Tags: milk chocolate

Browsing Whole Foods the other day (you might think I live in a grocery store the amount of times I go food shopping…) I knew I wanted some chocolate.  No, no, not wanted….needed some. I tried to look for a bar of milk or white chocolate on sale (sorry Dark chocolate- my heart goes to milk or white!) and then I spotted this cute bar – Moo Chocolate Milk Chocolate with Graham Cracker. The kid in me couldn’t pass up on the cute cow on the front, and well, I do love the combination of milk chocolate and graham crackers!! So, regardless of the price ( I think it was 3 dollars) I picked up a bar.

The bar itself isn’t as long as other bars of chocolate are,  and was shorter than the size of my hand. I saw that the ingredients were natural, even made with organic chocolate as it stated on the wrapper, and it had 2 servings  a bar. So perhaps a bit more expensive than other bars I might have chosen, where I could have 3 servings for 2 dollars. But that’s not a big deal, it’s only a buck, and I’d rather have organic whenever possible.

Anyway, here’s how the bar looked. I was a bit disappointed- where’s the graham cracker!?!?

Yea, I could certainly see the graham cracker.

But it looked as if there was hardly any in there at all. It looked more like crumbs of graham crackers were scattered throughout rather than a nice chunk as the picture depicted on the cover.

Whatever, I thought. Let me just taste it.

Upon the first bite I thought, wow this is SWEET! I love sweets and sugary treats (I have a love hate relationship with chocolate frosting 😉 ) but I feel chocolate is different. I feel like it has to be sweet, but also rich. This chocolate was a very prominent tasting milk chocolate, with a vanilla flavor, and a good deal of sweetness. It was smooth in consistency (minus the graham cracker parts). The flavor reminded me of those store-bought chocolate bunnies I usually get on Easter. Really kind of sweet, but still pretty good.

The graham cracker aspect, however, was disappointing. If I hadn’t known it was graham cracker, I wouldn’t have been able to tell. It added just the slightest crunch, but hardly any flavor. And like I said before, it was sporadically scattered throughout the bar.

Overall, this chocolate was ok. It wasn’t amazing, and was a bit too sweet for my preferences, but hey, that didn’t stop me from eating the whole bar =)  The flavor and consistency reminded me of those Crunch bars. It was pretty good, but I don’t know if I would buy it again. 3 1/2 stars

IF you could mix ANYTHING in your chocolate bar, what would you pick? I would do tons and tons of peanut butter chips with dried banana chips as well. Mmm 🙂

What’s a Golden Smacker?

Well, to be honest, I wasn’t really sure. Sure it looked tasty- anything involving milk chocolate has to be good to me! But, according to the website, “This smacker is covered in a creamy milk chocolate and is the perfect all-natural treat for those who love the combination of honey, peanut butter, oats, and milk chocolate!”

Well, I’m pretty sure I’m going to like it. I DO like “honey, peanut butter, oats, and milk chocolate!”

So, I opened up the package and was quite impressed- it was actually pretty big, and it reminded me of an oversized peanut butter patty. I took a bite and found that it was sweet, but not sugary sweet. It had more of a mild honey flavor. The milk chocolate on the outside was smooth, with peanut butter on the inside. There was also I believe crisp rice on the inside of the patty, which kind of took away from the peanut butter flavor. I sort of wish the crisp rice wasn’t there, and it was just milk chocolate and peanut butter.

Otherwise, a nice treat. It is a tad high in fat, 10 grams per Golden Smacker, but it does have 6 grams of protein! If I’m going to eat a treat, there might as well be some protein in it to help keep me full! I give it 3 1/2 stars overall.

1 Original Milk Chocolate Golden Smacker is 190 calories, 10 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.

*Question* What’s your favorite chocolate and peanut butter combination? I like to have peanut butter on chocolate muffins 🙂


*I was provided this product from Betty Lou’s Inc. to try for free*

HappyBaby/YoBaby giveaway ends Friday!**

Bananas, and chocolate? What a great combination. Now what about a frozen banana, covered with chocolate? COUNT ME IN! =)

The nice folks over at Diana’s Bananas sent me some of their chocolate covered bananas to try. The Banana Babies come in 3 varieties, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate with Peanuts. Today I’m doing a review of the Milk Chocolate Banana Babies.

I opened up the box of Milk Chocolate Banana Babies and thought these are so cute! Each of them are about the size of half of a banana, with a thick layer of milk chocolate. The chocolate was sweet and creamy- melt-in-my-mouth consistency. Delicious! The banana part was sweet and soft, perfectly ripened, and went perfectly with the chocolate. Who knew a fruit could taste so awesome covered in chocolate?

One thing I did notice was that it was VERY hard coming out of my freezer. I let mine thaw a little bit, and found it much easier to enjoy. Overall, I give this 4 stars as it’s delicious, and a great way to get some chocolate and fruit, all at once! The perfect treat for me on a hot, summer day! =)

1 Piece (60grams) is 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Banana, Milk Chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, milk powder, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), Peanut Oil.

5 Oct 2009, Comments (5)

Late July Mini Sandwich Cookies

Author: healthnuttxo

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Late July is a great company. Founded by Nicole Bernard Dawes with her dad in 2003, they make a variety of all natural and organic foods. There top 3 reasons for choosing organic is 1. To save the environment 2. Reduce Health Risks and 3. Support Small businesses. The Late July Organic Mini Endangered Animal Sandwich cookies even donate 10% of their profits to the Jane Goodall Institute, to help those poor animals!! They are also a good source of whole grains and calcium 🙂 Finally, a cookie everyone can feel good about eating!!
They come in two flavors, White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate. I got the pleasure of trying both, provided by Late July. Each of the sandwich cookies are ADORABLE. They have a whole bunch of animals on the outside cookie part, including the Leatherback Sea Turtle, Red Wolf, Chimpanzee, Sumatran Rhino, Pygmy Rabbit, Black-Footed Ferret and the Giant Panda. My favorite was the panda! So cute! How could you eat these guys ?

White Chocolate- Very delicious. Tastes like a mini oreo-but not as fake tasting or overly sweet. The cream is soft and sweet, with a light vanilla flavor. The chocolate cookie is crisp, and easy to swirl off of the cream.

Milk Chocolate– Also deeeeeelicious. Think keebler cookies, but better! The chocolate cream on the inside tastes like a soft, creamy milk chocolate, accompanied by a rich vanilla cookie on the outside.

Overall, these sandwich cookies ROCK. 4 stars for sure. These are great by themselves or with a glass of milk. I spread some natural peanut butter on the white chocolate flavor-HEAVEN!! I would love to try more Late July products. They seem AWESOME!!

10 cookies is 130-140 calories, 6-7 grams of fat, 18-19 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. You also get 10% calcium needs and 8 grams of whole grain per serving.

White Chocolate-Organic whole wheat flour, organic evaporated cane juice, organic powdered evaporated cane juice with organic cornstarch, organic wheat flour, organic oleic sunflower oil, organic palm oil, organic cocoa butter, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa processed with alkali, organic brown rice syrup, organic powdered milk, calcium carbonate, organic vanilla extract, natural flavors, sodium bicarbonate, soy lecithin, sea salt.

Milk Chocolate-Organic whole wheat flour, organic wheat flour, organic evaporated cane juice, organic powdered evaporated cane juice with organic cornstarch, organic wheat flour, organic palm oil, organic oleic sunflower oil and/or organic oleic safflower oil,  organic cocoa butter, organic powdered milk, organic chocolate liquor,organic brown rice syrup, organic cocoa processed with alkali, sodium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate, sea salt, cream of tartar, organic vanilla extract, natural flavors, soy lecithin.

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well i love peanut butter. in fact, it’s my favorite food. so pair with chocolate? it MUST be heaven! i haven’t had a Reese’s in years. Artificial flavors+ trans fats= boo! So, seeing Newman’s Own Organic Peanut Butter Cups certainly caught my eye.

So, i opened up the package, and to my delight, there were not one, not two, but THREE of these little cups to enjoy! Perfect if you just want to fix a sweet tooth without blowing your diet, sharing with friends, or relishing and enjoying all three to yourself (you devil!) . My room was a little hot, so these cups were a little gooey when i opened it up (fine by me!) I took a bite and got a full mouth of chocolate. Yumm. Creamy. i bit around the edges of the peanut butter cup to get all the chocolate and make way to the best part- the peanut butter! THe peanut butter was smooth and the consistency was creamy, light and fluffy even. Would have been better if there was a tad bit more of a salty flavor, but it was still good.

Overall, i liked it.  My mom had one too (she doesn’t eat all organic like i do), and she thought they were yummy as well. It definitely was creamy, and the peanut butter wasn’t dry and pasty tasting like Reeses can sometimes be. You can certainly tell they are made with better ingredients. They taste “cleaner” if you will. They are not identical to Reeses, but they will hit the spot if you need some chocolate and peanut butter, but want to fix your craving in a healthier way. The cocoa used in Newman’s Own’s products is also rainforest alliance certified. I don’t know if that has any affect on you, but now you know! 🙂

3 cups are 190 calories (not tooo bad for candy), 12 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.

Organic Milk Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Whole Milk Powder, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Soy Lecithin [an emulsifier], Organic Vanilla), Creamy Peanut Butter, Organic Yogurt Coating (Organic Sugar [evaporated cane juice] Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Nonfat Yogurt [Milk], Lactic Acid, Organic Soy Lecithin[an emulsifier], Salt and Organic Vanilla), Palm Kernel Oil, Peanut Flour, Salt.

Newman’s Own also comes in other varieties, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups,  Dark Chocolate Mint Cups, Caramel Cups, and Dark Chocolate Caramel Cups. I will be reviewing those as soon as I can- leave a comment if you have tried any!

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