Friday, August 31, 2012
Because of this blog, there are a lot of types of foods out there that I either didn't like or had never tried before that I have tried as part of my exploration into new foods and things. One of those things, for example is Greek yogurt. Another thing that I never liked before but have now made a habit of trying is seafood products. Because of this, I've done several reviews of Gorton's Grilled Fillet products and that leads me to another review of one of those products with this review of the Gorton's Grilled Fillets Lemon Pepper Fillets. I picked up this box of fillets at Meijer on sale for $3.00 and each box includes two 3.8 ounce fillets that clock in with 90 calories and sixteen grams of protein per fillet. The box does not give a good indication of what this is a fillet of, but when you look at the ingredients, you'll come to find out that this is Alaskan Pollock.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I'll level with you: I spend a ridiculous amount of time on the internet seeking out and subsequently signing up for free samples. Often, I get free samples in my mailbox that I have no memory of signing up for or no earthly idea of why I signed up for that free sample. I guess it's just the "high" of getting something for free in the mail that I'm chasing. Anyway, it's because of that search for a high that I ended up with the subject of this most recent review. I have no idea how or what I signed up for, but one day I checked my mailbox and this Garukabars Raw Honey Primal Energy Bar happened to be sitting in there. After letting it sit around for a week or two, I figured it was time for a review. I wasn't expecting much with the very basic packaging, but hey, free is free. This one comes it at a dense (at least it felt that way) 2.19 ounces with 260 calories and six grams of protein.
As a quick aside, this bar is named for one of the mountain gorillas (thus logo on the front) in the Republic of Congo and a portion of all sales goes to gorilla conservation. I guess that might explain the basic packaging...they are trying to be as minimal in design as possible so that they can donate more money to a good cause. I can definitely get on board with that.
In my many Larabar reviews, I've admittedly been tough on them on occasion. For a lot of those reviews, I just didn't understand how a product with seemingly no discernible flavor (or at least the flavor it said it was going to be) could make it to market and sell successfully. So, when I spotted a new product line of theirs with these "Uber" bars, I was a bit skeptical of them. Curiosity sometimes gets the best of me though, so I picked up this Larabar Uber Cherry Cobbler Fruit & Nut Bar on sale at Kroger for $0.99. It's 1.42 ounces and has 190 calories and four grams of protein. Also, in case you were wondering, "Uber" is referred to on the wrapper as having synonyms of "super duper, wicked awesome." Another amusing thing was that the picture of the front of the wrapper carried the tagline of "Enlarged to show ubnerness." Seriously?! For me being skeptical going into this, seeing a bar proclaim itself as that just made me want to hate this bar before I even dug in.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
After constantly looking in the store for months and never seeing it on sale, I've run into what I guess I could call a lucky streak in that Fage Greek yogurt products have been on sale quite a bit recently. That has led to some of my prior reviews and also leads to another Fage review with this review of the Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt with Cherry single serving cup. Just like the others, I picked this one up on sale at Kroger for $1.00. It comes in at 5.3 ounces and is 140 calories and twelve grams of protein.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Dubba got his review up this morning and I'm a big copycat, so here we are with another New Orleans Ice Cream Company review from the incredibly generous shipment of free ice cream they sent me. This time, it's a flavor that I have no idea what it is coming into it because it has such an odd name and a certifiably wacky container design in the New Orleans Ice Cream Company Satsuma Dreamsicle Ice Cream. What is a satsuma? Well, it's apparently the Crescent City's favorite citrus fruit. That still doesn't help, so a perusal of the old Wikipedia tells me that it's a kind of orange. Okay, that makes sense. With that, this pint contains four half-cup servings of ice cream and each serving is 150 calories, so this one is a pretty low calorie treat.
So this review officially marks another review experience with Kozy Shack's line of bread puddings with a this review of one of their new products in that line with this review of the Kozy Shack Chocolate Bread Pudding. Last time, I went in with high expectations and was met with disappointment, so I've tempered myself a little bit in hopes that maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. By the way, this comes in a four pack of 3.5 ounce cups that I picked up on sale at Meijer for $2.50. Each 3.5 ounce cup is a fairly robust 170 calories (that's what the packaging says while the website says 150; which do I trust?), so you aren't exactly eating a super healthy treat with this one. Much like the others, Kozy Shack also says that you can eat this either hot or cold, so I'll approach it by tasting it using both of those methods.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Based on the fact that the owners and founders of CLIF are continuing to release namesake bars in order to celebrate their anniversary, one might make the conclusion that there's a bit of a competition going on in the CLIF corporate offices. Amongst my countless CLIF reveiws was Gary's Panforte Bar, named for the founder, and now there's this review of the CLIF Kit's Organic Peanut Butter Fruit & Nut Bar named for one of the owners, Kit Crawford. Kit wants this product line to remind her (and us) of the simplicity of the food that she ate in her childhood, so these bars are made up of a minimal amount of ingredients and are entirely organic. Before I dive into what this consists of and the actual review of the product, let's cover the basics...I got this free from CLIF via a Facebook promotion, it's 1.76 ounces (that seems to be becoming an industry standard size in my observation) and it is 200 calories with six grams of protein.
One of the added side benefits of this blog is that I sometimes get contacted by companies and/or their public relations firms to try products. Oftentimes, these products are things I have never heard of before and that's the case with this NuGo bar. Being that I've been doing this blog for a while now, I pride myself on the fact that I have a pretty good working knowledge of most of the manufacturers of nutrition bars that are nationally distributed, but NuGo got me fooled. The reason? NuGo positions itself as an organic chocolate type bar and its products are located near the organic chocolate (think Newman's Own, etc.) in Kroger and not near the typical nutrition bar section. Thus, I was unfamiliar with them and after they sent me some coupons for free samples, I picked up this NuGo Dark Mocha Chocolate Bar at Kroger to try out. It's 1.76 ounces and comes in at 200 calories with ten grams of protein. It's "healthy" dark chocolate and is also all natural, vegan and also dairy free. Something about dairy free chocolate scares me, but I guess that's because milk chocolate has been so hammered into my head throughout my life that chocolate without dairy doesn't make a ton of sense to me.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
For someone who originally did not like the chocolate and mint combination, I've sure spent a lot of time "punishing" myself by doing reviews of bars with that flavor combination here on the blog. Next up in the punishment line is another Balance Bar review and specifically, another review of the bars that I received complimentary of Balance bar themselves. This Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch bar is part of their Gold line of bars, which if you read the packaging, you'll see that the Gold line of bars are made of "Three Indulgent Layers." As per a typical Balance Bar, this one is 1.76 ounces and has 200 calories. It also has fourteen grams of protein.
Friday, August 24, 2012
A former employer of mine was based out of Iowa and one of my former co-workers had mentioned on conference calls that her job in high school and college was working at the Blue Bunny factory because that was her hometown. So, I've known about Blue Bunny ice cream for some time, but I've avoided reviewing it for two reasons. First, it is seemingly never on sale and when it is, it is still more expensive than other ice creams (at least in my stores), so that is one reason I stayed away. Second, having visited Iowa on a trip for my previous job, I don't like supporting anything that comes out of Iowa because my experience there (and also with that former employer) was so miserable that anything related to the state makes my blood boil. In fact, it makes me so angry that I've been on record as saying I'd rather be in prison than live in Iowa. Yes, I may have anger issues from time to time.
Anyway, a recent sale on Blue Bunny got me over my anger issues and I picked up a 1.75 quart container of this Blue Bunny Chocolate Lovers Triple Chocolate Cake Ice Cream at Kroger for $3.99 and was anxious to give it a try since it is a Chef Duff Goldman product. I like Duff himself, but his Ace of Cakes show used to drive me nuts, but that's neither here nor there. Pointless rambling aside, this comes in at 190 calories per half-cup serving and as always, there's fourteen servings per container since this one is slightly larger, thus the higher cost (I learned something today!).
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I've mentioned on this blog before that I'm not the world's biggest fan of the chocolate and mint flavor combination. In fact, Mint Chip ice cream is one of my lest favorite ice creams of all time. That said, I have had some luck with chocolate and mint combinations in previous reviews. So, with my biases intact, I begrudgingly was ready to take a look at another CLIF bar review with this review of the CLIF Builder's Chocolate Mint Protein Bar. I picked this one up at Meijer with a coupon that put its price in the $2.00 range. It came in at the CLIF standard 2.4 ounces with 270 calories and since this is marketed as a protein bar, it had twenty grams of protein. It's entirely all natural, so that is nice if you are in to that type of thing. Via this blog, I've proven that I don't necessarily care what kinds of science products I put into my body, so that doesn't make a huge difference to me.
I was in The Dollar Tree recently buying my energy shots that I take on a daily basis and while standing in the checkout line, a pile of LUNA bars caught my eye. I figured that it had been a while since I had either eaten or reviewed a LUNA bar for the blog, so I went ahead and grabbed this Lemon Zest bar and now we all get the pleasure of my review! Like I said, I got this at The Dollar Tree, so it was obviously $1.00. The rest of the pertinent stats on the bar include a weight of 1.69 ounces, 180 calories and nine grams of protein. Being that LUNA is made by CLIF, this one also focuses on being primarily organic, so it's 70% organic as well.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I've done several reviews of Walden Farms fruit spreads here on the blog and since they have multiple flavors for me to try out, I'm now led to give this Walden Farms Raspberry Fruit Spread a try and convey my feelings to you. I picked this twelve ounce jar up online on Amazon.com via the VitaCost.com store for $4.49. As with all Walden Farms products, it's zero calories, zero sugar and is flavored with Splenda to replace the sugar.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I've done countless CLIF Bar reviews on this blog. Some have been good, some have been bad and others have been just bland. My perhaps foolish attempt to try as many flavors of bars as are available leads me to the CLIF Black Cherry Almond flavor variety of CLIF's standard energy bars. I picked this one up at Meijer for $1.09 and it comes in with typical CLIF measurements: 2.4 ounces, 240 calories and ten grams of protein. Being that cherry and almond are two of my more liked flavors, I was curious to give this one a shot and see how well it fared.
Every now and then, I need some energy. Actually, it's more than every now and then, it's seemingly all the time. Because of that I'm always looking for ways to give myself a pick-me-up and often times that involves caffeine products because most food products out there just have too many calories, like some other PowerBar products I've reviewed, and I don't want to add that to my daily intake. So, when I saw this PowerBar Pure & Simple Energy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bar at Meijer for $0.89 and the fact that it was only 130 calories with five grams of protein, I was intrigued. It's also 1.23 ounces, so it's about one and a half times the size of a standard Quaker Chewy bar. It's also 100% natural and is a great source of fiber, in case you were interested as well.
Monday, August 20, 2012
So I move onto another New Orleans Ice Cream Company review from the free shipment of pints that I received and that leads me to this review of the New Orleans Ice Cream Company Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream. Red Velvet Cake has seemingly become the new thing in ice cream flavors as I've seen Ben & Jerry's, Blue Bunny and I'm sure others release this flavor in the past year or so to great renown. Not sure how long New Orleans Ice Cream Company has had their Red Velvet Cake flavor out, but it seemingly fits the trend of this ice cream explosion. For nutritional purposes, this one is four half-cup servings and each serving is 250 calories.
In my previous Edy's review, I explained the difference between why these are referred to as Edy's products in some areas and Dreyer's products in other areas, so I'll just spare you the boredom on that again and get right down to the business of reviewing this product after I get through these quick product details. I picked this Edy's Slow Churned Nestle Drumstick Sundae Cone Light Ice Cream up at Kroger on sale for $2.99 for a 1.5 quart container. Each container has about twelve half-cup servings and each serving comes in at around 120 calories.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I've reviewed a lot of Zone Perfect bars from their various lines of products, but every time I go to their website, it seems like there is more stuff that I'm missing and that leads me to this first review of one of their Fruitified products with this review of the Blueberry (pretty basic) bar from that line of products. I picked this one up for free via a coupon that I got in a Facebook promo, but it weighs in at 1.76 ounces like seemingly all Zone Perfect bars do. It also has 210 calories and fourteen grams of protein.
Friday, August 17, 2012
There's just some manufacturers out there, that have an exhaustive line of products that would give me enough review content for a blog for the rest of my life, Dannon with their Light & Fit line being one of them. That said, I try to stick to flavors for reviews that are non-typical flavors that people may actually be curious about and that leads me to another flavor of Light & Fit yogurt called Raspberry Goji yogurt. Now, I'm not that dumb, so I know what raspberries are. As for goji, well, I had to look that one up because I had zero clue what goji is. For the uninformed like myself, goji is a raisin like berry, meaning that it is dried and has a sweetness to it. Armed with this information, I was ready to dive into my review. For semantics purposes, I picked up a four pack of these yogurt cups (they were mixed with a blueberry acai flavor) at Meijer on sale for $1.88. Each yogurt cup is six ounces and eighty calories with zero fat.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
As part of my renewed focus to branch out and review more bars that I have limited reviews on, I'm lead to another review of a Rickland Orchards product with this review of the Rickland Orchards Cranberry Almond Greek Yogurt Bar. This bar is another cog in the wheel of the seemingly overwhelming trend of Greek yogurt that are hitting the market and I picked it up at Meijer for $1.25. It comes in at 1.41 ounces and has 160 calories with seven grams of protein. It's all natural and high in fiber as well, so there are ample health benefits (supposedly) to consuming this bar.
With my Nostimo reviews, I've had a hit and a miss and now it's time to see if the miss was a trend or just an outlier and because of this, I'm lead to review the Blueberry flavor of Nostimo's zero fat Greek yogurt product line. As I've mentioned before, Nostimo is a product of some non-descript conglomerate that sells the products but doesn't truly market them, so I have no way to link a website back to it. That said, I can tell you the hard details of this Greek yogurt cup and those are as follows: 6.0 ounces, 140 calories and fourteen grams of protein. As with the others, I picked this up at Marsh on sale as part of the "Greek of the Week" promotion for $1.00.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Being that is a General Mills product and is trying to compete with Quaker Oats, Nature Valley has a lot of varieties of products, some of which I've already reviewed. When snack time (ha, ha) came up at work the other day, they were passing out these Nature Valley Strawberry Yogurt Granola Bars as the snack for the day, so I grabbed one for a nice little treat. I never knew that they had these yogurt bars available, but since Quaker recently introduced a version, I'm not surprised that Nature Valley has a version as well. Nature Valley's version comes in at 1.2 ounces and has 140 calories with two grams of protein.
So the Greek yogurt tour through the Voskos brand continues. I've already reviewed one of their flavors, but this next review leads me to the Voskos Wild Blueberry Greek Yogurt single serving cup. As with the last review, I picked this one up on sale (at the same time) for $1.00 at Kroger. The cup is 5.3 ounces and is 120 calories and twelve grams of protein. It's also zero fat and gluten free, so there's all sorts of health benefits with this one. Yippee!!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
In my first Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt review of their Honey flavor, I was taken aback by how strong the yogurt flavor was but also how strong the honey flavor was and when mixed together, they made an excellent treat. Because I had such a wonderful experience with my first ever try at a Fage product, I was anxious to dig into this review of the Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt with Blueberry cup. I picked this one up at the same time as the last at Kroger for $1.00 and it is 5.3 ounces with 140 calories and twelve grams of protein.
Here in 2012, Balance Bar has introduced a new product line called Nimble. It's a product angled toward women that is suppose to improve your body, skin and of course your overall health. Being that Balance sent me a box of all varieties of their bars, I'm making my way though everything, including those bars for women. I've already reviewed the Nimble Peanut Butter bar and was less than impressed, so I didn't exactly have high hopes coming into this review of the Nimble Yogurt Orange Swirl bar. This one comes in at 1.16 ounces and is 120 calories with ten grams of protein. It's sweetened with Truvia as opposed to normal sugar, so that's how they are able to cut out some of the calories that you'd ordinarily find in one of these bars.
Monday, August 13, 2012
These drinkable yogurts crack me up because they just seem like they are having an identity crisis. Am I a drink? Am I a yogurt? Am I a dessert? What am I? So instead of making a full commitment to one thing, they just decide that they want to be something to everyone like some sort of populist. Now, I've reviewed a LALA product before and I kind of liked it, so I went into this review of the LALA Pecan with Cereal Yogurt Smoothie with positive thoughts. By the way, I picked this one up at Kroger for $1.14 and it is seven ounces and 150 calories and five grams of protein.
Quaker Chewy has a million products, blah, blah, blah...okay, I've done that one before. When I first started this blog, I thought it would be easy to write these posts every time I wanted to do a review, but when you write enough of these reviews, you kind of run out of ways to tie each product to a story about your life back to the product, which is what all blog "experts" say you should do when you build a successful blog. Since I've written so many Chewy bar reviews and will continue to do so, I've run out of semi-interesting ways to relate them to my life (trust me, my life is not that interesting), so this is what you get...a half-hearted attempt to generate content. Anyway, much like my last review of the Chewy Yogurt bars, I picked a box of five of these Chewy Strawberry Yogurt Granola Bars at Meijer for $2.00. Each bar is 1.23 ounces and has 150 calories.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
So, I do a lot of bar reviews here on the blog and I do a lot of yogurt reviews here on the blog as well. Those yogurt review combine both Greek and regular yogurts, so I cover a lot of bases. That said, I'm going to try something new here on the blog next week and instead of having another Bar Week, I'm going to have a yogurt week where I review only products that involve yogurt. Those products could be regular yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt bars, Greek yogurt bars, yogurt smoothies, etc.
Basically, it's all yogurt, all the time, so check back tomorrow morning for the first review!
Basically, it's all yogurt, all the time, so check back tomorrow morning for the first review!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Well, I now have something to brag about...I'm faster than Mr. Peanut and his webmaster. I've done Planters reviews before, so when I went searching for a product information page for this new bar (check the box), I logically went to the Planters website and found absolutely nothing. I found a link to the actual mixed nut mix, but not to the bar itself. So, I guess this Planters NUT-rition Digestive Health Bar is so new that not even the Planters team can keep up. Lucky me. Anyway, I picked up a box of five of these bars on sale at Meijer for $2.50 and each bar is 1.23 ounces and 150 calories with four grams of protein. It's also high in dietary fiber, so the bar is obviously designed to help you down there, if you know what I mean.
Friday, August 10, 2012
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream (obviously I do since this is my second ice cream review today)! Well, Dubba at On Second Scoop screams for ice cream quite a bit and thanks to his generosity (and also that of New Orleans Ice Cream Company), he recommended that myself and a few other bloggers get free pints of some of the New Orleans Ice Cream Company offerings. Due to their extreme generosity, I received SEVEN pints of ice cream, so you'll be seeing review of all seven here on the blog as we go through time. First, I'll start with a pint of the New Orleans Ice Cream Company Mississippi Debris Ice Cream. One thing that I found amazing about this was that it is only 120 calories per serving for premium ice cream! That's right, I didn't stutter...ONLY 120 calories per serving (four half-cup servings in a pint). I was shell shocked by that and even though I was already eager to dive into this to give it a try, that fact itself made me ten times (give or take) more eager.
I mentioned in my last Blue Bell ice cream review that Meijer was running a killer deal on these pints of ice cream, so being the cheap person (and also ice cream freak) that I am, I knew I had to pick up a couple more pints while the awesome deal was still running and that leads me to this review of the Cookies & Cream flavor of their ice cream. Like I said previously, this pint was $1.67 and contains four servings at 180 calories per serving. So, it's not exactly healthy, but it's more healthy than a typical "premium" ice cream.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Superfoods, superfruits, Superman...oh wait...one of those doesn't belong. Anyway, perhaps I've been living in a closet my entire life, but it seems like this whole "super" explosion as it refers to foods has been a semi-recent development in food marketing that has been trending over the past few years. Blueberries, pomegranates, etc., it seems like all of them have been given new life as not only food but also as SUPERfoods and that amuses me. Anyway, it was time for me to have another superfood and another Bora Bora product as I dive into this review of the Bora Bora Wild Pomegranate Pecan Superfood bar. I picked this one up at Meijer for $0.75 and it is 1.4 ounces with 140 calories and two grams of protein.
I usually try to do a better job of spacing out my reviews of products from the same manufacturers, but since PR* Bar is so obviously a sponsor of the United States Olympic team, I had to manage to squeeze in another review during the time when the Olympics were going on so that I could get some "free" publicity or at least think of an easy way to tie-in an intro to a review. Anyway, like the last bar, I picked up this PR* Bar Apple Pie Bar at Meijer for $1.25. It comes in at 1.76 ounces and has 200 calories with fifteen grams of protein. It's also all natural and gluten free, so it keeps our Olympians healthy. Based on the taste of the last bar, I'm hoping that this one at least keeps our Olympians from going hungry because the last review I did of these was AWFUL and I wouldn't have recommended that anyone eat it.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
I think I've mentioned on this blog before (or perhaps complained) that there are seemingly countless Greek yogurt products available everywhere now. It's like it's the next big thing in the food industry and I see a new product just about every time I go into the store. It was in one of my recent visits to my local Kroger that I came across another Greek yogurt product with this Voskos Original Greek Honey Greek Yogurt single serving cup. I picked it up on sale for $1.00 and each cup comes in at 5.3 ounces and has 120 calories with fourteen grams of protein and is fat free.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
LUNA bars are part of the CLIF Bar family, so it seems only fitting that LUNA offers a wide variety of product lines since their parent business does as well. I've taken a look at several LUNA bars already, but this is my first dip into their LUNA Protein line with my review of this pretty standard flavored LUNA Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar. I picked this one up at Meijer for $1.09 and it weighs in at a semi-decent weight of 1.6 ounces and has 190 calories and twelve grams of protein, which of course is more protein than a standard LUNA bar because this is part of the Protein line. Duh!
It seems like everyone is trying to incorporate Greek yogurt into everything these days as if it's the new food fad like bacon was a couple years ago. Because of that, there's an abundance of Greek yogurt related products hitting the market and today's review is of one of those products with this review of the Rickland Orchards Apple & Honey Greek Yogurt Bar. Now I've reviewed Rickland Orchards products once before on the blog and liked it, so I went into this review with a positive attitude. I picked up this bar at Meijer on sale for $1.25 and it is 1.41 ounces with 160 calories and seven grams of protein. Hidden in small lettering underneath the flavor name of the bar is the phrase "+Honey Roasted Granola", so obviously this bar includes that as well.
Monday, August 6, 2012
I am in love with Walden Farms products and I often times find myself searching their website in admiration when I am bored. Okay, maybe that's not true but I do like a lot of their products and as you can tell by my numerous reviews, I've had a lot of them. I recently was making a Walden Farms order off of Netrition.com and saw this Italian Sun Dried Tomato Salad Dressing available and since I'd never had it, I ordered a bottle to try out for a review. As I said, I got this at Netrition.com and it was $3.79 for the twelve ounce bottle. As always, it's calorie free, sugar free, etc. like Walden Farms products tend to be.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
As I make my say through the dairy case at the various grocery stores in my area, it never ceases to amaze me how many product lines some companies have and Dannon is one of those. They have Greek yogurts, Light & Fit yogurts, regular yogurts, etc. I guess that's what happens when you are a monster-sized company like Dannon is. Anyway, this voyage through the dairy case leads me to my next review and first of the Dannon Activia Selects line of Greek yogurt with the review of this Blueberry flavor (no specifc website available). I picked this one up on sale at Marsh for $1.00 for a six ounce cup. Each single serving cup contains 190 calories, twelve grams of protein and is zero fat.
Friday, August 3, 2012
I'm a coupon clipper and not ashamed to admit it, although I'm not obsessive about it like some of those people on those shows. I try to make it a point to go through the ads in the Sunday paper each week and occasionally I might print a coupon off the internet, but other than that, I don't go too crazy about it. Anyway, it's that propensity to cut coupons that led me to this review as I saw a $1.00 off coupon in the Sunday paper for this Kemp's Low Fat Chocolate Caramel Brownie Frozen Yogurt. In addition to my trusty coupon, this was also on sale at my local Kroger, so I was able to pick it up for a fairly solid price of $2.99 for a 1.5 quart container. As with all containers this size, there's twelve half-cup servings and each serving in this container consists of 130 calories of low fat frozen yogurt.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
As if you couldn't tell by the absurd amount of reviews here, I really like the endless variations of Chewy bar products produced by Quaker. As long as they keep putting out good ones, I'll keep trying them. I've already done a couple of Dipps reviews, but now I'm not to another review of this Dipps Cookies & Cream granola bar. I picked up a box of six of these at Meijer on sale for $2.00. Each bar comes in at 1.09 ounces and is 140 calories.
This is an emotional review for me. A while back, I went on a major Larabar expedition and bought several of their flavors, all of which you've seen reviewed on this blog. So my quest leads me to the final bar of that purchasing splurge, the Larabar Apple Pie Food Bar flavored fruit and nut food bar. I picked this one up at Meijer for $1.09 and it is the standard Larabar size of 1.6 ounces. In that 1.6 ounces, it packs 190 calories and minimal four grams of protein. So, as I wipe the tears off my keyboard, let's get started with this emotional review to see if Larabar was able to replicate what some may consider the preeminent American classic food. It's also dairy free, soy free, gluten free, vegan and kosher, in case you are into that kind of mumbo jumbo.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
As you can imagine by the extreme number of bar reviews that I've completed on this blog, I sometimes get tired of eating and reviewing those various bars. So, when I'm meandering through the store and see something different like a yogurt smoothie or beverage related product, I get sort of curious and/or excited and that leads me to my first Frusion review with this review of the Frusion Wild Berry Blend Smoothie. I picked up this seven ounce smoothie at Marsh for $1.00 and it is 180 calories and five grams of protein. On the packaging it states it's made with real fruit, creamy low-fat yogurt and is 4% fruit juice. Hmm...