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OK, I never knew about these things before last summer. Then DD was fed them by the gov't...err...pre-K supplied lunch and "snacks."<br><br>
So, she asked for them, DH bought them and guess who's eating them? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
We got BOTH the original and harvest cheddar. Personally I like the cheddar the most, which is why we ate the whole bag in three days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
OK, and I have LOST weight this whole time, just counting the weight watchers points for my sunchips. But I can't exactly think these are nutritious?<br><br>
Are they nutritious...or because they're rather processed/fried they're not? Sure, they're made with a variety of grains. But if you deep fry them, doesn't that sort of kill the allure?<br><br>
(note the bag is marked "smart choice made easy")<br><br>
Wondering if I should just NEVER GET THEM AGAIN.
 

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They're very yummy. Nutritionally, they're basically like crackers with a lot of fat in them. So, bad if you're doing low-carb or if you're allergic to any of the ingredients, but OK/not unhealthy otherwise.
 

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good AND evil
 

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Tasty. But probably evil. I'd bet the cheddar cheese ones have all kinds of crap, including, maybe, MSG. (Not sure. I'll have to look it up and see...)
 

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Okay, I checked. Cheddar cheese ones have artificial colors. They also have autolyzed yeast extract and natural flavors, both of which, my mom insists, can mean MSG and some other bad stuff. But I'm not positive about that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">They also have autolyzed yeast extract and natural flavors, both of which, my mom insists, can mean MSG and some other bad stuff. But I'm not positive about that.</div>
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I'm pretty sure MSG has to be labeled as such. I think it falls under the "cannot be snuck in with other ingredients" list.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm pretty sure MSG has to be labeled as such. I think it falls under the "cannot be snuck in with other ingredients" list.</div>
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But there can be MSG-like chemicals in autolyzed yeast extract and certain varieties of "natural flavors."
 

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I think they're good and evil. Delicious, but deep-fried. I, personally, only buy the original ones which are just multiple grains, oil and salt. I just don't like the idea of eating powdered what-have-you.
 

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Ummm, the taste of powdered what-have-you in the morning! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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good <i>and</i> evil <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">But there can be MSG-like chemicals in autolyzed yeast extract and certain varieties of "natural flavors."</div>
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I don't eat them because of that, and because every flavor has artificial colors.
 

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Even though I am not a big potato chip person, I love them too and only get the original. Having been ready to get out of my comfort zone and try the other varieties.
 

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Yummy and addictive, but not good for you. <a href="http://www.calorie-count.com/calories/item/83751.html" target="_blank">http://www.calorie-count.com/calories/item/83751.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">At least they are not cheez-it white chedder crackers. AKA crack</div>
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I think it might be in regular cheezits. I don't bother even buying them anymore because someone in the house just inhales them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Even though I am not a big potato chip person, I love them too and only get the original. Having been ready to get out of my comfort zone and try the other varieties.</div>
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I think the cheddar tastes better than the regular. The bag of regular has been here for over a week and STILL is not finished.
 
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