Sunday, October 16, 2005

Portion Control

The latest thing I've seen in the grocery stores are "100 Calorie" versions of various snack foods.

I'm all for this.  I'm a particularly big fan of the Pop Secret 100 Calorie bag of butter-flavored microwave popcorn.  (Please go out and buy some of this so they won't discontinue it.)  In addition, I've also seen 100 Calorie cookie-flavored crisps.  They're little bags of flat cracker-like items that are supposed to taste like Oreos, or Chips Ahoy or whatever. 

While I like the idea of a 100 Calorie cookie snack, I'd like to point out the following:

One big honkin' Dove brand "Beyond Chocolate Chunk" cookie will set you back 110 calories.

So if all you're about is counting calories -- which would you rather have?  Twenty little hexagonal brown-colored chips that claim to taste like oreos or a real chocolate chip cookie dipped in Dove chocolate?

I'd type more, but then I'd get chocolate on the keyboard.

2 comments:

ravenlark2 said...

Can I have the whole bag of the cookies dipped in dove chocolate? That's not too far over the 100 calorie limit...right? HEHEHE

In support of the little hexagonal brown colored chips...they are fairly good if there is no better alternative...which in this case there is.

Sorry chipies..I'm a chocolate girl. I mean come on...have you SEEN my hips? LMHO.

-Raven

annalisa135 said...

I have to go for the big old Dove dipped cookie, not only does it SOUND better BUT it LOOKS 100% better.  The little brown chips look extremely unappetizing to me.  If I'm going to eat 100 calories, it better be worth it.  :-)