“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Snacks „
If truth were known I cannot stand mini cheddar type savoury biscuits, I simply find them really dry. When making my packed lunch for work I quickly grabbed a packet of Weight Watchers Cheese Flavour Bites. My partner usually eats these as he loves this kind of snack, so imagine my disappointment when I went to have my lunch and realised I grabbed these instead of crisps.
Being hungry I thought I would have to eat them, I mean how bad could they be?!
When I opened the bag there wasn't a great number of the cheese biscuits inside, I would estimate about 12, but for 18g you can't expect a great deal, plus they are for dieters like myself who shouldn't really be eating vast quantities.
The packaging was fairly basic, each bag is wrapped in a foil type bag with a picture of what the biscuits look like on the front. Nothing overly attractive however it serves its purpose. In the multi-pack we had purchased when doing the weekly shop, there are 6 of the individual 18g bags. We bought the multi-pack for £1.72 from our local independent store, however I now know that they are available in shops such as Poundland for funnily enough £1!
Nutritional values for these cheese bites are great, they have only 74 calories and 0.5g of saturated fat per 18g pack. For those following the weight watchers points diet they really are an almost sin free snack at 1 point a bag.
One point I must make is that they are produced in a factory that deals with peanuts, sesame seeds and egg so are not advisable for those with allergies to those items.
Now these savoury biscuits claim to be cheese flavoured, if I'm honest I didn't really think the taste was that great. This may be due to not being a big fan of this type of product, however I was doing my best to remain non-biased. In comparison to the "real mini cheddars" the cheese flavour wasn't a patch on them, with the weight watchers bites being a bland and milder version.
Each biscuit was a circular shape with small holes pressed in its top surface. The biscuits did have a good crunch to them and certainly were not soft and soggy by any means, however I still found them to be a little dry and needed a drink soon after eating them.
Overall, I did like these biscuits, more so than I thought I would, especially after my initial disappointment! They were a less cheesy version of the original, however at only 1 weight watchers point per bag I'm sure I might be able to stomach them now and again for the sake of the diet!
A crunchy 3 stars from me.
I love Mini Cheddars and most related cheesey biscuit style snacks. They are so tasty and filling, and are perfect for taking on journeys or picnics for a quick, convenient bite to eat. However they are loaded with calories and fat, and so I've been looking out for a diet option that will help me to shed some extra pounds. I came across these Weight Watchers Cheese Bites and thought they looked perfect.
Weight Watchers describe this product as: 'Delicious cheese flavoured savoury mini biscuits. WEIGHT WATCHERS Cheese Bites can help slimming or weight control only as part of a calorie controlled diet.'
The cheese bites come in white foil bags with the Weight Watchers logo and a photo of the product on the front. Inside the bags are lots of little round biscuits that look almost exactly like Mini Cheddars. They are a yellow-y orange colour and smell of cheesiness.
The little biscuits taste really nice. They have a decent cheesey kick to them and although they are not quite as strong as Mini Cheddars they are still very pleasant and have a nice crunchy texture. They are possibly also a little thinner than the Cheddars. They are perfectly passable as a snack and I don't think I would even notice the difference between these and my normal brand unless I was really paying attention.
I am really pleased to have found a snack like this which has almost no fat or calories and tastes absolutely fine! These Cheese Bites will definitely be coming on road trips with me or finding their way into my packed lunches in the future.
Each packet of Cheese Bites contains just 73 calories, 1 gram of sugar, 1.3 grams of fat and 0.4 grams of saturated fat. This works out at only one Weight Watchers point per bag which is of course excellent for anyone on a diet, Weight Watchers or otherwise! They are also free from artificial colours and artificial flavours.
These Cheese Bites costs £1.98 for a multipack containing six bags which weigh 18 grams each. This works out at 32 and a half pence per bag, which doesn't sound too bad, but when you compare them with Mini Cheddars which cost £1.16 for seven 25 gram bags, it starts to look a little bit overpriced!
Weight Watchers Cheese Bites
Having recently joined Weight Watchers I have been trying many of their products. Today I am going to review Weight Watchers Cheese Bites.
Weight Watchers Cheese Bites are basically the Weight Watchers version of mini cheddars, they are in fact very similar, only lower in calories and saturated fat, and therefore a more healthy option for anyone watching their waistline.
The cheese bites look very much same as mini cheddars in their size, pattern and colour. They have a nice strong cheesy flavour, not identical to the major brand, but definitely comparable. The consistency of the biscuits is crunchy and pleasant. After eating the cheesy bites I could still taste the flavour for some time. Overall I would recommend these as they were delicious.
Unfortunately my particular bag had about half of the biscuits broken, although I assume this was down to the handing in my weekly shop rather than poor quality biscuits. I bought my packet as an individual from Morrison's (for about 45p so no more than a packet of crisps), however I have also seen them available in 6 bag multipacks in other supermarkets. One thing I particularly like about these biscuits is that they are in a conveniently small bag (not too much packaging) which makes them ideal to pop into your bag for a handy, healthy, snack when you are out and about.
Now the nutritional bit....
Each 18g pack is calculated to have 1 Weight Watchers Points value.
On top of this there are no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives and the product is suitable for vegetarians
The only down side I can find to the Weight Watchers Cheese Bites is that although they are delicious there are not many in the packet. The weight is only 18g which I think totalled about 14 or so mini bites. Although the packaging is nicely designed in green and yellow the image on the front is misleading as it shows a bowl and plate of the biscuits containing many more than the amount actually inside the packet. Still, as they are a healthy alternative, if you do want more, then why not have two bags!