Michael Season’s Baked Cheddar Cheese Curls

Who likes cheesy, salty, crunchy snacks? 🙂

Normally I’m a sweet rather than salty girl, but every now and then I crave something crunchy and salty to go with my lunch. So what did I opt for today?

Michael Season’s Baked Cheddar Cheese Curls! These curls are gluten and wheat free, and are baked rather than fried. I agree with the logo on the package for “feel good snacking”- these curls were both delicious and a good snacking option!

I opened up the bag and saw a bunch of cheese curls. Some were skinny and long, others wide and short. An assortment of pieces all covered in an orange powdery coating. After eating a few, I really like these! Crunchy, airy, cheesy and salty! It was a very sharp cheddar flavor, with a salty after taste. Certainly needed a drink with these!

Overall, they went perfectly with my lunch, and I really enjoyed them. I really liked that there was “no hydrogenated oils, no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors” as it stated on the package. These are now my go-to cheese curls! I liked the short and wide ones, as they were the cheesiest 🙂 5 stars

1 cup (28 grams) is 130 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Michael Season’s

Are you a fan of chips? I never really was one to reach for chips when it came to snacking, but as of lately, I noticed that they go perfect with or after my lunch. When I’m not necessarily hungry, but still in the mood to munch!

Luckily for me, the generous people over at Michael Season’s sent me some of their snacks to try, including the Baked Sweet Barbeque Potato Crisps, Baked Original Multigrain Chips, and Thin & Crispy Honey Barbeque Chips

Baked Sweet Barbeque Potato Crisps- these remind me of regular baked chips, with a light barebeque flavor. They had a lightly sweet, not spicy barbeque flavor, with a hint of brown sugar. They had a strong potato flavor as well. I liked that they came in a 100 calorie bag, and there was actually a decent amount for that portion!  4 stars (These are also wheat & gluten free!)

Baked Original Multigrain Chips- these had a softer consistency than I thought they would, not too much of a crunch, and were airy and light (almost like a puffed snack). Again, I liked that I got a lot for 100 calories! When I’m in the mood to munch, it’s good that I can eat a lot without eating too much fat or calories. These had a mild corn flavor, and were lightly salted. 3 1/2 stars (These are also wheat & gluten free!)

Thin & Crispy Honey Barbeque Potato Chips- these chips were light and definetely “crispy”! They had a good potato flavor, which I liked, but a rather mild barbeque flavor. Not as much as I had expected for the barbeque flavor, but still tasty! I also liked that these didn’t have a very greasy feel, and had a nice crunch. 4 stars

For information about the ingredients & nutritional information, you can click here

Michael Season’s GIVEAWAY!!!

How lucky are YOU? yet ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!! (*insert applause*)

Need some spice in your life? Lucky for you, Michael Season’s is hosting a Jalapeno Giveaway!  ONE LUCKY WINNER will recieve…

-A bag of Michael Season’s Jalapeno CHEESE PUFFS!
-a reusable tote!
-and a chip clip!

How do you enter?

1. (mandatory) What is your favorite “healthy” junk food swap? These are definitely good when your craving cheetos, but need something healthier and more figure friendly 😉

2.  (*2 extra entries*) Add me to your blogroll/Follow Me!!
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3. (*2 extra entries*) Link this giveaway to one of your posts.
4. Tweet about this giveaway!
5. Find a friend who has a blog/website if you don’t, and get them to do one of the above. Then, you BOTH get entries! (just make sure to leave a comment!)

Giveaway ends Thursday, May 6th 2010. U.S. residents only, no P.O. boxes

(dont forget- the Silk Almond Milk giveaway ends Saturday. Enter here if you haven’t already!)

Michael Season’s Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs

Yum. Junk Food. I mean really, who doesn’t love chips, cheese puffs & salty pretzels? 😀

LUCKILY- Michael Season’s makes versions of your typical unhealthy fare that are much more diet (and heart!) friendly. All of their snacks are healthier, and don’t contain all those nasty ingredients some companies put into their snacks.

The company sent me a few of their snacks to try, and one of my favorites was the Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs. Not only are these all natural, they are wheat and gluten free, have no hydrogenated oils, no preservatives, no artificial colors and no artificial flavors. AND- I was sent a bag of them in a pre-portioned 100 calorie pack- gotta love portion control!

Each one of them is about the size of your pinky finger, and a dusted with a coating of cheesey powder. What I liked was that it didn’t leave my fingers all greasy or ORANGE like some other cheese puffs can. The taste was amazing! STRONG cheesy flavor, similar to cheetos, and you can definietly taste the buttermilk undertones of flavor. Salty and cheddary, they provide a burst of flavor and some guilt free snacking. Plus, you get a lot in the bag for 100 calories! Normally 100 calorie packs scrimp on portions, but you get a good amount in each bag. Kudos, Michael Season’s, you get 4 1/2 stars!

1 bag is 100 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 15 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Cornmeal (40%), Cornmeal, Corn Oil and/or Sunflower Oil, Whey, Reduced Lactose Whey, Butter (cream, salt, annatto extract), Buttermilk, Cheddar & Blue Cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), Salt, Disodium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavor, Color (paprika, tumeric, annatto), Citric Acid.

HEY! Ya know what goes good with cheese puffs? ALMOND MILK! well,  not really.. but enter my giveaway, anyway!!

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