ZERO points plus English muffins - update

Written by zoilus8 (kathy) on 3/7/2011 9:59 PM | COMMENTS (19)

Nope, not a typo. <---Well, yes, maybe a typo.........(see below)

Heard about these at our meeting tonight, so the leader and I popped into a grocery store on our walk home to check it out for ourselves.

Sure enough, we found 'em (at Gristedes, in NYC) -- Fiber One Hearty Wheat Multigrain English Muffins:

Fat - 1g
Carbs - 24mg <---here's the key, not '24g' but '24mg' or 0.024g
Protein - 5g
Fiber - 8g

Not sure how they make these things (although the ingredients list seems pretty darn normal). But man, zero points plus?!? Wow!

Naturally, I gave 'em a try tonight.

I do like the Thomas FreshStart English Muffins better. But for zero points plus, rather than 3, I'd say these Fiber One muffins are a great alternative.

Hope they'll soon be at a supermarket near you.

And hope my stomach doesn't explode tonight from whatever mystery ingredient makes a tasty little muffin with virtually no carbs!

* * * * *

As a couple friends here pointed out -- even though 24mg is listed both on the actual muffin package, and on the Fiber One website -- it looks like this may, indeed, be a typo -- since the %DV of carbs for these muffins is the same as muffins with a 24g carb content. Drat!

For 3 points plus, I'll be going back to my Thomas Light Multigrain FreshStart English muffins. Much tastier, I think.


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  • Post Image dwygrl

    3/9/2011 8:03 PM
    Well, it was worth a shot..thanks for exploring it for us.

  • Post Image jen meklenburg

    3/9/2011 1:48 PM
    It must be a typo, as many on here have pointed out. I looked at the HUGE list of ingredients and be cautious with these Fiber One products. They have a fiber produce called Inulin in it that can cause issues. I blogged about it last year, but I noticed that the English Muffins have "chicory root extract" in it - which is another name for Inulin. Research Inulin, if you're so inclined. :)

  • Post Image angelamoe (angela)

    3/8/2011 7:02 PM
    'when it seems too good to be true.....'

  • Post Image daphnect

    3/8/2011 2:53 PM
    You build me up to let me down :( LOL Thanks for sharing :)

  • Post Image chrisppp (chris)

    3/8/2011 2:40 PM
    Indigestible but added to bulk up the fiber without adding to the carbs.... ????

  • Post Image chrisppp (chris)

    3/8/2011 2:39 PM
    So, when we're talking carbs, do non-soluable (is that spelled right?) fibers count? There's a really funny ingredient on that list: sugarcane fiber. Back in the 80s (the first time everyone went fiber crazy) food manufacturers were boosting the fiber content of their products by adding "alpha cellulose" which they were eventually told to remove as it was ... essentially ....saw dust. I'm wondering if this "sugar cane fiber" is the same thing.

  • Post Image fdixie (fatimah)

    3/8/2011 1:35 PM
    I got so excited at the beginning of your post LOL! Oh well I'll keep hope alive that we will one day stumble accross a zero point muffin:)

  • Post Image alzabees

    3/8/2011 12:45 PM
    As I read through the beginning of this I laughed out loud at your line about the exploding stomach. I have had to learn the hard way about a few fiber rich foods. I feel kind of like a human paperweight or a human door stop the next day as my system goes about the process of trying to sort all of that out. It is really fun to discover things we love that support our plan and then to take a balanced approach to using them.

  • Post Image rm-boss

    3/8/2011 9:56 AM
    LOL! Too funny!!

  • Post Image spkaaa

    3/8/2011 9:06 AM
    I think that is a typo, but it sounds like a try to me!

  • Post Image jo-sam

    3/8/2011 8:24 AM
    You know what they say, "If it seems too good to be true.................." I guess I'll stick with Thomas, too.

  • Post Image tstepasiuk (tanya)

    3/8/2011 8:03 AM
    Sorry to burst the 0 points bubble, but that is definitely a typo. (Someone else had a similar revelation and we did some investigating. You can see on the package that it still has 8% of your daily value for carbs.) It is actually 24 g, making it a pretty average english muffin. (Also, don't want us to all gobble these up because they are "free!")

  • Post Image leduck1 (leah)

    3/8/2011 7:24 AM
    Wow! Waiting for the tummy update!

  • Post Image mindyanne44 (mindy)

    3/8/2011 7:07 AM
    If it has 8 g of fiber it doesn't have only 24 mg of carbs since fiber count as carbs, so it has to be a typo (it has to have at least 8 g) Still pretty low pp though!

  • Post Image kjkcando1

    3/8/2011 4:54 AM
    And the stomach verdict is......... (some of us NEED to know this)

  • Post Image bella6689 (bella)

    3/8/2011 1:53 AM
    that's cool!

  • Post Image minarandall1 (mina)

    3/7/2011 11:27 PM
    As much as I wanted to believe this when I googled the nutritional information it says 24 g not 24 mg according to the following website: I guess I can keep dreaming though, can't I?

  • Post Image iwantedtobearockstar

    3/7/2011 11:11 PM
    Wow, are we sure someone at the label factory didn't make a typo? That's nuts! I will definitely have to find these and try them. I hope your stomach holds it together also - let us know if anything goes wrong during the digestion process!

  • Post Image flesch1234 (mary anne)

    3/7/2011 10:08 PM
    For real - 24 one-thousandths of a gram of carbs? What ARE they made of? Can you pronounce the ingredients list? I am going to have to google them for sure.


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