A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that many of the low-calorie snacks on offer in convenience stores and food banks were actually low in calories.
This is the first study to look at the health benefits of the many products sold at convenience stores across the country, including pretzel and pretzellows.
The study analyzed data from the National Household Survey on Food Expenditure, which is a random survey of households across the United States.
Using this information, researchers analyzed the health claims made by over 2,200 food and beverage outlets, comparing their claim about the calories of their products to the actual calorie content of the foods in their inventory.
Researchers found that there was a large variation in calorie content across the grocery store shelves of the grocery stores they analyzed.
“Our data suggests that many products on sale at convenience store shelves do not accurately reflect their calories, with products from brands such as Cadbury, Nestle and Kellogg all providing low-to-moderate levels of calories,” the researchers wrote.
“Our findings suggest that consumers should consider these products in the context of their actual nutritional value, and not as a means to help them control their weight.”
According to the researchers, pretzells and pretzel rings have a “low-caloric” nutrition score of “high,” which is “a low-level of sugar and high-fat content,” with pretzalls and pretel rings having a “moderate-calorific” score of 15.
These pretzles are “typically sold in packages of 20, and the products are usually made from sugar-free or nonfat milk and egg whites, with an approximate 50% sugar content,” the authors wrote.