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WHAT: Cracker Barrel Cheese Dip

STATS: One package of the Jalapeno Jack Cheese Dip & Crackers contains 230 calories and 12 fat, 23 carbohydrate, 4 fiber, 1 sugar and 7 protein grams. We found the snacks at Kroger, 8415 W. Markham St., Little Rock. More information at

THE SKINNY: Maybe the Super Bowl is over but the cheese dip cravings aren't.

Consider trying these Cracker Barrel's snack packs. Each one features a creamy flavored cheese dip (cold, alas), as well as salty dippers.

There are four varieties total, two cracker packs (with tiny Triscuit-esque "woven whole wheat" crackers) and two pretzels packs (with flat mini pretzel chips):

■ Jalapeno Jack Cheese Dip & Crackers

■ Garlic and Herb Jack Cheese Dip & Crackers

■ Sharp Cheddar Cheese Dip & Pretzels

■ Cracked Black Pepper Parmesan Cheese Dip & Pretzels

For small snack packages, they're rather high in saturated fat (6 grams; 30 percent of one's daily value) and sodium (470 milligrams; 20 percent of one's daily value). But we could probably do worse when hunger has us over a barrel.


Slim Pickings is a weekly review of light foods.

Style on 02/11/2019

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