How I Reward Myself (AND Chocolate Giveaway!)

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it’s friday YAY! as i mentioned in my vlog yesterday, i had a super productive day on wednesday and now i just keep remembering that day instead of being productive on other days so i should probably change that (soon).

you know what some of my favorite rewards are for being productive? watching netflix, playing backgammon with my husband (i promise we aren’t 89) eating chocolate and having an adult beverage. all things that make me very happy and feel like a solid reward after i’ve gotten some work done. i don’t always hit the booze after i’ve worked hard before quittin’ time but i do often treat myself with something sweet and that is usually in form of something chocolatey.

attune probiotic chocolate review

doctors have even told us that chocolate (especially dark chocolate) is filled with antioxidants but still should be eaten in moderation since it contains butter, sugar and is pretty fatty. great news, a new chocolate bar has even more added goodies to make it healthier!

you’ve probably heard about ‘probiotics’ which are bacteria that is your friend (we actually have a ton of good bacteria already living in us and helping us be healthy). probiotics are supposed to help aid in digestion too (i’m not a doctor so check with your doctor about all this). i rarely participate in eating probiotic-y things because they are primarily found in yogurt (i’m lactose intolerant) and kombucha, which still tastes like straight vinegar to me even though my husband insists it is delicious. hipster.

so where does chocolate fit in with this? i’m glad you asked. there are new chocolate bars from attune that contain 4 billion CFUs (which stands for colony-forming units, which is how probiotics can be measured) per bar! the kombucha chillin’ in a fridge (pun intended, always) contains 2 billion CFUs for comparison.


i obviously had to try all of them and i wasn’t sure what to expect (no, of course i didn’t think i would be able to feel the probiotics on my tongue – jeez) but they tasted like delicious chocolate! i was expecting a little chalky flavor or texture but my expectations were wrong – no strange texture!

let’s talk flavors. i was surprised by how much i really liked the milk chocolate crisp! it reminded me of a crunch bar and i wanted to devour the whole thing right then. i don’t eat too much milk chocolate because sometimes it can upset my stomach (curse you lack of lactose digestion) but i really liked this one.

the dark chocolate was delectable. it does have a slight bitterness to it, like most dark chocolates do/should and is dairy-free! i liked it a lot.

the toasted coconut was still good but didn’t taste anything like coconut, which was sort of disappointing. the coconut did give it an interesting texture that i liked.


my husband was like “i feel like you’re eating a lot of chocolate” and i simply said “it’s for research purposes so…hand me the dark chocolate bar again please.”

attune probiotic chocolate bars are also fair trade certified with their cocoa and almost half the amount of sugar and double the fiber in a comparable chocolate bar that i had in my nightstand kitchen.

since i don’t typically ingest extra probiotics i wasn’t sure how my body would handle it. because my reviews are always fair and honest, the first time i tried all the flavors i got a little bloated. not as bad as when i did the whole30 and this could be because of milk in the two other bars or my body getting used to the probiotics. i did however feel like my digestion was a bit better though after having it 2 more times.

these probiotic chocolate bars are non-refrigerated so yup…they are coming on the plane with me next week! attune also have other chocolate bars with probiotics but need refrigeration. the ones with this labeling does not.

you can find them at your local whole foods  or plug in your zipcode to find the nearest store to you! it made me even happier when i saw they are made in eugene, oregon, just two hours south of me! if you live in portland, the closest locations to us are at these whole foods stores:

Mill Plain


okay…enough moving my mouth/hands and more getting the chocolate in your mouth/hands:

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i did receive these bars for free for review but of course all my opinions and thoughts are mine!


  1. Ashley Perez

    July 17, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I love indulging in chocolate to reward myself. 🙂

    • chelsea

      July 17, 2015 at 10:56 am

      it’s sort of the perfect treat, ashley!

  2. Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties

    July 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

    YUM! Dark chocolate is my favorite. I would love a coconut/chocolate bar, too! Bummer that it didn’t taste too coconut-ey 🙁 and hahah to the “I feel like you’re eating a lot of chocolate” you guys are too funny 🙂
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    • chelsea

      July 17, 2015 at 10:57 am

      yup i’m with you with the dark chocolate alllll day ashley (well not all day, that’s excessive) 🙂

  3. Lamesha

    July 17, 2015 at 10:53 am

    my favourite type of chocolate is dark with almonds. Love it.
    Lamesha recently posted…Summer Makeup: Coral Blush

    • chelsea

      July 17, 2015 at 10:58 am

      ohhhh YES! throw a little sea salt on those almonds too and perfection!

  4. kia

    July 17, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Dark, dark, darkity, dark chocolate is my jam.
    kia recently posted…Almond Coconut Paleta

    • chelsea

      July 17, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      ohhh you will like this one then kia! tasty indeed!

  5. Amy C.

    July 17, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Dark chocolate is definitely my favorite! My favorite is with cocoa nibs or coffee beans.

    • chelsea

      July 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      ohhh love the little cocoa nibs ones too amy!

  6. David

    July 17, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I prefer milk chocolate over dark, but I can eat anything chocolate related.

    • chelsea

      July 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      fair enough reasoning that anything chocolate related is game, david 🙂

  7. Kim Pincombe Cole

    July 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Probiotics + Chocolate?! omg!! Finally a new excuse to eat lots of chocolate!
    I’m a milk chocolate girl!!

    • chelsea

      July 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      riiiiiight kim?! like we need another reason to eat all the chocolate!

  8. Wehaf

    July 18, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I reward myself with an occasional massage!

    • chelsea

      July 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      ohhh that sounds like a fabulous reward wehaf!

  9. Dandi D

    July 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I like dark chocolate best and I reward myself with a trail mix of peanuts, raisins and dark chocolate.

    • chelsea

      July 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      that sounds like a delicious combination, dandi!

  10. Judith

    July 23, 2015 at 8:05 am

    I love chili chocolate!

    • chelsea

      July 23, 2015 at 11:01 am

      ohh the spicy and the sweet! yum!

  11. Brittany Koelmel

    July 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I love dark chocolate!!!

    • chelsea

      July 23, 2015 at 11:10 am

      i’m right there with you, brittany!