Worst Snack in the Supermarket?

The winner: Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pie.

Our choice for the worst snack hinges on the true meaning of the word “snack.” Dictionary.com defines it as “a small portion of food or drink.” (Frankly, we would dispute the small drink as constituting a snack, but that is a point for another day.)

And yes, the portion is small, but …

It has 520 calories … it has 24 g fat (14 g saturated, 1.5 g trans) … it has 45 g sugars!

A snack? That’s about the same amount of calories as a Big Mac (which is intended to be a meal, we believe).

Once you get past the enriched flour and water on the ingredient list, here’s the scoop: animal shortening, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, butter, chocolate liqueur, and so on.

This is actually a very formidable All-Star team of bad ingredients.

Men’s Health magazine recommends that you substitute the 100 calorie Chocolatey Drizzle Rice Krispies Treat for your snack. We do not endorse the term “Chocolatey,” but otherwise this seems like a pretty good idea.


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One Response to Worst Snack in the Supermarket?

  1. Patooterific says:

    I haven’t had one of these in years…but I can still smell and taste it. There’s something addicting about them…

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