Let’s try out some Atkins “candy” bars…are they Fintastic or Nah?
I’ve tried to lose weight every way possible…and my last attempt was to load up on protein, so I was trying to force myself to eat protein bars and OMG…most of them were nasty and I mean flat out gross! I tried using protein powder for shakes and would lie to myself…”yummy…this chalk is so good!”…and then literally gag as I drank it, so I was already giving these “bars” a strike one just because of what they looked like and where Wal-Mart decided to stock them.
We picked up two boxes to try out- Caramel Chocolate Nut Roll and Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch.
We actually decided to try one in the car, the wife and I split one- we went with the Caramel Chocolate Nut Roll first and OMG!!! It was almost identical to a Snickers! And, on top of that, the MACROS weren’t terrible.
Now…I didn’t take a picture of the nutrition values because they are all a bit different and I will tell you, these are what keto elitist call “chemical shitstorms” and their heads would explode if I knew that I was telling fellow Sharketoers to try these out…but screw ‘em. You can check them out at your store and look at the box and compare which ones may work for you.
These things are amazing…but, like with anything, they don’t need to be a daily treat and the amount of times you have them should get less and less as you go until they become something equivalent to going out to dinner or something.
After trying the two flavors we got and absolutely loving them, we tried the Coconut with Almond…hoping it would taste like an Almond Joy…but it didn’t. I’m not a huge fan of coconut to begin with and that one was really dry but still delicious…just not our favorite.
The Caramel Chocolate Nut Roll is almost identical to a Snickers and doesn’t have a fake taste…the Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch is like a bunch of crunched up cookies mixed with caramel.
Sharketo is about making changes slowly and adapting while using common sense….you are an adult and should know that you don’t eat a box of these a day. The sugar alternatives could make your weight loss stall and there is a lot of ingredients that just aren’t good (natural) but they aren’t going to kill you as a candy bar replacement from time to time to allow you to truly feel like you are cheating when you aren’t. My wife and I do a lot of shopping and the best part was always spending tons of money on candy and, during the first month, I really missed that…every time we went shopping and headed back to the car without candy to munch on caused a lot of mind games because I was so used to that.
The price seems a little pricey, around $5.50 or 5 bars but when you think about the price of candy bars these days…it’s really not that bad at all…PLUS…a box of 5 should last a single person about 2 weeks or longer when you only eat them as a little treat.
These things are definitely FINTASTIC!!!!!
Love, Peace and Sharkyness