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      03.10.2013 22:19
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      Love 'em!!

      I am currently on the Weight Watchers' diet. At first, I was worried how I was going to be able to manage without all of my favourite foods...including chocolate. I thought I was never going to be able to do it...but just in case I decided to stock up on lots of 'naughty foods' from the Weight Watchers' range. One of those Weight Watchers' foods were these Chocolate Brownies.

      If you are on a diet and love chocolate...then you need to try these. I was so impressed with how tasty they are. There is so much to tinkle your taste buds with these; from the lovely, light chocolate mousse on the top of the desert, to the soft creamy ice cream in the middle. And then there is the lovely rich chocolate 'cake' part at the bottom of the desert. Not forgetting the chocolate shavings either...oooh and the chocolate sauce. The desert is full flavoured and just delicious; I didn't expect it to taste this good and imagined it to be tasteless being a diet food and all that.

      These deserts come in a little pot (there are two per box). I think this is good because it means that the portions are already sorted out and the points are already counted for you (there are 3 points in one of these deserts). So that's a bonus for me otherwise if it was a large one, I would end up eating the whole thing. So I find that its good that you can scoff the whole thing and know it's only 3 points.

      All in all....Mmm this definitely gives me my chocolate fix.

      Thanks for reading!
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      24.01.2011 12:31
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      Definately on my shopping list for next week

      Ive recently joined Weight Watchers and by far my biggest weakness when it comes to diets is my sweet tooth! Fortunately Weight Watchers have a good range of desserts so i can satisfy my cravings without blowing my diet.

      The desserts can be found in the freezer section of most supermarkets along with all of the other weight watchers food. The come in the distinctive purple packaging and each box contains 2 desserts. As with all diet products Weight Watchers food can be pricey. Usually i manage to get some when they are on offer e.g 3 for 2 etc. If not they are usually around £1.50 per box. For the savvy bargain hunter they also sell these in Iceland for £1.

      Most of the boxes still have the old weight watchers points values on them rather than the new propoints. In terms of the new propoints these desserts are 5points each - which is really good value.

      The desserts are kept in the freezer and according to the instructions take just 10 minutes to defrost. I usually leave mine about 20 minutes as i find after 10 they can be a little bit frozen still.

      You have a chocolate brownie at the bottom, which has a lovely chocolaty flavour - but the texture is a little bit cardboard like. Then you have layers of chocolate mousse which is delish! and topped off with a creamy topping.

      Ok so its not quite as fabulous as a big slice of full fat choccy cake - but as far as a diet variety goes it wins lots of brownie points from me :)

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        23.10.2010 23:17
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        Chocolate mousse low calorie dessert

        Diets really aren't for me but we have been cutting down and watching the calories which explains why I have bought a few Weightwatchers desserts recently.

        The chocolate brownie dessert was found in the freezer section along with other Weightwatchers products, the box is purple in colour with the Weightwatchers symbol and a lovely photo of the dessert, plus a note saying "Now with more chocolate". For people on the Weightwatchers programme the dessert has a 3 point value and for basic information on the front of the box I could see there were 163 calories and just 3.8% of fat.

        The best before date is July 2011 so it keeps well in the freezer, and is made in England by Heinz.

        I was pleasantly surprised to see it only needed 10 minutes defrosting, so preparation is simple, just peel off the film seal and stand at room temperature.

        Claim - The double chocolate brownies are described on the back of the box as containing 2 indulgent chocolate brownies topped with Belgian chocolate and vanilla mousse, rich chocolate sauce and dark and white chocolate curls.

        Reality - the brownies are in a deep plastic tub and were quite filling, but although I love chocolate I found it over sweet and a bit sickly. I dug the spoon in and tasted the chocolate and vanilla mousse which thankfully was still nice and cool, or it might have been sicklier! The chocolate curls were nice but rather sparse, I didn't notice much sauce in my pot and eventually I reached the indulgent brownie. Indulgent? I think not. There was a very thin layer of rather dry brownie, which was a bit tasteless, or may be I found the mousse so sweet I couldn't taste it. Disappointing dessert Weightwatchers. I would have rather eaten a piece of fruit or had a scoop of Ice cream. I don't think the name "Double Chocolate Brownies" describes the contents of the box, they are chocolate and vanilla mousse with a thin chocolate brownie base.

        There are no artificial flavours or colours but when I checked the ingredients I discovered why I found it sweet. Water is the main ingredient with sugar next on the list, each dessert has 29grams of carbohydrate with 21.9% being sugar. There is a little protein - 4.4grams, 0.6grams of salt and 2.1 grams of fibre.

        They do contain pork gelatine so not suitable for vegetarians, as well as Guar Gum and Locust Bean gum which many people try to avoid.

        I bought my desserts in Tesco where they normally cost £1.38 but were on offer for 4 desserts for £5 which means they cost me £1.25 for 2 desserts.

        Will I buy them again? No I won't be tempted, they may have helped my weight by putting me off chocolate desserts!

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          07.07.2010 21:49
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          yum - i love these desserts

          How can they be diet food? - They are gorgeous!

          I first brought a pack of these desserts about 2 years ago. They were on offer and I was dieting (but not with weightwatchers) and they looked like they might be quite nice so I brought a pack.

          Oh, they are just so tasty. It;s basically a bit like a mini triffle. There are lots of layers. The top is like a very light cream and has chocolate sprinkles. Then you have layers of chocolate mousse and chocolate sponge. It's all very gooey and feels like it should be bad.

          They come in little pots, so its great if like me, you get tempted into larger portions because its all done for you. They are a bit of a tease though because you need to defrost it a bit before you can eat it. It's about 20 - 30 minutes at room tempertaure, so if you get it out when your serving dinner, its just about ready in time - just dont forget because it feels like your waiting forever!

          When I eat one of these, even now I can't believe they are so low in points and often have to check the packaging just to make sure. At 2 points per tub I think they are fantastic and really get to those sweet cravings. I usually think that a lot of weightwatchers products are over-priced but at around 50p each I think they are well worth it and are often on my shopping list.

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          27.04.2010 22:23
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          A great pudding

          Weight Watchers Chocolate Brownies......


          I hadn't tried these Chocolate Brownies from Weight Watchers before but since they were on special offer in Morrison's the other week I decided to give them a go. They were on a half price offer selling at £1 and for this you get two frozen desserts which need to be thawed before eating.


          The outer packaging of the brownies is a cardboard box which fits nicely into the freezer, protects the product well and gives all the necessary information.
          The pots inside the box are very deep and are curved over with a flight cellophane film. This can be removed once the brownies have been removed from the freezer and thawed out for 10 minutes.


          The brownies are of a pretty good size with a round deep plastic container. The Brownies is made up of several layer, there is the top creamy chocolate moose layer which is sprinkled with curls of milk and white chocolate. The second layer of the brownie is rather like a darker chocolate ice cream which is creamy and delicious.
          There is some thick chocolate sauce threading through the whole dessert which is rich and sweet and I like this part of the brownie a lot. There is also a vanilla taste to the pudding and this must be in the mouse layer on the top.
          But the best section for the whole thing has got to be the bottom layer which is a thick dark soft sponge type brownie. It is very dark in colour and rich in taste and I love it. The soft and light texture is again really pleasing to the taste buds.

          The desert is worth just 2 ½ points on the weight watchers system and has 163 calories and 2.9 grams of fat which considering how utterly tasty the dessert is this is really surprising.

          All in all I think this is a brilliant dessert and I will most certainly be buying them again even at the full price. They are a naughty treat that is not overly naughty!


          5 out of 5 star rating and an exceptionally high recommendation.


          Thanks for reading.

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            20.01.2010 14:29
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            super yummy and fab for a chocolate fix!

            Weight Watchers Double Chocolate Brownie Desserts

            After joining Weight Watchers online a couple of weeks ago I made a trip to Iceland and stocked up on lots of the Weight Watchers ready meals and desserts so that I would have no excuse for eating more points than I should do for the first few weeks of the diet... then I will actually attempt a bit of cooking from fresh!

            I purchased all the frozen meals and desserts for £1 each and am now working my way through reviewing each one as I try them.


            Packaging & Instructions:

            The double chocolate brownies are frozen & come in packs of 2 in the usual purple coloured Weight Watchers packaging.

            Each dessert is in a clear, decent sized plastic pot with a clear film lid. When you fancy one you simply leave at room temperature for 10 mins and away you go.


            My Opinion:

            Described on the box as 'Rich chocolate brownie with an indulgent belgian chocolate & vanilla mousse, oozing chocolate sauce' and that is a totally spot on description!
            Weight Watchers haven't been stingy on the chocolate at all with these.. the tops are even covered with loads of chocolate shavings! yum!

            I was really impressed with these! They are delicious and absolutley perfect for when you fancy something chocolatey, if I didn't know they were diet desserts then I would never guess they were.

            The taste and moussey texture in the brownies reminded of the chocolate sara lee cakes (whatever happened to them?) which I really liked.

            I would eat these lovely little treats even if I wasn't on a diet they really are tasty! I would definatley reccomend trying them.


            Boring Bits:

            The Weight Watchers Double Chocolate Brownies are 3.8% fat and only 163 calories per pot.
            Each pot is only 3 points if you are following the Weight Watchers diet.

            Nutritional Information (per pot):
            Energy kJ: 688kJ
            kcal: 163kcal
            Protein: 4.4g
            Carbohydrate: 29.0g
            of which sugars: 21.9g
            Fat: 3.3g
            (of which saturates): 2.2g
            Fibre: 2.1g
            Sodium: 0.2g
            Salt equivalent: 0.6g

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              23.11.2009 14:40
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              A quick fix ;-P

              I eat a lot of Weight Watchers puddings as long as they are in the fridge or freezer, not because I am on a diet but just because they are in, lol!

              One of my favourites is Weight Watchers from Heinz Double Chocolate Brownies which are really yummy!

              These cost £1.33 from Morrisons unless you can find them on offer for a pound and I think they are pretty good value as they are really chocolatey and rich, am licking my lips now as I look at the box!!

              Each dessert weighs 86g and is sold in a round recyclable pot with a sealed lid which you peel back and then leave to defrost straight from the freezer for 10 minutes...

              Each one is 163 calories and hat is 3 points on the diet plan with 21.9g of sugar and 3.8g of fat.

              There are no artificial colours, preservatives and hydrogenated fats in these and they contain gluten, soya, eggs and milk for allergists plus may have nuts in them.

              The brownie desserts are topped with Belgium chocolate white and dark chocolate curls which are really creamy and tasty and then a layer of mousse made from vanilla and chocolate with a rich chocolate sauce around the edges...

              The sauce is very syrupy and runny and is really nice, the flavour is very natural rather than tasting sweeteners in it.

              Beware though there is pork gelatine in it so not good for vegetarians :(

              At the bottom of the pot there is a chewy chocolate sponge disc, I would say this is made from dark cocoa powder as it is very strong but full of flavour again.

              I think these are great for a chocolate fix but lose a star for the gelatine, yuk!

              Four stars them for weight Watchers tasty pudding that is ready in no time!

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              29.10.2009 23:09
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              2/5

              These seemed too good to be true, if I'm honest. Chocolate brownies, which are low fat and low in calories...so I gave them a go. They have sat in my freezer for a while, but tonight I gave them a go.

              Packaging...

              In a purple box, these have a white 'weight watchers' label on the front along with some nutritional values. There is a big picture of the brownie and a promising little label saying 'now with more chocolate'.

              Taste...

              Well, it starts with a mouse which is chocolatey, but not overly so. There are some yummy chocolate curls on the top. Could have been a few more of these, but this part of the dessert was very nice. Below that is a sort of vanilla mousse, with chocolate sauce pockets round the side of the pot. The sauce is a little too dark for me and the vanilla mousse is quite dry and too sweet. I didn't enjoy this part of the dessert, and was impatient to get to the brownie as this was what the dessert was sold as!! I didn't finish the mousse and instead flipped over the dessert to get to the brownie. However, this was a disappointment. It was dry and damp, and not gooey at all. The chocolate taste is a bit bland.

              Half of it went in the bin. Not impressed. And I love a chocolate dessert.

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                22.07.2009 12:02
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                Chocolate yumminess

                I bought some of these last week, intending to ther review them, only to find, at the weekend, that my partner had snaffled them. They were duly replaced yesterday so I had one of them after tea.


                Packaging:

                The box is predominantly purple, as you'd expect a Weightwatchers product to be. There's a picture of the dessert on the front, along with the name & the words "now with more chocolate" in the top right hand corner. The back of the box contains the usual information: ingredients, nutritional information, some stuff about Weight Watchers etc along with the defrost instructions:-

                "Remove film seal. Allow to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes

                The product is described as:- "2 indulgent chocolate brownies topped with Belgian chocolate and vanilla mousse, rich chocolate sauce and dark and white chocolate curls."

                There's also a picture of Weight Watchers Caramel Crunch Desserts. Why not try some?!

                The box contains 2 of these desserts. The picture on the front of the box has the dessert standing on it's own. However the back of the box advises:-"For best results eat from pot"

                You can visit www.heinz.co.uk to find out more about Heinz, to comment & to receive information about their offers & promotions.


                Ingredients:

                Water, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Skimmed Milk Powder, Glucose Powder, Cocoa Powder (2%), Chocolate (2%), Glucose Fructose Syrup, White Chocolate (1%), Fructose Syrup, Whey Powder (From Milk), Milk Chocolate Flake (1%), Dextrose, Inulin, Vegetable Oil and Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Stabilisers & Emulsifier (Pork Gelatine Mono and Diglyceride of Fatty Acid, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Sodium Alginate, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Sorbital Syrup, Egg Powder, Barley Starch, Modified Potato Starch), Raising Agents (Diphosphates, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate), Egg Albumen, Gelling Agent (Pectin, Dried Glucose Syrup, Flavourings), Salt.

                Chocolate contains (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)).

                White Chocolate contains (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Whey Powder, Milk Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring).

                Milk Chocolate Flake contains (Sugar, Milk Solids, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Whey Solids, Vegetable Fat, Milk Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin, Flavouring).


                Nutritional Information per dessert {per 100g in brackets}

                Energy kJ: 688kJ {800kJ}
                kcal: 163kcal {189kcal}
                Protein: 4.4g {5.1g}
                Carbohydrate: 29.0g {33.7g}
                of which sugars: 21.9g {25.5g}
                Fat: 3.3g {3.8g}
                (of which saturates): 2.2g {2.6g}
                Fibre: 2.1g {2.4g}
                Sodium: 0.2g {0.3g}
                Salt equivalent: 0.6g {0.7g}

                Allergy information: contains gluten, wheat, barley, egg, milk, soya. May contain traces of nuts.
                These dessert contain no artificial flavours or colours & no hydrogenated fat.

                For those of you on the Weight watchers diet each dessert has a value of 3 points.


                The dessert:
                The dessert is "housed" in a plastic pot. Before opening the pot you can clearly see the brownies at the bottom of the pot, the mousse taking up the lion's share of the space in the middle & the top. You can see clusters of the sauce around the side of the pot.

                Taste:
                I push my spoon into the top layer which is covered with a sprinkling of curls. The consistency in similar to that of mousses you'd feed to children & tastes very chocolatey indeed. One plus point.
                I've experienced the banana mousse before & liked it so I'm fairly confident that they won't have done anything strange to it to ruin it for this dessert. It actually mixes in rather well with the chocolate sauce at the sides of the dish to create a tasty middle section. Second plus point.
                Now for the brownies at the bottom of the pot. They're a bit "damp", like the moist toffee sponge they use Banoffee Dessert & the Caramel Crunch & therefore make a rather disappointing end to the dessert.


                Price:
                I paid 99p for one box of these in my local corner shop.


                Opinion:

                Like the Banoffee Dessert Weight Watchers have got most of the elements right here. I'm not the biggest chocolate fan in the world when it comes to dessert but thankfully they've haven't made this dessert too sickly sweet. The flavours in the top & middle layers blend it well together to create a pleasingly tasty concoction but, what lets the side down, once again, in the base. To be fair, this base isn't quite as bad as the "moist toffee sponge" used in the Banoffee Dessert & the Caramel Crunch, but it doesn't leave you feeling you ended the eating process on a high note. I'll rank this dessert second out of the four I've tried so far, purely because, as I said, I'm not a chocolate dessert person & therefore prefer the banana & toffee upper layers in the Banoffee Dessert. My partner, on the other hand, has also tried all four desserts & this is the only one that has been given the total thumbs up.


                1st: Banoffee Dessert
                2nd: Double Chocolate Brownies
                3rd: Creamy Lemon Cheesecake
                4th: Caramel Crunch

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                  15.07.2009 20:20
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                  Weight watchers are a diet company who supply products suitable for the WeightWatchers diet. One of their products are the brownie desserts.

                  They can be found in all supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Waitrose etc as well as being able to be ordered from Weight Watchers themselves either online or over the phone. Often they can be found in little newsagents and petrol stations however not very often. They are part of a large range of WW cakes and pastries.

                  They come in a box of 2 and each cake weighs roughly 86g. For a diet product, especially a dessert I think that this is quite a good weight and doesn't seem like its skimping too much. The box of 2 costs £1.31 which works out at around 65p per dessert. This is quite expensive but not too bad considering something like a McFlurry from McDonald's will cost you around £1 or now a days maybe even more.

                  The puddings come in a box which is made of cardboard. Considering the amount inside the box, it is quite a big. I felt that this was a waste of packaging. On the back is all the usual nutrition information and ingredients and on the front is the brand name and a product description. My favourite part of the front of the box though is the delicious looking pictures. There is an imagine of the delicious dessert. They do look scrumptious and make it even more tempting. They look quite naughty though and I was a bit doubtful as to whether a diet product could look this amazing. Around the picture of the main dessert were images of pieces of thick chocolate. This was really appealing and made you wonder how on earth a diet product could be containing fatty, sugary foods like this. The box is a really dark purple in colour, almost brown purple however this is very attractive, and seems quite luxurious. It all adds to the delicious chocolate feeling of the desserts.

                  The box is easy to open and inside each dessert is in its own little pot. There is a plastic lid on the top of them too. There is no smell at all to these but this is because the lid is on! This was a bit annoying as I like to be tempted and lured in to eating by a wonderful smell. Oh well! You are recommended to leave these out for 10 minutes so I did just that. On one of the other WW puddings I accidentally left it out a bit too long but nothing really happened and it was still great! Not to worry if you do forget about it for a while! When I removed the lid I did actually get a lovely chocolate smell. It wasn't too strong though and was actually very subtle however it was definitely lingering there in the air. Delicious. They did look absolutely gorgeous. The top of the dessert looked delicious and very attractive and VERY chocolatey. I couldn't wait to dig in.

                  The dessert was incredibly delicious despite the fact I'm not a huge fan of chocolate flavoured products. The dessert is made up of various different layers. The bottom layer is made up of chocolate brownies, that is then topped with chocolate and vanilla mousses, and then that is then swirled with chocolate sauce and the whole dessert is topped off with white chocolate and milk chocolate curls. The curls on the top are plentiful and make it look very appealing. The curls are really quite chocolate tasting despite the small size of them. The milk chocolate is really nice and the white is distinctly creamy. Underneath the chocolate sauce can really be detected. It is very sticky and thick but has a lovely creamy taste too it. The vanilla and chocolate mousses were also delicious. They mixed together wonderfully and luckily for me the vanilla mousse was the most predominant! The brownies on the bottom were amazing. They were soft but had a nice chew to them and had a lovely milk chocolate taste. All together they combined wonderfully and I really enjoyed this!

                  They were delicious so I was worried about the nutrition. I was slightly miffed when I found out that each dessert had 146 calories and 2.5g of fat in it. These statistics are just about right and you can't expect much less.

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                  20.04.2009 13:38
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                  Great tasting chocolate treat

                  Even when I was not on a diet I still ate these as they are very tasty.

                  These come in packs of two individually wrapped pots. The pots are decent sizes, just enough to give you the satisfaction that you have had a treat. The pots are clear and there is a clear lip which is just peeled off.

                  It is a chocolate brownie with belgian chocolate and vanilla mousse with chocolate sauce and dark and white chocolate swirls on the top.

                  They consist of 163 calories, 3.8% fat which equals to a points total of 3.

                  You keep these frozen and when your ready to eat you just remove them, leave them for about 10 minutes and then they are ready to eat.

                  These are a very tasty treat if you have a sweet tooth. There is no need to fail at your diet because your wanting some chocolate. Just have one of these.

                  Prices of these vary from shop to shop but they are approx £1.50 for two. Some shops have offers on where you can buy one get one free etc.

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                    14.03.2009 19:11
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                    Nice, chocolatey dessert that fits well into a low calorie lifestyle!

                    These are my recently discovered favourite low-calorie option chocolate dessert. They are 163 calories per pot or three weight watchers points, which I think is very good considering they're so tasty! You get two individually wrapped pots in a pack, which some people may think are quite small but I think they are a good size for somebody that is trying to lose weight and therefore should be learning about portion sizes. Plus, because they're individually packed you can't persuade yourself to eat more than you should and there's definitely enough in the pot to make you feel like you've had a treat.

                    These are called brownies, but they're more like a mousse on a cake-like base, but still very nice. The base is like a chocolate spongey/biscuity format, with a layer of vanilla mousse on top and then a layer of chocolate mousse on the top with dark and white chocolate flakes to top it all off and some chocolate sauce as well! The best way to eat it is definitely to make sure that you have a bit of each layer on your spoon and use a small spoon so it lasts longer! The base is really chocolatey (for a diet dessert anyway!) and the mousse is creamy, light and fluffy - the base feels a bit sinful to eat but the mousse reminds you that you're being saintly!

                    If you're looking for a thick, stodgy chocolate dessert as a diet product then I urge you to think again, eating lower calorie means eating smaller portions with less stodgy, fatty ingredients. If you're looking for a great tasting chocolate dessert to help stop you from devouring a massive bag of chocolate buttons then this will definitely do the job! I am a major chocoholic, with a massive sweet tooth, and have eaten a lot of diet desserts and this is one of my favourites, which has to count for something!

                    I think a box of two is around the £1.50 mark in Tesco, however they are quite often on offer for £1, so I recommend waiting until an offer comes round and stocking up then!

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                      Great alternative to fatty and sugary chocolate bars and cakes.

                      I think what you have to bear in mind when you buy this is that it is a diet dessert and it's not going to be the tastiest chocolate product on the market. I am not a dieter at all and have never been overweight but I have a terrible sweet tooth and love cakes and sweets, particularly chocolate. At the moment I'm trying to cut down on my sweets consumption because I believe it will be better for my skin, my health and my mood. This is why I thought I would give these weightwatcher desserts a go.

                      Upon observation of the packet and the product inside, I would certainly say that this is more like a mini chocolate gateau than a chocolate brownie which I tend to associate with those chocolatey cake slabs. Nevertheless, I absolutely love these desserts. They taste great and leave you feeling less guilty.
                      The actual 'brownie' part of the product is its base which reminds me of a cheesecake base and is very chocolatey and a little crumbly. It's topped with two layers of mousse, a vanilla and a chocolate one. The vanilla is a perfect inclusion as it stops the dessert from being sickly. Also included is some chocolate sauce and some white and plain chocolate shavings on top. I really enjoyed the flavour and it helps satisfy my chocoholic cravings whilst leaving me with a cleaner conscious in terms of calorie intake.
                      This dessert contains 163 calories (3 points value) but is still quite filling when I have it at the end of a meal. The fat and salt content is low but I should remind consumers that it still contains 21.9g of sugar when your GDA equals 90g -that is still a pretty sizable amount so I would suggest you take care with the sugar you consume.

                      It costs £ 1.38 for a 172g packet of two at Tesco at the moment but I try to buy it on special offer when I can. I recently purchased it for £1 per packet at Farmfoods. I think, as with most Weightwatchers products, it is a bit overpriced, trying to take advantage of those with weight problems.
                      It may be a bit pricey but I think that it is very tasty for a chocolate product that has only 163 calories.

                      Whilst many diet meals may make you want to turn to the full-fat full-sugar varieties I find that this satisfies my chocolate cravings and I recommend it to those on a diet or simply wish to just change their diet and follow their meal with a dessert that's lighter.

                      *~Note: Not good for the gluten or lactose intolerant and some other allergies~*
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                      Gluten, Wheat, Barley, Egg, Milk, Soya. Possible traces of nuts.

                      *~Thanks for reading~* :)

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                        Recommended for a lower calorie chocolate fix

                        Although I'm not on a diet as such, and haven't been since I discovered portion control and some commonsense is all that's needed to control my weight, I still often buy the lower fat and lower sugar versions of food. So while browsing in Heron a few weeks ago I noticed a two pack of Weight Watchers Double Chocolate Brownies for a £1 and popped one in my basket.

                        I'd actually forgotten I bought these but last night I stumbled across them and decided to try one. The blurb on the box says they now have "more chocolate" and they are "rich chocolate brownies with an indulgent belgian chocolate and vanilla mousse, oozing chocolate sauce". The advice is to defrost at room temperature for 10 minutes before eating.

                        Here's the stats: 3 Weight Watchers points per dessert.
                        163 calories
                        3.3g fat
                        4.4g protein
                        29.0g carboydrate
                        21.9g sugars
                        2.1g fibre
                        0.2g sodium

                        The calories and fat are really good for a dessert such as this but the carbohydrates that sugar aren't! Still, a dessert is a dessert and most are going to be bad for you somewhere along the way so let's get to the taste test.

                        Firstly I noticed 10 minutes was a bit optimistic. After 15 minutes I still found the dessert fairly solid so if you're in a hurry for a chocolate fix this can take about 20 minutes to be ready to eat.

                        The dessert comes in a plastic pot with a film lid and they advise you eat it straight from the pot. The top layer is a chocolate mousse in little peaked blobs with shavings of dark and white chocolate sprinkled on top. The middle layer is a firmer mousse that's more like ice cream and tastes chocolatey and finally the base is a very, very chocolatey biscuit layer.

                        I'm not a regular dessert eater as I have blood sugar issues and I'm also not a regular eater of chocolate so by the end of this dessert I was getting to chocolate overload! If you like alot of chocolate however this would definitely satisfy a chocolate craving. The pot is a couple of inches deep and about 3 inches across so it's a good sized pot.

                        The top mousse is very fluffy, the chocolate shavings are not as plentiful as depicted on the box but to be fair how many foods do look exactly like the picture on the box? The middle layer of mousse is firmer and very tasty and the biscuit base is very chocolatey. I have to say there was only a small amount of chocolate sauce, it wasn't "oozing" but it was sufficient.

                        They do taste alot like brownies which is down to the base more than anything and definitely are more than adequate to satisfy a sweet tooth or a chocolate craving. They come in packs of 2 so there's a second one to go at at a later date and you store them in the freezer so they keep a good while too.

                        Overall I was very impressed, these desserts are reasonable for calories and fat, inexpensive, very tasty and more than chocolatey enough to do the trick. I'm giving them a full 5 stars because they really are very nice!

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                          02.01.2009 15:23
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                          A tempting, satisfying, low fat treat!

                          Okay I started with Weight Watchers a month or so ago and have been losing weight steadily, despite the fact that I moved house in between and putting on some weight in between. Ah well. Anyway, having moved house my local supermarket is now Asda and isn't this just Weight Watchers heaven - anyone following the diet who hasn't visited yet, I strongly urge you to!
                          Back to the review in question - the weight watchers chocolate brownies are quite the best "diet" cakes I think I have ever had. They come in a box of 6 (I think) and packaged in the usual Weight Watchers blue and weight packaging with the information that each brownie contains 2 Weight Watchers points - an absolute bargain!

                          The brownies them selves are about 1.5 inches wide/long and about half an inch deep but what a brownie! They are moist, dense, chocolaty and gooey - everything a good brownie should be. There doesn't seem to be any nasty after taste that you sometimes get when sweetener is used instead of sugar, which is another bonus.
                          I don't remember exactly how much I paid for the pack of 6 brownies but it was probably about £1.50, which works out to about £0.25 per brownie, which really isn't too shabby at all!

                          All in all, whether you are following Weight Watchers or not, I advise anyone with a sweet tooth who is watching their weight to give these a try - they really are delicious and don't leave you longing for another afterwards - very satisfying!

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