Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

As you will all know, I have been a Weight Watcher for years and absolutely love Weight Watchers – For me it is definitely a lifestyle choice rather than a diet and it’s really easy to me to follow the Weight Watchers plan and incorporate it into my normal daily life.

I fond though, as most people can relate to, that is very easy to crave something sweet, fancy a treat and to go completely off the rails eating a packet of biscuits, chocolate bars or cakes because they’re in the cupboard or you’re out and about and crisps and a chocolate bar are easier to buy than a healthy alternative.

Over the years I have tried a lot of Weight Watchers foods and we were recently given the opportunity to review a selection of their low calorie alternatives to traditional biscuits as now is the time of year where it’s easy to settle down of a dark evening with a cup of tea and a biscuit – or three!

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

I’ve decided when reviewing this selection of treats that I’ll compare the Weight Watchers values and calorie content – for those not following Weight Watchers – to the traditional alternative as Weight Watchers food products aren’t just for people on Weight Watchers and you may find that you feel like trying a lower calorie alternative to a traditional Jaffa Cake or Digestive Biscuit.

Weight Watchers Milk Chocolate Digestives

  • 1 ProPoints Value Per Biscuit
  • 51kcal Per Biscuit
  • Traditional Milk Chocolate Digestive  (McVities) 2 ProPoints Value and 86kcal Per Biscuit

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

Weight Watchers Milk Chocolate Digestives are half coated with chocolate like the traditional digestive biscuits and are great to dunk! They have a lovely crunch and the chocolate coating tastes like good quality chocolate. The digestives come in a resealable pack which shows that Weight Watchers are trying to reduce the temptation to eat the whole packet in one go – Hubby and I had 2 biscuits each with a cup of tea and made use of the resealable packet!

Weight Watchers Cranberry & Sunflower Seed Oaty Biscuits

  • 2 ProPoints Value Per Biscuit
  • 87kcal Per Biscuit

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

Weight Watchers Cranberry & Sunflower Seed Oaty Biscuits aren’t like any other biscuit I’ve tried although the best comparison would be with a fruity cookie – the biscuits are chewy, fruit and amazingly morish – but they come individually wrapped to avoid that same temptation to eat more! The cranberry flavour is great for this season and suits the winter nights – these are also amazingly good to dunk! These are a more substantial biscuit and one is definitely enough with a cup of tea or as an afternoon snack.

Weight Watchers Caramel Wafers

  • 2 ProPoints Value Per Biscuit
  • 78kcal Per Biscuit
  • Traditional Caramel Wafer (Tunnocks) 4 ProPoints Value and 134kcal Per Biscuit

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

Now, no Caramel Wafer, in my opinion, will ever be nicer than the traditional ones in the gold wrappers! I have fond memories of having them as a child and to me they will always be my ultimate treat – but because of this I really don’t have them very often – once a year if I’m lucky! With this in mind the Weight Watchers Caramel Wafers are an amazingly good everyday substitute – they have that lovely chewy texture, lots of caramel and wafer layers and are just the right size. Oh I love a caramel wafer! They also come individually wrapped.

Weight Watchers Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 ProPoints Value Per 2 Biscuits
  • 87kcal Per 2 Biscuits
  • Traditional Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Maryland) 3 ProPoints Value and 106kcal Per Biscuit

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

Weight Watchers Double Chocolate Chip Cookies come in packs of 2 biscuits that are just the right amount for one sitting – these are lovely to dunk as well! The Weight Watchers variety aren’t massively different to traditional Double Chocolate Chip cookies that you’ll find in the biscuit aisle at the supermarket, but they are bigger than other varieties and have a really good crunch – most cookies in packets are quite crumbly whereas these hold together really well.

Weight Watchers Ginger & Lemon Cookies

  • 2 ProPoints Value Per 2 Biscuits
  • 85kcal Per Biscuits

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

I couldn’t think of a traditional alternative to the Weight Watchers Ginger & Lemon Cookies as they are unlike anything I have ever tasted. Having said that, they may well be my favourite biscuit from this selection. They are a lovely biscuit with a good crunch and the ginger and lemon combination is fresh and new whilst still having that comforting biscuit quality. They also come in packs of 2 biscuits.

Weight Watchers Oat Digestive Biscuits

  • 2 ProPoints Value Per 2 Biscuits
  • 84kcal Per 2 Biscuits
  • Traditional Oaty Biscuits (Hobnobs) 4 ProPoints Value and 144kcal Per 2 Biscuits

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

The Weight Watchers Oat Biscuits are very dry and this makes them the perfect dunker and have a lovely crunch although I would love it if they were half coated in chocolate like the Weight Watchers Milk Chocolate Digestives. These also come in a pack of 2.

Weight Watchers Jaffa Cake Bars

  • 2 ProPoints Value Per Bar
  • 75kcal Per Bar
  • Traditional Jaffa Cakes (McVities) 3 ProPoints Value and 92kcal Per 2 Biscuits

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

The Weight Watchers Jaffa Cake Bars definitely have more to them than a singular Jaffa Cake so I’ve compared them to a pair of Jaffa Cakes! The cake bars are exactly what they say on the box – cake. They are definitely much more cakey than a Jaffa Cake and lack the crispness around the edge that I would quite like. They do still have that lovely orangey centre and good quality chocolate on top and are lovely alternative to a biscuit although I definitely would not dunk them!

Weight Watchers Chocolate Biscuits

  • 2 ProPoints Value Per Biscuit
  • 89kcal Per Biscuit
  • Traditional Digestive Biscuit (Rocky) 3 ProPoints Value and 107kal Per Biscuit

Review: Weight Watchers Biscuits and Treats

The Weight Watchers Chocolate Biscuits are a great alternative to other chocolate coated biscuit bars. They are individually wrapped, have just the right amount of chocolate on – which tastes incredibly good quality, and have a lovely crunch to them. They are the perfect anytime treat and go really well with a cup of tea.

Through testing and reviewing this selection of Weight Watchers treats I have learnt that across the Weight Watchers food range there is definitely a biscuit for everyone – although Hubby would love a Weight Watchers custard cream and I am partial to a bourbon! However, we all have our favourite biscuits and there is definitely a good quality alternative – not necessarily what you are used to but something different and just as tasty as the biscuits you love. Also, Weight Watchers biscuits have a great crunch across the range – you really cannot beat a good crunch on a biscuit. Finally, other biscuit manufacturers should take note – all biscuits should be sold in resealable packs or portion size packs. It’s completely psychological but it stops you from eating an endless number of biscuits!

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Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

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