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Hungry Girl Today: 07.10.06


Nana's Big No-No!

Ooops, they did it again! Yet another trusted company has let us down...
bigtime. This time the guilty party is Nana's. Apparently Nana is
better at baking than she is at math. According to the August issue of Good
Housekeeping, Nana's Sunflower Cookie (sold at Whole Foods and other
health food stores) really is too good to be true. The label originally claimed
that the whole (two serving) cookie had 200 calories, and that number was
recently changed to 240 (which many of you emailed us about). But, as it
turns out, the lab-happy folks over at the Good Housekeeping Institute had
this cookie tested (thanks, GH!), and the results were staggering. Instead of
containing 240 calories, it clocked in at 436 calories! And, to make things
even worse (if that's possible), it also contained TWICE as much fat as what
the label shows. Nana's Oatmeal Raisin cookie is also "posing" as a lower-cal
treat. Click here for more gory details (if you dare).


Frappuccinos Get Fruity

When you think "Frappuccino" you probably don't think "fruity," but
Starbucks is trying to change that. They've recently added TWO fruit-tastic
new Fraps to their lineup. There's the Tangerine Juice Blend Frappuccino,
and the Pomegranate Juice Blend Frappuccino. The tangerine is a combo of
real tangerine and other fruit juices, mixed with Tazo Passion tea; the
Pomegranate is a combo of pomegranate, peach and other juices, blended
with Tazo Green Zen tea. BTW, the tangerine one not only tastes better, it's
also WAY lower in calories. A "Tall" (12 oz.) only contains 140, as opposed
to the 210 calories the 12 oz. pomegranate one packs in. HG Heads Up!
When ordering the tangerine, ask your friendly neighborhood barista to use
green tea instead of passion tea for a super-refreshing, more tangerine-y
(and we think better) beverage.

New, Cool Stuff!

Dole Fruit Parfaits - These decadent little fruit 'n creme desserts come in
three flavors -- Peaches & Creme, Pineapple & Creme and Apples & Caramel
Creme. They each contain 110-120 calories and about 2g of fat. We haven't
sampled 'em yet, but we will...

New Products From Special K - Special K is everywhere! First it was the
cereal, then the snack aisle. Now "The K" will be found in the pharmacy
aisle. Kellogg's is launching Special K Protein Waters (in Strawberry Kiwi,
Lemon Twist and Tropical Blend), Special K Protein Meal Bars (in Chocolate
Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate and Strawberry), and Special K Protein
Snack Bars (in Chocolate Peanut and Chocolate Delight). Isn't THAT special?

New Soy/Meat Hybrid "Better Burger" - A St. Louis-based business called The
Solae Company has come up with something called a "Better Burger," which
is made of a "hybrid" meat — part soy, part real meat. This new creation
has 1/3 fewer calories and half the fat as a burger of comparable size. Not
sure when we'll actually get to taste these though, as they're not in
production yet.

The Buzz...

A recent study conducted by researchers at UCLA says pomegranates fight
cancer. Known to have anti-inflammatory effects and high levels of
antioxidants, pomegranates have been used medicinally for thousands of
years. Keep an eye out for a new line called Pomology, which features a
slew of pomegranate-based supplements. ***If you eat Shedd's Spread
Country Crock, you'll be happy to know that it's now completely trans fat
free. Weeeeee! ***Three Coca-Cola employees have been charged with
stealing company secrets and attempting to sell them to Pepsi. Needless to
say, they're in deep fizz now! ***This August, Wendy's will introduce its first-
ever VANILLA-flavored Frosty. Keep in mind, though it isn't supposed to be a
low-cal item, the Frosty has roughly 27 calories per ounce (which isn't very
high at all). In fact, it's right on par with the calorie count of most frozen
yogurt. That's all we've got. HG out!



Today, July 10th, is National Pina Colada Day. Celebrate with a 100-Calorie
HG Pina Colada Freeze!


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