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Moore Ways To Wellness Review of our Artisan Protein Snacks December 10 2016, 0 Comments

Friday Food Finds – Chronic Strength Protein Snacks Review

Happy Friday friends! Have you ever come across a company whose products and mission immediately clicked with you? This happened to me earlier this year when I came across Chronic Strength on social media. Today, I’m sharing a review for some of my favorite healthy treats from Chronic Strength’s protein kitchen!

Chronic Strength is a health and fitness conscious company based out of South Florida that specializes in healthy artisan protein snacks. Stephanie Polk, the founder and owner is very passionate and dedicated to lifting and living a healthy lifestyle. Throughout years of living a healthy and fit lifestyle, she began to noticed a lack of healthy protein snacks on the market. She decided to start experimenting in the kitchen and create her own protein treats using fresh, wholesome, organic, gluten free, nutritional ingredients and super foods, ingredients that she felt passionate about.

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All of their artisan snacks are made fresh to order and ship out in 2-3 days! There are no preservatives so it’s best to keep all of your snacks refrigerated upon receipt to sustain maximum freshness.

Let’s get started! 

Pumpkin Pie Protein Cookie Dough

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The Pumpkin Pie cookie dough is a Limited Edition flavor that contains Greek yogurt chips! Yes, you can eat this raw or use it to make cookies. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spoon out some cookie dough and form into the size cookie you desire. Place them onto a pan lined with parchment paper and bake for about 8-10 minutes until the tops are slightly golden. I highly encourage eating your cookies fresh out of the oven! The Greek yogurt chips are so melty and delicious! Just try not to eat the whole batch at once!

Ingredients: Fresh medjool dates, vanilla whey & casein proteins, unsalted pecans, Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie spice, pumpkin spice extract, & filtered water

 

Pumpkin Pie Protein Truffles(Seasonal Flavor)

Chronic Strength, Pumpkin Pie Protein Truffles

Anyone who follows my blog knows that pumpkin is my all time favorite! These truffles taste like rolled up pumpkin pie filling. Gluten-free, grain-free, egg free and no refined sugars! The only sugar you will consume is the natural sugar found in the dates. Dessert doesn’t get much better than that!

Ingredients: Fresh medjool dates, vanilla whey & casein proteins, Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie spice, unsalted walnuts, & filtered water

 

Peppermint Protein Truffles

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Who would have guessed these innocent looking peppermint truffles are actually protein packed bites of pure bliss! These dark chocolate peppermint protein truffles will help satisfy and curb your sweet tooth! Perfect fuel for pre or post workout or a healthy dessert. The peppermint is hands down my favorite and reminds me of those minty Girl Scout cookies! Try dipping your truffles in a White Chocolate Mint protein dip! It takes them to a whole new level!

Ingredients: Fresh medjool dates, whey & casein proteins, unsalted walnuts, filtered water & peppermint oil

 

Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

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The Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie dough was the perfect topping for my Triple Chocolate ice cream! My favorite way to enjoy this flavor is to grab a spoon and dig in! No shame in my game and no such thing as too much chocolate in your life!

Ingredients: Fresh medjool dates, unsalted pecans, whey & casein protein blend & organic dark chocolate stevia sweetened chips

With the holidays right around the corner, why not treat yourself or that fitness foodie in your life to some protein goodies! In addition to the truffles and cookie dough, Chronic Strength also has Protein Granola, Protein Crumbles and other flavors of cookie dough and truffles to choose from! Click here to visit their online protein kitchen. 

Chronic Strength also has a line of fitness apparel that I absolutely love!

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Have you tried Chronic Strength protein snacks before? If you could create your own cookie dough flavor what would you choose? Please share- I would love to hear from you!

One Response to Friday Food Finds – Chronic Strength Protein Snacks Review

  1. I really love the Chronic Strength mission – what a great company! You’re the one who introduced me to them; but I feel guilty to admit I haven’t yet tried their products (eek, sorry). Your reviews really remind me that I need to try the products soon; and YES YES YES with the ice cream/chocolate treat featuring the Chronic Strength truffle – you are awesome, as always. If I could create my own cookie dough flavor = White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (not innovative, but so delicious), gluten-free of course. HAPPY FRIDAY! xo


Digital Muscle's Review of our Artisan Protein Snacks May 15 2016, 0 Comments

Supplement Review: Artisan Protein Snacks by Chronic Strength

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By Matt Samansky
Supplement Review Editor

Spring has sprung…and so has the elastic on my jeans.  It’s finally time to shed the puffy jackets along with the excess fat from those long winter months. Diet programs commence and, let’s be honest, they usually fail. According to a study conducted by Bodybuilding.com, 73% of people ditch their fitness aspirations before reaching their goal. Why is this? There are many reasons but I personally attribute the lack of perseverance to the sudden lifestyle change. When people dive straight into a nutrition program, they leave little or no room for cheating – a word that mirrors that of a swear and an action that yields physical and emotional guilt.

What if you could purchase a product that satisfies the sweet tooth without the guilt of cheating on your diet? Well, look no further than Chronic Strength’s healthy protein treats.

Stephanie Polk developed Chronic Strength as a healthy alternative to the sugary snacks found in the central aisles of the grocery store. Stephanie would spend hours in the kitchen experimenting with fresh, wholesome, organic, gluten free, nutritious ingredients and super foods before finally finding the perfect recipe.

First up on the Chronic Strength menu is their Protein Crumble. Available in banana, peanut butter, dark chocolate, and PB&J flavors, this is a great snack to eat pre-workout, post-workout, or in between meals. I enjoy using the crumble as a breakfast cereal substitute in a bowl of milk. The 1 oz. serving size yields 8g of fat, 11g of carbohydrate, 6g of protein, and 140 total calories.

If a crunch is what you seek, look no further than Chronic Strength’s protein granola in maple cranberry and pumpkin spice varieties. Similarly to the crumble, this treat can be mixed into parfaits or yogurt cups. Macros for 1 oz. include 5g of fat, 17g of carbohydrate, 4g of protein, and 125 total calories.

My personal favorite of the Chronic Strength lineup is the protein truffles. Available in cacao, chocolate peppermint, fudge brownie, and peanut butter – 1 truffle contains 6g of fat, 11g of carbohydrate, 5g protein, and 120 calories.

And finally, Chronic Strength has solved one of life’s dilemmas by creating a guilt free chocolate chip cookie dough! I’ll be honest, I fully intended on using the cookie dough to bake some high protein chocolate chip cookies. Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long. I popped the lid off and ate the dough right out of the container. Sure, I missed out on some fresh baked cookies, but I wasn’t complaining. One tablespoon of the dough yields 2.3g of fat, 9g of carbohydrate, 6g of protein, and 76 total calories.

Quality of Ingredients: Natural peanut butter, whey/casein protein, oats, honey, puffed quinoa, raw cacao, chia seeds, and cinnamon are just a few of the organic, gluten-free, egg-free ingredients Stephanie utilizes to bake her high protein treats. Each and every item available is free of artificial flavors and dyes to provide the cleanest way to cheat on any diet. Chronic Strength snack do include nuts, seeds, and other ingredients that one might be allergic to, so just make sure to read the label! 34/34.

Price: Baking with real food can be expensive and the goal of a business is to make a profit. So from a business standpoint, I understand the high price of the products. Having said that, there are (at most) 15 servings of product per container and serving suggestions are not proportionally conducive. I could realistically eat an entire package of granola in one sitting. This would be a $15 meal that would not nearly satiate my appetite. Factor in shipping and we’re talking about a $20 snack gone in under 10 minutes. 25/33.

Taste: Chronic Strength’s protein snacks are just that; snacks. They are not supplements, so I have replaced the “effectiveness” category for one more appropriate to the product. Having said that, they are downright delicious. I have sampled everything Chronic Strength has to offer and I can wholeheartedly declare the protein truffles to be my favorite. Soft, dense, and flavorful, I can’t stop at just one. I ate the entire container of cookie dough in one sitting and there is no protein aftertaste lingering from any of the foods. One thing I must say is that the cacao truffles, however, are unsweetened and sacrifice flavor. 30/33.

Overall: Chronic Strength delivers delicious and nutritious snacks to the health conscious individual. I highly recommend these treats for one’s own personal use taste or even as a gift for a certain recent college graduate/supplement review editor…(cough). 89/100.

What protein packed food should I tackle next? Shoot me a Facebook post, tweet, email, etc. and let me know!

Looking for more about supplements and more product reviews?  Check out the Digital Muscle Supplementation Blog!

Editor’s Note: As with any of the supplement reviews found on DigitalMuscle.com, this review is not an endorsement nor does it replace the guidance of a medical professional. This and all reviews found on DigitalMuscle.com are solely the opinion of the reviewer.

After a series of concussions ended his high school wrestling career, Matt discovered bodybuilding, quickly immersing himself in the world of fitness, nutrition and supplementation. A National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Trainer, Matt founded UFit Sports Performance and Nutrition and has helped dozens of clients achieve their fitness goals. Having tried and tested countless supplements, Matt is highly regarded as a credible evaluator of nutritional products.

On Air with 95.9 The Palm March 26 2016, 0 Comments

It all started from a sample that was given to DJ Dia Ryan on a whim.  Apparently it was love at first taste. She fell in love with our products so much so that she invited us to do an interview on her show about our all natural, gluten free, hand crafted protein products. We had a blast chatting with her about our products and meeting the rest of the staff. You'll be able to catch our interview Monday 3/28 by tuning into 95.9 The Palm, a local South Florida radio station based out of West Palm Beach, FL.


IFBB & NPC Karina Nascimento Classic January 13 2016, 0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that we are proud sponsors of the 1st Annual IFBB & NPC Karina Nascimento Classic. It will be held in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. at the PGA National Resort & Spa on Saturday February 20, 2016. Look for our booth as we will have special show prices on food items and apparel, samples of our Protein Snacks for everyone to taste and purchase, and a Free Raffle Giveaway that you won't want to miss! We look forward to seeing you there!


Mind over Mattter March 26 2015, 0 Comments

We all have flaws, strengths, and weaknesses.  What we focus on determines our mental attitude, which transfers into our subconscious mind.  Therefore, don't focus on the flaws in a negative light, focus on them in a positive state of mind with the mindset that you will improve that flaw and will do your best to turn that flaw into a strength. Here at Chronic Strength, we believe in being strong no matter what the circumstances.  We develop strength as we progress through our struggles.  Without struggle, there is no growth.  We encourage you to be mentally stronger than what you physically feel. Strive for Progress, not Perfection! Anything is possible when you have Chronic Strength!