Tags: easter

What’s Easter without a little chocolate? (Or, if you don’t celebrate Easter, what’s ANY day without a little chocolate? 😛 )

In light of the holiday, I felt this review was appropriate.  A healthier way to enjoy chocolate- why? Because there is FRUIT – FIGS – in this chocolate. But- it’s really good! I gave up chocolate for Lent (NOT doing that again. I didn’t realize how much chocolatey things I consumed on a daily basis!), so it is finally welcome back with open arms into my life. HURRAY!

Enter Figamajigs Candy Coated Dark Chocolate Covered Fig Candy. They were pretty big, probably twice the size of a normal M&M, and came in yellow and orange. They were pretty sweet, with a crunchy coating on the outside, followed by a thin layer of sweet chocolate, and then a fig “ball” on the inside. When eaten as a whole, rather than taking  a bite, I really didn’t notice the fig too much. Only when I let the candy dissolve slowly in my mouth did I detect the fig flavor, which surprisingly I thought had a slight cherry flavor to it. It could be my imagination, but I also thought the yellow colored ones were sweeter than the orange colored ones 🙂

Overall, 4  stars. Really good, and great for when a chocolate craving comes along. I liked that they had fiber and fruit in them. What I didn’t like was that there were dyes in the ingredients. I do wish that they could have used something more natural to color their product with, but, regardless, I’d eat them again.

40 grams is 150 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 26 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.

When eating colored candies, is there any color you won’t eat? Or any color that’s your favorite? When it’s fruity candies, I always eat the red ones, but when it’s chocolate candies, my favorite are the bright colored ones!

I was provided to try these candies for free.

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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