Posts Tagged ‘100 calorie snacks’

Little Debbie 100 Calorie Marshmallow Treats

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Little Debbie rice bar

Little Debbie rice bar

I think of the 100 Calorie Little Debbie marshmallow treat as the poor man’s Rice Krispie Treat. A little gummy in texture and almost too sweet, the Little Debbie snack lacks the crunch and flavor combination of its higher-end counterpart. However, the treats are affordable (the pack I purchased was under $2) and portable, so I can’t complain — too much. Also, with an elongated bar shape rather than a thick square, these snacks are easier to handle and munch on the go.

100 Calorie Borden Pepper Jack Cheese

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

100 calorie cheese sticks

100 calorie cheese sticks

While the average individually packaged stick of cheese is normally around 100 calories anyway, the Borden company has made calorie-counting even easier and created 100 calorie pepper jack cheese sticks. There are six cheese sticks in a bag, and each weighs in at one ounce. I have to admit, I had these cheese sticks in my shopping cart when I noticed the expiration date was a little too close for my liking and put them back. However, they did look tasty, and you can’t go wrong with pepper jack. Borden also makes 100 calorie cheese sticks in sharp cheddar, mild cheddar and Monterey jack.

Pepperidge Farm 100 Calorie Chessmen Chocolate Cookies

Saturday, 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.

Lay’s Cracker Crisps Smooth Cheddar

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
Lay's Smooth Cheddar


The price was right on this line from Lay’s: only 35 cents. Plus, I didn’t have to buy a whole big package to try them out. These Cracker Crisps come in a .812-ounce package, which includes about 25 of the little rectangles, which are sprinkled in a fine orange powder not unlike that pouch that comes with Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. If only they tasted as good as mac-n-cheese. I was disappointed in these baked crackers. They were crisp, but the flavor wasn’t that great and they left a funky aftertaste. I’m hoping for better in the Cracker Crisps line, because these are handy to buy for a lunch when you’re in the supermarket. Interestingly, the fact that they are 100 calories wasn’t even touted on the package I bought.