“ Type: Cakes / Brand: Weight Watchers „
I have yo yo dieted for quite along time, on and off but have decided to try a bit of dieting again now. I recently went away to Somerset and had a look in the local Morrison's. I thought it might be difficult going away and keeping to a diet. I was partially right and broke my diet that week! but what a great find these carrot cakes are! Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes and i was a bit hesitant as i thought being diet food, they wouldn't be so great, but i was very pleasantly surprised.
What also surprised me is that they are actually filling, with small bits of carrot in them and a lovely creamy topping. They also have cinnamon in them which makes the taste even better. I sometimes get fed up of eating salads constantly and fruit when dieting, so this gave me the chance to eat something that tastes great with the knowledge that for a tasty treat, the calories really are quite low. There are only 112 calories in one cake and this is ideal for a snack between meals or as a pudding after lunch or dinner. They don't cost much and i would even still continue to buy them when i am not on a diet so as to watch my weight when eating goodies!
Recommend to anyone who has a sweet tooth and is either dieting or not dieting but wants to watch their weight a little.
these. are. lovely!!
i love these little carrot cakes from weight watchers. so much in fact i dont buy them anymore cos i can have three easily in one sitting and therefore they are no longer healthy!
the product costs around £1.75 for six so each one is around 30p or so. Each individual cake consists of 120 calories (which is actually a hell of a lot isnt it!) with 3.3 grams of fat, 0.9 grams of saturated fat (you can see why i've stopped buying them!) and are 2 weight watchers points.
They are soft and moist with a delicoius creamy yoghurt type topping which is very sweet which draws me back into the packet!
its a great tasting treat but i recommend them only for family too share or people with a better will power than myself! i never even realised i could of had two chocolate bars for my 360 calories lol. another draw back is the packaging of the product, the cakes are not individually wrapped so they will go hard if you leave them in the pack (silly really as this may make some people to eat them up quicker so they dont spoil!
I don't normally buy any of the weight watchers branded cakes, but I am not one to pass up a freebie, so when I was offered a box of these, of course I accepted.
Carrot cake isn't my first choice of cake, but I do like it on occasion. It makes me feel as though I'm being vaguely healthy by incorporating vegetables into my cake addiction.
Weight Watchers mini carrot cakes come in a box of six. They are packaged fairly well but I did notice they had subjected a bumpy ride on the way home as the cakes had managed to upturn themselves within the box. It didn't spoil the cakes though so all was good.
I have since noticed by doing a bit of research that all Weight watchers cake boxes sport a similar design of a white box with blue lines running through. The difference is of course the writing advertising the product and the picture that goes along with it.
From the box I can see my carrot cake will me a round individual cake with a layer of cream on the top. They look appetising on the box but most products do.
Despite my cakes being turned upside down, they were still intact. Perhaps the packaging could have been slightly better. Inside the box they sit on a plastic tray loosely packaged in cellophane wrapping. There is a lot of room inside the tray so they should either make the cakes bigger or the packaging sturdier.
Each cake is approximately 4-5 centimetres in diameter and nice and thick with a generous layer of butter cream on the top.
I have never bought mini cakes that actually look like cakes before; usually they are in slices or squares so this was a nice touch to actually be eating a small version of a large cake.
You can see thin strands of carrot running through the cake as you take a bite. There are a lot of flavours running through this cake, and I was happily surprised to find this due to being a Weight Watchers product. A long time ago when I was on a diet, I found the foods to be bland, so it was nice to see products have improved.
The cake itself is nice and moist, with flavours of spice, as well as savoury running through. I found that the sweetness of the butter cream worked well with the savoury of the cake and both textures mixed well together to make a nice eating sensation. I found the cinnamon on top of the cream to be slightly over powering in places, but once in my mouth it did tone down against the other flavours.
Overall these cakes were a nice change, and considering I would have never bought them myself, this was a nice treat for me. They are not the sort of cake that when you eat one you want to eat the whole box, but then this could be because it's more of a savoury cake and I don't tend to eat them anyway.
Each cake is only two points on the weight watchers scheme, so you can afford a nice sweet treat included in your points.
In nutrition terms, each cake will provide you with 120 calories and 3.3 grams of fat. The whole box will cost you £1.77 for six cakes which is slightly higher than I would normally pay for cakes, but I guess you're paying for the brand.