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23 Jun 2010, Comments (0)

Chews 4 Health chewable dietary supplement

Author: Healthnuttxo

Ever have those chewable vitamins when you were little? I remember having them- they were square, and they came in flavors like grape, orange, cherry, etc., and they were a “sweeter” way of getting some vitamins in.  Well that’s what I was reminded of when Chews 4 Health sent me a pack of their 1 week supply of Chews 4 Health. But what exactly are they? According to the website, “Chews-4-Health is a delicious tasting, doctor formulated, natural chewable dietary supplement derived from the most nutrient-rich sources from around the world. It combines current nutritional science with nature’s finest. Chews-4-Health contains 16 ingredients from land and sea, uniting the antioxidant powers of exotic, life-enhancing super fruits with mineral-rich sea vegetables, along with a powerful antioxidant/vitamin blend combined with healthy select fruit concentrates. Compared to many pills and liquids on the market, Chews-4-Health is more convenient, affordable and more quickly absorbed.”

Sounds pretty good to me ! 🙂

What I like about these, is that they are gluten free, all natural, dairy free, and don’t have any artificial colors or flavors. Each tablet is actually quite big, about the size of a nickel, but about 4 nickels in height. They smell very fruity, and are a pinkish-purple in color. They taste, well, delicious! They are actually quite tart, but also sweet! I tasted grape, pomegranate, blueberry and cherry flavors. They sort of remind me of those candies, SweetTarts, for flavor! 4 1/2 stars

2 chew tabs is 10 calories, 2 grams of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of sugar.

For information about the ingredients, you can click here.

17 Apr 2010, Comments (0)

Chobani Champions

Author: Healthnuttxo

Chobani Champions are a new product from Chobani. They are still yummy greek yogurt, but in a smaller size ( 4 oz compared to the original 6 oz) and are geared towards kids (but of course, you and me can totally still eat them too! 😉 )

They come in 4 flavors, Verryberry, Strawnana, Honeynana, and Chocolate. I was lucky enough to be sent all 4 flavors, courtesy of Chobani, and couldn’t have been more excited. I LOVE greek yogurt! I was especially excited to try the Chocolate- who doesn’t love chocolate?

Verryberry- ooh, this one is tasty. You can definetely taste the cream they added, which makes the flavors much more rich and delicious. It has a predominant blueberry and strawberry flavor, with a hint of raspberry as well. It was sweet, but not too sweet, and tasted real. One of the reasons I love Chobani is because they use REAL fruit in their yogurts- no “flavors”. I can definetely taste the actual fruit- very yummy! 4 stars

Strawnana- this one literally is the smaller version of the Strawberry-Banana Chobani (which I reviewed HERE). Perfect blend of strawberry and banana flavors, and you can actually see little strawberry seeds dispersed throughout. This one reminds me of a home-made smoothie. Delicious. 4 1/2 stars

Chocolate- definietly more of a cocoa flavor than chocolate, but still enjoyable. It was also slightly bitter, giving more of a dark chocolate taste than milk chocolate. It was also sweet, but not hershey’s chocolate syrup sweet. It sort of reminded me of hot cocoa- but cold. It was REALLY good frozen (with bananas and dark chocolate almond granola!!), and reminded me of the chocolate frozen yogurt I usually get at my local frozen yogurt place (Red Mango, anyone??). This one the liquid also separated a little bit, but instead of stirring it in (DON’T pour it out!! you lose valuable nutrients!!), I just drank it up 🙂 It was actually quite yummy! 4 1/2 stars

Honeynana- FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! A REAL tasting banana yogurt!! No icky laffy-taffy banana flavor, or fake aspartame/sucralose banana flavor (thank you, DIET yogurts). This one was my favorite, for sure! A light honey flavor and just a hint of vanilla flavor complimented the banana very well. It was the perfect sweetness, and reminded me of a banana smoothie. 5 stars

Overall, these get 4 1/2 stars. They are all rich, creamy and refreshing. These yogurts (unlike a lot of other yogurts geared towards kids) don’t have artificial colors or flavors, and aren’t packed with refined sugars or High Fructose Corn Syrup (ew!!). I’m actually sort of upset they are in the 4 oz. size- I wish they were bigger, they are so delicious! I tried having the verryberry flavor with my cereal and fruit for breakfast, and it wasn’t enough to cover and coat all my delicious goodies that a normal Chobani can. However, I think these are perfect for a snack when you need more sustenance than a regular yogurt can provide, but don’t need ALL the protein of a full size greek (full sized greek yogurts can go up to 18 grams! wow!)

(don’t forget to enter my NATURE’S PATH giveaway– it ends MONDAY!!)

1 yogurt is 110-120 calories, 2 grams of fat, 14-17 carbohydrates, less than one gram of fiber, and 9 grams of protein.

Verryberry- cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, cream, evaporated cane juice, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, natural flavor, locust bean gum, pectin, fruit and vegetable juice (for color).

Strawnana- cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, cream, evaporated cane juice, strawberries, bananas, natural flavors, locust bean gum, pectin, fruit and vegetable juice (for color).

Chocolate- cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, cream, evaporated cane juice, nonfat milk, cocoa,  pectin,  natural flavor, locust bean gum, vanilla extract.

Honeynana- cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, cream, evaporated cane juice,  bananas, natural flavor, locust bean gum, pectin, turmeric (for color), clover honey.

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