I purchased two flavors:
- Harvest Corn EnergyLoaf
- Blueberry VitaTops
For Weight Watchers, these are both 4 points each.
I’ll start with the Blueberry VitaTops:
The positives: I really like this one. It has a lot of blueberries, is pretty sweet and has a more-or-less standard muffin flavor and texture. It’s not too large, more like a mini-muffin that has been smooshed out a bit, but it’s very filling for its size.
It has pretty good ingredients: Water, Organic White Whole Wheat Flour, Organic Sugar, Organic Wild Blueberries, Organic Wheat Flour, Chicory Root Extract (Inulin), Crumb Topping (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Coconut Oil, Salt, Natural Flavors, Sodium Bicarbonate), Egg White, Oat Fiber, Canola Oil, Wheat Gluten, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Nutrients from Organic Whole Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates
The nutritional info isn’t bad either at just 120 calories and 1.5g fat; it has more sugar than I’d like at 11 grams, but I guess it’s a trade off for getting away from artificial sweeteners.
The bad: The price: at $17.50 plus shipping for 12, they are a little higher than other similar products, but for the cleaner ingredients, it may be worth it.
The Harvest Corn Energy Loaf
The good: If you want something with a slightly sweet cornbread taste, this is perfect.
The little loafs are about the same size as a medium sized muffin, not mini, not regular, that in-between size that bakers love lol. The flavor is very cornbread like and they are very tender. My husband, who loves cornbread, thought these were pretty good.
Ingredients: Water, Egg Whites, Wheat Flour, Natural Chicory Fiber (Inulin), Corn Meal, Organic Sugar, Corn Grits, Oat Fiber, Fructose, Canola Oil, Wheat Protein Isolate, Corn Flour, Wheat Gluten, Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Leavening (Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Isolated Soy Protein with less than 2% Lecithin, Vitamins, Emulsifier (Starch, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Food Starch- Modified, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Colored with Beta Carotene, Stevia Extract. VITAMINS AND MINERALS: Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate from ground limestone and as Dicalcium Phosphate), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Iron (as Ferric Orthophosphate), Vitamin E (dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate), Zinc (as Zinc Oxide), Vitamin B5 (as d-Calcium Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Beta-Carotene (as Vitamin A), Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), Vitamin H (Biotin), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).
At 110 calories and just 6 grams of sugar, these are a bit better overall than the blueberry.
The bad: again, the cost. You have to buy a pack of 24 loaves at $32.00, and if you don’t like them, you’re kind of out of luck. They do have a 30 days return/replacement policy, but reserve the right to limit that. I am not sure if they accept “I don’t like the taste” as a valid return reason.
They do need to be kept frozen, and the site stipulates you need to do that immediately. So make sure you have room.
Shipping was very fast and they were well packed. There were no broken or smashed ones in either box.
For both flavors I tried:
They both have a slightly dry mouth feel. I can’t really describe it, because it’s very moist on the surface, but when you chew and swallow, it’s dry/grainy/crumbly.
They both benefit, greatly, from 15-20 seconds in the microwave. Cold, straight out of being defrosted, the flavors seem muted, but heating makes them come to life.
I may buy these again, but not often. I can easily see myself having portion control issues with the blueberry ones!