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Saturday, January 18, 2014

WonderSlim, BariWise, and Diet Direct Foods Review

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A few months ago I was trying to find some variety in my Medifast plan and several people told me I should try some WonderSlim products from Diet Direct. I decided to give some new products a try, and I thought I'd do a little review of the ones I sampled. Note that I am not on the WonderSlim program, but just use their products as meal replacements and supplements on occasion. Many of them are lower in carbs than Medifast's, and some are tastier! I also tried some BariWise and other brand products from Diet Direct and liked several of them. Here's what I've tried:

Cinna Crunch'n Chocolate:
This is a small portion of crunchy little cinnamon rolls and chocolate covered crisp balls like Kix. Yummy, but more of a small snacky type food than a cereal.

cinna crunch n chocolate low carb snack from diet direct review

WonderSlim variety pack bars:

WonderSlim bars variety pack, low carb protein bars from Diet Direct

-Crispy Peanut: similar to a Medifast Crunch bar, but bigger, sort of mapley not very peanut-buttery, small amount of chocolate on the bottom, ok but not that good.

-Mint Cocoa: chewy, chocolate all the way through and dipped in chocolate. Has a mild mint flavor, top layer has crunchies in it. Very good.

-Dark Chocolate Marshmallow: soft chewy marshmallow cream top on a chewy, slightly crispy chocolate bottom. Dipped in chocolate. Sweet and very good.

WonderSlim dark chocolate marshmallow low carb protein bar from Diet Direct review

-Rich Chocolate Caramel: I was sad that there was no gooey caramel, just a soft layer on top like the marshmallow bar, sweet but not much caramel flavor. Chewy firm chocolate bottom. Too sweet, not enough flavor.

WonderSlim Classic Butterscotch pudding:
This is lumpy if just mixed with a spoon, so I used a whisk. Excellent mouth feel, smooth and creamy, thick. Flavor is similar to standard instant butterscotch pudding but not as sweet. Has a definite artificial sweetener taste but that fades after the first few bites. Quite filling, with 12 grams of protein and only 7 grams of carbs.

WonderSlim low carb butterscotch pudding diet review

Trioplex cookies, 2-pack:

-Chocolate/chocolate chip: just like a 2 pack of cookies you get in a convenience store. Soft, thick, a bit chewy. Sweet, with chocolate chips that are soft. Slightly fruity taste but very good.
-Peanut butter/chocolate chip: even better, perfect texture, chewy soft thick with big peanut chunks and milk chocolate chips, tastes just like a good peanut butter cookie to me. Perfect. Addictive, be careful!

tri-o-plex cookies review

Health Wise Protein Chips - Ranch Crunch:
Kind of ugly but very good. Thin, crisp, large. Good ranch flavor, not too salty, not overwhelming. The powder is very fine and abundant and a bit messy.

health wise Ranch low carb chips review

Ostrim Original meat stick snacks:
I was expecting jerky but it looked like a hot dog, fat and pale and soft, a bit greasy feeling, very salty. Not too spicy. I did not like these at all and gave them to my son.

ProtiDiet Chocolate Dream bars:
These protein rich "candy" bars are very solid, firmer than regular chocolate. There are crisps covering the bottom like a Crunch bar. Very good, less intense and more "waxy" than real chocolate. It tastes better as it melts in your mouth... sweeter and more chocolatey. Very good, but high in fat.

ProtiDiet chocolate dream bars low carb chocolate bar review

BariWise bars, variety pack. Flavors:

-Rockie Road: this is great! marshmallow middle surrounded by chocolate with some crisp stuff on top. Tastes like a candy bar! Looks like a thin brownie on the bottom. These are mostly whey based.

-Caramel Crunch: good, with chocolate and crisps over caramel and a chewy bottom. Pretty decent, very sweet, but not as good as Rockie Road. Too sweet and I liked it less as I ate it and wouldn't want again.

-Peanut Butter: This one is okay, with Reeses type peanut butter on top (but not enough of it). Chocolate coating and chewy bottom. Not really a fan.

-Strawberry Cheesecake: lovely texture, like strawberry jam on a chewy bar dipped in white chocolate. Super sweet though. I like this okay, but it has a slightly metallic/odd aftertaste. Not really any cheesecake flavor that I could detect.

-Double Peanut Butter: chewy peanut butter bar on the bottom, gooey caramel type stuff on top, dipped in peanut butter coating. Very sweet, tastes good at first but don't like the aftertaste. Messy/melty.

-Caramel Brownie: chewy brownie bottom with gooey caramel on top, dipped in white chocolate. Very sticky/messy, bad for travel. Very sweet and good tasting but has a weird aftertaste.

WonderSlim Snack O's, sour cream and onion:
lots and lots of litte O's the size of Fruit Loops. Crunchy, and the taste and texture reminds me of Funyuns but not quite as salty. There are a LOT in the package, very good for a snacky mood. These taste good and last a long time.

WonderSlim Apple n' Cinnamon Oatmeal:
This is my favorite! After years of eating Medifast soy-based oatmeal, it was wonderful to have an oatmeal based on actual oats, with NO soy. The texture is perfect and the flavor is delicious. This is the best bowl of low carb oatmeal I have found, with 130 calories, 12 g protein, 19 g carbs and 5 g fiber.

BariWise Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows:
tasty, smooth, with cute little marshmallows but they dissolve rather quickly. Tastes good with a mild chocolate flavor. Not quite as good as the Medifast hot cocoa, but far fewer carbs (4 grams!) and 15 grams of protein.

BariWise high protein diet hot cocoa chocolate with marshmallows review

BariWise Cereal, Coco O's:
these are the size of Cheerios, but are harder/crunchier even in milk; did not get soggy. Tastes similar to Cocoa Puffs but not as sweet or chocolatey, and they hold up with more texture. Turns almond milk chocolatey. Good, but only 5/box. Soy based.

WonderSlim Cheddar Crunchers:
these are so good, almost addictive! Super crunchy with cheese powder coating. Lots in the bag. Great plain, but even better with a bowl of salsa and a tablespoon of sour cream. I love these. Soy based.

WonderSlim Hot Cakes:
 I got these as a sample (another nice thing about Diet Direct: they often include free samples in your order!) and they are SO good! I love how thick and fluffy these are! Way, way better than the thin Medifast pancakes I got used to, and you don't have to add anything to the WonderSlim Cakes except water to get the fluffiness. They taste like regular pancakes to me. Yummy.

WonderSlim diet review, hot cakes

WonderSlim high protein low carb pancakes diet review

BariWise Dill Pickle Protein Krinkles:
These are wonderful. They're little crunchy things that are salty and a bit like vinegar chips with a dill flavor. They really do taste like dill pickles. There are lots of them in a bag and they're great when you need a salty crunch. They are good dipped in a bit of light sour cream, too.

That's all my reviews for now. I have more products to try still in boxes so I will add them here as I try them. I'll come back and add more photos, too. If you've tried WonderSlim, BariWise, or other high protein diet products from Diet Direct, please leave a review and let me know which ones you liked or didn't like.

*I purchased these meals myself and was not asked to review them by the company. If you'd like to try some of them yourself, you can order through this link: Diet Direct discount and you'll get $20 off your first order, and I'll get a $20 credit on my next order, too! Then you can refer your friends and get another $20 credit for each friend who orders. Good deal!


Karen said...

Some of those look really good. My concern is that they would make me want to binge on the real versions of these immitations!!! Any urge to overeat with them?

Lyn said...


only the Tri-o-plex cookies. I am not ordering anymore of those because they are so much like "real" cookies that I want more. Plus, because they are a two pack, it is very tempting to eat both.

The rest of the products were satisfying and not triggering.

Tammy said...

I love the cheesecake, but not fixed per directions, it's rather grainy and a very, very tiny portion. I mix it with 1 cup nonfat greek yogurt and 2 tbsp SF Davinci vanilla syrup, or a couple drops of liquid stevia and vanilla extract. I have this for lunch almost everyday even though I am on MF. (shhhh, don't tell anyone at MF...lol...)

connie munoz said...

ive been on ws for 5 weeks down 23 pounds, I did mf 4 years ago and lost 60 pounds, but 3 foot surgerys later, gained it back...I love the wonderslim food compared to medifast, yep the cold ceral all good,the oatmeal and the chedder crisps and O's are all good, I love love their hot drinks, I use those instead of the shakes, I haven't tried any of the bars, I was so burned out on bars from mf, but I did just place an order for some, will let you know...love this program compared to mf, I have only tried the ws brands, non of the others...

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Elaine Maidhoff said...

I'm currently on MF but I've ordered the WS shakes because I generally don't feel satisfied with the shakes. WS shakes can be used 2 ways: with 8 oz of water it's a shake, but if you only add 4 oz of cold water it turns into a very satisfying pudding that is eaten with a spoon so it "lasts longer" in my mind...

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