When WeightWatchers asked me if I'd like to review their Jaffa Cake Bars, I didn't hesitate for a second. I've tried out quite a lot of their cakes and biscuits now and every time, I'm amazed at how they've managed to cut down on the calories/ProPoints without compromising on taste.
When I pulled the first one out of the pack, my first thought was "oooh it's gone all soggy". I don't know what I was expecting but not the spongy, squishy bar that I could feel bending in my fingers. But once I'd taken the wrapper off, it made perfect sense - it's exactly the same as a Jaffa cake, except it's rectangular ! It seems really weird eating a Jaffa cake that isn't round actually !
The flavour and texture are spot on - you get the soft sponge, the zingy orange jelly and the indulgent chocolate. If you closed your eyes, I'm sure you'd never know you weren't eating a regular Jaffa cake.
Each bar is 21g (which is plenty big enough to quell any sweet/chocolate/cake cravings you may have) and counts for 2 ProPoints or 75 calories, 14.2g of carbs of which 10g sugar and 1.3g of fat of which 0.8g saturates.
These will definitely be jumping into my trolley on a regular basis ! I'd be intrigued to compare the nutritional information with regular Jaffa cakes to see how they measure up.
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £1.99 for 6 bars
Disclosure : I received some WeightWatchers Jaffa Cake Bars in order to write an honest review.
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