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I have recently been back on WeightWatchers again after having a bit of break following a 5 stone weight loss last year.
Since starting back on the plan I have found that they have a lot more products than when I last did it. One of these new products was these blueberry and vanilla oaty biscuits.
I got mine from ASDA where they cost £1.28 for a pack of 8 biscuits, which considering they are pretty big for a biscuit and individually wrapped, I thought was a pretty good price.
The biscuits have a real good crunch to them but are also crumbly and just deliciou, it's hard to believe they are a low calorie food. Each biscuit contains 2 pro points (i believe this is approximately 1 weight watchers point if you are following one of their older plans). This to me is pretty good for a healthier snack that does help to see you through to your next mealtime.
The flavour is of oats and vanilla and then you get these big chunks of blueberry, which although are chewy and do stick to my teeth, are just yummy.
Even though it's not that good for the environment, I really prefer my chocolate and biscuits to be individually wrapped. It just makes it so much easier to have several packs open at once, without worrying about them going soft (Note clever, subtle reference to imply I don't plough through packs the moment they're opened). Weight Watchers tend to wrap up their treats, and these Vanilla and Blueberry Oat Biscuits are no exception.
A pack of 6 costs about £1.50, though when they first came out they were often on offer for about a pound, and you can still get them cheap now and again in cheap shops, especially Poundland which randomly always seems to have a rotating stock of Weight Watchers food products. Inside the box, the biscuits are in a clear plastic wrap with no writing or print on it, meaning it's wise to keep hold of the original box for nutritional info, allergy details, and the best before date. (Note second, subtle reference to imply, again, that they might last ages so this could be an issue) Because the wrappers are clear, you can see exactly what you'll be getting: a thick rectangular biscuit that's the same colour as porridge, with some darker flecks. From the product name you might be able to guess what these are, but a quick look at the ingredients tells me they contain as many currants as they do blueberries (5% each). Either way, they look quite dry and tasteless. This may explain why, for once, the box did last awhile, and why, for a month or so, I had one in my office drawer that I just kept ignoring.
Your first task is to break into the plastic wrap, something that is more difficult than it sounds, often requiring scissors and/or teeth. An easy-open teat slip would not go unwelcomed with these.
Though they look quite dull and healthy, something the words 'oats' and 'blueberries' also inspire, these biscuits have an insanely, artificially sweet taste. I was expecting them to have more of a vanilla kick, but disappointingly this flavour was very subtle, and the main taste, if you can call it that, was sugar.
The biscuits are very chewy, and not just at the bits where you come across blueberries and currents. They're like a bowl of porridge that has gone cold and solidified - you know the oats are there, but they not as smooth and soft as they once were, and some jaw action is required.
I also think the biscuits are a bit too dry, and taste better with yogurt. They are made by Walkers, but not nice and buttery like their shortbread is. The biscuits are too thick to melt in your mouth but eating them is a bit like chewing on cardboard. The blueberries and currants are very hard, like raisins can be when they go funny. The good thing is, there aren't that many of either. The bad thing is that, even so, when you hit on one, you really know about it.
I was expecting to recommend these as a more savoury snack, but the opposite is true. I found these sweeter than many chocolatey snacks and not like a nice flavoured oatcake at all. At 101 calories and 4.1g fat per biscuit they are not too dreadful for you, but I think I'd prefer a Nairns mixed berry or ginger oatcake instead.
That said, they're probably a perfect WW product, if only because you won't want to eat many at all, which, if you don't replace them with something better, is a sure-fire way to peel off the pounds.
If you follow WW, each biscuit is 1 ½ points.
Weight Watchers has been around for years helping loads of people to loose weight. These Blueberry & Vanilla Oaty Biscuits are one of many products they have to contribute to weight lose.
On the points plan these are 1 1/2 points value per biscuit, each with 101 calories and 0.8g saturated fat. There are 8 x 22g individually wrapper biscuits per box.
I have been on numerous diets and found that Weight Watchers worked the best for me. I lost 2 stone of my baby weight in 2 years by following their plan and going to the regular meetings. Loosing weight over a period of time rather then rapid weight lose is the best way to keep it off.
There are three varieties in the range: Mixed Seed & Honey; Cranberry & Sunflower and Blueberry & Vanilla, which is the only one ive tried.
They are sweet oaty biscuits with real blueberries and natural vanilla flavouring in. They are a great source of fibre and ideal as a snack or as a cereal bar. These can be purchased in leading supermarkets for around £1.40.
The packaging is eye catching. It has the Weight Watchers typical logo on, noticeable points value and a picture of the biscuit on.
All nutritional information, ingredients, guideline daily advice, storage and allergy advice can be found on the back of the box.
My expectation of these were high. I wanted to find a new product to curb my sweet craving but this was not it. I could taste the blueberry and vanilla which was nice, but by the time the nice flavour wore off the biscuit became stodgy in my mouth and was even hard to swallow. So even though the low points value is good ill leave them on the shelf in future.