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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Slow Food For Fast Lives Moroccan Bar


I've mentioned in previous Slow Food For Fast Lives review that they were generous enough send me a sampling of all their bars and that sampling continues with today's review.  I've had some surprising successes with the bars I've already looked at, but I will fully admit that the thought of this Slow Food For Fast Lives Moroccan Bar scared me after I looked at the listing of ingredients on the wrapper.  I know those ingredients are reflecting of Moroccan culture and that's wonderful, but just the fact that they were all rolled into one package made me a bit apprehensive.  Anyway, the bar itself was 1.4 ounces with 170 calories and four grams of protein.  It's also all natural, gluten free and vegan.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: Dannon Creamery Dark Chocolate Flavor Pudding


I mentioned in a prior Dannon Creamery review that a reader left a comment on a review prior to that saying that the subject of today's review was incredible.  Me being stubborn old me, I decided that I'd rather try a different version instead of the one that was recommended to me and while it was quite good, it was not life changing or anything like that.  On a recent trip to Meijer, I decided to get over my stubbornness and actually pick up what was recommended to me and that led me to pick up this container of Dannon Creamery Dark Chocolate Flavor Pudding in a freebie promotion (lucky me!).  This 5.3 ounce container of pudding is 190 calories and since it's pudding, I don't think protein really matters does it?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt


I've lamented previously that reviewing all sorts of yogurt products bugs me because of expiration dates.  It often forces me to review things when I really don't feel like it because they product could bad.  On the other hand, sometimes expiration dates help out.  For example, I can buy a product in a binge shopping purchase and know that I have quite a while before I need to get to it.  Today's review is one of those instances.  I bought this single serving cup of Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt a few weeks ago, but because of the expiration date, I was able to hold off adding to my Yoplait review catalog until today's review (the expiration date finally caught up with me).  I picked this up for $1.00 at Kroger and based on the product's name, this 5.3 ounce cup is obviously 100 calories and within those 100 calories are twelve grams of gluten free Greek protein.  For those readers that are so included to use the Weight Watchers points system, this one also counts as two points on that scale.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review: Cascadian Farm Organic Vanilla Chip Chewy Granola Bars


I would ordinarily stay away from something like today's review because it sounds so boring.  But, as I've proven many times before, a coupon will cause me to do things I wouldn't ordinarily do and when Meijer gave me a Cascadian Farm Organic product coupon that entitled me to a $1.50 off, my interest was immediately piqued.  On a recent trip, I saw that these bars were on sale for $3.00 per box, so I knew that with my $1.50 off coupon, I'd be getting a box of these six Cascadian Farm Organic Vanilla Chip Chewy Granola Bars for a steal to add to my review collection.  Each bar in the box is 1.2 ounces and is a modest 140 organic calories with a minimal two grams of protein.

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