Review! – Smart Cake Raspberry Cream

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Today I am reviewing Raspberry Cream Smart Cake.

Price: You can purchase an 8 pack (16 cakes) direct from Smart Baking Company for $27.99. This is $1.74 a cake. By comparison, you can purchase a Betty Crocker mini cake for $2.99 for 4, so 75 cents. However, this is comparing unhealthy to healthy, therefore I’m still giving: 4 STARS.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Taste: The consistency is like an angel food cake. The flavor is very “creamy”, but the raspberry does come through. The cake itself if a little dense, and has a slightly odd texture, but is pretty yummy. 4 STARS

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Keto Friendly: One (1) cake = 0g net carbs | 2.5g of fat | 4g of protein. These are very keto! You get quite a bit in one serving, so these are very filling. 5 STARS

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Artificial Crap: Eggs, Purified Water, Proprietary Fiber Blend (Oat Fiber, Corn Fiber, Flax), Erythritol, Whey Protein Isolate, Olive Oil, Pure Raspberry Extract, Pure Vanilla, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Monk Fruit , Citric Acid, Spices, Herbs. CONTAINS: EGG, DAIRY 5 SSTARS

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Overall: These were okay. I liken them to angel food cakes. They are a little dense, and not a whole strong flavor. But, they are filling, affordable, and a good snack. 4.5 stars overall.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Review! – Innofoods Coconut Keto Clusters

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Today I am reviewing Innofoods Coconut Keto Clusters.

Price: An 16oz bag can be purchased for $12.49. Each serving size is 1oz, so the cost per serving is 78 cents. A price comparison is difficult, as the closest thing I could compare this too is granola, which is made of oats usually. Oats are very inexpensive, so it really isn’t fair to compare the two. I’m going to leave at 4 stars, because 78 cents is not terrible, and this bag has lasted me a long time, however, there are slightly more affordable Keto Snacks. 4 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Taste: Oh my. The crunch, the sweet – so delicious! I really enjoy these a lot. First bite is a burst of coconut. After a few more bites, the coconut flavor settles, and you can almost taste the pecans, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. I really like coconut, so 5 stars. (If you are adverse to coconut, you may rate less, however, you probably wouldn’t have bought these, now would you? 🙂 )

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Keto Friendly: One (1) ounce = 4g net carbs | 14g of fat | 3g of protein. These are a fantastic choice! I really enjoy the crunch of the nut mix and the sweet of the coconut. They meet my need for sweet, crunchy, and keep me full. I’ve found that these are a good snack for on the road. 5 Stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Artificial Crap: (organic*) Coconut*, Pumpkin Seeds*, Pecans* Almonds*, Cane Sugar*, Brown Rice Syrup*, Coconut Butter*, Erythritol*, Flax Seeds*, Sea Salt, Agave Fiber*, Natural Flavor*.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall: I really liked these. They also made a really good “granola” topping for the Simple Truth Keto Black Raspberry Ice Cream. The helped my sweet tooth and the want of crunch. They also not only meet the Keto requirements, but are vegan and gluten free. I might just start bringing a bag to future potlucks! Also, there is only 1g of sugar alcohols added, so if you do splurge and eat the entire bag, chances are you will not have intestinal discomfort. I do wish they were a little more affordable, but, I will just keep an eye out and stock up when they are on sale! 4.5 Stars

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Review! – Simple Truth Keto French Ice Cream Coffee Chip

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A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Simple Truth Keto French Ice Cream Black Raspberry Chip and today I am reviewing Simple Truth Keto French Ice Cream Coffee Chip.

The Simple Truth brand, launched by Kroger, is certified organic by the USDA.

Price: As with the other flavors, at $3.99 for a pint of ice cream (and I bought on sale at Harris Teeter), this was a REALLY good price point! Ben & Jerrys in my area is usually over $5 and the other low carb brands usually run a little higher as well. 5 Stars!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Taste: Once again, for a traditional sugar free ice cream, this was really delicious. The ice cream was not overly sweet. There was a nice balance of “crunch”. The coffee flavor came through but is not overpowering. Constancy wise, this ice cream seemed a little smoother and it was not gritty at all. It was very “normal”. There is also a good ratio of the chips to ice cream – they are scattered very evenly throughout. 5 stars!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Keto Friendly: One serving (2/3 cup | 1/3 of the pint)

8g net carbs | 4g protein | 17g fat

As far as macros go, this ice cream is fantastic! As with the black raspberry, I had a very small portion and was fully satisfied. The large amount of fat kept me very full, and the flavor packed a punch, meeting my sweet cravings. 5 stars!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Artificial Crap:

French Ice Cream: Water, Cream, Erythritol, Chicory Root Fiber, Egg Yolk, Milk Protein Isolate, Coffee Concentrate, Glycerin, Contains Less Than 1% : Salt, Cellulose Gel, Monk Fruit Extract, Steviol Glycosides, Cellulose Gum.

Choco Flakes: Coconut Oil, Cocoa, Erythritol, Sunflower lecithin, Salt, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Vanilla Extract, Monk fruit. 

Contains: Milk & Egg

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall: I really liked this ice cream. If you are a fan of coffee and a fan of ice cream – I highly recommend. The price point was affordable, the flavor is delicious, there are a good amount of chocolate chips dispersed, and the macros were spot on for keto. None of the ingredients were sketchy, which I appreciate. I will totally continue to buy this brand, as the Black Raspberry and this Coffee Chip were both spot on!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Review! – BHU KETO Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bar

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Today I am reviewing BHU Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars. I purchased mine in the refrigerated section of Target, however it looks like you can purchase large containers from BHU directly, as well as these sized bars in different flavors. However today specifically is the chocolate chip cookie dough flavor.

Price: I purchased these for $2.99 at my local Target. You can purchase Quest Bars for about $2.16 each. The BHU Keto bars are 1.6oz ($1.35oz), vs the Quest Bars at 2.12oz. There appears to be no discount purchasing these from the website directly price wise. You can purchase from the website in a 9oz tub for $14.99 ($1.66oz), so, that is an even worse deal. That is why I am giving it one star.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Taste: The flavor on these was meh. They had the gritty taste of many things such as this that are “healthy”. The consistency was just not that good to me. I think I would have liked them had I never had a different brand. I tried to microwave for a few seconds to give them a chance to be a yummy melted cookie, but alas, even warming them up was not helpful. Even if microwaving them helped however, this would eliminate the convenience factor.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Keto Friendly: One (1) protein bar = 4g net carbs | 15g of fat |11g of protein. The macro’s are pretty good. The large amount of protein would be great if you work out and need more protein. They are very filling, however I needed a little bit of milk after, so that kind of negated the low carb aspect of these – ha! I do also like that they have some potassium, as this is one macro I do struggle to get.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Artificial Stuff: Organic Cashews, Organic Red Palm Oil (Certified Sustainable), Organic Prebiotic Fiber (from Tapioca), Organic Chocolate Chips [Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Soluble Fiber (from Tapioca), Organic Cocoa Butter, Monk Fruit, Natural Flavors], Organic Pea Protein, Water, Organic Baobab, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Organic Monk Fruit.

(Allergen: Tree Nuts). *Manufactured in a facility that also processes nuts, whey, and eggs.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall: I am not a fan of the flavor of these, nor the price. They are good for vegan’s looking for more protein, but there are so many better options out there. I do not recommend.

Rating: 3 out of 5.


Update: I left a link to this review on Facebook with BHU and got a response:

“Hi Jessica, thank you for your review of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Keto Bar. I would like to clarify your listing of the Cookie Dough in a Jar and the price per oz. It is a different product with a different formula, so readers of your review might be a little misled. Also, the keto bars are meant to be refrigerated and kept at a cool to moderate temperature, therefore, by microwaving the bar it is definitely not in its ideal form. I see you were not entirely pleased with the bar. I hope you will give some of our other products a try sometime 🙂 Hope you have a pleasant day.”

I do plan on purchasing the other products of theirs to try – and I will review them as I do! -Jessica

Review! – Simple Truth Keto French Ice Cream Black Raspberry Chip

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Today I am reviewing Simple Truth Keto French Ice Cream Black Raspberry Chip. The Simple Truth brand, launched by Kroger, is certified organic by the USDA.

Price: At $3.99 for a pint of ice cream (and I bought on sale at Harris Teeter!), this was a REALLY good price point! Ben & Jerrys in my area is usually over $5 and the other low carb brands usually run a little higher as well.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Taste: So, for a traditional sugar free ice cream, this was really good. The ice cream was not overly sweet and the flavor of the black raspberry came through really well. It was a nice balance. Constancy wise, this ice cream was not as smooth and creamy as, say, Ben & Jerrys, but it seems with non traditional sugar options, the consistency is not going to be like “normal”.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Keto Friendly: One serving (2/3 cup | 1/3 of the pint)

8g net carbs | 4g protein | 17g fat

As far as macros go, this ice cream is fantastic! I had a very small portion and was fully satisfied. The large amount of fat kept me very full, and the flavor packed a punch, meeting my sweet cravings.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Artificial Crap:

French Ice Cream: Water, Cream, Erythritol, Chicory Root Fiber, Egg Yolk, Milk Protein Isolate, Glycerin, Black Raspberry Puree, Contains Less Than 1% Vegetable Juice (Color), Natural Flavor, Salt, Cellulose Gel, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Monk Fruit Extract, Steviol Glycosides, Cellulose Gum, Choco Flakes: Coconut Oil, Cocoa, Erythritol, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Vanilla Extract, Monk Fruit;

Contains: Milk & Egg

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall: I really liked this ice cream. The price point was affordable, the flavor is delicious, there are a good amount of chocolate chips dispersed, and the macros were spot on for keto. None of the ingredients were sketchy either. I will totally buy this brand again.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Okay – be back soon – I’m running to stock up on this brand! Lol!

Review! – ChocXO KETO Dark Chocolate Snaps w/ Coconut, Almonds & Sea Salt

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Today I am reviewing the ChocXO KETO Dark Chocolate Snaps w/ Coconut, Almonds & Sea Salt. I purchased mine at Costco, however they can be found in many other locations, such as Amazon, or direct from ChocXO.

Price: Direct from ChocXO – these are priced at $15.95 USD per 21 pieces which works out to $0.76 USD per piece. (Ranking based off of my local price of my fav thick sliced bacon – $5.99 per lb or $0.38 USD)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Taste: The chocolate consistency is really good. The bars have a good snap, and unlike some others not made in the traditional way (read; with massive amounts of artificial chemicals and sweeteners). I actually find these snaps almost too sweet. I think they would be amazing for KETOR’s who are trying to break away from sugar. I do love that a serving size is two snaps (two of the individually wrapped pieces). I haven’t not wanted to sit down however and eat two snaps – 1/2 of one seems to satiate my need for sweet!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Keto Friendly: Two (2) snaps = 3g net carbs | 15g of fat | 3g of protein. These are a fantastic choice! I appreciate the high amount of fat to help me feel full. In addition, the almonds provide a nice crunch and the salt in this flavor helps me to meet me salt macro. I also appreciate that these are not filled with sugar alcohols to help keep the net carbs low.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Artificial Crap: Ingredients are Organic dark chocolate (organic cocoa mass, organic cocoa butter, organic low-fat cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, organic vanilla extract), organic coconut, organic almonds, sea salt.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall: I really liked these. I will 100% keep these stocked. So far they have lasted me a really long time, especially since 1/2 of one snap is enough for me for a treat! The price is MUCH better when taking that into consideration!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Review! – Country Archer Mini Beefsticks

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Today I am reviewing the Country Archer Mini Beefsticks. I purchased mine at Costco, however they can be found in many other locations, such as Amazon.

Price: On average $0.92 USD per stick | $0.54 USD per oz – – – these are not the cheapest Keto snacks. However, for a meat product, the price is not bad. (Ranking based off of my local price of my fav thick sliced bacon – $5.99 per lb)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Taste: I thought these tasted pretty good! They are not like beef jerky, more of a “slim jim” type of snack in the consistency, but I did enjoy them.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Keto Friendly: At 0 carbs |3.5g of fat | 5g of protein, these are a great choice. I wish they had a little more fat to help me meet that macro, but they still work well in my version of KETO.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Artificial Crap: Ingredients are Grass-Fed Beef, Water, Sea Salt, Encapsulated Lactic Acid, Cultured Celery Powder (Celery Powder, Sea Salt), Garlic Powder, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Cherry Powder, Coriander, Onion Powder, White Pepper, Ground Nutmeg, Parsley, Colored Beef Collagen Casing (Paprika, Beta-Carotene).

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall: I really liked these. I will purchase again. I enjoy having these handy Beefsticks on hand when I need a quick snack that won’t ruin my macros!

Rating: 4 out of 5.