easily called it "mud bark." According to the package, it's "rugged and adventuresome" like a cowboy. Uh, okay...

While it's loaded with lots of brown and beige ingredients, they don't all come through on the flavor front and I mostly tasted the dark chocolate, which was good mind you but it seemed a waste to add the crushed peanuts, Joe Joes, and almonds in particular as the chocolate covers them up almost entirely. They do add a little bit of texture but without the taste, it's not like I could tell "Oh, that's an almond" or "Oh, there's some peanut."

The toffee plays a little bit of hide 'n seek with your mouth, leaving you wondering whether or not you've actually found it or not.

Overall, Trader Joe's Cowboy Bark is a mostly a bunch of ingredients that are seen but not heard and what's left is slightly salty pieces of dark chocolate and crunchy pretzels, which is still tasty but a waste of the other ingredients.

Nutritional Info - Trader Joe's Cowboy Bark
Serving Size - 1/6 package (43g)
Calories - 220 (from Fat - 100)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 135mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 3g

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