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Smackers – Peanut Butter

February 9, 2017

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Cal: 180 | Fat: 9g | Carb: 21g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Protein: 5g

I was honestly wondering if I would even review this bar since I liked the caramel peanut flavor so much, I thought it would basically handle the review for both. I was wrong. This is definitely not my favorite bar. It has a much more “diety” sweet flavor to it compared to the caramel peanut bar. I can eat just about anything, but even I could only finish 1/4 of this bar before I tossed it. The stats of this bar are worse than the caramel version as well. The only reason I finished the 1/4 of the bar, honestly, was so it was easier to enter into my calorie tracker (FatSecret). This bar may be good for someone out there, but it’s not for me.


Harvest Snaps

Cal: 120 | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 180 | Carbs: 15g | Sugar: 1g | Protein: 5g

All products vary, so I have provided stats for the Tomato Basil for example only.


I gave these Harvest Snaps a try today. Apparently they have more than the 4 flavors I pictured here, but these were the flavors available at the store I visited. I would definitely purchase the Tomato Basil and the Caesar again. They both had nice full flavors. The Tomato Basil, for a lack of a better description had a slight pizza flavor to it. The Caesar snaps tasted like a very light crouton from a Caesar salad. The Lightly Salted crisps were not bad, they just had little flavor. So, if you’re not a fan of strong flavors, this may be the snap for you. Onion Thyme… apparently I’m not a fan of Thyme. If you like Thyme, you may like these. Personally…. not my favorite.



Smackers – Carmel Peanut

Cal: 170 | Fat: 8g | Carb: 19g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Protein: 8g

Well, you might be able to tell from the picture, but I couldn’t even get out of the parking lot before I broke this thing open. And, it.was.good! Kind of a low protein return for the amount of sugar, so I would eat this all the time, but man-o-man, I would have no problem eating this now and then as a protein treat for sure! It was pretty darn close to a Snickers bar. I would buy a case of these, but I’d have to leave them somewhere away from home or I’d probably eat the entire box in a week. If you get a chance, and you like Snickers, I’d say to give this a go.

Cauliflower Veggie Tots

February 8, 2017

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Cal: 110 | Fat: 4.5g | Sodium: 370mg | Carbs: 15g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 2g

If you haven’t tried these yet, you really should! They are pretty darn good. They are made by Green Giant and they have 3 flavors, cauliflower, broccoli, and broccoli cheese. So far I have only been able to find the cauliflower, when it’s not sold out. Everything else has been sold out! As soon as I can get my hands on the broccoli versions, I will definitely be trying those as well. The cauliflower version is plenty fine to be eaten by itself with no garnishment. However, I have tried them with bacon and cheese, as well as just a brisket rub as seasoning.

Quest Protein Chips

February 7, 2017

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Cal: 130 | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 50mg | Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Protein: 21g  (Chedder & Sour Cream Flavor)

I’ve seen these on the shelf, but have avoided them simply because I don’t want to find a “snack” and go back to eating willy nilly. However, my daughter wanted to try them, so we picked them up. If you need a crunch and are watching your carbs, this may be a solution for you. I probably won’t buy them again, I’m not a fan personally. The cheese version was “OK”, but the onion chips are VERY oniony, possibly too much so.

Celsius Drinks

Cal: 10 | Carbs: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Check picture in review for ALL the other supplement facts.

Well, I finally broke my “water only” code and decided to try these Celsius Drinks today. They apparently make them in many, many flavors. I picked up the Peach Mango Green Tea and the Sparkling Cola. So far I have only tried the Peach Mango, and it is REALLY GOOD! For only 10 calories and a ton of (good stuff – see nutrition below), this is a GREAT drink. Now, for $2/can, I don’t see myself drinking more than 1 a day, if that, but I will definitely be a purchaser and I will definitely be trying their other flavors.



Quest Cereal Protein Bars

February 7, 2017

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Cal: 110 | Fat: 4.5g | Sodium: 170mg | Carbs: 17g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Protein: 12g

Walking through my local GNC store the other day I spotted a new product, the Quest Cereal Bars. I definitely like “regular” cereal bars, so I had to give these a try. They are good! My favorite would be the waffle bar. You open it up an immediately you can smell the syrup and butter smells coming from the bar. The texture is right on target with most cereal bars on the market. Apparently they use Allulose to sweeten these bars, so you can tell it’s not sugar, but it’s not bad (to me anyway). I think my second favorite would be the cinnamon roll, followed by the chocolate flavor. The chocolate flavor really reminds me of eating a bar made completely of the outside cracker portion of an Oreo cookie. And, at 110 calories, it’s going to be one of the lowest protein treat/breakfast items you’ll find on the market. Personally, I like to combine the Quest Cereal Protein Bar with my TruSource Protein Java to have a 210 calorie, 28g protein breakfast.


Health Warrior Chia Bars

Cal: 100 | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 40mg | Carbs: 13g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Protein: 3g (based on the chocolate peanut butter flavor)

I just received my second shipment of Health Warrior Chia Bars. The Rainbow Box is an awesome mix at a great price! These little bars give me a great source of chia for the day. The flavors listed on the packages are subtle, you can taste them, but they are subtle.


Health Warrior Chia Bars – Rainbow Box