“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Breads „
I am not follwoing Weight Watchers but healthy eating as I'm pregnant and I love bagels so when I Saw these on offer in Tesco's for 70p I thought I would give them a go instead of my normal new york bagels. Couldn't do any harm to eat healthier cheaper bagels...Could it??
Their is 5 bagels in a pack so on offer good vallue for money quantity wise.
They were edible and once I had topped with cream cheese even more so but they were slightly smaller than the NY bagels and lacked taste. They also seemed to have a chalky texture to them.
I was diappointed by them but if I was following WW and wanted to watch my points they were perfectly edible for the lower calorie content.
I would recommend them to WW plan followers but if you are just buying bagels because you like bagels...BEWARE, You will be disappointed.
I will not by these bagels again.
Also when you slice them in half they break up alot.
I am 2 months in to my healthier eating plan, and it is going well! I have gradually been discovering new products to have which are tasty and filling, and had been struggling to find anything suitable for breakfast - until I came across these!
A bagel, for those that don't know, is basically a round bread product, with a whole in the middle. It tastes similar to bread, although I think it is slightly sweeter. They can be eaten with a multitude of different fillings, however I have always toasted mine as I find the bread too thick for an alternative to a sandwich.
I used to have the bagels from the New York Bagel Co., however, they are high in calories, and that just doesn't fit well with my calorie counting diet!
Weight Watchers has many products now, and work on a point value system, however, I bought these knowing that they would fit in with calorie counting.
So, the bagels come in a plastic bag, with a white and light green design. It has all of the necessary information on, and labels the bagels as a point value of 2.
The bagels are a good size - no smaller than the other bagel brands that are around.
They are plain, and as far as I know, they don't come in any other flavours, which is a shame.
I can't say what they taste like without toasting - I haven't tried that, and I don't think I will. However, toasted, they are lovely.
I pop them in the toaster for a couple of mins, and then put a light spread of butter, or some cream cheese spread.
Without a topping, I think they can be quite dry, but that is the same as with toast. The great thing about the bagels is that you can top them with anything, and I quite often have cream cheese and either ham or salmon, yummy!
They are really filling, and I have them for breakfast and they keep me filled up until lunchtime.
They cost about £1.20 in Tescos for a bag of four bagels, and I think this is a good price for them - you do generally end up paying more for healthier options!
Nutrionally, they are really quite good. Calories per bagel are 144, and the sat fat is 0.3g, and so they really are good, and a nice alternative to toast.
I really recommend these!
Weight Watchers have recently expanded their supermarket range and the new products have generally been excellent, so I had no qualms about popping a pack of their bagels into my trolley when I went shopping last week.
There are four bagels in a bag and they are of a very similar size to New York Bagel Company bagels, albeit these are slightly slimmer from bottom to top. I must say, they look extremely appetising when I take one from the bag and I decided to have that one untoasted with a little cheese spread.
Well, what a disaster that was! The bagel isn't nice at all; there is very little flavour and to me it lacks the bouncy, chewy consistency that separates a bagel from a bread roll with a hole in the middle! The cheese spread completely hid the 'flavour' of the bagel and the bread actually begun to go soggy in the areas where the cheese spread was thickest.
For me both the texture and flavour of the bagel was wrong. I have never made my own bagels but presumably they contain fats or sugars to give them their wonderful flavour, fats and sugars which Weight Watchers have needed to remove to reduce the points value of these bagels. Unfortunately it hasn't worked as this bagel recipe is far less flavoursome than any 'full fat' bagels I've eaten.
Undaunted I next tried one toasted. It split fairly evenly but there was a problem. Despite the fact that my grill is perfectly level, the bagels toasted very unevenly and this resulted in one half being toasted to a perfect golden brown but the other half remained rather anaemic looking.
This bagel I ate when I was not having a particularly good Weight Watchers day, hence the filling of thick bacon and lashing of 'real' butter. Even having put such a delicious filling inside, the bagel was still extremely disappointing with the same taste and texture problems I had encountered when eating the previous one.
The area which had been toasted became ever so slightly crispy, although this was quickly negated after I had spread the butter. The flavour of the bagel wasn't actually as noticeable with this hot filling, but that in itself was a cause of annoyance because I found myself thinking that I might as well have simply used a bread roll for my bacon!
I found the consistency of the bagels to be the main thing which irritated me about them, it is simply unbagel-like and frankly if you were presented with a slice of this in a blind test I think you would guess at them being some kind of continental bread rather than an actual bagel. This is a shame because I would have thought Weight Watchers would have done a rather better job than this, unfortunately their take on a bagel is rather softer and infinitely more rubbery than it should be.
This bag of bagels cost roughly £1.10 and each bagel contains 2 Weight Watchers points, this is fairly good in the points stakes as a New York Company bagel will 'cost' you between 3 - 4 ½ points depending on which flavour you choose. For those of you who are not following the Weight Watchers plan, a bagel contains 144 calories and 0.5g of fat - but frankly if you're not on Weight Watchers then I wouldn't bother buying these at all.
Weight Watchers Bagels.......
I am not overly keen on bagels and never have been however I am keen on a bargain and seeing as these Weight Watchers Plain Bagels were on offer the other week in Tesco's I thought I would try them out to see if perhaps I had changed my opinion.
The Bagels were priced at a little under 50p and in a bag you get 4 large bagels. The usual price is around £1.20p I do believe. Bagels are basically bread type buns with a hole in the middle and perhaps a little tougher and chewier than a regular bread roll. The bagels are worth 2 points if you are indeed doing the proper Weight Watchers Diet (this is of course without having any topping on - which in my view is really a must).
The bagels themselves do actually look rather fake with a kind of shiny glaze to the top of the bagel. They do not however give off any aroma at all and to be frank look slightly unappealing. However I ploughed on with the view to slicing it in half and spreading a thick amount of Philadelphia on it. This is exactly what I did. I found the bagel easy to cut and the Philadelphia very easy to spread especially as I knew it would need to be spread thickly.
I would say the taste of the bagel would have been horrid had it not been totally covered in the garlic and herb spread which I chose to use. The bagel tastes rather dry and chewy and even with a lot of topping this was still evident. Bagels to me always seem slightly stale and although this one was in date it as per usual tasted as if it wasn't.
Overall I would say that I am pleased that I tried bagels again just in case I had gotten it wrong in the first place and they really were delicious. The fact that I was able to try them at a cheap price did please me and made it worthwhile. I wouldn't say they were totally disgusting but you need to have a large drink next to you when you are eating one.
A good thing is that they are only 144 calories and have less than 1 gram of fat in each bagel. However they do indeed taste like they are low fat and low calorie as they are low taste. They did fill me up though so they did one things right.
To conclude I don't think I will be buying these Weight Watchers Bagels again even if they are on special offer. I think a score of 2 stars out of 5 is deserved.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time out to read.