“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Mousse „
I am currently on WeightWatchers - I reached my goal weight a month or so ago but I am continuing to stick to the plan as I enjoy it and I find I eat far better. I buy quite a few products from the WW food range still because I find it convenient to have something that has all the points already worked out.
These pots of vanilla and chocolate mousse come in packs of 2. Each plastic pot of mousse is 80g, and they come in a cardboard container with the logo and nutritional info on them. Pretty boring really!
The mousse itself is quite bubbly. The chocolate is at the bottom and makes up about 3/4 of the pot. It is topped with vanilla mousse, which is quite yellowy in colour. It doesn't look spectacular - but then it's cheap mousse in a plastic pot. It's not a luxury product but it does the job.
I found the taste of the vanilla mousse quite strong - almost custardy. When combined with the chocolate mousse, I couldn't taste the vanilla at all or distinguish between the 2 flavours. I was wary that this would taste of artificial sweeteners but I didn't find this to be the case. The chocolate was sweet and pleasant but not rich enough for my taste. Nice - but perhaps a little on the bland side.
JUST FOR SLIMMERS?
No... but then if you're not trying to lose weight then why would you want to eat a low fat mousse? Go and get the real stuff!
These cost £1.19 for the 2 pots. I don't think this is too bad.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THESE?
I'd recommend these to other slimmers or even anyone who just wants a cheap chocolate mousse. I think the individual pots are very convenient, and chucking these into the trolley was just far handier this week for me rather than buying individual ingredients to make my own low fat desserts.
I saw these on offer in the supermarket this week, 2 mousse for £1 and decided to give them a go. I do love chocolate, but am currently trying to watch my weight so these seemed like a great after dinner treat at only 106 calories.
Each mousse comes in quite a tall clear tub, and has a chocolate layer with a thinner vanilla mousse layer on top.
I first tried the vanilla layer and all I can say is I was not impressed. It tasted very artificial, and was oddly yellow. I ended up binning this layer and moving on to the mousse. I must have saved at least 30 of those calories by throwing out 1/3 of the mousse!
The chocolate layer is better, and tastes like most supermarket own brand mousses, a bit fake and dry, not strongly chocolatey, but you can tell what its supposed to be. If only this layer were in the pot I would consider buying one again.
However for that £1 I can also get a 4 pack of Cadbury's Hi-Lights mousses, which are slightly lower in calories, cheaper, and have that smooth, creamy Cadbury's taste. So in future thats what I will be buying, Weight Watchers have really missed the mark on this one.
I bought a couple of packs of these chocolate and vanilla mousse from Tesco as they were on offer, two for £2.50 which seemed a pretty good deal. I'm watching what I eat so with these having only 106 calories in them they're good to have after dinner at night. If you are following the Weight Watcher's programme you will find that these are worth 2 Points per pot.
The two plastic 80g pots have a cardboard wrapper which has a modern design with all the relevant information clearly displayed. The pots themselves have a foil top which is easily removed and does not tear, leaving you having to pick off lots of little bits. Being a mousse they're very light. The chocolate is sweet and takes up three quarters of the pot, the vanilla mousse is at the top and tastes just as good as the chocolate.
There's just enough in these pots to satisfy a chocolate craving and to feel as though you've had a dessert. Also with the low calories you don't have to feel guilty about having one of these as an afternoon snack.
I'm not a big fan of most desserts as I tend to find them a bit sickly on the whole. Every now and again though, I can't resist picking up the odd one while doing the shopping, and these are usually my preferred choice if they're available.
***What are they?***
As the name suggests, these desserts contain a combination of belgian chocolate and vanilla in a mousse format. They come in packs of two, and each dessert comes in its own indidivual plastic pot, which is transparent so you can get a good idea of what to expect before you start eating. The top half of the desert is the vanilla mousse, while the chocolate mousse sits underneath that so it's literally a dessert of two halves. The packaging is quite misleading as the dessert never looks anything like the spoonful on the front as I tend to either get a spoonful of either the vanilla or the chocolate but never together in such an appetising fashion.
***What they taste like***
Some people might find the combination quite sickly but I love these. The vanilla half of the mousse is light and quite creamy and is a perfect compliment to the richness of the chocolate. There tends to be more of the chocolate mousse than the vanilla, which is a bit of a shame as I quite like the creaminess of the vanilla. If I'm being totally honest, the chocolate doesn't taste all that Belgian as it seems much like bogstandard chocolate mousse for the most part, although it does start to taste a bit more rich once the vanilla is out of the way.
To open, you need to peel off the foil lid. This sounds simple enough but I often find that I can't get a good enough grip to put enough force into the action and this can make it difficult to open without causing a complete mess.
Each 80g pot contains 2.8g of fat (1.8g of of which is saturated fat) and 106 calories, and is equivalent to two points. There is milk and soya, but the packaging states that it is suitable as part of a gluten free diet.
I'm not on a Weight Watchers programme, and never have been, but I'm always tempted to try new products that claim to be lower fat/cals. This is partially because I think most of the branded products either taste like poop and/or are a total rip-off. These mousses unfortunately will be added to my list of avoidances, which is a shame because they looked so delicious and tempting.
I came across these Weight Watchers mousses in Tesco last week, and after walking past them 3 days in a row I decided to give into temptation. I was reluctant to buy them at first as a pack of two costs 99p, and I've bought Tesco's own make mousses before at under 80p for a pack of 6. These ones are larger though, and look very appealing, as you can see by the picture.
They can be found in the chiller section next to other yoghurts, chilled desserts and mousses. I don't think these are popular enough to feature in all supermarkets, but I would imagine most big supermarkets like Tesco and Asda should stock them if my local, slightly rubbish, Tesco's does.
The mousses come in two plastic pots, kept together by a cardboard sleeve. The cardboard has a picture of a spoon with the mousse on, which looks soft, fluffy and pretty. I'm a sucker when it comes to the prettiness of new products, and I must admit it was probably the pattern of the vanilla mousse on top of the Belgian mousse that tempted me. Like other chilled items, these have a use-by date of a couple of weeks and will need to be kept refridgerated.
Each plastic pot is 80g, and has a foil lid that you peel off. For those that follow Weight Watchers, these are 2 points each. Each mousse has 106 calories and 2.3g fat (1.8g saturated) which is quite good for a decent portion size. These are simply mousse; the majority is Belgian chocolate and the top is vanilla flavoured mousse, forming a pretty pattern where the vanilla is added on top.
How do they taste? Unfortunately not as good as they look. They are quite light and fluffy, though not as much as I had expected. The vanilla wasn't as sweet as I had expected and tasted more like eating a vanilla-scented candle than a fluffy mousse. As for the Belgian chocolate, again this didn't taste as I had expected and was instead quite dull, and slightly harsh and bitter in flavour. It's best to mix the two up, or get rid of the vanilla altogether as I found it to taste quite sickly. The mousse overall wasn't sickly because it was rich, chocolatey and sweet, but because it just didn't taste very nice. I can't quite explain how it tasted, other than slightly bitter and tacky.
I've previously written a review for Tesco Light Mousse, which I love, and would recommend those over the Weight Watchers mousses any day. Unfortunately, although these look tasty and quite large for a healthy dessert option, they really don't taste as good as I had hoped. Others may disagree with me, but this is one I personally wouldn't recommend and wont be buying again.