Whoever came up with the 100 calorie snack idea better be making some serious coin off this idea... because it's blown up everywhere! Through the Foodbuzz tastemaker program I was able to get my hands on some new 100 calorie treats, AND some "light" granola... hmmmm I'm pretty picky with my granola... we'll see what I think...
First off... is anyone else bothered by the typography for the product name? All lower case for fruit, all upper for CRISPS? What's the point, graphically it's not doing anything for me... Right, this is a food blog not a design blog... anyway the fruit crisps... whoever named these were spot on with the crisp part. MAN! The texture is delightful, totally light and crisper than I expected. The fruit center is definitely on the sweet side, but I still enjoyed them. PLUS you get two of them for 100 calories total. But that doesn't make these things healthy for you or anything... yeah they only have 100 calories... but look at the ingredient list... 1. enriched flour... 2. sugar... 3. glycerol... 4. vegetable oil... hmmm
I wont argue that they aren't tasty... so if you are looking for a better option than a vending machine run, these are a good tasty bet... But if you want a healthier 100 calorie snack... I'd go with a small apple and a dab of nut butter :)
Onto the granola! It does have a somewhat light airy crispy more than crunchy texture to it. Definitely liked the mouth feel of it, and I like the subtle honey flavor. Yet again the 2nd and 3rd ingredients are forms of sugar... *sigh* at the same point it has 7 grams of sugar per serving and a serving size is 59 grams... so that's only 11% sugar... which is actually rather good. How is it the 2nd and 3rd ingredients are sugar yet the count is so low??? Does that make sense to anyone else?? If it does please enlighten me :)
I had mine mixed in with some greek yogurt, tasty!
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