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Saturday, January 12, 2008

PhotoHunt: Skinny



I had no problems coming up with an idea for this week's . I have the perfect subject sitting in one of my kitchen cupboards - perfect for PhotoHunt, that is. I bought this box of Cappuccino Skinny as I was surprised to find that my usual instant cappuccino contains 3.8 grams of fat per sachet - including a large percentage of hydrogenated, artery-clogging fat. This troubled me, so I decided to try the Skinny version, from the same range. It only has 0.9 grams of fat per sachet, so it made sense to switch to a healthier version.



Unfortunately, I didn't like the Skinny version much, and the box is still sitting in my cupboard. Maybe if I'd tried it first, I'd have been happy with it. But compared to my usual instant cappuccino, the coffee itself had a weak taste, and the foam on top collapsed very quickly. So despite all my best efforts, I'm back to my favourite, un-Skinny version. One day, I'll buy an espresso/cappuccino machine. Until then, I'll stick with instant cappuccino, to which I add about three quarters of a teaspoon of pure instant Arabica coffee granules. Delicious! It tastes just like the real thing.



Oh well, that's my PhotoHunt for this week. Not very exciting, I know. But at least it fits the theme. Have a lovely weekend!

36 comments:

Carver said...

That's a good take on the theme. I'm sure I should try the skinny versions of drinks but I usually don't. Maybe that's part of why I'm not skinny any more. Oh well. Hope you have a good weekend.

Valarie said...

Well, it's a good thing you don't drink the "skinny" or it would have been gone and you wouldn't have had the box to take a photo of. Great choice. Have a happy weekend.

ellen b. said...

Enjoy your skinny capuccinos!

Lynn said...

I'm taking low fat milk already and I haven't thought of something like this. :)

napaboaniya said...

Hahahaa.. skinny cappuccino won't be my choice too. Prefer the full bodied ones :P It's not a Weekend;It's a Lifestyle

mommybytes.com said...

Cool, I haven't seen those before! I couldn't take myself either for the skinny theme...

Patricia said...

It sure does fit the theme. I'm afraid I wouldn't care for the skinny version either. *sigh*. Thanks for stopping by the creek. Have a great weekend.

eastcoastlife said...

I only know what's a skinny cappuccino when I did my Skinny post yesterday. I don't drink coffee.

Talk..to..Grams said...

I don't like the taste of coffee any way it is made!! Great Photo Hunt! You have a nice weekend. Blessings,Grams

denz said...

woohooo!!! that's what I'm talking about, that is really a skinny one!!! nice post for this week theme, keep it up...

check mine:
photohunt-1
photohunt-2
Happy Weekend!!!

Chikai said...

nice pick for this week's theme. ;)

check out my skinny entries here:

BLOGSILOG
MY COMFORT ZONE

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

I have never been a coffee drinker, although I had tried it every way imaginable but just doesn't excite me. I can't believe they came out with one named "skinny",... lol. Great job and have a good weekend.

Mar said...

That's an original take on the theme. I haven't seen the Nescafe skinny around here, maybe they are working on it :)
Happy weekend!

Pat said...

Great take on the theme!

Have a good weekend.

Gattina said...

You lucky girl you found something really "skinny" lol ! I had some difficulties. BTW if you want to see the Ice Sculpture Exposition in Brugge I published it today and it is really fairy !

Wilson said...

Pretty cool shot you got here... Its indeed a great entry!... Thanks for dropping by mine... Have a nice weekend!...c",)

A. said...

Great choice! Now that I think about it, there is a range of ice-creams called Skinny Cow, which tast quite good. I could have bought some of those ....
I don't think they make a real effort to make low fat version as flavoursome as they should.

Dragonstar said...

That's fun! Perfect for the theme, too. I couldn't think of anything very sensible, but I suppose that's the fun of the game.

bisdakbabbles said...

Unarguably skinny! ^-^
I wonder if that skinny cappuccino is available here. I'm also a heavy coffee drinker and I try on different instant coffee. Can't live without it...

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Too bad you didn't enjoy the skinny version. Our humans aren't big coffee drinkers. Our mom hates the stuff, and our dad only has one cup of coffee in the morning at work.

Daisy said...

The skinny versions are never any good!

Baldwins Girl said...

I'll send you some skinny sticks to dunk in your skinny capp's and you'll be all set! :)

Anna said...

This is a great themed for this week. Great skinny picture and thanks for sharing....I want some milk with fat though cause I'm trying to gain weight....Have a nice weekend. Mine is up too:
Every Beat Of My Heart

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Great take on the theme.That sure looks good!
Thanks for dropping by!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Now, Siani, you have to go and make it for me. I shall never look at coffee with the same eye as before now ;-)

It seems that the health gestapo put their mitts on another food item.

Thanks for visiting. Good shots.

Pelfy said...

Wait.. I don't think we have this here in my country. Haha... I'd love to try this someday.. (=

Crazy Working Mom said...

Mmmmm...I'll have one! :)

Tisha @ CrAzY Working Mom

Heart of Rachel said...

I didn't know there was a Skinny Cappuccino. Interesting!

Happy weekend!

Liz said...

I thought there would be lots of skinny latte photos but yours is the only one I've seen, so well done you!

Tokenhippygirl said...

Excellent! At least you still had the box around so you could take the picture!

jmb said...

Too bad you didn't like the skinny version. But you did have it for the theme this week, as you say.
Have a great weekend

2cents said...

I have to look for this products, thanks for sharing.

Mine is up at 2Cents Worth and
4SeasonsOfMyLife
. Hope you can all visit me too. Happy Photo Hunting.

Liza said...

Can you send that box over to me? Lol, I'd like to try those and who knows... I might get skinny too hehe.

Thanks for dropping by ;) Take care and have a nice day.

moms..... check nyo
A Simple Life

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Hmmm... Looks yummy! :D

Yvy's said...

ooo...nice take on the theme!! :)

mistyeiz
http://www.mistyeiz.com/2008/01/12/photo-hunter-skinny/

jams o donnell said...

Nice take Siani. A lot of "skinny" products taste vile- or you need twice the amount, thus defeating the object of the exercise! Happy weekend

 
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