Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies Review & Giveaway



EXTENDED DUE TO LOW ENTRIES!!!! Ends 7/15

Being overweight, snacking has become an all too important part of my life. Unfortunately, unhealthy snacking has become the norm. I am usually hesitant to try any "diet foods" because although they have low calories, they tend to taste like cardboard. And NO ONE likes to eat cardboard, lol.

Unfortunately, with high blood pressure and diabetes knocking on my front door-I need to lose 100 lbs. to get down to a more comfortable weight that I can manage. I want to be around to see my daughter grow up and watch my grandchildren become adults too. I went shopping yesterday for some clothes, and was just so totally embarrassed by the size I had to get. I've spent far too many years putting other people's needs and work ahead of my own health, and it's been a rough 2011 for me health-wise so far.

Today I received a package of Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies in the Chocolate Fudge and Chocolate Peanut Butter flavors courtesy of My Blog Spark. Since I love the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter combined, I had to try them first. Upon opening the box, I realized that while they were small, they seemed very moist. I was a little disappointed that there weren't any nuts-I love nutty brownies-and would much rather have settled for a regular 90 calorie basic brownie with a nut or two if they had them in the 90 calorie version.

They were very moist, and didn't leave me wanting a glass of milk afterward-so they got a big plus for not being dry. While it doesn't taste like a traditional full flavored brownie, the taste really wasn't half bad. Also, it didn't leave an unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth like other diet foods do. I tried the chocolate fudge flavor afterward, and found it okay. I am not a person who likes double chocolate anything, even with all the calories and fat, so for me, it was just a personal taste preference. One thing I love though, was that in addition to being just 90 calories these brownies have an awesome 5 grams of fiber, which is 20 percent of the Daily Value of Fiber. Definitely a smart snack!

My overall opinion is that they taste like a light brownie. Sure, they have the chocolaty taste-which is all good-but don't expect the same flavor as a regular brownie. For me, this would give me a taste of something sweet while controlling portion size, calories and of course giving me the added fiber benefit. I would purchase them again-as a healthier snack or treat and of course pack them in my daughter's lunch as well. I am leaving for Central America in a couple of days, and I've already packed the remainder in my purse for a quick, healthy snack at the airport while on layover. I'd rather have us snack on these than run to the vending machine and get a candy bar.

How would you like to try the Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies for yourself? You can win a prize pack (pictured above) just like I received. Giveaway starts today, June 18, 2011 and ends July 15, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST. US Entries only please. Winner will be selected by Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to email before another winner is chosen. Please make sure to leave your email in your comments or have it visible in your profile. Also, keep in mind that I will be in Central America during this time frame-internet access may be spotty due to circumstances beyond my control-however I will contact the winner as soon as possible and provide them with the 48 hour time limit to respond irregardless. You must first complete the mandatory entry below and additional entries are available. If it says +2, leave 2 separate comments.

For your first MANDATORY entry, you can tell me what time of day you would like to snack on your Fiber One 90 Calorie brownies... or you can tell me where you would plan on enjoying your Fiber One 90 Calorie brownie.


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Disclosure: I was provided the information, product samples and gift pack through My Blog Spark for General Mills in order to do this review. Product opinions are my own.

121 comments:

Ashley said...

I'd enjoy my Fiber One 90 Calorie brownies during the afternoon or for a late night snack!

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Katrina said...

I will be putting these in my desk at work for a mid morning snack!
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Jessica said...

I would probably be snacking on these at work about mid morning!
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Julie said...

for a snack after lunch and take with me when I go on errands
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Nicole C. said...

I would eat them for an afternoon snack.

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mar said...

I enjoy eating them at breakfast!

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JD said...

I'd like to eat one of these while I'm taking a walk, either in between breakfast and lunch, or in between lunch and dinner, depending when I'm in a walking mood. :)
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Amanda said...

Since I'm usually up until 3 in the morning, they'd be my night snacks!

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ky2here said...

9A - that's when I get to work after going to the gym and I can always use a quick pick-me-up.

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Lesley Mitchell said...

I'd enjoy them in the afternoon at the office when I want to raid the vending machine!
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Kia89 said...

I would have them for an afternoon snack.
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Kat Riley said...

I would enjoy these around 2:30 in the afternoon at my work.

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slb3334 said...

Late at night at work.

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Laura C said...

I plan on eating it by my computer.

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Dee said...

The time of day I snack is around 10am at the office. that gets me through the day.

Stephanie said...

mid afternoon snack as a pick-me-up treat
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Renee G said...

I would love to try these as a mid-afternoon snack.
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Gayle C said...

I would enjoy Fiber One Brownies as a snack before bed.

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Terra H. said...

I'd enjoy these while I'm camping on the weekends or at work during the night. Thanks.
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kygirl said...

I would enjoy them as a afternoon snack.
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Becca Ann said...

I would eat it as a quick snack in the car

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llinda29 said...

like to snack on Fiber One 90 Calorie brownies in the afternoon

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April said...

I would enjoy them as a snack

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jsc123 said...

These would be perfect as a snack for days when I am going to be out running errands.

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barbara.montyj said...

I'd enjoy these brownies the next time my grand kids are over!
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ohstac said...

I think this would be perfect as a mid-afternoon snack.
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Diane52 said...

I would like this for my late afternoon snack
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afternoon
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Erica C. said...

These would be great as a snack at work before lunch.

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WWillows6 said...

I think the Fiber One Brownie would make the perfect late night snack for me.
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Elka said...

I'd probably enjoy them at evening with an old black & white movie playing
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Jennifer R said...

I would love to eat one as a mid afternoon snack. reejen at comcast dot net

amyd said...

in the afternoon
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Cataroo said...

I am more of an evening snacker, so I'd probably enjoy these while watching TV at night -- although having one as a mid-afternoon snack isn't out of the question!
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Anonymous said...

I would like to Fiber One Brownie it while bicycling!

susansmoaks said...

i would enjoy my fiber one 90 calorie brownie in the afternoon with coffee
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iggysaysno said...

I would snack about three o'clock in the afternoon.

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