I am on the Weight Watchers diet this week - I change week by week! I cant decide between Weight Watchers or Slimming World, which means by changing diets each week I am not loosing weight! however I haven't put weight on so that's something!
There are lot's of ready meals on the weight watchers plan and lot's of treats like choc chip cookies. I choose to eat the weight watchers treats rather than normal biscuits or chocolates because they have the points on them handy.
These choc chip cookie are soooo good - down side is two is not enough for me, I could eat at least six through out the day. The cookies come in a weight watchers box - inside the box the cookies are in little packs of two - very handy to use in a packed lunch, or just to pop in your handbag!
The cookie itself look's just like a normal biscuit, a decent size and very, very chocolaty - not much choc chips to munch on! could do with more choc chips to be honest. Once you do open the packet you can smell the chocolate, it is a sort of oat flakes and coca powder small. For one pack containing two choc chip cookies it is two pro points, there are a total of 12 cookies in the box.
I buy my supply from Pound Land, I have also seen them in Tesco and Morrison's at around a pound in price, I do buy these often as they are not expensive, diet biscuits that taste yummy!
WeightWatchers products are marketed to people wanting to lose or maintain their weight. These cookies are 87 calories for an individual wrap of 2 double chocolate chip cookies! Not bad, and easy to work out the calories.
There are a few downsides to this product. First of all, they really don't taste like cookies, and barely taste like chocolate. They are a bit sweet, but would not satisfy my sweet tooth if I really fancied a chocolaty biscuit. The cookies also have a lot of fibre in them - which is a good thing, but they taste like they have a lot of fibre in them, which is not a good thing. They are a bit crumbly and sawdust-y, which I guess you expect from low-fat biscuits.
The problem is that they are not particularly low fat when compared to, say, ginger nuts, digestives or custard creams - especially if you go for a low-fat variety. A lot of biscuits are 50ish calories per biscuit and will make the sweetest tooth happy.
The only advantage to these weight watcher biscuits is that they are wrapped in packages of 2 so you can't scoff half a packet with a cup of tea 'by mistake'.
Expensive (80p for 12 biscuits), don't taste great and don't look appealing. But if they help you to control your willpower and get your weight under control - I say give them a go. If you crave sweetness and this is all you have in your cupboard, they will do nicely.
I have tried countless diets before a nothing has ever really worked and kept the weight off after the diet was finished and this is why I chose to start Weight Watchers online. I love the fact that with the WW plan you can still have treats (which is where I came unstuck many many times) and still loose weight. Ti help me stay on track I found it much easier to use the WW treats rather than your normal chocolate bars and biscuits. By using the WW own brand you can tell exactly how many points these little treats will cost you.
The Double Chocolate Cookies are yummy. The come in a white WW box with a picture of them on the front along with ingredients etc on the back, the packaging is a pretty standard WW box and they all show the logo, an image and how many points the product is worth. Inside the biscuits are split into packs of 2 and you have 6 packets in each box. I like the fact that they are split the biscuits into little packs as I found it easier to resist carrying on and eating more.
Each biscuit is a good size and is surprisingly filling for a biscuit. It looks like a standard chocolate chip cookie and you can see plenty of chocolate chips in it. They are quite sweet - not quite as sweet as perhaps your Maryland cookie but it's a nice cookie. They are also not wafer thin but are quite chunky biscuits.
As the biscuits are form WW they are low in calories meaning a pack of 2 biscuits are 2 Pro-Points. Each biscuit contains the following nutritional amounts:-
Per 2 Biscuits
Salt equivalent 0.2g
The biscuits are really nice and I actually like them as much as the better known (and full fat) cookies. They taste just as good, if a little less sweet, and are filling. They are ideal to have in your desk or at home to fulfil that chocolate temptation without wasting your points on.
The WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookies can be brought from most major supermarkets and can range in price from around £0.85 to £1.00 per box
Biscuits on a diet I hear you ask with a note of incredulous disbelief! Well that's the beauty of Weightwatchers and let's be honest most people turn to dieting because of a love of eating the wrong things which in my case is often biscuits!
Double Chocolate chip cookies made by weightwatchers well to say I was sceptical is a understatement but at only 1.5 points for two biscuits and a money off voucher I decided to give them a try.
The cookies come in a white box with Blue writing which is the standard colouring for weightwatchers products and inside the cookies are wrapped in pairs in cellophane, the box contains six packets.
Well on opening the packet I thought that these were not a patch on other cookies looking less chocolaty and thinner but at 1.5 points were not going to head straight for my hips! So I gave them a go and was extremely surprised these cookies had a nice crunch and were choc lately enough for the most dedicated chocoholic!
You can get Weightwatchers products in most leading supermarkets often these appear in the cheap shops as well and retail at anything from 99p to £1.49.
A yummy treat that's not so naughty
I have been a member of weight watchers for about 18 months now. In that time I have lost almost 2 stones and kept it off. I've still got a way to go, but I do find it easier than any other diet I have ever done, because no foods are forbidden and I can extra points if I need to. When joining weight watchers you will work out your daily points allowance based on many aspects of yourself including, weight, height, daily activity level and age, amongst others. When you have your daily points allowance you can spend this on anything, as long as you don't go over your limit.
Weight watchers foods are great because they clearly print the points of the product on the packaging, so there's no working out to be done. Points are calculated based on the calories and saturated fat of a food. Using the points system just makes it a lot easier to make wise food choices and stay within your daily points allowance.
Weight watchers chocolate chip cookies taste lovely. They are very chocolaty and you would never know they were a diet food. Each box contains 6 packs of cookies. There are 2 cookies in each pack and each pack has a points value of 1.5, which is very low in points for a chocolate snack. A box of these can cost anywhere between 80p and £1, depending on where you buy them, which I think is a very good price and affordable for most.
These cookies taste great and are a guilt free treat. Great for mid-morning or afternoon snacks, or in the evening after dinner. They have a great taste of chocolate and have a good number of chocolate chips, they certainly satisfy any of my cravings for chocolate.
The only problems I have with these cookies is that there not as crunchy as I would like and have a slight soggy type feeling to them. At first I thought I had brought a pack that was out of date, but they were fine. I put mine in the oven for a few minutes before eating. The they are warm and crunchy and taste gorgeous.
Very recently I have started to enjoy weight watchers products ranging from their choc chip cookies to their ready meals.
I was very wary of them just because I know that some of what makes a product taste nice is not necessarily good for you so when that ingredient is removed it can take a certain something away from the taste and not make it taste all that great.
However I soon came to realise that isn't always the case, just like I found out from supermarkets own products that it can taste just as good and sometimes better.
Being introduced to weight watchers is probably the best thing for me because it helps maintain my weight and not over do it with rubbish, obviously if you have to many weightwatcher cookies then just like with anything else you will put on weight but if you just have enough to satisfy a little hunger it really does do the trick.
Over the years weightwatchers really has expanded its products on what's available.
The outside packaging is just a simple picture of cookies sitting on a table out of their packaging with some loose chocolate chips near by just to intice you that little bit more but what really gets your eye is the weightwatchers writing on the front ("weightwatchers" in blue and the "Double Choc Chip Cookies" in brown) wich can be a good thing or a bad thing because if your like me you could walk past them thinking Weightwatchers is a diet product and I'm not on a diet, but they are well worth the purchase.
When you first open the box the scent of chocolate hits you but not in an overpowering sort of way, its more like a gentle scent of chocolate just making you aware of what's in the box, when you open the wrapping that contains 2 cookies you get an extra but slightly stronger scent of the cookies because inside the main box the cookies are wrapped up in two's (I think to stop you from taking more than 2 at a time) they are dark brown giving you the illusion that it's going to be a rich tasting cookie but when you take that first bite and feel it crunching in your mouth to my surprise and relief it wasn't as chocolaty as I assumed it would be but it did taste good, all the ingredients in the cookie complimented each other and it took all my will power not to finish this entire box, that was hard.
The Nutrition Information is :
PER 100 GRAMS
Protein 6.7 g
Carbohydrate 64.8 g
Of which is sugars 23.6 g
Fat 17.9 g
Of which is sugars 5.6 g
Fibres 5.3 g
Sodium 0.35 g
Salt equivalent 0.9 g
At the back of there products you can see all the ingredients and the points and a guide line of what to follow.
Weightwatchers are like a little club because you can go to these ...sessions where you are weighed and if you stay within the guidelines you feel proud with yourself and you slowly watch yourself losing weight but if you put weight on over the allowed guidelines then you pay, so it's like a little incentive to not put on weight or you have to pay for it.
If you would like to know more about this then visit their website
I'm going to say now that I am not part of this group as not all of there products appeal to me but their snacks department can get addictive.
So to round off, This is a good snack if you like snacks, it's not that overpowering that can leave that taste in your mouth that leaves you wanting more, its packaged in a very recognisable package and you can either hold your weight or even lose weight while eating these treats.
Why not give it a go.
My mum is currently on the Weight Watchers diet and she finds it quite hard to follow without being able to eat sweet food. When she was at one of the classes she saw these 'Double Chocolate Chip Cookies' and thought she would give them a try and eat them in between her meals to help her stay on the diet.
I tried these cookies and they are very tasty for a healthy choice and they are available in a variety of different flavours. Each box contains six packs and in each pack there are two chocolate chip cookies. Each packet of cookies contains 1 and a half points value of your daily allowance which is very good for a tasty treat and well worth the points! Both cookies in the packet only contain 98 calories, which is very little if you're not on the Weight Watchers diet and you just want to try the healthier choice. The cookies are also suitable for vegetarians to enjoy too.
The cookies are very crunchy and are also very light, they have a few chocolate chips inside and they have quite a rough texture. They are quite enjoyable with a cuppa or with a glass of milk. The cookies are available in most supermarkets and if you go to a Weight Watchers club then they should sell them there too.
If you have any allegies then I would be careful and read the bakc of the box where is shows the contents in the cookies. The contain: milk, soya, wheat, gluten and they are also not suitable for people who suffer from nut allergies.
It should be said before I start this review that I am not following the Weight Watchers diet plan, therefore I'm not going to be looking at how they tie in. These are being reviewed by a girl, who likes chocoate biscuits, but is also trying to watch her weight!
I picked these up in Sainsburies and paid 69p for them. They come in quite an attractive looking box, which is quite eye catching on the shelve. They show pictures of tasty looking double chocolate chip cookies and also tell you the nutritional information, along with the points value, which for any followers out there, is 1.5 points per portion. A portion is two cookies and the box contains 6 individually wrapped portions. That's 12 cookies, for anyone poor at maths, so not overly expensive for 69p. They also have contact details in case you are interested in joining Weightwatchers which is useful and a pretty good marketing tool!
It should be noted that the cookies, once opened, don't really look anything like the cookies on the packet. The're round and about the size of a Maryland cookie (perhaps very slightly bigger). They feel incredibly light when you pick them up, which I found quite odd. They're a light chocolate colour, which looks almost like they've been dyed, so not the most appetising looking cookie. It's hard to see the chocolate chips, but rest assured, they are in there once you start eating. I will say though, despite appearances, they do smell rather nice - quite chocolatey.
Be warned if you have sensitive teeth! These cookies are HARD to bite into. They are extremely crunchy and the texture is not even remotely cookie-like, although the lack of crumbs is a good thing. Having said that, I would much rather be covered in Maryland crumbs than break a tooth on these. Once you start chewing them, they're not so bad and soften nicely in the mouth, but the first bite can hurt if you're not prepared. I briefly dunked them into my coffee and am pleased to report that they did not even crumble. But, with this hardness, I'd be very surprised if they did!
Taste wise, these cookies are slightly bitter, which is fine for me, as I prefer bitter chocolate. There are a few chocolate chips in each one; I feel they have been stingy and could have included more but they are quite sweet and offer a good contrast to the bitterness of the actual biscuit.
A portion of these (two cookies) comes to 98 calories and 1.5g of fat, so they are a guilt free snack! That said, I would rather have one delicious, naughty biscuit than two of these. I wouldn't say no if they were offered to me, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them again.
I had a couple of these Weightwatchers Double Choc Chip Cookies at my mates the other day because her mum does Weightwatchers and buys loads of their stuff. There are 12 cookies in the box and they come wrapped in packs of 2.
I couldn't eat 2 of them though because they're horrible! lol If I was on a diet I'd rather go without chocolate biscuits than eat these! The biscuits are mega dry and it was like eating a drinks coasters not a biscuit, they're majorly crunchy but that's not a particularly good thing this time because it makes them feel proper stale.
The chocolate flavour isn't rich at all and god knows why Weightwatchers thought they were good enough to call them DOUBLE CHOCOLATE! They don't hardly taste of proper chocolate at all to be and even the chocolate chips are more like hard bits of.... I don't know what but they deffo don't melt like chocolate and have got a bit of a weird taste as well.
It's mad because everyone raves about these biscuits but I think they're the worst I've tried in YEARS! The chocolate taste is hardly there at all and they've got a proper fake flavour, the after taste is funny as well and has got a bit of a floury sweetener flavour.
I don't like them at all and my mate said they're even worse dipped in coffee because the mega dry biscuit soaks up the coffee so quick that it just breaks off into your drink. I didn't try that but the thought of one of these manky biscuits floating in my coffee makes me feel sick...
I've had some of the other Weightwatchers biscuits and none of them are very nice I don't think, these are the worst out of the lot though and have got the worst texture for a biscuit that I've ever tasted.
Not recommended.... unless you like biscuits that taste stale even when they're fresh!!!
Personally, I expect most diet foods to be either tiny or taste like cardboard, but I was pleasantly surprised by these cookies.
They actually taste like a normal cookie, just with a bit more crunch to them and a few less chocolate chips. They can sometimes be a little dry though, so not all is great, but they were a hell of a lot better than I was expecting.
The cookies are low in fat and calories compared to normal double chop chip cookies, and it seems that for this fact, weight watchers can charge whatever they want for them. You only get around 8-12 cookies in a box yet they cost about £1.99, where as you can get a whole packet of normal cookies for 74p!! Seems unfair that those who want to be careful with what they eat should have to pay extra for that fact.
These are a good help for someone on the weight watchers diet, as all the information you need is on the box in details of points, fat content etc, so you know exactly what you are eating.
If you feel like spending loads on cookies, buy these as they don't taste too bad, but I wouldn't switch for life!!
I can tell you that Diet food seems to have came on leaps and bounds thesedays. I remember when my mum was on a Diet, and it was all about Cabbage Soup. I'm only 29 so it's not as if i've been around that for that long, but thesedays there is basically a Diet version of most normal everyday products, which must make it easier to stick to a diet thesedays.
I'm back trying to lose a bit weight, so have turned to the Weight Watchers range of goodies to try and help me along.
I picked up a box of these in Asda for 62p. The good thing about this time of year is that the Diet food is a lot more expensive. It is normally pretty pricy, and since these often cost about £1.30 for 6 little Biscuits, which is horrendously priced.
The box is alright. It is white with the Weight Watchers logo on it. Weight Waters is managed by Heinz, so they know a thing or 2 about Food i'm sure.
The Biscuits are in packs of 2 Biscuits and each pack has 92 calories in it. It would be good if they were packaged individually if you were looking for a small calorie treat, but I guess eating 2 of these for a little snack is alright calorie wise.
These are Chocolate Chip Cookies. There is a couple of Chocolate Chips in them, but not many to be honest. You do get a bit of a Choccy taste from them, but it would have been nicer for a bigger Chocolate Hit. I understand there is only so much sweet taste you can get from these for the amount of Calories. The Biscuit is nice tasting and kinda sweet with the Double Chocolate part of the Biscuit as well.
These are really really crunchy, and it is nice to suck on the Biscuit a bit and it goes a bit mushy and you can savour the flavour.
My gran likes the taste of these, but finds them a bit too hard to bite into, which they are pretty, but if you want a sweet, malty tasting biscuit that gives a good crunch then you should find these lovely. The normal Chocolate Chip Cookies from this range are nice as well.
Another winner from Weightwatchers!
**** Introduction ****
I have tried to start the new year, with the aim of trying to lose some weight. so after clearing my kitchen and fridge of the junk food items, such as chocolate and crisps. I visited asda with a agenda of buying healthy food.
As I am a sucker for a nice cup of tea and a biscuit to dunk I headed to the biscuit alley to find a healthy alternative from the chocolate digestive.
While scanning the shelves I came across these weight watchers choclate chip cookies, so in the trolley they went.
***** The Chocolate Chip Cookies ****
These chocolate chip cookies and maufactured by weight watchers and they are designed for any weight watcher to watch thier diet and indulge at the same time.
This a brilliant if you are follwing the weight watcher plan, but they are also good if you just want to reduce your calorie intake.
These come in a box of twelve biscuits, they are seperated into six potions of two biscuits and each portion is individually wrapped in a stay fresh plastic wrapper.
They have a point value of 1.5 points, which is very good as a single standard chocolate chip cookie can cost up upto 3 points each, so these are brilliant if you do like to indulge every now and then.
A box of these chocolate chip cookies will cost you 99p which is very reasonable, as they used to be roughly 1.50.
**** My Views ****
Granted these do not taste a chocolatey as a standared biscuit but if you are dieting this is enough taste to give you the chocolate fix you need to give yourself a boost.
They are not that filling so they should not be used a a meal replacement as you will be hungary in a few minutes.
I recommend these for an instand sugar boost but that is it.
I have been losing weight for a little while now and it is going very well. However although I am sticking to a pretty healthy diet occasionally I feel the need for a little chocolate indulgence. I have been avoiding all biscuits because once I start a packet I have great trouble in not finishing it as well! Now that I felt my self-control was stronger I decided the time had come for biscuits so I had a look in Waitrose.
I spotted the Weightwatchers Double Choc Chip Cookies easily enough. The packaging is not very exciting, basically a white box with a picture of some rather tasty looking biscuits on the front. They were quite expensive at 99p for a packet and I bought my children Maryland ones which were only 49p at the same time. However I decided that they would be worth a try. I have tried several Weightwatchers products and I must say that I find the range varies greatly in quality so I wasn't sure what to expect. I just hoped these were going to be one of my favourites.
The pack contains dietary allergy advice saying that the cookies contain gluten, oat, wheat and soya. There is also mention of nuts and milk.
Two cookies (23g) contain 102 cals, 1.1g of saturated fat and 6.3g sugar. The level of sugar is really very high I feel.
After putting the shopping away I made a cup of tea and opened the packet. Inside the box the cookies were packed in plastic in pairs. There were six little packs inside. This is a nice idea because you can just take the two out of the box. This makes me less inclined to "just have another one" and also keeps the ones that I haven't eaten nice and fresh. The cookies certainly didn't look as appetising as the Maryland variety. They are about one and a half inches in diameter and reasonably flat. In fact the looked a little like they were sunken in the middle. There was a very scant splattering of chocolate chips throughout the dark brown biscuit.
Opening the plastic didn't reveal any yummy chocolate smell; in fact there was not much aroma at all. I took my first bite. These are really very, very hard! There was a hint of chocolate in the flavour, more sort of cocoa powder than milk chocolate. They were not exactly bitter but they were not particularly sweet. In fact the flavour was just dull, if I didn't know they were chocolate it is possibly not the flavour that would have sprung to mind. I thought I would try dunking them in my tea (you may think it is a revolting habit but I always do it!) to see if it was nicer when a little bit chewier rather than crunchy.
It was at this point that I discovered these cookies magic property. They are completely impermeable to liquid! The tea didn't soak in at all, as you pulled the biscuit out of the tea and directed it to the mouth the tea just sort of ran off everywhere! Besides the fact that the biscuit was now a little warm it was not any softer or chewier. There was tea everywhere except on the biscuit itself.
I did finish the two cookies as they were not revolting but they didn't taste that special either. They have a Weightwatchers points value of 1.5 for the two cookies; I think in future I would prefer two proper garibaldi biscuits instead. I may not have the chocolate but at least I will feel I am getting a proper biscuit with my tea!
Weight Watchers Double Choc Chip Cookies may well be good for those dieting or general weight watching but that is mainly because they are full of air and if you can find any of the chocolate chips then you are doing better than me.
I thought these were very poor quality biscuits and these are a good enough reason alone for people to be put off dieting for good.
They are quite expensive also at 89p per pack, when you consider for 59p you can get a packet of Maryland chocolate chip cookies for only 59p and you get twice as many cookies and they are better quality and have ten times more chocolate chips.
I was really disappointed with these cookies as I have been with many weightwatchers products in the past, I really feel that if the only way they can make so called good for you cookies, cakes and the likes is to make them aerated and lacking in ingredients and taste then they just shouldn't bother.
NUTRITIONAL INFO (per two cookies)
Calories - 102
Protein - 1.1g
Carbohydrates - 16g
Fat - 3.8g
**I do appreciate the irony of writing about a diet version of a chocolate product following the rather opulent galaxy caramel review from yesterday - it speaks volumes about my life however!**
This range of Weight Watchers cookies is pretty handy when you are trying to keep on top of your daily points total. In particular I do like these double chocolate chip ones although they seem to have strangely disappeared from the shelves in my local Asda and Sainsburys of late and only the other flavours are available, I hope this does not mean that they have been discontinued.
When you can find them on the shelves, these biscuits cost around 70p for a pack of 12. These are very handily packaged in 6 individual packets each containing two biscuits which equates to one portion as calculated for the points total. This makes them very convenient if, like me, you divide up your points in a morning and take everything with you to work as they can easily be chucked in a lunchbox or bag and will stay fresh until opened.
Each packet of two contains 97 calories and 1.4g of saturated fat which equates to only 1.5 points per packet, this is ideal for a snack without upsetting your daily points total.
So - the all important factor is what they actually taste like. Well, I think they are pretty good actually. Crunchy and hard rather than the chewy versions of cookies, these are definitely more like a biscuit than those cakey soft varieties but they are excellent for dunking in tea. I would suggest that they go perfectly with a mug of the brown stuff because they do seem to be a bit dry if you eat them on their own (my only slight criticism of them!).
The chocolate chunks are pretty generously spread throughout the biscuits though and the overall texture and taste is nice and feels more indulgent than it is - which is exactly what you want from a diet product if you ask me!
There is enough of a chocolate hit in a packet of two biscuits to make me feel like I have had a bit of a treat and really thats exactly what I need from this product, something to stop me grazing too much in between meals. For this reason I am prepared to pay the 70p price tag although I know I could get other biscuits (expecially economy brand) for a lot less per packet and with probably more biscuits.