I have loved Cadburys 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.
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, focusing on healthy eating 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 Wurly chocolate bars were ‘allowed’ whilst aiming for weight loss 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. And what about Curly Wurly calories? It’s 118 kcal per bar.
What’s the best way to eat a Curly Wurly?
But the Cadbury Curly Wurly candy 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 a Cadbury Curly Wurly bar 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!
Can you really eat a Frozen Curly Wurly?
Not only does the caramel in a frozen Curly Wurlys snap instead of stretch but the Dairy Milk 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. They are the ultimate comfort food to enjoy at home.
How many calories in a Curly Wurly?
For reference, a Curly Wurly bar is 6 Sins if you’re on Slimming World and they’re 118 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 traditional Curly Wurly chocolate, have frozen Curly Wurly bars straight from the freezer. It may not be quite as good as an ice cream but I guarantee it will increase your Curly Wurly satisfaction! I just wish they did a treat size Curly Wurly too. But, if a Frozen Curly Wurly isn’t enough, try making a Curly Whirly cake recipe as well!