“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Biscuits „
These cookies are so nice, each box contains six wrapped portions of two cookies. The packaging fits in with the other Weight Watchers food range with the white box and the Weight Watchers logo in blue. This box also shows a picture of the cookies spread out on a table, this is what draws to these cookies as they just look so inviting on the box. The box also shows how many propoints these are per pair and they are 2 propoints for both biscuits so i think that is worth every mouthful.
This delicious cookies contain small pieces of raspberry and chunks of white chocolate, wrapped in an oat biscuit. These are designed as a lunch box addition or a snack that can be eaten at any time. They do not contain any hydrogenated vegetable oils, artificial colourings or flavourings and are free from genetically modified Organisms which makes these suitable for vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements. These are suitable for nut allergy sufferers which is one down side.
Prices for this product vary and you have to do some shopping around to find the best price. I have bought mine from the pound shop which do stock a large varity of Weight Watchers foods but you can also find these in the supermarkets and are just over a pound in price.
Whilst i have been on Weight Watchers i have still craved my biscuits and with these all wrapped up in packs of two have to been just enough to curb that craving.
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I am not watching my weight or on a diet of any kind - however, I am trying to cut down on sugary treats which I tend to reach for when I'm a bit bored at work, or a bit peckish in the evening! The key for me is to simply stop buying biscuits, which I manage to do ... sometimes. But when I spotted these cookies in my local supermarket for just £1.03, I thought it would be nice to give them a try. What I hoped to have found were a nice sweet treat with a bit less fat and calories!
For those of you that don't know, Weight Watchers is a point-based system of dieting, whereby different foods are given a number of points depending on the fat and calorie content, and dieters are "allowed" a certain number of points per day. The company produces a massive range of its own branded food which, I must admit, I am not hugely familiar with. They are not products I would normally pick up, but I was surprised to see such a wide range of biscuits were available under the Weight Watchers brand!
The cookies I am reviewing have 2 points per two cookies. This equates to 87 calories and 3.7 grams of fat - again for every two cookies. To put this in context a little bit, your average chocolate digestive biscuit has more calories and fat per biscuit. So this is definitely a better option for weight watchers ... and probably most of us in general!
Two for tea
The cookies come in a long cardboard box and there are 12 cookies per pack. On opening the box the first thing I was pleased to see that the cookies come in little plastic wrappers of two cookies each. This, I think, makes it perfect and simple to slip a couple of biscuits into your bag to take to work, for a treat with your mid-morning cuppa, and also makes it easier for you to just take two out instead of munching through the whole pack. A neat idea.
So onto the cookies themselves. They are round and a bit nobbly, and you can see the small bits of dark red raspberry dotted around, as well as a few tiny bits of white chocolate. The cookies are very crunchy and surprisingly tasty. They are really nice and sweet but without tasting artificial (which was something I was a bit concerned about) and the small pieces of fruit gave it even more natural sweetness. I found it really enjoyable and very moreish and, overall, was pleasantly surprised at how nice a cookie could be even without the fat and calories of other biscuits! I happily munched my way through two of these and, although of course I would happily have eaten more, I did really feel that this satisfied my sweet tooth and the need for a little cheeky something after a meal or with a cup of tea!
I should mention, however, that the inclusion of the little chocolate chips was, for me, pretty pointless. They didn't add any flavour whatsoever to the cookie, I didn't think, and the only reason I was even aware they were there was because I got the occasional tiny bit of creamy texture in my mouth rather than the crunch of the cookie or the slight chewiness of the raspberry pieces. So whatever you do, don't get these if you're after a chocolate fix - you'll be disappointed!
Looking online I am not sure if these cookies are very widely available. I picked them up in Budgens for £1.03 - however, looking online I think Asda sells them for about 79p which is much more reasonable. I am unsure if other supermarkets stock them.
A nice sweet treat
Overall I was pleasantly surprised by these cookies. They are a nice sweet treat and significantly lower in fat and calories than other biscuits. Although the chocolate was indiscernible to me, this wasn't a big problem. I will definitely buy these again, and they have convinced me that other Weight Watchers products may be worth trying out to!
Ingredients and other info
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Oatflakes, Wheat Starch, Vegetable Oils, White Chocolate (5%) (Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural Flavouring), Freeze Dried Raspberries (3%), Invert Sugar Syrup, Polydextrose, Raising Agents (Glucono-delta-lactone, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Emulsifier (Pectin), Salt, Natural Raspberry Flavouring.
Source of Fibre.
Not Suitable for Nut Allergy Sufferers.
Allergens: This product contains: Soya, Milk, Wheat, Oats, Gluten.
Suitable for: vegetarians.
Another great treat from Weight Watchers and only 1 and 1/2 points for two cookies.
I've been on Weight Watchers for a while now and the introduction of more and more products within their easy to manage points system really helps, especially their cakes and cookies for a teatime treat!
These white chocolate and raspberry cookies are currently my favourite snack from the WW range. They are a little more crunchy than standard cookies but I find that helps a little in restraining myself to just the two. The white chocolate adds a hint of sweetness without being too sweet while the raspberry adds a wonderful tang.
Each box costs 99p and contains 6 individually wrapped portions of 2 cookies, perfect for bringing to work to accompany a cup of tea or coffee at breaktime.
You can find your box in the biscuit aisle of most of the leading supermarket chains.