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


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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Feb 12 2012

Review: Low-Carb Energy Drinks

There are many low-carb energy drinks available nowadays, at least in Finland. The taste, price and amount of carbohydrates varies dramatically among the products. In this test I tested all 10 different low-carb energy drinks that are commonly sold in Finland. Continue reading


Feb 06 2012

Review: Low-Carb Bread Mixture (Adam’s Brot)

Nowadays there are many bakery-made low-carb breads available, at least in Finland. However, they are not very low in carbs, around 10 g/100 g the lowest. Adam’s Brot┬áis a Polish/German company that manufactures ingredients for low-carb baking at home and they have really squeezed the carbs out of their bread mixture: minuscule 1.9 g/100 g!!! Time to test it.

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