Pros: Flavorful, Economical, Low fat
Cons: High in sodium
As a nutritiously conscious person, I try to avoid junk food and limit my between meal snacks to avoid extra calories. However, I do allow myself to indulge in a low fat, low calorie, snack occasionally. One of my favorites is General Mills Cheddar Chex Mix. This tasty mixture of cereals and pretzels, with just the right amount of sharp cheddar flavor, completely satisfies my appetite without making me feel guilty about snacking. Although I also enjoy the original mix, the added zesty cheddar cheese favor makes a great snack even better.
Founded in 1856, and headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, General Mills is a leading marketer of food products including cake mixes, frozen pizzas, yogurt, and cereal including many well-known brands, such as Betty Crocker, Tostinos, Pillsbury, Hagen Dazs, Cheerios, and Lucky Charms. Their brand portfolio includes more than 100 leading brands sold worldwide. They aslo market a wide assortment of salty, sweet 'n salty, and chocolate Chex Mix varieties including Traditional, Bold Party Blend, Sweet Potato Sour Cream & Onion, Peanut Loves, Hot ' Spicy, Juicy Barbecue, Jalapeno Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar, Caramel Crunch, Honey Sweenut, Trail Mix, Turtle Shell, Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Buddies In the Mud and Cookies & Cream.
Conveniently, General Mill's Cheddar Chex Mix is available in several different bag sizes from the small snack size to 15 oz bags. This lightly seasoned salty mix consists of corn chex, wheat chex, pretzels, cheese crackers, and mini-breadsticks featuring the crispy, crunchy, texture of dry cereal with a sharp cheddar flavor, resulting in a mild, but pleasant after taste. According to the label, General Mill's Cheddar Chex Mix has 60% less fat than potato chips, while satisfying the urge for a relatively guilt-free salty snack.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories from fat: 35
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 220 mg
Dietary Fiber 1g
Degermed Yellow Corn Meal, Whole Wheat, Vegetable Oil (Soybean, Rice Bran and/or Canola), Sugar, Whey, Salt, Buttermilk. Contains 2% or less of: Butter, Barley Malt Extract, Monosodium Glutamate, Nonfat Milk, Dried Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Sour Cream (Cultured Cream, Lactic Acid), Distilled Monoglycerides, Onion Powder, Baking Soda, Yellow Corn Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Trisodium Phosphate, Color (Yellows 5&6 Lake, Yellows 5&6), Natural Flavor, Soy Flour. Freshness Preserved By Bht.
I have found General Mills Cheddar Chex Mix to be downright addicting, although I try to limit myself to a serving to a serving and 1/2 at the time. At around $2.00-$2.50 per 8.75 oz bag, it is also a reasonably economical snack.
The salty flavor is ideal for parties and small social gatherings and is an excellent complement to any beverage, including soda, beer, and wine. The snack sized bags are perfect for the golf course and school or work lunches.
Those on a low sodium diet may want to avoid General Mills Cheddar Chex Mix. However the sharp cheddar zing in this tasty snack, is hard to beat for those who enjoy salty snacks with a slightly zesty kick.