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At Target the other day, I was searching for my beloved Thomas Light Whole Grain English Muffins and they were all out. As I looked around, the $3.00 sale price on Oroweat Whole Grain & Flax English Muffins caught my eye and I decided that it was worth a try.
I love how this English Muffin is dense, yet soft; it is also a bit on the thin side but it was still hearty enough to hold its own if you desire to pile it high with toppings. After a round in the toaster, the outer layer is crunchy, while the remainder is nice and chewy. There is also a subtle sweetness from the addition of honey & brown sugar.
Each 64 gram Oroweat Whole Grain & Flax English Muffin provides 150 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat (4% of the RDA), no saturated fat, 160 mg of sodium (7% of the daily value), 5 grams of protein and 39 grams of carbohydrates which includes 5 grams of fiber (20% of the DV ) and 6 grams of sugar. As compared to the Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffins, Oroweat's creation has a short ingredient list that starts with whole wheat flour and contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners (more details at Oroweat.com). But Thomas' English Muffins provides fewer calories at 100 calories for a 57 gram muffin, and more protein and fiber.
So this is really a choice between an English muffin with a better ingredients list but more calories; or one with less calories, a slightly better taste but an ingredients list which includes artificial sweeteners. Which choice would you make?!