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Hungry Girl Today: 10.02.08
As you all know, chocolate is very near and dear to our hearts here at HG.
So we've put together the 411 on some of our favorite of-the-moment
chocolicious treats, plus some old favorites!!!! Dig in, peeps...
New & Noteworthy
The latest chocolate treats to hit the market...
Fiber One Toaster Pastry, Chocolate Fudge
PER SERVING (1 pastry): 190 calories, 4.5g fat, 125mg sodium, 36g carbs,
5g fiber, 15g sugars, 4g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
Kiss those Pop-Tarts goodbye! These toasty-good b-fast treats pack in 5g of
fiber each, and they are SOOOO good. Yee-haa!
100 Calorie Packs Oreo Snack Cakes
PER SERVING (1 package): 100 calories, 4g fat, 135mg sodium, 15g carbs,
<1g fiber, 9g sugars, 1g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
These aren't LARGE... but you get to eat THREE. And each one is frosted with
goo that tastes like the love child of white chocolate and Oreo creme. Tasty!
Chex Mix Bars, Turtle and Chocolate Chunk
PER SERVING (1 bar): 130 - 140 calories, 3 - 3.5g fat, 135 - 160mg sodium,
26g carbs, 2 - 4g fiber, 11 - 13g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 2 - 3*
OMG! These are ooey, gooey, and EXTREMELY delicious. You will NOT be
disappointed if you chomp into either of these new bars.
Sip It Up!
Get your liquid chocolate fix here...
Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze
PER SERVING (8 fl. oz.): 45 calories, 3.5g fat, 180mg sodium, 3g carbs, 1g
fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 1*
We've said it before and we'll say it again -- this is the way to do chocolate
milk! Throw a Splenda packet in, and you're good to go!
Swiss Miss Sensible Sweets Diet Hot Cocoa Mix
PER SERVING (1 packet): 25 calories, 0g fat, 160mg sodium, 4g carbs, 1g
fiber, 2g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 0*
Oooh, nothing says comfort like a cup of cocoa. On a scale of 1 to 10, this
guilt-free mix ramps the comfort level up to an 11! And for just 25
Sipahh Milk Flavoring Straws, Chocolate
PER SERVING (1 straw): 10 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 3g carbs, 0g fiber,
2g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 0*
These are meant for kids, but who cares?! We LOVE 'em! Make your
Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze extra chocolatey, cocoa-up your
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (or light vanilla soymilk), or turn your
ordinary iced coffee into an iced mocha. Weeeeeee!
And the World's Best Chocolate Craving Buster Is...
Drum roll, please...
The Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTop!
PER SERVING (1 VitaTop): 100 calories, 1.5g fat, 150mg sodium, 23g carbs,
5g fiber, 10g sugars, 3g protein -- POINTS® value 1*
Honestly, we'd call it the "heavyweight champion", but it's too low in calories
and fat to earn that title! This is, HANDS DOWN, our most favorite way to
SLAY a chocolate craving. (And we are NOT just saying that 'cuz we co-
developed these. Pinky swear!)
Calorie-controlled chocolate rocks our socks...
100 Calorie Packs Mister Salty Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels
PER SERVING (1 package): 100 calories, 3.5g fat, 160mg sodium, 16g carbs,
0g fiber, 7g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
For those of you (and us!) who LOVE the salt-sugar thing, Mister Salty
himself put together the sweetest combo. Chocolate + pretzels = so good
we're glad it's portion-controlled.
Hershey's Crisp, Reese's Peanut Butter, and York Peppermint 100-Calorie
PER SERVING (1 package): 100 calories, 6g fat, 10 - 50mg sodium, 11g
carbs, <1g fiber, 8 - 9g sugars, <1 - 2g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
These people know what they're doing! They've transformed their popular
candies into little 100-calorie bundles of joy! Just don't go eating, like, five of
them. Trust us, you'll be tempted.
Twix 100 Calorie Bars
PER SERVING (1 cookie): 100 calories, 5g fat, 40mg sodium, 13g carbs, 0g
fiber, 10g sugars, 1g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
The days of gazing longingly at the checkout candy rack are OVER! Tackle
your craving for cookie, caramel, and chocolate with one stick. Mmmmmm!
Hard to Get (but Worth the Chase!)
We get what all the rioting's about...
Sweetriot, various flavors
PER SERVING (1 tin): 140 calories, 11 - 12g fat, 0mg sodium, 12 - 14g carbs,
3 - 4g fiber, 6 - 10g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
Great news! Those are the stats for the ENTIRE TIN! These are little cacao
nibs dunked in some SERIOUS chocolate. But they're not for your average
milk-chocolate crowd. They come in three varieties, ranging from the mild
Flavor 50 (dunked in 50% dark chocolate) to the intense Flavor 70 (dunked
in 70% dark chocolate with espresso). These have only 1 - 2 calories per
piece (or as they say on the tin, "peace"), and you don't need to eat too
many at once -- that tin'll likely last you awhile. Plus, they pack a WHOLLOP
in the antioxidant department! Yay!
This Is How We Do It!
Some choco-rific HG recipes...
Death By Chocolate Cupcakes - The world's most perfect no-guilt chocolate
Swirls Gone Wild Cheesecake Brownies - Doesn't the name say it all?
HG Style Hot Fudge 'n Brownie Sundae - Careful! You might want to make it
EVERY day! (Um, don't.)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge - 3 ingredients, people. THREE!!!
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