Monday, February 25, 2013

CORE Foods Product Review

Good morning! Did everyone have a good weekend? Mine was pretty chill - the main excitement involved meeting friends for brunch at Simple Cafe's new East Side location. If you live in the Milwaukee area, or ever come for a visit, be sure to check out this restaurant. The menu features mostly seasonal and local foods, creatively prepared into dishes such as Pumpkin Pancakes, Mashed Potato Omelet and Chorizo Sweet Potato Sope Benedict. Soooo delicious!

Anyhow, I was recently asked to do a product review for CORE Foods, a non-profit company that creates portable meals. These meals offer the convenience of packaged food, but are made from fresh, raw, locally-grown, organic ingredients. Each package contains four hours of energy and is the equivalent of one full bowl of oatmeal.

I tried three of the Defender Meals, which are high-fiber, vegan meals specifically formulated for toning and weight management. There are three varieties: Raw Almond Raisin, Raw Cashew Cacao, and Raw Walnut Banana.

My thoughts on the product:
  • These are truly meals - each bar packs about 400 calories, so they are not really for casual snacking during the day. 
  • The bars have a really dense consistency. However, I liked this because it made them seem more satisfying and more like actual food.
  • The bars are not sweet. Although I was expecting a dessert-like flavor, the lack of sweetness grew on me. Again, it made them seem more like real food.

Would I recommend the product? Absolutely! For anyone who eats a lot of meals on the go, these bars are a great option for a satisfying and nutritious meal.

If you're interested in trying these meals, CORE Foods is currently offering $5 off any order and hosting a giveaway to win a free case of meals worth $40. All you have to do is "Like" them on Facebook!

What are your strategies for eating healthy on the go?

- ST


  1. I love having things like these at my desk in case I forget my lunch. They look delicious.

    1. If you end up trying CORE foods, make sure you store in the freezer - the bars are super perishable!

  2. I need to try simple's cafe, that menu sounds incredible!

    1. Yes, you should go! It's a great east-side addition :)