Product Type: Weight Watchers Snacks
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Weight Watchers Cheese Puffs
Member Name: vickymarks
Weight Watchers Cheese Puffs
Advantages: Tasty (for me), low in calories, no added flavours, colours or preservatives
Disadvantages: They are not as cheesy as they make out, this may be a issue for some people.
Weight Watchers Cheese Flavour Puffs 18g
First and foremost I would like to point out that I am not on a diet or participating in the Weight Watchers programme. However, I am not the healthiest person I know and tend to snack throughout the day. My main vice being crisps! With two young children, I never seem to have much time on my hands, which makes crisps seem incredibly convenient for me when I am in a rush. I am not a huge calorie counter, but I am aware that there are a lot of calories contained in most crisps.
Anyway, I have been on a little health kick recently and have decided to try and cut down my snacking, and to eat healthier choices when I do snack.
Whilst having a little browse in Pound-land last week, I noticed they had a variety of Weight Watchers products available. I found myself drawn to the Weight Watchers Cheese Flavour Puffs, as they were only 80 calories per pack, and decided that I would like to try them. I have seen other varieties of Weight Watchers crisps and in the past I have tried their version of hula hoops and wasn't very impressed, so I wasn't sure what to expect from the Cheesy Flavour Puffs.
The packet consists of five 18g bags of Cheesy Flavoured puffs. Obviously, being in the pound shop, I paid a pound for them! For anyone that may be on the Weight Watchers diet, each pack has a pro-point value of 2 points per pack. This is based on the new Pro-points system.
The packaging is fairly standard, With the Weight Watchers logo clearly displayed in large font at the top. A description and image of the contents (cheese puffs) are displayed, and there are also snippets of healthy information of the product - 'baked not fried'- 'Reduced fat' ect...
On the back you will find a brief description of the new Weight Watchers points system, and are provided with the Weight Watchers website in-case you would like to know more. You will also find nutritional information and a list of ingredients. There is a quote at the bottom of the packet that states 'Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Cheese Flavour Puffs contain at least 30% less fat than standard cheese puffs. The inside of the packet is foiled to help keep the cheese puffs fresh.
I found the description on the front 'deliciously cheesy melt in the mouth maize snack' was a little deceiving as I later found that they are in-fact not that cheesy!
However, I actually quite like the taste of them. The cheese taste is very faint, certainly not over powerful, but I only eat mild cheese anyway, so for me the mild taste of cheese is ideal. The pack, unlike most crisps, is actually filled completely with crisps therefore a packet of Cheesy Puffs are quite filling, which is rather satisfying. They are quite dry tasting, so I tend to eat them accompanied by a glass of water, which is also good for me.
There are no artificial flavourings, colours, MSG or preservatives contained, which is an added bonus. The Cheesy Puffs are also suitable for vegetarians, for all those interested. However, they are not suitable for vegans as they contain milk.
I have found Weight Watchers Cheese Flavour Puffs to be quite satisfying. The flavour is not over powering, which suits me very well. I can eat these without feeling guilty, as there are only 80 calories in a packet. They are an ideal sized snack that I am also happy to feed to my young children.
I am in no way recommending that children should be fed weightwatchers food in general, but it is nice to know that I can give them treats that are a little healthier for them. I feel that these particular cheesy puffs are better for them as they contain no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. I am very pleased with the quality of the product.
Purchased from Pound-land, they cost just 20p per pack. They are also available in supermarkets, costing around twice the price.
Weight Watchers Cheese Flavour Puffs have been a welcome addition to my kitchen cupboard, for all my family. I would happily purchase them again!
Summary: Low calorie, great quality, will buy again!