Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars
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- "I do understand that not everyone eats the way I do, so if you enjoy food like this, then I will say that the Coco-Nut Peanut Butter Bar was pretty delicious." in 119 reviews
- "If I had to choose between that and a Snickers bar, I'd try to go for this, but with 180 calories in a bar, I'd rather go for something a little more healthy, if I'm watching calories and fat content." in 74 reviews
- "I’m always looking for a snack that will keep me full through a whole afternoon at work and I was glad to see this in the Influenster Sweetheart Voxbox (: The flavor I received was Greek Yogurt Blueberry Crisp." in 69 reviews
- "I am disappointed all the favors have an ingredient I do not like, I am not fond of blueberry, dark chocolate is to strong for me, and I don't like coconut." in 54 reviews
- "i received "greek yogurt blueberry crisp" it was delicious and i will def try it out if your always on the go and don't have time to stop and eat something big!!!!" in 39 reviews
Saturated Fat: found in high-fat cheeses, milk, coconut oil, butter. Can lead to chronic coronary diseases. It’s advised that you only take in less than 10% of you daily calories as saturated fats (not 25%).
So, beware. I knew I had a right to be wary. Most snack bars claim to be extremely healthy in adding extra fiber. They seem like a good way to cut down the calories, but when you take in only a snack bar, you’re missing out on the important vitamins and minerals you can eat by eating a clean and healthy diet. Those bars typically contain a lot of preservatives, and keep the flavor nice and saccharin but adding a butt-load of sugar or salt. Also, I recently read in an article in Runners Magazine that a higher-fiber diet doesn’t really lead to weight-loss. Many artificially added fibers in things like snack bars, yogurt, cereals, and such can lead to actually feeling more bloated. Totally not what you’re going for, I guess. Besides, $13 for 5 bars? That is ~$2.60 per bar. You can easily make a healtheir option for much cheaper.
While it tasted good overall I haven't purchase any of these since receiving the complimentary bar. I would consider them as an option if I was looking for a nutrition bar though, but would probably choose one that better suited my taste preferences such as the Skinny Girl Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Tasty Nutrition Bar, Dark Chocolate Almond with Coconut, Lemon Swirl Tasty Nutrition Bar, or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bar.
If you are considering trying Skinny Girl bars or like nutrition bars, I recommend giving them a try.
Curious, I compared the nutritonal profile of Skinnygirl's On-the-Go bar to that of Luna bars, which are 70% organic, and, for me, always deliver on taste. Some food for thought: Luna Fiber bars are around 40 grams (versus Skinnygirl's 46 grams) of food per serving, contain 7 grams of fiber, much less protein (1 gram, but no peanutty taste, or peanuts, for that matter), a plethora of vitamins and minerals that the Skinnygirl bar lacks, and are only 110 kilocalories. Comparitively, a Blueberry Bliss Luna (normal) bar has 180 kilocalories for 48 grams of food, 8 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber (still a good source of fiber), an array of vitamins and minerals, and an amazing blueberry taste.
Thus, all things considered, I would not clamor to buy Skinnygirl's Greek Yogurt Blueberry Crisp, mainly on account of the taste (and subsequent lack of satisfaction) not being worth the calories.
So yes, it is a tasty snack that may be a good indulgence, but it may not be the best for a regular snacking choice.
Though I definitely don't agree with the marketing of this product, I suppose that this would be a nice snack for someone that is actually trying to watch what they eat. Though I don't typically enjoy coconuts due to their somewhat grainy texture, I really did appreciate what they brought to the textural complexity of this snack bar. Usually when I'm craving a snack, I'm hankering for a specific texture before I genuinely care about the flavor. One of my favorite textures just happens to be crunchy- whether it's from cereal or bagel chips, I seem to really crave it and quite often at that. That being said, I really appreciated the little bursts of crunch here and there from the peanuts (I think?) and how that was really supported by the grittier texture of the coconut. It definitely made the bar much more satisfying. Without the little bursts of peanut, I feel like this would have fallen totally flat, especially because the flavor quite one dimensional. The flavor was subtly sweet and pleasant but I feel like it could have been amped up slightly with a punch of citrus, sort of like those Special K bars have. Maybe a little bit of lemon could have woken it up slightly? Either way, it was quite good but probably not something that I would personally ever purchase.
I found these bars (Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate) to have a super-weird texture, the chocolate was a waxy, fake-chocolate coating, they were overall way too sweet and had a bad aftertaste. I needed some black coffee after to get the taste out of my mouth. I'd far rather have a small cup of oatmeal and drop a few dark chocolate chips and sliced banana on top for a better balanced snack or meal.
For comparison (and I have no relationship to the company) when I reach for a bar for a quick snack "Kind" bars are my choice. I can pronounce all the ingredients, sugars are usually 5g are below and there are usually around 200 calories and 10 grams of fat - enough to keep me sated until the next meal.
I also am not wild about the bar being stamped "Distributed by Skinnygirl ...Denver CO" but where are you actually manufactured?
Sorry - not for me. Too much mystery food and not nearly good enough to take the risk that comes with eating it!
I received this product sample in my #RefreshVoxBox
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