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Chocolate Spotlight: Detour Smart Peanut Butter Chocolate



Whole Grain Oatmeal mixed with Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chunks and finished with a Greek Yogurt Drizzle.


• Gluten free
• 11g protein
• 4g of sugar
• Good source of fiber
• Sweetened with Stevia
• Made with organic oats




Glycerine, Milk Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate Liquor, Milk, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors), Inulin, Natural Flavors, Soy Protein Isolate, Gelatin, Dry Roasted Peanuts (Peanuts and Spices), Water, Organic Sugar, Greek Style Yogurt Coating [Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Yogurt Powder (Whey Protein Concentrate, Non Fat Dry Milk, Yogurt Cultures), Reduced Mineral Whey Powder, Lactic Acid, Soy Lecithin (as an Emulsifier)], Stevia, Salt.

Contains peanuts, soy and milk ingredients and may contain tree nuts.

Made with 38% Organic Ingredients.






About the company:

Detour is owned and manufactured by Forward Foods LLC, which produces and markets high protein bars and shakes. Detour was launched in October, 2002, with the goal of revolutionizing the world of high-protein snack bars.

We began with whey protein, the highest-quality protein available, which contains all the essential amino acids for muscle recovery and repair. And, then we focused on making the most delicious bars and drinks possible. The results are award-worthy!

Our Original Detour Protein bars, Lower Sugar bars, and Lean Muscle bars & shakes all prove that you can have it all: outstanding performance and great taste.



Company: Forward Foods LLC
Brand: Detour
Origin: USA
Category: Chocolate
Packaging: 38g bars
Claims: Gluten Free. Low Sugar
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: $14.85
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Finder
Website: detourbar.com









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Snack Spotlight: Detour Cranberry Flax Gluten Free Whole Grain Oatmeal Smart Bar


You are what you eat. Eat SMART.

We started SMART bars with organic whole grain oats which are certified gluten free and added wholesome whey, the right protein to replenish your body. We sweetened the bars naturally and ensured each is a good source of fiber.


Gluten Free
Detour SMART bars are independently certified to confirm they meet strict gluten-free standards.

Whey Protein
The right protein to nourish and replenish your body, whey is a SMART way to support a lean body and to satisfy hunger

4g of Sugar
Switching to a low-sugar diet may be one of the best things you can do for your body, your appetite, and even your mind.


Good Source of Fiber
The grains and fruit in SMART bars are a balanced source of fiber and a nutritious foundation for maintaining good health.

Ingredients: Organic Rolled Oats, SMART Protein Blend [Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, Calcium Caseinate, Soy Crisps (Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour)], Vegetable Glycerine, Organic Apple Puree Pieces [Apple (Puree/Concentrates/Juices), Citrus Pectin, Natural Flavor, Rice Flour], Inulin, Water, Soy Protein Isolate, Gelatin, Organic Freeze Dried Apple Pieces, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Sugar, Greek Style Yogurt Coating [Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Yogurt Powder (Whey Protein Concentrate, Non Fat Dry Milk, Yogurt Cultures), Reduced Mineral Whey Powder, Lactic Acid, Soy Lecithin (as an Emulsifier)], Natural Flavors, Stevia, Salt.

Contains soy and milk ingredients and may contain peanuts or tree nuts.

Made with 38% Organic Ingredients.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Bar
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohol
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Pantothenic acid
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Company: Detour
Brand: SMART
Origin: USA
Category:  Bars
Packaging: 1.3oz (38g)
Claims: Gluten Free,
Variants: Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon, Cranberry Flax
Price: $14.85 (9 x 38g)
Where to Buy: GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Bodybuilding.com,  Buy Online
Website: detourbar.com





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New study: Eating chocolate linked to the Nobel

In what may be the best news for chocolate fanatics yet, a new study finds a link between the sweet confection and winning the big prize.

So suggest the findings of a new study released in the New England Journal of Medicine. In an absolute coup for those who covet chocolate, the researchers found a surprisingly strong correlation between chocolate intake per capita and the number of Nobel laureates in certain countries. The higher a country's chocolate consumption, the more Nobel laureates it creates. (Pass the fudge, please.)
Studies have shown a link between eating chocolate and improved cognitive function. With this in mind, the author of the study, Franz H. Messerli, M.D., set out to see if chocolate consumption could hypothetically not only make individual people smarter, but whole countries as well. He was as surprised with the results as anyone.
"I started plotting this in a hotel room in Kathmandu, because I had nothing else to do, and I could not believe my eyes," Messerli told Reuters Health. All the countries linked up neatly on a graph, with higher chocolate intake tied to more laureates.
Switzerland was the top performer for both the number of Nobel laureates and chocolate consumption. The Swiss eat 120 3-ounce bars on average per year, followed by Sweden and Denmark.
The author, and others, note that there are a number of variables that could be at play here. Messerli admitted the whole idea is absurd, although the facts are legitimate. And despite the cheeky tone, he believes that chocolate indeed provides genuine health benefits ... the proof is in the pudding.
via MNN

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A Smart Jug To Tell You If Your Milk Has Gone Bad

It never ceases to amaze us how some wonderful ingenious ideas make their way onto Quirky. A recent Quirky and General Electric collaboration has led to the discovery of a smartphone enabled product that keeps you up to date on your milks status.

Called the Milkmaid, the quart size milk jug is a glass container that plugs into a smart base that stays in your fridge. The product then keeps track of the quality and quantity of the milk inside by monitoring the weight and pH levels in the milk. When the milk appears to be running out or going bad, you’re sent a text notification to your smartphone.

Full Article @ NSU

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Study Says Booze Makes You Smarter

Earlier this month, science finally got around to confirming what tortured artists have known for centuries: Intoxication inspires creativity. In a study published in the March issue of Consciousness and Cognition, researchers examined "the effects of alcohol intoxication on creative problem solving" by getting 40 young men moderately boozed up and then subjecting them to a word association test.

The subjects were fed a meal of bagels calibrated to their weight so that they would subsequently reach equal levels of drunkenness. Then—oh, science, how we love you!—they watched Ratatouille while drinking vodka-and-cranberry cocktails.

An hour into the movie, the subjects (whose blood alcohol content was just under the legal limit) took the word association test, and the researchers discovered that the tipsy participants did better than their sober counterparts. The moderately soused correctly answered 58 percent of the questions, while the sober answered only 42 percent correctly, leading the scientists to conclude that inebriation improved performance by about 30 percent.

The reason for the discrepancy, the researchers wrote, may be that alcohol consumption lessens executive function, or the ability to control one's attention. They also hastened to add that their findings did not have any correlation to extreme drinking, dashing the dreams of binge-drinking college students everywhere. For the rest of us, though, the study carries a faint glimmer of hope for the return of Mad Men-era office wet bars, or at least an excellent excuse to give your boss the next time you're caught sipping from that flask hidden in your desk drawer.


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