Monday, October 5, 2015
There are many things in life that are great mysteries to me. For example, it is a mystery to me how someone could possibly want to be or enjoy being a fan of the Green Bay Packers or St. Louis Cardinals. Everything about them screams evil to me. But, some people must like evil because both teams have a lot of fans. Another great mystery to me is related to this blog. In this blog's history, the most viewed post of all time is a review of a Greek yogurt product made by a Canadian company (distributed through Denver) called Liberté. I just don't get it. They aren't a major conglomerate, they aren't a big name, etc. I guess that just shows the power of getting a good link. So, looking for more good links (and more pageviews, thus more income), I figured that it would be a good idea to pick up one of Liberté's new products that popped up in my local Kroger when I was able to grab this container of Liberté Méditerranée Caramel Yogurt for $1.25. Each container is 6.0 ounces and packs in 270 calories with 8 grams of protein.
Friday, October 2, 2015
I am proud to say that I've never paid for a Van's product that I've reviewed on this blog. Wait a minute...why am I proud of that? I don't know that I should be ashamed of it, but I should be grateful that Van's has been so generous to me to keep sending me free samples to review. Granted, they are getting some benefit by putting out word of mouth for their product, but they are also giving me content and saving me a few bucks. Anyway, today's free sample is the first time I've tried one of their cereal products as I'll take a look at this ten ounce box of Van's Cocoa Sensations Gluten Free Cereals. Not sure on the exact price, but I'm guessing each box could be priced anywhere from $3.00-$5.00 depending on the store. Each of the nine servings in this box is three-quarters of a cup and comes in at 110 calories. As the name would also point out, it's also gluten free. The tagline states that this cereal is "Sweet Sensations by the Spoonful" but I think I'm going to have to be the judge of that!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In my last Hershey's pudding review, I mentioned that I found it peculiar that they were getting involved in the pudding game and taking on some of the stalwarts. Despite that individual product being tasty, I was still questioning why these were in the store. Still, I was absolutely willing to try out this four pack of Hershey's S'mores Pudding Cups that I picked up in the same shopping trip for $2.50. Each campfire treat inspired pudding cup is 3.275 ounces and packs in 110 calories of artificial flavors. JELL-O also has a S'mores flavor, so this is clearly a shot across their bow.
Monday, September 28, 2015
I already went into a long, drawn out spiel about how I loved nuts. It was a crude and ridiculous attempt at humor, so I'll spare going through that again. It was armed with that pre-existing nut love that I decided to grab a box of six of these Nature Valley Almond Crunch Roasted Nut Crunch Bars Close off the shelves of Meijer for $2.50 to add to my growing Nature Valley review collection. Each bar in the box is 1.2 ounces and has 190 calories and six grams of protein. It's also gluten free, so that should apply to our gluten sensitive readers as well. Judging by the number of people that I hear talking about how they are gluten free now, that's probably a pretty large portion of this blog's readership.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Well, this is a first. I've never had a U.K.-based company contact me with a free product offer but that happened recently and that leads me to this review. Oddly, even though this a U.S.-based blog, I get a fair amount of readers based in the U.K. Not sure why or how, but it does happen. Anyway, Bodybuilding Warehouse (maker of bodybuilding supplements) contacted me and today's review is of the Bodybuilding Warehouse Rich Chocolate Premium Protein Cookies. Since it is the U.K. and they use the metric system, I can tell you that my cookie was 75 grams. Using my wonderful Google machine, I have found out that this is 2.65 ounces in the U.S.'s antiquated, but AWESOME, standard measurement system. Within that cookie is 326 calories and a WHOPPING 37.5 grams of protein. Holy moly. I could probably get more muscular just from looking at this cookie, much less eating it. But, eating it is what I am here to do, so here we go.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I spend way too much time in the pudding section of the grocery store. I just can't get enough of the stuff. It's weird, child-like and pretty much every other adjective you can think of to describe things that are odd and wrong. Still, I own it and am not afraid to admit it. Lately, I've noticed some new products creeping in from a titan of the sweets industry and while it took me a while to take the plunge and actually buy one, I finally saw a sale and picked up a four pack of these Hershey's Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pudding Cups on sale at Kroger for $2.50. Each cup is 3.875 ounces and has 120 calories. Outside of that, I'm not sure there is anything else pertinent for me to add on these because I know they have no nutritional value. Now, I'm not sure why Hershey's would want to enter the pudding game, but I was certainly more than curious to find out if these would be any good or if it was something that they were trading on their name only and the product would actually taste awful. I guess that is what the Crazy Food Dude is here to find out!
Monday, September 21, 2015
There's several notable things about today's review. First, this is the first review of an Ehrmann product on this blog. Second, the name of this product is trying to be really cute by referring to its ability to mix ingredients together with the cute name of "Mixim." Third, I think this might be the longest product name that I've ever put in as a review. Usually, I try to shorten the product names to not include fat-free, etc., but as I was looking at the label for this, the elongated product name was integral to the name of the product in general, in my opinion. With that, I begin this review of the single serving container of Ehrmann Mixim Fat-Free Greek Yogurt with Blueberry and Chocolate Chip Cookies Bites that I picked up at Kroger for $1.29. It's 5.3 ounces and within the three compartments are 150 calories and ten grams of protein that are all made together with natural ingredients.