I’m always looking for healthy snacks that I can take along with me and eat at the office in place of breakfast. When I heard about the new Slim Fast Protein Snack Chews in Caramel, I thought they would be a good item to check out. After trying them, I have to say I was wrong!
Slim Fast Protein Snack Chews, Caramel
These snacks come packaged 5 individually wrapped chews to a small bag, with 5 bags in a box. They retail for about $3.99 per box, but coupons are often found for Slim Fast products in your Sunday newspaper.
Slim Fast markets these snacks as a healthy snack that helps to control hunger. Each snack contains 20 calories, giving the whole package a total of 100 calories, 30 of which come from fat.
Total Fat: 3.5 g 5%
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g 3%
Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
Sodium: 90 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate: 12 g 4%
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 5 g
Protein: 6 g 11%
Contains the following vitamins and minerals: Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, folic acid, B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.
How Do They Taste?
If you are expecting a true caramel flavor, forget it! Each square does look like a piece of caramel but that is where the true comparison ends.
While I can’t say the taste is great, it is not horrible either. It’s in between and tolerable if you find this a worthwhile snack for your lifestyle.
To me, the Slim Fast Protein Snack Chews, Caramel had a slight caramel flavor. It wasn’t really gooey and it didn’t stick to my teeth. It reminded me a bit of a Mary Jane candy in taste and appearance–only not as sweet or good as a Mary Jane, but that is to be expected.
I probably won’t continue to purchase these snack chews. To me, they just didn’t do a whole lot in curbing my appetite. The chews are small and about the same size as a Now and Later candy square. For 100 calories you can find a candy bar that tastes great and also fills you up more than these snack chews, or a healthier alternative such as a granola bar. The Slim Fast Protein Snack Chews in Caramel also had a slightly gritty feeling to them to me.
I didn’t really care for Slim Fast Protein Snack Chews, Caramel. They don’t taste real good and they didn’t do a whole lot for me in the way of curbing appetite. I’m much better off eating a granola bar mid-morning than relying on these snack chews to tide me over to lunch. I do not recommend Slim Fast Protein Snack Chews, Caramel flavor. Pass them up!