Monday, April 21, 2014
I've reviewed my fair share of healthy and unhealthy foods on this blog and usually it is fairly easy to determine which of those categories a particular food product falls into. The source of today's review leaves me kind of torn. On one hand, I've looked at several Special K products in the past and those typically fall into the healthy category. But, when you look at the product name of this Kellogg's Special K Blondie Brownie Bites, nothing about it says healthy and that's why I can't figure out how to group it. So, I guess I won't worry about it and will just treat it as a review and that's it. Not sure why I felt the need to describe my internal conflict there, but hey, it's my blog and my show I suppose. Anyway, I picked up this box for $2.99 at Marsh. Each box contains six pouches that come in at 0.74 ounces per pouch and each pouch has 100 calories.
Friday, April 18, 2014
For whatever reason over the past few months, I've developed an absurd obsession with cake. Most people like cake and I always have too, but for some unknown reason, I've developed a NEED for cake at least once or twice a week. I often stop at my local grocery store and buy a slice of whatever cake they have on the shelf that is available. Thankfully I haven't gotten as far to buy a whole cake yet and hopefully that day will never come. So, when MyOatmeal.com sent me a promo code to try out some of the products on their website as I mentioned in a prior review, the fact that they have a flavor named MyOatmeal.com Vanilla Frosting PB Lean was right up my alley. This 1.5 pound package of powdered peanut butter contains 48+ servings at fourteen grams each and each serving is 57 calories.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
I love Facebook and I love free samples. When the two of those things come together, it's almost like a dream come true for me. That's what happened with the source of today's review as I was able to get a free sample of this Only Fruits bar Walnuts via a Facebook promo code. This one comes in at 1.4 ounces and after examining the wrapper, I came to the conclusion that was the only traditional type of number reporting that they were going to do. When I was looking at the nutritional information on the back of the wrapper, it was amusing to me how precise everything was as it was going to decimals, precise calorie counts, ingredient percentages, etc. I don't typically see that as most manufacturers seemingly round numbers off to the largest whole number. In the case of this bar, it was 139 calories and 1.78 grams of protein. This bar is produced in Transylvania, Romania (home of Dracula) and having worked directly with a Romanian for several years, I can understand the compulsion for PRECISE numbers on a label. Must be a cultural thing.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
So I've finally reached the end of my tropical fruit Greek yogurt purchase binge. Thank goodness because I was starting to get bored of these flavors. I've looked at several different manufacturers, but today's review adds to my Yoplait review catalog with this look at the single serving cup of Yoplait Blended Pineapple Greek Yogurt that I was able to pick up on sale at Kroger for $1.00. Each cup is 140 calories and has eleven grams of protein.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The invasion of new CLIF reviews from the Mojo product line continues today! Yippee! Today's review comes from the same shopping splurge as the prior reviews as I was able to pick up this CLIF Mojo Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Trail Mix Bar on sale at Kroger for $1.00, just like the others. This gluten free and somewhat organic bar clocks in at 1.41 ounces with 180 calories and for grams of protein. It's got that dark chocolate thing going for it too, so if you are looking for antioxidants, this presents itself as an option.
Monday, April 14, 2014
I had a reader email me and recommend that I try out products from MyOatmeal.com and while they typically focus only on oatmeal, they do have powdered peanut butter blends that are similar to some of the Bell Plantation PB2 products that I've reviewed in the past. The reader was so focused on me reviewing the products (which I appreciate, by the way), they contacted the manufacturer on their own and arranged for me to get a series of products to review. I've never had a more dedicated reader (thank you Elliot!) and that hard work leads to today's review of this MyOatmeal.com German Chocolate Cake PB Lean. I was given a special opportunity to review this, but if I were to buy a 1.5 pound bag of this on my own, it would cost $13.99. Each bag has over 48 servings measuring in at fourteen grams each and each serving is 57 calories, which means it is 85% less fat, thus the lean name.
Friday, April 11, 2014
If you click back through the Pure bar review archive, you'll notice a lot of these this year that and that has made me quite popular on the Pure Twitter feed and with the last review, they reminded me that unlike Larabars, their bar was completely organic. Alrighty then. So, today's review has me taking a look at this Pure Organic Apple Cinnamon Bar and just so there is no confusion, this is 100% organic! I picked it up at Whole Foods for $1.50 and the bar itself comes in at 1.7 ounces and has 200 calories with five grams of protein.