Saturday, February 8, 2014

Oscar Mayer P3 Portable Protein Packs

While I was on my high protein kick I ran across these brand new Oscar Meyer P3 Portable Protein Packs in Walmart. They're basically small packs of nuts, meat, and cheese - I guess that's where the P3 comes from. I live the convenience of being able to grab my food out of the refrigerator and head out. I have been trying to cut out processed foods but I do slip up every once in a while. 
They have three different varieties and average 170 calories per pack with 11 grams of fat and 14 grams of protein. I tried the dry roasted peanuts, cheddar cheese and turkey breast. I also had the one with almonds, cheddar cheese and ham. To be quite honest, I wasn't too impressed. The nuts and cheese were okay but the meat was slimy and left me with a sick feeling. I would have rather had a stick of mozzarella cheese and a handful of almonds. The entire thing seemed like a waste of calories. They were $1.68 each so it's not like they broke the bank but it just seemed like a gimmick. I have no interest in purchasing these again - I'll just make my own snacks.