Saturday, March 13, 2010

Product Reviews

So, now for those product reviews. I really enjoy reading reviews from fellow bloggers. It's nice to hear what other people think about a particular product before buying. It's also really nice to learn about new products that I may never have heard of or tried had someone not taken the time to write about them. So, I thought I would return the favor with a few reviews of my own.

Review 1 - Healthy Cookies
I'll start off with a sweet treat. I LOVE cookies. It's really sad that they aren't exactly healthy for me though. I did find these tasty treats at Whole Foods. The brand is Back to Nature. I had a coupon for buy one box of cookies and get a box of crackers for free, so why not... I chose the Granola Cookies - Cranberry Pecan. They are 100% whole grain and contain no hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup, and no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. I absolutely LOVED these cookies. They aren't too sweet, slightly chewy, and completely delish! The down fall is that they are so good because they are 130 calories each (not little cookies at least). It's really hard to only eat one of these. So, I'll likely not keep them in the house because of the temptation factor.

Review 2 - Fruit Bar
I picked up a couple of these Think Fruit bars on clearance at Kroger. Sadly, I found out that they are on clearance because ThinkProducts will no longer be making the fruit bars. However, they do have many other bars to choose from. Now that I have tried one of their products, I will definitely try the others. I had picked up the Apple Noni Nourish flavor. It was a really dense, filling bar made with natural ingredients starting with dates, cashews, apples, raisins, and more natural goodies. Because of the fruit, the sugars are high, but they're not fructose and other such sweeteners at least. I really enjoyed this bar and think that it would be one that I could easily re-create, which is great since they aren't making this one anymore. Have you tried any of the ThinkProducts? Yes, I had a bite before remembering to take a picture. Oops.

Review 3 - Another Bar
I received a special package from Amie at The Healthy Apple, a package containing 4 Larabar Minis. Today I finally broke down and tried one. I chose the Peanut Butter and Jelly as my first ever Larabar tasting. Their products are all gluten, dairy, and soy free and made with whole ingredients. Must taste bad right? Wrong.  I loved it. I was afraid it might be too sweet based on the name. Nope, not at all. It was the perfect mixture of flavors and sweetness. These are dense bars and fairly high in calories so they could be a bit dangerous because they taste so good. I can't wait to try the other flavors now!