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Title:   The Famed Nestle Nip

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 piece
Amount per serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 20
Hide Daily Values % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
  Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5.5g 2%
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0%     Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%     Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Ingredients: sugar, corn syrup, nonfat milk, hydrogenated coconut oil, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, whey, cocoa, less than 2% of water, salt, mono- and diglycerides, natural and artifical flavors, soy lecithin, caramel color. Made on equipment that also processes peanuts.

When Sluttony heard about the wiki contest she had a few minutes of pondering what lucky food would be treated to extensive review. And then it struck her- what was the one food she'd been consuming for months without pause, before breakfast, at lunch, after dinner? What food truly represented the Sluttony psyche, with all its imperfections and qualities-- tasteless and vulgar, cheap and classless, remarkably easy to become totally stickily attached to, with a surprise heart of sweet, gooey goodness? The answer was, of course, her beloved nip.

But what could she say about the famed nip that hadn't been said before? Maybe first the bare bones facts, straight from the horse's mouth, Nestle:

"For people who need a break from life's little irritations, NIPS® is the rich and creamy hard candy that provides a soothing diversion. Each NIPS candy has its own distinct and truly satisfying flavor. This hard candy is known for its smooth, creamy texture and bite-size eat with an unmistakable hint or "nip" of flavor – hence the name "NIPS".

NIPS were introduced more than 70 years ago and known as Pearson NIPS since the early 1920's. Nestlé purchased NIPS in 1989. The "Pearson" name was dropped in Fall 2000. NIPS are different from most other hard sugar candies because NIPS are a milk-based hard caramel. The dairy ingredients make NIPS' texture exceptionally smooth and creamy.

NIPS candy comes in two forms; solid candies and soft centered candies known as parfaits."

But the nip is so much more than just a soothing diversion with a smooth, creamy texture. It is, quite simply, a soothing diversion with a smooth, creamy texture that lasts and lasts and lasts. One of those 100 calorie packs of cookies? Down Sluttony's gullet in under a minute. A Snackwell's chocolate mint devils food cake cookie? 30 seconds. Her treasured froyo? Maybe a minute or two, tops. Even a 3-month-cabinet-cured uber stale twizzler can't compete with the staying power of the nip (or its calorie content!).

The nip can be tossed in a bag easily to satisfy that post dinner pre movie craving for dessert (and avert a potential icecream sundae disaster); the nip can be shoved in a pocket or backpack for a long hike in the Blue Hills where sugar is scarce; the nip works as an afternoon pick-me-up as you slave at your awful, monotonous desk job.

You see for thirty (admittedly transfatty despite the nutrition "facts") calories, the nip is a dieter's dream candy. Three of these and 10 cals to spare, or 1 measly 100 cal pack of cookies.... you decide.

last edit by sluttony, 7/28/2006 6:14:41 PM

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