I was contacted by a PR agency late last year to see if we were interested in reviewing some Slim Secrets products. Unfortunately Ellie couldn’t get the products as she is in the UK but it meant more for me! Horray!Â Well when they arrived I got such a surprise, I thought it might be like 2-3 bars but I got loads!
One of nearly everything; obviously I am easily pleased. However I will in all honestly tell you what I thought of these productsâ€¦â€¦I think that’s the point and I don’t want to lie just cos I got some free stuff. I wasn’t sure what I would think of them. I am not a regular purchaser of protein / meal replacement bars usually so wasn’t sure if I would like them. I am one for chocolate bars though so it wasn’t a chore to eat them!
I got ‘full size’ bars called:
- Fibre Power
- Morning Rev-up
- Craving Crusher
- Snack Attack
- Fibre Power
- Binge Buster
- Mintabolism Boost
I also received some mini bars with names like Fit & Fab and some bags of low carb protein balls â€“ Fit Balls.
So what did I think? They are great! In all honestly they are great products. For me the most important aspect is taste, it can have great nutrition stats but if it doesn’t taste good what’s the point. Well these hit the mark on taste? I LOVED the fit ballsâ€¦..like I wolfed these down so quick! They come in a variety of flavours and I would genuinely sell my soul for the Choc Mint Crisp ones! The bag had 177 calories and 16g of protein. A really good amount of protein for under 200 calories. I think I read that 200 calories is a good snack size??? So these are perfect for that.
Next up the Mini Protein Bars. These are all under 100 calories and are packed with 9.5g of protein. That’s pretty impressive â€“ my colleagues tried these ones also and thought they were perfect for your handbag or when you have to wait for a later dinner etc. Enough to feel satiated but wouldn’t ruin your appetite.
Finally the bigger bars. These are all 40g and have high protein, fibre and low GI. Many of them are also wheat free. They range in calories from 123 â€“ the “Cookies and Cream flavour with Neopunita & Green Tea Extract” â€“ to about 175. Again, nothing too caloric. The protein is around the 10-12g mark so great bang for your buck! What I really liked is that each of the bars has it’s own ‘function, not just a different flavour. So the cookies and cream one above is a ‘craving crusher’ and it has added natural ingredients to assist with that. Some of them are high in fibre or there is a “CafÃ© Latte Brewed to Perfection” that is made with real coffee for a “Morning Rev-Up!”
If you want to read more check out their website â€“ it has all the stats laid out really well for each bar.
You can also get healthy tips, stockists and so on.
I think the most important question is ‘would I pay for these bars’ and I definitely would.
– They all have great nutritional stats so you can find a product to suit your specific requirements.
– They taste great!
– They are at a good price so affordable.
Sold! In my humble opinion, if you are going to have a mid afternoon snack why not make it a nutritious and protein rich one!
Any negatives? I didn’t like the taste of the coffee one or the butterscotch balls as much as the rest â€“ I still ate them though! But that is personal taste. You could also get your protein from a ‘natural source’ like eggs, beans etc. However when I am work I cannot make fresh food so I have to have it prepared which I don’t always remember to do the night before. Who does?? Â I also go to many external meetings and my lunchtimes can be erratic so these would be perfect for when it’s a later lunch day. Nothing like hunger to make you want to kill a client!! This is nit picking really…..I enjoyed these bars thoroughly and have purchased more supplies already.
So, Slim Secrets, I am giving you and your bars a thumbs up!