“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Cake „
We always buy this malt loaf from Weight Watchers because it hasn't got as much fruit in it as the Soreen one and we all like it. I know most people want more fruit but we don't like raisins and stuff that much so this one is perfect for us because there are only a few bits of fruit in every slice.
The malt loaf is already sliced and that's better as well because malt loaf is proper hard to slice and I always end up squashing the loaf too much and then my mum goes mad because she's a bit OCD about squashed food.
I like the malt loaf because it's so sticky and you wouldn't expect that from something made by Weight Watchers. It's not dry at all but I like a bit of butter on it and sometimes a bit of jam but not always because I'm not mad keen on jam.
The flavour is fruitier than I thought it would be because there aren't that many currents or raisins in it. The loaf tastes proper fruity though and the fruit makes it taste sweet even though there isn't a lot of sugar in it. The bread has got a malty taste that is proper moorish and when I have one slice I just want to have another one.
It's nice toasted as well because if you spread butter on it when it's hot the butter melts into the slice of malt loaf and that's nice because the top has gone crunchy here it's toasted but the butter makes it goes moist as well.
The slices are only small and quite thin but I suppose that's because they want to keep the calories down enough to make it worth dieters buying this instead of Soreen because that's the one that most people like the best.
I think it's lovely and it keeps real well for about 5 days after you've opened it. You'll feel the slices going a bit harder over the days but when it's too much to eat cold it's still proper good toasted so we never waste any of the loaf except for the 2 crusts because none of us like them.
In vain to get myself in shape for the summer I have started following the Weight Watchers diet. Its one of my faithful diets that always works when I follow it and also fits in with my hectic lifestyle.
I have a real sweet tooth probably the reason why I need to lose weight so I am always on the look out for something sweet and low fat. I love Weight Watchers products although they all do tend to be on the pricey side. I like the fact that if I buy their products I know the exact points of the item at a quick glance in the supermarket and therefore, I know if it will fit in with my daily points allowance.
I am currently staying at my parents house whilst they are on holiday so found myself shopping in Asda rather than my usual Tescos and I was pleased to see a number of different Weight Watchers products were available that I don't see in my normal supermarket.
One of these products was the Weight Watchers fruited malt loaf. I am from a family of bakers so malt loaf brings back lots of memories from my child hood. A good malt loaf is fruity, sticky, stodgy and definately not a dieters friend. So when I saw this I thought I just had to give it a go.
It cost 76p for a 280g loaf. The loaf is sliced for you and each slice contains 68 calories and 0.1g of saturated fat which equates to 1 Weight Watcher point.
The packaging is very clean looking. It comes in a white plastic bag sealed like a loaf of bread. It has a photo of the loaf on the front along with the green and blue Weight Watchers logo.
When opening the loaf it is apparent why they are only 1 point a slice as the slices are very small. Each slice is about half an inch thick and feel very moist on touching.
I tried it with a light spreading of butter. The taste is actually very good. It is very sweet and sticky and almost feels naughty. The only downside is there isn't a huge amount of fruit in the loaf and it does make it more stodgy than I am used to. For me this isn't an issue but I can see how this may not appeal to some people.
The loaf has around 20 slices altogether and I found I needed three slices to fill me up when having this for my breakfast. So for the price and the points it is definately worth having this in your cupboard.
Another plus point is that it has a very long best before date. Around 3 weeks.
If you like malt loaf and have a sweet tooth I would definately recommend this product.
I am fond of Malt Loaf, but it's generally high in calories and saturated fat which makes it difficult to incorporate into my Weight Watchers points plan, so I was extremely happy when I noticed that Weight Watchers themselves have developed their own Fruited Malt Loaf which contains just 1 point per slice.
Priced at 75p for a 280g loaf, this is more expensive than the Tesco Value Malt Loaf I have been buying of late but as it will be much more diet friendly I didn't mind paying the extra. It's ready sliced so makes portion control easier and comes in the same kind of bag as a loaf of bread which means it will be easy to store.
As soon as I opened the bag I realised exactly why there are less calories per slice, it's because the slices are so small! Never mind, it smells lovely and fruity so I decided to have two slices for my breakfast.
I carefully extracted two slices from the loaf, I say carefully because they all seemed to be stuck together so it takes a little pulling and poking to separate them without tearing the slices. The loaf is a nice dark colour, smelling treacly and fruity although I was a little bit disappointed that I could not see many raisins or currants on the surface of the slices at all.
I ate one slice straight from the packet and toasted the other because I couldn't decide how I wanted to eat it. Both slices I spread thinly with Flora to moisten the top slightly. I have to say I much preferred the toasted Malt Loaf even though I enjoyed the plain one too.
After toasting the flavour of the fruit seemed to come out better and the stickiness of the loaf became much more subdued. When the butter melted into it I thought I was in heaven! I was right in thinking that there are very few raisins in the loaf which is a disappointment but the Malt Loaf is lovely and rich with an almost fruit cake-like flavour.
The slice I ate untoasted was nice too. This Malt Loaf is very sticky and surprisingly sweet, it's almost too sticky as if Weight Watchers have deliberately made it so to make you think you are eating 'proper' Malt Loaf! I found this slice rather chewy and the butter did little to moisten it. I wouldn't say it was dry exactly, but the lack of fruit meant the loaf was slightly too stodgy for my liking.
This Fruited Malt Loaf keeps beautifully too, which is the main reason that I will continue buying it. I've had my loaf for well over a week now and the remaining slices are as moist and flavoursome as they were on the day I bought it, I am careful to reseal the packet properly and so far it's kept well. This is good news as I live alone so was dreading having to throw away half of this loaf because I simply could not eat it every day until the loaf was all used up, it cannot be frozen either so needs eaten really within the week. There are 68 calories per slice and it is suitable for vegetarians, although all the veggies I know would rather have a Malt Loaf containing much more fruit!