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I fell off the wagon and Mrs. Fields tried to screw me!(27 posts)

I fell off the wagon and Mrs. Fields tried to screw me!MerlinMan
Apr 8, 2003 7:30 PM
I'm sure there are many cyclists like myself who are not blessed with fast metabolisms. We have to watch our food intake regardless of cycling hours put in. Well, I'm usually quite disciplined here. One day at the mall I spied the Mrs. Fields booth and apparently gazed at it a bit too long. I lost my resolve and decided I was going to down some serious calories - telling myself I'd just get on the trainer afterwards for 4 hours to right the wrong.

After looking at the cookie and brownie assortment, I decided my best choice would be the big bag of 8 "assorted day old cookies" for $5.99. Cut me some slack here, I know I can't be the only one on the forum to do this! So I pays my money and walks away happy. You know the plastic window on the front of the bag that gives you a sneak preview of the goodies inside? The window on my bag proudly displayed Milk Chocolate Chip cookies. I opened up the bag and to my "shock and horror" I saw six sugar cookies hiding quietly behind the two chocolate chip cookies plastered against the view window. What the @#$K!? I'm going to fall of the wagon for sugar cookies? Who the hell goes to Mrs. Fields for sugar cookies? O.k - the bag said assortment, but give me an assortment! Rather than being the grown man throwing a tantrum in the middle of the mall I decided to be the grown man throwing a tantrum in front of Mrs. Fields.

I did get a more complete assortment in the end. The stationary bike ony saw about 2 hours that night. Any body hazard to guess the calories for 8 Mrs. Fields cookies?
Depending on size. . . 2400 calories?mickey-mac
Apr 8, 2003 7:42 PM
I hear where you're coming from. Beer, chocolate chip cookies, and cheese will be the end of me.
mmmm...beeeer.....(nm)carpe_podium
Apr 8, 2003 8:19 PM
The ol' bait & switch eh? Great story.. well told.. I thinkrwbadley
Apr 8, 2003 7:48 PM
I would have done the same thing; and have, for less than that!
Well right now I'm nibbling on....fracisco
Apr 8, 2003 9:15 PM
I'm eating a little Ben & Jerry's chocolate yogurt something or other, and a glass of California Chardonnay.

If my girlfriend were awake, I wouldn't even be typing this.
If your G.F. was awake, What would you be doing?! ;-) nmrwbadley
Apr 9, 2003 5:58 AM
Ice Cream and Chardonnay?? um...yuck. :)~ nmKristin
Apr 9, 2003 9:57 AM
Exactly! Icecream and beer is the only acceptable combo! (nm)look271
Apr 9, 2003 5:44 PM
Try Guinness over coffee ice cream (nm)mickey-mac
Apr 9, 2003 8:04 PM
nm
Hmm...Maybe Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath bar crunch w/ Guiness?look271
Apr 10, 2003 9:57 AM
I'm a sick f%^k.
There was a story in the newsryder1
Apr 9, 2003 5:08 AM
here in Detroit about a woman who threw a fit at a cookie store (believe it was Mrs. Fields) when she found out they were out of her favorite cookie. She ended up punching out the poor woman at the counter, was arrested, and charged with assault and battery.
Girl Scout cookies almost killed me this year...Mariowannabe
Apr 9, 2003 5:36 AM
We call them "crack" in the office.
1024 calories my guess for the 8 cookiesbigrider
Apr 9, 2003 5:44 AM
With my weight I would only have to do a hard one hour ride to burn that off. A bargain. I have the same temptations. That is why when I ride I eat good stuff on the bike. I am not wasting calorie intake on all that goo and protein drink and clif bars. I would eat Klondike bars for energy if they would stay frozen in my pockets.
Sounds good - I love Klondikes, too! ;-) (nm)jtferraro
Apr 9, 2003 9:40 AM
Klondikes! Yum! BTW-new energy food discovery!look271
Apr 9, 2003 5:51 PM
Chocolate covered expresso beans. Now if I can only keep the little suckers from melting!
2360 says the web site.djg
Apr 9, 2003 6:24 AM
280 per chocolate chip cookie and 300 per sugar. Obviously these are averages, but the more you eat the more closely you approximate the mean.

Here's the link big guy:
http://www.mrsfields.com/misc/nutrition/details.php?idx=1
Awesome, you guys are my heros!lonebikeroftheapocalypse
Apr 9, 2003 6:27 AM
If there is a Brad's Cookie Nook near you try the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I can put away cookies at an alarming rate but there's no way I could eat 8 of those. Mmm-mmm. Glad to hear there's others out there with the same weakness.
Did you eat all of them? That is a lot of sugar; go with beer.onespeed
Apr 9, 2003 7:55 AM
Great pic...LactateIntolerant
Apr 9, 2003 8:10 AM
What size frame? 8cm st, 30cm tt?
That's an awful light colored beer, sure it ain't Vodka? nmrwbadley
Apr 9, 2003 11:06 AM
I'm right down there with ya! Frappucinno's are my weakness.Kristin
Apr 9, 2003 10:16 AM
The Carmel Frapp w/whipped cream and extra carmel on top is reported to have over 1000 calories with 20 grams sat. fat. Here's a link...
http://www.cspinet.org/new/200210072.html

On the same page is a link about Mrs. Fields cinnimon roll that had over 1000 calories in it too. Appearantly they were shamed into removing it from their menu.
Frappucinno's are my weakness. Oh no!!Rich_Racer
Apr 9, 2003 11:06 AM
And I thought they were just like a cup of coffee!! ;)
Thanks a lot (sarcasm). It's the only...Brooks
Apr 9, 2003 11:56 AM
coffee kind of drink I can stand. Yeah, I know it's a fru-fru drink, but it's the only coffee in the ubiquitous Starbucks I'll drink. Just never acquired the taste...
you might as well just eat a tub of lard..it's healthier (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 9, 2003 12:35 PM
I agree completely!Ken of Fresno
Apr 9, 2003 3:43 PM
And to think, there really was such a thing as a "Lard Information Council." Makes you wonder.
Does anyone know the nutritional value of baclava?Kristin
Apr 10, 2003 5:54 AM
How about Tiramasu?
Hmmm...Those two are so bad. But look out for Maple SyrupKristin
Apr 10, 2003 6:20 AM
For a long time I only bought maple syrup. I thought it was better for me because it was "all natural." I've since given up pancakes and waffles. Lots of carbs topped with sugar--winning combo. Though maple syrup does have a surprising amount of zync in it. Eat waffles when sick!

Any foods you want me to look up for you?? :-)