March 04, 2009
THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
(Mar 4, 2009)
Most of us remember enjoying Shredded Wheat as kids. Now Post is giving you the power to turn one box into two.
Starting in March, when you buy specially marked boxes of their Shredded Wheat cereal, Post Foods will donate another box to a local food bank. The goal is to provide 3.6 million bowls of cereal to Canadians nationwide in need of a nutritious breakfast. The donation is valued at more than $1 million.
Suggested retail price is $3.99 for a 425-g box. Post cereals are sold at major grocery stores.
Approximate nutrition per 2 biscuits (47 g) serving, dry: 160 calories, 1 g fat, 5 g protein, 37 g carbohydrates, 6 g fibre
Nutribar has revamped its product and is introducing an enhanced formula for its meal replacement bars. They now have a source of fibre and omega-3 polyunsaturates.
Nutribar says the products are formulated to provide the body with the equivalent of a nutritionally balanced meal with fewer calories.
The bars are available in the pharmacy section of major retailers including Shoppers Drug Mart, Metro, Wal-Mart, Zellers and Pharma Plus.
Suggested retail prices range from $9.99 to $13.99 for a multi-pack, depending on retailer, and between $3.17 and $3.67 for an individual snack bar.
Approximate nutrition per 65-g serving of Milk Chocolate Peanut: 260 calories, 9 g fat, 19 g protein, 28 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre
Comment: "This bar was a creamy smooth bar, satisfying and not too sweet."
Approximate nutrition per 65-g serving of Chocolate Fudge: 260 calories, 8 g fat, 13 g protein, 34 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre
Comment: "Rich and filling, covered in a smooth chocolate coating."
Approximate nutrition per 30-g serving of Chocolate Brownie: 100 calories, 3 g fat, 3 g protein, 19 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre
Comment: "This is your 100-calorie snack brownie."
WeightWatchers Smart Ones meals has a new gourmet line that offers unique varieties.
The gourmet line includes Thai-style Chicken & Rice Noodles, Honey Mango Barbeque Chicken, Orange Sesame Chicken, Cranberry Turkey Medallions, Sweet & Sour Chicken and Teriyaki Chicken & Vegetables.
Suggested retail prices range from $3.69 to $3.99 for a 255-g box, and the entrees can be found in major retailers.
Approximate nutrition per 255 g serving of Cranberry Turkey Medallions (4 points): 250 calories, 2 g fat, 16 g protein, 43 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre
Approximate nutrition per 255 g serving of Honey Mango Barbeque Chicken (5 points): 240 calories, 3.5 g fat, 19 g protein, 34 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre
by Linda Ricciardi, 905-526-3228 or email@example.com