Nestle Fat Free Hot Cocoa

I’ve been searching high and low for the Nestle Fat Free Hot Cocoa but continuously came up empty handed because for some reason Swiss Miss is the hot cocoa mix of choice on many grocery retailers’ shelves.  I specifically wanted to pick this up because it’s more of a guilt free hot cocoa in comparison to other brands. I found this in my local grocery store one afternoon because they brought the brand in because they were completely out of Swiss Miss diet and sugar free.
Since it was a very cold night, I decided to make myself a cup of hot cocoa. I boiled my water, emptied the cocoa package into my mug. When done I stirred it up and gave it a sip … and was pleasantly surprised.  The cocoa is chocolately but it’s not creamy – so if you’re looking for something as creamy as say a Swiss Miss you won’t find it here. Considering the nutrition facts I’ll take it because it’s one of those products that can curb a chocolate craving.  I’ve also been told this is great to add to coffee to help sweeten it up without needing to add sugar/creamer. While I’ve heard it’s also good to incorporate with whipped cream or yogurt. I plan on giving that a try sometime soon!
A single packet is 20 calories or 0 points plus values.
What is your favorite hot cocoa mix?

Trader Joe’s Smashing S’mores

Trader Joe’s has some of the most delicious decedent snacks and chocolates and that of course includes Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Smashing S’mores.  Ever since I purchased these to try out, I have been obsessed as have others in my family.  Typically whenever I make a Trader Joe’s haul I’m asked to pick up a container or two of these for my family members.
The folks at Trader Joe’s come up with the most ingenious snacks.  Smashing S’mores are essentially a miniature s’mores (think along the lines of miniature candy bars sold in bags).  There’s a graham cracker bottom, a marshmallow center and the whole thing s then encased in milk chocolate with a slight drizzle of dark chocolate over the top.  They’re perfect in size (two bites and you’re done), but sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth with one. Or two if you want to enjoy a serving size without needing to go back for more.
They can be eaten straight out of the container OR you can microwave them for 4-6 seconds.  They’re honestly good both ways, but microwaved they’re a magical experience.  The marshmallow gets gooey in the middle, but the chocolate stays intact. They’re delicious, just purely delicious.
Each s’more is 2 points plus values.  A serving size is 2 s’mores which is 4 points plus.  Typically when I have them, I’ll enjoy one and it’s all I need because the sugar can just become overwhelming for me if I were to even try to have more than two.  These are just under $5 a container, well worth it in my opinion.
Have you tried Smashing S’mores?

Banana Babies – Milk Chocolate

I never knew frozen chocolate covered bananas were sold at the grocery store.  I naively only thought they were sold at fairs because that’s typically where I’ve always seen them.  Low and behold, you can say I was quite surprised to spot these on my grocery stores freezer shelf.  Nowadays there are more and more frozen chocolate covered bananas popping up on shelves – primarily cut up into bite size pieces.
Banana Babies are made by the company Diana’s Bananas and are usually found in the ice cream section alongside the packaged ice cream cones, etc.  Each banana baby is a half of a large banana, on a stick, covered in milk chocolate and frozen solid.  They are great because they do take a while to eat, allowing you to enjoy your snack instead of devouring it quickly.  Since it’s not made of ice cream, there’s no worry about it melting.  The bananas are creamy and it gives a classic fruit a whole new twist.
Each banana is 4 points plus values.  There are other flavors available: dark chocolate and milk chocolate with peanuts.  I cannot confirm the points plus values for those two varieties though.
Have you tried banana babies?