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24 Jan 2011, Comments (7)

Arctic Zero Maple Vanilla

Author: Healthnuttxo

What is Arctic Zero?

According to the  container, “Arctic Zero is an all natural, smooth and creamy ice cream replacement”. The entire pint has “16 grams of whey protein, 8 grams of fiber” and is also “gluten free”.

One serving, 1/2 cup, is 37 calories and 4 grams of protein. Wait….WHAT?!

Yep, that’s what the label says! The entire pint is 150 calories.  And seeing how I happen to love the flavor of maple, I put this little container in my shopping cart, paid, and went off to try it.

The first thing I noticed was the consistency. It was super smooth and creamy like ice cream, it was kind of like a smoothie being frozen, or a harder sherbet. When I placed it into my bowl, it was kind of choppy. I put about half the container in my bowl, and sprinkled a good amount of granola on top for some crunch.

I actually ate some before I took a picture. Whoops! 🙂

By itself, it had a very artificial maple flavor, kind of like the artificial maple syrup. It also had kind of a funky aftertaste, and an off sweet flavor. I wasn’t really into it by itself.

However, with the granola, it was really quite good. The crunchiness of the granola made the Arctic Zero feel creamier, and I actually enjoyed it. I certainly reccommend a topping if you are going to buy or eat this, because I wasn’t really crazy about it as is. I did like that it had 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per serving. Overall, 3 stars.

1/2 cup (74 grams) is 37 calories, 0 grams of fat, 7 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Have you ever tried Arctic Zero? Which flavor?

26 Sep 2010, Comments (1)

Betty Lou’s Coconut Macadamia Ball

Author: Healthnuttxo

Don’t forget the Sahale Snack Giveaway!! 🙂

Betty Lou’s Coconut Macadamia Ball. What is that, exactly? Well this product is a ball of goodness- protein, good flavor, all natural ingredients- the works! I also found out on the website, it is gluten free and soy free!

Betty Lou’s sent me some products to try, including this Coconut Macadamia Ball. At first when I saw it, I was a bit skeptical. It looked, well, small! 150 calories for a small ball?  I hope it tastes good!

Well, it actually was quite good. It’s COVERED in coconut, so if you like coconut, I think you’ll like this! It was a chewy, very dense, and sweet product. I tasted more coconut than macadamia nut, but it was still tasty either way. It sort of had a typical protein bar-ish taste to it, which I can’t really describe, but I’m guessing it’s from the whey protein in the ball.

Overall, I’m giving it 3 1/2 stars. It was actually not as small as I thought it was, and quite filling, too! I love that it’s all natural, has a good amount of fiber, and in the shape of a cute ball! According to the website, “Try this natural protein ball for a quick and healthy on-the-go snack“- I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

1 ball is 150 calories, 7 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein.

Don’t forget the Sahale Snack Giveaway!! 🙂

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