I read a lot of Hungry Girl (HG). Sometimes I learn about promotions and new snack foods and sometimes I like those new snack foods. Sometimes I don’t. I am not a fan of the Shirotaki tofu noodles. I would rather eat whole wheat pasta. Or no pasta. Or “real” pasta. I do like some of the new 100-calorie packs or chips and cookies. But I’m by no means a snack food expert and I really don’t spend much time trying to find healthier snacks. We honestly don’t eat a lot of junk food, so I would attribute our lack of weight loss more to the fact that we eat decadent meals and just don’t get moving often enough. On the other hand, I also wouldn’t say I’m fat. I could just be leaner and maybe have more muscle mass.
HG spends a lot of time raving about Vitalicious Vitatops and Vitamuffins. High in Fiber! Tastes Great! Better than a Brownie!
The Vitalicious folks were at the Fancy Food Show and I grabbed a sample of one of their muffins. I think it was apple-something. It was moist and quite tasty. No funny aftertaste at all. So, when HG ran a Vitatop promotion with all sorts of chocolatey goodies and free shipping, I jumped right on that. I figured it would be fun eating a chocolate muffin top for breakfast, or that a Vitatop would be a good afternoon snack being all chocolatey and not-so-bad for you.
I have to wonder why HG doesn’t run promotions for the regular muffins, like the apple one I tasted. Her promotions are always for the chocolate ones… maybe people need the motivation to order the chocolate ones?
I ate a piece of the Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip Vitatop to taste it. To see if I was in for a treat when I got hungry after lunch. I’m very sorry to say it was not good. It tastes like something high in fiber (24% DV!) and not very chocolatey. I am finishing it because there are 21 other Vitatops in other chocolate combinations in my freezer, and maybe if I keep eating them I’ll learn to like them, but they will never take the place of a cookie craving. I suppose there are worse ways to get your dietary fiber for the day, but this is not a fun one. I’m kind of wishing I had just spent the money on shipping to buy some of the bran-type Vitatops. At least when something says “bran”, you expect it to taste somewhat healthy.
To the Vitalicious people: I’m sorry I don’t like your
chocolate Fudgy Peanut Butter Vitatops. The sample of the non-chocolate something I had at the Fancy Food Show was awesome and I just assumed the chocolate variety would be equally as awesome. I was wrong. Which is what happens a lot when you assume things.
The good news is that I can relay my experience to T before he unwittingly eats one. I think he would be very unhappy with me if he ate one after I told him how much I liked the sample I ate at the Food Show and how different these chocolate ones are.
ps – okay, I’ve also eaten the Deep Chocolate flavor and it’s not as bad as the PB one. Not as satisfying as a brownie or chocolate chip cookie, but it’s okay. My lesson to all of you is to just stay away from the Fudgy PB Vitatop, please.