3/31/09

If it hadn't been free...


I was recently the recipient of a free box of Fiber One Chocolate Mocha Bars, courtesy of the folks at Pssst & General Mills...

These bars are DELICIOUS. The flavor is great, they're sweet... chocolaty... just downright yummy. The Fiber One bars are just the right texture, chewy - but not too much so, and sweet too... They're also VERY filling... I was also sent a little stack of coupons for $1.35 off a box, which to me is just great...

9 grams of Fiber - and all you have to do is eat a little bit of chocolaty oooey gooey deliciousness? SOLD!!!


But here's where it gets - well... Kind of gross... and ultimately - funny...

These bars - wow. They give you the most OUTRAGEOUS gas. At times painful, but consistently SMELLY. I don't want to be too graphic, but I will say that I have never experienced flatulence of this magnitude in my LIFE. Sadly because the bars are SO delicious, and because I was ignorant to it's ultimate effect, I did eat 2 bars in one sitting, before heading out for the day with the husband.

Some research online indicates that I am NOT ALONE in the Fiber One Bar phenomenon. This blog post alone says it all... And honestly had me ROLLING... it's hilarious, and true. Apparently it's not the fiber that "gets you going" so much as it's the Chicory Root.

Dubbed "Granola Grenades" - this product - while definitely delicious - is a product I will have to avoid in the future --- if for no other reason than to keep my marriage intact!!!

9 comments:

Kate said...

I am reading this with my VERY constipated 5-year-old on my lap. You are my hero! Thanks :)

Nicole said...

I ate one of these a couple weeks ago and my belly hurt very bad for two days!

AmyW said...

oh my goodness. It didnt even dawn on me!
I used those recent $1.50 (or whatever) printables and got them from walgreens.
thagt explains a lot!
LOL thanks !

Kate said...

I like your "if it hadn't been free" posts :)

Frances said...

The site you linked to was hilarious! I was thinking, "I won't be eating these." Then I later opened my bag for a snack...I am at work.. and pulled out a Fiber One bar! I realized I eat these all the time and never have any bad side effects. Maybe I am weird!

frugal_mom_jenn said...

You might not be able to give away all those coupons the box came with now! My husband tried one when we got ours last week and he wasn't crazy about the Mocha flavor. And he generally passes a lot of gas so I'm not sure he'd even notice a difference :)

Kate said...

By the way... it worked :)

EndureMyWorld said...

I ate the Chocolate Fiber One bars for about six months and one day realized that I was burnt out and haven't touched them since.

And thank you for posting about the side effects, I might eat one before bed just to pay back my husband for all the "dutch ovens" he has subjected me to.

cheapsk8mom said...

omgosh i love you guys...

and kate i'm glad that the evil snack was able to be used for some good...

They really are DELISH! If only I could handle the chicory root... since I'm no stranger to fiber...

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