Monday, May 17, 2010
Fiber before Chocolate?
Second, the flavor is not just chocolate chip but also banana and that is what you smell. Indeed, no matter who close I got to one of the chocolate chips with my nose, I could not escape the fruit scent. Luckily I like banana but if you don't, then you do not want to buy these. The chocolate chips or "semi-sweet chocolate drops" as the ingredient list labels them are the 8th ingredient on that list but they are chocolate made with chocolate liquor and cocoa butter but they also have sugar as the primary ingredient and artificial flavors listed. This is not a treat for folks with many food allergies including wheat, eggs, soy, oats and nuts.
Each muffin has 200 calories made of 1.5g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 7g fiber (which is why you'd buy this over another chocolate chip muffin), 18g sugars, 3g protein, 2% calcium and 4% iron. Nutritionally speaking these are pretty great though it would be better if the sugar was a bit lower and we could cut down the sodium just a touch.
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.