Thursday, April 24, 2014

Review: Van's Natural Foods PB&J Strawberry and Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars

I've been on a hot streak with free samples recently and today's review continues that as a representative of Van's Natural Foods reached out to me and graciously sent me a box full of free samples.  As I was unpacking the box, I pulled this box of Van's Natural Foods PB&J Strawberry and Peanut Butter Sandwich Bars out of the box first and after seeing the name, I was like "uhh...YES!"  Anything that resembles the romantic sandwich of my youth automatically gets an instant review (much to my delight, there was another PB&J product in the box too, so that one will be forthcoming).  Anyway, this box consisted of five bars and each bar is 1.4 ounces and 160 calories and three grams of protein.  As you can see on the box, these are made with real peanut butter as well, so YUMMY!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review: Mrs. Fields Milk Chocolate Chip Nibblers Cookies

Mall icon Mrs. Fields has decided to enter into the grocery store product foray and as part of that entrance, they were kind enough to send me boxes of their new flavors along with some special promotional packaging, which really amused me and naturally was too stupid to take a photograph of before ripping it up and throwing it into the garbage.  The packaging revolved around the milk and cookies motif and included a small glass bottle for milk and red and white checkerboard napkins.  From a presentation perspective, I've got to give them credit for creativity.  Anyway, for my first review, I figured it would only be fitting to review one of the most classic cookies that there is with this review of a box of Mrs. Fields Milk Chocolate Chip Nibblers Cookies.  Each box contains fifteen cookies wrapped in a foil wrapper and being that these are called Nibblers, they are bite-sized, fudge dipped and also soft-baked.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: Bear Naked Peanut Butter Real Nut Energy Bar

My experiences with Bear Naked so far have been pleasant and I'm glad that I found these bars in the preppy Kroger.  That purchase binge of three bars leads me to today's review of the final bar as I took a look at the Bear Naked Peanut Butter Real Nut Energy Bar.  Like the others, I picked this one up for $1.25.  It comes in at 2.0 ounces and has 250 calories with nine grams of protein.  It's all natural and has REAL nuts, so I guess it's got that stuff going for it too.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Kellogg's Special K Blondie Brownie Bites

I've reviewed my fair share of healthy and unhealthy foods on this blog and usually it is fairly easy to determine which of those categories a particular food product falls into.  The source of today's review leaves me kind of torn.  On one hand, I've looked at several Special K products in the past and those typically fall into the healthy category.  But, when you look at the product name of this Kellogg's Special K Blondie Brownie Bites, nothing about it says healthy and that's why I can't figure out how to group it.  So, I guess I won't worry about it and will just treat it as a review and that's it.  Not sure why I felt the need to describe my internal conflict there, but hey, it's my blog and my show I suppose.  Anyway, I picked up this box for $2.99 at Marsh.  Each box contains six pouches that come in at 0.74 ounces per pouch and each pouch has 100 calories.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Review: Vanilla Frosting PB Lean

For whatever reason over the past few months, I've developed an absurd obsession with cake.  Most people like cake and I always have too, but for some unknown reason, I've developed a NEED for cake at least once or twice a week.  I often stop at my local grocery store and buy a slice of whatever cake they have on the shelf that is available.  Thankfully I haven't gotten as far to buy a whole cake yet and hopefully that day will never come.  So, when sent me a promo code to try out some of the products on their website as I mentioned in a prior review, the fact that they have a flavor named Vanilla Frosting PB Lean was right up my alley.  This 1.5 pound package of powdered peanut butter contains 48+ servings at fourteen grams each and each serving is 57 calories.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review: Only Fruit bar Walnuts

I love Facebook and I love free samples.  When the two of those things come together, it's almost like a dream come true for me.  That's what happened with the source of today's review as I was able to get a free sample of this Only Fruits bar Walnuts via a Facebook promo code.  This one comes in at 1.4 ounces and after examining the wrapper, I came to the conclusion that was the only traditional type of number reporting that they were going to do.  When I was looking at the nutritional information on the back of the wrapper, it was amusing to me how precise everything was as it was going to decimals, precise calorie counts, ingredient percentages, etc.  I don't typically see that as most manufacturers seemingly round numbers off to the largest whole number.  In the case of this bar, it was 139 calories and 1.78 grams of protein.  This bar is produced in Transylvania, Romania (home of Dracula) and having worked directly with a Romanian for several years, I can understand the compulsion for PRECISE numbers on a label.  Must be a cultural thing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: Yoplait Blended Pineapple Greek Yogurt

So I've finally reached the end of my tropical fruit Greek yogurt purchase binge.  Thank goodness because I was starting to get bored of these flavors.  I've looked at several different manufacturers, but today's review adds to my Yoplait review catalog with this look at the single serving cup of Yoplait Blended Pineapple Greek Yogurt that I was able to pick up on sale at Kroger for $1.00.  Each cup is 140 calories and has eleven grams of protein.

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