Friday, July 31, 2015
I hadn't realized it (probably because I hadn't thought about it), but it's been a really long time since I've reviewed an OhYeah! product. I mean, with a fun name like that and a wrapper that states "Unprecedented Taste", how could I not keep reviewing these bars? Actually, that's an easy one to answer...there weren't any other flavors available in my local stores. Kroger recently added OhYeah! products and in doing so, added a flavor that I haven't looked at before so for one whole dollar, I picked up this OhYeah! Cookie Caramel Crunch Bar. This one's gluten free and weighs in at 1.59 ounces, packing in 180 calories and fifteen grams of protein.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Recently I was contacted by someone associated with Promax protein bars asking me if I'd like to get some free samples to review for the blog. They then asked me what flavors I'd like and after looking at the archives of the blog, I realized two things. First, I haven't reviewed a Promax bar in a really long time (December 2013) and second, I haven't done many Promax reviews at all (only three). That surprised me because I thought I had done more. Anyway, I got my free samples and today's review of this Promax LS Chocolate Almond Protein Bar is the first in what will be a numerous amount of Promax reviews coming in the future as I work my way through these bars. Today's bar is 2.01 ounces and clocks in at 190 calories with eighteen grams of protein. It's lower sugar (LS) and that means that it's made with 75% less sugar than a comparable protein bar. In case you have dietary restrictions, it's also gluten free and kosher.
Monday, July 27, 2015
It's frequently hard for me to tell whether I've reviewed a product or not and instead of doing the proper thing (checking the website first), I rely on my memory to recall whether I've reviewed a product or not. As I found out recently with a bunch of CLIF bars that I bought, that memory is often faulty and I ended up buying things that I have reviewed before. Oops. I ran into that situation recently when I went in to Marsh armed with a coupon for a free cup of Yoplait yogurt. As I was perusing the yogurt case, I was unsure of what flavors I had reviewed before in my deep catalog of Yoplait reviews. Even with that uncertainty in my head, I decided to take a game and hope that I had not reviewed this Yoplait Whips! Cherry Cheesecake Yogurt before. Fortunately, I hadn't and here we are today. Anyway, I picked up this Whips! (mousse-like yogurt) for free as I mentioned and the yogurt cup itself comes in at 4.0 ounces and has 140 calories with five grams of protein.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
I went into my local Kroger and while going through the nutrition bar aisle and looking for new products, I noticed what I thought was a whole bunch of new products from CLIF so I snatched up several of them. When I got home, something about the flavor names seemed strangely familiar to me, so upon doing some research on the blog of old reviews, I was able to discern that CLIF has changed the Mojo product line to just CLIF Organic. Since I looked at a large variety of Mojo flavors already, I found that most of the bars that I bought were duplicates. Fortunately, not all was lost though and this CLIF Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bar is a flavor I hadn't previously reviewed, so here we are today. This non-duplicate set me back $1.00 (sale price) and it comes in at 1.4 ounces with 200 calories and six grams of protein.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Since I'm a celebrity now and get interviewed for other blogs, I feel I'm fully entitled to brag about the vast benefits of writing for this blog. So, let me brag for a minute about how great it is to get free sampler packs from food manufacturers. People view me as an influencer and since I'm such a great writer...actually, I'm bored with this bragging already...back to the regular format. Anyway, a representative from Steve's PaleoGoods reached out to me and about three business days later a sampler pack arrived on my doorstep. Today's review is the first out of that pack as I'm taking a look at this package of Steve's PaleoGoods Dried Strawberries. Now, this may seem like something boring to review, but I'll get to why I chose to put this on the site in a couple moments (other than to thank Steve's for the free products). So, this package is 6.0 ounces and within it are six one ounce servings and each serving is 93 calories.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
I've said it many times here, yet I'll continue to say it: I love being shocked by finding new products in the aisles at my stores. I've often see chips, popcorn, etc. that's been produce by Food Should Taste Good (hilarious AND true name, by the way), but I've never seen anything of theirs in bar form. That ended this past weekend as I was perusing my local Kroger and stumbled upon this Food Should Taste Good Macadamia Chai Real Good Bar. The bar set me back (not really) a whole $1.00 and it comes in at 1.42 ounces with 220 calories and four grams of protein. It's gluten free, non-GMO and made with Fair Trade certified cocoa if you are interested in that too. I'm not (although I should be), so to each their own.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Okay, I'm definitely not a celebrity, BUT I did get interviewed for the blog at FoodyDirect.com and the here is the interview for you to indulge in should you so choose.
As a side note, I guess I'm revealing my real name by linking this interview on the blog, but who cares because I'm a celebrity, right? Ha.