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Weight Watchers Caramel Mallows I recently bought a pack of 6 of these in my local poundland for £1 (there were also 4 packs on the shelf so it may be a case that they will be stocking a smaller pack from now on). The six pack is also showing as being £1.49 at both Asda, and Sainsburys. I am not currently following the weight watchers programme, but am aiming to loose a few lbs, and as such though I would get some 'better for me treats'. These mallows are one point each on the weight watchers diet, and contain 0.4g of fat, and 55kcals each. They come packaged in a foil wrapper stacked in a plastic tray. These treats come in the form of two wafer layers that have between them a layer of white mallow that is approximately 1.5cm deep. Down the middle of this mallow filling is a 'string' of caramel flavour... Now having eaten the contents of the pack I can say that these hit the spot if you need a sweet fix, as they are very tasty - but they aren't very filling. Both the wafer layers and the mallow filling are very 'airy'. I thought these would fill a void around lunch time, which they don't. However they are very good at satisfying a sweet tooth... The pack tells us these contain no artificial colours or preservatives. However these do each contain 0.01g of sodium - which is classed as 1% of a person's daily allowance... I would definitely recommend these as they have stopped me from munching on 'real' biscuits or full fat chocolate. I realise I would have been batter munching on fruit but sometimes you just need a sugar fix...
I am currently on WeightWatchers, and even though I have now reached my goal weight, I am continuing to count points, and therefore I'm still buying some of their products as I just find it's a lot easier to track my points every day if it's all worked out already and right there on the packaging. I couldn't stick to the plan if I couldn't have a cup of tea and a biscuit in the evenings, so I like to get foods that are low in points that I can enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. I used to buy these caramel mallows quite frequently as they fitted in with the plan and my daily diet. PACKAGING, POINTS AND SUGAR CONTENT These come in a pack of 6, with the usual bright blue WeightWatchers packaging. Each mallow contains 1 WeightWatchers point, and each one contain 6.5g of sugar, which seems quite a lot. I find a lot of their products may be low in fat but they can make up for it in terms of sugar, so that's something to keep an eye out for if you don't want to eat a lot of sugar. THE MALLOWS The mallows themselves are 2 bits of wafer with soft, white marshmallow sandwiched between them. Inside the marshmallow is a decent amount of caramel. TASTE The wafers taste like an ice cream cone, and like ice cream cones, they can be a little on the bland side. They give a nice crunch however. The marshmallow is soft and sweet, with the caramel even sweeter. These are very sweet indeed, which I have no problem with, but others might find them just a bit too much on the sugary, sweet side to fully enjoy. Because of the crunchy wafer and chewy marshmallow, I do find these are quite substantial - a treat you can savour and enjoy, rather than being 'one bite and they're gone'. PRICE These cost £1.40 for a packet of 6. Like I said at the beginning, I 'used' to buy these quite frequently. However, when I found an alternative to these, I realised that £1.40 was quite expensive for what these were. ALTERNATIVES? I no longer buy this WeightWatchers product as Caxton's Pink & Whites are almost the same. The only way they differ is that they don't have the caramel in them. Pink & Whites cost 50p for a packet of 6. 90p may not seem like much, but I am on a strict budget and a saving of 90p is a good thing in my book. WOULD I RECOMMEND THESE? If you're prepared to spend £1.40 when a similar product can be bought for 90p less, then sure!
I have been reviewing a number of Weight Watchers items at the moment as I am using them while doing WW online. They seem to be helping me stay on track points wise as you still get that treat when you need it but the Pro-Points value is nice and low. I have also found them to be overall, very nice and tasty which I was surprisingly impressed with. I was expecting bland tasteless products from the range and have been pleasantly surprised. Now at the moment the WW Caramel Mallows are my favourite WW treat and I am loving them so much! The Caramel Mallows are a large marshmallow sandwiched between 2 wafers. Inside the marshmallow is a thin line of caramel. The Caramel Mallows are quite big in size and in a packed you get 6 mallows. These packs are usually priced at around £1.49 in most supermarkets. The outer packaging is a plastic foil material which shows an image of the product on the front along with the Pro-Points value and a brief list of ingredients. On the back is a full list of ingredients and nutritional values which I have listed below: Based on 1 Mallow Energy kJ 233 (Calories) 55 Protein 0.9g Carbohydrate 10.7g (of which sugars) 6.5g Fat 0.4g (of which saturates) 0.2g Fibre 3.0g Sodium 0.01g Salt equivalent 0.1g The Caramel Mallows as mentioned are quite large so 1 is plenty to give you that sweet hit. The wafers are crisp and sweet and the mallow itself is soft and gooey. When you bite through the mallow you come across the caramel sauce in the middle which is lovely and decadent. The whole product is sweet and quite filling but not that sweet is becomes sickly. Each Caramel Mallow is just 1 Point each which I was impressed with for the size and taste of the product. The Caramel Mallows are the nicest WW treat I have tried so far and really make you feel like your getting a good treat while sticking to your points. At £1.49 for a pack of 6 they are a little expensive but well worth it in my opinion
***Summary*** These are a low-fat snack which are part of the Weight Watchers range. For those following this weight loss programme they only have a point value of 1 and contain 0.2g Saturated Fat and are only 55 Calories per mallow. ***The Product*** Each mallow contains two crispy wafers filled with marshmallow and also some creamy caramel sauce. These are great if you feel like a sweet treat but don't want to be eating too many calories. ***The Taste*** The wafers are quite like the wafers you buy for chunks of ice-cream, however I did find that they were not as crunchy or crisp as I would have liked. The marshmallow part is definitely the best and the bit that feels like a real treat. This is thick and very tasty and sweet. The marshmallow flavour dominates as I found that there were only little bits of caramel sauce in it which was a bit disappointing and they did not add a lot of extra flavour to the overall taste. However, I am guessing that if they added more caramel they wouldn't remain as low as just one point! ***My Top Tip!*** I am sure this isn't actually recommended but I always do this! If you put one in the microwave (for no more then 10 seconds) the marshmallow part expands and becomes gooey and warm. This makes it even more delicious and makes it last longer as well! *** Overall *** I would definitely recommend these if you are trying to lose weight or if you prefer low-fat (and calories) snacks. They are quite yummy and can satisfy a sweet craving. However, if you are not weight watching I would probable opt for a more calorific treat like a packet of chocolate biscuits!