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Barkthins Dark Chocolate Coconut With Almonds, Dark Chocolate

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EWG Overall Score Breakdown

The product score is based on weighted scores for nutrition, ingredient and processing concerns. Generally, nutrition counts most, ingredient concerns next and degree of processing least. The weighted scores are added together to determine the final score. Read more about scores here.

EWG Overall Score Breakdown


EWG scored on three factors: nutrition, ingredient concerns, and the degree of processing. Read the full scoring methodology.

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Nutrition Concern Details

Level

Considers calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber and fruit, vegetable and nut content to differentiate between healthful and less healthful foods. For more information on nutrition concerns, read our full methodology.

EWG calculates that this product is 39% sugar by weight and contains 3 teaspoons of added and natural sugar per serving [read more]

Contains a high level of saturated fat [read more]

Per gram, high in naturally occurring fiber [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

The nutrition factors used for scoring Barkthins Dark Chocolate Coconut With Almonds, Dark Chocolate
Positive factors
Fruit, vegetable, bean or nut content
Protein content
Fiber content
Omega-3 fatty acids
Negative factors
Calorie density
Sugar/low-calorie sweetener content
Sodium content
Saturated fat content
Trans fat content

Ingredient Concern Details

Level

Considers food additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and contaminants like mercury and BPA, which can affect human health and the environment. For more information on ingredient concerns, read methodology.

This product is not certified organic [read more]

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-treated animals [read more]

Ingredient(s) derived from animals that may have been treated with hormones and/or growth promoters [read more]

Rice-based ingredients may contain arsenic [read more]

This product has some contamination concerns:

Processing Concern Details

Level

Estimates how much the food has been processed. Considers many factors, chief among them, modification of individual ingredients from whole foods and number of artificial ingredients. For more information on processing concerns, read our full methodology.

Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Products with moderate and high processing concerns generally have more artificial ingredients, more ingredients that have been significantly modified from whole foods, and more ingredients overall.

EWG's Top Findings

This product is not certified organic [read more]

This product is not certified organic

Products bearing the USDA certified organic seal must contain at least 95 percent organic ingredient, and must be produced without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and free of genetically engineered ingredients.

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-treated animals [read more]

Ingredient(s) likely derived from antibiotic-tr...

One or more ingredients in this product derived from animals likely treated with antibiotics. Many animals are fed low doses of antibiotics throughout their lifespan to speed growth and prevent diseases. These non-essential uses promote antibiotic resistance, posing a serious risk to human health.

Ingredient(s) derived from animals that may have been treated with hormones and/or growth promoters [read more]

Ingredient(s) derived from animals that may hav...

This food contains fats derived from animals that were possibly treated with antibiotics and artificial growth promoters.

EWG calculates that this product is 39% sugar by weight and contains 3 teaspoons of added and natural sugar per serving [read more]

EWG calculates that this product is 39% sugar b...

Eating too much of any type of sugar can lead to tooth decay. Added sugars like high fructose corn syrup, honey, sugar and dextrose are more concerning than natural sugars like raisins because they can lead to obesity by adding calories without being accompanied by important nutrients like potassium, vitamin C or fiber. Americans average 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day (NCI 2010; USDA and DHHS 2010). The World Health Organization recommends no more than 6 to 12 teaspoons of added sugar a day for adults, children should eat even less (WHO 2002; WHO 2014).

Does not contain artificial or industrial ingredients [read more]

Does not contain artificial or industrial ingre...

EWG has not identified any artificial or industrial ingredients in this product.

Contains a high level of saturated fat [read more]

Contains a high level of saturated fat

Saturated fat is not an essential nutrient and with increasing intakes there is a increased risk of coronary heart disease (IOM 2005a; USDA and DHHS 2010). For this reason it has long been known as a "bad" fat that raises the "bad" cholesterol, LDL. Numerous authoritative bodies support the recommendation to limit saturated fat to 10 percent of calories -- equivalent to a reasonable limit of 14 slices of bacon's worth of saturated fat a day (WHO 2002; USDA and DHHS 2010). A 2012 review by the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent non-profit organization, found that reducing or replacing saturated fat with other healthy fats reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 14 percent (Hooper 2012). Other recent reviews have found that there in no evidence of a benefit from reducing saturated fat (Chowdhury 2014; Schwingshackl & Hoffmann 2014). While it's clear that we still have a lot to learn about how fats behave and contribute to disease, the evidence supporting a moderate level of saturated fat consumption remains strong and consistent.

Per gram, high in naturally occurring fiber [read more]

Per gram, high in naturally occurring fiber

Fiber is important for overall health and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes. It's also important for healthy bowel function. Fiber may also help to decrease appetite by providing a feeling of fullness. Americans average only 15 grams of fiber a day, much less than the recommended 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. Good sources of fiber are beans, split peas, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts.

Good source of naturally occurring iron [read more]

Good source of naturally occurring iron

Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron is also necessary for normal growth and development. Seafood, poultry and meat are good sources of well-absorbed heme iron. Absorption of iron from plant sources including beans, lentils and spinach can be increased by eating them with vitamin C-rich foods like lemon juice or tomato sauce.

Rice-based ingredients may contain arsenic [read more]

Rice-based ingredients may contain arsenic

Rice plant naturally takes up arsenic from the water in the soil. The concentration of arsenic in this product will depend on the amount of rice-based ingredient used. http://www.ewg.org/foodscores/content/arsenic-contamination-in-rice

Product has been classified as having moderate processing concerns

Ingredient List

From the Package

DARK CHOCOLATE [CHOCOLATE‡; SUGAR‡; COCOA BUTTER‡; LECITHIN (SOY); VANILLA; MILK]; ALMONDS; COCONUT; SUGAR; CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: RICE SYRUP; SEA SALT.

*Older Product

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Certified free of genetically engineered ingredients [read more]

Certified free of genetically engineered ingred...

This product is certified or advertises itself to be free of ingredients that were genetically engineered or derived from genetically engineered crops. For more information on the topic visit: http://www.ewg.org/research/shoppers-guide-to-avoiding-ge-food Note: The presence or absence of genetically engineered ingredients does not affect the score of a product.

Contains ingredients derived from tree nut and milk - these are considered major food allergens according to the FDA [read more]

Contains ingredients derived from tree nut and ...

While over 160 food ingredients may cause allergic reactions current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations stipulate that 8 major food allergens must be labeled on products. These allergens include; milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. Note: The presence of potential allergens does not affect the overall product score.

Nutrition Facts

0.0 servings per container

Serving Size

(31 g)

Amount Per 1.1 oz
Calories
160

% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet and adult bodyweight)
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15.0 15.0 % Total Fat 12 g
6.0 6.0 % Total Carbs 16 g
% Protein 2 g

AVOID TOO MUCH:

34.0 34.0 % Saturated Fat 7 g
Trans Fat 0.0g
0.0 0.0 % Cholesterol 0 mg
2.0 2.0 % Sodium 55 mg
Added Sugar Ingredients: Sugars and Rice Syrup

NUTRIENTS:

10.0 10.0 % Dietary Fiber 3 g
Vitamin D (no value on present label)
0.0 0.0 % Calcium
15.0 15.0 % Iron
2.0 2.0 % Potassium 90 mg

† Institute of Medicine. 2010. "Dietary Reference Intakes Tables and Application." Accessed April 8, 2014: link

 

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