“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Desserts „
~*~ Weight Watchers Toffee and Honeycomb Sundaes ~*~
As you may be able to tell from looking at my recently reviewed products, I am currently trying to watch what I eat and have been replacing my usual Mars bars and Ben and Jerry's with a range of lower calorie products (which usually means I just end up eating twice as much, and therefore consuming the same amount of calories anyway!). The latest discovery of mine is the Weight Watchers toffee and honeycomb sundaes which I decided to give a try when they were on offer at Asda recently.
~*~ The product ~*~
Weight Watchers have a massive range of products that you will find stocked in most supermarkets. Their aim is to provide products that are as low in fat and calories as possible whilst also giving great taste. Weight Watchers products were created to rung alongside the Weight Watchers diet program, in which you are given a certain amount of points you are allowed to consume per day, and each product is given a certain amount of points (this particular product has 2.5 points). I have not been following the weight watchers diet, I've just been trying to eat mainly raw and healthy products, with the odd treat, but as these are low calorie I thought it made sense to give them a go anyway.
Weight Watchers toffee and honeycomb sundaes are sold in packs of two. They are found in the frozen dessert sections of most supermarkets. The packaging is white with the blue weight watchers logo, and a picture of the inside product, which is actually pretty accurate.
On opening the product you will be faced with two individually packaged ice cream sundaes. They are in little plastic pots and actually look quite similar to the McDonalds sundaes, although smaller. The presentation is good - vanilla ice cream swirled with toffee sauce and topped with honeycomb pieces, making them looking very appetising!
On opening the lid (you have to provide your own spoon I'm afraid!) the smell of toffee is instantly recognisable, which is great! The ice cream is of a good flavour - although it is not as rich and creamy as some, it is definitely not detectable as being a 'diet' ice-cream which is a big plus. It tastes quite similar to the ice cream you get in a 99 from the ice cream van. The toffee sauce is perfect, nice and sticky! It definitely makes the ice cream that bit special. The dessert could definitely do with a bit more sauce included, but I suppose this isn't possible due to it being a calorie counted item. In an ideal world there would be a layer of toffee on the bottom of the dessert, but I guess this would bump the calories up too much! The honeycomb pieces are tiny and give the ice cream a bit of crunch. I wasn't too fussed on these being used as ingredients - they don't really add much to the dessert - chocolate brownie chunks would have been much more greatly appreciated!!
~*~ The nutritional information ~*~
For those of you following the weight watchers diet, these sundaes have a 2.5 points value.
These ice creams contain 3.1g of fat each, which is pretty good going - 2.2g of fat is saturated fat. As far as carbohydrates go, there is 32.2g in these, which is 11% of your recommended daily allowance.
There are 146 calories per 180ml pot - that's over 200 less than what you find in a McDonalds caramel sundae!
~*~ The price ~*~
I picked up these on offer at Asda, at £1 for the two pack. These are generally priced about a third higher, with Asda selling them at £1.56, and I've seen them sold up to about £1.80 in some supermarkets. Quite high considering you can get 1 litre tub of ice cream with at least 10 servings in it for £1 in most places!
~*~ The verdict ~*~
I enjoyed this product, and would definitely purchase it again if I saw it on offer anywhere. The pots are good sized servings, and by having them individually packaged it helps you to resist the temptation of over eating just because its there! As I mentioned earlier, I have the tendency of eating double as much as I would usually of a product when I buy low calorie, just because I technically can, which defeats the object and also works out a lot more expensive.
These sundaes make a perfect after dinner dessert, and are good for having a little bit of a treat without breaking the calorie bank. I wouldn't recommend them to someone looking for a massive indulgence, as there really isn't enough of the fattening stuff included in them to make them too naughty! I don't think however they are worth paying the full price for. If you look at Asda's own brand toffee ice cream sundae desserts, which aren't branded as being low calorie, they actually contain slightly less fat and calories than these, and are cheaper! So shop around!
A nice little product overall though - enjoy!