I admit that when they first came out, I was chiding the whole 100-calorie Packs as ridiculous marketing gimicks. And, it is, but for good reason: we suck when it comes to portion control and will do anything to try to rein in our collective hunger monsters.
As it turns out, I still suck with portion control even when I have set portions, and the 100-calorie packs don't contain what we'd call health food. However, last night, at Harris Teeter, they had the Nabisco ones on sale, and I was feeling at a loss with what to buy for lunch for myself. It was 11 pm, and I wasn't at all hungry, which creates just the opposite of the "don't go to the store hungry" problem: absolutely nothing appealed to me.
I saw the normal suspects: Chips Ahoy faux cookies (those never are as good as the real thing and leave you wanting more), Oreo "crisps" (ditto), and then I saw Mister Salty Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels. Ding ding ding ding. We have a winner!
There are few treats I like better, truly, than a chocolate covered pretzel. It's got everything--he salty, the sweet, the crunchy, the good melty mouth feel. It's the whole reason I find Chubby Hubby ice cream so attractive. (The only thing a regular chocolate pretzel is missing is the peanut butter. If they could do a 100-calorie pack with a chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzel that contained more than 1 or 2 of the little devils, I'd love them forever and only buy Nabisco products!).
If you have portion control problems and like chocolate pretzels as much as I do, I'd highly recommend checking these out. They aren't exactly coated with Godiva, but they'll do!
Photo of my new treat from the Wegman's Website where they're available for $2.50 w/ your club card in NoVa.