What You Should Know
Snack & Shrink bars claim to pack a one-two punch for dieters. Each bar contains açai and Hoodia Gordonii, which is the one-two punch the description, alludes to. The official website offers plenty of reasons why the dieter should trust this bar to help them lose more weight, but none of the claims are backed up with clinical data. Hoodia Gordonii has been the topic of scientific studies and research with the end result not supporting Snack & Shrink bars.
There are two websites for the Snack & Shrink bar. The first does not allow visitors to view nutritional information. The second looks more like a promotional website, but lists a picture of the product label complete with ingredients and calories. Each Snack & Shrink bar contains 100 calories, which makes it perfect as a snack any time of the day.
List of Ingredients
Acai 600 mg, Hoodia 500 mg, Brown rice syrup, soy protein crisps (soy protein isolate, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate), chocolate flavored coating (organic evaporated cane juice, fractionated palm kernel oil, cocoa, soy protein isolate, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), Maltodextrin, chicory root extract, dried organic wild blueberry (organic wild blueberry, organic sugar, organic sunflower oil), soy protein isolate, glycerin, cocoa powder, sunflower oil, fractionated palm kernel oil, natural flavors, soy lecithin, vanilla extract and salt.
Snack & Shrink bars claim to contain organic ingredients. This is proven by the ingredient list, but not all ingredients are organic. In any food product or supplement, if one of the ingredients is not certified organic, the entire product cannot make that claim.
The two big hitters on the ingredient list are Acai and Hoodia. Acai is a strong antioxidant. That means the fruit will help fight free radicals in the body, but there is no link between free radicals and gaining weight. Hoodia is the South African cactus that took the world by storm a few years ago. People and manufacturers claimed Hoodia took away appetite and helped people lose more weight. Research studies proved that claim wrong with the majority of people taking Hoodia feeling no difference in hunger.
The bar contains only 100 calories and offers 5 grams of protein. As long as the taste is good, dieters could use the Snack & Shrink bar to lose weight as part of a reduced calorie diet. But the only real value of the Snack & Shrink bar is as a snack.
- All ingredients are listed.
- Only contains 100 calories.
- Hoodia will not decrease hunger.
- Acai is not a weight loss ingredient.
- The bars are priced higher than other snack bars at $2.49 per bar.
Dieters may wish to choose Snack & Shrink bars as a healthy snack with controlled calorie levels, but that is the only proven benefit of this product.