Dark chocolate tempation, body spray style.

I was tempted.

I should say, my spouse saw that commercial and had a fleeting thought, "What if I smelled like dark chocolate?"

Yeah, but, no.  Even if I felt like a 15 year old boy purchasing a can of Dark Chocolate Axe Body Spray, it does not have the aroma of chocolate.  I want my boy to smell like a Lindt store.  This, this is not it.

Sorry, this product will not make girls lick like you.


Dunkin’ Donuts – How Dare You! Waffle SANDWICH?!

Tempt Me So?


Yeah, I'd hit it.

For, 390 calories.  Gulp.  Strangely enough – only six sugars?  Hold. me. back.


First national quick service restaurant chain to serve a breakfast sandwich featuring waffles

Canton, Mass. (Feb. 4, 2009)
– Americans can now enjoy the taste and comfort of a delicious homemade
breakfast of waffle and eggs, even when they're hard at work or
on-the-go. Dunkin' Donuts, America's favorite all-day, everyday stop
for coffee and baked goods, today introduced its new Waffle Breakfast
Sandwich, a sweet and savory, Oven-Toasted sandwich featuring
cherrywood smoked bacon, scrambled eggs and American cheese between two
maple-infused waffles. Dunkin' Donuts is now the first national quick
service restaurant chain to serve a breakfast sandwich featuring
waffles. The Waffle Breakfast Sandwich is available through March 17 at
participating Dunkin' Donuts shops throughout the country and has a
suggested retail price of $2.99.

Banana Nut

Pure Protein Hot’n Healthy Oatmeal Squares

Banana Nut

"Introducing the next addition to the Pure
Protein Brand, Hot 'n Healthy™ Oatmeal Squares! These delicious Oatmeal
Squares have 10 grams of protein, taste great hot or cold, and are a
good source of fiber and Omega 3's"

Too bad they taste like sugar-coated SAWDUST.
  I expected something more like a banana-bread-like-ish-oatmeal-y SOMETHING. To be fair, I only ate two bites.  I knew that this bar was full of sugar.  (However, I usually LOVE sugar filled food.)   My kids wouldn't even eat it.  Fail. 

There are two typos on the Pure Protein website front page.  "Bannana" and "Marshmellow."

  • Product – Pure Protein Hot'n Healthy Oatmeal Squares
  • Via – Hannaford Grocery Store.
  • Price – ?
  • Pros – It's lovely graphical packaging?
  • Cons – 15 sugars, 26 carbs, tastes like sugary sawdust, not sure what the aim was of this product?  It's not low carb or high protein?  It's just sort of …. blah.
  • Rating – Non-pouchworthy.

(I do like the Pure Protein Chocolate Deluxe Bar.  This particular bar is a fall back food for me, and has been since 2004.  180 calories and 20 grams of protein for 2 sugars, it's a good deal.)
Chocolate Deluxe


SmartForme Bari-15 Snack Bars Peanut Butter Crisp



It's for the deets in the middle column.
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5g sugar or less
Good Source Fiber
Contains Soy Protein

The Bari-15 Snack Bar in Peanut Butter Crisp, is yet another bar that looks pretty out of the wrapper.  That's something about this line, they are all g o r g e o u s.  LOL.


It's peanut butter.  It's crispy.  PB is not my favorite flavor – but I do prefer a crispy textured bar and that is what this is.  It's a sweet peanut butter flavor with soy crisps and it's chewy and crispy at the same time.  It's dipped in a peanut butter coating and drizzled with the same.  Overall, it's tasty, and if you are chewy peanut butter granola bar fan you will like this.

  • Product – SmartForme Bari-15 Snack Bars Peanut Butter Crisp
  • Via – SmartForme
  • Pros – 130 calories each, 15 grams of protein
  • Cons – At first glance, suuuuuugah.  But, they stopped at my limit of >15 carbs.  HA.
  • Rating – Pouchworthy, MM


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Truvia gas? Maybe? Maybe not?

Truvia might make me "sick."  I might be one of the few it bothers.  Today, I ran out of Splenda.   (It's the only thing Mr. MM will use, so we have a TON of it, always.  The Truvia lasts a lot longer, it is sweeter and I can use a lot less.)

I used Truvia in my drink, (I believe twice, one coffee – one tea) and what followed, was was painful gas and then implosion.  If it is – in fact the cause of my distress – it's the erythritol.  I know that.  I had this reaction the similarly sweetened chocolate bars – but never really made the connection until later.  I did not have any protein bars or any other sugar alcohols today so there was nothing to blame this pain and OMG! on.

I REALLY DO NOT WANT THIS PRODUCT TO BOTHER MY INTERNALS!  It was supposed to be the replacement for the ass-ter-taste and the fact that I use so. much. sucralose.

I guess I am going to have to do a human lab rat experiment test with a day of Truvia sweetened goodness only and see if I have the same reaction.  I hope it doesn't, because I love it.

If only I didn't have such a SWEET tooth!

PS. DISCLAIMER-  I am going to repeat this, just to make sure, because I have to know.  This makes me very sad.  Seriously, you have NO idea.

Almond Delight Crisps 1.5 oz / 12 per case

$10 case deal plus 20% off.

Just a quick post to let you know that Kay's Naturals is having a case sale – the new products are $10.00 each – that's 50% OFF – it's over tonight – and if you use my code – "MAMA" – you still get the 20% off. 

Yeah, that's a lot off.

It's over tonight, so go now. 

Almond Delight Crisps 1.5 oz / 12 per case

Almond Delight Crisps
1.5 oz / 12 per case

Soy protein isolate, Hazelnut meal, Almond meal, Corn Starch,
Evaporated Cane Juice, Tapioca Starch, Rice Flour, Inulin, Canola Oil,

$19.00  $10.00
Save: 47% off


Hazelnut Sweet Chips 1.5oz / 12 per case

Hazelnut Sweet Chips
1.5oz / 12 per case

Soy protein isolate, Hazelnut meal, Almond meal, Corn Starch,
Evaporated Cane Juice, Tapioca Starch, Rice Flour, Inulin, Canola Oil,

$19.00  $10.00
Save: 47% off


Orginal Pretzel Sticks 1.5 oz / 12 per case

Original Pretzel Sticks
1.5 oz / 12 per case

Soy protein isolate, Tapioca Starch, Soy Flour, Corn Starch, Palm Oil,
Pea Fiber, Evaporated Cane Juice, Salt, Baking Powder, Yeast. ·…

$19.00  $10.00
Save: 47% off


Sweet BBQ Mix 1.5 oz 12 per case

Sweet BBQ Mix
1.5 oz 12 per case

Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Yellow Corn Flour, Rice Four, Corn
Starch, Palm Oil, Whole Sesame Seed Kernel (DECORTICATED), Pea…

$19.00  $10.00
Save: 47% off


SmartForme Blueberry Pomegranate Bari-15 Snack Bar.

Eating it now.

The Bari-15 Blueberry Pomegranate Snack Bar is a crispy, light, fruity bar, dipped in a sweet creamy yogurt base.  The crisps are soy, whey and milk protein based, and have no after taste.  The bar contains 15 grams of protein from all three sources.  You cannot tell this is a protein food. 


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  • Product – Blueberry Pomegranate Bar
  • Via – SmartForme
  • Pros – 130 calories, 15 grams of protein, quite good granola bar alternative.
  • Cons – 7 grams of sugar, some of it is coming from fruit… redeeming it.  Eating more.
  • Rating – Pouchworthy, MM.

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CytoSport Muscle Milk Light RTD 12/14 oz

Muscle Milk Light RTD in bottles

CytoSport Muscle Milk Light RTD 12/14 oz

I tried this on a whim last weekend while we were out shopping.  (Where?  Well, we were checking out Circuit City that is closing.  We went in – and the place smelled of BODY ODOR – and the deals were no good – yet.) 

I am reserving my review for another day, when I have a FRESH bottle on hand, because, this totally had chunks in it.  I don't like chunks in my protein, usually.  A nice clump'o'chocolate here and there is tolerable in a homemade shake, but in a ready to drink shake, fresh out of a store cooler, little bites of coagulated material did not go in my belly.

Needless to say I thought it had been heated and cooled and went bad and I did not drink it.

Too bad, because it had great stats.  I'll try again.  It's only fair.

CytoSport has been overwhelmed by the amazing success of Muscle Milk.
If there has been one repeated request, it's "Make Muscle Milk with
less fat and fewer calories, but keep the same great taste as Muscle
Milk!"  Well, we heard you. Introducing Muscle Milk Light with the same
great performance, same great taste with 1/3 the FAT and 44% fewer
calories than original Muscle Milk. Muscle Milk Light is scientifically
designed for individuals who want to maximize lean muscle gains while
reducing caloric intake to help with weight management or weight loss.

healthy blood sugar levels is the key to responsible weight control.
Snack cravings and low energy levels are often the result of poor blood
sugar management. With proper management, you don't have to sacrifice
how you feel while you change how you look. When used with balanced,
portion controlled meals, Muscle Milk Light ensures proper energy and
amino acid availability. This results in more daily energy, less hunger
cravings, and more normalized insulin levels.

Ingredients: Water, Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Digestion
Resistant Maltodextrin
** (Soluble Dietary Fiber), Maltodextrin, Sunflower
and/or Safflower Oil, Potassium Citrate, Whey, Natural And Artificial
Flavors, Canola Oil, Vitamin Mineral Blend, Soy Lecithin,
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Monosodium Phosphate, Sodium
Hexametaphosphate, Carrageenan, Potassium Chloride, Acesulfame
Potassium, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Sucralose.

**Good for the hypoglycemics.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 160
Total Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 260 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 20 g

  • Product – Muscle Milk Light Ready To Drink in Bottles
  • Via – I bought it at a convenience store.
  • Price – $2 something.
  • Pros – 160 calories, 20 grams of protein, sticking power, decent taste from what I actually tried.
  • Cons – It seemed like it separated, or something. I am going to review it again.
  • Rating – Probably Pouchworthy, MM.