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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Trader Joe's Organic Brown Rice Marshmallow Treats

trader joe's organic brown rice marshmallow treatsHello and Happy Thursday! Is it just me or has this week been really long? :) Anyway, back to the food programming...

I *loved* eating rice crispy treats when I was a kid, but I barely ever come across them now that I'm an adult. In particular, rarely do I find a box at Trader Joe's that has a giant picture of a favorite childhood treat on it next to the words "100 calories".

In this case Trader Joe's has succeeded in creating a really tasty, creamy marshmallow treat geared towards adults who are health conscious (organic, whole grain, and brown instead of white rice) but want a special treat that isn't completely unhealthy to eat every once in a while.

In the calorie department these bars are 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat, and less than 1 gram of fiber (so 2 weight watchers points). In terms of ingredients the bars are totally gluten free and contain whole grain brown rice, organic vegan marshmallows, as well as a strong but yummy vanilla flavor. Like with all the foods I blog about, they do *not* contain high fructose corn syrup.

I'd love to know -- What was your most favorite childhood treat and do you still eat it now?

Enjoy!
Juliet

PS. For those of you that like to know the general size -- the bar is approximately 3 inches long and slightly wider than it looks in the picture on the box.

13 comments:

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I can't remember any childhood treat right now. I was pleased easily, so a candy was enough to make me happy and a chocolate was luxury!

VeggieGirl said...

I can't remember any childhood favorite treat either, since I have so many food allergies, haha - but I have great alternatives that bring back nostalgia!!

Ashley said...

Mine was actually rice krispy treats- everyone said I always made them the best and I can't remember the last time I've made them now- these look like they're worth a try though

Veggie Wedgie said...

my favorite treat was mini marshmallows,[no one told me when i was 5 there were made from pork gelatin-ewww]and anything with a lot of sugar really-haha.
I have tried another brand of vegan brown rice marshmallow treats by 'Glennys' [they also have peanut/caramel flavor which is awesome! They sounds exactly the same with these nutrition-wise!

Veggie Wedgie said...

oh , i also reeeeeally loved cotton candy![still do but shhhhhhhhhhh...]thank god I almost never eat it.

Sagan said...

Tasty. Used to love it when my mum made rice krispy squares... mmmm delicious.

HangryPants said...

Twinkies - negative.
Snickers - mini.

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat that whole box.

Mimi said...

Ooh, I've seen these but never knew if they were any good or not.

My favorite childhood treat...my grandfather used to make a "black cow with whiskers" -- Coke, vanilla ice cream, and a teensy bit of rum.

Jerren523 said...

I live in Queens, NY and went to my Trader Joe's in Hewlett and they told me that this product was discontinued. I was so disappointed, the store manager told me that they were not selling. I was lookng forward to trying them.

Juliet said...

I'm so sorry. That is so unfortunate. I will start working on a low calorie rice krispy treat recipe. I have some great low calorie rice cereal that would be a great base.

Anonymous said...

Brown Sugar and Cinn. PopTarts. Still yummy! They've come out with low(er) fat, but certainly not healthy.

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