Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Muffin a Day Won't Keep the Doctor Away!

Who doesn't LOVE her some Mimi's Cafe?!
And, who doesn't LOVE the sweet little muffin you get next to your soup, salad or breakfast entree?
There's so many to choose from...Banana Chocolate Chip, Honey Oat Bran, Carrot Raisin Nut, Buttermilk Spice and let's not forget the Low-Fat Blueberry.
Personally, I ADORE the Carrot Raisin Nut Muffin. Ooooh, it's so so tasty!

All the different textures of the raisins, nuts and crushed pineapple make me hum.....

UNTIL the Nutrition Facts I came across the other night when I went to pick up a couple little Carrot Raisin Nut Loaves to add to some Teacher Gifts.
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount per Serving
Calories 607 Calories from Fat 315
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 679mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g 14%

So, I was then compelled to check out ALL the muffin nutrition labels...that is, after I picked my jaw up off the bakery bar counter!

Next, I looked at the LOW FAT Blueberry Muffin facts. Yep, the fat went down...but take a look at what happened to the Carb & Sodium count. HOLY MOSES!!!!
(And notice they do not publish the Sugar count on any of them...hmmmmm.)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 1026mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 101g 34%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 8g 16%

Just wanted all of you to be aware next time you go to enjoy your "lil' muffin" treat at Mimi's. Oh, and by the way...the Honey Oat BRAN MUFFIN is the best choice of the lot ringing in at
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 90
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 435mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Protein 9g 18%

It alone has enough Calories & Carbs to count as a small meal!

p.s. I walked away empty Teacher of ours deserved a "gift" like that!


momof3girls said...

I thought they had to post the sugar content?? I so dislike it when I found out the truth about something I loved - Taco Bueno has never been the same to me once I learned the truth about their bean burrito,

@nnie said...

wow. what sad news. i do so love their pumpkin muffin in the fall. and now i won't be able to enjoy it at all! ;-)