“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Biscuits „
Although I'm not following a Weight Watchers plan at the moment, I am attempting to improve my snacking habits and this seems like a reliable brand that has a good variety of low fat and low calorie products. I saw these cookies in Poundland where they are currently on special offer and you can buy any three boxes for a total cost of £2, or they are £1 for an individual box. Other flavours on offer were Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies and Ginger Crunch Cookies.
The cookies come in a cardboard box, and within the box they are separated into six lots of two cookies that are wrapped in sealed plastic packaging. This is a bit excessive but it does the trick of encouraging you to pick up one packet of two cookies and stop after that amount, rather than endlessly munching your way through an open packet of biscuits. They are easy to carry around with you for a quick snack and I've found they're perfect for picnics and lunchboxes as well as on your tea break.
The cookies are fairly small and look plain enough, but they have a nice subtle spicy taste of cinnamon. They're crunchy and have a pleasant texture although I sometimes need a drink to wash it down as it tends to adhere to my back teeth when chewing. There is a small sprinkling of sultana and these provide a little extra sweetness. The biscuits are surprisingly tasty for a diet food product, and they remind me of the fruit shortie type biscuits you can find in most supermarkets. A two cookie pack is the perfect amount to provide a small snack and they do fill me up for a short while afterwards, or at least manage to alleviate my sweet tooth cravings until lunch!
2 cookies contains 1 1/2 points on the Wight Watchers scale, along with 0.8g of saturated fat and only 101 calories. Not bad for a sweet treat but biscuits are never going to be a healthy treat and should always be eaten in moderation even if they are marketed as diet food!
£1 isn't a bad price for a packet of biscuits, but as you are only getting a total of 12 cookies this does seem slightly inflated, which I suppose is due to the branding and name of the product. They were tasty enough to encourage me to buy them again if I see them at a good price. The Poundland 3 for £2 offer gives you a bit better value for money as each packet then works out to 66 pence.
Nutritional values per two cookie pack:
Total Fat 2.8g -of which saturates 0.8g
Total Carbohydrates 15.4g
Dietary Fiber 0.2g
I purchesed a box of these Weight Watchers branded cookies (I prefer to call them biscuits! Its much more English!) from Poundland a while ago. I purchased them mainly because they have the handy points values for anyone following the Weight Watchers plan and because they are wrapped in individual cellophane packets, each containing 2 biscuits. Considering I am trying to loose a bit of weight and have the will power of a gnat I thought this was an excellent idea as I ordinarily would think nothing of devouring a whole, or at least half a packet of yummy scrummy biscuits.
These do come in a box which contains 6 wrapped packets of 2 biscuits -I do think this is quite a lot of packaging for just 12 biscuits. On the packet they look very appetising - almost like chocolate chip cookies (although these things I am thinking are chocolate are actually sultanas).
On opening one of the packs of two I am instantly greeted by a really strong smell of cinnamon. I love this as it reminds me of Chirstmas! Upon examination of my biccies there definately doesn't seem to be as many sultanas present as the picture on the box. I can see 4 in one of them but none at all in the other. Considering these are pretty thin biscuits I don't imagine that there are too many lurking within either.
On taking my first bite, these biscuits are quite hard with a crunchy texture. They are nice and sweet - just what I would expect from a biscuit, but as I thought there are not many sultanas! These are actually tastier than I first thought they would be and I would eat them again. It's just a shame that there are only 2 in a packet.
Now for the all important dunk test - lets face it who doesn't like a good dunk in their tea!?! To me tea and biscuits go perfectly hand in hand. I dunk my biccie for exactly 5 seconds and remove it - there is no floppiness that you would get with some biscuits such as rich tea, neither has the end dropped off in my cup, leaving me to fish around with a teaspoon - come on we've all been there. Instead I am left with a wet but still formed biscuit, softened from the warmness of my tea. It does taste quite nice but instantly goes rather mushy once it hits my mouth and has a strange greasy texture. I wouldn't recommend dunking these for too long but there is still a nice taste sensation going on.
Would I recommend these? -Yes! They are packaged well -if not a little excessively and perfect for someone who is trying to cut down on eating rubbish. If you are following the Weight Watchers plan each packet of 22g of cookies is 1.5 points - thats 101 calories, 4.1g fat and 0.8g of saturated fat to everyone else.
Ingredient wise they contain wheat flour, starch, oatflakes, vegetable oils, sultanas, sugar syrup, raising agents, emulsifier, ground cinnamon, salt and skimmed milk powder.
They are quite tasty but there is only 12 biscuits per box -They cost me £1 but I think they are usually a bit dearer if bought form the supermarket.