As you may have noticed I am currently reviewing a lot of Weight Watchers foods as I am following their online plan to lose some weight before the bog 30 and my holiday. So far I have lost 1 Stone, so still have a little way to go. I have tried many diets before but I always ended up giving up, or binging one day then dismissing the whole diet as a failure. But the WW program means I can have the odd binge and still stick within my point's allowance.
As I have such a sweet tooth I like the fact that with WW you can still treat yourself and using their own brand bars has helped me. I had tried these Caramel Wafers before as they had been on offer but hadn't gone for them again due to the price.
The price of 4 bars is around £1.40 in our local Tesco which for 5 small bars seems a lot but I thought I would try them again to see if they are worth it. Inside the outer sleeve (which shows an image of the bars and nutritional information) are the 5 Bars. They are all wrapped individually.
The caramel wafers are similar to the Blue Ribbands - wafers sandwiched with caramel and coated in chocolate. With the addition of caramel layers the bar is quite chewy, but this is good as it makes it last longer. They are as sweet as a normal chocolate bar and taste very nice. Although nice, they can be quite dry and they are small in my opinion but I suppose as it is low calorie you do have to expect that. Each Caramel Wafer is worth 2 Pro-Points each so is low in fat and calories.
Overall they are a nice chocolate bar and help you stay on track with your diet. However they are expensive for what they are and I have not bought them again - instead I have moved to buying the Blue Ribbands as there calorie content is only slightly higher - 97 to 78 of WW, and the saturated fat is roughly the same at around 4g.
Chocolate is definitely my downfall, and so I bought some of these Weightwatchers bars to have incase I needed a chocolate fix!
I am generally trying to be healthier, and so these were a good choice as they are low in calories and saturated fat.
I bought these from Somerfields and they were about £1.50. They can be found on the biscuit aisle. The packet is plastic and contains 5 bars. The packet is quite appealing as it has pictures of the bars on the front, and advertises the low calorie information.
Opening the packet reveals five, individually wrapped bars. The individual bars are wrapped in similar plastic and keep the bars fresh. They are easy to open and reveal a lovely looking chocolate bar!
The bars are about 4 inches long, and 1 inch wide. The bars are covered in chocolate - not the thickest layer, but that can't be expected for a low calorie bar! he chocolate is creamy and sweet, and very tasty!
The chocolate covers many layers of wafer, which hold a few layers of chewy caramel. The wafer is crunchy and the caramel makes it chewy too.
The bars are quite long lasting and I really enjoy treating myself to one!
Each bar has 2.3 g of saturated fat, and 78 calories. The low calories, in particular, is great! The bar is uitable for vegetarians too which is a bonus!
At about 30p a bar, they are quite expensive, but they are great for lunchboxes or a nice, guilt-free chocolate fix!
I have been following the Weightwatchers plan successfully for a couple of months now but sometimes I still have a real craving for a chocolate treat. I think the cold weather has made this even worse and I have felt the need for some comfort food more than usual. For this reason I like to keep a few things in the cupboard that I can have without ruining all my hard work.
I spotted these Caramel wafers in Waitrose and at £1.46 they are quite expensive for a pack of five. However I looked at the Thunnock ones (which are my favourite) and although they were cheaper they were much higher in calories so I decided the WW ones should go in my basket.
These wafers are individually wrapped inside the pack. The outside shows a pile of nice looking chocolate bars with layers of caramel inside. The packaging is simple with the white Weightwatchers strip giving the product name and the points value of 1.5 per bar. The packaging does not appear to be recyclable.
The ingredients list is frighteningly long but it does state that the bars contain 45% milk chocolate and none of the ingredients sounded too bizarre. The product is made by Walkers Shortbread Ltd and their website has all the information on ingredients. The bars do contain milk, wheat, gluten and soya and are made in a factory containing nuts.
Each wafer bar contains 78 calories and 3.7g fat (2.3g saturated).
The bars are quite small at about 9cm long and just over 1cm deep. On opening the wrapper there is a mild aroma of milk chocolate which is very pleasant. On biting into the wafer bar the first flavour that you get is of the chocolate. This is certainly not Cadbury quality but it is still quite nice. The chocolate layer is not very thick at all and then you reach the caramel wafer. The wafer is very crispy and tastes fresh. The caramel layers do not have the sweet toffee flavour of the Tunnocks bars but they add a delicious chewiness to these bars which means that you take longer to eat them than a solid bar. After finishing the bar there is no nasty after taste as there are no artificial sweeteners. You are just left with a satisfyingly chocolate and biscuit taste which is makes you feel that you have had an indulgent treat.
I am really pleased that I have discovered these wafers. They provide me with a tasty snack that feels like I am not depriving myself. They are not very big but they certainly take the edge off my chocolate cravings and provide me with something that has not just disappeared in two bites. When I am not looking the kids have sneaked some too so they must taste ok!