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Facts on 100-Calorie Snack Packs

Do Good Things Really Come in Small Packages?

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  • i don't like anything fried cheating or not, that is just not my kind of goodie. - 11/29/2008 11:35:10 AM
  • I agree that the convenience makes them tempting... but for me one little bag doesn't cut it... if i'm going to cheat on my diet, I might as well eat enough to kick the craving.... just as long as I don't do that very often :) - 9/16/2008 10:04:23 PM
  • CADDOANGEL
    I like the Snack Packs for the simple reason that I'm from the school that says depriving yourself of a treat now and then is one way to ensure diet failure. I don't eat them every day, but when the urge for 'cookies and coffee' hits, I can enjoy ONE (and only one) of the cookie paks with a cup of coffee and not have to worry about going into caloric overload thanks to the automatic portion control. And as far as making my own 100 cal packs, I do that with graham crackers and other cracker type snacks. - 7/8/2008 1:24:31 AM
  • BUNNYBLUE36
    After reading this I will stop buying them. I like this list of foods I can prepare myself and take to work. My problem is I dont know how to eat so I go for the high priced convenace foods. Thank you - 5/18/2008 8:08:53 PM
  • I know that these things aren't health food - and they are not billed as such. I do, however, enjoy being able to eat a controlled portion of my favorite snack. If I get hungry later, then I will go for the carrot and hummus - but a 100 calorie portion of Pringles just sometimes is what the doctor order to keep me from feeling totally deprived. - 5/15/2008 10:14:23 AM
  • While I don't like them because they don't fill me up, they are great for my 4 year old. At preschool, the kids used to share their snack packs (NOT 100 calories) with him because he did not have one. Now that I put one in his lunch, he can eat the same "snacks" as the other kids, but get the better version. - 5/15/2008 4:10:56 AM
  • While I don't like them because they don't fill me up, they are great for my 4 year old. At preschool, the kids used to share their snack packs (NOT 100 calories) with him because he did not have one. Now that I put one in his lunch, he can eat the same "snacks" as the other kids, but get the better version. - 5/15/2008 4:10:56 AM
  • They're not so bad if you buy them in bulk at a store like BJ's. Generally I try to eat things like fruits and veggies and yogurt or light string cheese for snacks but sometimes you just need sweet or salty and this is a great way to have something like Cheezits and not go nuts. - 5/9/2008 9:56:04 AM
  • I love the snack packs. I actually like that they cost so much, because it keeps me from eating them too often! Right now I have one every other day or so, but am gradually cutting that back. For $3 a box and only 6 packs, I don't like to eat one every day, and DEFINITELY not more than one a day. The idea of buying the "real deal" and breaking it up is appealing, but because it would be cheaper I don't think I would be able to resist eating extra as easily. These are great for taking care of my chocolate cravings without overdoing it (and one Hershey's kisses or one tiny Snickers fun size bar just doesn't cut it sometimes). - 5/5/2008 3:56:10 PM
  • I like the snack packs, esp to have at my desk. Sometimes I really want something sweet and these totally fit the bill. I can stop at one and usually only have a few a week. It sure beats the candy stash in the teacher's room!

    The ones I get are the Reese's and a chocolate chip one. My daughter likes them in her lunch instead of other desserts. - 5/5/2008 1:05:16 PM
  • I never wasted time with the 100 cal packs thinking they were a waste of money, although I could see the convenience in them which is clearly enough to induce people to buy them. However, when I saw the 100 cal packs of craisins I admitted to myself that maybe the packs weren't silly creations made to increase profit, but might actually be a good idea. lol I only bought the pack once because I didn't notice until after I bought it that the craisins were sweetened. I enjoyed then while they lasted though. ;-) - 4/30/2008 7:21:11 PM
  • SEMANN
    You really shouldn't lump all 100 calorie snack foods together. For your information Hostess 100 calorie snack cakes are packed with fiber! - 4/30/2008 5:26:05 PM
  • BDHEISLER
    I avoid these. I make my own portion packs using the items at the end of the article. Easy to do and less costly. - 4/30/2008 2:15:39 PM
  • I like the snack packs. I have a VERY hard time controlling portions, even when I am simply counting out the number of pretzels from the bag into a zip-lock baggie. I'm always tempted. So I don't buy the big bags of anything if I can avoid it & just get the snack packs that are controlled calories. I know they cost more, but it's worth it for my weight control program. - 3/31/2008 11:43:28 PM
  • No, I don't like the snack pacs, I really prefer to stick to whole foods...wayyyy more satisfying. I like to have a v8 and almonds (12) for snack. The V-8 (large can, soda size) is 70 cal and 3 servings of vegetables and the almonds throw in protein. Another favorite is diet splenda sweetened fat free yogurt and high fibre cereal (1/4 cup) mixed together. I is so yummy, try apple cinnamon yogurt it tastes like dessert! - 3/26/2008 11:16:45 PM

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