VitaTops — a quick snack but don’t believe the picture

Don’t expect the river of chocolate chips that the package art shows, however. It’s more like find the chocolate chip in these.

Baked goods like cakes and even snack cakes (i.e. HoHos) have been largely off my diet since having angioplasty in 2012. And I miss them terribly.

So I’m always looking for something baked that I can eat without too much presumed damage to my arteries. That means looking for low-fat, low-salt baked items, almost an impossibility. But there are some. Normally they’re smaller than anything I once ate, but at least they satisfy my cravings a bit.

Look at all those chocolate chips on each top...
Look at all those chocolate chips on each top…
Here's what they really look like on a  small plate.Find the chips?
Here’s what they really look like on a small plate.Find the chips?

One such product is VitaTops. They’re essentially muffin tops with chocolate chips in them so I can taste a bit of chocolate. Each is only 100 calories and has only 3 grams of fat and 170 mgs of sodium. So eating two means 340 mgs of sodium, about a fifth of my daily 1,500 mg limit.

The tops come frozen, you heat them in a microwave so they’re warm when you eat them, a nice touch. Don’t expect the river of chocolate chips that the package art shows, however. It’s more like find the chocolate chip in these. Take a look at my photo of two on a plate and compare it to the package to see what I mean.

VitaTop nutritional information.
VitaTop nutritional information.

Twelve tops costs $16.99 on the maker’s website. I buy them at the supermarket when they’re on sale only, otherwise I consider them too expensive for what they are.
John

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