Product Type: Weight Watchers Dessert / Yoghurts
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I won't be whipping this up again in a hurry!
Weight Watchers Chocolate Whip Dessert
Member Name: Emily_09
Weight Watchers Chocolate Whip Dessert
Disadvantages: Taste, not really substantial
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!
Summary: 1 star
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