Posts Tagged ‘For Your “Health”’

thinkThin Protein Bars

Comments Off on thinkThin Protein Bars Written on March 2nd, 2011 by
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In today’s image-conscious society, it is now not enough just to be thin. One must think thin as well. thinkThin Protein Bar founder & CEO Lizanne (a one-name wonder like Cher or Madonna) describes the inspiration behind the bars on the packaging and the website as well: “I created the Think Thin bar for women like me. As a busy working mom committed to managing my weight*, I wanted truly delicious, high-protein foods without sugar or anything artificial. Think Thin has no sugar, is naturally high in protein, and is completely satisfying so I can stay fuller longer. It’s that simple!”

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Quaker True Delights Granola Bar

Comments Off on Quaker True Delights Granola Bar Written on February 22nd, 2011 by
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Note: Official product name is: “Quaker True Delights Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut Chew Granola Bar with Whole Grains” (try saying that three times fast, bonus points for saying it with a True Delights bar stuffed in your mouth)

I’d love to meet the person behind naming products like Quaker True Delights (granola bars), Dove’s Promises (individually-wrapped chocolates), Betty Crocker’s Warm Delights (a plastic bowl full of chocolate you stick in the microwave) and other indulgent product names seemingly targeted to middle-aged women who flop down on the couch in front of the TV after a long day of work and eat the product straight from the bag/box/pint with a spoon (which I am definitely guilty of, on multiple occasions). Read the rest of this entry »

Go Girl GLO Energy Drink

Comments Off on Go Girl GLO Energy Drink Written on February 8th, 2011 by
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I don’t mean to brag, but I feel like I was blessed with pretty good skin (that is, depending on your definition of good skin). I’m quite pale but I’ll blame that on our Washington state weather. I can get away with washing my face with soap, but it dries my skin something fierce. So when a product like Go Girl GLO Energy Drink comes along, promising not only energy, better skin AND a suppressed appetite, how could I lose?

I’m always wary (but not as skeptical as my crazy co-writer, as you’ll see in a bit) about products with added nutrients and supplements that claim to have health benefits. Personally, I’ll just take something that tastes good and if it’s good for me as well, win-win. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Chicken Hot Italian Sausage

Comments Off on Smart Chicken Hot Italian Sausage Written on February 1st, 2011 by
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]When I graduated college, I got to sit in a huge crowd of starry-eyed young adults just like myself. We heard inspirational speeches from past graduates and business owners and chatted amongst ourselves about our aspirational plans for the future (for the story’s sake, forget anything about our current unemployment rates). I even got to shake hands with the college president.

Unfortunately, when these chickens graduate, they don’t get degrees – they become cutlets and ground chicken and sausages.  Though in this economy, is that preferable to tackling post-college employment prospects? Read the rest of this entry »

Organic Nutritional Mommy Bar

Comments Off on Organic Nutritional Mommy Bar Written on January 10th, 2011 by
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“Dear natural food-eating, yoga-posing, moms/moms-to-be of America, if you didn’t notice that we’re called “Mommy Bars”, hopefully the words”organic” and “nutritional” will catch your eye.” Since when did a food have to be labeled as nutritional? Isn’t that kind of a given? (no offense to any moms that do yoga). Also this product is made by a company named “Earth’s Best” and it doesn’t get any better than that so it better be good.

It does feel kind of awkward eating this product since am I not an actual mommy and do not intend to become one any time soon. When I tasted this bar, I noted how sweet his bar didn’t taste, compared to all the other granola/health bars out there. Ironically, the first ingredient is organic brown rice syrup, followed by organic oils, organic sugar syrups and henceforth. Read the rest of this entry »