The other day I was torturing myself (LOL) by checking out the cake mixes and frostings and noticed a new trend. There are tons of new products offering "mug cakes".
There among the snack cakes was the FlapJacked Mighty Muffin. $2.48 for one. That sure did look like a healthier alternative. I also thought that since you prepare it in its own cup, it would be a handy snack for work. Just pour the water in, stir and pop it in the microwave. Boom! Cake! (or muffin) I chose the double chocolate flavor.
Sorry about the blurry picture. 220 calories, 6 grams of fat (4.5 saturated), 21 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar. Not bad. Check out the protein, calcium and iron. Those are pretty good numbers. Of course, you know to subtract the fiber from the total carbohydrates to obtain the net carbohydrates, which would be 15 grams for this serving. The saturated fat is a little high, but compared to a store-baked muffin or snack cake, those numbers are not too bad.
Nothing crazy here. No artificial sweeteners, no artificial colors, no frankenfoods of any kind.
I microwaved it for about 50 seconds in my little work microwave oven. It came out steamy and smelled really good and chocolately. Surprisingly, it was light and tender with a rich chocolate taste. The chocolate chips were a very nice extra chocolate flavor boost. I would definitely buy this again. Yes, it's a little pricey for such a small serving, but for a nutritious treat once in awhile, I'd say it's worth it. I plan to try the other flavors.