Monday, May 19, 2008

The 100 Calorie Snack Pack

In my recent efforts to preserve my sexy, I joined the 100 calorie snack craze. The girls in my office all pull out theirs at about 2:30 in the hopes of re-energizing mid-day. Seeing all the empty foil packages line the common area trash...I thought to myself "surely they know something I don't"

On my next trip to the grocery store, I made it a point to check out the options. As a cruised the snack aisle, I saw all the snacks I'd given up in these new 100 calorie packages. I was beyond elated! I bought the Smartfood, the Lorna Doones, the Hostess muffins, and a couple others. And just about everyday since then... at 3:00 I'm back at my desk munching on a snack pack.

One particular day a light bulb went off. The snack tastes exactly the same as it did before...when they remove the bad stuff it usually tastes different. I flipped the package over and gazed at the ingredients curiously. Same damn shit. To further explore my theory, I grabbed a $0.30 bag of Doritos. 120 Calories! So really they prettied up the package, gave me 4 less chips, charged me a couple extra cents, and led me to believe that I was making a SMARTER choice. I'll be damned!

Once I finish off the ones I have in my cabinet I am resigning from the 100 Calorie Snack Pack bandwagon. I cannot condone these companies ripping off the hungry-with-healthy-ambition-club (I am not just president, I am also a member). This blog entry will serve as my two weeks notice!


MoneyTalksDebtWalks said...

LMAO LMAO LMAO! "Two weeks notice"

Yeah that's why you should just eat whatever you want to eat in moderation!

Ms. S said...

I concur with MoneyTalks. Although the 100 calorie snack packs still contain the bad stuff found in regular junk food... at least you know your only eating 100 calories.

It helps with portion control. Except if you're like me and eat 3 100-cal snack packs in a row... yea... defeats the purpose, right??? LOL!

The article says "an apple flavored with a tablespoon of peanut butter, which is a much healthier snack..." How about a tablespoon of peanut butter per apple slice? Yea... definitely NOT a 100 calorie snack anymore considering that a tablespoon of peanut butter is 100 calories itself!