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Guest Tiffy_Sugar

Hey guys. I was walking down the cereal isle in safeway the other day looking for something different that I could have for breakfast and was sweet when I came across "cookie crisp" cereal. You know... the cereal with the dog on the box that says "cooooooookie crisp!" Its only 2 pts per cup (120 cal, 1.5 gms fat, and 1 gm fiber). You would actually get more for your money and a better "bang for your points" buying this cereal than the 100 cal packs! AND they have it in new peanut butter for the same points. YUM! Just thought I would pass on this little idea and get some feedback.

 

Tiffany

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I think that is a great idea for an "every now and then" snack. But, having a whole box at your disposal could be dangerous. I absolutely love cereals and have a portion control problem with them. A lady in my ww meeting told everyone she will portion out her cereal and nuts in those little snack zip loc bags on a Sunday for the week. That way she doesn't nibble extra bites when getting them out...and there is no preperation necessary at the time of a snack attack.

 

 

didn't know they had peanut butter cookie crisp too. YUM.


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Does the cereal actually taste like chocolate chip cookies? I've never tried it before. Sounds like a good idea, though!


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Guest Tiffy_Sugar

i think it really tastes great! I do have a problem as it is however with portion control with cereals. Its a good idea to put them into individual servings at the begining of the week! I will have to try this! Another good cereal for sweet morning cravings is cinnamon toast crunch and also, the one I am currently having in the mornings, trix! They aren;t just for kids! lol. 120 cal, .5gms fat, and 1 gm fiber per cup. Not to bad for a sweet fix!

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I never thought of using cookie crisp like 100 calorie packs. Awesome idea! Also if you're looking for a good low point cereal, I eat Fruit Loops 1/3 Less Sugar. You get 1 1/4 cup for 120 cals, 1 fat, 1 fiber.


Becca

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I thought of this but wasn't sure if the cereal tasted like cookies or what. But since you suggested, I might try it! I'm not big on cookies but I fix my chocolate/munchie fix by those 100 cal packs and they go by pretty quickly. Thanks for the tip.


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Guest ShrinkingDaisy

Very good idea! I love to much on cereal---corn bran currently and sometimes the loops! I really haven't checked that many labels for more sweet options. Anyone else tried these and liked them?? What about the PB flavor?

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Guest getnthin

Cereals are the greatest snacks. I always take some for my morning snack at work. That way I have something that will take awhile to eat as well.

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Barbara's Puffins. Absolutely the best! But I need to portion these or I can't have them in the house. Kashi Go Lean Crunch is also very good.


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That is a great idea. I used to eat the Honey Nut Shredded Mini Wheats. They are sweet, crunchy, a little salty and full of fiber. Thanks for reminding me how great a cereal snack can be. I am usually disappointed after I eat the little 100 calorie packs because I want more.


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OMG, I just happened to have picked up a box of this today. I totally went overboard on it. A handful here, a handful there, stuff some in my face. I can't handle cereal. I splurge on it more than I do anything else.

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Thanks for the cereal snack suggestion. I still think of sugary cereal as "bad" food and off limits; you've reminded me I can have something sweet and crunchy in moderation - still satisfying yet doesn't throw me off the program. Much to my DD's surprise, I think we'll go cereal and snack-bag shopping tonight! :jump_jack


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Awesome idea. Love the cereal, but I have never even thought of that. I am so addicted to cookies and milk(sorry for the food porn mention) so this would be great for me!


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Since several people have mentioned that they're considering buying this cereal if it tastes like cookies, I thought I'd put in my two cents on the flavor.

 

I have never tasted the peanut butter, but I have had the chocolate chip. It tastes, mostly, of sweetened cereal. The chips are too small to leave any lasting chocolate-chip impression in my mouth, and the rest of it tastes very little like a cookie. It may be mostly the texture, which is totally wrong for a cookie. Most of the similarity is in the appearance, and in the sweet-grain flavors.

 

Don't get me wrong, I do like Cookie Crisp and think it would be a great snack if you can handle the portion control, but it does taste less cookie-like than those 100 calorie packs, and they're not terribly cookie-like to start with. ;)


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Guest grandmasugar

Honey Graham Oh's is my favorite sweetened cereal fix - 3/4 c is 2 points. I also measure mine out in ziploc bags due to a lack of portion control problem that I still have (does it ever get better?)

 

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Tiffy sugar- I was looking at how much weight you have lost and was so impressed!! I am also 5"4 but I weigh 133. I would love to be even 120. What an inspiration you are!


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