Thursday, June 6, 2013

Vitalicious Review & GIVEAWAY!!

As I am sure you all know by this point, I began a weight loss journey back in January. I often call it a diet, and while it kind of is, the word diet to me represents something more temporary, and the changes I am making will be permanent.

I am only about 20 pounds away from my goal, which I thought would be unattainable when I began this journey.

Every other time I tried to diet on my own, I would never lose anything, and I sometimes even gained wight. I would get discouraged and quit, and the cycle continued.

The difference this time, is that I am a little wiser, and I know that I need to eat things that I enjoy. Feeling deprived leads to the desire to quit. I aso need to eat things that are not only  low in fat and calories, but also nutritious.

I was seriously clueless about the right kinds of foods. I would always buy reduced fat and sugar free foods, 100 calorie pack snacks and all that stuff. Most of those things are not good, especially if you don't know exactly how to use them.

The main flaw with these products(aside from maybe being sugar free but still high calorie, or lower calorie, still high in fat, etc), is that they are empty calories. Keeping your calories in check is obviously very important, but so is providing your body with nutrients.

Certain nutrients(Calcium, Protein, etc) even help to keep your metabolism active and helps you burn calories. Plus, without the nutrients, your body will not have enough energy, and you will feel tired and sluggish, making exercise impossible.

Many nutritious foods do not necessarily taste crave-able, and while you still eat those as part of your balanced diet, your body will be craving those treats as well. Wouldn't it be great if there was a treat out there that was low in fat, low in calories, High in Nutrients, Delicious AND Satisfying?

Luckily, there actually is. In fact, one brand makes a variety of such delicious, nutritious treats. What is this miracle food? Vitalicious!!

I recently had the opportunity to try the incredible Super Sampler, and all I can say is WOW!  I am so mad at myself for not discovering Vitalicious sooner. Everything is AMAZING!

I am so glad I got the Super Sampler so I could try so many different varieties. There was nothing that I did not absolutely love.

The Super Sampler contains so many incredible goodies:

1 Box(4 count) of Vitabrownies -

These 2oz brownies are deliciously thick and fudgy and topped with walnuts. They have only 100 calories. Not only that, they have only 2g fat, plus they have 10g Fiber, and 4g of protein and a multitude of other vitamins. They make an amazing dessert, especially warm.

6 Fudgy Chocolate VitaCakes -

1.1oz of decadent chocolatey goodness and only 50 calories? I must be dreaming. These taste like heaven, and although they are small, they are much more satisfying than I thought they would be. I love these for in between meals.

2 Golden Corn VitaTops -

Cornbread is one of my absolute favorite foods. I could eat it at every meal, every day if my weight would not be effected. 

This is fabulous, it has that hearty, savory cornbread with the subtle sweetness that makes cornbread special. It is literally perfect, even better than many homemade cornbreads I have eaten.

Perfect as a side dish with dinner, or even with soup at lunch.

2 CranBran VitaTops -

These are so filing and hearty. They have the whole grain taste, and the rustic, thicker texture that really hits the spot, making them perfect for breakfast. The cranberries add the fruit sweetness that makes them taste so crave-able. I love them.

2 Apple Crumb VitaTops -

I LOVE apple baked goods, and these are definitely no exception. These also have the hearty, oat-like texture, making them super satisfying, and I love to eat them at breakfast. The apple flavor is so bright, fresh and perfectly sweet. It is a match made in heaven.

2 Banana Choco Chip VitaTops -

Is there anything better than banana and chocolate together? Not when it comes baked together in a delicious 100 calorie treat. So yummy. Makes a fabulous dessert or easy breakfast, although it makes a perfect snack anytime.

2 Deep Chocolate VitaTops -

For all the true chocolate lovers out there, this is the perfect treat for you.

I am really weird because I love chocolate(candy), bu am not always a big fan of chocolate baked goods, and usually prefer more vanilla-like options. However, these(and all Vitalicious chocolate treats) are incredible.

I think it is that they are not too overbearing and sugary tasting. These definitely provide a chocolate fix, but are not too heavy as I find many chocolate baked goods to be. A real winner. Perfect for dessert, but could be enjoyed(guilt-free) at any time.

2 Banana Nut VitaTops -

Banana Nut is one of my favorite baked good varieties. I used to make banana nut bread with my grandma all the time. This tastes fabulous and provides a nostalgic experience which I really love. 

There is a good amount of nuts in these, more than I expected given the fat content of nuts. I was picturing a couple sprinkled on top, these these are packed with nutty goodness.

2 Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip VitaTops -

All the chocolate/peanut butter lovers out there can finally have their cake(muffin) and eat it too. These are just what the doctor ordered. They are rich and sweet, deeply decadent and incredible tantalizing. The perfect pair.

2 Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops -

Death by chocolate? Possibly, but one that that won't die is your diet. These extremely decadent confections will knock out any chocolate craving fast and without any guilt or extra calories.

Perfect for serious sweet cravings, although they are not overly sweet. The white chocolate chips are my favorite. I adore white chocolate.

2 Chocolate Mint VitaTops -

These just might be my favorite of the sweet VitaTops(I think the Golden Corn are my absolute favorite). I am obsessed with mint and chocolate together, and would choose that as my dessert almost any time I am given the option(thin mints, mint chocolate cheesecake, etc) these are right up there with my old favorite treats. I can't get enough.

Each and every product far exceeded my expectations. They are all unbelievably tasty and super satisfying.

All Vitalicious products are Kosher certified and all natural with no artificial additives or preservatives.

All the products have 15 Vitamins and Nutrients including: Calcium, Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Zinc, Biotin, Panothenic Acid and Vitamins A,C, D, E, B12, B6. Plus Protein, Fiber and Potassium. They really are a powerhouse of goodness.

Every Vitalicious product is fresh, moist and decadent. Since they are preservative free, the should be consumer immediately or stored in the freezer. Even from frozen, they come back so fresh. Simple thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes, pop in the microwave for about 15 seconds, or even pop VitaTops directly into the toaster for a warm and toasty treat.

These are arguably the best diet friendly treats I have ever eaten based solely on taste. When the added nutrition comes into play, it is a landslide victory.

I will be enjoying Vitalicious religiously from now on, I am hooked. Even if I got dangerously slim(which I never would) I would eat still these, and just have the pleasure of increasing my consumptions per day.

If you have never tried Vitalicious, you are missing out on some amazing products. That is why Vitalicious and I are giving you all the chance to win some for yourself. One very lucky winner will receive A Super Sampler(as above) of their very own. This is an incredible package. Enter below. Good luck!

*Although I received this at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own*


  1. The deep chocolate vita tops look delicious

  2. I'd like to try the triple chocolate chunk

  3. I'd like to try the white chocolate chip.

  4. I would like to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops!

  5. I am so excited to try the Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops ! They are healthy and so delicious! Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

  6. I am dying to try the Banana Nut Vita Tops

  7. The banana nut muffin sounds yummy.