Friday, May 24, 2013
I don't know what it is about Larabar products, but when I initially started the blog, I did many reviews of them and did not like most of them. I then took a break from them and picked them back up later and now, I find myself liking them more often than not. That seems strange to me that my mind could have shifted so much, but whatever I supposed. Anyway, it's the recent positive experiences that led me to pick up this Larabar Chocolate Coconut Chew Bar on sale at Kroger for $1.00 and it's 1.8 ounces with 240 calories and a somewhat ample (for Larabar) five grams of protein.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I've had some decent success with KIND bars on the blog, most of which I've received as a result of a KINDING Mission. Today's review is no different as I once again picked up a bar via one of those missions and that leads me to this KIND Almonds & Apricots in Yogurt Fruit & Nut Bar. I was a bit apprehensive to try this one out because I've generally not been a big fan of apricots throughout my life, but hey, when something is free, I feel obligated to try it. This bar is 1.6 ounces and has 220 calories with three grams of protein. It's also all natural, gluten free, wheat free, etc., so it's got a lot of positive characteristics going for it, which is not surprising since it is the product of a very generous and aware company.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Apparently Fruttare bars are another import that we've been deprived of (like Magnum ice cream bars were at one time). Recently though, Unilever (also the importer of Magnum bars) has decided that Fruttare bars should jump from their home country of Brazil and be released to the masses of the United States (they've been available in other parts of the world for quite some time) and spurred on by a free product coupon via my Kroger Plus savings card, I picked up this four pack of Fruttare Coconut and Milk Frozen Dessert Bars on a recent trip to the store. Each bar is 2.7 fluid ounces and 140 calories, so it's a relatively sizable and semi-healthy treat.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Today's review is of a product that I've seen multiple times in the grocery store but have always been a bit hesitant to try. I've had flan before and it was okay, but I was never sure how that would translate into a pre-packaged product that I could find in the dairy case at the store. With that, I decided to embark on another Kozy Shack review when I saw this Kozy Shack Crème Caramel Flan on sale at $2.50 for a four pack at my local Meijer. Each cup in the four pack is four ounces and each cup consists of 140 calories.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Cascadian Farm is on the brink of entering the Quaker zone for me. By that, I mean that I've been finding so many varieties of their granola bar products that this blog is going to become Cascadian Farm heavy. Since I found another flavor on sale at Kroger recently, I figure now is as good of a time as any to review this box of six Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry Chewy Granola Bars that I got on sale for $2.49. Each of this six bars is 130 calories and has a tiny two grams of protein. One thing I noticed and found particularly impressive when I was looking at the nutritional information was that of the 130 calories in this bar, only 15 of them were from fat. I forget what the "healthy" fat ratio is (and I'm too lazy to look it up), but I do know the ratio in this bar is substantially better than the normal "safe" ratio.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Are you familiar with the expression "tiptoeing through the tulips"? Well, I'm remind of that as I once again decide to tiptoe through the Health Valley with my second review of one of their bottom shelf products. This time I bent down to pick up this box of six Health Valley Organic Blueberry Cobbler Multigrain Cereal Bars at Kroger for $2.00. Each bar is 1.3 ounces and has 130 calories and two grams of protein. It's organic and multigrain, so I guess that is what Health Valley is using as a selling point to differentiate this from the typical cereal bar.
Friday, May 17, 2013
I like to think about being thin, don't you? Well apparently someone likes to think about it so much that they decided to manufacture bars with that name. So, after the worst two opening sentences in this blog's history, I'm led to another thinkThin review with this thinkThin Crunch Caramel Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Bar. I picked this up at Kroger on sale for $1.00 and it has 190 calories and nine grams of protein. It's got a clear wrapper too, so there's not a lot of mystery to this bar.