Actually, I like these for quick 'snacks on the go" but never considered the environmental side of the issue even though I'm usually on top of this. Thanks for the heads up - they won't be purchased again.
I love cheezits, and I buy the 100 cal packs. I pack one in my lunch and have it at work as a mid afternoon treat instead of hitting the vending machine. You have to consciously open another pack in order to consume more than 100 cals, it's a built in warning! Nobody claims that it is a "healthy" snack, but it IS a better option than consuming a whole box of the same thing, or a greasy bag of chips or fat-and-sugar laden candy bar. If you know you can't control yourself, don't buy them to start with, but I think it's a great idea to have a splurge item conveniently pre-packaged into reasonable servings. The fact that they are expensive ought to be a further deterrant to oversplurging, it works for me. Just my opinion.
this article is right on for me. I purchased a box of 100 cal snacks and for some reason I couldn't just have one. It must be the stuff they put in them. It makes you crave more. So long story short, never again will I buy these.
Guess I'm too frugal to buy any snack packs and they sound dry and boring to me. I prepare my own snacks from good wholesome foods. DH and I do keep Fiber One bars to carry when out shopping and need a snack.
12/29/2009 8:40:14 PM
I would buy them when they were on sale and I had a coupon, but this article even has me second guessing that! But I don't think I'll ever buy the Quaker Minis 100 calorie packs again after seeing that they have sooo much saturated fat! It's not even real chocolate! 100 calories is fine, but when those calories have 4 to 6 grams of unsaturated fat, I think I'll pass... not worth it.
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