Friday, December 19, 2014
It's been quite a while since I looked at a Good Greens product (over two years), but I had noticed recently that my local Marsh Supermarket had started carrying their bars. I hadn't made any purchases because I thought I had tried all the flavors, but upon further review recently, I noticed that there were a couple that I hadn't tested out yet and that leads to today's review of this Good Greens Apple Crumb Soy Greek Yogurt Bar. I was able to grab this one for $2.49 and it comes in at 1.76 ounces with 190 calories and ten grams of protein. It's also dubbed as a "Wellness Bar" on the wrapper and I think that's a first for me. As always with these Good Greens bars, it's powered by their Z52 Superfood Powder and I'll spare telling the long story of that that is again. You can check out the website or my prior reviews if interested. Anyway, the bar is also all natural, gluten free and vegan, so that's fun (or healthy) I suppose.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I've reviewed plenty of Yoplait yogurts on this blog in the past, but I've never really touched on their original yogurt products that come in the odd and somewhat cylindrical shaped containers for some reason. Maybe I considered them too pedestrian, too cheap, too boring or some sort of combination of all of those, but I always stayed away. With today's review, I'm finally crossing the threshold of that and I picked up a container of this Yoplait Light Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Yogurt on sale at my local Marsh for a measly $0.20. Each container is 6.0 ounces and has 90 calories and five grams of protein. It's worth two points on the Weight Watchers PointsPlus scale if you are in to watching (get it?) that kind of thing as well.
Monday, December 15, 2014
I was strolling through Marsh recently and made my usual trip through the nutrition bar aisle looking for new products to review. As I was perusing what was on the shelf, I happened upon a bar that I thought I had to have reviewed before, but after looking at the CLIF review archives, I found that I hadn't yet reviewed this CLIF Mojo Sweet and Salty Honey Roasted Peanut Trail Mix Bar for some reason. I'm not quite sure why either as I'm guessing it's not a new product, although the lack of presence on the CLIF website could leave me to believe otherwise. I honestly don't know if it's new, a boring recipe or just something that I had blatantly missed, but after ascertaining that it was a "new" review subject for me, I quickly grabbed this bar up for $1.25. The bar itself is 1.6 ounces, 200 calories and has nine grams of protein.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Today is not the first time that I've looked at a Siggi's yogurt products, so I'll spare the back story about why it's Icelandic, etc. It is fairly interesting to learn though if you want to learn about a different method of making yogurt. Anyway, I was wandering through my local Meijer recently and I noticed that they added a new Siggi's flavor to the dairy case at the store and that led me to pick up this single serving cup of Siggi's Skyr Coconut Icelandic-Style Yogurt for $1.50. Each cup is 5.3 ounces and has 170 calories and thirteen grams of protein. In my prior reviews, I've found Siggi's yogurt to be extremely creamy, but essentially flavorless. I'm hoping that's not the case again today.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Food manufacturing is like one big game of follow the leader. Everyone copies everyone's ideas and it's just a vicious circle. You make a non-coated bar, I make a non-coated bar. You make a Greek yogurt bar, I make a Greek yogurt bar. You make a savory bar, I make a savory bar. Anyway, you get the picture. That's why it should come as no surprise that today's review subject is another bar in the line of another one of those trends...non-coated savory bars. I've looked at varieties from other manufacturers previously, but today adds to the Balance Bar review catalog as I take a look at their version with this review of the Balance Bar Bare Sweet & Spicy Nut Bar that I was able to pick up at Meijer for $1.00. Each bar is 1.19 ounces and has 160 calories and four grams of protein. It's also gluten, soy and dairy free.
Monday, December 8, 2014
I typically try to stay away from "portable" snacks because I have a really bad habit of devouring them at record paces. That means that I TRY to stay away from Chex Mix, Doritos and also Green Giant snack products. As this blog has shown in prior reviews though, I still end up buying these Green Giant products from time-to-time, despite my best intentions. It's a failure of those efforts that lead me to pick up a bag of these Green Giant Original Baked Sweet Potato Fries on sale at Kroger for $0.99 and each bag is 4.6 ounces Each serving in the bag is roughly one ounce, which basically equates to 28 fries, and carries 130 calories. Basically, they aren't totally unhealthy, but eating a lot of them is probably not going to do you (or I) any favors.
Friday, December 5, 2014
My mother tells me that I'm supposed to have some wholesomeness and goodness in my life. If that's true, what better way to get that in my life (and my belly) is there than to eat a bar with both of those things in the name? I really can't see a better way, can you? Yes, that is a really horrible introduction, but hey, sometimes it's tough to write something witty (or even remotely passable) every single time. Anyway, this isn't the first time I've tried to get both of those things in me since I've reviewed Wholesome Goodness previously, but today's review is another variety out of their product offering with this look at the Wholesome Goodness Apple Cinnamon Omega Granola Bar that I was able to pick up for $1.49 at my local Marsh. Each bar is 1.4 ounces and has 160 calories and three grams of protein.