Mister Salty Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels 100 Calorie Pack

May 14th, 2009

Mister Salty chocolate-covered pretzels

Mister Salty chocolate-covered pretzels

Nabisco has put a twist (sorry, bad pun) on its classic pretzel character Mister Salty in the form of 100 Calorie Pack Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels. These .78-ounce packs include at least a dozen round mini pretzels generously covered in real, rich chocolate. The saltiness, sweetness and crunch combine for a great taste that made me forget the scant serving size.

Klondike Slim-a-Bear 100 calorie ice cream bars

April 27th, 2009

Klondike Slim-a-Bear

Klondike Slim-a-Bear

My husband brought this box of Klondike Slim-a-Bear 100-calorie ice cream bars home from the store the other day, and before I could taste-test them, he and our son had eaten half of eight bars in the box! So, that’s a ringing endorsement right there. The Slim-a-Bear bars (these are vanilla) are smaller than the palm of my hand but flavorful. The chocolate coating tastes like caramel and the ice cream is slow to melt, so you can take your time eating this Klondike bar. The size and low-fat ice cream help bring Slim-a-Bear in at 100 calories. My only question is, if it’s round, can they still call it a “bar”?

Smartfood popcorn 100 calorie pack

April 23rd, 2009
100 calorie Smartfood popcorn

100 calorie Smartfood popcorn

I’ve always enjoyed Smartfood popcorn, which has a fresh-popped taste and just the right amount of seasoning. So I was excited to see these 100 calorie packs. The 5/8 ounce serving is larger than it sounds, and the White Cheddar Cheese flavor gives the popcorn a chip-like taste, which is not surprising since Smartfood is a product of Frito-Lay. Another point in its favor: Popcorn is a great snack “bridge” between meals, and the prepopped variety means you won’t annoy people in your office with microwave popcorn smell. And you won’t have to share.

Pepperidge Farm 100 Calorie Chessmen Chocolate Cookies

March 14th, 2009
Chessmen cookies

Chessmen cookies

There are about 10 rectangle-shaped cookies in each 100 calorie pack of Pepperidge Farms Chessmen Chocolate Cookies. That’s not nearly enough for a chess match, but enough for a quick treat. They smelled better than they tasted, which was just “OK.” But that could be personal preference, so if you need a chocolate fix you could do worse than these little guys. The name did make me think of the notorious kidnapper, Caryl Chessman, which was not very appetizing.

Thomas 100 Calorie Bagels

February 19th, 2009
Thomas 100 calorie bagels

Thomas 100 calorie bagels

Thomas bagels come in many sizes (though only one shape–round–because they’re bagels, har har). The 100 calorie version comes in plain flavor only. They’re actually kinda cute. The bagels are pre-split and fit in most toasters. If you need your carb fix, these little guys are the way to go, no counting necessary. There’s also a “mini bagel” bag, in which each bagel is a little larger and has a few more calories (I think they’re 130 each but I need to check) . Thomas also makes 100 calorie English muffins.

90 calorie Rice Krispies cereal

February 9th, 2009
90 calorie Rice Krispies

90 calorie Rice Krispies

Did you know some of those little boxes of breakfast cereal are 100 calories or less? Some even boast the calorie count on the package, like this box of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies that comes in at 90 calories per serving. (Of course, that goes up once you add milk, but use nonfat and it won’t be much.) This box contains .88 oz of cereal. It tastes like Rice Krispies. Because it is.