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Weight Watchers Apple Crumble Slices

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      01.10.2009 16:11
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      Wicked Cakes That Are Sweet But Without Having Loads Of Calories In Them

      We buy these cakes quite a lot because they're always in the pound shop and they are very nice cakes that don't have as many calories as most other apple cakes.

      They are made by Weight Watchers but have got a good flavour not like most of their cakes that haven't got much taste. The sponge is quite stodgy I think and fools you that you are not eating a diet cake and the apple puree they use in them makes them nice and sweet without tasting too much like sugar. I like the texture of the cakes because they are sponge with a thin layer of apple puree and the 2 flavours go good together.

      There is a thin pastry base and that makes them seem more interesting because if the whole cake was dead soft then I reckon it would be boring. The crumble on the top is really just pastry that has been crumbled up a bit but it's still solid not like a proper crumble. There is sugar and a few oats on the top and that helps them taste sweet and I reckon if you are on a diet then this is the sort of thing you should look for because eating this makes you forget your sweet tooth for a bit.

      The taste of apple is quite strong in them even though there isn't a lot of apple puree in the cakes and there's also the flavour on cinnamon and that helps them taste like a proper apple crumble because apple and cinnamon always go well together. I like the way the sponge tastes a bit like apple as well and I think the over all flavour of the cakes is definately like apple crumble even though it's a bit fake tasting.

      You get 6 cakes in a box and they are quite a bit smaller than Mr KIpling cakes but they are for dieters so thats to be expected I suppose but it's still a bit annoying for people like me who aren't on a diet and wanted a nice big cake! You are better off to eat 2 at a time anyway because they go stale very fast once you've opened the box so if there's just you eating them then you'll have to find a way to keep them fresh.

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      19.06.2009 17:29
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      I only brought them as they were on special offer they are ok though.

      Weight Watchers , Apple Crumble slices.




      Went to Asdas to get a few bits and noticed these apple crumble slices on sale at reduced price so thought i would try them.




      The Package**********



      Suitable for Vegetarians. Comes in a carboard box, green and white, guess because of the apples they contain inside. The box has a picture on the front of six of these apple crumble slices, and being very consceince of my weight gonna give them a try. Apparently they are New as stated on the box. Also you can see a couple of slices of apple on the box too.



      Inside the box there is a plastic sealed clear plastic packet with inside that aplastic tray with six sections each containing one of the slices.



      Weight watchers state that this box contains 1 and a half points per slice, dont follow weight watchers so dont know their point scoring system. Easy to open box.


      Contents **********




      Contains six slices of apple crumble cake, once openned you can smell a slight apple fragrance and a hint of cinnemon, they are light apple sponge slices, with Bramley apple jam on a delicate pastry base. Each slice is lightly topped with an oaty crumble.



      The Taste**********



      Quite nice, very light but needed three to fill myself up, with a cuppa. You can taste the crumble and this is quite nice, and the apple is light but would have liked a bit more of the apple filling for my liking.



      They recommend that once you have openned the packet you should leave any uneaten cakes in an air tight container.


      Contain Apple Jam, Glucose Syrup, Wheat flour, Apple concentrate, to name a few.


      I think that these cakes would be nicer with a bit of cream on, or hot custard ( I know defeats the object of a light slimming cake, but thats just my opinion, im afraid.


      But a nice light cake to have as a snack, with a nice pot of tea, and i did like them usual price £1.33p but i got mine for just 20p in the eat today section of Asdas so cant grumble.


      Would i go out of my way to buy these again if they were not cheap No.


      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews xx

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        27.02.2009 12:51
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        Don't go there!

        I love a scone or piece of cake in an afternoon with my cappucino. However I need to get my cholesterol down so I thought I would give these cakes a try. At only 90 calories, 2g fat, and 0.4g saturated fat I thought they wouldn't do any harm. I'm not on the WeightWatchers diet, but if you are, they are 1 1/2 points per slice.

        The blurb on the front of the box states:
        'Light apple sponge slices, layered with Bramley apple jam on a delicate pastry base and lightly topped with an oaty crumble.'

        I've got them in front of me now for the purposes of analysis. When I take one out the strong smell of cinammon wafts out, and a faint smell of apple. The cake looks and feels quite dry and there's powdery topping that looks a bit like the dusty bits at the bottom of a packet of oatflakes. It's not really much like a crumble topping.

        When I bite into it, it has a rough dryish chewy texture. Not very nice I'm afraid! I can detect an odd bit of apple but not much. There's supposed to be a layer of apple jam, but I can only just see it, and hardly taste it at all. To say it smells so much of cinammon, I can't really taste that much either.
        There's a layer of pastry on the bottom that's thin, dry and tasteless.

        There's an odd musty aftertaste to this cake, which doesn't taste like any real ingredient I can think of, so I suspect it's more to do with the additives and preservatives. And there are a lot of them: potassium sorbate, humectant, mono and diacetyl tartaric esters of mono and diglycerides of fatty acids... I'm not going to list them all.

        I can't even bring myself to finish this cake, it's so unpleasant, and for me to waste cake is very very rare! I think the rest of these are going in the bin. I'm not even going to put them out for the birds because I don't think all those additives will do them any favours.

        These sell at around £1 a packet and are a total ripoff. There are six in the box and each one measures about 6cm by 2.5cm, so as a treat they are tiny. They're poor quality and poor value for money so I won't be buying them again!

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          19.01.2009 22:23

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          great cake

          this cake was very tasty,crunchy with lots of apple taste,unlike some of the others you can taste the fruit,this product was not to dry,like a lot of the weight watchers cakes, i gave them to my mum who loves apple cake but she is very fussy,as she is nearly 100 years old,and can remember when cakes were really cakes and they tasted really good,in the war she said, there was a shortage of sugar and butter, so all cakes were made with oats and margarine and dry egg,this has made my mum very fussy about her cakes so to hear her say that the apple crumble slices were so nice made me pleased, I also gave them to my young grandchildren,they couldnt get enought, and i had to go out and buy some more from tesco.i was very lucky as there were only 5 packets left as they had run out over christmas.

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          19.01.2009 19:22
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          Another lovely Weight Watchers cake.

          In my search for diet friendly snacks I stumbled upon a pack of six Weight Watchers Apple Crumble Slices in Tesco for just £1. I have tried other Weight Watchers cakes and liked or disliked them in equal measure, their carrot cake slices are delicious but their chocolate cake bars are awful. I really miss apple crumble though so thought I'd give these a try in the hope they would be a half decent alternative.

          And they certainly are!

          The cake is rather smaller than I thought or hoped it would be, but with only 1 1/2 Weight Watchers points per cake I don't mind it being this size as I can sometimes find enough points in my allowance to have two with a small tub of low fat custard for a delicious and filling pudding after a nice meal.

          The cake is an apple flavoured sponge which has a layer of apple jam at the bottom and a thin pastry base, emulating the components of an apple crumble; it's all flavoured completely of apple with barely a hint of crumble taste, but there is a very fine layer of sugary oats sprinkled on the top which actually gives the impression of eating a tasty crumble.

          The apple flavour is fairly authentic, a little synthetic tasting perhaps but the very thin layer of apple jam really gives it a nicely fresh apple taste and takes away somewhat the less natural flavouring of the sponge. It's a very tasty cake and doesn't taste like diet food at all, in fact I've served it to my anti-salad son in law and the only thing that gave the game away was the tiny size of them!

          I'll definitely buy these lovely little cakes again as they are so tasty and a really nice sweet treat in the evening after sticking to my diet all day. At just £1 they are a real bargain and even when they go back up to £1.24 they're still excellent value for money in my opinion. My box has a use by date almost two months away so I am going to stock up on a couple of boxes while they are still on special offer, I could eat them after every meal they are so yummy.

          Each cake contains 90 calories and 2g of fat so can easily be slotted into any healthy eating plan.

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