Endcaps Are Like Icebergs

Yesterday while I was waiting for the pharmacist to fill my prescriptions from the Endocrinologist appointment, I meandered the grocery store aisles.

The endcaps are my favorite because they are usually filled with the most tempting food on the planet.

Chocolate carbs? Yes PUH-LEASE!!

chocolate cheerios

Walk away...keep going...there is nothing interesting here!!

Since I had time to kill I decided to read the nutritional information. After all, a competitor needs to be well informed about the food options out there.

Surprisingly enough, it wasn’t HORRIBLE.

Chocolate Cheerios

3/4 cup is 110 calories - 1.5 fat, 24 carbs, 2 protein....much less epic than anticipated!

Now don’t get me wrong, the second ingredient is sugar, but the macros could be WAY worse.

I hemmed….

I hawed…

Then I remembered my commitment to not having food in my house that screams my name. Having a big box of interesting, chocolaty carbs would not do me any favors.

The problem with endcaps are that they hold seemingly innocent and benign food, but before I know it I have talked myself into buying them and snack on them when I shouldn’t, just have ‘one…er twelve more‘, or create recipes with them to be a good steward of the money I spent on the food rather than let it go bad.

I have been known to have Titanic-esque experiences with these foods…thank God for life boats, aka dumpsters!

Who’s tried Chocolate Cheerios? Are they worth the self control required to keep them in the house?

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Comments

  1. check out http://www.theathletarian.com/

    her Thursdays post is about these cheerios…and I have bad news…apparently they’re good…..

    • bikiniorbust says:

      Oh that IS bad news…. lol! Well, we may just have to give in and try them; purely for scientific purposes. 😀

  2. I had a coupon for a box of these babies for free. But it was only good for one day. Sorry I’m no help!

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