My first video review! Back when the SCMH website was active, I did a few reviews of products. As I launch into this new adventure, I thought I’d start with a video review of a keto product and see if anyone was interested. Back when SCMH first started, there just wasn’t any easily available, mass-produced keto products outside of a few nut flowers. Damn, things have changed! Now you can go into Walmart or the local grocery store and find them on the shelf!
Are they any good?
That’s what we are going to find out. Even though these items are getting more popular, their prices are still up there. Dunno about you, but I HATE wasting money. If I can help someone not toss money down the drain on less-than-great products, or, help them find something that is definitely worth the money, then that makes me happy :).
I’m not going to go down the typical blogger road of “Here’s my review on XXXX, but first, let me tell you about my great-aunt Bea…”
Nope. Ain’t got time for dat!
I will try my best to do a written review here as well as the video review over on YouTube. I know that some would rather read than watch a video. I’m good with that.
So, what do I think of the SlimFast Keto Strawberry Topped Cheesecake (mini) Fat Bomb?
First reason: They cost $!0. I can make a cheesecake that is more satisfying, tastes better, and gives me more food for less. Ok. so maybe making a cheesecake isn’t something I want to do regularly, and it is a bit difficult to eat while driving down the road. Still, $10 for 12 is a bit pricy.
Second reason: Look at that box art. Now look at this box art:
Is it just me or – based off how they display both products – does it look like the Strawberry Cheesecake ones are bars? Maybe I’m just being daft. I really didn’t expect these to be little bites. I was anticipating a bar.
Third reason: They taste like shit. Seriously. THEY TASTE LIKE SHIT. The strawberry is pretty much all you can taste, and it tastes like the cough syrup from my childhood. The coating is sweet, but thin and sweet pretty much sums up the taste. No other flavor than “sweet.” The “crust” filling has the consistency of compacted beach sand.
NO THANK YOU.
On a positive note, at 80 calories and 4 net carbs, nutritionally they aren’t bad. There’s no dodgy sweeteners or ingredients in them. I do warn they have inulin, so if this ingredient has caused issues for you in the past, you might want to be cautious. Anything with inulin (a probiotic fiber) in it can cause gastric disruption (gas, bloating, explosive poops) if consumed in quantity, so keep these to an occasional snack.
At the risk of repeating myself, they taste like ass. I’m giving them a 5\10, they only got that high because nutritionally they aren’t too bad and they are better than cloud bread for a snack.
Yes. I still hate cloud bread. Screw cloud bread.
Thanks for bearing with me as I get my feet wet again. Please leave me a comment on what you think, any ideas you might have as I move forward. Honestly, I’m still not sure just where this is going to lead but I do plan on – at minimum – doing more reviews.