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Middle School Snack Machine

Located in the atrium outside the lunchroom doors.  These were the complete contents on September 14, 2010.

Notes:

  • Slots means how many places in the machine a product occupies. All nutritional info is given per container.
  • SVS indicates a product was marked with a sticker indicating “Sensible Vending Snack.” A label on the machine defined this as less than or equal to 7 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 15 g sugar, 360 mg sodium, per package.
  • Institute of Medicine Standards: The IOM has a list of 13 suggested school nutrition standards. I’ve applied standards 1 through 4 to the above list and marked failing components in red. Any product that fails any component has its name in red. Three products pass IOM standards (actually one of them I couldn’t get info on), out of 72 slots, a rate of 4%.
  • Trans Fat: Good Humor with Oreo has .5 g, Heath Ice Cream Bar has 1 g.
  • Sugar: There are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon and 12 teaspoons in ¼ cup. The upper limit the USDA suggests for added sugar for someone consuming 1600 calories per day is 6 teaspoons. Products exceeding this daily limit are shown with their sugar teaspoons in red. (Dole Tropical Fruit is not counted since it is not added sugar)
Name Oz Price Slots Cal Fat g Cal from Fat Sat Fat g Cal from Sat Fat Chol mg Sodium mg Sugar g Sugar tsp Cal from Sugar Parent
M&M Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich (site) 4 $2.00 6 260 12 42% 30 70.31 22 5 34% Mars
Good Humor Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich (source) 4.5 $2.00 4 270 10 33% 6 20% 5 200 25 6 37% Unilever
Klondike Choco Taco (source) 4 $1.50 4 290 15 47% 11 34% 10 120 24 6 33% Unilever
Good Humor with Oreo (source) $1.50 1 250 15 54% 8 29% 15 150 18 4 29% Unilever
Heath Ice Cream Bar (source) $1.50 1 300 21 63% 16 48% 35 65 20 5 27% Wells Dairy
Blue Bunny Big Neapolitan Bar (source) 6 $1.50 1 260 11 38% 6 21% 35 210 21 5 32% Wells Dairy
Perry’s Chocolate Sundae Crunch Bar (source) 3 $1.00 6 140 6 39% 2 13% 65 15 4 43% Perry’s
Perry’s Peanut Butter Sundae Crunch Bar (source) 3.5 $1.00 5 190 11 52% 4.5 21% 10 100 16 4 34% Perry’s
Perry’s Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich (source) 4 $1.00 6 160 4 23% 2 11% 10 135 15 4 38% Perry’s
Perry’s Strawberry Sundae Crunch Bar (source) $1.00 3 140 6 39% 2 13% 40 15 4 43% Perry’s
Snyders Mini Pretzels (source) SVS 1.5 $0.75 1 165 375 Snyder’s
Sun Chips Harvest Cheddar (source) SVS 1 $0.75 1 140 6 39% 1 6% 200 2 6% Pepsico
Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili (source) SVS 1 $0.75 1 140 7 45% 1 6% 270 1 3% Pepsico
Smart Food White Cheddar (source) SVS 0.63 $0.75 1 100.8 6.3 56% 1.26 11% 182.7 1.26 5% Pepsico
Doritos Nacho Cheese (source) SVS 1 $0.75 1 150 8 48% 1.5 9% 180 1 3% Pepsico
Snyders Hot Buffalo Wing (source) SVS 1 $0.75 1 140 7 45% 3 19% 380 Snyder’s
Andy Capps Hot Fries (source) SVS 0.8 $0.75 1 119.6 5.98 45% 2.3 17% 197.8 0.92 3% ConAgra
Cheez-its (source) SVS 1.5 $0.75 1 220 12 49% 2.5 10% 340 Kellogg’s
Baked Cheetos SVS 0.88 $0.75 1 114.4 5 39% 1 8% 240 Pepsico
Doritos Spicy Nachos (source) SVS 1 $0.75 1 140 7 45% 1 6% 210 Pepsico
Kars Nut n Yogurt Trail Mix (source) SVS 2 $1.00 1 280 18 58% 4 13% 15 18 4 26% Kars
Chex Mix Traditional (source) SVS 1.75 $1.00 1 210 7 30% 1 4% 670 3 1 6% General Mills
Goldfish Baked (source) SVS 1.5 $1.00 1 210 9 39% 2 9% <5 360 Campbell Soup
Planters Trail Mix (source) 2 $1.00 1 280 18 58% 6 19% 30 20 5 29% Philip Morris
Kellogg’s Fruity Snacks Mixed Berry (source) 2.5 $1.00 1 80 5 13 3 65% Kellogg’s
Nutrigrain Apple Cinnamon (source) SVS 1.3 $1.00 1 129 3 21% 0.5 3% 110 12 3 37% Kellogg’s
Nature Valley Trail Mix Fruit & Nut (source) SVS 1.2 $1.00 1 140 4 26% 0.5 3% 100 14 3 40% General Mills
Nature Valley Yogurt Bar Strawberry (source) SVS 1.2 $1.00 1 140 4 26% 2 13% 95 14 3 40% General Mills
Nature Valley Peanut Butter Bar (source) SVS 1.5 $1.00 1 190 7 33% 1 5% 180 11 3 23% General Mills
Nutrigrain Blueberry (source) SVS 1.3 $1.00 1 120 3 23% 0.5 4% 110 12 3 40% Kellogg’s
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Almond (source) SVS $1.00 1 160 7 39% 2 11% 150 12 3 30% General Mills
Twix (source) 1.79 $1.00 2 250 12 43% 9 32% 5 100 24 6 38% Mars
Twix Peanut Butter (source) $1.00 2 280 17 55% 6 19% 5 120 19 5 27% Mars
Famous Amos Bite Size Chocolate Chip Cookies (source) 2 $1.00 1 280 13 42% 5 16% 5 200 18 4 26% Kellogg’s
Zoo Animal Crackers (source) SVS 2 $1.00 1 230 3.5 14% 0.5 2% 140 15 4 26% Kellogg’s
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Strawberry (source) 3.67 $1.00 1 400 10 23% 3 7% 340 34 8 34% Kellogg’s
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Brown Sugar Cinnamon (source) 3.52 $1.00 1 420 14 30% 4 9% 340 32 8 30% Kellogg’s
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Cherry (source) 3.67 $1.00 1 400 10 23% 3 7% 320 38 9 38% Kellogg’s
Upstate Nonfat Yogurt Cherry Vanilla (source) SVS $1.00 1 90 75 16 4 71% Upstate
Handi Snacks Chocolate Pudding (source) $1.00 1 90 1 10% 1 10% 150 17 4 Philip Morris
Toufayan Bagel Cinnamon Raisin w/ Cream Cheese $1.25 1 ?
Dole Tropical Fruit in 100% Fruit Juice (source) 7 $1.50 1 150 45 36 9 Dole
Dole Peaches in Light Syrup (Dole site only lists 100% fruit juice now; source) 7 $1.50 1 80 10 18 4 90% Dole

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