Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Perhaps MET-Rx has figured out that most of their bars are mammoth-sized as my prior reviews have shown and have finally figured out that in order to expand to more markets, they should shrink the size and calorie counts of their products (cleaner and leaner as the product packaging says). I was strolling through Kroger recently and I noticed that they now have a new (to me) line of shrunken down bars with this MET-Rx Prime Strawberries & Cream Protein Bar that I was able to pick up on sale for $1.67. This smaller bar comes in at a much lighter 2.29 ounces and has substantially less calories with only 200 calories and still a protein-packed twenty grams of protein. It's gluten free too, so they are also able to reach that market as well.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Generally, I like KIND bars and have shown in that in my numerous reviews. On a recent trip to Kroger, I noticed they had introduced a new line of bars that seemed like they were focusing on savory types of ingredients and while intrigued, I admit that I was kind of afraid. I typically like my snack bars to be of the sweet variety, so savory didn't quite jive with me. Still, I was curious to give them a shot so that leads me to this review of this KIND Strong & Kind Honey Mustard Almond Protein Bar that I was able to pick up for $1.25. Each gluten free bar is 1.5 ounces with 230 calories and ten grams of protein, for the record.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Sometimes a product comes out and doesn't excite me at all, so I never end up buying it. What is funny is that something as simple as a coupon can all of a sudden excite me and get me to want to purchase something, especially when I can mix that coupon with a sale. That's what leads me to another Dannon Oikos review as this time I'll be taking a look at a pint of their Dannon Oikos Black Cherry Frozen Greek Yogurt that I was able to pick up on sale at Kroger for $3.00 (before coupon). This is the first time I've looked at one of their frozen yogurt products and each pint contains the typical four half-cup servings and each serving is a respectable 150 calories of six gram packed protein.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
After my last Larabar review, I learned something that I did not know before after a reader left a comment on my Facebook page. Apparently semi-sweet chocolate is considered dark chocolate, so I guess that is how Larabar can call these bars dark chocolate bars. I was confused by that previously, but not everything is all cleared up. Once again, I've been educated by a loyal reader. Thank you! Anyway, my newly educated self is ready to dive into this review of this Larabar uber Dark Chocolate Peanut Sweet and Salty Fruit & Nut Bar with the knowledge that it truly is dark chocolate. I picked up this bar on sale at Kroger for $1.00 and each bar is 1.42 ounces with 210 calories and six grams of protein. It's also kosher and gluten free.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I've repeated several times on this blog that when a manufacturer is starting a new product line, the first flavor (or one of the first) flavors that they always choose to deploy is some variation of chocolate and peanut butter and I can't say that I blame them. It's a safe choice. It's popular, it's got a proven track record of being desirable, it's easy, etc. So, when thinkThin was looking to roll out flavors for their new Lean Protein & Fiber Bars, it seemed like an obvious combination. What is amusing is that the obvious combination is often boring, which is why I have reviewed some of the other flavors first before I got to taking a look at this thinkThin Chunky Chocolate Peanut Lean Protein & Fiber Bar that I was able to pick up on sale at Kroger for $1.00. The bar itself is 1.41 ounces and has 150 calories (lean) and ten grams of protein.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It's been a while since I've taken a look at an Oatmega bar. This one has just been laying around waiting for me to review and I've been putting off doing it because, quite frankly, the combination kind of scared me. I love blueberries, but I'm not particularly fond of the pomegranate flavor in a lot of cases, so I've been taking my time getting to doing a review of this Boundless Nutrition Oatmega Blueberry Pomegranate Bar. Alas, I couldn't put it off forever, so that leads me to take a look at this bar that I picked up at Marsh for $2.99. Each bar is 1.8 ounces with 190 calories and fourteen grams of protein. It's all natural, made of whey protein and is high in Omega 3, so it's got all those delightful characteristics going for it.
Monday, July 21, 2014
I typically stay away from South Beach Diet bars because they are so expensive, but every now and then, there's a coupon that comes through one of my coupon apps on my phone that makes it reasonable to purchase a box of these bars and do a review. A $3.00 off coupon recently came through my Kroger app and that led me to pick up this box of six (one bonus bar!) South Beach Diet Fudgy Chocolate Mint Snack Bars at Kroger for $2.99 after coupon. Each bar in this box is a somewhat small-sized 0.98 ounces and comes in with 100 calories and six grams of protein.