Archive for March, 2008

Hershey’s Sticks 60 calorie dark chocolate

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Hershey’s Sticks dark chocolate
If a sliver of chocolate is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, consider Hershey Sticks. The dark chocolate variety packs only 60 calories into each individually wrapped stick. They come nine to a pack. To add to the experience, consider using one as a stir stick in coffee or low-fat hot chocolate.

Hostess 100 calorie pack carrot cake

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Hostess carrot cake
I feel strongly that vegetables have no place in desserts, be it zucchini bread or banana cupcakes. Therefore, I delegated the tasting of these Hostess 100 calorie pack carrot cakes to my husband, who declared them “the bomb-diggity.” (I tried to get him to elaborate, but that’s how he rolls.) Anyway, the cakes come three to a pack and are covered in cream cheese icing with a creamy filling. If they’re as good as the Hostess chocolate cupcakes, then they’re a definite must-eat.

SnackWells Devil’s Food Cookie Cakes

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Nabisco Snackwells Devil’s Food
Here’s a late-’80s flashback for you: Snackwells. They were really hard to get, ladies chased delivery trucks and so on. And still I remember thinking they weren’t all that good. Well, today you can eat two Nabisco Devil’s Food for 100 calories, but they still don’t taste all that good. The texture is a little dry, and the taste is just kind of “off,” artificial, even chemical tasting. I noticed they have a new flavor, a Black Forest variety of cookie cake, but I’m not sure I want to take the chance. Like hair bands and leg warmers, many things about the ’80s are best forgotten.

Trader Joe’s 100 calorie chocolate graham toucans

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Trader Joe’s 100 calorie toucans
Straight from the rain forest and into your mouth, these toucans are tasty. We previously reviewed Trader Joe’s cheese toucans. The chocolate graham variety similarly don’t disappoint. The chocolate flavor is not overwhelming, and the toucans are very crunchy, perhaps even a little dry. They make for a great pick-me-up during the work day, or a kids’ snack.