Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Wheat Crisps

Last year I had heard about how good the Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Wheat Crispswere so I picked up a box. I’m a fan of Wheat Thins and so I decided to give them a go. I’ve actually purchased these a few times but realized I haven’t posted about them quite yet … so here goes!
The wheat crisps are your classic “Wheat Thin” type cracker, except I feel these particular ones taste better than Wheat Thins.  There’s nothing that’s utterly spectacular about them, other than the fact they’re just a really good simple cracker. They’re crunchy, they’re flavorful, and the crackers themselves are slightly bigger than your average Wheat Thin. They’re perfect on their own, with cheese, with hummus and they’re a homerun paired with chive cottage cheese.  The only negative is they are slightly addicting and I do have to stash the box away in the cabinet to avoid eating more than a serving or two.
A serving which is 14 crackers, is 130 calories or 3 points plus values.
Have you tried Trader Joe’s reduced guilt wheat crisps?

Toll House Pita Oven Baked Crackers – Mediterranean Herb

I purchased these Toll House Pita Oven Baked Crackers in theMediterranean Herb flavor to try out.  I’m always on the lookout for a new cracker to have with cottage cheese or even as a simple snack on its own.  This particular line by Toll House is new and also comes in a Sea Salt flavor. Typically, I don’t gravitate towards sea salt flavored snacks so the Mediterranean Herb definitely sounded intriguing.
I opened the container to have with my chive cottage cheese and I have to say it’s completely delicious!  The crackers are flavorful and the coating on the crackers will leave a little film on your fingertips (think of a slight coating you’d get after eating Cheetos).  I found after eating these a few times I preferred them on their own because it was a nice flavorful snack and they were a healthier alternative to potato chips.
I shared these with my mother and she liked them so much she went out and purchased a box for herself. She happens to be a huge potato chip fan and she felt these were delicious – which I was interested by. Typically she doesn’t really “rave” over some of my healthier snacks I stumble upon.
A serving size is 5 crackers, which will run you 2 points plus values.  It’s definitely worth it in my opinion especially for a new snack to try out.
Have you tried the new Toll House Pita Oven Baked Crackers?

Cheez-It Zingz – Queso Fundido

This is what you purchase when you’re hungry and these are on an end cap near check-out (and by end cap I mean RIGHT near the checkout).  Cheez-Its! Yes, occasionally a trigger food, but my mind was foggy because I was hungry.  Case in point: never shop hungry because it can make bad decisions.
I was intrigued because it was a new flavor Cheez-It ZingZ in Queso Fundido.  Out of the two available this one was more towards my taste buds – the other had chipotle pepper in it, which I’m not a terrible fan of. I had the box on the counter for a few days … then one night when I hadn’t had dinner yet, I decided “oh I’ll just have a servings worth.”  A serving (18 crackers) is 4 points plus. Not bad at ALL if you can stop yourself at 18 crackers.
They’re delicious – that classic Cheez-It crunch but a nice blend of white cheddar with a mild spice.  I didn’t find it to be overwhelming on the palette, because sometimes things can hit me and be WAY too spicy. These were delicious.  Too delicious, actually.
So, when I opened the box … I had 2 servings worth … for dinner. (Hangs head in shame).  They are delicious, but it just reinstated the fact that Cheez-Its are not something I should have around. At least not already pre-portioned bags (like in those snack bags—which I won’t buy because they’re overpriced).  My niece came by to visit (she’s 3 ½) and I asked her if she wanted to try them.  She did, she liked them (surprisingly since she’s anti-spice) so I told her to take ‘em home.
Are Cheez-Its a trigger food for you?