Wordless Wednesday: Trail Mix on Steroids?


Trail Mix Island Snacks Calories

On my first leg of my trip to the Blissdom Canada conference I stopped at a local gas station to fuel up and grab a few things. I had an eight hour drive ahead of me and I needed some snacks for the road. I quickly grabbed a bag of the Fancy Chocolate Mix because it was similar to the trail mix my family enjoys at home.

A few hours of driving passed and I was starting to get a wee bit hungry. I reached over for the trail mix. Like I usually do these days I checked the nutrition information first.

I was shocked when I looked at the amount of calories in the mix. 1113! How was that possible? Is this trail mix on steroids? Is there something special about this mix of assorted nuts, raisins and chocolate buttons (as they are referred to on the package).

I did not dare to eat them. I was too afraid. If I was counting calories again only 1/4 cup of this mix would be almost my whole day’s worth of calories! That is insane! (And odd since the similar trail mix we have at home is only about 250 calories per 1/3 cup serving.)

Funny enough, my roommates at Blissdom and I found out that this was a big fat typo!

When you search for the mix online it says that for 1/4 cup serving the mix is actually only 113 calories.

Phew! So, we cracked open the bag and finally enjoyed the trail mix.

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. orangeheromama
    October 15, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    PHEW!! I was going to say that HAD to be a typo!! Wowza!!


    • Brandy
      October 16, 2014 at 12:02 AM

      I was not sure if I should have believed it or not. Which is why I did not eat it right away. LOL

  2. Peady
    October 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    That’s cute!

    Editors matter! :D

    • Brandy
      October 16, 2014 at 12:01 AM

      Editors do matter! LOL!

  3. Hazel JL
    October 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    Oh wow! That would be my whole day’s worth of calorie intake as well! They must have overlooked it. Hopefully the company will learn of that mistake.

    • Brandy
      October 16, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I should check to see if they are on Twitter and let the company know. Although they probably have already figured it out. hehe!

  4. Olivia
    October 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Lol, good catch!

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