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Wheat Thins v. Doritos

So, last night I was trying to convince my BF that he doesn't eat as healthfully as he thinks. He claimed "Hey, I eat healthy snacks like Wheat Thins!" I said "Theyre not really any better than Doritos." And it's true...

12 Doritos (1 oz.)
140 cal, 7g fat (1.5 g sat.), 220 mg sodium, 1g fiber, 0g sugar, 2g protein, a dab of vitamins

16 Wheat Thins (1.1 oz)
150 cal, 6g fat (1g sat.), 260 mg sodium, 1g fiber, 4g sugar, 2g protein, a dab of vitamins

Wed. Mar 28, 5:49pm

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I recently checked the panel on a bag of Fritos scoops/dip chips, and there were only THREE ingredients: corn, corn oil, salt. Does this mean they're technically "all natural"?? That company could totally dupe people into thinking their product is healthy without telling a single lie. Oh yeah, 10g fat in 1oz, yowza.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 6:13 PM

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I've told my husband to look at ingredients when shopping. He brought home Fritos since there were only 3 ingredients. Calls them health food!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 7:52 PM

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ha ha your hubby has a good sense of humor (if thats what you would call it) That is cute because it seems so innocent

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 1:36 AM

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Afraid not on the "fritos as all-natural" front. Corn oil is highly processed and refined and doesn't really resemble anything in nature (similar to high fructose corn syrup on the sweetener front). Not really recommended for those persuing a healthy lifestyle in all the literature I've ever seen. Still, a nice thought and I suppose three ingrdients is better than about twenty things you can't pronounce, dyes, preservatives, and artificial flavours!

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 12:14 PM

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all natural was tongue-in-cheek

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 12:17 PM

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Thank you OP for this post. Yeah, I never compared the two and I thought Wheat Thins were healthier than Doritos. I usually buy the reduced fat Wheat Thins though. Still, if I'm going to have a snack, I'd rather have the Doritos if they are calorically similiar.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 11:51 PM

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As a follow up to my thread above, check out the nutrition information for the reduced fat versions of both Doritos and Wheat Thins. The winner again is Doritos.

Light Nacho Cheese Doritos (1 oz.)
101 cal, 2g fat (.5 g sat.), 223 mg sodium, 2g fiber, 0.5 g sugar, 2g protein

16 Wheat Thins (1.0 oz)
127 cal, 3.9g fat (.5g sat.), 255 mg sodium, 1g fiber, 2.9g sugar, 2.9g protein,

Friday, April 06, 2007, 11:59 PM

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Yeah, you might as well enjoy your snacks! Reduced fat wheat thins are pretty gross if you ask me.

Saturday, April 07, 2007, 3:08 PM

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thy have lite 100 cal pre packed dorito's

Saturday, April 07, 2007, 4:30 PM

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