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Since been on the Weight Watchers' diet I have tried a lot of their products. I'm a bit of junk food junkie - I love chocolate. So imagine my delight when I discovered that Weight Watchers do low fat versions of 'fat foods'. So when I saw these Weight Watchers' Toffee bars at my recent meeting - selling as part of a 3 for £5 offer, I couldn't resist.
Basically, the toffee bars are what they say on the packet really. They're like cereal bars. The bars are very chewy. They remind me slightly of Lion bars. The chocolate doesn't taste 'low fat' and the toffee and chocolate compliment each other well. They have a lovely chewy texture. I thought that there were marshmallows in them as there is something marshmallow-y about them which reminds me a bit of 'Rocky Road'. They go great with a cuppa.
I was really surprised when I saw that there are only 2 Weight Watchers' points per bar - I thought that there would be a lot more. So that's great for me as it means that I can still get my chocolate fix but it's still only 2 points. Despite the fact that they are more-ish I also find them to be quite filling which is good. The make a great snack too.
I would definitely recommend these, whether you are on the Weight Watchers' diet or not - I love them!
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I started Weight Watchers around 7 weeks ago, and have currently lost 12 lbs, which I am very happy with. Within the first few weeks, I cooked a lot of fresh food that was low in points, and lost quite a lot of weight. However, I have recently started buying the Weight watcher food, as it is quick and easy, as well as having the ProPoints on the side of the packaging.
I am a real sucker for chocolate, and was glad to see that Weight Watchers do quite a range of low calorie bars. This one caught my eye at my local WW class, as someone within the class said it was similar to Mars bars/ Snicker bars, which I love.
I could not believe that the bars were only 2 ProPoints! Thats the same as two minuature celebration chocolates, this, is a big, chunky bar. I bought them for about £2.25, although I think you may be able to get them cheaper from the supermarket, however, the price was well worth paying for 2 ProPoints!
The taste of the bars are heavenly. I still have to convince myself that they are only 2 ProPoints. The inside is crispy, and the outside is quite a rich chocolate. I am a dessert kind of girl, so a big, chunky chocolate bar was perfectly okay with me, but I could understand why people could call them a little too chocolatey. The caramel is chewy, and the mix of flavours really makes the bar taste heavenly. Yes, the bar is a little small compared to your average Mars bar, but, (Just one more time) it is only 2 ProPoints!
I am eager to try the rest of the Weight Watcher chocolate bars, they are truly lovely.
After going to Weightwatchers about 3 years ago and losing 4.5st, I have since gained some back and so found myself rejoining at the beginning of December.
A lot of things have changed since I was last at 'FatFighters', not least that the points system is completely different now. However, one of the things that has remained the same is their range of foods, such as chocolate and biscuit bars.
The Rich Toffee Bar was always my favourite of these, and now that I'm back on the plan, I buy a box every week.
They come in a white and purple carboard box with a photo of the bars on the front, and the ProPoints value and Weightwatchers logo. The box contains 5 of these bars, and each bar is wrapped individually in a plastic wrapper in the same colours as the box.
The bars are a decent enough size; smaller than a regular chocolate bar but large enough that you feel like you are getting much of a chocolate hit. They are comprised of nougat, a layer of toffee, and then covered in milk chocolate.
The white nougat is extremely chewy, so much so that to be honest I don't really notice the toffee. The chocolate itself is very, very sweet; sweeter than most chocolate bars. The closest comparison I can make is to that of a Mars Bar, although personally I hate Mars Bars and think these are far nicer. The nougat and toffee are a lot tastier for a start, and not sickening at all.
These taste great with a cup of tea or coffee, particularly if you stick them in the fridge for a bit. The colder they are, the chewier they become and the longer they last - a big deal for a Weightwatcher, obviously.
At 2 ProPoints each, they are low in fat compared to other biscuits and bars. For the same ProPoints value, you can have a digestive or a fig roll... nowhere near as satisfying as a chewy chocolate hit. The minimum amount of ProPoints you can have daily is 26. Therefore at 2 ProPoints you can fit these into your daily menu no problem.
I do tend to only have 2 or 3 of this per week as if I ate them every night I'd maybe get bored of them. They are an absolute salvation as they feel decadent even though the ProPoints are so low.
Now, the bad points. I have read people say they find them too sweet. Personally I don't think they are and I have to say I do not have a sweet tooth whatsoever. They are also only available from either Weightwatchers meetings, the website, or the magazine. I am not sure why Weightwatchers only sell certain foods at the meetings when they have such a large supermarket range also.
At £2.15 for a box I do think these are quite pricey too. However, they are so invaluable to me while I am losing weight, it's a price I am more than willing to pay.
I joined Weight Watchers on 23-08-2011 and so far (in 10 weeks) I have lost 24 and 1/2 lbs. I have 95 lbs to lose, so still a long way to go, but these little beauties have really helped. Of course following the plan to the letter is also responsible for the weight loss, but at night or at work when I get the nibblies having one of these bars only uses 2 of my 34 a day pro points. If I were to have a conventional chocolate bar such as a Mars Bar these are at least 8 pro points. I have now gone 65 days without having to buy chocolate when I go shopping. I no longer go at out lunch time to buy chocolate bars because these are so yummy.
The downside is that they are relatively expensive - £2.15 a box for 5. They are smaller than a mars bar, but I put them in the fridge so they are much chewier so they are far more filling and rewarding than a mars bar, but when you can get 5 normal mars bars for a £1, it does make these an expensive buy. This is an accusation I would level at all of the weight watchers range, but as I have to lose weight and these things help I have to bite the bullet (or indeed the chewy toffee bar) and pay the cash. It has helped wean me off sugary foods, because they are less sweet than normal chocolates. Also another downside is that you can only get them from Weight Watchers meetings.
They are very tasty considering that they have far less calorific value than ordinary sweets and must contain artificial sweetners. I cannot taste any horibble aftertaste that you often get with fake sugars. The texture is very good with the bars softy and chewy at room temperature, or even more satisfyingly chewy from the fridge. The chocolate too has a nice creamy taste. I highly reccomend them and they will remain part of my arsenal for fighting the bulge.
I loved these bars but noticed recently how short they looked in the wrapper. Looking at these reviews it gives the weight as 28g but if you buy them today they are 26g and 2 pro points. Under the old system they were 1 point, seems we have lost 2g of the bar under the new points system. Not worth the additional cost either as now they are £2.15 per box of 5 which equates to 10g less chocolate and paying more. Would no longer recommend purchasing these.
I love chocolate, but sadly chocolate and diets do not go well together.
I joined weightwatchers and discovered that they sold these through their website and in meetings along with lots of other similar products that feel naughty but are low in points.
I had to try these as desserts and chocolate/treats are something I find very difficult to control. I ordered a couple of boxes and couldnbt wait for them to arrive.
Wow, I was so disappointed when they did. They were far to sweet for me. I couldn't even eat one bar. If you like toffee and very very sweet things then you will probably love these, but if like me you prefer chocolately tastes to sweetness then I wouldn't bother.
The texture was fine, they are quite chewy and soft, not too hard on the teeth. The size of the bar is quite a bit smaller than a chocolate bar though, but the idea is that you eat it for a treat, so its not too bad.
These bars aren't too expensive they cost just over £2 for a box of 5 so at around 40p per bar I dont consider that too bad when you think that a regular chocolate bar would cost around the same price.
Since I began, once again, to follow the Weight Watchers programme on January 1st I have become rather enamoured with these Rich Toffee Bars. They are, unfortunately, only available to purchase from Weight Watchers meetings or online but I certainly recommend any dieter tries them as they are low in calories but have a rich chocolate flavour.
They are sold in boxes which contain five reasonable sized chocolate bars; in meetings they cost £1.95 but if you are buying them online please be aware that there is a minimum order of three boxes, which equates to £6 plus the shipping cost.
The majority of the bar is made up of a firm nougat, this is covered with a thin strip of toffee and the whole bar is then coated in milk chocolate. It resembles a Mars Bar in appearance and this is actually the chocolate that Weight Watchers have chosen to semi-replicate with this Rich Toffee Bar.
It's extremely flavoursome, I eat one if I fancy chocolate because even though the chocolate layer is rather thin it has a wonderfully rich flavour and melts in my mouth as well as any other chocolate bar I could name. The nougat is fairly chewy and this works to make the bar last longer than it might otherwise, the combination of chocolate and nougat feels extremely naughty to eat and it's quite surprising therefore that each Rich Toffee Bar contains just 1 ½ Weight Watchers points.
The toffee is layered in a very slim strip but it has a rich flavour, it actually tastes as though there is far more toffee in the bar than there is and this is simply because of its strong flavour. I can well understand why they have emphasised the addition of the toffee when naming the bar, as although there is more nougat than anything a Rich Nougat Bar doesn't sound quite as interesting!
I think the reason these bars work so well as a diet aid is because they are surprisingly sweet. I find a lot of Weight Watchers products are sweet yet have a slightly bitter edge, this comes through as an aftertaste more than anything but the bitterness is rather pronounced in the majority of their chocolate treats. This has absolutely no bitterness to the flavour and to be completely honest with you, if someone offered you a bar without the wrapper on it I doubt you'd know it was a low fat product - you would probably realise it's not exactly a premium bar of chocolate but I personally think these Rich Toffee Bars are head and shoulders above any other low fat chocolate I've eaten.
A lady in my meeting suggested freezing a bar and then cutting it into small pieces to make it last longer, I did try this and the frozen bar is delicious - although it did become a little hard for my few remaining teeth and I was worried about pulling the rest out! Those of you with younger and stronger teeth should try it however as it certainly does make the chocolate bar last for a much longer period of time, thereby allowing you to savour it and keep the remainder of your daily points for something more substantial.
These Rich Toffee Bars come highly recommended by me; I have been eating them on and off for a few years now and, although I will often deviate and buy another variation from my meetings, I will always come back to these originals.
My review gives a nutritionists take on the taste and nutritional value of the product and after reviewing the above my view on the nutritional claims made by the food company.
The taste of the toffee bar was alright, I found it quite chewy, but nothing special. This is disappointing because when you review the nutritional value they are not much better than an average chocolate bar and therefore I would expect them to be more satisfying.
The label gives both the values for one bar (28 grams) and for 100 grams. It is the 100 grams column that we need to compare to national guidelines to assess whether the food product is high or low in certain nutrients.
Per 100 grams
Calories - 318
Fat - 10.7 grams
Saturated fat - 6.1 grams
Sugar - 33.9 grams
National Guidelines (based on 100 grams)
Sugar (grams) - High = over 15g, Medium = 5-15g, Low = 5g or below
Fat (grams) - High = over 20g, Medium = 3-20g, Low = 3g or below
Saturated Fat (grams) - High = over 5g, Medium = 1.5-5g, Low = 1.5g or below
Salt (grams) - High = over 1.5g, Medium = 0.3-1.5g, Low = 0.3g or below
From reviewing the nutritional content against the national guidelines it can be seen that the bar has a very high sugar content as well as a very high saturated fat content and a medium total fat content. This is very disappointing as this product is being marketed as low fat snack by a slimming company. These two nutrients, sugar and especially saturated fat, are the nutrients that we should be cutting down on especially if we are trying to lose weight. Saturated fat is the bad fat that raises our cholesterol levels which ultimately increases our risk of heart disease. A high sugar intake is also not recommended when dieting as sugar is absorbed by the body rapidly giving us a 30 minute energy rush and then a massive drop.This leaves us feeling energyless and fatigued and therefore making us more likely to snack on additional sugary foods.
In summary the Weight Watchers rich toffee bar is not much better than an average chocolate bar and certainly lacks the taste. As I have discovered it is certainly not a healthy snack option and you have to question the integrity of these slimming companies who promote and encourage their clients who have made the effort to attend a slimming class and paid a lot of money for their advice only to be mislead by the companies promoting unhealthy, supposedly guilt free, foods.
The red packet (dark chocolate ) are lovely, again £2 for 5 - bargain.
Weight Watchers Rich Toffee Bars are not available in supermarkets but are well worth tracking down! They are available from the weekly Weight Watcher meetings or you can order them online. Each bar is 28 grams, and they come in a box of 5 for around £2 which isn't bad really if you compare it to a chocolate bar you'd buy from the shop. The bar is slightly smaller than a usual chocolate bar but due to the fact that it only carries one and a half points with it, you cant knock it. They are very tasty, the chewy nougat makes the bar last longer and the fact that they are coated in real milk chocolate is key, rather than being covered in flavourings. They really do satisfy your chocolate cravings - something most people encounter on a diet! The are quite filling too so you wont feel the need to keep snacking. Excellent Product.
Yum, yum, yum - these bars are an essential part of my healthy eating plan. I like most dieters and healthy eaters miss the sweeter chocolaty treats. These bars really hit the mark when you get the sweet munchies. The bars are quite small about the size of a milky way - they take about 3 bites and they are gone - however if you put them in the fridge they go a bit harder and take a bit longer to eat. The chocolate is quite thin but enough and the caramel / toffee centre is firm not gooey. The centre is nougaty but not chewy for ages. They are a bit pricey as you only get 5 bas in a box and you really can only but from the WW meetings but they are low in fat and only have 1.5 points so you can indulge without feeling guilty. I love these and find them a great alternative to high fat snacks.
A diet can easily become miserable if you dont have the occasional sweet fix. I attend weight watchers classes and buy these EVERY week. I have tried the other bars but nine compare to these.
What are they like?
They are really chewy and actually feel substantial when you eat them. They consist of a chewy caramel centre dipped in rich milk chocolate.The chocolate is not fake tasting or too sweet. They also do this bar in a dark chocolate version but these are my favourite.
The only down side is that they are only available in class for members, or you can buy in bulk (3 boxes at least at a time) from ww online. They cost £2 a box and although not cheap are worth it. There is nothing in the supermarket that rivals this for the points value which is only 1.5 per bar.
A friendly warning:
I have heard if you eat too many it makes you run to the loo but i only ever had one a day at most.
If you attend class and are thinking of trying the bars id start with these they are in my humble opinion by far the best bar that they sell.
I have tried most of the weight watchers bars over the years and the Rich Toffee Bars are my favourite!!!
The bars are available at your local weight watchers meeting or you can purchase them online from the weight watchers website.
You get 5 bars in a box, each bar is 28 grams. The toffee bars consist of a layer of nougat and a layer of yummy toffee covered in chocolate (milk). Each box costs £2.00.
Each bar is in discreet packaging allowing you to take them to the office or out and about and not have to worry about being spotting eating weight watchers food!
The bars are quite thick and chewy in texture. I put mine the fridge to make them harder and therefore they last longer!! The toffee complements the nougat and they are not sickly and dont leave a funny after taste like some low fat products.
Each bar is 1.5 Points Values which is a very low point product.
Anyone on a diet will know that occasionally you just get a craving for something sweet and naughty! I bought these rich toffee chocolate bars at a Weight Watchers meeting, but you can also get them from the website, or order them over the phone I think.
The packaging itself is fairly standard, and the bars themselves are small enough to be slipped into a handbag or desk drawer. For those on the weight watchers diet, one bar is worth 1.5 points which I think is well worth it given how delicious they are!
The bar itself is very like a toffee crisp bar, except much lower in fat! It has crispy bits, and a chewy toffee nougat centre, and is covered in thick chocolate. It is fairly sweet so I normally find that one will suffice, but they are lovely with an afternoon cup of tea! I really can't tell that they are low fat, and I have to hide them in my house as my fiancé (who isn't on a diet) keeps scoffing them because they're so nice!
A box costs around £1.99 which is a little expensive for five bars, but because I love them so much I can't resist them!
I am against any kind of diet programme like weight watchers. I know they work for a lot of people but in order for them to keep going and keep making money, they rely on people putting the weight back on and having to go back to them.
However, brands such as Weight Watchers make certain food products that are useful if you are on a diet.
These rich toffee bars from weight watchers contain nougart as well as toffee. The nougart is soft, a little like a Milky way. I think the majority of the bar is nougart, rather than toffee, as their name suggests. They are very sweet and the chocolate is not of a very high quality. They are not very tasty. They are good if you are following weight watchers strictly but otherwise a small kit kat would be better... or even an apple!
At 28 grams I do not find the bars to be very filling, but they are a handy sweet treat if you have a craving.
Nutritional Info bar:
1.7g saturated fat
Just one anecdote. I went to a Weight Watchers meeting and saw an extremely morbidly obese woman buy a box of these bars and eat the whole lot during the meeting. Some people are beyond help! IF you do use these bars, eat them in moderation. There aren't like celery - they don't burn more calories than they contain!
Indulge your taste buds with chewy nougat, a smooth layer of toffee and real milk chocolate.