Saturday, February 23, 2008

Review: Deep Chocolate Vitamuffins

I finally found a box of Vitamuffins at Safeway. They weren't cheap: $4 for four muffins but I bought some anyways. Especially because, through some sort of voodoo magic, these muffins are really low in points. 100 calories, 1.5g fat, and 7g fibre. Calculate it and you'll see how spooky (but awesome) it is.

When I got them home, I microwaved one for 30 seconds (it was frozen) and had it with a cup of tea. The chocolate chips became gooey and the whole thing was pleasantly moist. It was very yummy and had a nice chocolate flavour to it. I'd buy them again!

Some words to the wise:
  • They're small (about the size of a 1/3 cup measure)
  • Microwave them for optimum moistness and avoid the non-frozen ones (many people have found them to be too dry)
  • They have teeny kernels of something with the texture of hard sawdust. You can see them in the closeup picture as light brown flecks. You mostly don't notice them, but every so often you'll bite down on one and wonder what the heck it is. Even still, I liked them enough that I could forgive this small bit of occasional unpleasantness for such a low-point treat.

*Does not come with toonie.


JessiesBlog said...

mmmm those look yummy! I must order them!! I can't find them anywhere!!
Thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

Hi Tiny Trim,
Tehe - I thought the Vita muffin was so large that super-fit women used them to do overhead presses! (at least I saw that on the WW website).
Take care, P.

Anonymous said...

PS I pasted a picture of my tajine and a link to recipes on my blog - if you decide you want to try one let me know and I will give you more details about preparing the tajine. P.