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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

100-calorie snacks: Half-empty, half-full


Be sure to check out our food centerpiece today. It's all about 100-calorie snack packs. You know the little pouches that have taken over the grocer near you...


I'm not sure how I feel about them. On one hand, they are nice when you want a snack, but also want to exercise portion control. On the other hand, they might not be so great for the grazer who finds herself mowing through an entire box of these treats in 24 hours, inhaling 500-600 calories of junk.


Do you have a favorite 100-calorie snack, prepackaged or not?


6 Comments:

at 1:47 PM Blogger Rachel said...

The husband and I try to avoid high fructose corn syrup, so we usually don't buy any of the 100-calorie kind of products. But I do like the 100-calorie bags of almonds now available. They cost more, of course, than if you buy the tin of almonds, but I like the convenience of pre-portioning.

 
at 2:44 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the 100 calorie oreo crisps. They don't taste anything like oreo's. They remind me more of the old mama's chocolate cookies of my youth(i'm 44).

 
at 2:57 PM Blogger Mary said...

You're right! Those do taste like Mama's Cookies. I'm 34, but I remember getting those as a parting gift on The Uncle Al Show.

 
at 4:27 PM Blogger Stepf said...

I'm with you Rachel. No HFCS for me. I like carrot sticks dipped in roasted red pepper hummus. Or hummus on half of a multigrain tortilla and toasted. Yum! Better than a quesadilla!

 
at 4:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mini-Fudge stripes from Keebler are the best. I have one pack everyday with my coffee in the morning. It is just the right amount of sweetness. The other aren't so good.

 
at 4:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mini-Fudge stripes from Keebler are the best. I have one pack everyday with my coffee in the morning. It is just the right amount of sweetness. The other aren't so good.

 
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