“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Bread / Cakes „
A couple of days ago I started Weight Watchers. I have bought a lot of the Weight Watcher's own food products and today I will be reviewing the Weight Watchers Danish Bread. I bought my loaf for 60p from Sainsbury's which I thought was quite cheap as I had expected it to be more expensive what with it being special Weight Watcher's bread and all that.
The bread comes in a plastic bag (as most breads do these days) which means that you can reseal it so that it keeps fresh. The bread is thinly sliced. The only disadvantage with it being a small loaf is that it means that the slices are quite small - probably around 60-70% of a normal sized loaf.
The bread is fairly soft and not too dry which is good, although it doesn't taste as fresh as other bought loaves. It's also quite light. I love brown bread as I find that it has a lot more flavour than white bread. However I found this bread to be really bland with no taste. I may as well have been eating a sandwich made from cardboard.
As for toasting....well this bread doesn't toast well. It's all very hard and dry and doesn't absorb the (I was going to say butter....but now I'm on this diet...it's all about the low fat spread) low fat spread very well. It just tastes really hard, too crunchy, too dry and just tasteless.
I wasn't that impressed with this bread, although I will continue to buy it just so that I can still have bread without having to compensate for too many Weight Watcher's points - each slice contains one Weight Watcher's point. I mean it's ok, but it's not as good as 'normal bread'.
Thanks for reading!
I like wholemeal/granary bread and prefer to eat it as I know it's healthier than white. However I often find it can be a bit stodgy and not as versatile as white (I'm a big fan of the chip butty which personally I don't think works as well with denser breads). I also dislike the brown-bread-pretending-to-be-white option. I don't usually buy weight watchers products. I think I initially bought the bread as it was on offer but I've been so impressed I've stuck with it ever since. It's available from larger supermarkets and costs just under 70 pence. The bread itself is thinly cut and incredibly light. It's excellent for sandwiches, just as a slice of bread and butter and even works with my beloved chip buttys. It toasts a lot better (in my opinion!) than normal granary bread as it goes really crispy and hard but if like your toast limp I would avoid!
At approximately 50 calories a slice it's definitely a healthy option. It's suitable for freezing and defrosts really quickly. It's also as filling as non-weight watchers bread. Great if you are ona calorie controlled diet/watching your weight or just a picky bread user like me!
Weight Watchers Malted Danish is sliced white bread with malted wheat flakes and wheat bran produced by Warburtons and comes in 400g loaves.
I found this bread while reading through my Slimming World books and decided to give it a try.
I was quite impressed with this bread at first. Tasty, healthy and unique to other breads, Malted Danish provided me with a healthy range of bread to aid my weight loss. Providing one slice of bread for half a point on the Weight Watchers diet or one healthy B choice for three slices on the Slimming World diet.
The bread comes in a plastic loaf bag, helping the keep the bread fresh, soft and tasty and offers you around 14 slices per loaf. The bag itself is mainly green, with transparent windows to see the bread and the Weight Watchers and Warburtons logos. On the bottom is the nutritional information and allergy advice.
This bread is extremely delicious, tasting fresh, succulent and soft, this bread is definitely not lacking in the taste department like some other weight control breads.
The only quibbles I have with the bread is the size, with each piece being around 2.5 - 3 inches in height and around 2 inches in width. Very small for a piece of bread, but 2 or 3 slices does adequately fill you up. The bread does not toast well either, turning extremely hard, dry and crunchy, quickly losing heat making it harder to melt butter into the bread.
There's a slight aftertaste with this bread but it is by no means unpleasant.
Each 20.4g slice of bread contains just 49 calories, 2.5 g of protein, 9.1g of carbohydrates, 0.6g sugar, 0.3g of fat, a fantastic 0.1g of saturates, 0.8g of fibre, 0.09g of sodium and 0.2g of salt, making this bread one of the healthiest on the market and is suitable for vegetarians. This bread contains wheat gluten and Soya and is made in a bakery which uses milk, sesame seeds and barely.
Weight Watches Malted Danish is available at most - if not all - major retailers and is priced around the 60 - 85p mark, dependant on where you buy it, providing you with fantastic value for money on top of the healthy benefits.
Overall, this bread is fantastic. Healthy and tasty, it's always my first choice of bread for sandwiches and with meals, though most of the time; I use other bread for toast. Providing you with fantastic value for money, I recommend this bread to anyone who wants a healthier alternative to other brands.