: Building 1, Second Floor
Selection: Lays KC Masterpiece BBQ Potato Chips,
Fritos Corn Chips, Cheetos, TGI Fridays Sour Cream
& Onion Potato Skins, Snyders Pretzels, Big
Kit Kat, Nacho Cheese Doritos, Flamin Hot Cheetos, Pringles
Original Chips, M&M Cookie, Cheddar & Sour Cream
Ruffles, Lays Classic Potato Chips, Plain M&Ms,
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ruger Wafers, Reeses
Pieces, Grandmas Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Pringles
Sour Cream & Onion Chips, Peanut M&Ms,
3 Musketeers, Nature Valley Oats n Honey Granola
Bar, Hersheys with Almonds, Plantation Brownie,
Milky Way, Oreo Cookies, Reeses Peanut Butter
Cups, Knotts Berry Farm Raspberry Shortbread,
Twix, Lays BBQ Chips, Kars Salted Peanuts, Mr. Freshleys
Crème Filled Gold Fingers, Texas Cinnamon Roll,
and Mr. Freshleys Bear Claw Danish.
With such an extensive selection, there are a few
especially bad choices in this machine. The three worst
are the Texas Cinnamon Roll, Crème Filled Gold
Fingers, and Bear Claw Danish.
The Texas Cinnamon Roll has 470 Caloriesthat's
almost a meal! And, over 1/3 of your daily fat, with
25 grams of fat. Two Tablespoons of butter only have
22 grams of fat. Additionally, this product was among
the highest in saturated fats with 7 grams.
Crème Filled Gold Fingers have 470 Calories
with 44 grams of sugar, 510 mg of sodium, and 20 grams
of fat. To put the sodium and sugar content in perspective,
consider that a bag of Kars Salted Peanuts out
of this same machine only has 130 mg of sodium and a
Hersheys bar with Almonds only has 18g of sugar.
Bear Claw Danishes contain 480 Calories with 38 grams
of sugar, 300mg of sodium, and 22 grams of fat. They
also have the second highest amount of trans-fatty acids
(15.6 g) and most cholesterol (45 mg) of all the vending
machine products we evaluated.
A Good Choice:
A "snack" should realistically be under
200 Calories. Snyders Pretzels at 180 Calories
is the best choice here. A good idea if what you are
looking for is a little something to tide you over until
you can go home. For something more substantial, try
opting for those Kars Salty Peanuts. Sure, peanuts
are high in fat, but you are getting 14 grams of protein
to help get you though the day. Just make sure you compensate
by eating low fat for the rest of the day.
Candy Machines : Building 8, First Floor & Building
2, First Floor
Peanut M&Ms, Twix, Milky Way, and Big Kit
Watch out for Big Kit Kat. It contains nearly one-quarter
of your daily saturated fat. All that fat in such a
little package significantly contributes to this candy
bars 290 Calories. Remember, that is nearly one
quarter of your daily Calories, making it a meal without
adequate vitamins, minerals, fiber or protein.
A Good Choice:
Your best option is probably peanut M&Ms.
One package is lower in Calories than any other item
in those particular machines. With peanut M&Ms,
you also get the benefit of 5 g of protein. Although
a Snickers bar has peanuts too, it has more fat, sugar
and Calories, less protein, and nearly six times the
sodium of Peanut M&Ms. Remember, you will
still need to compensate for your snack by eating extra
fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals later.
Chip Machine: Building 8, First Floor
Selection: Doritos Nacho Cheese Ultra
Grab, Doritos Cool Ranch Ultra Grab, Cheetos Crunchy
Ultra Grab, Cheetos Flamin Hot King Size, Fritos Chile
Cheese Corn Chips King Size, and Funyuns Onion Flavored
Rings King Size
However, since most of these slots are out-of-stock,
your actual choices are only Cheetos or Flamin Hot Cheetos.
Beware of both Cheetos Ultra Grab and Cheetos Flamin
Hot King Size, each with 2.9 servings per bag. Unless
you have 1.9 friends standing by to share them with,
we assume you plan to eat the whole bag. What you need
to know is that by doing so, you are consuming nearly
a quarter of your daily calories and nearly a third
of your daily fat and sodium intake. Thats no
longer a snack, its a meal without the vitamins,
minerals, fiber, protein, and other nutritional benefits
which are supposed to come with eating a meal.
A Good Choice:
You may even want to consider bypassing the chips
altogether and visiting the candy machine down the hall
instead. OK, go ahead and eat the chipscan you
eat only 1/3 of the bag? If you do eat the whole bag,
when you get home, make your next meal something high
in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. We suggest
veggies, fruit, and 4-6 oz. meat.