Just sitting here with a hot mug of cappuccino
and I’ve finally finished doing the complete review of all the products I’ve tried from Diet Direct (Wonderslim, etc.). I hope this helps you all with your decision when choosing a delivery diet program.
Snack Bars - Chocomint, Caramel Pecan, Brownie Nut, Butter Toffee. All have a great taste.
Protein Snack Bites – These are really good if you are craving something salty. My favorite is Sour Cream & Onion but both are good.
Protein Snack Chips – I tried the Cheddar. These have a good taste but are really hard.
Cinna-Crunch n Chocolate – Again, yummy but hard. I ate them with a little fat free milk for an evening snack. Really good that way.
Crispy Meal Bars - Crispy Fudge & Graham, Peanut, Coffee Chocolate. My favorite is the Fudge & Graham. The other ones were too dry IMO.
Hot Cakes - When I made these on the stove they were very thin. The next time I put the mixture in the oven and baked it as one pancake. It took a little longer but it came out fluffier. Either way they are good.
Entrees - Vegetarian Joe, Cheesesteak Macaroni, Spicy Cheese Pasta, Creamy Alfredo, Tex Mex Veggie w/Chikn. Like all of these EXCEPT the Tex Mex which was mushy with rubbery bits. The Vegetarian Joe is my favorite. I also like the Creamy Alfredo and make it like a tuna casserole.
Soups - Chicken & Vegetable Cream, Tomato. I had trouble with these. The Tomato was just too grainy and bland no matter what I did it did not set right with me. The Chicken/Vegetable cream I just added a little bouillon and tobasco and it was great. Both of them have problems with lumping and I found that adding the cold water slowly while whisking or just whizzing them in your mixer before heating helps a lot.
Puddings - Lemon, Chocolate Chip w/Marshmallows, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Toffee Creme. The Toffee Creme was bland and the Chocolate Chip has hard marshmallows (think Lucky Charms). The Lemon is good but could be a little more tart for me. My favorite is the Caramel which reminds me of butterscotch.
Pudding/Shakes – I tried the Mocha, Dutch Chocolate and Cocomint. - I like them all. By the way, I thought the Cocomint was a mix of coconut and mint in chocolate. It's not. It's mint and chocolate. I think it's because of how it's spelled that gave me that idea.
Desserts - Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake. I like both of them. The chocolate cake has little chocolate chips in it. The cheesecake doesn't really taste like cheesecake but all sorts of flavoring can be added to make this a very yummy dessert.
Bariwise Crispy 15 Protein Diet Bars – I have tried the Peanut Butter, Chocolate Peanut Dream, Cinnamon Raisin, Lemon Meringue and Peanut Butter & Jelly. These are very good. The Lemon Meringue is a little grainy to me but has a good taste and I use this one when I need a change from all the chocolate.
Bariwise Protein Diet Bars – Word of warning: Restrict yourself to only one of these a day. They are like the MF Transitional bars. High in calories and carbs compared to the other bars. With that being said. These are fantastic tasting for a protein bar. I have tried all of them. You can order the variety pack so you can sample the different flavors. My favorite is the Caramel Crunch.
Bariwise Protein Diet Fruit Drinks – I have tried Wild Berry, Orangeade, Pineapple, Orange Pineapple, Cran-Grape, Grapefruit & Lemon Razzy. These are much better tasting than MF and mix better too. I have used them in Sprite Zero, Seltzer water and they make dynamite ice pops. I have an ice pop maker that makes six 3.55oz. pops. 1 packet makes 2 pops (you see where I’m going with this?) One thing though, is that I had to stop drinking them so often because of all the aspartame and it gave me headaches, so I limit myself to maybe one of these drinks a week (or 2 ice pops. Did I say that before? You can have 2 pops and its one meal?)
Bariwise Hot Chocolate – I have tried all of the flavors and they are all really good. Has aspartame.
Bariwise Cappuccino - Just like the hot chocolate they have a variety of flavors. I have tried all of them and except for the vanilla (doesn’t really taste like vanilla to me) they are good. Had to cut down on these too because of the aspartame.
Bariwise Fat-Free Biscotti – These are really good. I have 2 in the morning with either a cappuccino, hot chocolate or coffee. Tried Chocolate Chip, Almond Chip, Fudge Chip & Lemon.
Bariwise Berry Delicious Smoothie - Really good and fruity. I added more berries and it tasted very good. Nice filling shake in the morning.
- Cinnamon Crunch Cereal. Tasty and crunchy. Added some FF milk.
Healthwise Potato Chips - Being the "poster child" for the potato chip industry, I should have known not to expect these to taste like potato chips. But I had to try right? And it is confirmed. Not very potato tasting. More like a dry cracker than a potato chip. But they are tasty. Will try them with a tuna salad or chili. Tried Ranch and Salt & Vinegar.
Healthwise Cheese Puffs - Now these are good. A teeny bit harder than the regular cheese doodles but softer than the crunchy cheese doodles. And there's a lot in the bag. It took me about 45 minutes to finish while watching a movie. Tried White Cheddar.
Protidiet Chocolate Dream Bars – A bit of an aftertaste, but if you are craving chocolate with crunchies it’s okay. I prefer the La Nouba Bars reviewed below.
Protidiet Protein Bars – I have tried Smooth Caramel & Peanut, Hazelnut & Coconut. Coconut is okay, but don’t expect a Mounds Bar. There is a hint of coconut in a protein/soy base. Hazelnut and Caramel Peanut are good. Dense, but good. I like the Bariwise bars better.
Protidiet Protein Cookies – To me these are more bread-like than cookie. A little bland but if you are craving something with that texture these are okay. Not very sweet. My favorite was the chocolate chip. I have tried them all.
Spaghettini Bolognese – Did not like this. The box I got did not have enough pasta in it to call it a pasta dish. Not enough tomato either. Couldn’t get into this one.
Protein Juice Drinks – These are delicious. Unlike the other drink products, these come in a concentrated liquid state in 7 individual serving pouches. And they contain sucralose (Splenda) instead of aspartame. I use these as ice pops. I have tried Kiwi Melon, Orange, Peach Mango, Tropical Fruits and Grape.
Kay’s Naturals Protein Snacks – I have tried Lemon Herb, Crispy Parmesan, Cinnamon Toast Pretzels, Golden Butter Pretzels. Out of these I like the Cinnamon Pretzels the best. Lemon Herb and Crispy Parmesan are tasty and are good if you want a salty snack but as with most protein snacks are kinda hard. The Golden Butter pretzels are dry and tasteless to me.
Joseph’s Sugar Free Cookies – I tried the pecan shortbread. Not good (and I love pecan sandies). Not that I was expecting Keebler cookie quality, but I did expect it to taste somewhat like a cookie. Not only is it not sweet, it is hard and tasteless and I taste the baking powder. As any baker will tell you that is a huge turnoff, just like finding a nugget of salt in a cookie. Their Brownie Bites are better tasting. Again, not very sweet but there is a chocolate taste. I prefer the Biscotti reviewed above.
Ostrim Meat Sticks – A “Slim Jim” type snack but made with beef and ostrich meat. Now before you start with the “eeewwwws” They are not bad. Very tasty. Drawback? Just like the other meat sticks they are very high in sodium.
La Nouba Chocolates – I have tried the Chocolate Covered Marshmallows and the Chocolate Bars. These are made with Belgian chocolate and malitol as the sugar substitute (which is used in a lot of the MF bars so be careful when eating a lot of these if you are sensitive to this sugar substitute). These will make you change your mind about sugar free chocolate. These are delicious. I tried the milk chocolate, dark chocolate & white chocolate. *Important Note:
These are 204 calories and 15 grams of fat per bar. There are 6 squares to a bar so I only eat these when I am REALLY craving a good chocolate. And then I only eat 2 squares at a time which reduces the figures to 68 cal/5g fat. Just throwing that out there.
Kay's Naturals Cookie Bites - These remind me of cereal. They are pleasantly sweet and crunchy.
If I decide to try anything else new I will definitely add to this list. Hope this helps! Good luck everybody!