Monday, March 30, 2015
I don't spend a ton of time in the organic section at the store, although I probably should. Also, while I've reviewed a ton of yogurts on this blog, I haven't reviewed a ton of Stonyfield Organic yogurts because of what I just mentioned. That said, I did go through the organic section of my local Kroger recently and I found this single serving cup of Stonyfield Organic Greek and Chia Blood Orange Greek Yogurt which is a new product line for them. The thought of blood orange mixed in a Greek yogurt also intrigued me, so while I picked up a couple of these at $1.25 each for reviews, I'm taking a look at this one first because of that level of intrigue. One more thing before I get into the math of this yogurt cup...is chia the next big food thing? I seem to see a lot of products proudly displaying they include chia now. Hmm. Anyway, this 5.3 ounce cup of Greek yogurt is 130 calories and includes a fairly robust twelve grams of protein. It's obviously organic, but it's also gluten free and kosher.
Friday, March 27, 2015
I love me some freebies and it's clear that Yoplait is trying to get the word out about their new Whips! line of Greek yogurt mousses because they offered this as a freebie outside of the typical Free Friday Download program at Kroger. I did get this via the Kroger app, but it was just a separate "coupon" that was thrown out there, so that was nice. With that, I snatched this container of Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! Vanilla Cupcake Yogurt Mousse out of the dairy case for a review to add to my big Yoplait collection. It's the same size container as a typical Greek yogurt, but since this is a mousse, it's much lighter and comes in at only 4.0 ounces. Within that lighter container is 100 calories and nine grams of protein.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I wish I could say the life of a food review blogger is glamorous, but it really isn't. Still, it does have some benefits and most of those benefits revolve around getting products for free. The source of today's review is one of those instances and adds to my Van's review catalog, which incidentally is one that entirely consists of products that I've gotten for free. So today's free product is a box of Van's Creamy Herb & Garlic Gluten Free Pasta. The box is 7.2 ounces and each box contains three one-cup servings and as it is properly prepared, each serving is 320 calories. The pasta is also whole grain and gluten free, so there's clearly some health benefits (or non-negatives if you choose to look at it that way) associated with this product.
Monday, March 23, 2015
I've often mentioned here that I sometimes find products where it shocks me that I've never reviewed them because it seems like I would have done so in the past since it's not a new product and it's been on the shelves of my local store for quite some time. Today's product review of this KIND Blueberry Vanilla & Cashew Fruit & Nut Bar is one of those instances I'm stunned that I've never done a review on this before. With that, let's dive in. This bar was picked up at Kroger for $1.37 and comes in at 1.4 ounces. It's packing 190 calories and four grams of protein and is also all natural, cholesterol free and gluten free.
Friday, March 20, 2015
I know you can't tell from the flow of reviews on the blog because I keep such a backlog of reviews (at least I did before; that backlog is pretty thin now), but today's review is the first review that I've typed up in over a week and I'm finding it hard to get back into the swing of things as I enjoyed my "vacation" too much. Despite that enjoyment, I was recently strolling through my neighborhood Marsh and I saw something on the shelf that just popped out at me and made me decided "VACATION OVER" as I wanted to give this four pack of JELL-O Fudge Brownie Pudding Snacks a review for the blog. This is a limited edition product that adds to the plethora of JELL-O reviews that I've done already. This four pack set me back $2.39 and each container is an oddly sized 3.875 ounces with 120 calories.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
After having reviewed several of their products and having seen consistent success in my reviews of those products, it might be time for me to join the Mariani family. What I like about these products is they stick to basic recipes and presentations and just deliver on flavor. That said, the source of today's review is one that I've held until last because not only is it the least basic of all the bars that I picked up in a splurge at the Walmart Neighborhood Market for $1.49, it's also the one that I was most scared of because the recipe description seemed just off to me. Either way, it's time to plow ahead and take a look at this all natural Mariani Sesame Honeybar that comes in at 1.4 ounces with 200 calories and six grams of protein.
Monday, March 16, 2015
I've taken a look at a couple of Silk soy yogurt products here on the blog in the past and while I found the taste of soy yogurt to be somewhat odd, I was basically okay with those yogurts and gave them a positive rating. A coupon and a new flavor led me to pick up another Silk product on a recent trip to Kroger and for $1.00 (before coupon), I was able to grab this cup of Silk Tropical Pineapple Soy Yogurt. It's 5.3 ounces and has 140 calories and six grams of protein (plant-powered according to the website...seriously). Being that it's soy yogurt, it's also dairy free (DUH).