Archives: July 2012

Presenting…. (da da da DAAAA!) One of the BEST things I have ever purchased. So good I ate the whole bag in 2 days (dangit!!!)

I found these browsing the grocery store in the natural foods section. They were on there own little showcase and had 3 or 4 flavors to pick from. There was only one of the Ooo La La Original flavors left, and it sounded the tastiest to me, so I picked this one up.

Opening up the bag, there weren’t a lot of nuts, but a good amount. Pecans, walnuts and almonds, all dusted and covered with what looked like a graham cracker type of outside.  The taste? AMAZING! The walnuts and pecans had a soft crunch to them, and the outside was sweet but not too sweet, and definitely had a buttery taste. It reminded me of peanut brittle, because of the sweet and buttery taste, and then the nut flavor to accompany. The almonds were much crunchier and not as heavily coated as the walnuts and pecans, but delicious none the less.

Did I mention they’re delicious? Because I ate the WHOLE BAG in 2 days. Oh well. I need the calories to fuel my hard workouts, and at least there are plenty of healthy fats in nuts 😉 (butter…not so much but moderation is key, peeps!)

OVERALL, 4.5 stars. A tad high in sugar, and lower in protein than just a handful of good ol’ nuts would be, but overall a yummy snack. WILL buy again!

16 Jul 2012, Comments (2)

PB Crave Cookie Nookie Peanut Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo

Peanut Butter….one of the greatest and tastiest foods in my opinion. The best kinds to me are the kinds that can be eaten straight from the jar with only a spoon needed. And while I love my good ol’ fashioned salt + peanuts type of peanut butter, flavored peanut butter is freaking AWESOME as well.

SO, naturally, I was excited to try this peanut butter, by PB Crave called “Cookie Nookie”. It stated on the front of the jar that it was “peanut butter with wild honey, chocolate chips, [and] cookie dough flavor”.

Can we say… drool worthy? Oh my goodness that sounds so good? Where is my spoon????

So I stirred this baby up, and put a spoon in. The flavor…?

It was alright. Not to say it wasn’t tasty, but I definitely was a bit let down.  It had a very different peanut taste than what I am used to, a very harsh and just a strong peanut flavor. It had a salty aftertaste as well, which I wasn’t crazy about either. There were tons of mini chocolate chips, but the flavor of them was mild, and seemed to dissipate as I stirred up the peanut butter (which was inevitable, since there was mild oil separation so I had to stir it).

There definitely was a sweet and salty thing going on, and I could see why it was called “cookie nookie”, as there was somewhat of a chocolate chip cookie flavor. It was a smooth peanut butter, and the ingredients were pretty good (“peanuts, sugar, pal oil, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, whole milk, natural flavor, salt, maltodextrin, soy lecithin, honey, vanilla”)

Overall, good, but not amazing. I liked it, but not enough to demolish a jar in a week as I am so notorious for doing =D   3 stars

3 Jul 2012, Comments (2)

PowerBar Fudge Brownie Protein Plus Bites

Author: Healthnuttxo

It’s a known fact that I love carbs. However, I’ve been upping my protein take as of lately, and on the lookout for yummy protein-filled finds.

Browsing the grocery store the other day, I found these little gems- PowerBar Fudge Brownie Protein Plus Bites. The whole bag I would consider the equivalent of a typical protein bar- 20 grams of protein and 300 calories for all 8 bites/balls. I almost didn’t buy it for one reason, the 25 grams of sugar per bag. However, I figured I could let it slide as I mostly buy/eat low sugar items and I would save these for a post-workout treat.

Each bite is in the shape of a small ball, with a crumb-like consistency covering the ball. The bites are dense and chewy, and really quite good. They are sweet and have a chocolate flavor, and the crumbs add a little bit of extra flavor. I can definitely taste the “protein” in it, as in it had a slight chocolate protein powder taste, but not too overwhelming.

I actually really enjoyed these! I think even if I don’t eat all of them in one sitting, I could pop one or two bites in my mouth after a workout before my drive home from the gym, and then eat a full meal once I arrive home. In fact, on the back of the bag it states “ever taken a few bites of a protein bar, and stowed the rest in your gym bag for later?” (SO ACCURATE for me! I usually eat bars in pieces =] )

I also like the fact that on the back of the bag it states that it is made with “TriSource” protein, which has a “sustained” “digestion rate” , which I definitely like!

Overall, I like these! I obviously wish they weren’t as high in sugar as they are, but I think they are a good post-workout protein-filled treat and quite delicious. Overall, 4 stars.

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