Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Product review - Fit Balls

I'm often asked for suggestions for healthy packaged snacks - the sort of thing you can keep in your desk drawer or throw in your handbag and just pull out when hunger pangs strike. There are only a few I recommend, because quite honestly, most of them taste like crap and/or are filled with nasty things that I don't want to put in my body. One of my go-to snacks is Slim Secrets bars, which I often have a stock of in the pantry.

So when I was offered an opportunity to taste-test a new product from Slim Secrets, I jumped at the chance, and the other day a parcel containing packets of Low Carb Fit Balls turned up on the doorstep. I could barely wait to shove one in my gob.... Choc mint chip, yum!

They're sweetened with Stevia and contain chia seeds, but the important thing is THEY TASTE GREAT. Probably something to do with the real chocolate... The texture is good too - I hate those tough, chewy protein snacks that you can barely bite through. These are nothing like that; they're soft and easy to eat. And did I mention how good they taste?

The nitty-gritty: There's five balls to a pack and the lot only comes to 177 calories. They contain 16g of protein, only 1.9g of carbs and 5.8g of fat. I found them quite satisfying - I didn't get hungry again for several hours, thanks to the protein and fat content - nor did I crave more and more, since the sugar content is so low.

I'm taking a packet of these babies in my carry-on luggage on our flight today. They're perfect for travelling - no mess, no fuss, they meet my nutritional needs and they taste great. Couldn't ask for more, really.

Disclosure: This is not a paid post. I did receive samples of the product to review, however no monetary remuneration was involved. Opinons expressed in this post are my own.



Liz N said...

Enjoy your trip! Lucky bugger!

Magda said...

Yum. They sound delish and healthy to boot - a rare combination in a packaged product.

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