Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: Muller Raspberry Chocolate Chip Yogurt

I mentioned in one of my previous Muller reviews how bizarre I found it that Muller (Quaker) has introduced a new line of products that they've dubbed as "Ice Cream Inspired", yet they do not mention that at all on the packaging and only on the website.  If I weren't writing food reviews for this blog, I'd have no idea that they had that inspiration if I saw these products on the shelf.  Just seems completely non-sensical to me.  Anyway, I picked up this Ice Cream Inspired cup of Muller Raspberry Chocolate Chip Yogurt on sale at Kroger for $1.00.  It's a 5.3 ounce cup of yogurt that is packed with 210 calories and seven grams of protein.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: Kellogg's Special K Heavenly Caramel Brownies

Every time I write a new Kellogg's review, it seems like the introductory paragraph is always the same.  I harp on how Kellogg's continues to roll out products constantly and today's review is no different as they are rolling out ANOTHER new product that really is only a mild derivation from the products that they've put out before.  Still, this box of seven Kellogg's Special K Heavenly Caramel Brownies looked appealing enough that I was willing to pick them up on sale at Kroger for $2.49.  Not sure why they chose to put seven in a box instead of an even number like most products, but I can get down with the oddness I suppose.  Anyway, these brownies are quite tiny as they come in at a very small 0.7 ounces and pack only 80 calories and less than one gram of protein.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Review: Zone Perfect Perfectly Simple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bar

I often go through the aisles of stores and just bypass products that I think I must have reviewed before.  I know that I've mentioned that previously, but when you cross over one thousand reviews like I have recently, it's tough to remember everything that I have or have not reviewed.  Today's review product is one of those instances as every time I saw this  Zone Perfect Perfectly Simple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bar on the shelf, I was convinced that I had reviewed it because it was such a seemingly basic product that I figured I would have hit on at some point.  One day, curiosity got the best of me and I check the Zone Perfect review archive and low and behold, I found out that I had not reviewed it, so here we are.  I (finally) grabbed this bar off the shelves at Kroger for $1.00 and each bar is 1.58 ounces with 190 calories and ten grams of protein.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: La Chocolãt Mint with Dark Chocolate Chips Lowfat Yogurt

Not to get all philosophical and deep here, but sometimes I walk through the supermarket and am just amazed by the product selection and the thought/effort that goes into getting so many products into a store.  Granted, distributors make it easier by selling things in bulk and coordinating a fair portion of the logistics, but it is still amazing.  I mention this because upon a recent perusal of one of my many local Kroger stores, I noticed yet another new (to me) product that had made its way to the refrigerator section with this cup of La Chocolãt Mint with Dark Chocolate Chips Lowfat Yogurt.  This 6.0 ounce cup was on sale for $0.99 and it packed in 200 calories and seven grams of protein.  It also had 1% milkfat, so I guess that just shows that there's going to be a bit of fat in this one.  On another note, it's also kosher and gluten free if you are interested in those types of things.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Shaun White Monkey Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chewy Granola Bars

I've proven on many occasions on this blog that when I am purchasing items that the store, my reading comprehension is sometimes lacking.  Today's product is one of those instances as when I saw this box of Shaun White Monkey Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chewy Granola Bars (who knew the skateboarder made granola bars?!) in the store, I only noticed that it was peanut butter chocolate.  What I completely missed was that it also said it was made with real bananas.  Oops.  I guess I should have drawn the easy conclusion being that these are "Monkey Bars" but I didn't put two and two together.

I've said before that I can eat bananas, but I am not their biggest fan, so it sometimes skews my reviews.  So, in today's review, I think it is only fair to review this based on the flavor with the bananas and try to keep my prejudices out of it.  That way, banana people out there will know whether this is worth buying or not.  Anyway, I picked up this box of five for $2.00 at Kroger and each bar in the box is 1.2 ounces and has 140 calories with four grams of protein.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Review: Muller Greek 100 Black Cherry & Pomegranate Greek Yogurt

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Muller (Quaker) is copying everyone by now introducing their own version of one hundred calorie Greek yogurt.  Pretty much every product category in the world is a follow-the-leader type of game, so why shouldn't Greek yogurt be different?  The answer is that it shouldn't.  So, with this latest Muller review, they now enter the one hundred calorie Greek yogurt foray on the blog with today's look at this container of Muller Greek 100 Black Cherry & Pomegranate Greek Yogurt that I picked up on sale at Kroger for $1.00.  Each two-part container is 5.3 ounces and has (obviously) 100 calories and ten grams of protein.  Since it's one hundred calories, they've also eradicated all fat in this as well.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: Balance Bar Bare Mixed Berry Nut Bar

At the rate I'm going, I could almost solicit a sponsorship for this blog from Kroger as their Free Friday Download program continues to grow the number of reviews on this blog.  What I do like about that program (other than the free stuff, of course) is that it forces me to look in sections of the store that I've been away from for a while and looking in those sections allows me to find new products that I have never seen before, as is the case with today's review of this Balance Bar Bare Mixed Berry Nut Bar that I can add to the already expansive collection of Balance Bar reviews.  It's a 1.19 ounce bar and it has 160 calories and four grams of protein.  It's also dairy free, gluten free and soy free if that floats any of your boats.

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