Archive for May, 2008

Trader Joe’s 100 calorie Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Trader Joe\'s oatmeal chocolate chip cookiesCrispy, light and tasty, these oatmeal chocolate cookies are some of most healthful pre-packaged 100 calorie snacks on the market today. Leave it to Trader Joe’s to come through with a snack that packs a lot of flavor in just a few calories. If you prefer buttery cookies, you might find these a little dry. But these tiny cookies are pretty filling, and definitely a recommend.

Barnum’s animal crackers 120 calories

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Barnum\'s animal crackers 100 calorie packThese animal crackers confused me like a carnival trick. Nabisco makes a 100 calorie pack of Barnum’s animal crackers. And yet, here’s what must amount to two or three more creatures (say, a bear, a hippo and a broken giraffe) and they make a whole new package that’s distinctively labeled 120 calories. Far be it from me to get inside the heads of the marketing geniuses at Nabisco. All I know is, their animal crackers are tasty whether it’s a few in a 100 calorie pack, a handful in a 120 calorie pack or the specially formulated chocolate animal crackers 100 calorie packs (not as buttery or flaky), which incidentally are on clearance for $1.70 at my Target right now.

Kraft Jet-Puffed ChocoMallow marshmallows

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Kraft chocolate marshmallows

I’ve never really thought of marshallows as a snack. They’re more like an ingredient or topping. Maybe I’m biased and have post-traumatic issues from the marshmallow man in Ghostbusters. But when I found these mini packs of Kraft Jet-Puffed ChocoMallows miniature marshmallow, with the bag proclaiming they’re fat-free and “great for snacking,” I figured I’d give them a whirl. They’re tasty enough: powdery on the outside and chewy, with a light chocolate taste. And they come in at 90 calories. My 3-year-old was much more impressed, and wanted to eat an entire 1-ounce bag.