I recently received a few Multi Award Winning chocolate biscuit bars in the post by a brand called called Tasty Little Numbers and thought I’d take the opportunity to review them for you. If you’re like me, I had never heard of the brand, so you may find this extremely useful and want to try them for yourself. Please note I have not been paid for this post, nor been asked or encouraged to be biased towards it. This is my complete honest opinion.
Tasty Little Numbers pride themselves for taking The Messin’ Outta Guessin in terms of its straightforward approach to an all round 100 calories and gluten free per bar. I have to admit, I simply love this concept and anyone who is part of a slimming club will find this controlled nature is helpful when you need to count how many treats you can have for the rest of the day (or week) if your plan is flexible.
Personally, since reaching my target weight last May and as advised on the NHS Top Diet List, I now just go back to basic calorie counting and do not limit myself in any way. All I do is choose wisely and input everthing in to an app called MyFitnessPal and let it talk with my Fitbit Charge HR activity tracker. The reason for my method is that most slimming clubs do not educate us on calories and apparently it is then far too easy to revert back overeating and I think it makes sense.
And so I have found these little wonder bars perfect for taking the edge off, particularly when you have a sweet craving for some closure after your final meal of the day. Unfortunately fruit or a muller light yoghurt does not always cut it.
So let’s talk about these bars in more depth. On a visual note, I think the design of this bar has been thought out extremely well. For 20 calories less, a Freddo is half the size and I do feel I am getting more per calories with these biscuit bars and I think the reason for this is the way the biscuit itself has cleverly been whisked. It’s not a dense biscuit and the consistency almost reminds me of an Aero chocolate bar with bubbles and in this case with a chocolate coating.I know these are going to be a great little guilt free snack when I get back in to a full on routine of running, particularly when my muscles need sugar to help repair or try dunking in to your tea… oh yes!
As for the company itself, I’ve recently learnt that they’re not necessarily a one-trick pony, they also have an extensive range of other foods, such as the 100 calorie packet of crisps, 100-200 calorie cakes and muffins (now we’re talking) and 200 calorie ready meals for those that are too busy to cook a healthy meal. There are also several goody box combinations which I think would make the perfect gift for any friends or family that are health conscious.
Now talking about the three flavours, there is the Belgian Milk Chocolate, Belgian Dark Chocolate and Belgian White Chocolate. My firm favourite so far is the white chocolate which has a delicious milky taste but I don’t find it too sweet if you’re wondering. And I know for the times I’ll be super busy working and feel on egde, I will be opting for my 2nd choice, the more natural sharper dark chocolate, yet my Fiancé assures me that the classic milk chocolate is the best.
However, when it comes to the price tag, this is where I feel a little hesitant to type. I’m a Northern girl and will never forget my Dad coming home with 5 chocolate bars for a pound. Yes, it was the 80s/90s but I dread to think of the saturated fats that were in them and they certainly weren’t 100 calories each. However, for 60p, it will get you one Belgian Chocolate bar which are available in Waitrose. Is it me or is it a little pricey? Although saying this, today I did see a shop selling Snickers for 70p so it obviously is in line with today’s confectionery market. The other slightly disappointing fact is that, yes, you can buy a pack of 20 on Amazon (along with their ready meals etc) but only making a saving of 5p per bar, yet on a brighter note, there are more flavours available which is probably where I would buy in bulk and plan my treats accordingly to stay on track. And so the end result of maintaining my weight would seem far more greater than only paying 55-60p a day for an end of the day reward.
Let me know your thoughts if you do get chance to try them or your thoughts below!
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