Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Try it Tuesday.....York Mints

I kept eyeing these mints in a cute little tin every time I went through the grocery store check-out. I never bought any because I thought the price was a little steep. Finally, today I sucked it up and bought a tin for $1.67 at Wally World.

The tin is cute, but a pain to open. I was lucky that the mints didn't go flying all over from the force it took to open it. Maybe next time I dip into them, I'll get the hang of it.

I haven't seen the tin in this picture on the left. Maybe that one is a special one for the holidays or something. It's pretty though.

I guess I expected York Mints to be a hard mint (hard like a Tic-Tac) with a dark chocolate shell. Wrong. They have a white minty shell and the insides are a softer mint surrounded by chocolate. Not as soft as a regular York Peppermint Patty, but still, it was softer than I imagined it would be. They remind me of those small round colored dinner mints. You know the ones that I mean.... Richardson Gourmet mints.

York Mints are only 15 calories for 3 mints. Zero WW points! But really, I want to eat more than 3 mints. I heard someone else say that it was only 2 pts for the whole tin. But I haven't done the math yet, so I can't say that's for sure. I still wouldn't like to buy them too often because the price is so high. It must be the fancy tin. They make it look like these mints are gourmet in their cutesy little tin, but really aren't they similar to the York Bites that used to be out? Do they even make those anymore?

I also tried Nabisco's 100 Calorie Nutter Butter Chewy Granola Bars today. Nuttin' special as far as I'm concerned. They really don't taste like Nutter Butters, but they are ok if you want a pb granola bar. At 2 pts each, it's ok to eat but won't be on my short list of favorite 100 calorie snacks. They also make an Oreo and Chips Ahoy 100 calorie chew granola bar. I have yet to try those. I like Oreo's, but only the actual cookie. I can't stand the Oreo cereal that came out years ago. Blech! I'm also not a big fan of Oreo ice cream or the 100 calorie thin crisps in Oreo flavor. They don't taste anything like an Oreo. Sooo...I won't be running out to try the Oreo chewy granola bar any time soon.

That's it for today's Try it Tuesday. I might try some gum next week.

Oh! I forgot! I have to rant a little bit here. I've mentioned before that I really love Edy's/Dreyer's Loaded Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream right? I still love it, but I'm NOT going to buy it any longer. Boo hoo! This is why....they changed the size of the round container! It's really really small compared to what it was before and they are charging the exact same price for it! What are they thinking? Did they think we wouldn't notice?! Duh! What a rip. I'm not a happy camper. I better write a letter. lol.

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Megan said...

You are a fount of wisdom, Leanne. Man, I love you!

Nikki said...

I noticed the size of the Edy's too! Not fair!:)
I also have to agree with you on the mints... that tin is WAY too hard to open. They really need to rethink their packaging. They are pretty yummy though. :)

Sadira said...

Great work.