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      09.05.2010 19:53
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      Definitely worth trying

      I always seem to be dieting and when I am, I tend to rely quite heavily on weight watchers products. Generally I find them to be of good quality and nearly as good as the "real" versions of the foods they are substituting for. I love their cakes and yogurts, so when I saw these frozen desserts I was thrilled and decided to try them. When I opened them up and saw the clear plastic containers with the peel-off plastic tops I was slightly disappointed because the plastic looks a bit cheap. I suppose you could spoon them out of the plastic into a bowl but I decided to just take the easy way out and eat them from the plastic pot. The main thing I was worried about was the taste, anyway. And the taste is....really good. There is a lot going on in each pot - creamy mousses that are flavoured with banana and toffee, swirls of rich thick toffee and little slivers of white and toffee chocolate on top. The base is made of a biscuit that tastes a bit like cardboard and is my least favourite part of this dessert. You really do need to have a major sweet tooth to enjoy these as they are a bit sickly. I find the portions fairly large, especially for a weight watchers product which are usually tiny. Eating one of these definitely eliminates my cravings for dessert. My boyfriend also enjoys these but unlike me he prefers to take them out of the freezer half an hour before eating them so that they defrost and taste more like mousse. I like them totally frozen so they're more like ice cream. Either way they're very good. I think they're nice with a sliced banana in a bowl with the frozen dessert spooned on top. This is good for stretching these out if you have a big appetite and also adds something slightly healthy to alleviate the guilt of eating pure junk food. These ice cream desserts contain about 160 calories and 3 weight watchers points and come in boxes of two. Quite frequently a box will be on sale at Tesco's for £1 and it's definitely worth waiting for the sales and stocking up. If like me you don't have much room in the freezer, it helps to take these out of the box and throw the box away before freezing them.

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        13.03.2010 08:56
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        An ok product

        At Sainsburys last week i noticed a special offer of by 4 for £5 and as i knew my sister would be round a lot in the week I thought I'd get four of the banoffee desserts pack (2 in each pack) for the entire family to try and hopefully enjoy. But did we? Kind of is the answer, as with all weight watchers products they are very small and don't fill you up so make sure you have had a filling dinner before hand to stop you reaching for something else afterwards. The product is a bit weird in flavour nothing like Banoffee that I've ever had (but I'm no expert) but is very light and fluffy like a mousse but the worst thing about the dessert is the biscuit type bottom layer which is quite rubbery and hard and a bit like bread. The overall product is quite sweet and it is also frozen and you must let it defrost in room temperature for about 20 minutes Overall an ok product by weightwatchers and well worth giving a go if you are on a diet as it might be ideal for you, but for me i'd rather have some weight watchers carrot cake (or chocolate!) Nutritionally each individual dessert has 170 calores, is 3 weight watchers points, and has only 4.4% fat. Contains Barley, Gluten, Wheat, Eggs, Milk, Soya\Soybeans, free from Artificial Colours and Artificial Flavours Tony

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          19.02.2010 21:59
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          I didn't want to share this - but then I just couldn't help myself

          I am a late comer when it comes to enjoying the experience of banoffee, but my love for this combination has been sealed by the experience of the weight watchers (from Heinz of course) Banoffee Dessert. The science part - one box will give you two banoffee desserts, each with a 3 points value and a calorie value of 170 and fat content of 4.4% each. The desserts are bough frozen and should be stored accordingly and defrosted before eating (yes that means abit of a wait - torture). And to conclude on this section, there are no artificial flavours (good), colours (very good) and hydrogenated fat (bonus). So working from the bottom of the dessert up, a small toffee sponge (reminiscint of a cheesecake base) no more than 5mm deep. Above this a large section of banana mousse with toffee sauce drizzled around the outer edge, above that the toffee mousse with a piped finish decoration then finally there are chocolate shavings of banana and toffee coloured chocolate on top. There should be a warning on this box - that this dessert is so delicious you may not be able to refrain from eating more and an unsuppressable desire to bathe in them. Once you appreciate the true delicious and complete melt in the mouth flavours of this dessert, it is important to establish a routine for eating them in order to savour the flavours to their maximum potential. I personally have perfected the sectional eating approach, carefully eating the chocolate shaving first, then moving to the toffee mouse so as not to disturb the banana mousse or sauce, if you achieve this you may then sucessfully move onto extracting the toffee sauce from the sides of the banana mousse, then devouring said mousse. In order not to be purely disappointed at the end with just the sponge you may wish to intermingle the last bits of mousse with the sponge. If you do this it might last 30 to 60 seconds!!! Well I'm only human. I should really be saying this is awful don't buy them, then the supermarkets would always have plenty stocked for me, but this is an experience I just need to share. Well done weight watchers from Heinz!

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          05.01.2010 14:26
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          Leave the bottom layer, eat the rest!

          In my effort to eat healthily for 2010, I bought some of these Weight Watchers Banoffee desserts to beat my sweet food cravings. Each cardboard box contains two desserts in plastic pots, and it states that for best results you should take them out of the freezer, remove the film lid, leave for ten minutes and then eat straight from the pot. I was expecting them to be tiny as most Weight Watchers products seem to be very small, and the box wasn't that big, so it was a bit bigger than I was expecting! But don't expect a massive dessert, because these tubs are probably around twice the size of a regular yoghurt pot (not Muller sized, but then not Petit Filous either). I think they cost me around £1.50 from Sainsbury's, so they aren't really that cheap, but they do contain fewer than 200 calories, so it's a bit of a trade off. I left it longer than the required ten minutes by distracting myself with the Internet, so it was quite close to room temperature (or at least the top layer was) when I dipped my spoon in. I was a bit dubious that it could defrost that quickly (my combination fridge/freezer is set very cold and the fridge alone freezes things sometimes), but I had no problems at all there. If you're buying this in the summer though, don't expect a very chilly and refreshing dessert - go for an ice lolly instead! This is more cool and creamy. The dessert has two layers of mousse - toffee and banana - which is not really the proper toffee and banana I was expecting. However, it tastes surprisingly nice, especially when mixed with the third layer which is toffee. I definitely enjoyed this aspect of it. However, I realised after a few spoonfuls that there was another layer underneath, a brown layer that looked like biscuit or cake. It was pretty solid in the pot as my spoon hadn't picked it up at first, but then when I ate it I found it was very soggy and artificial tasting. It tasted like soggy but stale bread, and even when mixed in with the other flavours is ruined them a bit for me. Other than that it was a great dessert and more satisfying than I thought it would be, so I'm generally happy with the taste and would probably buy them again.

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          03.01.2010 02:23
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          Weight Watchers Banoffee Desserts

          One of my New Years resolutions is to start eating better and get myself more toned up and healthier in the process so just before 2010 started I went shopping on the lookout for these so called "diet" foods as something to substitute my usual crappy foods. So Ill start this review by saying banoffee pie is my favourite desert of all time and I could eat it 24/7 so when I saw that Weight Watchers had their own version of this desert I simply had to try it and the fact that they were on offer for £1 in one of my local shops just sealed the deal for me. Part of the reason I like ordinary banoffe pies so much is because they are so sweet and for me they are the ultimate sugar fix so I was very interested to try these and see if they were anything like the normal and whether or not Weight Watchers would have been able to retain the great flavour after taking out most of the calories and sugar. Nutritional Information: Based on a serving size of 1 81g pot. Calories: 170 Fat: 4.4% And this is 3 points on the Weight Watchers diet plan if your interested. Useful Information: Heinz describes these deserts as 'Rich toffee and banana mousse on moist toffee sauce with sweet toffee sauce and delicate curls.' Allergy Information: wheat, gluten, egg, milk, barley, soya and they may contain traces of nuts. You get two of these yummy deserts per packet and all you do is simply remove them from the freezer, peel back the plastic lid and then leave for ten minutes at room temperature to defrost then eat them!! The Taste: Just from looking at this I thought this must be soo fattening because it just looked so yummy and filling but I put those thoughts to the back of my head and starting eating. The top layer is a sort of toffee flavoured mousse covered with shavings of white chocolate and caramel that really does melt in your mouth, I was also surprised to find that it tasted very sweet and just like a normal banoffee pie. The mousse tasted really creamy and if I'm honest if someone had placed this in front of me and not told me it was Weight Watchers I don't think i would have known the difference. The second layer of the gorgeous pudding is the banana mousse which really surprised me because it actually tastes like fresh banana's and not artificial at all so that was a nice but unexpected shock for me. Also in this middle section is the toffee sauce which to be fair tasted more like caramel to me, but hey what do I know? This sauce is very sticky but it tastes amazing and again doesnt taste any different to the sauce I have on my normal banoffee. The last section is the usual thick sponge base which really does soak p all the flavours from the rest of the pudding and is proper soft but with a sort of chewy edge which I really liked. All the flavours and textures in the pudding work really well together and I really enjoyed eating it. Overall Opinion: For anyone who doesnt want to try these deserts because they think they wont taste the same as their usual desert let me just say you are wrong!! As I mentioned if someone had given me this to eat and not told me it was a "diet" pudding I don't think I could have told the difference. Try them believe me you will not regret it. Thanks For Reading x-0 Salz 0-x

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          11.09.2009 17:11
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          Eat them! ;-p

          I have a really sweet tooth like a lot of people but am not allowed to eat my mum's Weight Watchers Desserts as they are expensive... When will parents ever learn things that are out of bounds are more tempting than ever, lol! These 'Banoffee Desserts' are sold in packs of two; usually about £1.39 unless they are on offer for a pound like they were in Morrisons this week. The packaging is a dark purple cardboard box with June next year as the best before date so they get plenty of freezer life. Made by Heinz they are described as: 'Rich toffee and banana mousse on moist toffee sauce with sweet toffee sauce and delicate curls. Yummy! The calories per 81g pot are 170 with 4.4% fat and this comes to 3 points on the Weight Watchers diet plan. For allergists there is wheat, gluten, egg, milk, barley, soya and they may contain traces of nuts. In each clear round plastic pot the desserts contain no artificial colours or flavours or hydrogenated fats, and you simply need to peel back the sealed film lid to defrost at room temperature to eat ten minutes later - simple! Now these are really tasty and satisfying, my favourite bit of the sweet is the curly swirls of white and caramel chocolate sprinkled on the top of the top toffee layer of mousse which is really light and whippy :) The middle part of the mousse is just as light and full of banana flavour and is a lighter cream compared to the light brown toffee layer. All around the edges of the container is a delicious runny toffee sauce that tastes really caramelly and sweet, it is quite gloopy and sticky and has a lovely aftertaste if you eat it on its own! The chewy bit is the thick disc of sponge in the bottom of the pot which is really thick and tastes of moreish toffee. All parts of this dessert work really well together when you get all the different textures... Five stars from me, these are so tasty when I am allowed one! ;-p

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          17.07.2009 11:37
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          Decent Weight Watchers Dessert

          I popped into my local corner shop on the way home from work last night to pick up a few bits 'n' pieces & saw a couple of Weight Watchers desserts in the freezer that I hadn't tried so I thought I'd givem them a whirl. 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 toffee sauce" 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:- "Rich toffee & banana mousse on a moist toffee sponge with sweet toffee sauce and delicate curls." There's also a picture of Weight Watchers Creamy Strawberry Cheesecakes. 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, Toffee Sauce (10%), Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder, Banana Puree (5%), Wheat Flour, Glucose Powder, Vegetable Oil and Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Inulin, Caramel Flavour Curls (1.5%), Whey Powder (From Milk), Stabilisers & Emulsifiers (Pork Gelatine, Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Sodium Alginate, Carrageenans, Xanthan Gum, Brown Sugar, Dextrose, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Sorbital Syrup, Egg Powder, Fructose Syrup, Barley Starch), Raising Agents (Diphosphates, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate), Modified Potato Starch, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Egg Albumen, Flavourings, Salt, Colours (Curcumin, Paprika Extract). Toffee Sauce contains (Glucose Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Dextrose, Skimmed Condensed Milk, Invert Syrup, Water, Butter, Stabiliser (Pectin), Emulsifier (Polysorbate 60), Flavouring). Caramel Flavour Curls contain (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Full Cream Milk Powder, Cocoa Maw, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavourings). Nutritional Information per dessert {per 100g in brackets} Energy kJ: 718kJ {887kJ} kcal: 170kcal {210kcal} Protein: 4.0g {4.9g} Carbohydrate: 30.5g {37.7g} of which sugars: 21.5g {26.6g} Fat: 3.6g {4.4g} (of which saturates): 2.5g {3.1g} Fibre: 1.1g {1.4g} Sodium: 0.1g {0.1g} Salt equivalent: 0.3g {0.3g} 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 dividing line between the toffee sponge and the banana & toffee mousses. This dessert also looks to contain slightly more toffee sauce than the Caramel Crunch did. Taste: I push my spoon into the top layer of the mousse which is covered with a sprinkling of curls. The toppings of the previous Weight Watchers desserts I've tried have all been reasonably tasty so I'm fairly confident that this one won't disappoint. The consistency is a fair bit thicker than the sort of mousses you feed to children but it tastes rather nice and you can tell it's meant to be toffee. One plus point so far. I finish the rest of this layer & gaze at the paler coloured banana mousse. Hopefully this will taste of something too, but it makes up the lions share of the dessert & after my experience with the Creamy Lemon Cheesecake I'm not holding out much hope. I push my spoon into this as well and take a taste. Hurrah! You can taste the banana. The consistency is pretty much the same as the layer of toffee mousse but neither of them feels "claggy" like the cheesecake in the Creamy Lemon Cheesecake did. After scraping up the last remnants of the banana mousse with my spoon we're left with the "moist toffee sponge" at the bottom. I can remember eating this when I reviewed the Caramel Crunch & I wasn't impressed then so I'm not holding out much hope now ~ & my concerns are justified. The base just tastes too "wet" & spoils what it otherwise a very pleasant dessert. One black mark. Price: I paid 99p for one box of these in my local corner shop. Opinion: Heinz have got two of the three elements right here:- the banana & toffee mousses, but it's the "moist toffee sponge" that lets the side down. Can I suggest replacing this with the "Crumbly Biscuit Base" from the Creamy Lemon Cheesecake dessert then you'd have three good elements & one overall decent dessert. This is the first Weight Watchers dessert that I'd quite happily eat again as the banana & toffee mousses are so good that I can cope with the disappointing sponge base at the end. In order of perference then I'd rank the desserts I've tried so far as:- 1st: Banoffee Dessert 2nd: Creamy Lemon Cheesecake 3rd: Caramel Crunch

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          15.07.2009 19:11
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          Weight watchers are a diet company who supply products suitable for the WeightWatchers diet. One of their products are the banoffee 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 81g. 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 £1.28 which works out at around 64p 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. 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. As these are frozen and kept in the freezer they have to be defrosted before eating them. I left mine out for around 12 minutes. You are meant to leave them to defrost for around ten but I forgot about mine so caught it just in time. Not to worry though it was still perfectly in tact. Removing the lid Is a bit of the struggle but I eventually managed. The dessert was quite positively delicious. The first thing I sampled were the toffee curls on the top. They were really nice and had quite a crunchy texture. They only had a very faint caramel taste to them but it was just enough! The next thing I tried was the toffee mousse. It was really light but actually had a nice density to it too. It tasted really like caramel which was amazing and there was a hint of fudge in their too! The next thing I got a taste of was the banana mousse. This was delicious and had a really strong banana taste to it. It was again smooth and I feel it was a bit lighter and less thick and dense than the toffee part. The toffee sauce swirled through was lovely. There wasn't a large amount of it though but what there was, was gorgeous. The last part I tried was the sponge. There also seemed to be more of the toffee sauce down here but still not an awful lot. The sponge tasted quite like sticky toffee pudding but definitely not as strong or delicious. It was really chewy but not though at all. All together the flavours mixed wonderfully but I think the most predominant thing was the banana mousse! They were scrumptious so I was worried about the nutrition. I wasn't too shocked though and they were fairly healthy. In fact one dessert contained 152 calories and for what it is, a tiny 3g of fat. It could have been slightly lower in calories but for the content and amazing taste, it was amazing.

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          20.06.2009 15:13
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          Great Product at a Great Price

          It is a well known fact that when on a diet you are more likely to crave what you cannot have. With Weight Watchers you do not encount these problems due to the fact that they produce everyday food, all of your favourites just with a lower fat and calorie content. These Banoffee Desserts are very tasty and they are of a high quality. They are a good size meaning therefore you are completely satisfied after one. They are creamy and filling and good value for money - around £1 for 2 so therefore they may actually be cheaper than buying regular deserts! The portion sized tubs make it easy to count your points rather than measuring things out and also makes it easy to eat one and keep one. You cannot taste the difference. Brilliant dessert and a brilliant price, bound to keep you satisfied and on track with your diet.

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            06.06.2009 08:06
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            I do like sweet things and desserts, but I think I would always reach for a bag of crisps before a Cake. Being on a Diet, and technically being allowed some Crisps a day, then I can do that, but you know what it's like when you're not allowed something, then you want it more? That's where desserts come in, as I have found my sweet tooth again. Weight Watchers products are made by Heinz. I think Diet food has come a long way in the last few years, and there is so many tasty things out there that make you think you are eating proper food instead of low calorie and low fat. You find these Desserts in the freezer section of some shops. You buy them in a twin pack, and there is a choice of different Desserts. The normaly price approx for these is around £1.40, but they can be found for £1 some times. So what is the Dessert? It is an individual Banoffee Dessert in a plastic tub. You can eat straight out of the tub, which is the easiest to do, because if you try to put it in a bowl, then you will have to scrape around the sides to get everything off, and no doubt lose half your Dessert! You take these out of the freezer, leave to stand for about 10 minutes and they are ready to eat. The 10 minutes just lets it all start to melt and become a bit creamier. The Dessert has a quite thin Toffee Sponge base and on top of that is a Toffee and Banana Mousse with a dollop of Toffee sauce and some Toffee curls on the top. It is pretty sweet and a little sickly, but the portion size is just right, and this does fine for a Dessert. The Sponge is nice and moist and the Mousse is Creamy, and a little rich, so it should satisfy your sweet craving. Packaging is alright. As I said the Desserts are in little round plastic tubs. They are in a rectangular cardboard box. This has a picture of the Dessert on the front, a brief description and the Weight Watchers logo on the front as well. On the back is the serving instructions, a little bit about the Weight Watchers plan and the nutritional information Per Dessert 170 calories 4g protein 30.5g carbs 3.6g fat 1.1g fibre 0.3g salt Yes this is a diet product, and yes it does taste like banoffee. It is not exactly the same as Banoffee Pie, but is quite similar. Anyway I think Banoffee Pie has about a squillion calories anyway, so this is a similar taste and a lot better for you.

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            16.05.2009 12:45
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            Great dessert that really makes you feel like you've had treat

            Dieting or 'healthy eating' as it's now more popularly known is not usually a time for enjoying delicious treats and desserts. That was until now. What do WW say about their banoffee desserts? They say these are 2 individual toffee sponges that are topped with toffee and banana mousse, toffee sauce and toffee curls. What do i say about them? Im not as a rule a fan of weight watcher puddings. Often i'd rather save up my points and have something decent. However these are different. I love all things banana and banana flavoured and the banana taste does come through quite strongly with this mousses. The recommendation of the packet is to defrost these before eating. I have tried this and to be honest i prefer them when they are still slightly frozen. If you pull them out of the freezer for just 5 minutes before eating you get a delicious ice cream effect instead of the mousse. The rich toffee sauce is dotted around the sides and really makes this dessert taste special. It is the kind of thing that i would be happy to sit and eat if i had guests coming for dinner and they were all eating one of Nigella's delicious desserts. They are three weight watchers points since the packaging changed (gone up half a point from previously) The price/where to buy. I think these are widely available in supermarkets. I have bought them from Asda, tesco and Sainsburys. They usually cost £1.39 but you can sometimes get them on offer for £1. Its worth noting that that packaging has changes from the picture above. It is not more of a deep purple colour, so look out for them when you go shopping. Other bits and bobs: There is no hydrogenated fat in these which is good. It contains wheat, gluten, eggs, milk, and soya for those on special diets. There are no artificial colours or flavours

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            23.02.2009 16:20
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            Great for dieters

            MMMMmmm these are delicious. Well OK their not as good as a real banoffee pie with whipped cream, but for those of us following a weight loss regime, they make it that little bit more exciting. The are an ice cream and sauce desert on a small amount of sponge, they can be found in the freezer section and then you eat them frozen. Although you may want to take them out for 5 minutes before to give them a chance to thaw. (if you can wait that long). I do recommend eating with a tea spoon as they are a little small, and hopefully they will then last longer and satisfy your sweet craving. They have a subtle banana flavour and a little bit of toffee sauce which you'll probably want to eek out, because there isn't quite enough. But I guess thats where the calories are saved. These little puddings cost about £1.50 for two which is quite expensive, but if you get them when they are on special offer, then they are definately worth it.

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            05.02.2009 21:57
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            not bad for a sweet fix, but doesnt quite work

            My favourite dessert by far is banoffee pie but with all that cream, biscuit base and toffee its not the healthiest thing. However I noticed weight watchers did them and being as they were on on offer I thought I would throw them in the trolley. They cost me 1pound for 2 pots but normally I think they retail at 1.39 for two pots. The packaging appeals to women, with its girly pink box and mouth watering photo of the dessert...had me thinking how can this be low in fat? The dessert is obviously not like a normal banoffee pie it is made up of a toffee and banana mouse on a toffee sponge with toffee sauce and has some chocolate swirls on the top. When I tried it, it was quite dissappointing just because it did taste healthy and not like a banoffee dessert should do, but then what did I expect?? The texture is a bit soft as there is no crunch to it, the mousse soaks into the sponge and melts together which creates a strange consistency. Unlike proper banoffee pie with cream and a biscuit base. Its okay if you need a sweet fix and your on a diet, but I would prefer to occassionally treat myself to the real thing, as this doesnt work for me.

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            26.01.2009 16:02
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            A change from the usual low-fat offerings, but not particularly flavourful.

            As many of you will know, I've been changing my eating habits (very successfully might I add!) over the past few months and am always on the lookout for new desserts which satisfy my sweet tooth without being laden with calories and fat. I've tried several of the Weight Watchers offerings, even though I am not following their plan, and have overall been very impressed. I'm not generally a huge fan of banoffee, it has to be said. I don't really like banana flavoured things. But when my dad brought these home because they were on offer, I actually really enjoyed them. The desserts come in a box of two fairly large plastic pots with peel back lids. Each is topped with toffee-flavoured curls and the dessert consists firstly of a layer of a vanilla/very mildly toffee-flavoured ice-cream like substance (not sure what else to call it!), then a layer of banana "substance", interlaced with gooey toffee sauce with a cheesecake base. Okay, the reason I can't decide whether to call it an ice cream or not is that it doesn't taste at all creamy. I was expecting either a mousse or a frozen yoghurt, but it lacks the tang of a yoghurt or the texture of a mousse. It's pretty tasteless honestly. The banana flavour is much better, although quite strong-tasting so if you really hate bananas, then you won't enjoy it. I did try to get some toffee sauce on my spoon for all of the vanilla/flavourless section and I think it would have been pretty bland without. The cheesecake base is soggy and tastes a bit like stale biscuits, but for some reason I quite liked it! Now I don't know if it's just my freezer being overenthusiastic again (everything seems to be SUPER frozen when I take it out!) but the dessert was so frozen when I took it out I almost wondered if I'd made a mistake and these were supposed to be refrigerated instead. I literally had a dent in my hand from the end of the spoon when I'd finished digging that tricky top layer. Which is why I'm not entirely sure whether they were going for a mousse or an ice cream - because it quite frankly could have been a solid form of either!! The box does recommend leaving it to stand for a while, but seriously, it would have to be about an hour! Despite the "ice cream" being a bit of a let down, there was plenty of rich toffee sauce and the portions are really ample for a low calorie and fat dessert. Especially in the uber-frozen state mine seem to end up in, these take a while to eat and are really quite satisfying. Now for the calorie part - there are 170 per pot and 3.6g of fat. Yes, not as good as a lot of ice lollies, but this tastes interesting if you fancy a change. You can find these at most good supermarkets for around £1.30, but Somerfield are currently running a BOGOF promotion on these, which makes them really cheap per box and I would definitely recommend these if you're watching what you eat and still like something tasty for after your meal.

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              15.10.2008 21:18
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              A lovely low fat sweet treat

              I am currently on a weight watchers eating plan and although I am doing this to loose weight I do not believe that avoiding foods that take my fancy is in my best interest (as if I don't loose weight one week I will probably head out and eat something fattening - hence the reason I am doing ww!) However, I do believe that choosing lower fat versions of foods that are typically bad for you is the best option. This is where the Weight Watchers from Heinz range comes in handy. I picked these up this week at £1.39 in Tesco's. This is the price I have generally paid for ww frozen deserts in the past. In the box you get two Banoffee deserts at 3 ww points each. Each contains: 170 calories 4.0g protein 30.5g carbohydrate, 21.5g of which sugars 3.6g fat, 2.5g saturates 1.1g fibre 0.1g sodium, 0.3g salt equivalent They contain gluten, wheat, barley, egg, milk and soya and may contain traces of nut. They come frozen and the defrost instructions are to remove the film lid and stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. The box I bought this week is best before end August 2009 (not that they will last past the weekend!) The appearance and taste. I would class this as a fairly decent sized portion I would say the pot is around the same size as a muller rice pot - so bigger than a standard yogurt pot. They come in a pot from my calculations (looking at the nutritional values of 100g per serving) is about 80/81g a serving. They come with a film cover which is to be removed to allow to defrost. The color is like a sandwich of brown, white and brown - you get shavings on top and you can see the toffee sauce in the pot between the two top layers. The top layer of toffee mouse is soft and you can see air bubbles in, the white banana mouse layer seems to be thicker and smoother - I found it quite like ice cream that has been slightly defrosted consistency. The bottom part is a toffee brown sponge which is quite hard in contrast to the rest of the desert. As for the taste, it does taste strongly of toffee and I found that a lot more noticable that the banana and found a lot of toffee sauce in between the two mouse layers only added to the extra sweetness of the toffee taste. But the banana mouse taste does really complement the toffee and really went lovely with the sponge bottom and I felt as if I was having ice cream over some toffee sponge. It is a very sweet desert and I did find myself a bit too full of sweetness after the desert even though I do like sweet treats! A nice once in a while treat for those watching the calories and fat in what they eat.

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