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      12.11.2013 18:03
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      Weight watchers belgian chocolate cake slices. Weight watchers have some great foods for sale which are aimed towards people wanting a healthy lifestyle. The brand has grown massivley over the years and is now a huge success. In many supermarkets you will find a good array of weight watchers products in all different areas. These Belgian Chocolate cake Slices are not a new product from weight watchers but they are new to me and they are really suprisingly yummy! They come in a box which contain six slices. These slices are not individually wrapped. Once you open the box it is advised that you store them in a cool dry place. Once the box is opened the slices do not last very long quality-wise. They tend to go a very white colour a bit like chocolate that has melted so once you open them it is best to eat them within a few days. These slices are not very big but they are ideal for little snacks. They are spongy and taste very chocolately. There is no denying that they are what they say they are! Sometimes chocolate snacks that are low fat can taste rather bland but these definitely taste chocolatey! There are some chocolate chunks inside the sponge too which compliment it well it is nice to have the crunch that goes with the sponge They are described as being moist chocolate cake slices and I think this is true. They are moist (so long as you eat them within a few days of opening). There are 1 and a half points per slice which isn't too bad really and it does give you that chocolate kick so if you are craving something sweet and chocolatey then this is a great little snack! I was impressed by these. The only criticism I can think of is that they dry out quickly and so you need to eat them within a few days. Maybe they could improve the packaging so that this wouldn't be the case. My verdict? They are great low fat snacks ideal for curbing your chocolate cravings!

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      07.06.2012 02:01
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      Lower fat - Less calories = Tiny cakes

      I usually buy some kind of biscuits or cakes in the weekly shop for the odd treat and tend to watch out for special offers rather than paying full price. A few weeks ago the Weight Watchers Belgian Chocolate Cake Slices were on offer at our local supermarket for £1 for a box containing 5 cakes. Looking at the picture on the box the cakes look like they are the size of most of the cake slices available and at 88 calories a slice and 2.5gm of fat I can see why many dieters would be tempted for a sweet treat. Nobody in our house is on a diet so my reason for buying them was the fact we all like the occasional chocolate cake treat so at 20p a slice it seemed a good deal. My boyfriend had these opened before I even got them to the cupboard and immediately burst out laughing when he seen the size of the actual cakes inside the box. I can now see why they contain half the calories they are about half the thickness and a few cm smaller than any of the usual cake slices we buy and a definite disappointment if you compare them to what you expected from the picture on the box. Ok I realise size isn't everything so on to the taste test which was a pleasant surprise although the cakes don't look anything special they are actually rather nice. The chocolate sponge is moist and tasty with a few real chocolate chips mixed in and left no unpleasant after taste that I've found with some low calorie chocolate products. Although the cakes are tiny they certainly met my boyfriends approval as he devoured 4 of them in one go and probably would have eaten the 5th one if I hadn't taken it. Thankfully he's not on a diet and being a skinny git has no need to worry about how many calories he's just junked out on but if you are on a diet and have a sweet tooth I'm not convinced you could eat one of these and be satisfied enough to leave the rest for another day. These are suitable for vegetarians and the allergy advice says they contain wheat gluten,eggs, milk soya and are produced in a factory which uses nuts in products. For anyone on the Weight Watchers diet these are 2 points each.

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        03.04.2012 22:40
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        Average but convenient

        Despite being on WeightWatchers, I have no intention of giving up a cup of tea and something sweet in the evenings. Thankfully I always have enough points left every day to do this, and the fact that WeightWatchers has quite a large range of biscuit and cake products helps a lot in my choices. I had never seen these Belgian Chocolate Cake Slices in my local Sainsbury's before, but I had to venture into the cake aisle this week to buy buns for work. These were hidden away on the very bottom shelf, away from the infinitely more delicious looking rich coffee cakes and mini rolls. I resisted the latter 2, and bought the WeightWatchers product instead. PACKAGING These come in a pack of 5. They are packaged in a rectangular cardboard box that has the generic WW logo on it. The box also says that each slice has a ProPoints value of 2. I have 26 ProPoints a day to use, so in theory I could eat 13 of these in one go. I could. But I wouldn't. The cake slices come in a clear plastic tray, and are not individually wrapped. THE CAKES Upon opening the packet I was immediately a bit disappointed as they were so small. They look like brownies, being slices of chocolate cake with a crumblier top. However, they are about the third of the size of a regular brownie. As my dad would say "they wouldn't fill a hole in your tooth". TASTE These taste like dry chocolate cake, having none of the chewy fudginess that brownies have. I tasted no chocolate chips in the slice I had whatsoever either. They tasted chocolately and pleasant enough, however I did detect a certain artificial sweetener kind of taste. PRICE These normally cost £1.35 but Sainsbury's had them on offer for £1. Fairly reasonable. WOULD I BUY THESE AGAIN? For a £1, yes, I probably would buy these again. They didn't blow me away, but they're sweet and go well with a cup of tea. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone else aside from people also on WeightWatchers, as regular chocolate cake slices are infinitely better. But they serve a purpose.

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        28.06.2010 11:38

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        Yuk!

        I bought a box of these slices at the end of last month to share with a friend. I would normally have bought the "market leader's" product but thought I'd try these as the picture of the box made the chocolate slices look very appealing and the calorie value was considerably less than the other product. When I opened the box I was shocked - the slices bore no resemblance to the picture on the box - they were small, a dark soil-like brown, very dense mixture, and didn't look appealing at all. On tasting a slice it was very stodgy, chewey and gritty. I managed to finish one slice. My friend took one bite of a slice and after 10 seconds spat it out in a bin. Her exact words were, "I'm not eating this, it's horrible". I sent the remaining four slices with a letter of complaint to the manufacturer. I received back a letter from the Quality Manager apologising and stating that my comments would be brought to the attention of the production team. I also received a postal order for £5 to cover the cost of the cakes ( and postage ). The postal order was dated more than 3 weeks before I wrote my letter of complaint. Do you think they buy a batch of £5 postal orders to deal with letters of complaint? I would expect them to be making many trips to the post office judging by this product!

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        12.05.2010 10:46
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        Heavy, Claggy And Not Very Tasty

        As I've mentioned before, I'm not overly keen on chocolate "desserts" but Boyfriend got this from Asda and I saw it on here so I thought I'd review it. Packaging: The box is predominantly white and lilac with pictures of a lot of the chocolate slices on the front, back and sides. The back of the box contains the usual information: ingredients, nutritional information, the allergy advice and some stuff about Weight Watchers etc. The product is described as:- "Moist chocolate cake slices, made with real Belgian milk chocolate and topped with chocolate chunks." The box contains 6 of these slices, which are housed in a plastic tray. You can visit www.weightwatchers.co.uk to find out more about Weightwatchers. Nutritional Information per slice{per 100g in brackets} Energy kJ: 363kJ {1450kJ} kcal: 86kcal {344kcal} Protein: 1.6g {6.5g} Carbohydrate: 14.4g {57.6g} of which sugars: 9.4g {37.6g} Fat: 2.5g {9.8g} (of which saturates): 0.8g {3.3g} Fibre: 0.7g {2.9g} Sodium: 0.07g {0.29g} Salt equivalent: 0.2g {0.7g} Allergy information: contains wheat gluten, milk, egg, soya. Produced in a factory handling nuts. These slices are suitable for vegetarians For those of you on the Weight watchers diet each slice has a value of 1 1/2 points. Ingredients: Sugar, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Wheat Flour, Water, Tapioca Starch, Belgian Milk Chocolate (5%) {Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Milk Fat, Emulsifier: Soya Lechithin, Flavouring}, Cocoa Powder, Humectant: Vegetable Glycerine, Chocolate Pieces (3%) {Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Emulsifier: Soya Lechithin, Flavouring}, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Flavouring, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Raising Agents: Diphosphates, Sodium Carbonates The Slice The slice is around 6 1/2 cms long, 3 cms wide and 2cms high.The majority of it is chocolate sponge, topped with a thin layer of chocolate and (on this slice) 2 very tiny chocolate chunks. Price: At the time of writing Asda were charging £1 for a box of 6 slices. Opinion: Biting into a slice for the first time I immediately noticed how incredibly chewy it was. It felt much heavier and "claggy" than a Mr. Kipling's slice for example. If you're expecting something of a similar sort of consistency to sponge cake then you're in for a bit of a shock as it's much heavier. In flavour terms these tastes more sweet than anything else. There seems to be some sort of attempt at trying to make them taste like chocolate but as far as tasting like "Belgian Chocolate" these didn't even come close. It was more of an artificial sort of chocolate taste which probably tasted closer to cocoa than chocolate. There also didn't appear to be many chocolate chunks (I counted three small ones on my slice) but I suppose that's to be expected given that they only account for 3% of the slices. Overall, I wasn't impressed with these at all. The slice itself seemed rather small when compared to Mr. Kipling's slices that I've had in the past although this is perhaps a good thing given the less than pleasant eating experience. In nutritional terms these contain 37.6% sugar and 9.8% of fat, neither of which is particularly low in dietary terms. I certainly won't be eating these again as they're very disappointing indeed.

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          02.05.2010 16:49
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          Weight Watchers Belgian Chocolate Cake Slices

          I really am taking my healthy eating diet seriously lately and that means under no circumstance can I be left alone with cakes, sweets or crisps LOL I have no idea what self control means! So my mom has stocked up the cupboards with alternative snacks for me and most of those are Weight Watchers snacks. Now Im not on the WW diet but Ive been really impressed with their desert snacks in the past so I couldnt wait to try these out. How on earth can chocolate be healthy?! One of these cakes is only 1 and a half points on the WW points plan but for those like me who have no idea what that means each cake contains about 81 calories which is great considering how fattening a normal chocolate cake is. The only thing that bothers me is these cakes are pretty high in sugar but I guess in a cake like this that is one thing that couldnt be substituted. 81 calories for a cake though is pretty good. Just eating one is very hard though! These cakes are yummy. That really is the only way to describe them because they are just that nice. They have a really soft, gooey texture which I associate with proper chocolate brownies and the taste of the belgian chocolate is gorgeous. I cannot understand how this tastes so chocolatey and sweet and only has 81 calories I honestly dont understand how WW do it. This doesnt taste fake or artificial in the slightest just like a proper chocolate brownie - they have not comprimised on taste in this case. The slices are quite small which will make you want to eat the whole box rather than just one but these are so sweet that I think even the biggest sweet tooth would be satisfied with one slice. I definately recommend these to everyone whether your on the WW plan or just watching your weight because they are too good to be true. In fact Id try these even if your arent on a diet and just fancy some cake. Yummy. Delicious. And they are only about £2 for 6 slices so thats great value for money. Thanks For Reading x0 Salz 0x

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            22.02.2010 18:51
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            Yuck

            Yes, it's yet another Weight Watchers review! As I keep saying, I'm not actually following Weight Watchers, but I am dieting, and so their food often finds it way into my cupboards because I can rely on it being low calorie. These Belgian Chocolate Cake Slices seemed like a good thing to have in the house for weak moments when I couldn't resist having a cake. At least with these around, I thought I could limit the cake-related damage to my waistline. Each slice contains only 1 and a half Weight Watchers points, which is quite low when you think that most Weight Watchers are consuming something between 18 and 24 points a day. For those not point-watching, each cake contains 86 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 9.4 grams of sugar. This is actually quite high in sugar for a supposedly 'diet' or healthy range, so I wouldn't suggest having many of these even if they do fit into your points balance. The slices come in a pack of 6, which are placed inside a plastic tray within cellophane wrap, and then boxed in recyclable cardboard. The box states that they are 'Moist Chocolate cake slices, made with real Belgian milk chocolate and topped with chocolate chunks', and the photo of the slices on the front looks lovely. When I opened the box the first thing I noticed was how tiny the slices were. They were very narrow, short and very thin. When I put one on a small side plate it looked very lost and lonely! Still I thought that if they tasted good then size wouldn't matter. As it turns out, I was glad the cake was small as it was really horrible! It was very stodgy and chewy, almost like a cake/brownie mix that had gone wrong or that had too much flour in it. I don't like having to fight my way through the chewing of a cake. The inside of the cakes was very dense and meant that there was no light or gooey texture that you tend to get with chocolate cake. The flavouring also tasted really fake, as if there was no actual chocolate involved and only 'chocolate flavour'. Even the chocolate chips didn't have much of a real taste to them. I was glad when I'd finished the slice (which took only three small bites) and I will not be eating the others in the box. If you do want to get some, they will set you back £1.14 from Asda, but trust me when I say it's not worth the money.

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              22.02.2010 15:50
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              AN INDULGENT TREAT WITHOUT THE CALORIES

              Mmmmmmmmmmmm *About the Product* Weightwatchers Belgian Chocolate Slices are moist chocolate cake slices, made with real Belgian milk chocolate and topped with chocolate chunks. These are made for people who follow a Weightwatchers points diet or those wishing to have a tasty chocolate treat without the excessive calories. *The Packaging* These cake slices are packed in a cardboard box which is very appealing. On the front there is a delicious picture of the actual cake slices, the name of the product with the Weightwatchers logo, a description of the product and nutritional information. The rear of the box contains this information and also further details about the nutritional information, ingredients, allergy information and company details. When you open the box, there is a plastic container tray and each cake slice is placed in its own individual section. *Storage Information* Store in an air tight container on opening and keep in a cool dry place. *Allergy Information* Suitable for vegetarians. Contains wheat gluten, milk, egg, soya and is produced in a factory which handles nuts. *Ingredients* Sugar, pasteurised whole egg, wheat flour, water, tapioca starch, belgian milk chocolate, cocoa powder, vegetable glycerine, chocolate pieces, vegetable oil, salt, flavouring, preservative. *Nutritional Information* Each slice is equivelent to 1 and a half Weightwatcher points. It contains 86kcal 1.8g protein 14.4g carbohydrates 9.4g of which sugars 2.5g fat *Claim* Weightwatchers claim that the reduced fat Belgian slices contain 30% less fat than standard chocolate slices and can help slimming or weight control only as part of a calorie controlled diet. *Availability* Available at supermarkets for approx £1.14 for a pack of 6 (138g total). These are also available in Poundland for da da daaaa £1! *My Opinion* When i spotted these in my local Poundland a few months ago, i was sceptical as though i wanted to lose weight, i didn't particularly like any of the other sweet Weightwatchers products and when it comes to chocolate, i am a Cadburys girl and every other chocolate is inferior in my eyes! But i pushed these negative thoughts to the side and put a pack in my basket! I really enjoyed them and bought a packet this weekend from Poundland and will tell you my experience of the recent pack. On opening the box, i have been greeted by a chocolate sponge smell which is sweet but not sickly sweet. The tops of the cake slices look moist and delicious and i couldn't wait to tuck in. So i lifted one from the plastic carton savouring the gorgeous aroma and bit into it. To my delight, the sponge was as moist and tasty as i first remembered and one was enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. With less calories than your standard chocolate bar, i feel this is an ideal chocolate treat for those on a low calorie diet. You don't compromise on flavour, only on calories. Although i do not follow a Weightwatchers plan, i still buy the meals and these little gems have become a regular in my cupboard and urge you to try them. I didn't think they would be for me but they are, they really are! Yummy!

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              22.09.2009 21:55
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              Buy these, eat them, guilt free!

              They claim "moist chocolate cake slices made with real Belgian milk chocolate and topped with chocolate chunks" Nutrition: per slice 99 calories, 2g fat (saturates 0.5g), sodium 0.09g, protein 1.8g Allergy Advice: Contains: wheat gluten, milk, egg, soya - produced in a factory which handles nuts. Ok, enough fact busting. Down to the eating. Can WeightWatchers version of a choco-holics fave be any good? Yep! Honestly! You wouldn't know that these cake slice thing-ys are 'diet'. The smell is instantly chocolate. Unmistakable. Un-fake-able. So, so far so good. Now to the mouth. Mmmmmmm The cake slices are firm to the touch, leaving just a little chocolate residue to suck off your fingers. The texture is surprisingly dense. It feels thick in your fingers, and it feels thick in your mouth. This is not a bad thing. It means that one cake slice is satisfying. It is chocolatey on the tongue. The cake is moist and scrummy. Ok, I know that's not exactly a technical term, but it fits! They are everything you could want from a chocolate cake slice - but diet! 99 calories a go - three bites a slice. That's 33 calories per bite. What else could you get for 33 calories per mouthful that is as chocolatey and as satisfying as these? Answers on a postcard....

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