About a month ago, the lovely folks over at Vitalicious were kind enough to send me a VERY generous sampler pack of their VitaMuffin VitaTops and VitaBrownies.
Vitalicious supplements their baked goods with tons of vitamins and minerals to help busy consumers get the nutrients they need. They worked hard to create rich and wholesome muffins, brownies and cakes that can satisfy the sweetest tooth without giving you, well, a muffin top! Did they succeed? Read on!
VitaBrownie: The look of it reminded me of the packaged brownies that one can find in the checkout aisle of grocery stores. While the nutrition facts are better than those packaged brownies or even a homemade version, I’d prefer to eat the richer dessert. However, for someone looking for a quick chocolate fix, this is a good and healthy option.
Banana Nut: This tastes just like banana bread! There are big nutty chunks, and it smells like it came right out of the oven. Perfect!
CranBran: Very moist. The dried cranberries add just the right amount of tartness to the sweet muffin. It was perfect on its own and didn’t need any kind of spread.
AppleBerry: This is one of my favorites. It smells heavenly, just like the apple cake my dad makes. The berries are plump and juicy, and the muffin is light, fluffy and satisfying.
Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip: This was good, but a little dry. I had high hopes because chocolate + peanut butter is one of my favorite flavor combos; it wasn’t bad, but I would have been happier with more peanut butter flavor.
Chocolate Fig: This was good, but again it was a little dry and being the fig lover that I am, I wanted more dried fruit!
BlueBran: As soon as I opened the microwave, it smelled like homemade muffins. I loved this flavor! It tasted just like something I would have baked for myself.
Golden Corn: I love corn bread. I never think to make it myself or even buy it in stores, but when I do have it I’m a very happy girl. This muffin doesn’t taste exactly like a traditional corn muffin, but the taste is still there. It’s a little sweet, but that gave me more options to play around with it. Would you make a Greek yogurt/plum parfait with your Thanksgiving corn bread? I don’t think so! But maybe you should.
Double Chocolate Dream: The white and dark chocolate chips get deliciously melty, and it really does feel like eating birthday cake for breakfast.
Deep Chocolate: There were so many warm chocolate chips in here… I loved it! It was the perfect dessert, and definitely soothed my chocolate craving.
Bottom lines: I’m usually a chocolate fiend, but I surprised myself by enjoying the fruit and bran more… I found them to be more flavorful and “real” tasting. These muffins are fabulous for what they are: rich, low in calories, and full of wholesome ingredients.
Would I buy these? I don’t usually order muffins at bakeries because they’re usually pretty large and full of not-so-good things and a pretty big undertaking. With Vitamuffins, however, I can supplement my regular meal with a healthy treat without feeling like I can’t eat anything else for the rest of the day. I would definitely order this sampler pack again. Click here to purchase… it seems they have already come up with new flavors like Banana Fudge and Chocolate Mint, and have even added a low-acid coffee to their list of products!
Thanks again, Vitalicious!