Wednesday, 22 April 2009

April 22nd: Weight Watchers Double Chocolate Mousse Chocolates

Kcal 160 Fat 10.0g Fat(sats) 6.0g Carbs 24.0g (per 40.0g - 3 pieces)

At the start of the year I was looking at the lighter options available to us all on the chocolate market (See HERE) - subsequently *IShop4YouII* thought I might want to check out these Weight Watchers chocolates (produced by Whitman's Candies!), and included them in my latest sampling package from the US. Billed as 'dark chocolates with double chocolate mousse centres' and containing only 53 calories (one WW's point) per piece I was interested to see how they would fair.

I received these in a 92.0g bag that contained about 12 chocolates. The packaging was all rather sound looking. The gold colouring was a little garish, though I appreciated the fact that the chocolates were kept nicely fresh within individual foil wrappers. In terms of size the chocolates were pretty big, and looked reasonably appetising out their wrappers. In addition to looking like a sound proposition the chocolates also smelt reasonably pleasant, and emanated some subtle sweet chocolate like scents.

Chances are you have peeked at the score already, and I can tell you that things completely nose-dived from this point onwards. After placing the first piece in my mouth I was utterly astounded at the lack of flavour that I could detect. The piece melted into a thin liquid that tasted rather like extremely weak water based hot cocoa ... the water: cocoa ratio being 99:1. Where the dark chocolate was completely feeble in its flavours, the inner 'mousse' was utterly horrid. It took the form of a syrup type substance that had a terrible fake sweet taste to it. It tasted really quite repulsive with its curiously bitter, starchy aftertaste - frankly after the third piece I spared myself the prospect of the rest.

Overall these were one of the worst tasting products I have tried whilst reviewing on this site. In terms of taste these were utterly horrible in every way ... how Whitman's can claim these can be associated with the word chocolate I really do not know. Even if you are trying to stick to a diet, I would seriously urge you to avoid these at all costs - please save yourself the punishment. Had it not been for the misleading look and smell of the product we could have been looking at a new all time low on the ChocolateMission rating system ... I hope this provides some perspective!?

3.8 out of 10

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