Well, living in the midst of southern heat and humidity, it is no surprise that ice cream is definitely a very popular treat down here. Hardly a day goes by that I don't hear the familiar tune of that ice cream truck making the block. But, in reality, ice cream is popular pretty much everywhere in this country, despite the weather.
As good as it is though, it does tend to have one downfall. It can be as fattening as it is delicious. And then there's that whole thing about portion control. Ice cream is just so refreshing and on an especially hot day it goes down so smooth and easy that, well... it's pretty easy to overdo it beyond that 1/2 cup serving.
Well, I was so excited when I was asked to give my opinion on the Weight Watchers line of frozen treats. I've tried several Weight Watchers grocery store products and have found them to be of excellent quality, but for some reason I had never tried their frozen treats. Now to choose! Well, I'm a big fan of ice cream sandwiches, but I love the cones too. Then there's the ice cream cups - cookies & cream, turtle sundae, mint chocolate chip, chocolate fudge brownie. Goodness! I had no idea! But, wait. There are bars too ... the usual toffee bars, cookies and cream bars and chocolate mousse bars ... and some amazing looking sherbet and sorbet ice cream bars too.
I tell ya, it was a hard decision picking just one treat to try because they all sounded so delicious, but I admit, I was also just a bit skeptical when I saw how low the points and calories were. Then I saw Giant Chocolate Fudge bars. To be honest, I am truly a sucker for a good fudge bar and I knew that if Weight Watchers could give me a low fat fudge bar that is creamy, loaded with chocolate flavor and tastes like it's higher fat counterpart, then I'd be sold on the rest of the product line.
So, I selected the Giant Chocolate Fudge bars, but I wondered... could a low cal ice cream really hold up against my discriminating ice cream taste? A few hours after dinner when I finally unwrapped a bar, I found that the size of the bar was a full inch thick, way thicker than traditional fudge bars.
But, size aside, the true test was gonna be in that first bite, because if it doesn't taste good, it doesn't reall matter how big it is!
I was not disappointed. The bar was just the right texture, not too hard, not too soft, and so creamy, with no trace of icy crystals. The taste was surprisingly rich, and with just the right amount of chocolately goodness. I admit. I really was both surprised and impressed.
When I have chosen a low fat ice cream I usually went with another popular treat, but I have to say, Weight Watchers beat that other one on both texture and flavor, hands down. I had no idea! And get this ... the Giant Chocolate Fudge Bar is only 1 point! Or if you're not into tracking points, that translates into 110 calories, 1 gram of fat and 5 grams of fiber!
That big, fat fudge bar? Only 1 gram of fat - versus 4 grams of fat in my usual, skinny fudge bar? That, and creamy and flavorful. What more could you want??
The best thing is that you don’t have to be on the Weight Watchers program or on any other diet program to enjoy Weight Watchers frozen treats, because you can pick them up right at your local grocery store. And, there's already built in portion control because every serving is individually packaged and none are more than 200 calories - or between 1 and 3 points per serving. What a great low point treat!
And dig this ... Weight Watchers even has their own reward program! Yep. Save those UPC codes from participating Weight Watchers products and you can exchange them in your IncrEdible Rewards account for books, beauty products, DVDs, cooking accessories, and loads more! I love reward programs.
The cost for Weight Watchers frozen treats is very reasonable too. I purchased the Chocolate Fudge Bars at my local Walmart for $3.98. That's right at 66 cents per bar! Not bad, but guess what?
You can friend Weight Watchers Supermarket Foods on Facebook where you'll find special coupon offers, free newsletters, recipes and giveaways. Check it out - there's one going on right now until July 31st for what else, free ice cream!! Free ice cream prize packs, what are you waitin' for??
If you don't find Weight Watchers frozen treats available at your favorite store, you can even print off a comment card right from the Weight Watchers site, fill it out and drop it off with the store manager.
Don't forget - click over and sign into your Facebook account to enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 Weight Watchers Ice Cream Prize Packs in the current Weight Watchers Ice Cream Giveway! You can see the whole line of Weight Watchers offerings right here, and while you're there, be sure to check out the Snack Widget!
Don't have a Facebook account? Just sign up - it's free and easy and you can keep it private if you prefer. By the way, if you are new to Facebook, they do require that you do a one-time text confirmation to verify your account before you can post comments, meaning that you do need to either own or have access to a textable cell phone to get the code.