Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vitalicious Vita Muffins & Brownies Review


 
I was very fortunate recently to have the honor of reviewing some delicious 100 calorie snacks from a company called Vitalicious. I wasn't sure what to expect with them being only 100 calories and you know that sometimes those kind of things can go either way. So, I was very surprised to find out that these delicious VitaTops were actually very good.

I did not tell my husband that they were only 100 calories, though, just wanted to see what he would say when he tried the Deep Chocolate flavor. He asked me what they were and where did they come from and I told him Vitalicious and he said we would have to get some more of them because they sure were good! That is when I told him they were only 100 calories! He just looked at me kinda puzzled and said, "Really"?

And he was even further baffled when I told him they had no preservatives in them and had to be kept in the freezer and when you get ready to eat one just take it out and heat in the microwave for a few seconds or else they would not last long because they had no preservatives in them. He had always thought food that did not have preservatives in them had to taste awful because all natural food does, doesn't it?

No, I said, it actually tastes better if you get them from a good company that knows what it is doing and I can tell you that Vitalicious certainly knows how!

Here is a list of what we got to review and they sent 2 of each flavor:

1. Fudgy Peanut Butter
2. Pumpkin Spice
3. Chocolate Mint
4. Cran Bran
5. Apple Crumb
6. Banana Nut
7. Deep Chocolate
8. Golden Corn
9. Triple Chocolate
10.Box of 4 Deep & Velvety Brownies

I have to tell you, Mike is a huge sugar freak! He gets a box of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts just about once a week and will eat the whole box all by himself. I will sometimes get one but I wanted you to know this because it was not in his nature to eat 100 calorie snacks that were good for him. So, when I went to try one of the Chocolate flavors, they were all gone!!

The darn rascal ate every one of the VitaTops that had any form of chocolate in them!! I was about ready to wring his neck! So, I have only his word for it on the Chocolate anything Vitatops and they had to have been good or he would have saved me one or all of them! I did not tell him how good they were for him, though. If he knew they were packed with fiber and protein with hardly any fat, he would have gone back to those doughnuts!

Most of the VitaTops had anywhere from 8 to 9 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of fat! And a little side info, they said you only have to walk 13-15 minutes to burn off that 80-100 calories!

 
I can tell you that the Pumpkin Spice and Banana Nut were truly awesome. I could only eat about a quarter of them because (if you are a frequent reader, you know about my potassium thing) I can't have much potassium in my foods due to the chronic bladder pain and for some strange reason the doctors don't understand, potassium is what brings it on.

So, I have to read all the labels, etc. But I can have small amounts so I did share those with Mike so I could at least say I did try some of them without having to ask him how they taste. Pumpkin used to be my number one food so when I say these were good, they really were good. I don't mess around with my Pumpkin of any kind. The Banana Nut was truly awesome and I sure did wish with all my heart I could have ate the whole thing but I didn't.

Oh, I take back what I said about the Chocolate. Mike did leave me one Deep & Velvety Brownie! They had some nuts on top and were real nice and moist when heated up and they also were only 100 calories and 10 grams of fiber. They have a Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Brownie that has a natural plant sterols that will actually reduce your cholesterol! We didn't get any of those but I read it on their website and thought I should mention that for those of you who have to watch your cholesterol like I do.

I take medication to keep mine down and it does work on the bad but my good is still too low. But, if your meds aren't working too good, I would try some of these brownies. Might as well enjoy eating something that tastes good, right?

Gosh, they have much more stuff that we did not get to try like the VitaMuffins which are actually the same I bet as the Tops because the VitaTops are the tops of muffins, so I guess in a way, we did try the muffins. They also have English Muffins which I bet would be good toasted with some good butter or jam on them. You can even buy their mixes to make your own if you don't want them coming already made. They even have the muffin pans so that you can make your own VitaTops! So, see, we can bake them ourselves and tell everyone we came up with the recipe, only don't let anyone see my review or they will know the truth!!

They even have come up with an Egg & Cheese Sandwich that is only 150 calories! You can buy them in the frozen breakfast section of grocery stores. I looked at the list and my Kroger is on it so I may have to check those out! Mike is bad to stop and get biscuits on the way to work in the mornings if he doesn't have time to eat his cereal here at the house. You need to go here and check out which 7 records they have set!

Did you think I was going to tell you everything? They do have a special going on right now that if you buy a box of the Egg & Cheese Sandwich's you can get $5.00 off your next web purchase! I am certainly gonna take advantage of that deal. You can also visit their recipe section and make some interesting things out of your VitaTops and Muffins.

I really could not find any history on Vitalicious other than talking about their products so we won't be doing a history today but I think I gave you quite alot of information and you can find out more by researching them on several sites that they have along with this info on how to contact them:

Mailing Address:
Our Corporate Headquarters
Vitalicious, Inc.
11 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Order by Phone: 1-877-848-2877 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and my sometimes cranky camera but it was all me with no copied pictures.

15 comments:

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Annie1 said...

These sound yummy! I know they'd be a hit with my husband and grandkidlets!

thanks

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Bluesauger said...

Those look pretty good, and for 100 calories one can't complain too much :)

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Marti said...

Oh those look so good! I drink Pumpkin Spice coffee and would love the Pumpkin Spice muffins!! Thanks for stopping by....following you back.

Erin O'Riordan said...

Dark chocolate pomegranate sounds sooo good to me!

Samantha Jenkins said...

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My Songbook said...

Sound like my kind of review!!!
These look delicious!

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Chelle said...

Those look yummy and how nice would it be to eat without secretly counting the calories?

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