The grocery store is a confusing place: Deciphering food labels is tricky and low-fat snacks can sometimes taste like cardboard. To help, we put a series of new edibles to a taste test. Here's what MTV.com's staff of discerning eaters had to say:
Placing these next to the cookies at first made them a hard sell, but once we relocated them, they became a huge hit. "I would eat these every day," said senior editor Tamar Anitai. "They're salty and have a nice texture." At only 30 calories a serving (which is 10 sheets), they're a great snack that satiates a salt craving.
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Most people were already familiar with this unsweetened water brand but hadn't actually tried their all-natural flavors. Here's what staffers had to say: "Wow, this tastes refreshingly good," said production assistant Whitney Little. "Are you sure there's no sugar in it?" Nope! Here's another: "The spearmint wakes you up; it's like aromatherapy, without tasting chemically," said senior editor/producer Lisa Chudnofsky. It's not loaded in artificial sweeteners the way many flavored waters are, so if you're looking for a little more from your H20, this is a great alternative.
The next time you need a little sugary chew, tear open one of these tangy snacks. "It has better texture than a Fruit Roll-Up, but not as flavorful," said supervising producer Tom Akel. That seems like a fair assessment, considering Fruit Roll-Ups are made with corn syrup and sugar.
They use raisins, walnuts, cranberries and almonds in lieu of chocolate yet still manage to be yummy! "They're actually much bigger than cookies I normally snack on, so I could see myself just needing to eat one of these," production assistant Craig Nadler commented.
+ Do you have any favorite healthy snacks? Let's hear what you have in your pantry!