I have been scouring the grocery store for weeks looking for these little chocolate muffins – unsuccessfully, until last week. My local Hannaford now stocks them in the organic freezer section near the Ezekiel bread (which I’m also dying to try).
I first heard about VitaMuffins from Hungry girl. She just raves about them. She even has a game on her site called “Whack-a-Snack” that give you a 5% off coupon code at Vitalicious.com. They also receive a lot of hype on the Weight Watcher Boards due to the fact that most of varieties are only 1 point. This is big news in the dieting world. Guilt free, good-for-you chocolate. Vitalicious even claims they are better for you than eating an apple!
Chart courtesy of thenibble.com
The charts don’t lie. 50% of most of your daily vitamins! The 2oz Deep Chocolate variety that I bought even had 6 grams of fiber! Wow!
But how do they taste?
Mostly good. I wouldn’t expect fireworks in your mouth, but they were pretty tasty. The variety that I bought comes frozen. Vitalicious.com recommends that you:
Thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes or remove them from their package and defrost for 10-15 seconds in the microwave.
I didn’t do that the first time, so they were a little dry and well, frozen. But the second time I allowed them to thaw for a while and they were much better.
Would I buy them again?
Honestly, i’m not sure. They were a great snack for 1pt, but they were also very pricey – $4.99 for a 4-pack (yikes, right?). I may try their vitamuffin mix which is more versital. Roni over at Weight Watchen had a contest a few months back using VitaMix. She got some really great responses including: Raspberry Chocolate Waffle Cups, and my favorite VitaBrownie Pizza.
What do you think? I want to hear your opinions on VitaMuffins!