Here are some quick reviews of new-ish products we’re too lazy to write full reviews for:
Item: Post Grape-Nuts Cranberry Vanilla Fit Cereal
Purchased Price: $3.98
Size: 19.2 oz. box
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Decent tasting with the cranberries. Good source of fiber. Lots of dried cranberries. Fortified with vitamins and minerals. According to the front of the box, it appears to be awesome for high school cross country runners.
Cons: Bland without cranberries (but that’s not going to happen too often). Could use more protein. Puffed barley gets soggy super quick in milk. Not really sweet for something that has 9 grams of sugar. It has vanilla?
Nutrition Facts: 2/3 cup (w/o milk) – 220 calories, 25 calories from fat, 3 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 1.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 95 milligrams of sodium, 210 milligrams of potassium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, 30 grams of other carbohydrates, 6 grams of protein, and a bunch of vitamins and minerals.
Other reviews: Breakfast Bowl, Mr. Breakfast
Item: Crystal Light Liquid Pomtini
Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: 1.62 fl oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Pleasant sweet pomegranate flavor with a slight sourness at the end. Makes plain ol’ boring water taste much better. One bottle makes 24 8-ounce servings. Zero calories. Designated drivers can make their waters or club sodas taste better.
Cons: It’s definitely got the “pom” part, but lacks the “tini”. Leaves a weird coating in my mouth for a few moments. If you hate propylene glycol, you’re not going to like this. Artificial sweeteners are more noticeable as the water gets warmer.
Nutrition Facts: 1/24 bottle – 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of sodium, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein.
Item: Monster Ultra Blue Energy Drink
Purchased Price: $1.99
Size: 16 oz.
Purchased at: CVS
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Wonderful sweet raspberry flavor. The feel of the textured can. 140 milligrams of sweet, sweet caffeine per can. Easy to drink. Zero sugar and calories. Monster Energy’s ability to make wonderful zero calorie energy drinks. If you despise aspartame, this energy drink doesn’t have any.
Cons: Stroking the textured can too much. May not contain aspartame, but it probably does contain other ingredients I shouldn’t consume in large quantities. Perhaps too easy to drink.
Nutrition Facts: 8 oz. – 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 180 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 100% niacin, 100% vitamin B6, 100% vitamin B12, and 100% pantothenic acid.
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