Brownies aren't supposed to be 100 calories. They are supposed to be very high in calories, and fat, and sugar, and they're supposed to help you get wicked fat. (Or, at least, they helped me to do so.)
Imagine my surprise when I found a product from that not only read "BROWNIE" on the label - but - 100 Calorie?! No way. Not. possible. Apparently, it is, and it's got simple ingredients:
INGREDIENTS: Water, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa, Organic Soy Flour, Organic AA Butter, Organic Milk Chocolate Chips (organic sugar, organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin), Organic Whole Eggs, Lemon Juice, Soy Fiber, Organic Wheat Gluten, Natural Chicory Root (Inulin), Acacia Gum, Organic Egg Whites, Vinegar, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Natural Flavors.
No weird stuff in there. It's all good quality food.
Total Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Upon opening the package - I smelled some serious chocolate. I am a huge fan of chocolate, so the smell sold me immediately. The appearance? A decent sized rectangle cakey-looking brownie, without the crackly Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Glistening Fat on top. (I know, *sigh*...) The taste, good - wait - BETTER than I expected. To be honest, I had resigned myself that I wouldn't like this product, because it was a healthified (that's a word, damn it!) version of a food I adore and can't really ever have. But this, Glenny's 100 Calorie Brownie - I can have! At least, I can have it within boundaries - because it still contains quite a bit of sugar.
For my gastric bypass'ed peers, it's an okay choice for a substitute for real, hard-core baked goods. It isn't something we should have all the time - BUT - most of us are mainlining real sugared chocolate all the time anyways - this product would be a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge improvement. We'd get a bigger portion of a sweet, chocolatey food for much less fat, calories and sugar than the chocolate fix we may choose at the spur of the moment.
For the non-WLS'ers, it's a GREAT choice for a low calorie snack, and a DEFINITE good choice for the kids. I would consider using these for the kids as a special treat. We don't make brownies in our house - but I'd be willing to serve these instead of the typical sugar and fat bombs I'd get out of a mix.
Item: Glenny's 100 Calorie Brownies
Price: $1.50 each or less online, purchased at local "Vitamin World" for more than that, though, and from a cranky cashier who gave me crap about buying a case of my Oh Yeah Bars that I mixed myself.
Pros: Chocolate! 100 calories. Low fat. Chocolate!
Rating: 4 out of 5.