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Quick Snack Review

The cafeteria, ever health conscious (and I say that in a good way) started carrying those trendy “100 Calorie Packs” of snack foods. These are a MUST HAVE if you are trying to reduce your food intake without completely depriving yourself. 100 calories worth of Doritos may not be much, but it’s better than no Doritos, or even worse, the Big Grab of Doritos, which is what I used to eat.

Today I tried the Chips Ahoy thin crisps. I did not have much hope for these, I’ll admit. I thought they would be along the lines of communion wafers with magic marker dots to represent what should have been chocolate chips. Color me surprised! While much smaller and denser than a regular Chips Ahoy, those chips, while small, were real semi-sweet chocolate! They tasted like cookies, even if not exactly like a home made TollHouse cookie. But for a 100 calorie “get the snack monkey off my back” treat, these rate an A in my book.

See Also: Newton Minis Strawberry. If you like Newtons, these might do the trick. I’m one of those freaky people who actually likes Fig Newtons. But these were a nice alternative. I had a bag the other day, and enjoyed them. I have a bag in front of me that I’m going to save for the weekend, but it says 130 calories a bag. So it’s higher than 100, but it’s made with whole grain wheat flour (!) so it has that going for it. Neither one is recommended for a low carb diet, but I definitely recommend them for snacks. And the 100 calorie snack bags of Doritos. Those seriously and completely rock.


6 thoughts on “Quick Snack Review

  1. If anyone has a kid with dairy allergies like I do….You’ll be glad to know that the Oreo 100 calorie pack is dairy free. So, low calorie, dairy free, and packaged in a handy pouch that mom can pop in a lunch box. It’s in a winner in my book too, Jodi. 🙂

  2. Neal loves the 100 calorie pack of Cheetos asteroids, and Kurt loves the cinnamon grahams. Oh, and the other brand of 100 calorie packs has chocolate chip cookie ones that are actual cookies, not like the chips ahoy cracker/cookies that you liked.

    I like knowing the kids are only eating 100 calories at snacktime, and me too. They are a great convenience.

  3. I still like the 16 oz. package of Fig Newtons. It has two sealed packs; so, it’s a little easier to handle. Keeping them in the glove compartment helps, too.

  4. Thanks for the info…I am down 40 lbs since Nov.. working hard at it. I like Fig’s too, however you can’t eat too much or you’ll be stuck at home… Jerry

  5. I know people who swear by the 100-calorie packs. I am a fan of all Kashi products, especially the high-fiber cereal and the waffles. Mmmm…waffles. Although NOTHING can compare to the pancakes at Family Cafe. Amazing.

    Damn, now I’m getting hungry.

  6. Wait, when do you eat at the Family Cafe, and why have we never run into you?

    While we’ve slowed down our visits there, for a couple of years we were Sunday morning regulars.

    I don’t like pancakes in general, but Junior could live off them.

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