Friday, August 29, 2014
Ahhh, Dannon...you sneaky French guys. You've managed to sneak a new product line into my stores that I just noticed recently as I was aimlessly wandering by the dairy case in my local Meijer and saw another Dannon product review subject sitting right above the Greek yogurts. Immediately intrigued, I grabbed up a couple of these new products from the Creamery line for $1.50 and my first review leads me to this container of Dannon Creamery Caramel Cheesecake Dairy Dessert. The container itself is 5.3 ounces, which puts it right at the same size as the Greek yogurts that it was sitting next to. Despite the fact that it doesn't have yogurt in the name, my super sleuthing skills (okay, I just read the container) caused me to find out that the "cheesecake" in this actually a formulation of Greek yogurt. Interesting. Anyway, the whole container is 230 calories and since it's protein-packed Greek yogurt, I suppose I should point out that it has nine grams of protein, which is semi-respectable.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
So, I like candy bars, I like pies and I like ice cream. When I see something that combines all of those, it would seem like it would be the best of both worlds and something that I would absolutely pick up, right? Well, on the other hand, I don't like my waist line expanding and as I mentioned in my last Ben & Jerry's review, I've been trying to stay away from their products recently in order to maintain a semi-healthy diet. But, as I also mentioned in that review, every now and then I just can't resist when I see a sale combined with a coupon and that's what Kroger did to me and that led me to pick up this pint of limited batch Ben & Jerry's Candy Bar Pie Ice Cream on sale for $3.99 (plus a $1.00 off coupon). This pint is the standard four half-cup servings and comes in a decidedly unhealthy 300 calories per serving.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
So, Noosa is three-for-three in positive product reviews here on the blog. I'm not a brain surgeon, nor a rocket scientist, but even I know that a 100% success rate is pretty good. With that success and sense of delighted anticipation, I was anxious to dive into the other container of yoghurt that picked up on sale for $2.00 at Kroger as I take a look at this 8.0 ounce container of Noosa Aussie-style Tart Cherry Yoghurt. Each container is 280 calories and has fourteen grams of protein.
Monday, August 25, 2014
I recently took a look at my first Siggi's product and while I appreciated the intent of the product, I wasn't overly impressed with how it turned out. With that less than stellar introduction to the blog, the only thing that hurried me into doing another review was that this 5.3 ounce container of Siggi's Skyr Blueberry Icelandic-Style Yogurt that I purchased for $1.50 at Meijer had an expiration date on it and I didn't want to be wasteful and watch this product go bad. Anyway, just like the last one, this single serving cup packed 110 calories and fourteen grams of protein into its Iceland-style yogurt cup.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Regular readers of the blog may have noticed that I'm not posting as frequently anymore. This is due to the fact that my real life has led me to take another job and I haven't had as much time to dedicate to the blog and have even had thoughts about walking away entirely. But, those thoughts have not come to fruition because of a few reasons. First, I kind of like the income that I derive from the blog and I'd probably miss that nice little "bonus" that I get each month. Second, I sometimes get contacted by readers that have nothing but the nicest things to say (Hi Tracey P.!) and I always appreciate that and those kind words keep me chugging along. Third, I also sometimes receive offers of new (and free!) products to try out and as a guy that loves free stuff, as I've mentioned countless times before, I love getting those opportunities. It's one of those opportunities that leads me to the source of today's review as I take a look at this Slow Food For Fast Lives Indian Bar. This bar is 1.4 ounces, has 180 calories, five grams of protein and is also, all natural, gluten free and vegan.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I've been trying to stay away from Ben & Jerry's for the most part in the recent months as I've been trying to do a better job of controlling my ice cream binges. I've mostly been doing a fairly solid job, but every now and then one of my local stores will have a sale AND throw a coupon into their iPhone app that is pretty much just begging me to pick up a Ben & Jerry's product for another review and that's what happened with the source of today's review as I was able to pick up this pint of Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core Ice Cream on sale for $3.00 (plus a $1.00 off coupon) at Meijer. Each pint contains the typical four half-cup servings and each serving is a decidedly unhealthy 300 calories. This is the first time I've looked at one of these Core products that are predicated on shooting an injection of a particular ingredient (fudge in this case) right down the middle of the pint in order to make this seem like it is two different ice creams. Interesting idea, but interesting ideas don't always make good products.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I've been hitting some product manufacturers that I haven't reviewed in a long, long time recently as I've FINALLY been finding new product offerings in my local stores. One of those manufacturers is PowerBar, which I haven't reviewed in close to two years. Of course, new products AND a Free Friday Download from Kroger will get me to review pretty much anything so that leads me to this review of the PowerBar Performance Energy Berry Yogurt Wafer Bar. Since this is an energy bar, it's intent is for you to eat before or during your workout so that you can get the necessary boost of energy to push you along. It's also 1.41 ounces and has 170 calories and a minimal two grams of protein.