Wednesday, December 8, 2010

At what point does a healthy snack become unhealthy?

When you eat an entire container, that's when.

Meet my new favorite snack:

Not to be confused with these:

Tricky, huh? I saw the Emerald Cocoa Roast nuts a while back and got super excited only to read the label and find out they contained sucralose, an artificial sugar. I avoid artificial sugars like poison. Which isn't far from the truth. Anyway, if I'm trying to choose a healthy snack, chemical-covered almonds just doesn't do it for me.

And then I saw Blue Diamond's natural brand Monday night. Flipped the bottle over ready to see a ton of junk despite the natural label and guess what?! It's clean! Well, almost. A little bit of corn maltodextrin, but tiny and it contains the natural sweetner, stevia (rebiana), instead of sucralose!

Talk about negating the benefits, I have eaten almost the entire thing. It's Wednesday. The expiration date says "April 2012". Yeah right. If I'm good, it may last through tomorrow.


  1. Blue Diamond always pulls through! I need to get some of these.

  2. YUM! um, i might be stocking up on these -- if i gain more weight this pregnancy, i will blame you :) --- your old roommate bff, liz

  3. Thanks so much for the recommendation - I liked the sucralose ones because nothing else existed. My favorite website for healthy snack ideas is

  4. Word from the wise or should I say the unwise: set a max amount of intake before you start to snack. This was my downfall! :)