“ Type: Other Desserts „
These WW cupcakes are perfect for people who are trying to diet using the Weight Watchers method of counting 'points'.
For a brief introduction on the classic WW system, you don't count calories but 'points' which every item of food has a specific value of based upon the contained carbohydrates, saturated fat and calories.
1.5 WW Points per serving
The cupcakes are around 2 inches in diameter, and just over an inch in depth, they come contained in a small cake case and have a hard chocolate topping with spongey chocolate cake underneath, they are also sprinkled on top with dark chocolate shavings.
The harder shell of chocolate on top is really rich and creamy, and you can tell it is a really good quality milk chocolate, (every chocolate lover can tell a clear difference between cheap chocolate and quality chocolate!), the dark chocolate shavings on top give it a bit of a 'zing' which compliments the milk chocolate perfectly, as in my opinion milk chocolate standalone can be slightly boring.
The spongey part of the cake is really soft and again a slightly darker chocolate to the milk chocolate on top which contrasts nicely.
Really good for people who are dieting who want a lower calorie substitute to an after dinner dessert or snack, or also good for lunch boxes for adults and children alike, I would say that these aren't exactly filling as far as desserts go, but if you're trying to diet and get used to smaller portions but still want a nice little after dinner snack or dessert or lunch box filler then these are ideal for you!
Just watch you don't keep nibbling on them if you're a serial snacker!
I have recently started doing the weight watchers diet again and as a chocoholic, I do find it extremely hard walking past the chocolate when i'm out shopping.
So When looking for Weight watchers products, I came across these.
They had been reduced from 1 pound 89 to 99 pence due to them being close to there best before date, so i decided to have a try.
This is my review for Weight watchers mini chocolate cupcakes.
The box has pictures of the cakes on it so you can tell that there very little but they look really chocolatey, which is perfect for me.
Inside the box is a tray wrapped in cellaphane and once opened the chocolate smell hits you.
I was mesmerised by the rich, intoxicating smell, so I was even more eager to eat one.
I took one out and slowly peeled of the brown case to reveal a hard chocolate top with chocolate sprinkles and a soft chocolate cake on the bottom.
As I like to disect my food, I ate the cake part first and left the top till last.
It was gorgeous, very strong chocolate taste and extremley moreish.
Then I ate the topping, I nearly fainted it was that scrumptious, infact I did eat another one after that, then I had to put them away from fear of consuming the whole lot.
There are 9 in a box and for all you weight watchers out there are 1 and a half points per cupcake.
Nutritional information (per cupcake): Energy-362kj/87kcal, Protein-1.3g, Carbohydrate-10.7g, Of which sugars-6.7g, Fat-4.3g, Of which saturates-1.8g, Fibre-0.4g, Sodium-0.04g, Salt equivalent-0.1g.
The allergy advice given is that it contains wheat gluten, milk, egg and soya.
The box also says that it's produced in a factory handling nuts.
The only little complaint I have is that there not very filling and I was still quite hungrey after i'd ate them.
My mum buys a lot of Weight Watchers products, especially desserts and buns, cakes, yogurts, etc, so I think it's only fair to give her moral support by sampling them with her!
When these chocolate mini cupcakes first came our recently I remember her moaning a lot about the price, she said £1.75 for nine little buns was too expensive even though they were great on points value at 1 ½ each bun.
So when they appeared on special offer some magically appeared in our kitchen cupboard too, funny that? ;)
Made by Anthony Alan Food Ltd and coated in 29% thick Belgian milk chocolate the tiny sponge bases are described as 'delicious' by WW themselves.
Sold in a square cardboard box and wrapped in clear plastic each bun sits in a separate little compartment in a clear plastic holder and they are hand finished with milk chocolate curls...
Containing 87 calories individually with carbohydrates of 10.7g and fats of 4.3g these contain wheat, gluten, milk, egg and soya for anyone suffering with allergies to these ingredients.
As for the taste these small treats are really lovely for diet food! :)
To say they are only about 1 inch deep by 2 inch wide that are really tasty, although one is nowhere near enough so I feel sorry for people that have to track their points like my mum :(
I ate three before she caught me and confiscated the box, lol!
The milk chocolate is surprisingly very thick on top of the darker brown sponge bun, and it is delicious as they claimed it would be. The cupcakes smell lovely as you start to devour them, and the sponge is nice and light but I found it to be a bit dry so it's a good job the Belgian confectionery is soft enough to add some moisture really.
The tiny curls are cute but most of them seem to have ended up in the pack rather than stuck to the cupcakes, but the appearance of this product is nice nonetheless.
These treats deserve four stars as I thought they were full of flavour for healthy mini cakes, just a shame sponge is a bit too dry...
Weight watchers are a diet company who supply products suitable for the WeightWatchers diet. One of their products are the mini chocolate cupcakes.
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 9 and each cake weighs roughly 20g. This is very light for a cake however they are described as mini so they weren't really going to be any bigger anyway. The box of 9 costs £1.68 which works out at around 19p per cake. This is very expensive I think! For the size of these cakes I'd expect to pay around 10p per cake and definitely not any more than 12p! Therefore I think this is a bit of a rip off and I think a more suitable price would be one pound. Often there are offers on but not currently.
The cakes come in a box which is made of cardboard. Considering the amount inside the box, it is huge. What 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 are images of the 9 cakes. They do look very delicious. I'm not even keen on chocolate cakes but these managed to tempt me a lot.
The box is easy to open and inside each cake is in its own chocolate brown wrapper. There is not really a smell to them only a chocolate hint ! This suited me fine. They didn't look overly small however they weren't massive and I was a really annoyed at how much I had paid. I knew there was no way I'd be able to just eat one and I knew I'd end up munching through at least two of them.
Like I say I am not hugely keen on chocolate cake however the taste of them was great. Victoria The sponge was actually quite dense however it was pleasent and had a real baked taste to it. The chocolate flavour was quite strong though and I didn't really like this but that is just because I'm not a fan of choc cake anyway. It didn't clog up the back of my throat but instead it sank down easily. On top of the cake was a delicious layer of chocolate. The layer was surprisingly thick actually and tasted really creamy and milky. This was my favourite part of the cake. On top of the chocolate layer were some little chocolate curls. These added a nice texture to the cake.
They were quite tiny so I was hoping they'd be low in calories and fat. To be honest I wasn't impressed at all by the nutrition. One cake contains 87 calories and 4.3g of fat. For the size of them I thought they would contain only around 70 calories. There is no way one will satisfy you so if you eat two or three that's 170 to 260 ish calories and you would be as well just having a nice slice of a real baked cake! The fat content is really quite high too. I was a bit let down by the usually amazing weight watchers nutrition.
I am always looking out for low fat treats and recently have been craving chocolate, something I have been very strict about just lately. So I was happy to find that my local Morrisons have widened their range of Weight Watchers cakes to include their Mini Chocolate Cup Cakes, I've eaten these before and enjoyed them so I popped a box into my trolley for a treat after my dinner.
I find Weight Watchers cakes to be rather hit and miss, especially their chocolate varieties, but these are honestly very good cakes. They aren't as mini as I had thought they would be, being big enough for two hearty bites anyway! They look very nice, coming in a small cake case which peels away easily from the sponge cake. Once unrobed you can see that the sponge is a rich brown and the Belgian chocolate topping looks lovely and thick, the cake looks absolutely delicious.
When I bite into the Mini Cup Cake I'm instantly annoyed that the chocolate on the top isn't as thick as sneaky Weight Watchers would have you believe, it's actually a very thin layer of crunchy chocolate rather than the thicker icing-type chocolate I was expecting. What they've done is 'painted' the chocolate down the sides of the cake a little to give the impression that you're getting lots more than you really are.
The sponge cake itself is very tasty, it has a fairly rich chocolate flavour which isn't exactly like fuller fat chocolate sponge but in my chocolate depraved eyes is very reminiscent of it. Perhaps I'd like it to taste a little more 'cocoa-ey' (if indeed that is a word!) but there is nothing bland about the cake whatsoever. It has a good consistency too being soft and springy, melting in my mouth along with the chocolate on top to create a mushy chocolate flavoured paste - which sounds awful I know but is actually quite delicious.
The Belgian chocolate on the top is OK, not excellent quality but certainly creamy enough to warrant its addition to the cake. It's not a high class Belgian chocolate obviously, after all these cakes only cost around £1.69 a box, but let's face it; lower caste Belgian chocolate is still Belgian chocolate, especially when you're dieting!
The Cup Cakes are topped with a very stingy amount of chocolate curls, which in my case were crushed up to resemble nothing more than over sized chocolate sprinkles. To be honest these don't add much in the way of flavour to the cake and really did nothing but get on my nerves as they dropped from the cake and made a mess on my blouse!
Each Mini Chocolate Cup Cake contains just 87 calories and 4.3g of fat, equating to just 1 1/2 Weight Watchers points if like me you are following the plan. You get nine in a box and providing you swap the cardboard box for an airtight container they will keep well for a few days, although to be honest they don't really get the chance to go off in my kitchen as I eat them up too quickly!
mmmmmm is all i can say about these little beauties!! I am cureently trying to lose weight before my wedding and have previously tried the weight watchers chocolate products and they were foul, they looked ok but tasted of cardboard and really not very pleasant at all. However Weight watchers must have done some more research because these mini chocolate cup cakes are TOTALLY TO DIE FOR!! If you are a chocoholic and trying to lose weight you will be more than happy with these! You get 9 cup cakes in a box and the chocolate sponge is really soft then there is a nice thick layer of belguim chocolate on top which really is scrummy. I buy them as my little treat once a fortnight and i have trouble keeping my other half away from them usually find a few missing when i go to get one. They are 1.5 points on the weight watchers plan and they cost around £1.70. They are a must if you love chocolate!!!!
I do love chocolate cup cakes. I tried out the Weight Watchers one and totally loved them. Everyone knows Weight Watchers right ? People who are on healthy diets can benefit from Weight Watchers and they encourage people to live a more healthy low fat lifestyle
I have tried lots of Weight Watcher food such as ready made meals, Soup, pasta etc. And the cakes, even though wouldn't normally be healthy - are delicious an d low fat.
These cakes are simply a mini chocolate spongy cup cake. Covered in a thick Belgian chocolate with chocolate topping. You can get a box of 9 chocolate cup cakes. As always you get the Nutritional Info. Which is as follows, per cake you get :-
87 cals, Protein - 1.3g, Carbohydrates - 10.7 (6.7g Sugars), Fat - 4.3g (1.8g Saturates), Fibre - 0.4g, Sodium - 0.04g. These cakes can also contain wheat gluten, milk, egg & soya.
When you open these little beauties, you find that are quite big hardly the 'mini' cup cake. The cakes sit in a brown paper. The chocolate on the top is very thick and Belgian, it looks really tasty and you just wanna dive right in. The toppings on top of the cake make it look so scrumptious. These cakes have a very strong chocolatey smell when you open them which is divine, i loved picking the topping bits off the cake.
When you bite into the cake, it crumbles into your mouth, the Belgian chocolate which is the thick layer on top is the messy part in my opinion as it goes everywhere. The sponge part of the cake is quite creamy, you get a lovely texture of Dark chocolate and creamy sponge when your eating away, different tastes comes to your mouth. The toppings (sorry i don't know what else to call them) on the top actually have a taste of their own, i think it's waxy cheap chocolate type taste. Some part of the cake is a cheap taste and i think its the toppings. But the whole cake itself is a delicious treat to have. I find the cakes to be really filling, you get a pack of 9 but i can never handle more than 2 then put them away.
I bought my box of cup cakes for £1.79 at Sainsbury's. Other supermarkets won't be much different, so i think it's the same price for all places.
So, do i recommend these to you ? Yes ! Just because they are cakes, doesn't mean they are fatty and high in cals. These are Weight Watcher's and are there to take care of your healthy low-fat diet. So go a'head and try it out.
I'm sure most people have heard of Weight-Watchers who are dedicated to inspiring and helping people adopt a healthier way to live. With Weight-Watchers you can successfully learn how to loose weight and keep it off for good. On the front of Weight-Watchers packaging they display the Saturated Fat content and how many Calories are in 1 slice (or whatever you are eating).
They do a huge range of food including:
* Jam & Spreads
* Ready Meals
* Ice cream and much more.
***MINI CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES***
These are mini delicious chocolate sponge cupcakes, topped with thick Belgian chocolate and finished with milk chocolate curls. These come in a box, and you get a total of 9 cakes.
Nutritional Information (Per cake)
* Energy - 87kcal
* Protein - 1.3g
* Carbohydrates - 10.7 of which sugars 6.7g
* Fat - 4.3g of which saturates 1.8g
* Fibre - 0.4g
* Sodium - 0.04g
Contains Wheat Gluten, Milk, Egg, Soya.
Produced in a factory handling nuts.
There is 1 and a half weight watches points in one cupcake.
After opening the pack I was quite surprised at how big these are as I thought they were going to be a lot smaller. They are just under 2 inches wide, which I don't think are mini cupcake size. They are about 1 inch in height. They come in a brown paper cup and they do look very delicious and chocolatey. The Belgian chocolate on top looks very thick and the chocolate curls on top make them look a bit more interesting and even more yummy than they do already.
You can smell the chocolate from these cakes and the smell reminds me a bit like the cheap chocolate you get, from chocolate coins at Christmas and the chocolate Easter bunnies and Christmas Santa's. (nothing beats the smell of Cadburys!!).
The cake was easy to take out from the paper cup wrapper and the chocolate on top feels quite hard and looks so thick. The sponge looks soft, but when touching this, it wasn't as soft as what I thought it was going to be.
As I bit into the cake the top layer of Belgian chocolate cracked beneath my teeth and I was quite disappointed that the thickness of the chocolate which you can see before you bite into the cake wasn't as thick on top of the cake, but it was just thicker round the sides.
The sponge is quite soft and does taste chocolatey. The Belgian chocolate on top is very creamy and it doesn't taste too bad of cheap chocolate. The chocolate on top goes very well with the sponge and tastes delicious in your mouth.
These are available to buy from Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's from £1.78, how-ever Sainsbury's is just a penny more expensive at £1.79.
These prices were taken from www.mysupermarket.co.uk
I was pleasantly surprised that they didn't have a cheap, chocolatey taste as that is what I could smell when I opened the pack of cakes.
These are a very yummy, chocolatey treat and are definitely satisfying. I would even have to say that they are just as satisfying as a chocolate bar as I also find them quite filling as well. I think maybe after 2 they would become a bit sickly.