Tags: dessert

7 Sep 2011, Comments (2)

Irene’s Raspberry Puffs

Author: Healthnuttxo

Look at this goodie I picked up from Whole Foods! I wanted some sort of sweet treat to follow up my lunch- and this was it! I bust my booty at the gym every day, usually after breakfast, so I like to have some “reward” for my hard work as part of my post-gym session. I was hoping these would be as delicious as they looked- and the fact that they are all natural, and have “no refined sugar” as the package states, didn’t hurt either!! =)

So after the trauma Hurricane Irene has caused last week (bless any and all who faced hardships!), let’s bring some good back to the name “Irene” with these cookies. They were delicious!

The first bite I took was all of the outer part of the cookie, and none of the raspberry middle. It was thick, and very rich, and reminded me of a homemade pie crust. It had that flavor and texture that made me crave a drink of water.

The raspberry part was smooth and sweet, but not overly sweet. They had a fresh raspberry taste, and reminded me of a raspberry jelly or jam. As I stated before, these cookies were made without refined sugars, so that’s something (as a Diabetic) I especially appreciate. Sweetener is sweetener to me, but the less refined the sweetener, I notice the less of an impact on my blood sugar levels. So a less guilty sweet treat for me? Count me in!

Overall, a perfect post-lunch treat. A good sized cookie, at only 110 calories and 4 grams of sugar. They reminded me of mini raspberry pies, but with a thicker crust! I’m not really sure why they are called puffs- I was expecting an airy or “puffy” cookie, but this was actually quite dense. Oh well, still yummy! 4 stars

Question- what’s your favorite thing involving the name “Irene” ? Let’s get some positive things to bring a better light to the name Irene after the hurricane!

Little high in saturated fat, but it’s a treat! And hey, it’s made with delicious butter 😉

sorry, it appeared as if my box got a little mushed in the freezer!

Ok, I’ll admit it. Even if it’s snowing and 4 degrees outside, I’ll be up to eating frozen yogurt. The weather doesn’t phase me when we’re talking about delicious frozen treats!

So to add to my random “I think I’ll have something frozen even though it’s freezing outside” list of foods, how about the Organic Fudge Bars from Julie’s Organic Ice Cream?

I picked up this box of 4 fudge bars at the grocery store,  I believe it was Whole Foods, with a coupon Julie’s Organic Ice Cream sent me for a free product. Why did I pick fudge bars? Honestly, I don’t know. It was a spur of the moment sorta thing.

Each bar is only 100 calories, is organic, and is decently sized (59 grams). I opened up my bar and took a bite. It was soft, with a dark chocolate slightly bitter taste, was mildly sweet, and pretty good. Honestly, if you have ever had a fudge bar before, this pretty much tastes like how they all taste. No funky aftertastes, not too sweet, not too chocolatey, just a light tasting, fudge bar.

Overall, I give it 3 1/2 stars. I like that it was organic and portioned for only 100 calories. But I wasn’t thrilled with the product, and I would have actually liked it to be a bit sweeter. However, if you are a fan of fudge bars, I don’t think that this will disappoint 🙂

1 bar is 100 calories, 4.5 grams of fat (2.5 saturated), 14 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, ad 2 grams of protein.

Fan of Dark Chocolate? Then you need to check out Nibmor! They made chocolate that is all natural, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, organic, raw AND has no refined sugar! According to the website, “At NibMor we believe that the food we eat should be as simple as possible. That means using ingredients made by Mother Nature, not someone in a lab coat.”

Now that’s what I like to see- food at it’s finest. If I’m going to eat candy, I want the candy to be PURE!!

Anyway- Nibmor asked if I wanted to try their chocolates, and sent me a Dark Chocolate with Almonds and Dark Chocolate bar. I’m not much of a dark chocolate fan, but these seemed different. They were just so PURE sounding, I couldn’t resist! So, I actually was a bit excited to try these, and recruited my mom as well (the chocolate lover of the family) to give them a try.

First off, the texture is so different than any other chocolate bars I’ve tried. It’s SO soft- almost like it’s “melted”-but it’s not! Like really, I’m used to the types of chocolate where you have to break it and then hear a “snap!”, but no snap here! Just smooth, chocolatey goodness.

Original Dark Chocolate- A deep cocoa flavor, with both a slight vanilla and slight “berry” taste. Unique! But good, too! It was silky smooth, and almost “cool” tasting. It didn’t have much of a bite to it (like I said before), but was enjoyable. It’s very rich, and you don’t need more than a square for some satisfaction.

Dark Chocolate with Almonds- smells AWESOME! Again, the texture is great, smooth and silky. It had itty-bitty almond pieces scattered throughout, but other than that, didn’t provide much almond flavor. It was pretty much the same as the Original Dark Chocolate bar, but just with the almonds. However, still pretty good!

Overall, I approve! Including i’m not an avid dark chocolate fan, these were actually quite enjoyable. I like that you actually get a decent portion as well without a TON of calories or sugar. I also love that there isn’t any refined sugar, and that they are raw, vegan, gluten/dairy free, and according to the package, “As Close to Nature as it Gets!”. I’m giving these bars 4 stars– I hope one day they come out with milk chocolate or dark chocolate with peanut butter! Wouldn’t that be yummy!

Original Dark Chocolate- 31 1/2 grams is 120 calories, 7 grams of fat (4 saturated), 13 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Cacao, Raw Vanilla, Sea Salt, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier).

Dark Chocolate with Almonds- 31 grams (half of a 2.2 oz bar) is 130 calories, 8 grams of fat (3.5 saturated), 12 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Cacao, Organic Raw Almonds, Raw Vanilla, Sea Salt, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier).

Last day to enter the  YOUBAR giveaway!!

 

Set your timers, whip out the pots and pans, and let’s bake some cookies!

But wait- We’re not going to use just any old cookie mix- how about one that’s organic, gluten free, and all natural? And not filled with icky preservatives, chemicals sugar and FAT?!
These sound like my kind of cookies 😉

Doodles Cookies makes all natural, gluten free & organic cookie mixes, that according to the website, “will only set you back 90 calories and 2 grams of fat”. Why is that? Because the company made it so you can use all natural applesauce instead of butter or margarine with their mixes, and still make tasty treats, but healthier!

Well, Doodles Cookies sent me a box of their gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix to bake. I was hopefull and excited, the ones on the box looked soooo yummy, and I was totally craving chocolate chip cookies. I went for a nice run that day, and I deserved a special treat! 🙂

I whipped open the box, and the first thing I noticed was there are TONS, and I mean TONS of chocolate chips, and they were BIG, too!. Ratio of chocolate chips to cookie mix was seriously 2:1 ! If you are a fan of chocolatey chocolate chip cookies- get these! It says you can either use margarine or applesauce, so I figured I would opt for the applesauce option. I don’t think I ever baked cookies with applesauce before, yes muffins, bread, cake, etc., but not cookies!

Anyway- after adding the applesauce, vanilla and egg, I noticed it was quite hard to mix, actually. It was VERY crumbly, and I had to resort to mixing my hand and kneading the dough. Perhaps it was crumbly because I used applesauce instead of butter? Who knows. I tasted some raw dough, and it was actually quite off tasting. Not that sweet, and gritty. The chocolate chips, however, were awesome. Melty and smooth, and milk chocolately goodness 🙂

see how crumbly it was?

I got 24 cookies out of the box, and cooked them for about 15 minutes each. They were crumbly and a little hard to get off the pan (again, probably because I used applesauce instead of butter). They were sweet and really good when you bit into a chocolate chip- reminded me of a Toll House cookie! The cookie part itself was okay, but when eaten with the chocolate chips, very tasty. They got very crunchy when cooled, not as soft as usual cookie mixes.

Time to eat!

Overall, not bad, I give it 3 1/2 stars.  I bet if I used butter, they would have come out better, and had a richer taste. I’d like to try making them again with butter instead of applesauce to see if it does make a difference. I gave one to my dad, who really liked them, but he said he’s a fan of crunchy, not soft,cookies. Other than that, what a great swap for other commercialized cookie mixes, that’s not only organic, but also gluten free! Each cookie is also only about 90 calories, which is a plus, although they do have about 2 grams of saturated fat each (for 21 cookies).

4 tsp dry (makes 21 servings per box), is 90 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 14 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

Organic Chocolate Chips, Organic Whole Grain Oat Flour, Organic Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Brown Sugar, Organic Corn Starch, Organic Tapioca Starch, Baking Soda, Non-Aluminum Baking Powder, Xanthan Gum.

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.

20 Feb 2010, Comments (3)

Oikos Caramel and Chocolate Greek Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Wait a second. Did you read correctly? Caramel and Chocolate GREEK YOGURT? And ORGANIC? No way.. it can’t be possible…

It is! 😉 Oikos has now officially combined sinful & good-for-you. Their 2 new greek yogurt flavors, available in individual 4 packs, of Pure Pleasure Caramel and Chocolate are good for you, the earth, and your taste buds.

 I was super excited when I finally located these in my grocery store, and picked up both without hesistation with the coupon Stonyfield provided me (Thanks, Kristina!). I couldn’t wait to dig in once I got home, and driving home was already thinking of how to try them. The caramel flavor with slices apples? popcorn? pears? The chocolate flavor with strawberries? pretzels? crushed up Annie’s bunny grahams? (okay, I admit, there was a few drool spots on my car seat from thinking of my delectable combinations…)

The greek yogurt part wasn’t as thick as traditional greek yogurt, but was more of a mixture of plain yogurt and greek put together. I didn’t mind that, in fact, I actually preferred it. I don’t really like my greek yogurt soooo thick when I’m eating it by itself. (However, if I’m eating granola with yogurt, I do like it thick). The yogurt part by itself was actually a little sweet, and then the pure pleasure was on the bottom.

 I decided to try the caramel flavor first. It wasn’t THICK like on a caramel apple, but smooth and easy to stir with the yogurt. It had a nice sweetness to it, with a buttery, even brown-sugar taste.

Next was the chocolate. The bottom was a little bit thicker than chocolate syrup, and tasted sort of like that too. Although not as sweet as your typical chocolate syrup, it had a rich cocoa flavor, and was also smooth and delicious.

I didn’t mix mine completely, I prefer to take spoonfuls where half the spoon is yogurt, half the spoon is caramel/chocolate, and let the mixing take place in my mouth 🙂 I think you can enjoy the sweet bottom, may it be caramel, chocolate or even fruit, better. These definietely get 4 1/2 stars. They are the perfect pick me up, with the perfect sweetness, and are a good size to pair with some fruit or granola for a snack or a light breakfast.

With one of my yogurts, I actually ate the whole top first, and then left the bottom to enjoy by itself! Which is why I think it’s a good thing these come in a 4 pack variety, I KNOW if it came in the 64 oz, or the BIG containers, all of you would just go straight for the caramel-ly or chocolatey goodness at the bottom, now wouldn’t you? 😛

1 container is 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fiber,  and 10 grams of protein.

Caramel- ORGANIC NONFAT MILK, ORGANIC SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVOR, PECTIN, CARRAGEENAN.  CONTAINS FIVE LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, AND L. CASEI.

ChocolateORGANIC NONFAT MILK, ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC COCOA, PECTIN, NATURAL FLAVOR, ORGANIC CAROB BEAN GUM.  CONTAINS FIVE LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURES INCLUDING L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS, AND L. CASEI.

8 Feb 2010, Comments (2)

Simply Scrumptous Fit & Flavorful Cupcakes

Author: healthnuttxo

I have already reviewed some products by Simply Scrumptous from their Fit & Flavorful line, and I really enjoyed them. So, I was not hesistant at all to try their cupcakes, which is also part of their Fit & Flavorful Line of products.

First off-let’s start by asking when is the last time you ate a cupcake (with icing!) and didn’t feel a ton of guilt after? Hmm, was that maybe when you were in elementary school and they brought in cupcakes for one of the kids birthday? You never thought twice about the calories or the sugar in each of those sweet, delicious cupcakes.

Well- I’m here to bring back some of those good feelings! Seriously- the cupcakes that Simply Scrumptous makes  are really quite good.

It is a chocolate cupcake with a thick layer of icing on top, designed in a cute flowery arrangement.
It was kind of small, only 2.1 ounces, but I cut it in half and ate both “halves” which made it more satisfying. It was also the perfect compliment to my sandwich & apple at lunch time when my sweet tooth hit. The icing was very sweet, and had a vanilla flavor. It tasted like the frosting on Dunkin Donut’s donuts in my opinion. It was slightly hardened, like when you ice a cake and let it sit overnight without any saran wrap on it-but I enjoyed that! You could also heat it in the microwave for 10ish seconds to melt it a bit.

The cake part was very moist, with a strong cocoa flavor. It wasn’t as sweet as the icing, but still very delicious. I would eat it on it’s own. Eaten together– it was fantastic! The sweetness of the icing paired nicely with the cocoa and mellow sweetness of the cake. I have a sweet tooth, so the icing was really a nice touch for the cupcake.

I’m giving the cupcake 4 1/2 stars. low in calories, high fiber, all natural- You can buy some now! Also,  get 35% off your first order using the code HNXO!

I know what your thinking- donuts can’t be healthy. But Holey Donuts! definitely has a healthy twist on donut making. All their products are low in fat due to a special baking technique that doesn’t require deep frying the donuts. As a result, these products are lower in fat and calories as compared to Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts and Entenmann’s products. They don’t use artificial sweetners and there are no trans fats in these products. Yet they claim to taste just like the real thing- sans the artery clogging fat.

I was skeptical- usually low fat things are dry, kind of bland. But i was generously sent “cinnamon bun middles” in the mail from Holey Donuts!. These claimed to be basically the “goodness” of the cinnamon bun- the gooey, soft, chewy center. Holey Donuts! says, “We promise that these buns won’t end up adding to your buns! After all don’t we all want smaller buns anyway? Moist, delicious, hand-made and delivered frozen to store in your freezer and enjoy anytime!”

Upon opening the box, there were about 20 of these babies, all about the size of my fist, and they looked GOOD. Just like those pillsbury ones you bake in the oven and drizzle with icing. I was so excited to try one- I bite into one right away. *oops* they were frozen! Heh, silly me 😉  But anywho- I took the partially bit cinnamon bun middle and stuck it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. The result? The bun was warm, with gooey icing dripping down the sides and a sweet and cinnamony aroma filled my kitchen.My mouth was watering at this point.

I took a bite, and…

GONE are the days I thought I could never have cinnamon buns again. Holey Donuts! has a cinnamon bun fairy that has created this magical dessert for little caloric damage (only 80-100 calories EACH!). The dough was soft and chewy, covered with cinnamon and a gooey, sweet vanilla icing. It wasn’t greasy at all, and had a lighter feel to the dough. The real center or core of the cinnamon bun had tons of cinnamon, and i think i even tasted an apple piece. It was denser than the rest of the cinnamon bun, and absolutely delicious.
Seriously guys. This thing tasted SINFUL. It brought me back to my pre-health conscious days where i would engulf a Dunkin Donuts cinnamon roll (my favorite!) at 340 calories and 20 grams of fat eat. It’s nice to know i have a nice swap.
Overall, 5 stars for taste, but i’m giving it 4 stars overall. It lacks fiber and does have refined sugar and some artificial flavors, which brings it down to a 4. It’s not entirely natural, which normally i’m against, but it is SUCH a better alternative to Dunkin or Cinnabon, and it really hits the spot when you need a cinnamon bun. (Hey- have 2! It’s the holidays! 🙂  )
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1 cinnamon bun middles is 80-100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. It also contains 9 grams of sugar.

Donut Base-Enriched Flour (wheat Flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dextrose, soybean oil, salt, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda), mono and diglycerides (TBHQ,citric acid added as preservatives), sodium stearoyl lactylate (dough conditioner), vegetable color (annatto, turmeric).Yeast, purified water.
Donut Glaze: Sugar, water, corn starch, corn syrup, food starch-modified, wheat starch, agar, guar gum, potassium sorbate (as preservative), citric acid,silicon dioxide, artificial flavor, dextrose.

23 Aug 2009, Comments (5)

Barry's Bakery French Twists puff pastries

Author: healthnuttxo

Barry’s Bakery makes French Twists, which are “layers of sweet puffed pastry”. They come in a variety of flavors, ranging from Maple French Toast to Wild Raspberry. Two 13g twists is only 1 Weight Watcher Point,  and they are made without Cholesterol, Butter, Eggs, Yeast or Dairy, and of course, they are all natural (but why would i be eating or reviewing it if it WASN’T all natural 😛 )
Wild Raspberry- these were yummy. Melt in your mouth, puffy and cinnamonny. They had a slight raspberry taste, almost as if you put a smear of raspberry jam on them. THe crumbs on the bottom of the container ESPECIALLY had the raspberry flavor.

Maple French Toast– yum!! These were good.  They also were crispy and crunchy and left a slight maple syrup flavoring after each bite.

Chocolate Chip–  oohh chocolate. These were good too. More of a cinnamon flavor than chocolate, but again, had a hint of  a chocolate flavor after each bite.

(added)
Original- light, sweet and crunchy! Very slight raspberry flavor!

Overall, addictive!! They don’t have a BURSTING flavor of what’s indicated, they all taste puffy and cinnamonny, but they all have a *hint* of the labeled flavor (for example, the wild raspberry isn’t BURSTING with raspberry flavors, but has a delicate raspberry flavor and aroma).
Good thing i got the 5 oz tubs where EACH twist, which are about the size length-wize of your index finger, and width wize your index and middle finger, are only 30 calories! These would be a really good complement  to tea if you are a tea drinker. Granted, i ate a good portion of the tub of the maple french toast in a sitting (*oops!*), but hey, it only set me back about 210 calories! (Yes, that’s about 7-8 twists!)

Per serving- 2 Twists- 60 calories, 2 grams of fat, 9 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 0 grams of protein.
Yea, yea, we all wish there was some fiber. But what can you do, THIS IS A DESSERT, PEOPLE! Plus it’s low in fat and calories, so I’m still going to indulge in these, no fiber or not.

I also like how there aren’t a bajillion ingredients in these as say, an Entemann’s product would?? 🙂

Wild Raspberry-High Protein Wheat Flour, Soy Oil, Palm Oil, Beet Sugar, Cinnamon, Salt & Natural Rasperry Flavor.

Maple French Toast-High Gluten Wheat Flour, Soy Oil, Palm Oil, Beet Sugar, Cinnamon, Salt & Natural Maple Flavor.

Chocolate Chip-High Gluten Wheat Flour, Soy Oil, Palm Oil, Semi Sweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose ) Beet Sugar, Cinnamon, Salt & Natural Chocolate Flavor.

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We all know how much I love yogurt. Creamy, flavored, plain, fruit on the bottom- I just love it! I also LOVE frozen yogurt. Red Mango is a place by me that makes good frozen yogurt-but it’s kind of far away. So, i was at Whole Foods yesterday and i bought Stonyfield Farm Organic Frozen Yogurt in the Cookies ‘n Dream flavor. I figured why not?

So today, as 3 o clock rolled around and my tummy began grumbling for something, i was about to reach for my usual, some soy crisps or a flavored yogurt, but -aha!- i have my frozen yogurt i can try! So i pulled out the container and took a couple big scoops and plopped them into the bowl. It looked promising-just like ice cream. But how did it taste? I took a nibble of the cookie wafer part- delicious! It tasted just like the chocolate cookie part of an oreo-just frozen. There were a lot of cookie chunks throughout the container as well-Stonyfield doesn’t scrimp at all and that’s a good thing!  The frozen yogurt as a whole was amazing. It was creamy, melty, sweet but not overpoweringly sweet like some companies make their products. The cookie pieces were the best part. I made sure i picked a lot of those out when scooping out of the container (yes i am one of those people- like when you buy cookie dough ice cream and you make sure every spoonful you take out of the carton has some cookie dough in it-leaving little for the next person!!)It tasted sinful-but it wasn’t! It was lowfat AND had beneficial probiotics for my digestive system, along with 15% of my daily calcium needs in a 1/2 cup serving. Nice!

Stonyfield promises that their products only contain the “freshest all natural and organic ingredients. They are also produced without the use of antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones or toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. The result is a wide array of the purest, most indulgent treats you’ll find anywhere.”

I definitely felt good eating this- it was yummy AND good for me!

Each 1/2 cup serving is 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 25 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein. My only complaint was that it lacked fiber-but it is yogurt. But they could have added some inulin to the product or something, but I’ll take it as it for now 🙂

CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC NONFAT MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC CHOCOLATE COOKIES (ORGANIC WHEAT FLOUR, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, ORGANIC PALM OIL, ORGANIC BLACK COCOA, WATER, ORGANIC INVERT CANE SYRUP, BAKING SODA, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT), ORGANIC RICE SYRUP, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, ORGANIC NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, CAROB BEAN GUM, GUAR GUM. CONTAINS: S. THERMOPHILUS, L. BULGARICUS, L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS AND L. CASEI LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES.

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