Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review: Ben & Jerry's Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Core Ice Cream


So yeah, I eat a lot of Ben & Jerry's.  I've had over thirty flavors that I've done reviews for on this blog, but in the grand scheme of their flavors over the years, that's not a lot.  For one guy though, I think eating that many would probably put me outside the norm.  Comes with the territory as a reviewer, I guess.  Anyway, to add to the number of flavors that I've tried, I picked up a pint of this Ben & Jerry's Spectacular Speculoos Cookie Core Ice Cream on sale at Kroger for $2.99.  Each pint contains the customary four half-cup servings and each serving is a not-so-healthy 290 calories.

Also, I went into this pint thinking I had no idea what a Speculoos cookie was.  Apparently, I was wrong and I've reviewed something with speculoos before in a Haagen-Dazs review (oohh, a competitor!).  I guess it's hard to remember things when you eat such a variety and have done over one thousand reviews.  In my very weak defense, it was over two years ago and speculoos weren't even part of the name of the flavor.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: Kellogg's Special K Blueberry Bliss Bars


We all know Kellogg's is a machine and I've covered that ad nauseam on this blog in countless Kellogg's reviews.  Well, the machine has pumped out another one for it's Special K line as I picked up a box of six of these Kellogg's Special K Blueberry Bliss Bars on sale recently at Kroger for a bargain basement price of $1.99.  Basically, these bars only serve a purpose as a snack bar because despite the fact that they are bundled under the Special K line, they really are just manufactured junk under the guise of being healthy.  That said, each bar in the box is a tiny 0.88 ounces and packs a small 100 calories and two grams of protein.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Edy's (Dreyer's) Peanut Butter Pie Frozen Custard


I'm not going to kid myself anymore.  I am on a fully crazed dessert binge.  Cookies, ice cream, cake, custard (in today's case), whatever.  I can't get enough of my sweets and I'm eating a ton of them.  Some of that has been reflected on the blog.  BUT, in this case, it's probably okay.  I've lost a bunch of weight (not be design) and I need to put a few pounds back on as I've mentioned before, so this course of action certainly helps me do that, even though they aren't healthy pounds since they are backed in sugar and junk.  Oh well.  Anyway, today's review adds to my Edy's (Dreyer's in the west) review collection as I was able to grab a 32 ounce container of this new Edy's (Dreyer's) Peanut Butter Pie Custard at my local Kroger on sale for $2.99.  Each container has eight half-cup servings and each serving is 250 calories.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review: Yoplait Original Cookies 'n Cream Yogurt


Freebies will do funny things, especially free food freebies.  I've often been the victim of Kroger's Free Friday Download on this blog and I even get hit by Meijer occasionally as well.  For the first time, I got hit my Marsh and that's what ended up in today's review adding to my Yoplait review catalog as I grabbed this six ounce container of the new flavor Yoplait Original Cookies 'n Cream Yogurt out of the Marsh dairy case.  It's low fat and it clocked in with 170 calories and five grams of protein.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: Go Raw Real Live Apricot Bar


Who doesn't like to Go Raw from time to time?  I mean, nothing feels better than having a cool breeze on the ol' bare skin.  I'm just going to stop there before this turns into a late night Cinemax movie.  Plus, I don't want to scare away any readers.  Anyway, as part of my many time aforementioned Fresh Thyme trip, I picked up this Go Raw Real Live Apricot Bar for $0.99 to add to the growing Go Raw product review collection.  Like the last bar, this one clocks in at a measly 0.46 ounces and also packs a tiny 50 calories with one gram of protein.  It's all natural, gluten free, nut free, organic and wheat free as well.  Long story short...it's RAW and REAL.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough Ice Cream


In my last couple ice cream posts, I've tried to convince myself that I've been trying to be healthier recently and avoid buying ice cream.  In this post, I'm not even going to try and I'll just admit that I've fallen off the wagon and have buying ice cream again.  Part of it is because summer is approaching and the warmer weather makes me want to eat frozen treats, but another part of it is that I've dropped a bit too much weight and I need to put a couple pounds back on.  With that, I picked up this pint of Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough Ice Cream to add to my illustrious review catalog.  I picked this one up on sale at Kroger for $2.99 and each pint has the typical four half-cup servings at a robust 310 calories per serving.  Yikes.  It's a treat, I guess.

One more thing before I get into the review...it irritates me that this is the second ice cream flavor that Ben & Jerry's has done with Jimmy Fallon.  He was okay on Saturday Night Live Weekend Update, but outside of that, I find him particularly annoying.  I know he's supposedly doing a decent job with The Tonight Show from what I've heard, but I think his playing games with guests is just plain stupid.  Also, The Tonight Show is stupid and has been since Johnny Carson left.  I'm a David Letterman guy (he goes out this week and I'm going to miss him) and hate Jay Leno, so ever since that shift, I've hated The Tonight Show.  Okay, that's a diatribe that this blog didn't need, but I'm taking a little editorial freedom here.  Anyway, now that my whining and rambling is over, let's dive into the review!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Review: Chobani Concord Grape Greek Yogurt


I've done a lot of Chobani reviews in the past and some of them have focused on limited batches.  Most of those limited batches disappear fairly quickly because they truly are limited.  The source of today's review must not have been too limited because I've seen it on the shelves of my local grocery stores for quite some time.  Since it had been there for a while and I figured it could be at least somewhat still timely, I grabbed a container of this Chobani Concord Grape Greek Yogurt via a free coupon at my local Marsh.  It would typically retail in the $1.25 range.  This 5.3 ounce cup packs 140 calories and twelve grams of protein, so it's not a true belly buster, which is nice.  I love snacking on grapes too, so I was quite curious about this one going into the review.

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