Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Go Ahead! Fruit Bakes - Newest Varieties

If you’re already familiar with the Go Ahead! range of snacks, you may be surprised to see the Fruit Bakes boxes have been repackaged and are now sporting an eye catching 'NEW' symbol in the corner.

Apart from the Cherry variety which was launched last year, the other varieties - Apple, Raspberry, Strawberry and Apple & Blackcurrant have been around for some time.

The attention grabbing yellow flash on the top of each box contains the words ‘1 bake contains 1 portion of fruit’. United Biscuits (UK) who make Go Ahead! have ensured that all Fruit Bakes now contain one portion of fruit. And for those who are weight watching, all varieties have fewer than 132 calories.

What the box says: 

If you’re craving a treat, try a delicious Fruit Bake. These golden-baked treats are packed with a range of refreshing fruit flavoured fillings & encased in a delicious wheat biscuit and all under 132 calories. 

At Go Ahead! we know how difficult it can be to find great tasting snacks that can be enjoyed as part of a healthier lifestyle. That’s why we have carefully selected the perfect balance of ingredients to create a delicious range perfect for on the go.

The Strawberry Go Ahead! Fruit Bake contains the equivalent of at least 80g of fruit (from Apple, Strawberry and Elderberry) where 80g is equivalent to one portion of fruit.

Nutritionally, all Go Ahead! Fruit Bakes contain 13% of an adult's guideline daily recommended sugar intake. All varieties have 3g of fat, 0.7g of saturated fat and 0.2g of salt and all of them have 131 calories apart from the Raspberry which has 130 calories. They're suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colours or flavours.

Each box of Go Ahead! Fruit Bakes contains six golden baked bars which can be divided into three pieces. You can find them in the biscuits and cereal bars section of supermarkets.

Mars Bars Are Losing Weight

Mars have announced they’re going to reduce the size of their chocolate bars so that none of them have more than 250 calories. This, they say, is a genuine attempt to help combat obesity.

A couple of years ago, Mars undertook a similar exercise where their best-selling treats, including the Mars and Snickers bars shrank from 62.5g to 58g. However, this wasn’t advertised and the price remained the same.

Back then as now, Mars claimed the reduction was designed to help tackle the obesity crisis in the UK. The difference this time is the focus is on the calorie content and the ingredients which includes lowering the saturated fat content.

A Mars spokesman said:

We believe that all of our products can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. Our commitment to making all our chocolate products no more than 250 calories per portion reflects this.

Lowering the saturated fat content and the calories in their chocolate snacks has to be a good thing. Most people generally buy a bar and eat the whole lot. So if it’s a bit shorter or smaller than before, it’s unlikely someone will buy another bar to make up for the shortfall, unless they’re regularly eating those enormous king-sized versions.

And of course they can be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle, in moderation, like pretty much everything else.

When it comes to reducing the calories in their chocolate snacks, the majority are already under 250 calories - see (Calories in Popular Chocolate Bars). Among the popular Mars chocolates, it’s only the Mars Bars, Bounty Bars and Twix which have more than 250 calories (not including any of the king-size bars).

The changes are expected to be global by the end of 2013 and it will be interesting to see what happens to the prices!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Kit Kat Chunky Facebook Winner

Blink and you'd have missed them! Kit Kat, one of the most popular chocolate snacks, brought out (for a limited time only) four new varieties – White Choc, Orange, Double Choc and Peanut Butter.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Healthy Foods Which are High in Calories

Making the decision to start eating a healthier diet is a personal choice and there are many reasons for doing so. But if you're hoping that healthy eating will help you lose weight, don't count on it.

Healthy food doesn’t always go hand in hand with low calories and consuming too many of some ‘healthy’ foods is more likely to cause weight gain than loss. So which healthy foods won’t help you lose weight?

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Galaxy Bubbles Egg

The Galaxy Bubbles Egg is another small chocolate egg populating the sweet counters around the country during the run up to Easter.
If you're a fan of Galaxy chocolate, this one's for you. This small Bubbles egg weighs 28g. It's made from Galaxy milk chocolate and has an aerated, bubbly centre. 

Each egg has 158 calories, which is slightly less than the Galaxy Bubble bar which has 172 calories.

However, if you don’t want to eat that many calories in one go, you can break these eggs in two, eat half and save the other half for later. Easier said than done though. They are very moreish.

Galaxy Bubbles Eggs are widely available in stores now.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Melba Toast by Sainsbury's - NEW Multigrain

Melba toasts are ideal snacks for the calorie conscious. If you’re wanting a low calorie light snack, you really can’t go far wrong with these toasts from Sainsbury's which have just 12 or 13 calories each.
Melba Toast Multigrain
Melba Toast Original

These delicate, thinly sliced toasted wheat breads are perfect for use in dips, spreading with a light cream cheese, or adding your favourite low fat topping.

 Now you can buy Multigrain Melba Toasts by Sainsbury's. These are the same as the original  but have the addition of a multigrain mix containing oats, wheat, millet, maize, rice, rye, buckwheat, sesame seed, and caraway seed. Each toast has 13 calories.
They're a bit chewier than the original variety, but still crisp and crunchy with the sesame seed taste coming through strongest.

Each 100g box contains five packs of six melba toasts.
Melba Toast (Original)
Melba Toast (Original)

Nutrition Information: Per Multigrain toast (3.3g): 13 calories, 0.6g protein, 2.3g Carbohydrate, 0.3g sugar, 0.2g fat, trace saturated fat, 0.3g fibre, trace salt. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Nutrition Information: Per Original toast (3.3g): 12 calories, 0.4g protein, 2.5g Carbohydrate, trace sugar, trace fat, trace saturated fat, 0.2g fibre, trace salt. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Kingsmill 50/50 Deli Softs - NEW

If you’re looking for something a bit different to regular sliced bread for your sandwiches, here’s another new option from Kingsmill. Deli Softs are a bit like a flat bun or a small pizza base only softer.

They’re made with a 50/50 combination of wheat and wholemeal flour so you get the goodness from the wholegrain without a strong wholemeal taste. 
Inside each pack you'll find eight Deli Softs which are pre-cut and ready to be filled. 

Deli Softs
Measuring 10cm (4”) across, they’re a bit smaller and thinner than a slice of bread. However, there’s plenty of room to pile in your regular fillings, sandwich style, or eat them as an open top snack. You can even toast them as you would bread. 

With each Deli Soft having just 147 calories, it’s easy to make a satisfying and filling lunch for around 200 calories.

For example, spread one side with some extra light cream cheese or mayonnaise and the other with a thin scraping of grainy mustard. Pile on your favourite salad ingredients, then add a slice or two of wafer thin ham or grilled chicken.

Look out for new Kingsmill Deli Softs in the bread section of the supermarket where you can also find Kingsmill 50/50 Pockets.

 Nutrition Information: Per Deli Soft: 147 calories, 5.6g protein, 26,2g carbohydrate, 1.4g sugar, 1.6g fat, 0.2g saturates, 2.7g fibre, 0.60g salt. Suitable for vegetarians.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Mashed Potato by Sainsbury’s - NEW

With time often at a premium for busy families, the desire to speed up cooking preparations in the kitchen is an increasing priority. Fortunately, manufacturers seem more than happy to oblige. These days there are numerous food products available which have had all the hard work done for you.

For example, making mashed potato. This involves the laborious task of peeling potatoes, cutting them into equal sizes, boiling them for just the right amount of time, then adding various quantities of butter, or milk or both and mashing until all lumps are gone.

If you want to save yourself all that hassle, Sainsbury’s frozen Mashed Potato is ready prepared and contains nothing but the ingredients you’d likely be using to make it at home. All you need to do is heat it.

The potato is frozen into thin sausage like shapes which you empty into a suitable container and microwave for 3 minutes. Alternatively, you can tip the required amount into a saucepan and slowly heat. It helps to add a couple of tablespoons of water or milk when heating in a saucepan as this prevents it sticking. The result is a perfectly smooth, lump free, creamy mashed potato, ready just when you need it.

An 800g bag holds enough for six servings, plus a bit more. The recommended serving size of 120g provides 123 calories.

Available in the freezer section of Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Frozen Mashed Potato
Mashed Potato After Heating

 Nutrition Information: Per 100g: 103 calories, 2.3g protein, 15g carbohydrate, 1.0g sugars, 3.5g fat, 2.4g saturates, 1g fibre, 0.5g salt. Suitable for vegetarians. (Not suitable for wheat gluten allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.)

Ingredients: Potato (84%), Cows' Milk (12%), Butter (from Cows' Milk) (3%), Salt, Pepper.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Green & Black's Organic Mini Chocolate Bars

Green & Black’s are well known for their range of premium organic, Fairtrade chocolate bars. Their fine organic ingredients are ethically sourced to turn out some of the best tasting chocolates around.

They might be slightly pricier than other popular chocolate bars, but you know you won’t be disappointed when eating them.

Green & Black’s sell predominantly 100g bars but they also have mini and miniature selections in 15g and 35g sizes. If you haven't tried a particular variety of Green & Black's chocolate, the mini 35g size can be purchased individually, so are a good taster size.

The 35g bar selection includes: Organic Dark 70% Chocolate, Organic Milk Butterscotch Chocolate, Organic Dark Cherry Chocolate, Organic Milk Chocolate, Organic Milk Almond Chocolate and Organic Dark Ginger Chocolate.

Each 35g bar can be broken into 12 squares. Because the quality of the chocolate is so good, you only need a tiny piece to satisfy a chocolate craving. Of course, this means fewer calories so they could be a good choice for dieters or those trying to keep the calories down.

The number of calories in the varieties differ slightly from each other, but as an example, each square of the 35g Butterscotch variety has 15.75 calories and the entire bar has 189 calories.
Green & Black's 35g Butterscotch

Nutrition Information: Per 35g Butterscotch bar: 189 calories, 3.3g protein, 18.4g carbohydrates, 11.0g fat. Suitable for vegetarians.

Green & Black’s Organic chocolate bars are available in a wide variety of outlets selling confectionery. You can also buy them online in special collection packs including a Chocolate Lovers Collection and Miniature Bar Selection.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Pure Via Zero Calorie Sweeteners

Pure Via, from the Whole Earth Sweetener Company, is a new, zero calorie alternative to sugar. It’s made using a sweetening ingredient which has been extracted from the Stevia plant, to provide a natural sweetness which closely resembles sugar.

The Pure Via range consists of sugar cubes, sachets and granulated.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Velvet Crunch Cassava Snacks – New Flavour

Velvet Crunch offer an alternative type of savoury snack to potato crisps or chips. They’re made with Tapioca flour and cassava.

Cassava is a bit like a potato, in that it’s a starchy root which can be peeled, cooked and eaten. It has little in the way of protein but around twice as much fibre content as a potato. And like the potato, they can be turned into all sorts of dishes and snacks.

Velvet Crunch, now known as King Velvet Crunch, have been around since last year (2011) with flavours ‘Cheddar Cheese & Spring Onion’ and ‘Thai Sweet Chilli’ - see this post.

Now there’s a new flavour in the range - ‘Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar Flavour’.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

A Guide to Choosing Reduced Fat Butter Spreads

The sheer number of butters, margarines and spreads available these days can be quite overwhelming. While it’s fantastic having such a wide choice, it’s not always easy working out the difference between them.

Among the butter selections you’ll find salted butter, spreadable butter, reduced fat and lighter to name a few. Then there are the cholesterol fighting spreads, margarines with Omega 3, spreads made with olive oil and so on.

But they do have one common aspiration between them. To mimic the taste of butter. As butter lovers know, nothing can quite match the taste of real butter with nothing added or taken away.

So what's the best way to choose a butter which tastes like real butter but doesn't have such high levels of fat?

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Crips Wheat & Potato Snacks

Crips, not crisps, are a different type of crunchy snack in a bag. They’re made from a combination of wheat and potato and are oven baked rather than fried.

Baking helps reduce their overall fat content, giving Crips 70 percent less fat than standard potato chips. They are also a good source of fibre.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Tesco 3 Seed Mini Breadsticks

Breadsticks (not baguettes) are usually a safe option for dieters to snack on. Most are very low in calories and they can be enjoyed eaten on their own or to accompany dips such as low fat houmous or extra light cream cheese.

Tesco’s 3 Seed Mini Breadsticks are particularly delicious and make a welcome change from the plain variety. 

Each breadstick is liberally coated with crunchy linseeds, sesame seeds and poppyseeds. Plus they have a lovely buttery taste. They’re really quite addictive.


The average 75g pack contains 46 mini breadsticks. And if you’re trying to keep track of your calories, each mini breadstick has 9.5 calories.

Available in Tesco stores.

Nutrition Information: Per 12 breadsticks: 115 calories, 3.8g protein, 11.0g carbohydrate, 0.7g sugars, 6g fat, 2.2g saturates, 1.2g fibre, 0.3g salt. Suitable for vegetarians.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Twisted Creme Egg Bar

No longer is a Creme Egg just an egg. It’s now available in all manner of guises, one of which is this fabulous Twisted bar. Creme Eggs are gorgeous, but they’re not always the easiest of chocolates to eat without making a mess. And you can’t just break off a bit and put the rest away for later.

The Twisted Creme Egg bar solves these small issues with its bar form. As its name implies, it’s not a plain bar. It’s twisted! Instead of an egg shape, each Twisted bar has a thick layer of milk chocolate on the bottom while the top and sides are molded into a coil like shape which ends up looking like a caterpillar.

There are eight sections which you can break off at any point if you wish. You'll still get a bit of fondant oozing out as the chocolate doesn’t seal off each section. But this shape does make it easier to save some for later or share it with someone else.

The Twisted bar tastes just like a regular creme egg with the same white and yellow fondant filling. Since it weighs a bit more, it does have a few more calories than the Creme Egg. Each Twisted bar has 210 calories compared with a Creme Egg which has around 185 calories.

Twisted Creme Egg bars are widely available in many stores during the lead up to Easter and hopefully a bit longer!

Nutrition Information: Per bar: 210 calories, 2.3g protein, 29.1g carbohydrates, 27.9g sugars, 9.4g fat, 5.8g saturates, 02g fibre, 0.08g salt. Suitable for vegetarians.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Onken Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt review

If you enjoy eating Onken’s Strawberry Fat Free yogurt on a regular basis, you may have noticed something's changed. Onken are in the process of replacing artificial sweeteners in their fat free range of yogurts with sugar. The Strawberry Fat Free flavour appears to be the first to have undergone this transformation.

If you don't spot the note on the label, you're bound to notice the difference in taste. Even before I'd swallowed the the first spoonful, I knew something was up.

Sure enough, when inspecting the front of the pot, there it was. The NEW! sign. ‘NEW Without Artificial Sweeteners’. This may bring a sigh of relief to those who hold a mistrust of sugar substitutes. But for me, this signals one thing. More calories.

This is an inevitable consequence of adding sugar to anything. So replacing a sugar substitute with real sugar can only boost the calorie content. New Onken Strawberry Fat Free now has 79 calories per 100g instead of 53 calories. There is also an alteration to the taste, though it still has a lovely strawberry flavour with the same creamy texture.

After contacting Onken as to why they decided to put sugar in their fat free Strawberry, this is what they replied:

‘… customer feedback was a large part of the decision to replace the artificial sweeteners with sugar in this product. The decision to make the change across all three Fat Free Onken products was due to the overwhelming negative response to artificial sweeteners in our recipes coupled with recent Mintel customer research that told us that people are looking for more natural yogurts. We believe that the quality of the product has improved as a result of the recipe and I am sorry to hear that you do not share this view. 

We have also re-launched our Fat Free Onken packaging with a flash on the front of pack to highlight this change to our customers and we also show the new calorie content in a lozenge on the side of pack too.’

So there you have it. Sugar may be more natural, but whether or not it has improved the quality really depends on your own opinion of sweeteners versus sugar. I’d prefer they left the sugar out completely (if they want to abandon artificial sweeteners altogether) and left it up to the consumer to add their own sweetener if they wished.

Here’s a look at how the nutrition has changed:

Fat Free Strawberry without Sugar
per 100g
Fat Free Strawberry with Sugar
per 100g

And here are the ingredients, before and after:

Added Ingredients (New recipe): Strawberries 10%, Sugar, Corn Starch, Natural Colouring (Concentrated Carrot Juice and Beetroot Juice), Thickeners (Pectins, Guar Gum), Natural Flavouring.

Added Ingredients (Old recipe): Strawberries (7.9%), Fructose, Modified Tapioca Starch, Black Carrot and Beetroot Extract, Thickeners (Pectin, Guar Gum), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Sweeteners (Acesulfame-K, Sucralose).

As with all the Onken yogurt range, the New Fat Free Strawberry yogurt contains Live Probiotic Cultures inside – Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum and Live Cultures inside – Streptococcus thermophilus.  So if you’re looking for a fat free yogurt without artificial sweeteners, then Onken’s range of Fat Free Yogurts are definitely worth a try. They're widely available in major supermarkets and are suitable for vegetarians.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Why the Obese are in Denial of their Weight

Living in a Western society, it's hard to avoid the continual bombardment of  statistics regarding the obesity epidemic. The trouble is, as far as many of us are concerned, it’s all happening to someone else. Despite 24 percent of the UK population fitting into the ‘obesity’ classification, it seems only six percent believe they fall into that group.

Are we a nation of ostriches suffering from ‘burying our head in the sand’ syndrome or is it simply that we don’t know what obesity actually is?

Monday, 13 February 2012

Nestle Little Rolo

There are a lot more Rolos to share around with a box of Nestle Little Rolos. If you’re watching your calorie intake though, it might be a good idea not to leave an open box lying around. The temptation to dip in for one more Rolo could test even those with the strongest willpower. Before you know it, the whole 100g box could be gone and you’d have consumed 492 calories.

However, since each little Rolo has just 10 calories compared with 24.5 calories for regular sized Rolos, you could eat up to 10 little ones for only 100 calories.

Little Rolos have the same milk chocolate on the outside and soft toffee centre as regular Rolos. They might appear a little battered on the outside, but this is because they’re loose to rattle around inside the box, rather than packed up neatly in a tube. This does nothing to detract from the taste and they're just too easy to eat.

Nutritional Information: Per 13 little Rolos: 129 calories, 1.4g protein, 17.1g carbohydrates, 16.8g sugars, 6g fat, 3.6g saturates, 0.4g fibre, 0.07g salt. Contains no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours.

Nestle Little Rolo

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Graze Box Review - Green Olives, Love Mix

Graze Box Delivery Dates: 27 Jan - 3 Feb 2012

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve received just two new mixes in my Graze boxes, so I’ll review them together here. On 27 January the delivery included ‘Chilli and Lime Pistachios’, ‘Very Nor-ish’ and ‘Fig Roll’ plus the new one to try which was ‘Green Olives with Chilli and Garlic’.

Since I’ve had three of these four mixes before, this means I’ve previously rated them either LIKE or LOVE. Rating this way helps the people at Graze know what I like and don't like so they'll only send me nibbles that I want.

On 3 February my Graze box contained ‘Peking Dynasty’, 'Fruit and Seed Flapjack’ and 'Hickory Smoked Nuts and Seeds’. And new to try was ‘Love Mix’.

Reviews for all previous mixes can be found here.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Weight Watchers Toffee & Honeycomb Sundaes

This is an extremely tempting looking dessert from Weight Watchers and is just the sort of treat normally forgone when following a calorie controlled diet.

Toffee & Honeycomb Sundaes are described as:

Toffee and vanilla iced desserts swirled with toffee sauce and honeycomb pieces with sugars and sweetener.

Weight Watchers Toffee & Honeycomb Sundaes are frozen desserts so you'll find them in the freezer section of supermarkets.

They're low fat and very sweet, (perhaps a little too sweet), but they are filling, in part because 180ml is a decent sized portion. You can make them last even longer by eating with a teaspoon!

As you can see from the photos, the real thing doesn't look quite the same as the picture on the box. Obviously the top gets squashed down during the packaging process and there are a lot more sprinkles on top of the actual product. These 'sprinkles' seem to be toffee or honeycomb as they're very sweet but they're not crunchy. Instead they simply dissolve when eating.

A box contains two 180ml pots with each dessert having 119 calories and 3 Weight Watchers ProPoints. Definitely a dessert for those with a very sweet tooth.

Available in larger supermarkets.

Nutrition Information: Per 180ml pot: 119 calories, 3 ProPoints, 1.7g protein, 17.8g carbohydrate, 13.0g sugars, 1.7g fat, 1.2g saturates, 5.8g fibre, 0.1g salt. Suitable for vegetarians.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Cadbury Caramel Minis

Eating miniature versions of calorie laden foods is one way of enjoying favourite treats without having to worry too much about the calorie content. However, there are some foods such as chocolate, which even in mini form, can still pack a fair few calories in. One of these is Cadbury’s Caramel Minis.

Cadbury Caramel Minis are just the same as regular sized Cadbury Caramel Eggs with a solid milk chocolate outer with a gooey, liquid caramel centre.

These miniature versions of the Cadbury’s Caramel Egg can be easily be eaten in one bite. But, if you’re calorie counting, watch out. Tiny as they are, each one has 55 calories.

Getting through the entire (98g) bag on your own would set you back around 480 calories. However, because they are individually wrapped, you have to stop to unwrap each one before eating it. This can help prevent absentmindedly munching through the lot in one go!

Bags of Cadbury Caramel Minis are available in many stores and outlets selling confectionery.

Caramel Mini Egg (next to a pen for size comparison)

Nutrition Information: Per caramel Egg: 55 calories, 0.6g protein, 6.6g carbohydrate, 5.2g sugar, 2.9g fat, 1.7g saturates, trace fibre, 0.05g salt.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

How to tell if you are Overweight or Obese

Many of us are aware we may be carrying a few extra pounds and could do with losing a few. But how do you know when overweight becomes obese? Rather than using those around us to gauge what constitutes overweight or not, there are more reliable ways to work out whether you are overweight or obese.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Belvita Breakfast Biscuits More Varieties

Belvita Breakfast biscuits by Nabisco, are made with wholegrain cereals and milk with added vitamins. The five wholegrains used in Belvita Biscuits are: oats, wheat, spelt, barley and rye.

As their name implies, these delicious crunchy biscuits are designed to be eaten for breakfast. So if you ever felt guilty eating biscuits in the morning, here's the perfect excuse. 

Initially, there were four varieties to choose from: Milk & Cereal, Crunchy Oats, Fruit & Fibre and Honey & Nut (with choc chips).

Green & Black’s Organic Miniature Chocolate Bars

If you can’t trust yourself not eat a whole 100g bar of Green & Black’s chocolate, you could always opt for the miniature 15g size instead. 
These tiny, individually wrapped, Green & Black’s chocolate bars are perfectly formed versions of their larger relatives. 

To get a better idea, they stand 5.5cm (2.25") tall and measure 2.5cm (1") width ways.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Why Home Cooked Meals Might Ruin Your Diet

These days it’s hard to avoid the numerous foodie programs on television. From celebrity chefs trying to show how easy it is to whip up gourmet delights in our kitchens, to shows like 'Come Dine with Me' with the focus on cooking at home for friends.

While cooking meals from scratch is often recommended as the healthiest way of preparing our food, according to a study by Weight Watchers, home-cooked meals are more likely to ruin our dieting efforts, lead to weight gain or both.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Kellogg's All Bran Breakfast Biscuits

Since Kellogg’s are one of the most famous breakfast cereal makers in the world, it was only a matter of time before they started producing breakfast biscuits.

And here they are. Kellogg’s have launched two varieties of bran enriched wheat and oat fibre cereal bars or ‘breakfast biscuits’.

Flavours are Original and Chocolate with choc chips.

Breakfast biscuits have become extremely popular of late. With many of us leading such busy lifestyles, breakfast often falls by the wayside. However, a breakfast biscuit can be eaten on the run, on the bus, train or taken into work.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Cadbury Creme Egg Minis

Not to be mistaken for Cadbury Mini Eggs, Creme Egg Minis are tiny versions of the famous Creme Egg. Because they're smaller, they have fewer calories whereby one Creme Egg Mini has 50 calories compared with 185 calories for the full sized version.

With a regular Creme Egg, once you’ve started eating one, you have to finish. It’s not as simple as breaking a bit off and saving the rest for later – far too messy. Plus, once you’ve started eating one, you’d need an impressivly strong willpower to stop eating it. This makes Creme Egg Minis ideal for those who love Creme Eggs but not the calories.

However, due to their size, you may not be able to eat them in the same way you'd eat a regular Creme Egg. According to research by Cadbury's, these are the top three ways people eat their Creme Eggs:
  • 53% of people will bite off the top, lick out the goo and then eat the chocolate;
  • 20% of people will just bite straight through;
  • 16% of people use their finger to scoop out the creme.

Inside a Creme Egg Mini
While Creme Egg Minis provide a lower calorie alternative to the large Creme Egg, they're only available bags. This of course means there will be lots more to tempt you.

Also they’re not individually wrapped. While this may be better for the environment, it’s all too easy to keep on snacking.

Look out for Cadbury Creme Egg Minis in 56g bags which contain five eggs. Also available in 100g packs.

Creme Egg Minis (with a Creme Egg for size comparison)

Nutrition Information: Per Creme Egg Mini. 50 calories, 0.5g protein, 7.8g carbohydrates, 1.9g fat, 1.2g saturates, trace fibre, 0.03g salt.


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