Friday, March 7, 2014
I've touched on several Atkins products on the blog before and that includes nutrition bars, drinks and also frozen foods. Today, I'll be dabbling once again in frozen food territory as I was able to pick up this Atkins Italian-Style Pasta Bake at Kroger for $3.99 (I had a coupon to knock that price down to $2.99 thankfully). This one came in at a solid 9.0 ounces and had 360 calories with a pounding 33 grams of protein.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
You have to admit that the name of today's review product lends itself to so many bad and cheesy jokes that I could (and probably will) tell throughout the course of this review. Anyway, I was recently in New York City for business and I was meandering through the streets of the Chelsea neighborhood where my hotel was and stumbled into a Whole Foods Market. I have Whole Foods in my area, but I don't often go there, so this was kind of a "special" trip for me. While in the store (and eating the free loose nuts and candies), I stumbled upon their nutrition bar section and saw this That's It. Apples + Cherries Fruit Bar, which is something that I have never seen in my local stores before. I think this set me back about $1.50 at New York City prices and it was 1.2 ounces with 100 calories and one gram of protein. It's super healthy since it is only two ingredients (That's it...get it?), so it's all natural, gluten free, kosher, vegan, non-fat, raw and all that jazz.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I know I say the same thing in every single Kashi review, but it always bears repeating that there is not a single product manufacturer on this blog that I have a more tortured and tumultuous history with. Bad, good, terrible, awesome...their products cover the entire gamut of reactions from me. With that history in mind, I once again dive into another one of their products with today's review of this box of six Kashi Dark Mocha Almond Chewy Granola Bars that I picked up on sale at Kroger for $2.75. Each bar in the box is 1.2 ounces of all natural granola bar and each bar is 130 calories with six grams of protein.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I’ve never been to South Beach in Miami, but I think I’ve made the joke before that it must be so much of a walking meat market that people have actually created a diet bearing its name so that they will look sexy parading themselves up and down the beach. I live in Indiana and if you aren’t aware, we don’t have a lot of beaches, so having six pack abs is not much of a priority for me. That said, eating (and snacking) are priorities for me, so that leads me to today’s review of these South Beach Diet Good to Go Peanut Butter Cereal Bars. I picked up a box of five of these for $2.99 (before the coupon on the front of the box) at Kroger and each bar is 1.23 ounces with 140 calories and a surprising nine grams of protein. This Peanut Butter flavor is tagged as a “New” flavor, which I’m not sure how that is possible since it is such a basic flavor, but I’ll play along.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I have mentioned many times before on this blog that I love freebies. The fact that Kroger now has a Free Friday Download via their store app plays right into that and one of those free downloads led to today's review of this cup of Dannon Oikos Traditional Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt. I'm a coffee drinker, but not much of a coffee-flavored food product guy, so I knew this one would be interesting going in and it adds to my growing list of reviews from the Oikos Traditional line. Still, it's free and that alone makes me want to try it. Anyway, this cup of single serving Greek yogurt weighs in at 5.3 ounces and has 160 calories and eleven grams of protein.
Friday, February 28, 2014
I already touched on one of Quaker's attempts at turning single serving oatmeal cups into fruit and nut bars in a prior review, but today I figured that I might as well try it again. In the same purchasing trip that generated the last review, I was able to pick up this box of five Quaker Real Medleys Cherry Pistachio Multigrain Fruit & Nut Bars at Meijer for $3.00. Each bar inside this box comes in at 1.36 ounces and has 170 calories of multigrain fun (well, I guess my review will be judge of that).
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I have not been shy on this blog about my historical indifference and even dislike toward the mint and chocolate combination. That said, I've been trying to have more products with that combination recently and I've actually been having more positive experiences than negatives, so I'm more open to it now. So, that leads me to another CLIF Bar review of a product that I've stayed away from for a long time solely because of my dislike of that combination. Since it's time to grow up, today's review leads me to this CLIF Cool Mint Chocolate Bar that I picked up for $1.00 at Meijer. The bar weighs in at the standard CLIF weight of 2.4 ounces and it has 250 calories with ten grams of protein. This one also contains caffeine, so YAHOO!!!!