“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Other Desserts „
I bought this thinking that it would be a low calorie version of Instant Whip which I used to have and enjoy years ago. It does say on the packet to use an electric whisk but I was rather hoping to get away with just using a hand whisk but this didn't work as it just wasn't combining the powder and the milk properly at all so I hunted out my electric whisk but wish I'd not bothered. It mixed reasonably well and set quite easily but I could not believe the tiny amount it made - I would say it was more like a third to a half of one small portion rather than the two portions stated on the pack. It was bland and tasteless, a complete waste of calories. It was so bad that I can't believe many people would buy it a second time, I know that I certainly won't. This product really doesn't deserve any stars at all as it is very poor quality and a total disappointment. Save your time and money and look for something else!
This Weight Watchers dessert is supposed to be like one of my favourite childhood desserts, Angel Delight. You mix the powder with milk for a whippy style dessert.
**Three for a quid***
I bought the packets when they were on offer at the supermarket at three for a pound and I must admit they have been in the cupboard a few weeks.
***Mixing it up***
Following the on-packet instructions, I mixed the powder with 125ml of skimmed milk, using a measuring jug, then whisked it up and poured into two small (very small) pots and left it to stand and set for 10 minutes in the fridge.
***Inedible and runny***
When I took it out of the fridge, it was still runny - you couldn't have eaten it on a spoon really - so I put it in the freezer (it suggests this on the packet as an alternative serving suggestion). Twenty minutes later I took it out of the freezer and it looked set.
**Tastes awful too***
Disappointingly the milk and chocolate whip had separated so the first centimeter tasted like horrible mousse, not a nice chocolate taste at all and it was runny milk underneath. My husband had the other half, he said he couldn't eat it, it was so horrible. I agree, it really was inedible.
**Where did it go wrong?**
I followed the instructions so really don't know where I went wrong with this one. I really did not enjoy it and would rather have nothing than this stuff so maybe that's where the real diet kicks in!
Each serving is 1 weight watcher point or 44 calories. One packet makes two small servings. It has 1.0g saturated fat in it. It is suitable for Vegetarians. Each packet has 12g of powder in it.
Really don't bother. It's a waste of a milk allowance if you're on a diet, you really won't appreciate this as a dessert even if you're desperate. I won't be buying ever again. The other desserts WW do in the freezer section are a lot better and far more satisfying. One star but only because I can't give it any less.
Since starting university, for some reason (possibly the late night drinking sessions or even the sunday morning fry ups!) I seem to have put on a bit more weight than I'd have liked so, two weeks ago I decided that enough was enough and started looking for low fat alternatives.
Ever since I was little, Angel Delight has always been one of my favourite desserts and I could easily finish a bowl to myself. Unfortunately though, one huge bowl of Angel Delight does not equal weight loss so when I saw this low fat version of a Whip dessert I thought that all my prayers had been answered.
I don't know about you but as soon as I see the Weightwatchers logo I just automatically assume that the product is good for me without even checking the nutritional values. It could have more calories than a huge cake for all I knew and I'd still eat it happily thinking I was being good! This product, however, is a healthier alternative to other whip desserts. 100g of the whip contains 64 calories and 1.8g of fat which isn't too bad especially if you just stick to the recommended serving of half a packet.
This, however, is easier said than done as half a packet really doesn't go very far! Even after eating the whole packet I wasn't particularly full and in my opinion this kind of defeats the object as you end up eating the same amount of calories as something naughtier like a chocolate bar.
Making the whip up was extremely easy and could be done with very little effort. All it required was pouring the sachet of mixture into 125ml of skimmed milk in a mixing bowl and whisking it up until it looked just like chocolate milk. The sachet recommended using a whisk but I just used a fork which did the job but probably didn't make it as bubbly as it should have been. After mixing it together, you just have to leave it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes and then you can serve it.
The mixture was really runny before putting it in the fridge and I expected it to thicken up nicely when cooled. However I was a bit disappointed as leaving it in the fridge really didn't make much difference to it's consistency and I'd have prefered it to be much thicker.
Now for the important bit, the taste. On first tasting the mixture I found the flavour to be ok, not unpleasant but not particularly strong or chocolatey. After a few mouthfuls however, I started to notice that the taste was really artificial and left a kind of chemically taste in my mouth which really wasn't very nice! It turned into one of those situations where you are eating something just for the sake of it and based on taste I wouldn't buy this again.
I didn't really rate this product but at around 35p for the sachet I won't be losing too much sleep over wasted money! I think I'll stick to my Angel Delight in the future though and maybe go to the gym instead!
Myself and my husband are always trying to cut down on calories, but unfortunately the sweets and treat keep calling us, especially when you have been hard at work all day, you really feel like a litte pick me up!
After a shopping trip to Asda, I noticed this dessert nestled in among the other instant whips and jelly desserts.
The product I will now review is - "Weight Watchers, creamy chocolate flavour dessert whip"
These for a start look completely different to all the other packet whip desserts on the shelves, as these come in a "stick" shaped packet.
There is all the relevant information, brand name, product name, I have to say a rather bodily function sort of picture of the dessert and finally the points value of the dessert, though can I say the picture didn't put me off the pudding at all!
The instructions for making up are simply.
Pour 125m of skimmed milk into a bowl, sprinkle the contents of the sachet on top and whisk for a few minutes....and when they say a few minutes they actually mean ten minutes.
I couldn't understand why the mixture didn't thicken up like many other whip desserts, this actually thickened up substantially after standing, though it still wasn't anywhere near as thick as traditional whips.
The mix in powder form smells and looks very much like an Options drink powder, sweet and slightly chocolaty, but with the sweeteners being very apparent.
As you can imagine this doesn't make a big dessert at all, the packet states that the 1 point W.W value given is actually for a serving and this piddly little serving is actually 2 portions, and that after eating your half you could freeze the other half and eat as a frozen dessert....not a chuffing chance, this is barely enough for one sitting! Now can you understand why I am always dieting! Lol!
The taste is actually quite nice. The taste is no different to the other whip desserts out there, in fact it tastes very much like it smells, like a thick Options drink.
The nutritional information is as follows -
Per 100g (made up),
3.5g of which sugars,
1.5g of which saturates.
Allergy advice states that this contains milk (obviously!), and may also contain traces of nuts.
There are three flavours available these being chocolate, strawberry and banana.
Pricewise, when I brought them they were "3 for £1.00", but at normal price they are available for around 45p each.
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x