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Warm Delights

Finished product

When you’re not supposed to eat sugar, weird habits can pop up. Instead of taking the quality over quantity approach and indulging in something truly amazing on occasion, everyday junk food just starts looking more appealing.

On a late Saturday night in a Wegmans in Bridgewater, New Jersey I was drawn by the siren song of Betty Crocker’s Warm Delights. Sleazy. And only 150 calories per serving?

Clearly, molten cakes are popular with the masses. Domino’s now delivers them. Why not whip one up in the privacy of your own microwave? Convenience has its merits.

Betty crocker warm delights

I thought that you’d just pop a ready-to-heat container in the microwave. But no, you actually have to do a little mixing with hot tap water and get to squeeze caramel from a plastic packet. There’s something very Easy Bake Oven about the whole procedure.

And the end result was adequate. I wouldn’t say it was the best use of sugar and calories but if you’re a sad bikini bod obsessed Cathy who’s torn between nursing a pint of Ben and Jerry’s or Warm Delights while watching Sex and the City with no swearing on TNS, the choice is obvious.

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  1. lisa #

    When I first saw the photo, I must admit I thought it was perhaps Taco Bell refried beans (which I love, I must admit). I’ve been wanting to try one of these molten kits, but thought they’d be OTT calorie-wise… you’ve given me new hope…

    September 23, 2009
  2. lisa #

    Well, beans or chocolate, I’m eating some refried beans y queso tonight (Rosarita brand. Because Rosarita knows…).

    We don’t have a Wegman’s on the left coast. Is it a luxury/specialty grocer?

    September 24, 2009
  3. lisa: I wouldn’t go so far to say Wegmans is a luxury grocer but it’s really big with a huge variety of items. I guess it’s on the upscale side of mainstream.

    We don’t have Rosarita on the east coast! I forgot about her.

    September 28, 2009

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