Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Product Review and a Giant....

Strawberry! No, seriously - I didn't ask for growth hormone in my berries! It kind of looks like a hand. My picture definitely does not capture the massiveness in all its glory. Oh well. If it wasn't Easter morning, I would have given it a proper photoshoot.

Anyway, I just wanted to post a quick note about an awesome beverage that I picked up over the weekend. Disclaimer: I did not get this product free (I would say so) nor will I get anything for this review, I just wanted to put my thoughts out there in case you notice it and are curious. I'm talking about Bolthouse Farms Berry Boost Fruit Smoothie - a mixture of blackberries, bosenberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries that actually tastes like berries and not like fake berry flavor. Its a bit thicker than a regular juice, but the consistency is not overly textured from pulp. The price is a bit steep around here ($3.79 at Stew Leonard's), but I bought it figuring I would use it to make yogurt smoothies for Easter breakfast. When I got home, Tim decided he wanted to try it and proceeded to down about half the container! Guess he thought it was good too :).

Berry Boost has a ton of vitamins and no added sugar (although it does have a significant amount of natural sugar due to all the berries) and was delicious in my yogurt smoothie (I'll post that recipe sometime soon!). I'll definitely buy this again - maybe when Tim is out of town.....

4 comments:

Mrs.W said...

What a strawberry!

When I lived in South Korea the market there had the most humongous strawberries you've ever seen in your life. Morbidly obese berries, you could say. I won't go into a discussion of their farming methods to produce such large berries...

Thanks for the info on the Bolthouse berry drink. I've seen in at my grocery, but didn't look at the labels. I guess I automatically think these things are loaded with added sugars. I don't mind naturally-occurring berry sugars, because they are relatively low glycemic index, and a safe food for me... so now I'll be looking to try a bottle!

Wisekran said...

I have tried that bolthouse farms drink! I have to say that my favorite is the chocolate mocha though.

Anonymous said...

oh my what a funny looking strawberry

juliatylerfoodblog said...

that strawberry kinda freaks me out!!m