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Hungry Girl Today: 02.23.07
GIRLS BITE OUT
We chewed...now we're TELLING!
Fiber One Chewy Bars, Oats & Chocolate
(1 bar: 140 calories, 4g fat, 90mg sodium, 29g carbs, 9g fiber, 10g sugars,
2g protein = 2 Points)
We're obsessed with Fiber One (everyone and their grandmother knows
that). So we were super-eager to get our teeth on their new Fiber One
Chewy Bars. When we mentioned them in our news a while back (saying
they existed but we couldn't find them), the emails started pouring in from
HG subscribers who were RAVING about 'em. Now that we've tried them we
totally understand what all the fuss is about. Simply put, these are, hands
down, the BEST bars to hit shelves in as long as we can remember. The
nutritionals are more than on target (140 calories, 4g fat and a whopping 9
grams of fiber!), but the taste is what really gets us. They're ooey, gooey,
sticky, crunchy and chocolatey. In fact, we think they taste better than any
candy bar out there (yes, even you, Snickers). And, in case you were
wondering, there's no sign of Fiber One cereal (or anything that looks or
tastes remotely like it) in this bar. Weird, but we couldn't care less.
Overall Score: 10!!! Run to the market and buy these bars ASAP.
(8 ounces: 10 calories, 0g fat, 65mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars,
0g protein = 0 Points)
Oy. We are sooo sick of those so-called "waters" that are tweaked, flavored,
poked and sweetened into bottles of horribleness. But, we were more than
pleasantly surprised when we chugged our first bottle of Aquafina Alive in
Peach Mango. Infused with vitamins and made with a splash of fruit juice,
this stuff tastes GREAT and more like a sweetened juice drink than water.
The Peach Mango flavor is strong yet not overpowering, making this
beverage a great thirst-quencher. We've been guzzling Aquafina Alive at the
gym. In some odd way, it helps make our workouts seem less painful.
Overall Score: 8. It would have scored even higher if it weren't billed as
Quaker Mini Delights, Buttered Popcorn
(1 pouch: 90 calories, 3g fat, 180mg sodium, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars,
1g protein = 2 Points)
We heard about these so-called "Mini Delights," but since they were
supposed to be released in March, we didn't expect to find 'em on the
shelves yet. So imagine our excitement when we spotted these Buttered
Popcorn flavor multigrain cakes in little 90-calorie bags on the shelves of our
local market. Our enthusiasm grew TENFOLD after we actually tasted these
crunchy snacks. For starters, each little bag is PACKED full of these treats.
They're light and airy yet perfectly crunchy. And the flavor is insanely
delicious -- like a cross between movie theater popcorn and some sort of
cheddar item (we know there's no actual cheese involved, but they taste kind
of cheesy to us). Yay, Quaker! Your guilt-free snack foods continue to ROCK
in a huge way!
Overall Score: 10. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! (That was a happy scream.)
Rice Krispies with Real Strawberries
(1 cup: 110 calories, 0g fat, 220mg sodium, 26g carbs, 0g fiber, 9g sugars,
1g protein = 2 Points)
It's been a while since we had anything nice to say about a new breakfast
cereal. The last one we raved about was probably Kashi Vive. Since then
we've been seeing a lot of Fiber One in our b-fast bowls. But there's
something about new Rice Krispies with Real Strawberries that we LOVE.
Maybe it reminds us of our childhood. Maybe it's the way the cereal "talks"
when you pour milk over it (it could be our imagination, but we found it
especially chatty when we doused it with Almond Breeze Unsweetened
Vanilla). Whatever the case may be, we really DIG this cereal. It's light, fun
to chew, and the pieces of tart dried strawberries are incredible! We're glad
Snap!, Crackle! and Pop! have come out of retirement to create this new
cereal sensation. Good work, guys!
Overall Score: 8. Good stuff, but cereal without fiber can only score so high
with us. (Pssst...we like to mix a 1/2 cup of Fiber One into it to make the
perfect b-fast bowl!)
CHEW ON THIS:
February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. We appreciate
just not as much as our dogs do.
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