“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Dark „
Rich Toffee Bars are Chewy Nougat with a smooth layer of toffee covered in dark chocolate. Each bar has a Weight Watchers point value of 1 1/2. Each bar has a weight of 25g.
The description given by weight watchers is correct these bars are chewy due to a combination of the toffee and also the nougat. The chocolate tastes really nice not too cheap tasting. Taste wise the nougat is the more prominent flavour as the toffee is only a thin layer.
They are great as a snack and keep you going til lunch time. Each box contains 5 bars and costs £2.00, you can only get these off the Weight Watchers web site or from a Weight Watchers meeting. If you buy from the web site the minimum order is 3 boxes.
As i am on the weight watchers diet these are great when you get that chocolate urge of an evening as apposed to gorging on a double decker.
I really enjoyed these bars and would buy them again, if you are not a dark chocolate fan then they also do them in milk chocolate which are just as good.
I do enjoy my chocolate, as you can probably tell from my reviews, so when I am being good on my diet I am constantly on the look out for a healthier than average chocolate treat which I can easily slot into my Weight Watchers plan.
A fairly new treat I have encountered is the Dark Rich Toffee Bar, made by Weight Watchers and available only from their meetings or online at www.weightwatchers.co.uk
I think it's a gorgeous chocolate bar, not obviously low fat in flavour and although it's not solid chocolate (in fact there is very little chocolate on the bar) it completely satisfies my chocolate craving as the dark chocolate is rich and flavoursome.
The bar itself is mainly made up of a dense nougat which is topped with a layer of sweet toffee, the whole thing is then wrapped in a fairly thin layer of dark chocolate. You can actually buy the same bar in a milk chocolate variety but in my opinion this dark one is by far the best.
The thing that makes it so satisfying is the fact that this is such a sweet and tasty bar that it doesn't feel like I am eating a low fat treat in the slightest. The nougat is sweet and chewy, I can detect a very slight nuttiness to it which is extremely pleasing and adds a roundness to the flavour that I was fairly surprised about when I first tried one of these bars.
The toffee layer is very reminiscent of the caramel used in a Mars Bar and has an almost treacly flavour, it is a very thin layer but adds so much to the bar in terms of both flavour and texture. I always think that something 'sticky' will instantly bring a low fat food to life and this is no exception, it means that when I bite through the bar my teeth encounter all the soft components yet the toffee is what jumps out at me as much more luxurious than I had originally being expecting.
While the chocolate is not the best quality there is, it's rich and very chocolately indeed and even though it is such a thin coating it manages to infuse the entire bar with the taste of dark chocolate. Combined with the sweetness of the nougat and toffee, the chocolate completes the treat perfectly and makes it feel very rich and absolutely full of flavour - which is arguably the most important thing when it comes to finding a good quality treat for when you're dieting.
Overall, I really cannot fault the Dark Rich Toffee Bar at all. It's flavoursome, rich and very moreish indeed - too moreish in fact as I can easily polish off two or three of them and in these instances it would probably work out more beneficial for me to have a single ordinary chocolate bar! Each of these bars contains 1 ½ Weight Watchers points, to put this into context I am allowed 20 points a day and an average 62g Mars Bar contains 5 ½ points.
As I mentioned earlier, these are only available online or through your Weight Watchers meeting. At the time of writing a box of five costs £2.25, although please be aware that this may change as Weight Watchers seem to be changing their prices on an almost weekly basis just lately.