“ Brand: Caxton / Type: Candy „
~Pink 'n' Whites~
Pink 'n' Whites are a made by Caxton and can be found down the biscuit aisle of major supermarkets. They are described as being "crunchy wafers filled with pink 'n' white mallow" and a selling point is that they contain less than 2% fat. The wafers are neatly arranged in a plastic tray which is inserted in to a colourful pink outer wrapper. They contain gelatine so are unlikely to be suitable for vegetarians.
Each wafer contains 50 calories, 7.3g of sugar and 0.1g of fat and should consumed as part of a balanced diet.
Glucose Syrup, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Gelatine, Soya Flour ,Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Natural Colours (Annatto, Cochineal), Flavouring
*from the Tesco website.
There are other flavours available in this range - chocolate and jam.
Expect to pay around 50p for a pack of 6 Pink 'n' Whites from Tesco and Asda. You can purchase bigger packs from Farmfoods and Poundworld.
Slimming World is the perfect weight loss plan for me as nothing is forbidden. I have an amount of treat syns to use each day and this means that I never feel deprived as I have a very sweet tooth. I like to get the best value for my syns and I often buy Pink 'n' Whites. When Caxton released the new flavours, I became very fond of the jam flavour so I will discuss both the original wafers and also the jam version. These tasty little treats are quite low in calories but the sugar content isn't quite as good. I enjoy them as a treat in the evening and normally have one or two if I am really wanting extra sweetness.
The wafers are well protected within the packet and I have never experienced any issues with damaged contents. The complete weight of all the wafers is 100g and they are a really good size. They look much more substantial and appealing than a small biscuit in my opinion and are likely to appeal to both adults and children. I imagine they would go down a treat with a cup or tea in the afternoon. This treat consists of two thin, pale golden wafers with a reasonably thick strip of dual-coloured mallow sandwiched between them. They look yummy and also smell yummy as they are nice and sweet.
Eating one of these wafers is an absolute treat. The wafer has a nice crunch but isn't overly hard. I find it so satisfying sinking my teeth through it and right in to the mallow. The wafer comes away from the mallow easily and if you touch the mallow with your fingers you will become very sticky! The mallow has a sugary coating and is incredibly sweet as you would expect. I love that the mallow is squidgy and very soft so easy to chew and swallow without it sticking to my teeth. The combination of the wafer and mallow is perfect and you definitely get a nice sugar hit whilst eating on of these wafers. One is enough to satisfy without causing any sickly feeling.
The jam version is even nicer in my opinion. The jam forms a thin but generous strip through the mallow and adds an extra 5 calories when compared to the original wafers. It is raspberry jam and has quite a strong flavouring which reminds me of the raspberry jam in birthday cake - absolutely lush! The jam is sticky and very smooth. It clings to the mallow well and adds some additional delicious flavour. I have learned that if you pop any flavour in the microwave for 15 seconds that it expands and I highly recommend doing this but be careful when you are eating a hot Pink 'n' White especially if it is the one with the jam as the contents with be roasting hot.
Overall I can recommend Pink 'n' Whites. They are very tasty and the plain wafer compliments the sweet, sticky mallow perfectly in my opinion. One thing I would say is that they are very addictive if you get a real taste for them. I have found myself being greedy on occasions and eating the full packet whilst reasoning with myself that it was only 300 calories for the full lot but the sugar content is much more so please don't do that! Pink 'n' White wafers represent good value for money at 50p a packet. I normally pop a sandwich bag over the open side of the packet when open as if exposed to air for long periods of time, the wafer will go soggy and the mallow with harden up a bit and in my opinion, this just ruins the whole affair! They are perfect for parties too so very versatile.
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Whenever I nip to the supermarket I can never help myself, and buy myself some lovely pink and whites. Only around 55p for a pack of six, if you ask me you I say you can't go wrong with that.
There very easy to notice up in the biscuit section. Very bright pink packaging, with a picture of the sweet on the front, and also something you cant fail to miss - there only 2% fat! The actual product has two crunchy wafers whIch sandwich a pink and white marshmallow. The marshmallow itself is coated with granulated sugar, YUM!
A good thing about pink and whites is that they are fun to experiment with. I normally eat mine by eating the two wafers first, saving the best bit till last. The marshmallow tends to melt in your mouth as you eat it leaving a sweet taste. Though I have seen others eat it all at once and some even dip it in their tea. I would imagine that these little treats are great for someone that is on a diet as each one only contains 50 calories. Though they can be very morish!
I absolutely love these treats, I always buy then when I'm in the shops. They taste amazing. The only thing I would say about these are that they can go stale quite quickly. Once opened, so alway make sure that they are wrapped up when putting them away. Love them!!
I cannot believe how long I went without a pink n white! I think I actually forgot they existed! But when I was seriously scanning the nooks and crannies of Tesco this week for anything I may have missed these pink n white fellows gave me a wave and I immediately threw a pack into my trolley as I have such fond memories of these and knew my kids would love them too as they just love marshmallows! To be quite honest I couldn't wait to get home and munch away at one for myself!
These marshmallow wafers are made by Caxton's and where established in 1954. To be honest I don't think many people have heard of Caxton's because as far as I know they only make these pink n whites. Although new flavours are a possibility in the future according to their website. Currently I am only aware of this flavour but the websites states there are jammy and caramel varieties too.
~ product and availability ~
Caxton's pink n whites are available in most supermarkets but you do seriously have to scout around to find them as they are not displayed with the typically more popular biscuits. I know that they can nearly always be found in bargain stores and pound stores as they are a typical product for them to sell. They can be bought for around the 50p mark for a pack of 6, I have seen them in pound stores in a bumper pack of 12 too but I don't think this size is available in regular stores. 50p is nice and cheap, but I would expect nothing more for a product that is essentially wafer and marshmallow and I wouldn't pay anymore for them no matter how much I like them.
~ Packaging ~
Caxton's pink n whites come a half pink half white wrapper to represent the product. The wrapper is a very flimsy, thin plastic that is easily ripped which isn't such a good thing if your transporting them around, but does make them nice and easy to get into as you don't have to fight with the wrapper. On the front there is a bold picture of one of the marshmallows sandwiched between two wafers and on top of this is the name of the product in funky, bold, hot pink and white lettering. To the right of this is a green label telling me that this product contains less than 2 % fat. Below this is a product description; crunchy wafers filled with pink n white mallow and an at a glance nutritional information chart. On the back you will find a full nutritional table, allergy advice, ingredients list and contact information. The wafers themselves are in a white plastic tray to keep them from getting squashed which is then wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper, so there is quite a bit of packaging going on here....not sure if its needed or not?
~ Appearance, taste, texture & smell ~
On opening the packet you can smell the sweet sugary marshmallowy scent. The pink n whites are a very decent size; I would say they are roughly 10cm in length and 4cm in width. The wafers have a criss-cross design on them and they are a nice golden baked colour. The marshmallow is in two layers, one is baby pink and one white with little sugar crystals dotted around. The wafers are very crisp and don't really taste of anything, they are the same as the kind of wafer you put in your ice cream, quite bland but ever so slightly sweet, without the marshmallow they would be boring but with the marshmallow they are a perfect, genius match! The marshmallow is very soft, sticky and sweet and has a nice chew to it. Together these two textures are perfect, crisp and then your teeth sink into the soft fluffy bed of marshmallow madness. They are very sweet, but I don't think it's too overpowering as I have a very sweet tooth.
~ Other information ~
Each pink n white contains 50 calories, 7.3g of sugar, 0.12g of fat, a trace of saturates and a trace of salt. I think this is great, they are a nice low calorie and fat sweet fix. Obviously they are high in sugar, but that's basically what marshmallow is so it's no surprise.
Each pink n white contains less than 2 % fat!
Caxton's pink n whites may contain nuts as they are prepared in a factory that uses nuts.
~ Over all opinion ~
I absolutely love this, they are a complete novelty. The combination of the wafer and marshmallow is a great match and there is actually a lot of possibilities to do with them. You can dip them in hot chocolate to get a nice gooey melted marshmallow, crumble them on ice cream, dip them in ice cream, use it as a giant wafer for your ice cream, blend in a milkshake, dip them in chocolate and put them in the fridge to set to give them a crunchy chocolate shell.....the possibilities are endless. They a great treat for kids lunchboxes and for dieters as they are only 50 calories each so they won't wreck your waistline, which is mainly why I don't mind indulging in a couple as they are so very light and moreish. I would recommend these to anybody who enjoys a sweet treat or is a marshmallow lover, but if you're not keen on sweet things then these aren't for you, perhaps you could just nibble on the wafer?? :D I can't wait to hunt down the other flavours that are supposedly available, especially the jammy ones!
I give pink n whites 5/5 stars! I can't fault these stripy guys (ok perhaps the wafers a bit bland but its supposed to be, its only a wafer!) Gooey, fluffy, soft, crunchy, crisp, melty...what more could you want?
Just been to Morrisons and got some shopping, but while I was there I spotted something I haven't had in donkeys. Pink nWhites, I saw the packet and couldn't believe the price so I got some and am eating one as I write this review.
Pink n Whites
There isn't a lot to say about this biscuit/sweet whatever, it is basically just two wafers bonded together. One wafer has pink mallow and........................oh you are too quick for me, but yes the other wafer has white mallow. They are a good old size these biscuits; so I'm guessing the one's I had years ago were a different manufacturer to the current one which is Caxton.
The wafer is crisp enough, with a wafer taste, which is virtually zero. The wafer is about five inches long and about 2 inches wide so they are big by anyone's standards. The mallow covers the majority of the wafer but not all there is a margin of about a quarter of an inch all the way round which is mallow free. The overall thickness of each biscuit is about three quarters of an inch so there are some big eats here for the kids.
The mallow is nice and sweet spongy and as mallow should be, I have found it hard to decide if either has a different flavour to the other and have come to the conclusion that the only difference is the colour. I've finished one and in all honesty they were nice if a bit dry. They look nicer than they taste which is a sham in a way. I remembered them as being really good, and I supoose if I were 6 again I guess I might be thinking differently. The coffee helped, but I think I'll wait a while before I trudged through another one.
A nice bit of nostalgia, but that's about all, I don't think even the miserly 34p price tag will entice me to buy another packet of nine. My son's away upstairs with one now so there are still seven to get through. I guessing Anne will pass and in future the chances are that I will so the same. I think the kids might well like this one. Nice memories though.
When it comes to British based snacks most Brits look to Cadbury, though perhaps a company that has long been over looked are Welsh based O P Chocolate and their Caxton brand which produce the iconic "Pink 'n' Whites". Sitting on the shelf in a bright pink wrapper that contains a plastic tray with 6 individual "Pink 'n' Whites". The packaging is simple but bright and eye catching with an image of the product in the centre and plenty of well displayed sections with information on (such as a green part at the top right exclaiming "Less than 2% fat"), sounds good right? (and the image looks nice). The packaging also describes the product as "6 crunchy wafers filled with pink 'n' white mallow", an enticing combination of wafer and marshmallow, that leaves your imagination running wild with mental ideas of pure pleasure, though does it live up to them?
In side the packet are the actual treats, they are packed with 3 on the bottom and 3 on top of them, the wafer is sharp looking with a golden colour to it, the wafers are large and incredibly thick with maybe 3-4mm from top to bottom, between two of these are the "pink and white mallow" parts. The mallow is 2 thin layers of mallow one on top of the other, they are about the same thickness as the wafer with a "sugary" looking coating and a solid (but sticky) texture to touch. When it comes to eating them the wafer seems a little disappointing as if it has too much bend to it rather than really being a crisp and crunchy wafer, and there mallow is also slightly disappointing when it comes down to the taste. Though what the product does do well is that fact that it's delightfully chewy, the mallow is really chewable, and although it perhaps lacks a strong flavour you can also pick up the sweet subtleties of taste that they have.
Overall the product is a nice idea though it seems to lack the real taste that could make the product something really special. The wafer seems a bit "too thick" whilst the mallow lacks the flavours that will really stand out for many. What the product may have with an older audience is that rare nostalgic quality of childhood that not many products can replicate. They may lack in taste but they do many up for it in character.
Being on a diet and satisfying cravings for all things sweet can seem somewhat impossible. When I stumbled across these 'Pink 'n' Whites' from Caxton's, I thought a miracle had occured. I faintly remembered these little pastel coloured beauties from childhood and upon biting into one, I found that my sweet tooth was overjoyed at such a fantastic moreish treat. Not only do they taste fantastic, but with less than 2% fat they have hardly any affect on your waistline what so ever!
'Pink 'n' White's are comprised of a layered two toned pink and white marshmallow sandwhiched between two vanilla flavoured wafers. A 'Pink 'n' White' is a very simple snack which can and will most definitely be enjoyed by young and old alike. They remind me very much of something you would find at an old school children's birthday party. I'm a bit of a sucker for how retro chic they look!
Caxton's 'Pink 'n' Whites' are definately one of the easiest products to pick up when it comes to low calorie snacks, as they seem to be stocked everywhere. They can be found in all good supermarkets - I myself have purchased them in Asda, Tesco and Morrisons. You can also find these for a lesser price in stores such as Iceland, 99p stores, Home Bargains and B&M.
A 6 pack of 'Pink 'n' Whites' can be picked up in supermarkets for as little as 32p. Bumper packs can be purchased for between 60p and £1, depending on the store you find them in. . I generally pick mine up from Home Bargains whenever I'm in there, cheap and yummy! Definately a bargain when it comes to having a sweet snack when watching what you eat, or pleasing the kids without giving them too many terrible treats!
The 'Pink 'n' Whites' are packaged stacked within a transparent plastic tray. The tray is sealed inside an opaque thin plastic outer bag which is a wonderful bright hot pink in colour. The classic blue 'Caxton' logo sits at the top of the packaging, above a picture of the 'Pink 'n' White' itself with the name of the product in complimentary pink and white squishy looking font. There is an eye catching green banner in the corner of the packaging stating that the product contains "Less Than 2% Fat". The 'nutritional information at a glance' can be found at the bottom, all coloured in the traffic light green to show that the product is a healthy choice for a snack!
The 'Pink 'n' White' itself is the perfect mix of crunch and squish! The wafer has the exact same taste as those formed into ice cream cones that you get from your local ice cream van. Crunchy and crisp when you bite into it, followed by a vanilla flavoured melt in the mouth texture. There is something wonderful about the two toned marshmallow that is sandwiched between the wafers, firm enough to hold its own, but squishy enough to to able to bite through with ease. The mallow has a sprinkling of sugar coating on either side which hightens the delicious sweet flavour without setting your teeth on end. The 'Pink 'n' Whites' manage to avoid being sickly, and leave your sweet tooth satisfied and your snack cravings at bay!
For me, these are a life saver! With only 0.5 weight watchers points per 'Pink 'n' White', I can tuck into one of these sugary treats whenever I need a sweet fix without feeling guilty, or using up much of my points allowance. They are definitely substantial enough to 'fill a gap' and act as a snack between meals, or as a low calorie/fat dessert after teatime. I have a very sweet tooth and these wafer sandwhiched mallows are more than enough to tame my cravings for sugary badness. I'd recommend them to anyone that enjoys a sugary snack, or anyone that has children but doesn't want to feed them up on too much junk!
As a last little tip, I'd suggest storing your 'Pink 'n' Whites' in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. The wafer part of the product is prone to going 'stale' very quickly once the packet has been opened which is a pain, but if you store them in a container between snacking they will keep for as long as it takes for you to resist eating them all.
Glucose Syrup , Wheat Flour , Sugar , Gelatine , Soya Flour , Vegetable Oil , Emulsifier Soya Lecithin) , Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate) , Salt , Natural Colours (Annatto, Cochineal) , Flavouring .
Typical values per piece:
Energy: 210kJ / 50kcal
of which sugars: 7.3g
of which saturates: 0.04g
Weight Watchers Points: 0.5
Dietary Information: Unfortunately this product is not suitable for vegetarians.
Allergy Information: This product may contain traces of nuts.
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Like a lot of people at this time of year, I'm trying to drop a few pounds. Rather than doing a faddy diet, I'm sticking to lowering the amount of calories I consume per day and doing more exercise.
Before I started, I knew that my biggest challenge would be cutting down on sweet foods as I have a very sweet tooth! I first found these Pink n Whites in Poundland where they do a large packet of 18 for the bargain price of a pound! They are also available in smaller packets in the large supermarkets for about 40p for 6.
Each Pink n White is about 4" in length and consists of a layer of white and a layer of pink marshmallow sandwiched between two wafers. The sides of the marshmallows are also covered in sugar. On it's own the marshmallow is very sweet, so if I need that extra sugar kick I peel the wafer off and eat the marshmallow on it's own! The wafer is a bit bland with an almost cardboard taste. Eater together, the wafer seems to tone down the sweetness and blends the two flavours nicely.
Each Pink n White contains only 50 calories which makes them ideal to have as a low calorie snack. As they are so sweet, I sometimes cut one in half to eat at seperate times making the calories go even further!
Whenyou're trying to lose weight you have to look around for those little treats that keep you going. I came across these wafers in Home Bargains, and it really was a bargain, only 55p for a packet of 9. I bought just the one pack but have since been back to stock up! You'll also find them in Tesco.
The packaging is very eye catching, it's just a plastic wrapper, like a multibag of crisps but the colour is what makes you look twice - bright pink! On opening the packet you have a clear plastic tray containing the scrumptious wafers. They're pretty big about 5-6 inches long by about 3 inches wide so you don't feel like you're eating a diet-wise product.
There are two crunchy wafers which are a little bit sweet with pink and white strips of marshmallow inbetween. The marshmallow is very sweet and is covered in fine sugar which gives it a bit of crunch. They feel really nice to eat, for me it's like having that crunch and sweetness of a biscuit without the calories or fat. There's just 50 calories and hardly any fat in eat peice which is unbelievable. Brilliant if you are trying to lose weight.
Caxton's Pink 'N' Whites are also available with a bit of raspberry jam in the middle of the marshmallow, these are my favourite as they have just a little bit more sweetness. They are slightly more expensive than the ordinary ones but we're only talking about a few pence. These ones have just 55 calories in each one.
These things are fantastic. First and foremost, they are pink!, which of course appeals to the 7-year-old in me. There is just not enough pink foodstuffs if you want my opinion. Well there is raw chicken I suppose (but who eats raw chicken I ask you? Lunatics and feral wolf children probably, but that is none of my business).
Secondly, and probably most important to the thrifty amongst you, they are a bargainlicious 33p for a pack of 6! Woo! I am no financial advisor but that sounds rather cheap to me.
Ok, yes, they are a little trashy. They are not exactly what one would automatically think of when searching for quality nourishment, but gosh darn it why not just eat an apple or similar with it for some vitamins? The pink n white wafer won't judge you, she judges no one. She is there solely for your sweet tooth pleasure!
What strikes me most about these is size. For just 50 calories you get, quite frankly, a giant snack. They are very light, but the humungess-ness gives the illusion of something rather substantial. I imagine these being of great use when on a diet.
So these are a rather simple construction. Two plain wafers sandwhiching a slab of pink and white marshmallow, coated in granulated sugar. The wafers are actually a rather tasteless affair, nothing more than a vague biscuity flavour but the bland and crunch provide a contrast to the marshmallow, and also some substance. They're there really as a prop for the exquisite marshmallow. Can a mere marshmallow be exquisite? Hell yes! This is the height of marshmallow sophistication. It's one of the moist, fluffy marshmallow types that atually melts smoothly in the mouth with just a touch of chewy resistance. It has a super-sweet, toasty vanilla flavour and is certainly satisfactory for any sugar craving you may have.
Also there is oppurtunity for experimintation by way of method of consumption. I, for example, like to peel off the wafer layers and eat the marshmallow pure and unadulterated. My friend dips hers in tea. We once tried to microwave one (now that was truly magical). Endless ways of enjoyment to be had!
The only con I can think of is they get stale quickly once opened. The marshmallow can get hard and chewy, and the wafer soft and..malleable (shudder). This can be easily solved, however, with the aid of a placky bag, folded over at the ends. Also, sometimes you get a duff pack, with minimal sugar (something I find rather upsetting), and then there's the ever-present feeling of guilt I get when I eat these, like I'm dong something smutty. I guess that comes from eating something that only slightly resembles food. Who cares though! These are too yummy to be bothered about minimal things like minerals and iron and all that.
All in all, an enthusiastic recommendation from me!
These are one of those foods that you can eat with a hot or cold drink, and pick bits off them and take forever to just eat them.I love these , hear is why....
They are rectangles of two wafer biscuits, with pink and white stripped mash mellow in the middle. They have also lot of sugar sprinkled on top and are normally on pack of around six. The mash mellow is very soft and chewy and of good quality The wafers are strong, and don't snap easily, but are crunchy in mouth. They are an all time classic.
They are in bright pink and white packets, and a plastic tub. The packet clearly shoes what they are, and are appalling to children too, mainly girls as they are mainly pink!
they are good for party's of all occasions and great for young children, or mums who fancy a cheeky nibble....
The value for money is great as you can get 6 for around 40p in Sainsburys, where as even as bag of marshmallows is a pound or so.They are a tasty treat and are loved by all ages.
Pink n whites are a fantastic product made by caxton, they are basically a marshmallow product with two wafers on as well, they really are a unique but great tasting product.
I cant really remember the first time I tried these but it must have been when I was very little as I can remember always having these when I was younger as my gran would almost always have them at her house when I visited.
The middle layer which is the marshmallow is the best part, it is quite a thick layer made up of white and pink marshmallow hence the name pink n whites. The edges of the marshmallow also has a bit of sugar on which makes it even sweeter, and I suppose it doesn't make the edges sticky either.
The two wafer parts on the top really go well with the marshmallow however on there own they would probably not be so nice. They taste a bit dry, and I do know that wafers are meant to be dry but they just never taste fresh on these, none the less they make the whole thing what it is and without them they wouldn't be the same, I love these pink n whites.
I have always had a sweet tooth and have become a bit of a chocoholic over the years! I don't really have a problem with this and could eat chocolate all day but unfortunately my waistline isn't so accommodating of my sweet tooth. I've never been overweight due to having a fast metabolism but I find that when I overindulge a bit too much I can really feel it when trying on clothes and so, a few months ago, I went in search of a snack that would satisfy my sweet tooth but be a bit kinder to my waistline!
I first came across Pink 'N' Whites at work. I work in an all female office where weight and diets are a frequent topic of conversation and after complaining that I had a sugar craving but didn't dare reach for the biscuit tin, my colleague gave me one of the Pink 'N White wafers to try.
As soon as I tasted it I knew that I had found my new chocolate substitute! The wafer was extremely sweet and the soft and gooey texture of the marshmallow contrasted nicely with the crisp wafer on the outside. After finishing my last mouthful, I resigned myself to eating healthily for the rest of the day to balance out my calorie intake until an extremely kind person in my office pointed out that the wafers were 'Great for only 50 calories'.
Not believing my ears that something so tasty could be so low in fat, in a world where nice = fattening, I checked the packet and sure enough saw that they only contained 50 calories per wafer.
And so my obsession with these wafers began and now I eat one everyday either at work or at home with my coffee. They are a very versatile snack and can be eaten at any time during the day when you feel you may need a sugar fix. They're also really yummy with a few more naughty treats like ice cream and melted chocolate but I'm guessing that that takes you a little bit over the 50 calories threshold!
So you're probably thinking that there must be a downside to these wafers as otherwise everyone would substitute them for chocolate and be stick thin and you would be right. That downside is their sugar content. Each wafer contains 7.3g of sugar which is very high and considering the fact that they have very little nutritional value isn't great it you are on a health kick rather than just a mission to lose weight. You can actually feel the sugar sticking to your teeth when you eat them so it's probably a good idea to clean your teeth after eating them if you can.
The packaging of the product is also a little problematic. The wafers come in a plastic tray (which incidentally can be recycled!) but are not individually wrapped so you just slide the tray out of the outer wrapper and take out your wafer. This is ok if you are sharing a pack but if you want to store them it's best to keep them in a tin with a lid as they will go soft otherwise.
The packaging itself is, you've guessed it, pink and white and has the Caxton logo on it as well as a picture of one of the wafers so you can't miss it on the shelf. It's sometimes quite hard to slide the plastic tray back into the wrapper after use and it rips easily so I often just throw the wrapper away and keep them in a tin.
One of the best things about these wafers is their price and availability. They are really easy to get hold of as they're sold in nearly all supermarkets and are also very cheap. A packet of six usually costs about 40p and you often get offers on them like 9 for the price of six. They also sell bumper packs of 16 wafers in Iceland for £1 and I have also seen them in the 99p store. They are a great bargain and much cheaper than chocolate giving you another reason to limit your Cadbury intake!
Overall although these can't be considered healthy due to their high sugar content they are low in fat which is great for dieters. They taste delicious and are very moreish which isn't really a good thing as I often end up eating two amounting in twice the calories! They are, however great value for their price and a nice treat for anyone craving a sweet fix!
I am trying to lose some weight at the moment, I have a goal in mind and I am giving myself a reasonable amount of time to achieve it. I'm not on any particular diet but I am somebody who enjoys a snack. I wrote a review on yoghurt breaks by Go Ahead the other day and fellow dooyoo'er i_am_joy suggested I try Caxton Pink n Whites as they not only contain lower calories but they are also lower in fat too, compared to the 'diet' foods I bought from Go Ahead!
I am so glad these have been suggested as they have curbed a few cravings and mishaps already in my losing weight mission.
I knew I had tried Caxton Pink n Whites before but they have never been a must have in my kitchen cupboard instead they have been something I've ate once in a blue moon but I knew I liked them.
I popped to Sainsburys to find some and spotted them in the biscuit/chocolate aisles. They come in an attractive and girly baby pink packaging and they feel so light. The price tag was just as attractive only costing me 42p for a packet of 6. That would be a snack for each day of the week if need be, except one .. surely these would make me feel alot better than munching on chocolate or crisps right! You can also buy them in bumper packs in Iceland, these contain 16 and cost just £1.
The brand logo Caxton is stamped at the top, quite small actually but you only need to look out for the fun 'pink' and 'white' bubble writing with a picture of one of these treats. Crunchy wafers filled with pink n white mallow I'm told on the top of the packet as well as 'Less than 2% fat'
Each Pink n White contains;
I bought a box of Go Ahead biscuits - which are meant to be a diet food by the way and aid with dieting and losing weight. They come in packs of two and just ONE slice of these contain;
Quite a difference!
Your 6 Pink n Whites come sitting neatly in a recyclable plastic tray, the packet isn't resealable so if you are planning on keeping yours during the week it may be best to store them in a tub with a lid on to maintain their freshness.
Each Pink N White is quite a genorous size, possibly the length of a standard mobile phone for example yet alot thicker thanks to the fluffy mallow inside.
The wafers are light in colour with criss crosses/diamonds decorating them. They are thin and have a satisfying snap when you bite into them. They are very light and flaky and a perfect crunch whilst eating these. The mallow within is of course half pink and half white, hence the pretty in pink name! The mallow is thick, fluffy and light, sweet and really tasty surprisingly. The mallow has a light dusting of sugar on it's edges which makes it that slight bit sweeter but ever so gratifying for such a light puffy fluffy snack. The mallow is soft, squishy and almost becomes sticky if you wet it or lick it - not that I do that lol, OK maybe I did!
Being such a light snack it is so easy to consume more than one in one go, as well as them being so enjoyable. Due to my losing weight mission though I do stick to one per day if I want a snack and I have to admit they are quite a satisfying snack if I'm honest, I feel much better after eating one of these than I do on a stodgy chocolate bar!
These have been a great hit with my twin toddlers too, although the wafer is crunchy it is thin enough for them to bite through as they have a full set of teeth and it soon softens when the warmth of your tongue hits it. The mallow is soft, colourful and tasty for them too.
I really enjoy these and find them a scrumptiously satisfying snack and even a sweet dessert. OK so it's not that stodgy pudd we all really want after a decent meal but I can't afford to be tucking into full fat pudds after a hefty meal but these curb my sweety cravings enough to make me feel like I've had my 'sweety treat after my tea'.
Pink 'n' Whites are without a doubt one of my favourite snacks. They shouldn't be; they're predominantly thick marshmallow, the ends have a dusting of sugar and the even that seemingly innocuous wafer is probably loaded with rubbish.
They are fairly large, marshmallow and wafer sandwiches. The marshmallow comes with a layer of pink and a layer of white, hence the name, and is the thicker, tougher sort of marshmallow I love. It has a nice flavour and while the sugar coating is a bit gratuitous, it tastes lovely. The wafers are thick, crisp and have great bite. The sandwiches have a lovely way of snapping in half without falling apart, the marshmallows tears without being sticky. Yet there is a nice sort of separation to it all, the wafers don't get coated with goo, they are real sandwiches not squished, compact biscuits.
Pink 'n' Whites are highly snackable, being made of purely of wafers and marshmallow makes them easy to get through and I confess, I once ate a packet of sixteen without a break (Coming Soon: My reviews on pants with elasticated waists.)
You don't need me to tell you that a marshmallow based snack isn't healthy and should be eaten in moderation. What I can tell you is that these are delicious and just one will never ruin your appetite.
YUMMM Pink Wafers are pretty damn delish!
They're also not too unhealthy!!!
Pink Wafers are a half pink half white marshmellow, with a wafer on either side like a sandwich, and then dipped in sugar.
They're very very sticky, but also very very delish, and just one is plenty, and satisfies that sugar craving you may have!
I love dipping them in melted chocolate and leaving them to set and then having a munch on them haha!!!
They're also really realllly nice when put on the BBQ, like roasted Marshmellows, but the wafer kind of toasts too, and although extremelly messy and sticky, its absolutely delish!
Caxton Pink and Whites come in packets of 6 x 18.2g wafers, and cost around 40-50p per pack, which is less than one chocolate bar, much healthier than a bar of fruit and nut!!! Lol.
There really isn't much more I can say about these little marshmellowy delights, just that if you like marshmellow, you'll love love love these little things!!!! :-D The only problem I have with them is that they're not individually wrapped so they're not really any good for lunch boxes and they can go stale if not kept in a container. But it's not very likely that they'll be round very long!!!!!