I think I’ve found my new favorite chocolate, and it’s from right here in the Twin Cities!
7th Street Confections is a new brand from Pearson Candy Company, which you may recognize as it’s based here in St. Paul. Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll and Nut Goodie are some of their popular candies.
Pearson’s launched their new 7th Street Confections brand in 2016 to align with the current trend of “better for you” snacks that use more healthful ingredients.
Who doesn’t love something sweet that’s a little bit good for you?
I don’t know a day that goes by where I don’t enjoy some type of chocolate. At least a little bit. We moms know how that is! Between all the chaos, picking up legos and running around from activity to activity, it’s the little pleasures that keep us going, right?
But I also have been trying to eat better – and only bring home goodies that are at least a little bit good for me and my family.
So I was super excited when I found out about Pearson’s new 7th Street Confections and was invited try it out!
Pearson’s sent me a box in the mail filled with 4 different flavors of 7th Street Confections Dark Chocolate Thins:
- Blueberry Almond
- Raspberry & Quinoa
- Pineapple & Toasted Coconut
All looked delicious, and made with surprisingly simple and wholesome ingredients like pure dark chocolate, sea salt, organic nonfat milk – nothing added or artificial. And the fruits are real – not just flavors. They put in tiny pieces and blend with the chocolate and other ingredients like seeds for a crunchy yet sweet snack.
Interestingly though, the flavors I was least excited to try turned out to be my favorite! The Pineapple & Toasted Coconut sounded exotic but was actually the one I liked best.
I learned that they needed to be kept in the fridge or they get soft quickly (at least at this time of year!). Here are the Pineapple & Toasted Coconut thins (after having been in the fridge a bit).
These chocolates are so addictive! You can eat small pieces for a little taste, but it’s hard not to keep snacking!
7th Street Confections are available at Cub Foods, Hy-Vee and other grocery and convenience stores. They’re around $4.49 a bag which contains about 4.5 servings. (I also saw them at Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, just south of the cities!)
I hope you try them out!