Monday, April 14, 2008

Product Review: ISS Oh Yeah Bars--Vanilla Toffee Fudge

OMG! Those things are good! Toffee...Fudge... What a combo!! Then, add in some peanuts and a wonderfully creamy vanilla coating and you are in heaven--vanilla toffee fudge heaven!

This protein bar is a large one at 3 ozs, but can easily be cut in half and used for two individual servings OR chop the bar into bite sized pieces and eat as a snack sized treat now and then when the craving for something sweet hits you! For a real treat, chop it into slices and put them in a baggy in the fridge to take a bite of when you are just in the mood for a teensy bit of something and would otherwise grab something not nearly as good for you! Mmmmm, what a treat!

From the ISS website:

No pain, no gain should define your training - not your protein bar! So reward your workout with the gooey, sweet taste of OhYeah!®. Containing 26-28 grams of muscle-building protein, heart-healthy fats, low sugar and absolutely no trans fats in a bar that's nothing short of amazing.

More than just another flavorless brick, OhYeah!® looks and eats like a real candy bar that's so good you'll know how it got its name. OhYeah!® - It's that good!®

OhYeah!® Vanilla Toffee Fudge
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 85g (1 bar)
Servings Per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving
% DV*
Calories 370

Calories from Fat 160

Total Fat 18g 28%

Saturated Fat 8g 40%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 3g

Cholesterol 5mg 1%

Sodium 115mg 5%

Potassium 100mg 3%

Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%

Dietary Fiber 4g 15%

Sugars 10g

Sugar Alcohol 13g

Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 0%

Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 15%

Iron 10%

Phosphorus 10%
* Percent Daily Values Based On A 2,000 Calorie Diet.

Ingredients: Protein Blend [(OhYeah!® Blend Consisting of Whey Protein Isolate, Soy Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate), Hydrolyzed Gelatin], White Coating (Maltitol, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Milk Protein Isolate, Nonfat Dry Milk, Soy Lecithin, Distilled Monoglycerides, Natural Flavor and Sucralose), Toffee Flavored Soy Nuts (Soybeans, Sugar, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Oil and Salt), Peanuts, Chocolate Caramel [Corn Syrup, Sugar, Cream, Cocoa (Process with Alkali), Fructose, Water, Palm Oil, Soy Lecithin, Salt and Natural Flavor], Glycerine, Cocoa Powder, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Sucralose and Potassium Sorbate Added as a Preservative.

Allergen Alert: This product contains peanuts, milk, and soy and is produced in a facility that processes soy, dairy, egg and wheat ingredients, peanuts, and tree nuts.

SO, if you eat half of this large bar, you get just 185 calories, 15 grams of total carbs (2 fiber, 6.5 sugar alcohols--net carbs of 6.5!) and you also get 13.5 grams of protein in a proteinalicious© taste treat! I noted NO protein taste in this bar either. This bar does well on my rules for protein bars and tastes great too! And, when used to soothe those sometimes savage sweet tooth cravings, it is a real winner! This bar is candy-bar enough to be loved, heck even fought over by the kiddos. My 16 year old says that this bar is "a great way to get a teenager to eat a healthy snack!" LOL Of course, if you are buying them by the bar, that could get expensive! I paid $2.89 per bar at GNC, but found a box of 12 for $25 at Vitamin Shoppe. SuperTrition offered them for $20.12 for a box of 12. So, they can be very affordable though not at local purchase sites. While I don't buy a lot of things online, this is one that I will be ordering more of on a somewhat regular basis!

And, as I've commented on package pics versus actual appearance before, let me say that this bar's picture on the package DOES do justice to what you actually get! And, if I hadn't already finished the bar, I'd give you pictorial evidence! LOL Ah well, maybe when that new box of them shows up later this week I'll get a pic taken and posted??? Who knows! It could happen!

Product Name: ISS Oh Yeah Bar--Vanilla Toffee Fudge flavor

Product Type (meal replacement, protein bar, snack, etc): protein bar

Where Can I Get/Find It? locally, probably only GNC but several online sites carry them and offer low cost, flat rate shipping

Cost: single bar at GNC is $2.89 but boxes of 12 online are $20 to $25 at MANY sites

Pros: great taste, measures up to my rules for protein bars, even the kiddos will eat it

Cons: even the kiddos will eat it! LOL not readily available from affordable, local sources/needs to be ordered from online sources

Overall Rating: OH Yeah Baby! This bar has already found its way into my online shopping cart and has won a place in my short list of protein items I eat regularly!

This bar is also available in other
© flavors! The creamy vanilla & caramel is particularly good too! My kiddo loves the peanut butter & caramel as well as the chocolate & caramel. But, what ISN'T good with caramel? I mean I only own one flavor of DaVinci sugar free flavor syrups and guess which one it is...Caramel! Here's links to the ISS site's info on the different flavors!
Chocolate & Caramel Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter & Caramel Nutrition Facts
PB & Strawberry Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vanilla & Caramel Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Toffee Fudge Nutrition Facts

I happen to know that Melting Mama liked this bar AND Melting Mama liked the creamy vanilla & caramel one too! It came up in the Google search when I was looking for the nutrition info for these bars! LOL

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