High protein, low sugar & low fat cupcakes? Yes, please!! When I was contacted by Rachel form Twiggy’s Cupcake Diet, I was skeptical at first because I don’t care for products with a lot of artificial sweeteners – they bother my stomach, so I try to avoid them as much as I can. I headed over to the website to check out the ingredients and was pleasantly surprised with what I saw. I shot an email back to Rachel letting her know that I would love to sample their products.
Before I get to my thoughts about the cupcakes, please read some more about Twiggy’s below:
Ever wished for a delicious gluten-free cupcake but avoided treating yourself because you know how unhealthy and high-calorie they can be? What if I told you that a yummy but healthy cupcake is no longer a dream?
I know; I didn’t believe it either… But this elusive healthy dessert now exists thanks to a great new online company called Twiggy’s Cupcake Diet, which produces low calorie, gluten-free, high protein and low sugar cupcakes (yes, they are truly healthy cupcakes that still taste great) that are less than 170 calories each!
For health-conscious moms, anyone allergic to gluten (these are created in a multi-use kitchen), and snackers of all ages, these cupcakes are a perfectly sized healthy treat. These all natural, nutritionally packed (7-9 grams of protein in each) cupcakes are a preservative-free alternative to satisfy any sweet tooth craving.
There are 6 different varieties of cupcakes:
Beta Carrot-ine – carrot with vanilla icing
Ying Yang – chocolate with vanilla icing
Not So Plain Jane – vanilla with chocolate icing
Who’s Your Poppy – lemon poppy with vanilla icing
Black Velvet – chocolate with chocolate icing
Plain Jane – vanilla with vanilla icing
The ingredients can be viewed on the website, but I wanted to show an example here. The ingredients for the Beta Carrot-ine cupcakes:
Twiggy’s Gluten Free Flour Blend
Natural Orange Peel, Orange Juice
Pasteurized Cultured Milk and Cream
Stabilizers (carob bean, and or guar)
So far I have sampled the Beta Carrot-ine and the Black Velvet; Jon has had the Ying Yang. These cupcakes are pretty impressive for a “healthy” food. The cake base is a little on the dry side, but if you cut down the middle & spread the frosting over it, you quickly get lost in the combination of flavors & forget all about the dryness. When I say “dry”, I don’t mean falling apart, dry, they just aren’t overly moist. The flavors are fantastic, though. I am not going to lie, I was skeptical about these. Now I am figuring out which ones I am going to place an order for!
I do want to point out that I don’t necessarily support the use of cupcakes to replace meals. I fully believe that eating a diet full of fresh produce, healthy gluten-free whole grains, lean protein & dairy is the way to a healthy life. These cupcakes are a nice treat to enjoy, but in moderation. The fact remains that they are still dessert.
The cupcakes are sold in assortments of 8 for $24.00. You can choose your flavors according to the specifications found on the ordering page. They are shipped via UPS in a box with dry ice. As mentioned above, these are baked in a multi-use kitchen. This means they are not made in a gluten-free facility. That being said, both Jon and I are extremely sensitive and had no issues with these cupcakes.
**The products reviewed in this post were sent to me free of charge to review. The thoughts & opinions posted here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.