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South Beach Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Diet Cookies!!

I was so excited to find a 2 point snack, and I love oatmeal and chocolate chips.

I made the mistake of doing a wiki entry, put in the pretty picture, was glad to dig into the nutrition, uploaded a picture...

..and then I copied the ingredients into the wiki. The last entry really disturbed me. Can someone talk me off the ledge here?


Mon. Jul 24, 1:25pm

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to me, this looks like a classic example of "too good to be true". yeah, you can eat a yummy cookie for only 2 points. but at what price?

Monday, July 24, 2006, 1:47 PM

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Does that mean that the fiber they add is more than the intestines can deal with?

I don't think I will ever eat them again -- unless I have the opposite problem the last line refers to.

Monday, July 24, 2006, 2:03 PM

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It's not the fiber - it's the sugar alcohols they sweeten them with (sorbitol & maltitol are frequently used in artificially-sweetened chocolate stuff) - some people can eat it with no problem and some people cant. Eating one serving of cookies is probably fine - note that they say "excessive consumption."

Monday, July 24, 2006, 2:34 PM

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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about it unless you're eating 10 at once.

Monday, July 24, 2006, 5:18 PM

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About the WW Points...

I believe 100 calories w/0g fiber = 2 Points
but these have 4g doesn't that make them 1 point?

Monday, July 24, 2006, 6:25 PM

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No ,it makes them 2 points because they have 5 fat grams.. Um yeah, the fake sugar, if you read anything that is sugarfree, it will say it could cause laxative affect..I know this for sure because , I ate almost a whole bag of sugar free jelly beans, and BOY OH BOY did it have a laxative affect!!! I thought I was going to DIE..So I thought what did I eat, and when I read the bag it said the same thing..So as long as you only eat one portion, you should be fine!!!!

Monday, July 24, 2006, 6:58 PM

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Yeah, I had the same experience with sugar free gummy bears - wow (that's somebody's joke about the fat-free WOW chips)

Monday, July 24, 2006, 7:04 PM

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Ahh, the memories...

I was working at a TV station in the late 90's when one of the local grocery stores brought in their entire sugar-free baked good line to showcase on our morning show - and then left them in our break room. We weren't a building to pass up free food, and since they were sugar-free most of us went back for seconds and thirds. You'd never seen such a miserable and gassy group. Funny in retrospect... I remember a lot of people taking solo smoke breaks, going to "get things out of their cars" etc. I know I made up several fake sales calls just so I could go for a drive with the windows down.... Anyways... Moral of the story... sugar free does not = good binge idea.

Also, on the topic of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.... If anyone has access to Trader Joes, they have an awesome oatmeal chocolate chip 100 calorie pack. Sooo yummy, all recognizable ingredients, rich enough that I have no problem stopping after one, and so far no gastric distress. Highly recommended!!!

Monday, July 24, 2006, 11:51 PM

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I thought it was only me!

I love it when I think I'm the only one in the world with a problem and find out there are others in the same boat! I tried Mayfield's low carb ice cream and some of the others out there that are low carb or artificially sweetned...even the Kashi bars that are supposed to be so about crazy gas. Man! I wondered why my body was the only one that had such an issue. I guess most people just don't discuss things like this.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 5:28 PM

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The Kashi bars aren't artificially sweetened, so your discomfort is probably the result of the fiber. The low carb ice cream is definitely sweetened with sugar alcohols though - gas pain city!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 10:47 PM

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i second the TJ's oatmeal choc chip 100 cal packs- so good, so normal, they have just the right amount of salt in them... surprisingly makes em taste really yummy, authentic.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 12:05 AM

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I like them and have never had a problem.

I like to keep these around for when I have cookie cravings. I've never had a problem eating them but the most I've ever eaten was 4 in one sitting!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 10:09 AM

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Ok, better alternative to the cookie diet. These look yummy! Are they expensive?

Thursday, January 11, 2007, 9:36 AM

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