Cons: You're fingers get orange color on them
This past week I had my three grand daughters visiting from New Jersey along with their parents. I spoke to my daughter in law before they arrived to get the shopping list so I would have the things they like to eat here. The list read like a what not to eat list for kids but it was vacation and their were no rules.
I bought Sprite for my son in law and all sorts of goodies for the girls. Among the girl's foods were Fritos, M & M 's, and Cheetos. Of course, when stuff like this is around I have to eat some as well. Hubby and I don't buy these things usually. Just the M & M's. We've gotten pretty fond of the M & M's. By the time the girls headed home I felt like I'd been on a snack binge for days. Not that this was such a bad thing. The Cheetos really didn't have all that much fat ( 10 g per oz )and aren't particulary high in calories (160/oz).
Fritolay products come in 100 calorie snack size packets, great for lunch boxes and great for calorie counters.
Cheetos are baked and are corn based. The Fritolay comapny only uses healthy oils like Sunflower or Corn oil.
The Cheetos Crunchy are little harder than the puffy Cheetos I'm used to. They have a real strong Cheddar taste which I found very nice. They leave orange powder all over your fingers but who cares. As snacks go these were really good. I guess that's the problem, all the snacks we got for the girls were really good. We're going to have withdrawal now that they've gone back home.
I also must mention these girls are all like little string beans size wise so whatever they eat hasn't affected their weight. None of them caught the flu. They have a good resistance as a group. My son eats like this and is also skinny. My daughter in law is just right. Maybe the eat "junk" food diet works.
Frito Lay factories conserve water and have programs to reduce waste, they save 5 million trees a year. They've reduced their energy use by between 21 and 24% since 1999.They ar eworking to take their plant off the power grid.
A little history on the beginnings of this company tells us that Elmer Doolin and Herman Lay partnered in making snack foods. They had 6 franchises by 1945. By the time they retired they produced over 40 products.. In 1965 Frito-lay and Pepsi Cola merged.
Either way it was great having them visit and all those neat treats were like having a week long party. Cheetos are delicious, I would give them a 10. The secret for us older folk is just eat all this stuff in moderation.
I can see a nice baked potato with Cheetos crushed on top, this would be healthier than a pile of shredded cheese I bet.
Fat 10 g per 1 oz serving
Unsat Fat 5 g
Monounsaturated fat 3 g
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