Categories: Vitalicious

12 Mar 2011, Comments (2)

Vitalicious BlueBran VitaTop

Author: Healthnuttxo

I got some free stuff from Vitalicious a little while ago, and since I couldn’t possibly eat them all, I froze them. One of the flavors I froze and then did a quick heat-up in the microwave was the BlueBran flavor. When I opened it up, I thought it resembled the Cran Bran flavor I had tried (and loved!) in the past, except with blueberries.

The stats were impressive. 1 BlueBran VitaTop was 100 calories, with 5 grams of fiber and only 9 grams of sugar. I took a bite, and thought it was pretty good. It was mildly sweet,  with a pretty good amount of blueberries embedded in the VitaTop. It was chewy, a bit “grainy”,  and had a whole wheat flavor. Also, it was kind of like the Cran Bran flavor, but with blueberries, just as I had suspected.

Overall, 3 1/2 stars. I can picture this to be quite tasty with a Blueberry Chobani Yogurt, or even a glass of milk. Mmm!

1 VitaTop is 100 calories, 1 gram of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.

Have you ever had a Vita Top? What’s your favorite flavor?

28 Nov 2010, Comments (4)

Vitalicious Raisin Bran VitaTop

Author: Healthnuttxo

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Who likes muffins? Or rather, who likes the tops of muffins (aka the best part in my opinion!)

Well, today’s review is the Raisin Bran VitaTop from Vitalicious. I  happen to like a few of the Vitalicious products that I already reviewed, including one of my favorites the Cran Bran VitaTop. What’s also cool about these VitaTops? They are a good source of fiber, and are only 100 calories!

So I opened up my Raisin Bran VitaTop( which was in the freezer and then I defrosted it) and looked at it. It seemed as if there weren’t a lot of raisins, maybe about 5 or 6, and it had a brown color and a somewhat bumpy texture. I took a bite and was surprised in 2 ways.

1- The first bite of my VitaTop was dry. I don’t know if it was because it was in the freezer, and maybe just that part of the muffin lost some moisture, but it was dryyyyy.

2- There were actually more raisins then I thought, scattered throughout the VitaTop and not just on top, and they were actually quite good, and quite sweet.

So, I gave it a few more bites. Not as dry as the first bite, so perhaps just that part of the VitaTop was dry, and the rest wasn’t as much. It sort of had the same flavor as the Cran Bran VitaTop, which was a toasted flavor and a bumpy texture. The raisins added a nice touch with some sweetness, and overall the VitaTop was kind of chewy.

Overall, 3 1/2 stars. Not my favorite VitaTop, but still pretty good. I love that it has 5 grams of fiber and 100 calories as well!

1 VitaTop is 100 calories, 1 gram of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.

What’s Your Favorite Flavor/Variety of Muffins? Please leave me a comment below! : )

*I was sent this vita top to try for free from Vitalicious*

Vitalicious generously sent me a sampler pack of some of their products, including the Banana Nut and CranBran Vitatops. I was excited for these- especially the Banana Nut flavor- I’m a big fan of banana bread, and at only 100 calories per VitaTop? I’m in!! 🙂

Banana Nut VitaTop- wow! It was much thicker than I had expected, with a good amount of walnut/walnut pieces on top! It tastes similar to banana bread, but not as sweet as I usually have. The walnuts added a nice touch, and a little crunch which was nice. This one was actually quite tasty, and I liked how it was low in sugar and fat. I do wish it was a little bit sweeter, and it was a little bit dry, but I’m giving it 4 stars. I think next time I try it I might spread some peanut butter on it! 🙂

CranBran VitaTop- yum yum yum yum! This one is sooo good. I loved the little bits of cranberries on top, that were tangy but still sweet. This VitaTop was a bit more chewy and “grainy” in texture, but very good. I spread a little bit of butter on this one and toasted it, and was perfect. Delicious, filling and the perfect amount of sweetness. 5 stars 😀

Overall, these are awesome! I definetely reccomend trying the CranBran VitaTop, as I really enjoyed that one. I like how these are a good size for only 100 calories, and provide some filling fiber ! I can see myself buying these in the future 🙂

* Have you ever tried Vitalicious VitaTops? If you want, please tell me your favorite flavor/way to enjoy the VitaTop in the comment box!* 🙂

For information about ingredients & nutritional information, you can visit the website here

4 Apr 2010, Comments (3)

Vitalicious 100 Calorie Muffin Tops

Author: Healthnuttxo


Vitalicious- I’m sure you guys heard of this company. Promoting healthy, delicious, and filling muffins, brownies, muffin tops and even cake, these desserts/snacks are also all natural, and perfect to be reviewed on an all natural site like mine 🙂

The generous folks at Vitalicious (thanks, Frank!) sent me a HUGE sampler pack of vitatops, so I figured I would break it up in a few posts rather than all at once.

These muffin tops are all natural, have 5-6 grams of fiber, are fortified with vitamins & minerals, made with whole wheat flour, and have very little fat. The Vitatop, according to the website, is a ” “one-hand” satisfying snack food with the portability of an energy or granola bar, is easy to eat anywhere, anytime”. They also come in a bunch of varieties, satisfying almost everyones palate.

SINCE EASTER is tomorow,(where are you Peter Cottontail??) today, we are covering the chocolate varieties of VitaTops 🙂

The Chocolate Varities of the VitaTops come in Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip, Deep Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Banana Fudge, Triple Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Dream, Dark Chocolate Pomegranate, and Sugar Free Velvety Chocolate.

I was sent a variety of flavors to try,  including the Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip, Deep Chocolate, and Triple Chocolate Chunk (sooooo. EXCITED.) Let’s dig in!

Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip- yummmm. When does peanut butter and chocolate let me down? There are decent sized peanut butter chips on top of a chocolatey, cake like muffin top. The chocolate muffin part had a nice chocolate flavor, not too sweet, and was just a tad bit dry. However, nothing a glass of milk couldn’t solve 🙂 . My only complaint was that my muffin top only had 3 peanut butter chips on top. I want more peanut butter !!

Deep Chocolate- This one was more moist than the fudgy peanut chip, and had a better chocolate flavor. I liked the chocolate chips on top the best, especially after heated in the microwave. This one was sweeter, and didn’t need anything else to make it satisfying

Triple Chocolate Chunk- yum! Think of the Deep Chocolate flavor- but better! A generous sprinkling of milk, white and dark chocolate chips on top of the chocolate muffin. My favorite was the white chocolate chip, sweet and savory. This was my favorite of the 3, and the sweetest.

Overall, I  give these 4 stars. They were a bit dry, and had more of a cake consistency than a crumbly home-made muffin. I found that microwaving them for a few seconds gave them a more decadent consistency. However, they kicked  my hunger cravings to the curb, with a small price to pay of only 100 calories. They are also pretty big, at 2 oz each, and about the size of a CD. Plus, the added benefit of no artificial ingredients or sweeteners, 5-6 grams of fiber and added nutrients/minerals. My favorite way to eat them was smeared with a bunch of peanut butter (AMAZING WITH PEANUT BUTTER!).

So, maybe Peter Rabbit should bring you THESE chocolatey treats on Easter instead of the usual chocolate candies? 🙂

Here’s the ingredients for the Deep Chocolate flavor. For the others, along with nutritional information,  visit the site.

Water, whole wheat flour, organic sugar, egg whites, chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin added as an emulsifier and vanilla), cocoa (processed with alkali), soy fiber, erythritol, inulin, dried honey, wheat gluten, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, potassium bicarbonate),fruitrim (grapejuice, brown rice syrup), tricalcium phosphate, natural flavor, sea salt, xanthan gum, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, folic acid, iron, biotin, zinc.

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