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Probots In Disguise

Attune Ad

Probiotics quickly becoming all the rage. Some choose to start their day off with a yogurt “shot” filled with probiotics. I’ve done so a few times, but to be honest, it’s not usually something I look forward to. While it tastes fine (actually it tastes like yogurt) wouldn’t you want something that tastes a little better but still fits in all the probiotics you need?

That’s where Attune comes in. The fine people at Attune were nice enough to send some samples my way and I’m sure glad they did. They sent me two varieties:


Get your chocolate fix with a healthy twist. Enjoy Attune chocolate probiotic wellness bars in Chocolate Crisp, Dark Chocolate, Mint Chocolate or Blueberry Vanilla!

  • Packed with 5 times the live active cultures in yogurt!
  • Provides an excellent source of calcium with only 100 calories!
  • Just right to take on the go!

If you’re craving more from a healthy snack, choose Attune granola probiotic wellness bars in Strawberry Bliss, Wild Berry, Lemon Crème, or Mango Peach!

  • Packed with 5 times the live active cultures in yogurt!
  • Provides an excellent source of calcium and good source of protein and fiber.
  • Just right to take on the go!

Now if you’re sitting there wondering what a probiotic is, here’s what their site says:

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially defines probiotics as live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.

The probiotics story begins with intestinal bacteria, which, are a community of good and bad bacteria that live in the digestive system. We all have naturally occurring bacterial communities in our digestive systems. These help:

  • Protect the body from harmful bacteria.
  • Exercise the immune system to ensure it is ready to react to harmful bacteria.
  • Strengthen the intestinal wall so it acts as a defensive barrier.
  • Digest fiber in the diet, so we can absorb the nutrients from the foods we eat.

These digestive bacteria are essential to overall wellbeing. Probiotics act as a helper to these friendly bacteria, and that help can keep the digestive system functioning well.

Back to the bars…I received a variety of flavors and every one I tried were honestly delicious. The granola bars taste just like granola bars, with fruit and yogurt mixed in. They’re low in calorie and perfect for a quick morning meal. But the superstar product had to be the chocolate probiotic wellness bars. I samples about 5 different bars, and they all taste just like chocolate candy bars. My favorite was the milk chocolate with tiny bits in side (reminded me of a Crunch bar). They were the perfect after dinner dessert and ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth. But the best part about these (besides the high probiotic count) is the fact that they’re only 100 calories, low in sugar, and an excellent source of calcium. Oh, and according to their site, you’ll really be able to “feel” the probiotics working after a couple of weeks.

Overall, I highly recommend these and I might have to pick up more from my local Whole Foods, unless the nice people at Attune want to send me more! Everyone I let try these, from friends to coworkers, loved the taste and the fact that they’re healthy!

If you want to learn more about Attune, head to their website here. And if you’re still not sure about Attune, but are interested in giving it a try, here’s a coupon.

If you’ve already tried these or decide to try them after reading this, feel free to post your thoughts in the comments section.


Domino’s BFD

Domino’s BFD

Ever since I was a kid, when I ordered a pizza from Domino’s it was always the same…thin crust with beef (meatball) and pineapple. Thanks to Domino’s new BFD (big fantastic deal) I can now cement my pizza creation online, and if people like the look of it, they can order it as well.

Springwise breaks down Domino’s new social pizza making strategy…

Domino’s revamped its online presence last month as part of its “You Got 30 Minutes” brand re-launch campaign, including adding the new BFD Builder for custom online orders. Short for Big Fantastic Deal, the BFD Builder lets consumers create the pizza of their dreams—specifying the type of crust, the amount of sauce and cheese, and unlimited toppings—for a flat rate of USD 10.99.

What’s really interesting, though, is that consumers can name and register the pizzas they design in Domino’s BFD database, where they can be viewed and ordered by other consumers. Nearly 12,000 pizzas have been registered so far, including the “Happy Birthday Aaron” and “Rhonda Half Doug Half,” for example. The site even tracks how many people have ordered each registered pizza so far, and consumers can view the database with the most popular pizzas first, as well as by newest, oldest or alphabetically. Top of the “most popular” list, incidentally, is the “Ciao Bella!” which has been ordered over 83,000 times.

So head to the new BFD Builder now and share your creations in the comments.

And if you want to order my creation, the Hawaiitaly, click here.