Roam Stick Hickory Smoked Pork w/uncured Bacon sounds like it might be a really fancy meat stick. I'm not sure that’s the case. I thought this roam stick was just kind of average. It's moist and smoky for sure, but not much else stood out about it for me. I would eat it again, but what makes this guy unique, not much for me really.
The KZ Clean Eating Milk Chocolate Salted Carmel Bar is one of the tastiest low carb chocolates I have tasted recently. It's a very smooth taste with slight caramel notes. It has some light crunchy nature to it too that helps to bring out the salt taste. I really enjoyed this bar and thought it was very good. Usually I take my time with chocolate but i actually ate this pretty quick because it was so good. I think the hard part would be paying $6.99 for a chocolate bar to be sent to me. Again. this is for those people that really like a quality chocolate.
Woah, this stuff is much spicier than I expected it would have been. That’s not a bad thing by any means. Grandpa's Beef Jerky Cajun Style Mesquite flavor is a great way to curb you mid-day cravings and it actually packs some quality heat. It’s labeled as a medium heat but I would say it's slightly hotter than other medium jerky's out there.
The Adapt Brownie Bar for kids is pretty tasty. It has a slight coconut taste to it also. A tasty treat if you are needing a chocolate fix. I think the problem I have with this company is the price and how little it actually gives you for the price. I would have to pay for shipping to get these sent to me. And why do that when I can go to Walmart and just get some Atkins brownies that are bigger and cheaper.
If you read this blog you know that I am constantly on the look-out for Low Carb products that meet my lifestyle and help to make my life a bit easier. Saving time on cooking, and having a variety of snacks available help to make the diet a bit easier on myself so I don’t get bored with the same old things. So when I discovered that there was a new subscription service that sends you products that fit within the low carb lifestyle I was on board.
Keto Krate is a new subscription box that is available in the long list of to your door monthly box subscriptions that is specifically geared towards the Keto and low carb lifestyle. They guarantee that all items in the box will be less than 5 carbs per serving and that the value of the collected items products will always exceed the cost of the box.
My desire to find some new snacks that were low carb is really what made me decide to give it a try, that plus who doesn’t like a surprise now and then.
My review's for the individual products in this box will be cut short here. I will be doing more in-depth reviews on each product and share links to those reviews here as I complete them. Right now I just want to talk about this month's box and what I got as a whole.
So every box has a nice little welcome card that explains all the items you received and then usually has some promo codes in case you need more of something. I have already found myself using this for a snack I receive in my last box that no one carried in the stores near me. I had to have some more so having a little discount was great to give me the incentive to get some shipped to me.
Lots of great items this month and a couple that I was pretty excited to try out. So what was in my box this month?
This box seemed to focus a bit more on the snack and cravings side. We already have a couple items that are in the chocolate category which I don’t mind. They could send me a big box of chocolate and I would be happy. Some seeds and snack mixes too. The Gorilly Goods mix looks kinda fun and different. And I was happy to see they Super seedz again. The adapt bar seems afully small to be considered a legit item in this box. And a nice bag of Jerky to try out that looks like it may have some nice spice to it. Overall a solid box. Nothing too crazy or spooky here. I cant wait to try these things.
Gorilly Goods Snack Mix
SuperSeedz Somewhat Spicy
Adapt Brownie Bar for kids
Clean Eating Milk Chocolate Salted Carmel
Roam Stick Hickory Smoked Pork
Grandpa's Beef Jerky Cajun Style Mesquite
Curly Girls Candy Coconut Macadamia bites
This marks the second time that I have tried a snack mix from LC foods. The spicy pepitas and jack cheese mix was better than the name sounds. Yummy pumpkin seeds with freeze dried cheese. A little bit of salt and pepper for great flavor. I was actually really impressed with the taste of the snack mix. Kept it at my desk and had to munch on throughout the day. So far these little snack mixes do a great job. I'm curious as to whether or not they sell them in larger sizes. I'm not sure that ordering the small bags will be worth the shipping handling. But as an addition to your shopping cart when ordering through this company might be a nice little thing to have.
I know a thing or two about chocolate. You can believe me or you don't have to. But it's a fact.
The second fact is this, I like dark chocolate. I don't think it's gross like some people do and I actually enjoy the taste. I have had different varieties of dark chocolate so I understand it's complex complexities and it's notes. I know that some dark chocolates can be more bitter than others. I've taken all this into account.
Last fact, this chocolate is not good. It's called Innocent Chocolate and they call it that because it actually has negative carbs. I don't understand the science behind it and I don't know how it works. What I do know is that it doesn't taste good. Maybe it's the lack of carbs that actually makes it taste weird but the aftertaste it left in my mouth was very strange. I was actually drinking coffee at the time and usually coffee does a good job to accentuate the different notes in chocolate. After I took a bite of this chocolate and then proceeded to have a drink of coffee the taste in my mouth resembled that of slightly burnt popcorn. I'm not even joking. That was the taste.
All that to say is I'm all for products that go low-carb and even help me in my low-carb diet, but I will gladly take a few carbs in my chocolate if that means it will not taste like garbage. I also don't think they should call this innocent chocolate. It is very very guilty.
With the popularity of cauliflower these days it was only a matter time before some of the companies out there hopped on the bandwagon. Which is great for us because It can make creating our meals a lot easier. We love to use cauliflower rice at our house. Works great with Currys and stir fry. Unfortunately I don't always have the time to grate up cauliflower. Sometimes we will do a big batch all at once and freeze some for another time. But if you're in a hurry there's some new options available.
Birds Eye, The company you find in your frozen vegetable section now has a steam in the bag version of cauliflower rice. This is great. Toss it in the microwave for a few minutes and it comes out steaming and a wonderful little bowl of rice. Now you're probably paying a little extra than you would if you got a whole head of cauliflower and did this yourself, but it's nice to have these in the freezer for those last minute meals. And the cauliflower taste great. We will be having a couple of these in the freezer at all times.
I'm not afraid of fish. Actually like it a lot. Good smoke salmon, cod, whatever it is if it's cooked right it's yummy. I even like sushi. But for whatever reason the idea of fish jerky gives me the heebie-jeebies.
Seabear Smoked Salmon Jerky was a daunting task for me to try. It's probably more of a mental thing, but I had a really hard time with the idea of eating fish jerky. Something to do with the idea of the fish being raw and then sitting for a while to dry out. I used to dehydrate my own meat and I know that those dehydrators can get warm which is a weird thoughtful when it's fish. Now I know that it's not going to be bad or unsafe. No company is going to put a product like that on the market. But it was a mental thing for me that made it hard to try.
But I'm not a chicken and I have a job to do. So I tried a bite of this jerky. It's kind of like the smoke salmon you might have at a brunch. Only chewier. Really smoky and really fishy. For me personally it was actually a little too smoky. Soon as I opened up the bag my entire surrounding area was filled with the scent of smoked salmon. That's not the kind of snack you can easily hide at the workplace.
In terms of taste it was great. Tasted fine like smoked salmon. Very strong smoky taste. If that's your thing you'll probably love it.
If you're a fan of dried fish you probably like the stuff and if you can get past your mental blocks might really enjoy it. For me I won't be going back to it.
It's amazing to me that it has taken so long for me to do a write up about Jimmy Johns. They are a company that is blowing up everywhere and they seem to really be getting on everyone's good side. In the town that I live we have had several locations open up in the last few years. I guess I avoided a them for a while because I didn't expect them to have any low carb options for me. I was very wrong.
Jimmy Johns will take any sandwich on their menu and make them an "Unwich", a fancy way to say lettuce wrapped. When I tried my first one I got the Vito sandwich that is their version of an Italian sandwich. Pepperoni, salami, onions, tomatoes, and Italian dressing. Very tasty with a nice amount of meat. They also do a great job of wrapping the sandwich with lettuce. Usually places that do this just throw things together and u get a mess of ingredients. Not this. I felt like it was easy to eat and was wrapped nicely with a great ratio of the meat to lettuce. I will totally do this again.
Thank Jimmy Johns for giving us options.
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