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I absolutely love to bake. And I do it a lot! More, perhaps, in the cooler months than right now in August, but I still produce our fair share of cookies and brownies around here. I like to add nuts and toffee and frostings and all sorts of yumminess.
We all enjoy them very much but, I must confess, I really have no clue how many calories are in any given one. I know I could plug all the ingredients in to some fancy calculator, divide out servings, and blah blah blah... but, really, I don't like that much effort with my treats!
Ordinarily, we just don't worry about it. But my husband has really amped up the health and fitness lately and is working hard to drop a few pounds he no longer wants. He is not "dieting", but he IS trying to be more aware of what-- and how much-- he is eating. And, since I'm not always good at guess-timating how many calories are in a brownie I might bake, I was happy when I could just say "90" once these Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Flavor arrived.
So... they have 90 calories. That's good. More than anything, I'm just glad I have an actual number to give my man.
But, really, what everyone wants to know is: How do they taste?
They don't taste like homemade. Sorry. I wish I could say they did but, alas, I've yet to find a single packaged snack that does.
They do, however, have a good, chewy texture, and a decent number of semisweet chocolate chips going on. They're a nice, easy-to-grab size and it's a bonus that each bar provides 20% of the recommended daily value of fiber. That's probably good since my guy prefers white bread to wheat. ;)
Oh! And there are no artificial sweeteners in them. That was happy news to me. Oftentimes, these "lower calorie" snacks have aspartame hidden in there. Since this ingredient list met my approval, the kids could give them a try, too. Win-win.
Interested in giving them a try for yourself? Well, happy day!
Just leave a comment on this post letting me know WHY you'd like to give them a try (or WHO you're hoping to let try them!)
One winner (selected 8/31/12) will receive a prize pack containing:
- 1 box of Fiber OneŽ 90 Calorie Brownies, the Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor
- Survival kit including:
- Brain Stress Ball
- Water Bottle
- Ear Tube Buds
- Office Turf
- Mini tote bag
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Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.