Friday, May 21, 2010

Review of Vitalicious Vita Tops

After my giveaway last month of Deep Chocolate Vita Tops, I received some of my own to try out and review. I'll say right off the bat that it says a lot that Mike (who is still in the process of quitting smoking) has been eating them too.

We had a variety of Vita Tops to test out, from Chocolate Mint to Banana Nut, along with their Chocolate Brownies. If you aren't familiar with the product, one of their tag lines is "maximum nutrition for minimal calories." They are preservative free (must be kept frozen otherwise they spoil), have 8 grams of whole grains, 15 vitamins and minerals, are a good source of fiber with 100 calories and between 1 and 2 grams of fat per muffin. Completely feel good eating.

I would grab one out of the freezer, and either let it come to room temperature for a snack, or would pop it in the toaster to have for breakfast with my coffee. I put one next to Mike's water bottle in the fridge, so he could take it with him when he leaves for work. They have so many different flavors (three of chocolate alone) that it's easy to have a few favorites (at least for me). This is what I thought of each:

Apple Berry - I'm going to use the word "bursting" for this one, there were chunks of apple, along with whole blueberries and cranberries.

Blueberry Bran - very full flavored, lots of whole berries.

Golden Corn - it was dense, with a rich corn taste.

Bran Cranberry - sometimes bran can be grainy, this wasn't like that at all.

Banana Nut - subtle banana taste, I liked the addition of walnuts.

Chocolate Mint Chip - my favorite of them all, the mint flavor wasn't overpowering, and the chips just made it even better.

Triple Chocolate Chunk - reminded me of a devil dog.

Deep Chocolate - ditto on the devil dog.

We also had the Brownies, which to me tasted more like cake than a brownie, but the bonus was the nuts on top.

So if you're looking to find a way to eat muffins or chocolate and not feel guilty about it, definitely give these a try.

*I received samples for this review, I was not compensated for my thoughts on the product.


Julie said...

Hi Molly,
When you had your giveaway I was hoping that I would win those babies:) Where did you purchase them? I am going to pick up some of the different chocolate ones for sure:) Thanks for the review there Lady!! I hope that you have a nice weekend!

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

I love these as well!

justme said...

my friend had suggested these and i never got to try them, must do it now

Amo said...

All the flavors sound delicious! Especially the chocolate ones!

Lisa said...

wow! this is a pretty enthusiastic review! I've wanted to try for a while now (always read about them on Hungry Girl) but they are pretty expensive. Maybe now that I knkow you like them, I'll give them a try.

Susan Fobes said...

You are making me hungry... I will definitely check these out. Do the kids like them? Thanks Molly!

ajh said...

I had some awhile ago but have forgotten to get more. Will have to do it.

MCM Mama said...

I just bought some of the banana nut ones to try. I'm taking a break from sugar right now, but I can't wait to try them soon. Thanks for the review!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I just found these over the weekend, thanks for the review, didnt have all the selection you were able to try out.