Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Slow Food For Fast Lives Moroccan Bar


I've mentioned in previous Slow Food For Fast Lives review that they were generous enough send me a sampling of all their bars and that sampling continues with today's review.  I've had some surprising successes with the bars I've already looked at, but I will fully admit that the thought of this Slow Food For Fast Lives Moroccan Bar scared me after I looked at the listing of ingredients on the wrapper.  I know those ingredients are reflecting of Moroccan culture and that's wonderful, but just the fact that they were all rolled into one package made me a bit apprehensive.  Anyway, the bar itself was 1.4 ounces with 170 calories and four grams of protein.  It's also all natural, gluten free and vegan.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: Dannon Creamery Dark Chocolate Flavor Pudding


I mentioned in a prior Dannon Creamery review that a reader left a comment on a review prior to that saying that the subject of today's review was incredible.  Me being stubborn old me, I decided that I'd rather try a different version instead of the one that was recommended to me and while it was quite good, it was not life changing or anything like that.  On a recent trip to Meijer, I decided to get over my stubbornness and actually pick up what was recommended to me and that led me to pick up this container of Dannon Creamery Dark Chocolate Flavor Pudding in a freebie promotion (lucky me!).  This 5.3 ounce container of pudding is 190 calories and since it's pudding, I don't think protein really matters does it?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt


I've lamented previously that reviewing all sorts of yogurt products bugs me because of expiration dates.  It often forces me to review things when I really don't feel like it because they product could bad.  On the other hand, sometimes expiration dates help out.  For example, I can buy a product in a binge shopping purchase and know that I have quite a while before I need to get to it.  Today's review is one of those instances.  I bought this single serving cup of Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt a few weeks ago, but because of the expiration date, I was able to hold off adding to my Yoplait review catalog until today's review (the expiration date finally caught up with me).  I picked this up for $1.00 at Kroger and based on the product's name, this 5.3 ounce cup is obviously 100 calories and within those 100 calories are twelve grams of gluten free Greek protein.  For those readers that are so included to use the Weight Watchers points system, this one also counts as two points on that scale.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review: Cascadian Farm Organic Vanilla Chip Chewy Granola Bars


I would ordinarily stay away from something like today's review because it sounds so boring.  But, as I've proven many times before, a coupon will cause me to do things I wouldn't ordinarily do and when Meijer gave me a Cascadian Farm Organic product coupon that entitled me to a $1.50 off, my interest was immediately piqued.  On a recent trip, I saw that these bars were on sale for $3.00 per box, so I knew that with my $1.50 off coupon, I'd be getting a box of these six Cascadian Farm Organic Vanilla Chip Chewy Granola Bars for a steal to add to my review collection.  Each bar in the box is 1.2 ounces and is a modest 140 organic calories with a minimal two grams of protein.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Dannon Creamery Cherry Cheesecake Dairy Dessert


I mentioned in my last Dannon Creamery review that the thought of these products just intrigues me, so today I'm plowing through yet another one that I picked up in the same sale at Meijer (I've said it a million times, but gosh, I love sales) for $1.25.  This time, I'll be taking a look at this container of Dannon Creamery Cherry Cheesecake Dairy Dessert.  Each container is 5.3 ounces and has 190 calories and eight grams of protein.  Also like I mentioned last time, it's notable that these are Greek yogurt based because you won't be able to find any indication of that on the actual container (I only found it on the website).  With the Greek yogurt craze, I would think Dannon would proudly display that to try to take advantage of that wave to sell more of these.  It's just bizarre to me that they are doing nothing with that.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review: Baskin Robbins Pralines 'N Cream Ice Cream


When I was a kid in the 1980s growing up in the Indianapolis area, there were a fair amount of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins stores.  For whatever reason, both of them (same company) decided to abandon the area throughout the 90s and only over the past five years or so have each of them started to come back to the area in sporadic locations.  None are near my house, which is probably a good thing for my waistline, but I've noticed recently that they've started introducing "pints" (actually fourteen ounces) of their classic ice cream flavors in my local Meijer store, probably for people like me that aren't near their Baskin Robbins ice cream shops.  Apparently these came out this past May and on a recent trip, I was armed with my ever-present coupon and decided to pick up a container of this Baskin Robbins Pralines 'N Cream Ice Cream at the sale price of $3.00 (plus my $1.00 digital coupon).  Each container is 3.5 half-cup servings and each serving is 220 calories.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Stonyfield Organic Petite Creme La Vie En Strawberry Low Fat Sweet Fresh Cheese


I shared in my last Stonyfield review that the fact that the container was sweet fresh cheese and not some sort of yogurt (Greek or otherwise) kind of surprised me as I didn't notice it when I bought it.  It wasn't bad, the fact that I was eating cheese kind of shocked me.  So, without that element of surprise, today's review of this single serving cup Stonyfield Organic Petite Creme La Vie En Strawberry Low Fat Sweet Fresh Cheese starts out with me knowing what I'm walking myself into, which is always nice.  I was able to pick this one up for $1.25 at Meijer and each cup is 5.3 ounces with 130 calories and ten grams of CHEESE protein.  Now, I don't speak French, but it is a Latin-based language and I did take three years of Spanish in high school, so I can at least parse my way through the name of this product to see that this basically means "Life in Strawberry."  Umm, okay...kind of a bizarre tagline, but if it's good, I guess the name doesn't really matter (unless you are Ben & Jerry's changing the name of an AWESOME product like they did by changing "Clusterfluff" to "What A Cluster...").

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