The million dollar bar... plus more!

OK seriously... it's like candy... amazing delicious candy... that is only 155 calories, 3.5 g fat, 10 g sugars, 1.5 g fiber, and 15 grams of protein!!! It's a layer of nugget type stuff, covered in caramel... then soy crispies and chocolate!! OMG YUM!!!

(if you are curious about the ingredient list here it is: Ingredients: Protein Blend {Whey Protein Isolate, Soy Crisps (Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Calcium Carbonate), Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Gelatin, Calcium Caseinate}, Protein Coating {Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein Isolate, Cocoa Powder, Whey Powder, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Vanilla}, Skim Milk, Sugar, Glycerin, Water, Corn Syrup, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Inulin, Salt, Coconut Oil, Soy Lecithin, Salt and Natural and Artificial Flavors.)

I don't understand how this tastes so good, you people at mydietshops.com THANK YOU!! The packaging says it tastes like a candy bar.. did I believe the packaging... hell no... and was I proved wrong! If you gave this to someone and said "hey try this new candy bar" they would happily chow it down without any idea there's 15 grams of protein in it!

I've tried a ton of different protein bars... some really are more like candy bars nutritionally than anything else... many are nutritionally sound, but give you a chalky after taste. Others are made for meal replacements and have over 300 calories and 14 grams of fat. This million dollar bar is the real deal and perfect for a snack or to eat right after a workout to refuel. So tasty!

OK lets start over for a second... The people at mydietshops.com contacted me about doing a post about them, I'd never heard of them and truthfully am a a little sketchy of "diet" websites. I looked through what they were selling and let them know I didn't promote products I hadn't personally tried and that I'd be happy to do an unbiased review if they wanted to send me some things to review. A few days later a box with a variety of protein bars and a few flavors of prepackaged shake mixes showed up.

Looking at what they sent me I still wasn't sold. (one of the bars had a disclaimer that it shouldn't be used in diets under 400 calories a day) wait what?? did you say 400 calories A DAY??? At this point I was over the top skeptical about what this site was promoting and went back to do a little more looking around. I found some things on their diet page about a 1000 calorie a day diet... and I have to say I wouldn't support that at all. To me (not a nutritionist just a person who loves to work out and eat healthy) 1000 calories is way too low for a healthy lifestyle that involves being active, which is what I'm all about. At the same point I think their products are top quality and taste amazing.

So let me tell you about the other things they sent, because even though I wouldn't follow their diet philosophies these products are amazing.

The Double Peanut Butter Bars - Diet Health & Sports WISE Brand (ITEM #DHSW-BAR-204) I can't seem to do a direct link so I gave you the full product description. These aren't as amazing as the million dollar bar but they are still wicked tasty. I actually had this one first and thought it was great! But then I ate the million dollar bar and don't want to eat anything else ever again haha. Nutritionally they are still good compared to other bars on the market. 150 calorie, 4.5 grams of fat, 0 fiber, 15 grams protein. So a little more fat, and less fiber than the million dollar bars, but still not too shabby. This bar comes in a bunch of flavors: chocolate, rocky road, PB and jelly, oatmeal... and more.


They also sent me some protein shakes. They come in plastic bottles with the powder portioned out. All you do it add water and shake! Since they are so lightweight you could easily have one stashed in your gym bag for an emergency snack (plus no worry about a premade shake spilling all over your stuff!). John and I tried the coffee cooler tonight and John thought it tasted great especially considering it was only mixed with water. I wasn't sold on the coffee flavor but John was a total fan! I on the other hand prefer the straight up chocolate variety they sent :)


OK seriously I wish they sent more of the million dollar bars... I'm craving one now! IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!!

13 chews:

Astra Libris said...

Sounds totally yum! :-)

Wendy said...

steph...i am glad you mentioned that 400 calories/day and 1000 calories/day are unhealthy. I think that is so important. :)

It is important that people know that at that point you are kind of starving your body and it will not function at its best.

Lori said...

I had to laugh about the 400 calories a day - I have at least that just for breakfast LOL!

Jamie said...

I'm impressed! I would try any protein bar that ACTUALLY tastes like candy:)

Ann said...

That candy bar sounds perfect! I've been craving nougat, crunch, chocolate and caramel! It's like - my perfect candy bar in one- I may think about ordering one. Also, I may wither away at 1000 calories a day. Or I'd be real mean and useless- either way, not gonna happen ever!

Megan said...

I want a milllion dollar bar!

Dr. Lucero said...

First: Thank you Steph Chows for the great review of MyDietShopz.Com products.

Second: I agree with your comments in general on the 1000 Calorie Diet and activity and glad you pointed that out. We do not recommend the 1000 Cal. a day diet for most people.

However, I would also like to point out that there are some exceptions, such as people whose Ideal Body Weight is less than 120 pounds. And for them depending on activity, they need a 1000 cal. per day diet to lose weight to get to their ideal body weight. And, this would yield maybe only 1 to 2 pounds per week weight loss which is a healthy and safe weight loss rate.

Also, there are some who cannot be as active as what is recommended. Sometimes this is because of work, family obligations, injury or disability.

Just a little food for thought.

Keep up the great job.
Thanks
Dr. Lucero
MyDietShopz.Com

that million dollar bar reminds me of the $100,000 grand bar from my youth. I didn't care for that too much though.

Nice blog, good luck.
So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager

stephchows said...

Glad everyone is liking the sounds of these! Dr. Lucero- thanks for commenting! You make some valid points and it does all depend on the person, I just know for me I'd pass out if I only ate 1000 calories a day, especially after an hour spin class :)

that million dollar bar reminds me of the $100,000 grand bar from my youth. I didn't care for that too much though.

Nice blog, good luck.
So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager

Dr. Lucero said...

First: Thank you Steph Chows for the great review of MyDietShopz.Com products.

Second: I agree with your comments in general on the 1000 Calorie Diet and activity and glad you pointed that out. We do not recommend the 1000 Cal. a day diet for most people.

However, I would also like to point out that there are some exceptions, such as people whose Ideal Body Weight is less than 120 pounds. And for them depending on activity, they need a 1000 cal. per day diet to lose weight to get to their ideal body weight. And, this would yield maybe only 1 to 2 pounds per week weight loss which is a healthy and safe weight loss rate.

Also, there are some who cannot be as active as what is recommended. Sometimes this is because of work, family obligations, injury or disability.

Just a little food for thought.

Keep up the great job.
Thanks
Dr. Lucero
MyDietShopz.Com

Megan said...

I want a milllion dollar bar!

Astra Libris said...

Sounds totally yum! :-)

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