Jan 11 2014

Review: Atkins Chocolate Bars

Atkins Chocolate Bars

Atkins, the company, produces many low-carb products and one of their most known product line is the low-carb chocolate bars. In this review I will tell you do they taste anything like the real thing and are they really as low-carb as they claim. Continue reading

Jan 31 2013

Review: Jailbroken Apple TV 2

*** Update March 28, 2014: There is no jailbreak available for the Apple TV 3 and it is very likely that there will never be one. ***

As of writing, there is no jailbreak available for the newest Apple TV 3, so if you would like to enjoy more services than Apple has to offer, you need to buy a second-hand Apple TV 2. In Europe, you can find one from the German and UK eBay and Amazon but the price may not please you, they are sold for 200-250 € apiece. There is a huge demand for the devices and there are very few sellers, hence the harsh price tag. In this review, I will write more details as I use my Apple TV 2 daily so please come back later to see more. Continue reading

Jan 29 2013

Review: Scheckter’s Organic Energy Lite

Nutrition Facts Amount/100 ml
Energy 30 kcal
Protein 0 g
Carbohydrates 7.4 g
Fat 0 g

Scheckter’s energy drink is an interesting beverage using only organic and natural ingredients. It is basically unknown in the markets dominated by the giants like Monster and Red Bull. At least in theory it is a healthier choice compared to the big brands. Continue reading

Sep 13 2012

Review: NOS Sugar Free Energy Drink

Nutrition Facts Amount/100 ml
Energy 4.2 kcal
Protein 0 g
Carbohydrates 0.21 g
Sugars N/A
Fat N/A
Fiber 0 g

NOS Energy Drink is a fairly unknown energy drink brand in Europe. It is produced by the Coca-Cola Company and it is named after Nitrous Oxide Systems that is used to give performance boost to racing cars. What a clever idea! Continue reading

Sep 12 2012

Review: Monster Rehab Protean + Energy

Nutrition Facts Amount/100 ml
Energy 21 kcal
Protein 3.35
Carbohydrates 2.1 g
Sugars 1.7 g
Fat N/A
Fiber N/A

Monster Rehab Protean + Energy is an American version of Monster Rehab that is sold in Europe. It is advertised as a revitalizing and hydrating energy drink. Additionally it supposedly relieves hangover symptoms. Continue reading

Sep 11 2012

Review: Monster Absolutely Zero

Nutrition Facts Amount/100 ml
Energy 0 kcal
Protein N/A
Carbohydrates 0.42 g
Sugars 0 g
Fat N/A
Fiber N/A

Monster Energy Absolutely Zero comes from Monster USA and is really rare in Europe. This zero-calorie & low-carb energy drink is sweetened by Erythritol, Sucralose and Inositol and is derived from its sibling, Monster Lo-Carb energy drink. Continue reading

Jul 05 2012

Review: Monster Rehab

Nutrition Facts Amount/100 ml
Energy 44 kcal
Protein 0 g
Carbohydrates 2.7 g
Sugars 2.1 g
Fat 0 g
Fiber 0 g

This new Monster variation is advertised as “hypotonic“, non-carbonated energy drink that contains taurine, L-Carnitine, caffeine and ginseng. It supposedly relieves hangover symptoms and revitalises your body. Continue reading

May 31 2012

Review: Low-Carb Ham/Salami Pizza “Karppinen”

Nutrition Facts Amount/100 g
Energy 200 kcal
Protein 18.1 g
Carbohydrates 4.7 g
Sugars 1.9 g
Fat 12.1 g
Fiber 6.6 g

The Finnish low-carb bread family “Karppinen” has been expanded to include pizzas. The ham/salami pizza’s ingredients include cheese (30%), ham (15%), wheat gluten & fiber and salami (5%).

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May 29 2012

Review: Stevia (Sweetener)

The low-carb sweetener stevia was approved for use in the EU in the end of 2011. Being a natural product and having a very low effect on blood sugar, it has raised quite a buzz in the low-carb community. In this review I write about two different stevia products that I tested right about when it was legalized in the European Union and thus in Finland.
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Apr 04 2012

Review: ED Extra Bite

The Finnish beverage company Hartwall introduced a new low-carb energy drink ED Extra Bite in March 2012.

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