A Curly Wurly Secret!

I have loved Curly Wurlys since childhood and for years they were just that – a thing of childhood, something children love to work their way through on a Sunday afternoon and the biggest treat in their selection box each Christmas.

A Curly Wurly Secret!

But then I started my diet journey, and spent years on Weight Watchers. I would live off the amount of points I was allowed, stocking up on fruit and veg and limiting treats to being just that, a treat. But then, my mother-in-law, a Weight Watchers leader, told me a secret. That Curly Wurlys were ‘allowed’ on Weight Watchers. Well, everything’s allowed, in moderation, but Curly Wurlys were only 3 ProPoints. To put this into perspective, I was allowed about 29 ProPoints a day so 3 of those was less than 10% – perfect for a treat.

But the Curly Wurly secrets didn’t end there. I loved them, and ate them all the time after that whilst still managing to lose weight but, something that I had hated since my childhood, was the way that Curly Wurlys would stretch, the chocolate would all fall off and they’d be so hard to bite cleanly. So what’s the secret?

You freeze them.

Yep. Frozen Curly Wurlys!

Not only do frozen Curly Wurlys snap instead of stretch but the chocolate stays in place and they take much longer to eat giving a really long lasting and worthwhile treat, one you can savour and make last whilst watching TV in the evening and having a cup of tea.

For reference, Curly Wurlys are 6 Sins if you’re on Slimming World and they’re 115 calories – just above the 100kcal snack limit on SlimFast – but I still have them on days where I’ve been most active.

So there you have it, don’t just have a Curly Wurly, have a frozen Curly Wurly. I guarantee it will increase your Curly Wurly satisfaction!

A Curly Wurly Secret!

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10 Comments

  1. July 14, 2016 / 7:09 am

    Ha Ha! I think this is my favourite post EVER!! As you know we tried the freezer test and we are hooked. x

  2. July 14, 2016 / 7:14 am

    Haha Donna you do make me laugh! What a tip from the top, I’m going to have to try a frozen curly wurly 🙂
    Nat.x

  3. July 14, 2016 / 7:26 am

    I love curly wurlys I lived on them when I did slimming world. I smash it against the table so it’s in little bits that way it lasts longer x

  4. July 14, 2016 / 7:44 am

    I haven’t had a Curly Wurly for years..going to have to buy some at the weekend!

  5. July 14, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Curly wurlys are my weakness too. Never frozen one though. I think my husband would think I had lost it if he found them in the freezer!!

  6. July 14, 2016 / 8:38 am

    Totally craving a curly wurly now and it’s not even 9am!

  7. July 15, 2016 / 9:47 am

    My freezer is in the cellar. That feels like a lot of effort scaling up and down the stairs, twice! On second thoughts, that’s extra exercise! Lol. Love them!

  8. July 17, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Frozen Curly Wurlys are quite frankly THE BEST THING EVER when doing Weight Watchers or Slimming World. Love this post as now everybody is going to have a freezer full of them lol x

  9. March 15, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    That’s great to hear. Big fan of them too

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