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For those who eat 100 calorie packs

I thought maybe we could put a list together of those 100 calorie packs not worth the money.

the 100 cal packs of twix/m&m's - buy fun packs only 90 cals per pack and cheaper

smart food white cheddar popcorn 100 cal pack - any white cheddar popcorn is normally low in cals no point to pay the extra money


Wed. Apr 30, 11:13pm

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Not fond of the cookie packs because they're more like cookie-flavored chips than cookies. I usually buy a 4-pack at the deli and split it with a friend or coworker, which puts the calories around 120-150 and no sacrifice of flavor.

Hostess 100-cal packs of mini Coffee Cake Juniors are AWESOME. My only complaint is that they taste slightly stale, presumably because there's less fat keeping them moist. But as a big fan of crumb cake, these really do the trick for me.

Thursday, May 01, 2008, 12:58 PM

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I like the Chex party mix type one. Salty and because everything is oddly shaped, I tend to take longer to eat it! Weird, I know.....

Thursday, May 01, 2008, 2:37 PM

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banana is a pretty good 100 calorie snack pack.

Thursday, May 01, 2008, 2:39 PM

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the grasshopper cookie packs taste JUST LIKE THIN MINT girl scout cookies. they are only offered as 100 cal packs.

also, i make my own 100 cal packs of Teddy Grams. I think its 24 Teddy Grams for about 120. "Snack size" ziploc bags work great.

Friday, May 02, 2008, 7:37 PM

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another thing that taste like thin mints - mint chocolate rice cakes only 90 calories, also very yummy

Friday, May 02, 2008, 10:14 PM

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My hubby and I stopped buying the dorito and cheeto 100 cal packs because they are sooo expensive, you can get the kids lunch snack size bags cheaper and they range from 140-160 cals. Worth a couple extra calories to save the money and get more flavor.

Saturday, May 03, 2008, 6:49 PM

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I don't understand why anyone wastes the money on buying stuff like this. I can understand if it is only offered this way but you would save a lot of money just buying a regular bag and weighing it out into baggies for snacks yourself. We are such a society of wasters. Think of all the extra garbage created because of all these little snack packs.

Sunday, May 04, 2008, 1:02 AM

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Novel idea: think before you post

What do you think putting the snacks in your own individual baggies does? It may save a few dimes, but it creates an equal amount of garbage. So you're still a "waster".

Sunday, May 04, 2008, 10:33 AM

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i am not the PP but I reuse the ziplock baggies.

Sunday, May 04, 2008, 3:33 PM

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this must have been addressed already in a previous post but isnt partially hydrogenated oil bad for you. Be careful with these 100 cal packs. Several of them come with this ingredient

Sunday, May 04, 2008, 9:57 PM

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I am 1:02 and I am not a waster, we reuse those baggies all the time.

Sunday, May 04, 2008, 10:56 PM

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LOVE them !! Sometimes just need a little taste (esp choc) and it takes the edge off.
$ and garbage not a concern to me.

Monday, May 05, 2008, 9:36 AM

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Quaker chewey bars

are about 100 calories each, no need for 100 cal packs =)
two rice cakes = 100 calories, again no need for the pack.

i do like the chex cheddar 100cal packs though.

Monday, May 05, 2008, 11:48 AM

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WOW 9:36 - money and garbage are not a concern to you - what world do you live in?

Monday, May 05, 2008, 11:50 AM

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The First World.

Monday, May 05, 2008, 12:19 PM

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Why do I think it's not safe to reuse plastic bags, the same way we're not supposed to reuse plastic bottles? And you do "waste" soap and water resources when you wash them, right?

But hey, if the enviroment is more important to you than allowing toxins to leak into your food and thus your body, go for it. You sound like the type who enjoys pseudo-martyrdom anyway.

Monday, May 05, 2008, 12:27 PM

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You need to wash a zip-lock if it has some crackers in it and you're going to put more crackers in it???

The toxins are from liquids and from heating plastic. Not from putting dry snack food into a ziplock baggie.


I like the 100-cal packs of microwave popcorn, because it feels like a LOT of food to eat for 100 calories. I often don't make the full-size bags b/c that feels like too much food for a snack, and then I go for something more dense anyway and eat just as many calories. The 100-cal packs seem like the right size to me.

Monday, May 05, 2008, 12:52 PM

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11:48, if a Quaker Chewy bar is 100 calories and comes in a wrapper, then it IS a 100-calorie pack.

Monday, May 05, 2008, 12:56 PM

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The $ part doesn't concern me regarding the snacks because I make choices. I have chosen to spend my $ on a snack pack for convenience, and I hardly think that my little wrapper will do any damage in the grand scheme of things when you look at how many landfills are crammed with disgusting disposable diapers !!!

Monday, May 05, 2008, 1:10 PM

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