9/20/07

i don't care if it's the size of my pinky

IT'S STILL FLIPPING CANDY, I SAYS!!!

I do love living in the centre of the universe. We are privy to giveaways galore. Not a day goes by that there aren't a few people on the corner giving out everything from soup to nuts (literally - I've received chunky soup bowls and sweet and salty bars).

But this is gross. Pint-sized pieces of those "protein bar" OhHenry! bars. I still don't know who they're kidding. Just a few grams of fat away from a Big Mac, I don't think this bar is the first thing that would pop into my head when I'm feeling lethargic and in need of a boost. Rival PROTEIN bars from EAS in the Myoplex family have 260 calories, 8 grams of fat and 5 grams of fibre (for points chickies) plus 27 grams of carbs and 25 grams of protein (for those in the know ;)). A PROMAX nutrition bar will be in the range of 280 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of fibre, 39 grams of carbs and 20 grams of protein.

12 grams of protein and 21 grams of fat...hmm...me thinks thou are in a league of your own, OhHenry Pro. And the fact that Hershey won't even publish your full nutritional information on its Web site scares me. I just wish they wouldn't position it as a "protein" bar because there are many people who try to justify eating these multiple times a day instead of real meals full of the essential vitamins and nutrients and FOOD GROUPS that they need.

Candy is not a meal replacement. You can not survive on crap alone.

But I was right the first time, and I'm right again. You're going in the trash with all of the junk mail I get.

I'll give you two guesses who dropped these babies on my desk too.

17 comments:

Jen said...

Ew...that's like those Slim Fast meal replacement bars, with all the sugar and whatnot I might as well eat a twix bar..and since when is a twix a meal (or in this case an Oh Henry)....I think it's just a (poor) marketing plan...

perhaps they should go back on the desk of the lovely person who gave them to you!

CaRoLyN said...

I don't know how many people who I've gone out with who have picked up this bar and said, "Hey O'Henry is making a protein bar now, sweet" Of course this throws me into a good 5 mintue rant about how O'Henry's marketing department should be ashamed. :)

Marky Mark said...

I guess I won't take a couple alongwith me to help me through the half. So what shoule we eat to renew our energy that's also easy to run with-jelly beans or sugar cubes?

Sounds like our pace is similar so maybe we'll bump into each other (but not trip I hope)!

Marky Mark said...

How are we supposed to carry a banana while running?!

http://www.ehow.com/how_7778_eat-drink-during.html

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Damn that Kris guy. Damn him.

Kris said...

^^^^^^Zinger's you want some candy's and chocolate bars???

Natalie said...

Why is Oh Henry trying to branch out into the "meal replacement" market now? Stick to what you know people!

I can't believe the NI on those bad boys.

marie said...

oooh - candy fight in my comments. I'll launch one back at kris' head now that he finished reading my blog. he he he.

mark - maybe we could sling bananas on our fuel belts like old west stars? but then i'd have to like fruit and all...

but i'm howling imagining someone chowing down on a banana while running...

Marky Mark said...

Then how about Skittles or M&M's?

Angie All The Way said...

lol hahaha

Marky Mark said...

I confirmed it-no food for the half, just water and Gatorade-so have a bagel with PB two hours before and maybe bring some Skittles for the second half in case you start to fade.

Sara said...

Alot of triathletes eat Snickers for energy, I wonder if they would be attracted to Oh Henry Pro?

Marky Mark said...

nooooo! too much crap in there--Skittles are basically sugar. Come to think about it, why not just run with those sugar cubes my grandmother used to have in her tea set? Do they still make them?

marie said...

bahahahhahah! i can just see you filling up the pouch of a fuel belt with those bad boys, Marky Mark, and leaving a trail of dust behind you.

perhaps that's how we'll find you (a la Hansel and Gretel).

Marky Mark said...

thanks marie, that's motivating! Maybe I'll just leave the field in a trail of dust (as I dream on...)

marie said...

hey! people could literally eat your dust! how about that :)

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Kris-
I'm betting that I'm easily twice your size- so you'd probably better take it easy calling me out like that.

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