I tried these Pork King Good White Cheddar Pork Rinds. The rinds themselves are nice and light with a good crunch to them. The flavor however was a bit uneven. The pork rinds at the top of my bag were just average. As I traveled down the bag and got pork rinds with more of the White Cheddar flavor on them they improved. But even though they got better they didn’t ever stand out as being top notch pork rinds. If your hard up for some of these I can think of a few other brands that are a bit better and you can find the even on Amazon.
Curly Girls Candy Coffee Toffee is pretty tasty. I love Toffee first of all so this is right up my alley. But this company is high end chocolate and has great flavor. It’s the kind of sweet your savor over time. Don’t eat the whole bag at once otherwise you may have some stomach cramping. But it's hard not too. Honestly this is one of my favorite low carb sugar free chocolate companies. If these aren't your thing, hit up their website. Your probably find something else that you like.
Oh Cute, Little tiny Salamis. Perfect for snacking. Wait, are these meat sticks? I think they are. But Salami is fancy right? Meat sticks aren't fancy….are they? These Skinny Salamis are said to be artisanal. That high end stuff. You don’t throw around the word artisanal unless you mean it. They have to be made by real artisans. Still Its meat that in a stick. So I'm a bit confused.
Let's cut to the chase.
Are they good tasting. Yes
Are they salami. Yes
Are the dried. Yes
Do you feel like you can drink these with a fine glass of red? Yes.
Would Randy Savage eat one. Probably.
Do I recommend it? Sure. But, if they are near you. Do go shipping these to you where there are perfectly good Slim Jims down the street.
The Kiss My Keto Chocolate Coconut Bar is another High Fat/Low Carb bar meal replacement from the Kiss my Keto company. Overall the flavor was pretty good with a nice consistency. The coconut wasn’t too strong or overpowering either. I actually think that even someone like my wife how isn't a big of a fan of Coconut would be ok with it. It has hints of the taste, but it isn't filled with the shredded coconut that some bars are.
I guess when it was all done, I wasn’t blown away by anything. As Keto and Atkins grow in popularity, we get more options for bars. And as that happens it becomes harder and harder to differentiate between the options out there. I don’t think this one stands apart in any major way for me. I would love to see a bar company really focus on doing some unique flavors and tastes to stand out. Coconut, Peanut butter, and chocolate chip flavors are all pretty common. So if that’s what you want, a good basic bar. This is probably just fine.
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.
Another month means another keto box from Keto Krate. This month is full of a bunch of items I haven't tried. First up was some new proteins bars and lots of them. Kiss My keto has a coconut bar they included, Atkins has a lemon Bar, and NuGo has a brownie crunch bar that looks good. All look pretty yummy and usually brownie bars are something I can get behind. On the brownie topic KetoND makes a Fudge Brownie Shake mix they included as well. They have a snack mix by Gorilla goods, some Walnuts that are Seasalt which hit the nuts/seed category . There is some dried cheese which is common, some Spicy Pumpkin seeds by Skout, and some new smart Cake which are cinnamon. I love Cinnamon anything and smart cakes are great! Of course there has to be some Meat sticks which are covered here in Skinny Salamis. Curly Girl makes some chocolate toffee which I can’t wait to try. And lastly some new pork rinds to taste.
Overall a decent box. No major surprises here and nothing that shocked me. I would say that this has some good objects in it. But again, nothing that would put it in the top box category.
Kiss My Keto Chocolate Coconut Bar
Atkins Lemon Bar
NuGo Slim Brownie Crunch Bar
Gorilly Goods Pumpkin Seed and Kale
Just The Cheese Mild Cheddar
Ketond Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Skout Organic Pumpkin Seeds Spicy Texas Chili
Walnuts Sea Salt
SmartCakes Cinnamon Cakes
Curly Girls Candy Coffee Toffee
Pork King Good White Cheddar Pork Rinds
I was scared to try these. I waited way too long to give them a fair shot. Mainly because I have tried several pumpkin seeds brands in the past that were either too gritty or had a strange aftertaste. Skout Mountain Ranch Pumpkin Seeds were not the case. They are very smooth and not gritty at all. The ingredients are all real and natural too. Nothing added that doesn’t belong. The flavor is extremely satisfying and full. If you are a fan of ranch tasting snacks, you will probably like this. And if you haven't been a huge fan of pumpkin seed in the past I would recommend you to give this brand a try. They really do pack in the flavor.
Ketologie Strawberry Keto Shake is decent, but extremely filling. I mixed mine with unsweetened almond milk and I had hoped it would be a little sweeter than it was. Still it had good taste. However about half way in I was full and couldn’t drink any more. It just was too much. Clearly it works well as a meal replacement. I only wish it had a little bit more sweetener in it. I am a sucker for some strawberry milk from my childhood days. This was not that. But I can dream. Good Strawberry taste, but could be a pinch sweeter.
The Primal Kitchen Coconut Lime Protein Bar has a great unique flavor that sets it apart from others with a lime coconut taste in it. Using fresh ingredients, fatty oils, and cage free eggs, it delivers on the protein as well. I thought it was a pretty good bar. A bit crumbly and not very well held together. But really my biggest issue was its size. It's kind of small. Its probably good for a snack, but as a meal replacement it wouldn’t cut it for me. Still, it was decent.
Keto Farms is known for using simple ingredients in their recipes and their hot drink mixes are no different. They sent me a few samples to try and overall I liked what I tried.
Keto Coffee - I first tried some of the Keto Coffee they make. It has built in oils to get your body going and help give you some energy but not the crash you normally get with coffee. It has some hints of vanilla in it for some additional flavor. I am personally a big coffee drinker and I thought this was decent. It’s a bit too creamy for me and even filled me up a bit more than I was expecting. Definitely best used in the morning for some meal filler. The flavor itself didn’t jump out as anything outstanding.
Matcha - I never really understood matcha until this moment. It was always very watery and bland for my taste. This was personally a game changer for me in the match world. Great flavor and very creamy. I loved its sweetness and how smooth this was. Like the coffee it also did a great job of having some filler to it, but the stand out was just the overall taste. This was the closest thing I have experienced to a tasty Tea latte from the comfort of my home. I would easily have this again, and plan to try more Matcha tea drinks simply because of with one along showing me what it can taste like.
Overall they make some pretty decent drinks. I definitely recommend the Matcha for anyone who like teas. And if you can't make up your mind you can even purchase some variety packs.
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