Friday, July 16, 2010

My First Product Review Ever! -Blisscuits!

I really love blogging. There are many things I love about it, but, I"m not going to lie, the fact that companies are willing to send me free products to sample is a nice plus. It really means a lot to me that companies are willing to send me products as I know I'm not (yet) the biggest or most read blog out there. That being said, I was really excited when I received some Blisscuit samples in the mail the other day.

Now you might be thinking, "A Blisscuit? What's that?" Well as they say on their website, "Neither a health bar nor a traditional cookie, Blisscuits™ are part of a new building category known as "functional food". No refined sugar – still sweet – low carbs – no wheat with a gluten free recipe – high comfort – real food and Blisscuits help to boost your immune system! Customers will come from the health food, snack food, protein bar, and cookie categories."

Each Blisscuit has 120 calories, 4 grams of protien, and 2 grams of fiber. They are also free of articfical colors, flavors and preservatives. Additionaly, they contain Omega 3's, cage free egg whites, are glueten free and have no hydrogenated oils. More about their nutritonal info here. The product is designed to "give you balanced health and energy, while satisfying your hunger and your sweet tooth."

I was sent both lemon and cinnamon varieties, both of which I was eager to try. I decided to try the lemon first. Upon opening the package I was greeted with a wonderful fresh lemon smell. I was intrigued and couldn't wait to take a bite. The flavor was nice and they were certainly moist, but there was something about the texture that I didn't love. I think they were a bit more dense than I would have liked.

I then got my mom to try the Lemon Bliccuit to see what she thought of them. She said they had a good aroma and flavor, but that she wouldn't buy them because she thought the texture was boring. She suggested they would be better if they had chunks of dried fruit or something like that to make the texture more interesting.
Later, I had my dad try the blisscuit. He said he liked that you could taste the zest and overall thought the Blisscuits had a nice flavor and texture.

Onto the cinnamon variety.

Upon opening the package, these too had a nice aroma. Of course a completely different aroma than the lemon but still a very appealing smell.

As you can see, these little guys really do look like a cookie biscuit hybrid (the lemon flavor looked just the same but different coloring). My opinion on the Cinnamon Blisscuits is very similiar to what I think of the lemon ones. They have a very good flavor and smell and are plenty moist but again the texture wasn't great, it was just too dense. Not awful, but not fantastic.

Bottom Line: Overall, I think Blisscuits makes a good product. However, they aren't perfect. They are a good choice as an on the go snack or dessert. As the package says, "Ones a snack, two is almost a meal." I really like the fact that they are all natural, and have no refined sugar or hydrogenated oils but, because of the dense texture, I wouldn't buy them regulurly.

Interested in trying Blisscuits yourself? Go here to see where you can purchase them.

Thanks! Please let me know what you think of my first product review ever.

-Ann Claire


Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

They sound tasty! I will definitely check them out for snacks when we go on trips! Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh congrats on your first product review! I think I'll try and find them so I can give 'em a try!

Great job! ^.^

Paola <3

Anonymous said...

Blisscuits! I like how they sound. If it weren't for the dairy in them I would be seeking them out asap.

Alex (spoonful of sugar free) said...

Weird...I have never seen those things before, but they look yummy.

You play a lot of tennis, too! And yes, I agree it is hot, but I LOVE it! I love the heat and humidity, and the sweat. It makes me feel like I'm sweating the toxins out. And besides, it doesn't feel that hot once you get your body moving and sweating :P

Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey said...

Good job, Ann-Claire! That's awesome. You covered everything well and gave a detailed, honest review. Those sound really interesting.. if they didn't have eggs I might want to try them myself!