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OUT IN LEFT FIELD.

"From a single retail shop in Northern California to worldwide recognition, Mrs. Fields is a true American success story," reports each new box of Mrs. Fields Premium Cookies.

An American success story ... doing its part to bolster the American obesity epidemic.

Now you don't have to wait until you're at the airport or passing a Mrs. Fields retail outlet to sink your teeth into one of her "indulgent-size" cookies. You can "treat yourself to a little indulgence" any time, night or day. A little here, a little there ... a little on your derriere.

Take the White Chunk Macadamia cookies. The first ingredient--white chunk chips--consists mostly of sugar, whole milk powder, and partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil (palm kernel is twice as saturated as lard before it's hydrogenated).

Add them to a batter of white flour, sugar, butter, and margarine and "indulgence" is putting it mildly. Each cookie has close to five grams of saturated fat--as much as four strips of bacon. The other flavors--Oatmeal Raisin with Nuts, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip, and Milk Chocolate Chip--aren't much different.

The best you can say about Mrs. Fields' new cookies is that they're half the size of the cookie monsters in her stores. That's not the case with her new line of ready-to-bake frozen Mrs. Fields Cookie Dough, conveniently pre-portioned to yield those oversized in-store morsels.

Eat too many and oversized may end up referring to more than just the cookies.

Mrs. Fields: (877) 712-1615.
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Title Annotation:healthfulness of Mrs. Fields cookies, which are now sold in stores
Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2001
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