Ha! Now how’s THAT for a post title? 😉
Oh you know, just some overcompensation for Tuesday. If you don’t get the song reference, I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends. Kidd Rock isn’t my idol or anything, but a few of his hits do highlight the timeline of memories in my life.
So anywho! Let’s get to the point of this post, shall we? After my Foodie Friday post a couple of weeks ago, I got a request for a more detailed review of the GNC goodies I came home with (Hi, Ana!) annnnd, since I treated myself to trip back the other day, I thought it only made sense to share my thoughts…
Behold, the haul from my last trip. I’ll go ahead and say those PROFIT bars were nothing to write home about (kinda gritty actually) and we all know how well that blueberry Lean Bar went down so let’s just concentrate on the others! Since I’m still WELL set on Quest bars, I refrained from buying up any boxes, but they did have a little buy three, get one free sale going on so I snagged up a few singles!
Three cookie dough Combat Bars (because sweet caramely goodness makes ma’ heart sing) and one FREE peanut butter that I’m willing to give another chance. It wasn’t as show-stopping as the cookie dough flavor, but I’m not ready to write it off just yet. As far as peanut butter flavored protein bars go, I’ve had a LOT worse. And well, I always prefer to live by my motto, “I’ll try anything
once TWICE!” 😉
Three chocolate mint B Up Bars…the ONLY flavor that proved itself. The texture of these bars is a little like stale marshmallows and even kinda taste like a marshmallow after a trip under the broiler…only less sweet. I wasn’t impressed with the sugar cookie flavor AT ALL…tasted like air. The cinnamon roll wasn’t bad, better heated. But the chocolate mint was great all around and it was one of the best bars I can get in a vending machine, luckily now a days you can find vending machines everywhere thanks to services like Newcastle vending machine service so you will always be capable of find one of these bars around.
Ooey gooey melty goodness!
But wait a minute. Didn’t I say it was a buy three get one free sale? Where’s my freebie?! Well, I confess that I let my little (literally, I wanted to put him in my pocket) GNC dude talk me into another Lean Bar…after shaking away a flashback to the “blueberry muffin candle experience”, I caved. But I think once you see the bar in question, you’ll completely understand why the lack of restraint…
Holy mother of GOD!!!!! 😯
Fucking crack people…CRACK! Screw cake, I’ll take a mountain of these for my next birthday. The only thing missing is the candle [flavor]…ha! Seriously, this was one of those bars that’s not so big, but it takes you for.ev.er to eat it just because you don’t want it to end. I’m actually beating myself up for not buying an entire box. And while I’m shaking my fist in the air and cursing GNC Dude, you can carry your butts to the store, buy these up and then curse me! Lol
And last but not least, how ’bout ‘dem Quest chips?
I will say they did a REALLY good job with the flavors. Surprisingly, the sour cream and onion was my favorite out of the three. I really thought it’d be the cheddar and sour cream since that was always my favorite as a kid. But the thing is, the texture…they’re just weird. Kinda grainy/papery? I know, I get it, they’re healthy, but honestly, I’d rather not have a chip than have a really weird chip…especially at nearly $3 a bag!
The lovely peeps over at Detour sent me their brand new NOT EVEN IN STORES YET bar to try and it actually came in the same day I got my GNC goodies. The flavor? Salted.caramel.cookie.dough! I know…shut the front door! While some bites are more salty than others, overall, I absolutely love it. And I’m so glad they sent it to me because I don’t think I would have purchased it on my own. Each bar is 230 calories which is typically bigger than any bar I eat, but since I’ve been waking up with less of an appetite for breakfast lately, it’s the perfect solution!
Disclaimer: The Detour Bar was the ONLY bar that I did not pay for out of my own pocket. None of the companies included in this post even know I’m posting this. Also, I was not compensated in any way for and all opinions are my own and are unbiased.
What foodie finds have you discovered this week?
Are you a Kidd Rock fan? What’s your favorite song?
Oh lord, I need to try the Detour Bars & Birthday Cake Lean Bar!!! The new line of PB B-Up Bars are awesome! Check em out ASAP!
Ok, they’re on the list. I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled! I trust your judgement…you’re the reason I hunted down those Combat bars! 🙂
I need to restock my bar stash! I like to keep some in my desk for afternoon emergencies 🙂 All of those flavors look awesome but the birthday cake one sounds the best!!
I’m going to need that Lean Bar. Stat.
I was a little proud of myself because I knew EXACTLY what you were referring to with that post title 😉
Hell yeah! *fist bump* Lol
Love your honest reviews here. You should see the Australian bars we have. They actually break your jaw and lie on their packages (Seriously!).
Oh Quest Chips. How I stuffed you in my suitcase only to be disappointed. Although, they make good ‘breadcrumbs’ for burgers lol!
Haha, aww! I loved stuffing them into a couple of sandwiches, but I like your idea for breadcrumbs. And they said you were just a pretty face. 😉