I’m going to preface this post with the following disclosure to my male audience: This post is going to briefly mention PMS, so if you are a male reader who shudders at the mere thought of the word, I would highly suggest an alternative blog post OR you can read on to better understand us females or in the very least learn about a product for your wife/gf/significant other than I am sure she will appreciate.
Now to the good stuff. I recently got the opportunity to try a unique chocolaty treat that claims to help with PMS symptoms. As a female, I’ve been there: mood swings that threaten to scare my husband away and cravings so bad I’ve eaten the entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s. So, when I heard about the Boston-Based startup, PMS Bites, providing healthy, Gluten-free, Vegan, all-natural chocolate bites to help satisfy my cravings and relieve my symptoms, I was sold! A few days later, I received my 6 perfect snack sized bites in the mail to help me satisfy my cravings WITHOUT guilt. At 70 calories per serving, I was shocked at how simple, delicious, and rich the bites were! Certainly, they are a far cry from Ben and Jerry’s, but as an RD and Personal Trainer, it is important to me to look and feel my best and I loved that these bites were simple, melt in your mouth delicious, and didn’t leave me feeling exhausted or guilty afterwards. Still decadent without all of the calories, I felt like these bites were perfect for health conscious people like myself who wanted something rich but also nutritious. The bites have roughly 7 grams of sugar and only 11 grams of carbohydrates. That’s pretty freaking amazing if you ask me!
SO what are the bites exactly?
According to the founder, Tania Green, “Bites are comfort without guilt.” They contain a blend of herbs such as chamomile, ginseng, and dandelion root to help with bloating, cramping, and irritability. Other ingredients include dates, cocoa powder, almond butter, gluten-free oats, and pecans.
PMS Bites targets mostly women, however other products in the works include Menopause Bites, Insomnia Bites, Hangover Bites, and Diet Bites. And, I’m hoping an AllergyBites one comes out too! The bites sell for $14.99 for six or $13.49 for subscribers of http://www.pmsbites.com. They can be ordered online or they can also be found at many retail locations in and around Boston including Boston Common Coffee, Cocoanuts Chocolate Shop in the North End, Mother Juice in Cambridge, and Nourish Your Soul in Medford.
I love that I get my chocolate/sugar fix without a ton of added sugar, processed ingredients, and calories. And as far as portion control is concerned, the bites were so rich I found myself only wanting/needing 1-2 at a time! Now that’s what I call a health indulgence!