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Review: Banana Nut VitaTops

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Banana Nut VitaTopsVitalicious recently shipped me their latest creation, the Banana Nut VitaTops. They’ve always had a Banana Nut Flavor but in a sugar free version so I didn’t pay much attention to it. I find most sugar free products to have too much of an aftertaste.

However, the new "regular" Banana Nut….YUM! First, I was surprised how many walnuts were on top. They were small but spread out so you get a little bit in each bite. Love that!

Now, if you already think VitaTops are a bit dry these won’t change your mind. I think they are perfectly fine but I can see why others need a moister baked good. Me? well I like mine with a scoop of light ice cream. :) Even toasted straight from the freezer they’re YUMMY! You have to toast the crap out of them because they’re frozen but they get a great crust.

If you are interested in trying them they’re running a great special now, especially if you like the chocolate ones (like me). Get 12 Free Banana Nut VitaTops when you purchase 24 Deep Chocolate VitaTops pack! Add both to shopping cart & use the coupon code WRN13109 for the discount!

If Banana Nut’s not your cup of tea remember the RonisWeigh code works for 10% off all your favorites or mine! :)

Just curious.. what are your favorites? Or have you even tried them yet?



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Discussion

There are 31 comments so far.

    Anna

    January 6, 2009

    mmm! love the deep chocolate, the multi-bran and the cornbread ones. i put a scoop of chili and some shredded cheese on the cornbread vitatop for a chili-cheesy-soul food dish! THANKS FOR THE COUPON CODE~am dying to try the new flavor.

    Chantelle

    January 6, 2009

    I’m going to see if I can get these sent to Australia. Of course, I’ll have to try the chocolate ones.

    Natalia Burleson

    January 6, 2009

    I have not tried these yet. I’m not ready to have something like that in the house right now. Might polish them off til their down. Something to keep in mind for the future though. I love these reviews that you do!

    Natalia Burleson

    January 6, 2009

    Oops that should say “done”, “polish them of til there done” Sheesh!

    Natasha

    January 6, 2009

    They don’t have them in England…. it’s so unfair :(:(:(

    Karen Lopez

    January 6, 2009

    Hi roni,

    I actually LOVE the smart one’s breakfast sandwhiches. A coupon would be great. The husband and I both eat them everyday. I like them b/c they are fast and easy and they are REALLY Good. Especially the Quesadia’s!
    Thank You!
    Karen

    Laurie

    January 6, 2009

    I love Vitatops. I just placed an order this morning because they have a free shipping special on orders over $55 that expires today. I bring one to work for breakfast everyday. The fact that they are prepackaged and not cheap keeps me from over indulging.

    Tanya

    January 6, 2009

    We’ve reviewed quite a few of them over at Iateapie.net, but my fave is the Golden corn – doesn’t sound as sexy as the other flavors, but it’s oh so good :-)

    Princess Dieter

    January 6, 2009

    I didn’t like any of the non-chocolate I tried. And I utterly hated the low-carb ones. horrible! Banana Nut was the flavor I’d enter as my answer to “which flavor would you like to see added” , so I really should try it, huh?

    I do find they all have a funny aftertaste. I don’t know if it’s the soy or what, but I wouldn’t say any of the Vitamuffins taste GREAT. No, I’d say teh chocolate ones tastes tolerable, and I think of them as a diet aid (when I buy them, which I haven’t in a while), rather than a real treat. They have enough fiber and sweetness to often satisfy that “cakey craving.” If they could get rid of that aftertaste, i wouldn’t care about the dryness. I’ve given them to family members, and even the kids thought they were horrible. ah, well.

    The Princess

    Marisa

    January 6, 2009

    Vitatops are fabulous! My absolute fave is the deep chocolate. I just recently bought the bluebran and I like them for breakfast or a snack. I save the deep chocolate for desserts (spread with PB2 for icing) YUMMY!

    Thanks for the banana nut review. I am looking forward to trying them!

    Jac

    January 6, 2009

    That looks and sounds delicious!! I adore muffin tops, but have yet to try these…

    Bonnie

    January 6, 2009

    I love the deep chocolate, the bluebran and the cornbread. My local Meijer has the deep chocolate and used to have the bluebran, but I haven’t found them for a long time. I ordered once, but I never have enough room in my freezer for a whole box, so I haven’t ordered since. But I really love them. I put the deep chocolate in a small bowl and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then I top it with 1 serving of BlueBunny fat free no sugar added vanilla ice cream. Yummy! And the bluebran ones, I toast in the toaster and they are actually crunchy when I eat them. I love that crunch and taste.

    Belinda

    January 6, 2009

    I have not tried any of the pre made ones but i made the brownie mix last nite and the are so good it was very moist!

    Bonnie

    January 6, 2009

    Well, Roni…..I folded. This was just too good a deal to pass up…12 free Vitatops. So I ordered. And I also ordered the cranberry bran and the cornbread tops. *sigh* I couldn’t help myself.

    Donna

    January 6, 2009

    Love vitatops. Favorite flavor is Triple Chocolate Chunk with a squirt of FF Rediwhip!

    Carrie

    January 6, 2009

    I love Vitatops. I can’t wait to try the new Banana Nut. I find them so filling, all for only 1 point.

    Melissa

    January 6, 2009

    I love the deep chocolate Vitatop but was unimpressed by others I have bought at the store or ordered. However, I LOVE banana nut so that sounds REALLY good to me!

    Actually, you have me craving banana walnut oatmeal … tomorrow’s breakfast ;)

    Keri

    January 6, 2009

    Dark chocolate: Love this! I take just enough powder for what I need and mix with some diet soda and bake for a warm, chocolately treat. I don’t really like any muffins that have been sitting out for a day or two. Plus, I don’t overindulge if I didn’t make a whole batch.

    BlueBran: I just bought this for the first time and really liked it. I’m not a huge fan of bran muffins, but this was quite good with some additional blueberries and some sprinkles on top for the kids.

    I ordered the Bananna Bran but have not had a chance to make it yet.

    Ellen

    January 6, 2009

    We’ve only tried the Roni’s Favs so far, so out of those our favorites are golden corn and pomegranate chocolate. Weirdly the pom/choc one tastes more chocolatey to me than even the triple chocolate! I’d like to give some of the other flavors a try, but when we have them in the house we have a challenge with limiting ourselves…

    Krista S.

    January 6, 2009

    Hrm. I think Vita Tops/Vita Muffins are a product that you either love or hate. I bought some from the grocery store, can’t remember the flavor exactly (I want to say cranberry orange or something, gosh I don’t know) but wow, totally YUCK to me. Nobody in my house would eat them. I’m tempted to try the chocolate versions as everyone seems to rave about them, but after spending so much on the ones I had to throw out, I’m just not willing to risk it. I have to admit, every time you mention them, I sorta squinch up my face and go, “Ew…can’t believe she LIKES those.” Haha.

    KK (Running Through Life)

    January 6, 2009

    I tried the triple chocolate and well, I am not really a fan.

    Broke-Ass Bride

    January 6, 2009

    Awesome – thanks for the tip!

    Kate

    January 6, 2009

    I just bought the RoniFaves pack and have enjoyed the ones I tried so far. Dying to get the ice cream to go with it. What a great dessert!!!!!

    Susan

    January 7, 2009

    I like the peanut butter chocolate vitatops. To counter the dryness, I microwave mine for 35 secs from frozen. Obviously, each microwave is different!

    Shannon in MS

    January 7, 2009

    Roni, thanks so much for the code. I’m excited to have a plan for the times I crave something sweet.

    I just found your site this week and have found it so helpful and inspiring already!

    Bonnie

    January 9, 2009

    Roni…..believe it or not….MINUTES after I placed my VitaTop order, I was laid off my job. Here I haven’t ordered VitaTops for over a year, and when I finally break down and order some,…..oh geeeez. What rotten luck, huh? So now I’m on the job hunt! I’ve been a little upset and distracted since Tuesday morning, and haven’t been on your site at all. I was starting to have withdrawals, though. But….I’ve got a LOT of research to do to find another job, so I don’t know how much I’ll be on here in the days to come.

    Shannon in MS

    January 14, 2009

    Got my VitaTops today. Tried the chocolate and like them. I split the order with a girl I work with.

    Bonnie, best wishes with your job hunt.

    Tawnya

    January 16, 2009

    I love vitatops but don’t order very often because they are so expensive. I like their free shipping promos.

    Alicia

    January 23, 2009

    Just tried these! Not crazy about the banana nut, they are very dry. But so are the chocolate chip! The great thing about the chocolate is that you get a chip in just about every bite and if you’ve left it out to thaw, the chip makes a really nice, moist addition. I’m doing weight watchers to lose about 10 pounds and I really can’t complain — they’re only 1 point!!!

    Fellow Foodie

    July 21, 2009

    Initially I was purchasing the Vitatops (Deep Chocolate – YUMMY) from the grocery store. However, it was getting expensive munching on one every day so I went online and purchased a pack of mixes.

    The Vitalicious chocolate brownie mix is GREAT. More moist than the Vitatops and oh so good when heated up and served with frozen yogurt or light ice cream. My baking tip here would be to use Reynold’s “Release” Foil – you won’t need ANY type of non-stick spray and I swear that nothing sticks to it.

    If you are even slightly sensitive to sugar substitutes, STAY AWAY from the Sugar Free Banana Nut mix. I have no problem with diet sodas and sugar-free candy, but eating just ONE of the sugar free banana nut muffins had me suffering from stomach cramps and bloating ALL DAY. It was so bad that I asked for a refund….and that was in itself a painful process!!! I paid more for shipping the product back to them than they refunded me – so in other words, not a true refund.

    With all that said, I love the Vitalicious brownies and will be ordering more mixes. It satisfies my cravings for dessert and is HEALTHY.

    JaneG

    July 30, 2011

    I tried the Deep Chocolate Vitatops after I had looked at the reviews on Amazon, and there were several that mentioned an unpleasant after-taste. I heated my Chocolate Vitatop in the microwave for 20 seconds per suggestions on Amazon reviews, added sliced strawberries, and whipped topping – delicious! Then came the really unpleasant after-taste – tried brushing my teeth and eating cherries to get rid of the yucky taste in my mouth. Read the ingredients and the only thing I can think of that would leave such a bad taste is the zinc – I have zinc throat lozenges that have a similar unpleasant taste. I will not be eating these again, but for those who like them and have a Costco nearby, that’s the cheapest place to get them.