Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: Go Raw Live Pumpkin Bar

Of all the bars I picked up in my Fresh Thyme shopping binge, today's bar (along with some others of the same ilk, but in different flavors) is definitely the most interesting of what I picked up for $0.99.  I mean it was interesting in terms of size and composition.  I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like this Go Raw Live Pumpkin Bar before in the over one thousand reviews that I've done on this blog.  I mentioned its size and it clocks in at a measly 0.46 ounces.  In that tiny package is 60 calories and two grams of 100% organic protein.  If you are interested in all the other health metrics, and I know a lot of people are, this is also gluten free, nut free, raw, vegan and wheat free.  They also tag this on the wrapper as "Real Live Food" too.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Review: Atkins Endulge Peanut Butter Cups

I generally don't buy a lot of Atkins products because they are more expensive than I typically like.  That said, I have reviewed many of their product here on the blog before and in general, have had pretty positive experiences.  Recently, I was at my mom's house and I was going through her cabinets scavenging for food like I always do (I'm a good son) and I came across a box of Atkins Endulge Peanut Butter Cups.  Being that this was her house and I knew I wouldn't have to pay for them (free is my favorite price!), I quickly grabbed a pack of these and that leads me to today's review.  Each pack is 1.2 ounces and has two peanut butter cups.  Combined, the total caloric weight is 160 calories with two grams of protein.  The Atkins Diet does not like sugar or carbs, so these only have a combined two grams of carbs and have zero sugar, so that's nice.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Review: BumbleBar Amazing Almond Organic Energy Bar

Another day, another Fresh Thyme raid and ANOTHER new product.  All of these things are good for the blog, I think.  Today's review focuses on something that I find particularly amazing.  A bar that carries a bee on the logo, yet doesn't have honey in the ingredients even though bees are particularly known for honey.  Does that seem odd to you?  It does to me.  Anyway, this BumbleBar Amazing Almond Organic Energy Bar cost me $1.89 at the aforementioned Fresh Thyme and it is 1.4 ounces with 210 calories and seven grams of protein.  It's also gluten free and organic.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Review: Mediterra Yogurt & Oat Bar with Cherry & Pistachio

Fresh Thyme strikes again!  It's another new product from my first trip to the store itself.  In that trip, I picked up a very interesting, Mediterranean inspired product when I grabbed this Mediterra Yogurt & Oat Bar with Cherry & Pistachio off the shelf for $1.99.  The bar itself is 1.6 ounces and packs in 180 calories and seven grams of protein.  It's also all natural and gluten free, so there are some clear benefits to this one.  I wish one of the benefits would be that when eating this bar, I would automatically be transported to a beach (preferably nude) somewhere in the Mediterranean.  Probably not going to happen though, unfortunately.  Instead, I'll just have to settle for testing out this bar.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Review: Earnest Eats Cran Lemon Zest Baked Whole Food Bar

Today's product is doubly new for me.  Firstly, I picked this up at Fresh Thyme, which is a store that I had never been to until then (nice store, by the way).  Secondly, with a new store bring a new product manufacturer and this is the first time that Earnest Eats has ever made an appearance on the blog with their Earnest Eats Cran Lemon Zest Baked Whole Food Bar that I was able to pick up for $1.69.  Each bar is 1.9 ounces and has 210 calories with five grams of protein.  It's also organic, wheat-free and vegan, so there's those additional health benefits (or life choices) as well.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Review: Haagen-Dazs Honey Milk Chocolate Graham Gelato Bars

If you have been a regular reader of the blog (however sparse my posts have been recently), you may have noticed that I've gotten away from dessert-type reviews.  A lot of that has helped me drop a few unwanted pounds in 2015, but sometimes the old sweet tooth just kicks in and when that is paired with a coupon that gets me a killer deal, I just can't resist picking up something decidedly unhealthy and very dessert-y at the store.  That led me to add to my Haagen-Dazs review collection as a $2.00 off store coupon allowed me to pick up a box of three Haagen-Dazs Honey Milk Chocolate Graham Gelato Bars at Kroger for $1.99.  What a deal!  Anyway, each bar in the box is 3.0 ounces and packs a decidedly unhealthy 280 calories.  But hey, it's dessert...dessert is rarely healthy.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: CLIF Builder's Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Bar

Let's face it...hazelnuts are kind of weird.  They pop up in products in all sorts of places, but I don't believe they've every truly been adopted as a beloved nut like almonds, cashews, peanuts, etc.  Quite frankly, I'm not even sure I like them.  One thing I know that I do like though is the hazelnut flavor syrup that I occasionally put in my morning coffee and I mostly like Nutella, so based on those, I am always intrigued when I see a new hazelnut product.  That curiosity about hazelnuts led me to add another CLIF review to this blog today with this look at a new product offering in this CLIF Builder's Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Bar that I was able to pick up at Kroger for $1.00.  Each bar is 2.40 ounces and builds in (get it?) 280 calories and 20 grams of protein.

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