Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Obsession 1: Butterfly Bakery Double Chocolate Muffins

Yes, yes, I know--I should post something worthy, that I crafted by hand like the illustrious Anna from Cookie Madness or Peabody, two of my blogging inspirations. However, I must admit that a single gal such as myself, other than when I'm making something for people tends more to buy then to bake. Hence the dark chocolate muffin love, made by the Butterfly Bakery.

They're sugar free and only 150 calories, according to the label. I'm always a bit suspicious of calorie labeling of fairly unknown companies, but given they're marketed to diabetics, I'm assuming they can't be too off--I'm not diabetic, just a bit neurotic. However, even if they aren't quite so 'lite' I haven't gained a zillion pounds yet, and I'm much more of a 'chocolate person' than a sugar person, and I actually like them better than the 'real kind' of chocolate chocolate muffins I've tried, which can be noxiously sweet.

I would highly recommend them....very high on y the ooey gooey chocolate-y factor.

On the plague front, while it is pissing rain, I feel a bit better. Actually moving seems to help the congestion. That and generic Sudafed, of course.


  1. Yay! You are blogging!

    I'd be suspicious of those muffins too. How much does it weigh? I don't think it would be possible to make a decent muffin that has fewer than 50 calories per oz, so if the muffin is 3 oz, then it might really be 150 calories....and that's a stretch because usually low fat baked goods are about 60 calories per weight oz.

    On another note, I've booked the trip to Italy!

  2. I contacted the bakery itself and they claim that they are, in fact, accurate food labels. But I would love to find someone who has had them tested. It costs a bit of money, so I haven't done it yet, but maybe I will soon and I will let you know.

    The muffins are FDA tested, so I think they are accurate. FYI, the muffin is about 4 ounces. When comparing the weight and calories to Vita Muffins and Vita Tops, they are the same calories per gram, respectively, but way better!

    If anyone happens to test these independently, please let me know!

  3. i had them tested and the only testing i could get done was for sugars since calories aren't considered a "health concern," and they were much high higher than claimed, meaning the whole thing is false. these muffins are at least 2-4 times the calories thery claim if not more.

  4. I think you are wrong----they are exactly what they say they are-----always someone trying to "dis" a good thing!

  5. I had them tested as well, all lies

  6. I love these muffins and all the Butterfly Bakery stuff!

  7. The FDA just gave the Butterfly Bakery a warning in late May 2011 for inaccurate nutrition labeling!

  8. Sure enough, the calorie information was wrong all these years. Each Butterfly Bakery Double Chocolate muffin is really 300 calories, not 150 calories, as you can see on their updated label. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is.