You may have noticed I’ve severely reduced the number of reviews I do on the blog. There’s a few reasons why. Mostly because they are time consuming, seem forced and major companies tend to think bloggers are just at their beck and call.
That being said, sometimes I get a request from small businesses or companies that “get it.” That’s what happened with ThinSlimFoods. Andrew reached out to me asking if he could advertise on the site and we had a nice email exchange back and forth. He then shipped me 3 samples of his muffins: blueberry, chocolate, and vanilla.
Honestly, I was intrigued by his product but I didn’t have high hopes. I mean how good can a “diet” 40 calorie muffin be?
When I got the samples over holiday break I immediately looked at the ingredient list expecting to see a laundry list of unrecognizable ingredients. To my surprise it only listed…. (this is the chocolate)
purified water, erythritol, oat fiber, inulin, egg whites, almond meal, modified corn starch, olive oil, xanthan gum, guar gum, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, baking soda), natural flavors, cocoa.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol (sweetener) that has less impact on blood sugar. Xanthan gum is a gluten free baking additive. And guar gum is a thickener, I believe. Everything else I recognized!
Now I was really intrigued.
I tried the chocolate first, of course.
It was good! I mean not coffee-house-huge-muffin-the-size-of-your-head good, but tasty and the texture was moist and dense in a good way. Have you ever eaten a Devil Dog?
It reminded me a lot of the cake part of a Devil Dog, and let me tell you… I LOVE Devil Dogs. (Huge childhood memory for me.)
Honestly, it was so good I had to try the other flavors right away. I was SHOCKED at the blueberry. It was sweet and tasted blueberry-ish even though there’s barely a blueberry (which I think is a negative,) but it tasted good! Perfect alongside a cup of tea.
I even liked the vanilla. It had the same texture as the others with a simple flavor.
I have to tell you I really was shocked! I can see others maybe not liking these because they aren’t like a traditional muffin, but for what they are–a low calorie treat when looking for something sweet–they are perfect!
Now you know it can’t all be good. The price is a little steep if you ask me. $7.97 for a package of 4. That’s pretty much $2 a muffin.
The only other thing that bugged me was the size. They are quite small, but with this nutritional profile….
you can eat 2 for a more satisfying treat. However, then you are looking at a $4 treat!
Regardless, I liked them, a lot. So I decided to join their affiliate program. Click here if you are interested in ordering the muffins or any other of their products and I’ll get credit for the sale.
Has anyone else heard of or tried ThinSlim products before? If you have or end up trying them let me know what you think in the comments.
Full Disclosure: I was not paid by ThinSlimFoods for this review, however they did send me free product and I am now an affiliate. All opinions is this post are my own.