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Keebler Sandies Easy Open/Close packaging not very tamper-proof
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Rating: 1/51
I've been eating these cookies for several years now. Less than a year ago, the packaging changed from "eat the entire package" to Easy Open/Close (as shown in the photo).

I like the Easy Open/Close feature, because I no longer feel compelled to down the entire bag in one sitting. Can you say diarrhea?

However, I keep thinking how easy it would be for someone to open the package in the store, swipe a few or worse, and then reclose it. At the first row, nothing in the cellophane tears to show it has been opened. Other manufacturers do this quite well. I often reclose after the first 2-6 cookies, and the package appears unopened. That isn't Cricket in today's world where that rare mad consumer could do all kinds of things that the rest of use may not suspect.

I am hoping that you will consider upgrading the tamper-proof capabilities of this packaging, so that I and my fellow consumers will be safe from the tyranny that may lie beneath the surface.

Thank you!
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BigAl on 03/30/2012:
This is a very good review and I agree 100%. It would be so easy to tamper with this product with very little chance of being detected. Some cheese companies have the same type of opening and closing apparatus. What needs to be done is a clear plastic wrap that can be discarded by the consumer placed on these products. The way these products open and close between usage is great but this small step would also make it much safer.
trmn8r on 03/30/2012:
All they have Big Al, is the word "sealed" in two places across the seal - you can make them out in the picture. But if you replace the cover carefully, the letters all line up and you would think it is unopened.

You are correct - it would be easy to fix this and they should.
Alain on 04/01/2012:
You make a very good point about the safety and the fix, Trmn8r. Good review! Did you mention this to the Keebler folks?
trmn8r on 04/01/2012:
Good question Alain. No, I have not. I'm involved in a couple of other matters at the moment, but the thing to do is precisely what you suggest and I would normally tell others to do.

Maybe I'll get a coupon for my time (:
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Keebler Elves Really Know Their Cookies!
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My wife recently purchased a box of Right Bites. They are 100-calories and are of the mint grasshopper variety. Let me tell you something...these are absolutely delicious! Normally, most foods and snacks have to suffer in taste when dropping the calorie count. But not this cookie! Dare I say, it's even better than its calorie overloaded counterparts?

The only problem is the little snack sizes left me wanting more, so before I knew it, I was 4-5 packs into the box in one sitting. But at a 100-calories per bag, that's still only 500-calories. Not too bad for a morning and afternoon snack.

Thanks Keebler! If I ever come across one of your elves, I'll be sure and shake their hand.
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Anonymous on 03/11/2011:
I probably would've ate the 6th and final bag, if it hadn't been for a hungry coworker that happened to be walking by.
momsey on 03/11/2011:
I agree, but those 100 calorie packs are not usually "lower calorie" versions of the regular cookies. They're just made smaller and in smaller portion sizes to come up with 100 calories. That's why they're so yummy. And that's why I don't even bother with them anymore because I'll do the same as you and eat multiple packs of them and have spent more money to do what I could have done with the regular pack of cookies.
Anonymous on 03/11/2011:
Regardless of their sleight-of-hand chicanery, when it comes to packaging and marketing techniques, the review was just meant to praise the taste of Keebler's Grasshopper cookies. Delicious!

Momsey> Next time I'll share the box with you, so that neither of us feel bad for splurging on the entire box by ourselves:)
momsey on 03/11/2011:
I hear ya, DIRM, and I'm totally with you on that. Grasshopper cookies are deelish!
MRM on 03/11/2011:
I got to get these! I got to get these!
Skye on 03/11/2011:
Yes these are great. I buy them all the time. They are great for the little ones, cause they are such tiny cookies. They taste great.

Good review.
Anonymous on 03/11/2011:
Yeah these are really yummy. My favorite food combination is mint and chocolate. These satisfy my sweet tooth, but I have a hard time just eating one bag too!
Anonymous on 03/11/2011:
My husband's favorite food combo is also mint and chocolate. He would eat the entire bag in one sitting if I bought them. Good to know these are so good so when I want to get him a little treat, I'll know what to get! (See's Mint Truffles are his absolute favorite.)

Thanks for the review.
Anonymous on 03/11/2011:
Hiya sing!
Anonymous on 03/11/2011:
Hey, shorty :)
Venice09 on 03/12/2011:
I love grasshopper cookies! But, as you said, I would end up eating the whole box. Now I get my grasshopper cookie fix with Turkey Hill Skinny Minty ice cream. It's lowfat and has around 140 calories per serving, and it has grasshopper cookies! Sure, I have two servings, but that's still better than the amount of cookies I would eat.

Anyone who loves chocolate and mint should try Turkey Hill Skinny Minty ice cream. It's not portable like cookies, but it sure is delicious!

Nice review. I would buy these to have something to grab on the go. But I would never sit near the entire box. ;)
GenuineNerd on 03/13/2011:
Girl Scouts Thin Mints are great as well. And the Girl Scouts are selling them now.
Anonymous on 03/13/2011:
I can't find Thin Mint ice cream this year. I found the Samoa ice cream, but not Thin Mint
momsey on 03/13/2011:
Speaking of girl scout cookies, we just got our order from my niece. The boxes have gotten SO small! I swear there are half as many thin mints as we used to get, and they're now $4 a box. It really was bugging me today.
Anonymous on 03/13/2011:
I noticed that too momsey. Thought it was just my imagination.
Anonymous on 03/13/2011:
I have got about a year's supply of Girl Scout cookies. Must have bought from every Girl Scout in 3 counties. Mint cookies are a tasty treat.
Anonymous on 03/13/2011:
Momsey> I agree. I used to really enjoy and look forward to their caramel clusters, but at $3.50 a box in our area, I can't seem to bring myself to pay for that small of a box...even if it's supporting a good cause.
Anonymous on 03/13/2011:
I try and save a few boxes of the Thin Mints. I stick them in the freezer. Makes for a yummy summer treat
Venice09 on 03/14/2011:
Edy's makes Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie ice cream. It's one of my favorites. It comes with vanilla ice cream too now, but I think that defeats the purpose.
Starlord on 03/14/2011:
We just enjoyed Edy's Slow-churned 'Take the Cake' ice cream, and it was delicious. Four thumbs up. Found it at Grocery Outlet store.
Anonymous on 03/14/2011:
My favorite ice cream is "Death by Chocolate". Incorporate some mint and I'd really be hooked!

Blueberry pomegranate is a close 2nd though...
momsey on 03/14/2011:
shorty, that would be impossible for me. They wouldn't make it until the summer.
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Flatbread Crisps 1/2 The Size Used To Be
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Rating: 2/51
Why would Keebler change the size of the cracker?

Now the size of a Cheezit

guess we are done with those

and jello cups price is $2.49 / 4 Pudding cups
price was 2.99 For 6 pudding or jello

and we are done with jello too
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madconsumer on 02/07/2013:
contact the company by the number listed on the package. I am sure Keebler will be interested in your dis-like of the product change.
DebtorBasher on 02/07/2013:
Jello cups may be convenient, but are way over priced. It's best to make your own...just one cup of hot water, one cup of cold water to each box and you have plenty...want them to pack those small storage cup sized containers and pack them with your lunch. You never get your money's worth with those Jello cups already made.
Nohandle on 02/07/2013:
DB is correct on the Jello but I will better her one. It's amazing the number of containers that come into our homes that we can reuse for just that same purpose. Marie Callender's has delicious mini frozen cream pies in individual servings. Coconut Cream and some sort of Chocolate Cream pie in my area. The containers can be reused after rinsing with some warm soapy water. The lids fit perfectly and if the kids forget to bring them home for reuse you aren't out one additional dime.
DebtorBasher on 02/08/2013:
I do reuse certain containers as well, NoHandle, but I've never seen the Marie Callender's frozen cream pies you are talking about...but I bet they are the bestest as other Marie Callender products I've tried.
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Weird taste and smell of Vienna Keebler cookies (reduced fat)
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I have always bought and loved Keebler cookies until I bought a package of reduced fat Vienna cookies. They tasted like they had a fragrance added to them and also spelled of a fragrance. I finally tossed most of them into the trash. I was very disappointed. I would not have bought the reduced fat cookies, but the store was out of the regulars....but never again will I do that. Just thought you might like to hear about my disappointment....
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Anonymous on 08/13/2011:
Curious if it was an isolated incident, or if they always taste and smell like that? If the latter is true, then I won't be trying them anytime soon. Good review!
unhappy999 on 08/13/2011:
You should have called the number on the package and they would have sent you coupons for something else.
GenuineNerd on 08/13/2011:
I used to love Sunshine Vienna Fingers. I never knew that a lowfat version was made. Usually the lowfat versions of cookies are blander than the full-fat/full-flavor versions. Keebler took over Sunshine Biscuit many years ago, so I assume that the cookies are sold under the Keebler name now. The only Sunshine products I see now are Cheez-It and Krispy saltines, although Hydrox cookies was brought back, but briefly. Kellogg's owns Sunshine and Keebler now.
Anonymous on 08/13/2011:
GN, I grew up on Hydrox. I didn't know they brought them back briefly. I would have stocked up
GenuineNerd on 08/13/2011:
I think only certain Walmarts carried them...around the holidays a couple of years ago.
Anonymous on 08/13/2011:
Oh that explains why I never saw any for sale
Venice09 on 08/15/2011:
I know exactly what you mean. Some fat free foods do have a sort of fragrance to them. I wonder what it could be. Maybe we don't want to know.
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