“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Cake „
I have been doing the Weight Watchers' diet for nearly two weeks now. I have so far lost four and a half pounds. I think it's all down to the fact that I have been eating a lot of Weight Watchers' products instead of the full fat versions. I love Victoria sponge cakes and so I was looking forward to trying out Weight Watchers' own.
The cakes are small and round shapes. They are quite pretty to look at. You can see the cream filing. The sponge itself is quite light and fluffy, however I did find that they were a little on the dry side - they went down well with a cuppa however. The cakes are quite sweet, but are certainly not too sickly - I'm not sure I could eat more than one in one go though as 1) not only would that be bad for my weight watching, but 2) I would imagine that whilst one is ok, more than one would be a bit sickly.
The filling consists of cream and raspberry jam - there is enough here although perhaps the cakes would be a little less drier if there was more filling. They are also quite small which is annoying, but then again what can you expect from a diet weight loss product. Apart from that I'm a happy bunny! J
All in all, if you have a sweet tooth and are on a diet then I would recommend these. They are tasty little treats.
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I've only recently tried these cakes (despite being a big fan of Weight Watchers products) and i'm pleased to report that they are absolutely blooming lovely!
Each pack has 6 mini Victoria sponges - a sponge cake filled with jam and vanilla fondant and dusted with icing sugar.
The cakes are really moist (not dry like some cake can be) and both the sponge and the filling tastes really sweet and "normal" - you'd never know that these were "diet" cakes!
Each cake has 106 calories and 0.2g of saturated fat, making them 1.5 weight watcher points (this is using the old system - the points system has recently changed and I assume the points and packaging on all the foods will be amended with the new amount of points soon).
They're an ideal sweet treat if you're watching what you eat and nice enough to be served as part of an afternoon tea to your non-dieting friends and family too (I doubt anyone would notice they aren't "standard" cakes).
Poundland are currently selling off the cakes in old packaging (as mentioned above the points system used has changed so new packaging is needed) so if you want to try them, I'd say get to Poundland!
I'm a cake junkie, and I have to say that you really can't beat a good old Victoria Sponge! However, as we all know cake isn't the most slimming of foods so when I went on my diet it seemed like I'd have to say bon voyage to my close friend Mr Cake...that was until I discovered Weight Watchers Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes!
These cakes are so delightfully moreish it's a good job they come in a box of 6, though of course scoffing a few sort of throws the whole slimming thing out of the window, but trust me they're yummy ;)
Each cake is a sandwich of springy sponge with a raspberry jam and buttercream filling and the top is lightly dusted with icing sugar. They are small and round in shape and quite filling, though if you love cake as much as me you'll have no trouble eating two :P
The sponge is fluffy yet firm so no crumbly bits and no mess for you to hoover up later. One cake is 1 and a half points and you'd never know they were diet food as they taste just like an authentic Victoria Sponge. The jam has just the right amount of sweetness and the buttercream (which is apparently actually a vanilla fondent, tastes like buttercream to me) is so...creamy and just utterly scrummy!
Per cake there is just 106 calories but alas, there is 9.6 grams of sugar which seems a lot. I suppose you can't really scrimp on sugar when it comes to cake. These lovelies are widely available at most supermarkets and cost £1.50 a box. Even those not on a diet can enjoy these, yummy cakes for all!
My mum is currently on the weight watchers diet and every week she buys a treat for herself, so I often get to try out different weight watcher tasty treats ech week!
This week my mum bought the victoria sponges, I was a little disappointed because I'm a chocoholic and I would have prefered her to buy something a little more chocolately.
However when I tried one of the sponges I was quite happy because they were sweeter than I expected and quite filling. The victoria sponges come in a cardboard box and there are 6 in a box, each cake consists of 1 and a half points. They are definately worth the points because they are very tasty and filling; they will satify your need for something sweet and if you are in need of something a bit naughty.
The little cakes are quite small and round. They have designed the same as a traditional victoria sponge; one layer of sponge with a little jam and cream and then another layer of sponge. The sponge is very light and fluffy and the jam is rasberry flavoured, they sponge is lightly sprinkled with icing sugar to finish them off.
The cakes are suitable for vegetarians which is good so vegetarians don't miss out on these tasty little treats. Overall these are good for a little treat if you are on the weight watchers diet or not and they are great to have with a cuppa or as a small desert!
Victoria Sponge Cake is one of my favourite cakes but I am aware of the fact that I need to lose a couple of pounds so recently I have been wandering around a supermarket looking for a decent subsidy. This is how I came across Weight Watchers Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes.
They come in a carton box with a clear 'Weight Watchers' and nutritional information on the front (one cake is equal to 1.5 WW points and I am not sure what that means since I do not take part in the scheme but it made more sense to me when I saw that one piece contains 106 kcal). Inside you will find a plastic tray with six mini Victoria cakes. Unfortunately, they are not individually wrapped which makes me want to eat them all at once.
I found the cakes surprisingly small even though I knew I should not expect giant bits of them. They are spongy (it is a sponge cake after all), they have raspberry jam as filling and a bit of cream. The amount of cream is a bit disappointing - even though I know they are meant to be low-fat, I was expecting a bit of pleasure in this cakes since I really like cream. They have a bit of dusting on the top.
As I have said before, I am a great fan of Victoria Sponge Cake and even though I hardly ever make it myself, I have tried quite a few brands and I must say this Victoria Sponge Cakes are one of the best ones I have ever eaten. They are spongy, quite sweet (but not overdone), just mouth-watering!
The only thing I find really annoying about them is when I am on a diet and have one mini cake, I want another one and I usually simply have at least 2.
You may be quite put off by the price - one pack costs around £1.80 and they do not occur on promotions very often (I was lucky to buy mine for £1.30).
Weight Watchers Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes are suitable for vegetarians but are produced in a factory handling nuts so unfortunately they are not appropriate for allergy sufferers.
Also, I could not find any information regarding recycling the tray or the packaging which I found a bit disappointing - I am trying to be eco-friendly.
Thank you for reading my review.
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There are a lot of Weight Watchers products floating around at home so I tend to try some of them, not expecting much as they are classed as diet food but some are really tasty and yummy and these '6 mini Victoria Sponges' come under that category...
Costing about £1.60 for the multi pack I would say that is expensive for buns but of course dieters get them pointed out on the box so that helps them keep track of their allowance.
There was only a use by date of one week on the box I am reviewing but they need to be used up quickly once opened as they do stale quickly...
Having a points allowance of 1 ½ per bun it says so on front of the colourful cardboard box decorated with pictures of the little cakes which look really nice and tasty and covered in icing sugar :)
The calories in each one are 106 and 0.2 g saturated fat as well as 9.4 g of sugar.
Suitable for vegetarians but contain what gluten, barley gluten and eggs, milk and soya for allergists...
The cakes come in a clear plastic tray wrapped in cellophane and are about two inches in circumference. They contain raspberry jam which you can really taste and fondant filling which equals 10% of the finished product.
The sponge is really fluffy and very much like home made Victoria sponge - the type we made at school in home economics. The icing sugar is really sweet and white, and the cake itself is very sweet as well but not sickly.
The fondant icing is really nice, you can tell its got vanilla essence in it and makes a nice moist contrast to the drier sponge :)
These are really good and worth five stars in my opinion, cool!
I picked these up in the supermarket as a little treat as I'm trying with little success to be more healthy. They have the standard weight watchers logo and nicely photographed cakes on the front of the box and look rather appeitising. I wasn't expecting much from these I just wanted to take the edge of my sweet tooth cravings.
But when I opened the packet I was surprised how nice they looked. Full marks for presentation these a very cute looking little cakes. Now the most important part the taste test. Now I was wasn't expecting great things but I was proved wrong. This little cakes are very tasty. The spong in moist and jam and cream filling tastes wonderful. I wouldn't have known thats were a weight watcher product at all. They taste as good if not better than other victoria sponges. I was really impressed and would certainly be happy to serve these up to anyone for afternoon tea. Of course they are only small so you might end up eating more than one I have to confess I had two in my first sitting.
Big thumbs up to weight watchers an excellent product and only 1 and a half points.
So, weight watchers have attempted a makeover on the British classic, the Victoria sponge. How could that possibly work?! Well, here's how:
These are miniature cakes, in the same vein as the current Mr Kipling trend. They are about 1.5 inches across and less than an inch deep. I think it's quite a satisfying size for a little cake, and don't notice the difference from full-fat mini cakes.
Most of the right ingredients are here: there's a sweet sticky strawberry jam and a light sponge with obligatory icing sugar dusting on top. However, it's obviously not fresh cream in the middle. One, for the fat content, and two that it would have an incredibly short shelf life. Instead we have the same kind of "cream" substance you would find in most other shop-bought sponge sandwiches or angel cakes. I don't find this off-putting though, as I said it's similar to what you'd be used to getting in a shop-bought cake. In all then, the taste is far from "diety". I have put these out for visitors and actually had compliments.
These little gems are only 1.5 points each, if you're not used to the weight watchers system a lady of 9 stone would have 17 points per day so this is a very small proportion of this, making it an easy product to fit into your diet without guilt!
My only problem with this product is that it is packaged in groups of six, with no resealable bag or box. Therefore once it's open, it's tempting to eat all six!!
Weight watchers are a diet company who supply products suitable for the WeightWatchers diet. One of their products are the mini Victoria sponges.
They can be found in all supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Waitrose etc as well as being able to be ordered from Weight Watchers themselves either online or over the phone. Often they can be found in little newsagents and petrol stations however not very often. They are part of a large range of WW cakes and pastries.
They come in a box of 6 and each cake weighs roughly 26g. This is quite light for a cake however they are described as mini so they weren't really going to be any bigger anyway. The box of 6 costs £1.74 which works out at around 30p per cake. This is absolutely terrible I think! You can get a large toffee or fudge doughnut from Greggs the bakers for 36p roughly so being charged 30p for a tiny thing like this is absolutely shocking. I grudge paying it to be honest. Often you can find them on offer but not very often.
The cakes come in a box which is made of cardboard. Considering the amount inside the box, it is huge. What a waste of packaging. On the back is all the usual nutrition information and ingredients and on the front is the brand name and a product description. My favourite part of the front of the box though is the delicious looking pictures. There are images of the 6 cakes. They look gorgeous and some are in half so you can see the splendid filling. Very tempting.
The box is easy to open and inside each cake is in its own compartment on a see through plastic tray. There is not really a smell to them only a slight cake ness ! This suited me fine. They did look very small and I was a bit annoyed at how much I had paid. I knew there was no way I'd be able to just eat one and I knew I'd end up munching through at least two of them.
The taste of them was lovely though. Victoria sponge cake is my favourite kind of cake though so there wasn't really any way that these were going to be my favourite versions. The sponge was really soft and light and had a real baked taste to it. It didn't clog up the back of my throat but instead it sank down easily. Inside the cream was really smooth and really creamy. There wasn't much of it though. There was more jam than cream. The jam just tasted like normal raspberry jam, very sweet and sticky. Overall the taste of these were lovely but they just didn't live up to my expectations!
They were tiny so I was hoping they'd be low in calories and fat. To be honest I wasn't impressed at all by the nutrition. One cake contains 106 calories and 2.5g of fat. For the size of them I thought they would contain only around 70 calories. There is no way one will satisfy you so if you eat two or three that's 200 or 300 calories and you would be as well just having a nice slice of a real baked cake!
In an attempt to get back to my diet I went to Tesco yesterday and spent a fortune on low fat foods, including quite a few products from the Weight Watchers range. I have a rather sweet tooth which is harder to control in the summer months due to the general blandness of the salads, bbq food and chicken I tend to eat when the weather is warm and for this reason I decided to buy a couple of boxes of Weight Watchers cakes to keep the damage to a minimum when I inevitably reach for the sweet goodies in my cupboard.
These Mini Victoria Sponges are honestly one of the best in their excellent range. I have bought them before but never really taken much notice of them as I was eating, but last night sitting in the evening sun in the garden I sat and ate one with a cup of tea and really savoured the tastiness of the cake.
The cakes are quite small, a taster of a Victoria Sponge really and unfortunately gone in just a couple of bites but this is fine as sometimes when you're dieting you just want something that feels a bit naughty rather than a large piece of stodgy cake that you know is going to mould itself to your waistline just in time for your weekly weigh-in. I particularly like the fact that Weight Watchers have made the sponge itself to be fairly dense as this goes someway to making up for the smallness of the cake, my appetite was certainly sated after eating this for my pudding even though I had initially been disappointed by the size when I opened the box.
The sponge is lovely with a good vanilla flavour, I like the fact that the outside edge of the cake has a slightly sticky feel as again this adds to the illusion of having a treat. I mention this because while Weight Watchers cakes are usually very good, they are sometimes a little dry but these Victoria Sponges are delightfully moist with an excellent melt in the mouth consistency.
Inside the cakes is raspberry jam and a vanilla cream which really make the cake taste of 'proper' Victoria Sponge. The jam is deliciously sweet and although it's used sparingly it livens the flavour of the cake up and gives it nice fruitiness, it blends well with the thick and flavoursome vanilla cream and both flavours enhance the taste of the vanilla sponge and turns it into a real treat on a day when I thought there would be no treats.
Now, the best part is that each small cake contains just 1 1/2 Weight Watchers points if you are following the plan. To put this into context I am allowed 20 points a day to spread across all meals, snacks and drinks so one of these is certainly not going to break the bank. For those of you who are not following Weight Watchers, a cake contains 106 calories and 2.5g of fat which I'm sure you'll agree isn't bad at all especially considering a slice of Tesco Victoria Sponge will set you back 240 calories and 11g of fat!
A box of six of these Weight Watchers cakes costs £1.78 in Tesco, although the product can regularly be found on special offer along with the rest of the cakes in the range.
I bought these in my local supermarket the other day because of the irresistable picture on the packet! I was not disappointed! They taste just the same as other versions of this cake do. The jam was fruity and tasty whilst the cream was thick and smooth. The sponge was light and the sugar dusted on the tops of the cakes really do finish it off. The cakes are a good size meaning therefore you are spending your one and a half points wisely. These are good for a quick snack fix, however they do not keep you full for very long, possibly due to the sponge being so light and airy. However, they are extremely tasty and I would definitely recommend them - they are perfect for cake lovers! Available in most supermarkets and are priced well. Great item from the range with low points, fat and calorie count.