Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: Gatorade G-Series Recover Cookies and Creme Whey Protein Bar

For whatever reason, my typical Kroger has decided to only carry one flavor of these Gatorade G-Series bars which I've reviewed here previously.  I hadn't seen any other flavors until I was recently strolling through an "enemy" Marsh store (not only a different company, but also not my typical Marsh store) and saw a couple flavors of bars that I hadn't seen previously, so I knew I had to snatch them up.  That leads me to today's review of this Gatorade G-Series Recover Cookies and Creme Whey Protein Bar that I was able to grab for $1.99.  This meathead bar clocks in at 2.8 ounces with 360 calories and twenty grams of protein, so it's clearly got a lot of bulk.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: Klondike Kandy Fudge Krunch Ice Cream Bars

I mentioned in my previous Klondike review that Meijer basically dared me into buying a bunch of Klondike products with a sale that they were running.  Falling victim to that dare once again, I picked up a box of these four Klondike Kandy Fudge Krunch Ice Cream Bars in the same sale for $1.99.  As you can see by the name of these bars, Klondike is quite fond of the letter "K" as they use it three times in the product name, two of which are attempts at being cute and are completely unnecessary.  Oh well, if that "K" is part of your brand strategy, then I guess I get it since I work in marketing too and understand the desire/need to have a way to make yourself stand out.  Anyway, each bar in this box of four weighs in at 2.75 ounces and has 180 calories of light ice cream fun.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: CLIF Kit's Organic Coconut + Sesame Seeds Fruit + Seed Bar

I mentioned in my last CLIF review that I binged on some bars at Earth Fare that I don't ordinarily see in my typical run-of-the-mill grocery stores and today's review is part of that same binge.  I don't know why CLIF doesn't include these in the normal stores with the rest of their products, but for some reason they are exclusive to the exclusive grocery stores.  I just don't get it.  Anyway, I picked up this CLIF Kit's Organic Coconut + Sesame Seeds Fruit + Seed Bar at the aforementioned Earth Fare for $1.49 and the bar is 1.7 ounces with 200 calories and a very minimal two grams of protein.  It's also gluten free, soy free, dairy free and made with a minimal eight ingredients.  Here's to hoping that it's not flavor free.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Chobani Apricot on the Bottom 2% Greek Yogurt

Perhaps I'm blind, but I've never noticed a Chobani product before that has the fruit on the bottom so blatantly advertised and heaven knows that I've reviewed a lot of them.  So, having never noticed that before (or perhaps it's new?), I picked up my first look at one of these types of products at Kroger recently on sale for $1.00.  This 5.3 ounce cup of Chobani Apricot on the Bottom 2% Greek Yogurt comes in at 140 calories and has a hearty eleven grams of protein.  It's also all natural, gluten free and kosher, if those are things that you are looking for when shopping for food products.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Klondike Rocky Road Ice Cream Bars

I haven't spent a lot of time looking at Klondike bars here on the blog because frankly, I'm not a huge ice cream bar guy.  I like them, but I devour them way too quickly (multiples at once) and as a way to try to control myself, I do my best not to keep them in my freezer.  Every now and then though, one of my local stores will offer a sale where they basically dare me to buy them and that's what Meijer did and it led me to pick up this package of six Klondike Rocky Road Ice Cream Bars for $1.99.  Each of the six bars is 2.7 ounces and checks in at 230 calories, so you can see how I'd worry about these since I'm fully capable of eating multiples of these in one sitting and that's a huge calorie intake if done.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: Stonyfield Organic Petite Creme Ooh Lala Peach Low Fat Sweet Fresh Cheese

It's kind of amusing to me that when I find a new product, I just plow through as many variations of that product as I can find in a short period.  That's definitely the case with these Stonyfield Organic Petite Creme products as I've just been making my way through each of their flavors in prior reviews.  My quest to review everything continues today as I take a look at yet another flavor of this product line with this Stonyfield Organic Petite Creme Ooh Lala Peach Low Fat Sweet Fresh Cheese that I picked up at Kroger for $1.00.  It's 5.3 ounces and has 130 calories and ten grams of protein in this single serving cup of cheese.  Yep, cheese.  I still can't get over that one.  Anyway, it's also gluten free in case you were wondering.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Ben & Jerry's Salted Caramel Core Ice Cream

After hitting Ben & Jerry's hard in the early review history of the blog, reviews have become sporadic over the last year or so as I've tried to become better about how much ice cream that I eat.  Now, I'm far from perfect, so every now and then I'll "slip" and go out and buy a container of ice cream just to fill a craving.  These so-called cravings are often prompted by sales and that's what happened in the case of today's review as Meijer was selling this pint of Ben & Jerry's Salted Caramel Core Ice Cream for $2.99.  I also had a digital coupon that knocked $1.50 off of that, so I was getting a huge deal.  Being the bargain hunter that I am, you can see how I'd manufacture a craving in  my head now, don't you?  Ben & Jerry's introduced these Core products a while ago, but since I've been controlling myself better, today's review is only my second foray into that product line.  This pint is the typical four half-cup servings and clocks in at 270 calories per serving.

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