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10 Highlights from the 2011 Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago

Life does not get much better than a trip to the Sweets and Snacks Expo. Every year, candy and snack manufacturers and distributors from all over the world flock to Chicago to show off their goodies to potential buyers. A full three acres of floor space is filled with sweet and savory snacks. Needless to say, I was thrilled to cover this event. The new items this year included dark chocolate Mallo Cups, a brand-new fudge-covered Oreo, the return of retired grape Pop Rocks, and much more. More

New Drinks: Krispy Kreme's Cookies and Kreme Chiller

Through June 26th, Krispy Kreme Donuts will be churning out an Oreo cookie shake they call the Cookies and Kreme Chiller. It's blended smooth and not too thick—the resulting color is a bit gray, as you might expect. On top is a pillowy layer of whipped cream capped by small, crisp Oreo chunks. The contrast in textures is the highlight of the drink; perhaps we should just order a big cup of whipped cream and cookie bits. More

Another 100 calorie bag of happiness

In my never-ending quest for the perfect hundred calorie bag of happiness I have come across South Beach Diet Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have to say that they're not bad, not bad at all. Which to my way of thinking is the highest accolade I can give a whole grain cookie made without butter. These cookies have a nice crunch, aren't too sweet, and are pretty tasty. They come two cookies to a bag, so utilizing my formidable math skills I conclude that each cookie has fifty calories. That seems like a lot to me, so I'm heading to the grocery store to check out the caloric content of various popular cookies. My beloved Oreo crisps have the same... More

Oreo Thin Crisps Rock: A Dieter's Secret Weapon

I can't believe I haven't talked to all of you about Oreo Thin Crisps. They are a dieter's best friend. They come is 4/5 oz. 100 calorie individual bags, and what you get is a bunch of Oreo crackers (they look like chocolate cheez-its) without the cream inside. Why do I love them? Let me count the ways. They're crispy, chocolaty and not too sweet. Unlike many Oreo lovers, I do not have a passion for the grainy, sugary filling inside regular Oreos. So I don't miss the cream filling at all. Because they come in these nifty 100 calorie bags, you are automatically practicing portion control when you eat them. There are perhaps 20 in each bag, so it... More

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