REVIEW: One A Day Men’s VitaCraves Gummies

Written by | September 13, 2012

Topics: 6 Rating, Candy, Misc, Vitamins

One A Day Men's VitaCraves Gummies

It’s pretty hard, growing up and being obligated to cast away a lot of the things you enjoyed as a kid.

Not that I don’t cling to my inner child like a life preserver, but there are still a few facets of youth that are rather difficult to carry on into adulthood. Things like tall glasses of milk, bubblegum flavored toothpaste, SpongeBob Band-Aids, and Flintstones vitamins.

Graduating to the bitter pill from basically a chewable candy was one of the hardest transitions I had to make into manhood. But is it still necessary?

You may already know the score from the One A Day VitaCraves Gummies review in 2009. One A Day has been gradually expanding their line gummy vitamins for adults, recently coming out with two new blends tailored to specialize in men’s and woman’s health, much like their already existent Men’s and Women’s Formula pills.

I picked up a rather expensive bottle of 50 gummies and a box of Men’s Health Formula, and was saddened to see how many vitamins were omitted in the making of the gummy blend.

The gummies are, in fact, completely trumped nutritionally by their pill counterparts. Straying away from their definitive brand name, it is also still required to consume Two A Day instead of One, which halves that 50-count to a mere 25 doses.

They still come in three fantastic fruit flavors – apple, cherry, and blue raspberry, which were all true to their pleasing but generic artificial taste.

One A Day Men's VitaCraves Gummies Closeup

They’re similar to real gummies enough to tempt me into having more than the suggested amount, but with a very light bitterness that sort of reminds me of cough syrup. They’re also slightly chewy, a non-issue for people like myself that grew up on Haribo Gummi Bears.

After I polish off this bottle in under a month, I probably won’t be coming back to One A Day Men’s VitaCraves Gummies. They’re tasty, to be sure, but at almost $9 a bottle, I’d sooner stick with my Kirkland Signature Daily Multi.

(Supplement Facts – 2 gummies – 15 calories, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of sugar, 4 000 IU of Vitamin A, 75 milligrams of Vitamin C, 400 IU of Vitamin D, 30 IU of Vitamin E, 5 milligrams of Vitamin B6, 400 mcg of Folic Acid, 15 mcg of Vitamin B12, 600 mcg of Biotin, 10 milligrams of Pantothenic Acid, 150 mcg of Iodine, 5 milligrams of Zinc, 110 mcg of Selenium, 60 mcg of Choline, 40 mcg of Insitol)

Item: One A Day Men’s VitaCraves Gummies
Purchased Price: $8.79
Size: 50 tummies
Purchased at: Publix
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Taste enough like gummy fruit snacks. Real supplement nutrition. High levels of B vitamins. Flintstones vitamins.
Cons: Still slightly bitter. Trumped by One A Day Men’s Health Formula. Taking Two instead of One A Day. Ridiculously overpriced. Bitter pills.

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WEEK IN REVIEWS – 11/5/2011

Written by | November 5, 2011

Topics: Candy, Misc, Planters

London 2012 Olympic Mascot Wenlock

Here are a few product reviews posted this week from other blogs we follow.

Soooo…the mascot for the London Olympics…um, what is it supposed to be? With the gigantic eye, I’m guessing it represents the thousands of closed-circuit television surveillance cameras all over London. (via Foodstuff Finds)

Paper hole puncher review! Or as I like to call them, confetti makers. Or as janitorial people call them, The Devil. (via Office Supply Geek)

I’m disappointed this Alaskan wilderness trail mix doesn’t contain bear, moose, salmon, or crude oil. (via Foodette Reviews)

Bazooka Gum has a comic strip on its wrapper. The wrappers on these Maoam chews have what I assume are Kama Sutra position instructions. (via Candyblog)

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THE WEEK IN REVIEWS – 2/12/2011

Written by | February 12, 2011

Topics: Energy Drink, Gum, Misc

be wary (of bad spelling)

Here are a few product reviews posted this week from other blogs we follow.

Whoever came up with the name for the coffee energy drink Monster Xpresso Midnite should’ve drank an energy drink before coming up with the name, because, perhaps, they wouldn’t have been so lazy with its spelling. (via Energy Fiend)

Thanks caffeinated pantyhose! You’re giving the chipper, hyper, and annoying female co-worker another way they can be even more chipper, hyper, and annoying. (via Possessed by Caffeine)

Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit has a juicy secret. I hope its juicy secret is that it killed a man. (via Sugar Pressure)

Spreadable light port wine cheese sounds gross, but the Wikipedia entry for port wine cheese is awesome. (via Clearance Cuisine)

There’s a beauty beverage called Self. I wonder how many spoonfuls of sugar I’d have to add to it to make it self-conscious? (via Probably Edible)

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THE DAY IN REVIEWS – 1/10/2011

Written by | January 10, 2011

Topics: Energy Drink, Gum, Ice Cream, Misc

Tiny Habanero

Here are a few product review posted today from other blogs we follow.

It seems the “dash of ginseng” in the Trident Vitality Awaken gum doesn’t do anything to perk someone up. Perhaps a dash of habanero seeds would’ve been more effective or whatever virus turns living people in zombies, because zombies never go to sleep. (via Gum Alert)

This alliteration sounds gross. (via Foodstuff Finds)

Who needs a high powered blender to make a milkshake? You can make a milkshake with this ice cream, milk, a spoon and your sexy high powered body to stir. (via On Second Scoop)

I wonder if I can crush a Lighter Spider Energy Drink can with a rolled up newspaper. (via Caffeine King)

I’m extremely disappointed The Megaclip is not a SyFy original movie. (via Office Supply Geek)

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THE WEEK IN REVIEWS – 11/20/2010

Written by | November 20, 2010

Topics: Candy, Chips, Energy Drink, Misc

Here are a few product reviews posted this week from other blogs we follow.

Hey! There are lightbulb-shaped paper clips. Now I can have an appropriately shaped clip where I can keep together my creative ideas. All I need now is a couch-shaped paper clip so that I can have an appropriately shaped clip to keep together my creative ideas that I will never start because I’m either too lazy or not motivated enough to follow through with them. (via Office Supply Geek)

Japan has an Adult KitKat. I’m surprised it doesn’t come with used schoolgirl panties. (via Jen Ken’s Kit Kat Blog

Popcorn that tastes like Rice Krispies Treats? If only they could figure out how to get wheat involved. It would create a top world crops trifecta, and give starving people in Africa another reason to dislike us. (via Foodette Reviews)

Doritos cheese crackers? Is there any flat, crunchy snack Doritos won’t turn radioactive orange? (via Munchies Blog)

There’s an energy drink that’s being marketed to soccer players, or for our international readers, an energy drink that’s being marketed to football players, or for those Americans who accidentally found themselves watching soccer on TV, an energy drink that helps them stay awake while watching soccer on TV. (via BevReview, Screaming Energy and Caffeine-A-Holic)

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