Saturday, November 15, 2014

So Delicious Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk

I am already a huge fan of So Delicious products. I typically have some of their ice cream in my freezer. Their products are a great option for people who cannot or chose not to have dairy products and do not want or like soy. I was pretty excited when I saw this product at whole foods! I love coconut milk but I have never had any from So Delicious and this flavor sounded amazing!

Let's forget about the nutrition information here. It's a limited edition item that can't unfortunately be consumed every day of the year. The serving size seems a little unrealistic too - a half a a way am I only drinking a half a cup at a time.

Smell: heavenly! 
Consistency: smooth and think, it looked like cream
Flavor: amazing taste of chocolate mint, it was easy to forget I was drinking coconut milk because there wasn't any flavor of coconut in this drink
Texture: very creamy! Great dessert drink for the holiday season
Grade/review: I absolutely loved this, just like every other So Delicious product I have tried. Their products really are delicous. I think it's very good for my health that this is only a seasonal item! A

Quest Protein Chips

I had read on several blogs about Quest Protein Chips so I was pretty excited when I saw them in my local health store. I chose two flavors- the Sea Salt and Sour Cream and Onion flavors. Some information about these chips: they are gluten free, baked, have no soy, are vegetarian, have 5g of carbs, 120 calories in a bag, 15% of your DV of calcium and 21g of protein!! Another thing to know is the serving size is 32g (1 and 1/8 oz) and it cost me $2.50 per bag of chips! So a little on the pricy side! This is a review of the Sour Cream and Onion flavored chip.

Smell: like any other sour cream and onion chip out there, not to overpowering
Definitely looks baked, not quiteas appetizing looking as you may think from the picture on the front of the bag.
Taste: I have to admit that I didn't see they were baked until I got the bag home. I am not really a fan of baked chips. That being said these had a really strong sour cream and onion flavor. This was good because it covered up the baked flavor that I am not a fan of. I think I would not like the sea salt flavor, that might be a little too plain for me.
Texture: so this one is a little weird for me , there were a lot of textures going on in this little chip. It was crunchy due to being baked, airy (there were actually pockets of air in the chip) and also had a slightly chalky reside on the chip. I am a fan of crisp and airy, not so much chalky. These chips also made my mouth a bit dry. You could put a chip in your mouth and it would just crumble also (I think this was due to the airiness). 
Grade: the chalky texture really threw me off and I am not a huge fan of baked chips so I am a little biased here. These would be better with a drink. I would give them a C.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Nature Valley Granola Protien

My first concern was my Protien intake. I know a lot of veggies contain Protien but I don't like cold veggies much and lately I have been too lazy to cook meals so I picked up a package of Nature Valley Protien Granola. 
This contains milk so it is vegetarian not vegan. It contains 10g of Protien for every 1/2 cup. I ate mine in a cantaloupe bowl. :) First of all if you love chocolate and you love peanut butter this is a no brainier, forget the added Protien. It was absolutely delicious! The peanut butter flavor really stands out but doesn't overwhelm this granola. It's also very  filling - I'm a fan!

Vegetarian and Vegan Reviews

So I have in the past few months decided for ethical and health reasons to eat a vegetarian diet.  For the same reasons I will try to eat as close to vegan as possible. I have cooked some meals and plan on sharing recipes. For me I am in an experimentation period and personally, the one thing I have enjoyed reading are product reviews on vegetarian and vegan products to help me make my mind up on what I want to try and also so I do not waste money on expensive products that's are just horrible. I have also found some products through blogs that I am sure I would never had heard of otherwise unless I stumbled across them.  I plan on writing reviews of every new product I try. After that I will post some recipes :)