Little Debbies! My favorites! And? They were on sale - 2 for $3. The box promised that they would taste just as wonderfully delicious as the originals. I snatched them up, eagerly looking forward to a "healthier" snack for the day (and maybe again before bed).
When I got home and opened the box...well, I was in for a surprise. On my next trip to the store, I had to get the normal goodies to compare them for you - such is my devotion to you, dear reader.
They meant what they said about these goodies tasting just like the original versions because they really do. But for those of you playing along at home, you might notice that the original brownies and Nutty Bars are just over 300 calories per serving. Obviously the big brains at Little Debbie didn't want to mess with a good thing so they just shrunk the portion size down to a reasonable 100 calorie size. Check these out:
And the Nutty Bar, while the same length is not the same height. They trimmed off a layer. And doesn't he look so lonely, all by himself, while normal Nutty Bars come in pairs? It's kinda like the creepy roommate who would never leave the room when you and your boyfriend wanted to make out.
Here are the Pros and Cons of these 100 calorie versions:
Pro - Taste much better than the normal fake-diet chocolate goodies.
Pro - Small enough that they're easier to sneak past your kids.
Pro - You don't look like such a freak when you stuff the entire serving in your mouth all at once.
Pro - Takes less time to finish off the entire box in one sitting.
Con - Cost the same as the fully-leaded versions but you don't get as much.
Con - Might not be enough to satisfy when you really need some chocolate, like when your husband is working late and your three-year-old is working on defeating your last nerve.
Con - Hey, they're only 100 calories each so eating five is no big deal, right?
Have you tried any "healthier" snacks lately?