Thursday, November 19, 2009

I've been duped...

by the cookie company.

That's right. My favorite brand of cookies has deceived me!

For a good two years now, I've been buying the reduced fat versions of these cookies. Trying to be good, trying to enjoy a snack without feeling guilty from it. Even Little Miss loves this kind of cookie, so she helps me eat them.

Yesterday I was at Walmart, which was a ridiculous ordeal in its own right (my list was way too long to have tackled alone with a 16 month old, and my buggy was so loaded down, I had to stuff things in the top compartment where Little Miss rode, and she hated that - kept trying to take them back out. Then I literally had strangers picking up my grociers for me as they fell out of the buggy and helping me turn corners because the buggy was heavier than my arm capacity) and in my haste, I grabbed the regular brand of cookies instead of the reduced fat. (same packaging except for a small starburst in top corner) I was a little excited because it was an innocent mistake, and these truly just taste better than than reduced, so I'd get a well-earned break from the monotony of being good.

Well, I just checked the nutrition label on the back, and...there is a 20 calorie difference.

That's right. 3 cookies of reduced is 140 calories, 3 cookies of the regular is 160.


I shall sacrifice taste no more.

And maybe eat 6 just for the heck of it.


Erica Vetsch said...

Oh, man, what a rip off! Eat the good kind!

I don't even ask what the 'reduced fat' part of my reduced fat cranberry orange scone at Caribou Coffee saves me re calories.

Ignorance is bliss. I get to feel a little bit virtuous, and they are so yummy, I'd get them anyway. :)

Christiana said...

Lol! :o) Too funny.

Paul said...

Uh, oh! Their dirty little secret is OUT! ;)

Georgiana said...

You've got to be kidding me!!! That's just bad. The reduced fat probably cost more too.