WW Snacks Review: Are These Worth the Hype?
April 20, 2020 15 Comments
WW snacks (Weight Watcher’s snacks) are packaged food made by WW. You can order them directly from the Weight Watcher’s website.
I decided to give these a spin since I had been asked about them. My goal is to stay away from packages when I snack as much as possible (apple and peanut butter) BUT sometimes it is good to have a packaged snack.
These WW snacks are pretty pricey. The tortilla chips and other salty snacks cost me $4.95 per box and the mini bars were $7.95 per box.
For that kind of money, they better be sensational.
One thing you notice right away is that the snack food is in pouches or is individually wrapped. These aren’t great for the environment but they are perfect for those of us who have trouble with portion control.
I received five pouches with each of these savory snacks.
First up, WW Nacho Tortilla Chips!
Each pouch is two SmartPoints and has a reasonable amount of sodium. These aren’t nutritious BUT they do taste like Doritos and are half the calories.
I think these are delicious and I wish they cost less because they are a great option for those munchers out there.
WW Sea Salt Hummus Crisps:
Do you like salty cardboard? I don’t. When they made these did they taste them?
These hummus crisps are a fail.
I would replace these with Sea Salt Potato Popchips. They are light and crunchy (and they taste pretty good).
WW Barbecue Potato Crisps:
Umm, no. The flavor and texture of these is so weird. Salty, sweet? kinda crunchy? They just taste wrong.
Again, I would go with BBQ Popchips as an alternative or popcorn.
The sweet snack bars are 12 snacks per package. All of them are like little candy bars. I think the idea is that you can have a two point treat as each of the bars are two points on all of the plans - Green, Blue, and Purple.
This is the WW Chocolate Pretzel flavored snack bar:
You can’t really see how small these are. I should have used a quarter in the photo for scale. The snack bars are about 1 inch and a half long. I can eat them in two bites.
The chocolate pretzel is good. It is a bit like a Twix bar as it has a caramel texture. It is a bit of a chemistry experiment to get it to taste like a candy bar because there is only 1 gram of added sugar.
As far as a candy bar goes, I give this a 7/10.
This is the WW Chocolate Caramel flavored snack bar:
This bar is my favorite BUT it does have 4 grams of sugar alcohol added. If you have tummy troubles from sugar alcohol - these are not your bars.
I think these are an excellent replacement for a candy bar - 9/10.
This is the WW Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie snack bar:
Want a low calorie replacement for a Snickers Bar? Here you go! These also have 4 grams of sugar alcohol but they are pretty good - 9/10.
Alternatively, you could eat those Snicker Bar minis and save yourself some money.
This is the WW mint cookie crunch:
I believe they were going for a Thin mint plus a rice crispy treat kinda thing. This bar does not work.
If I wanted to save money - I would buy mini candy bars and Pop chips. They are far less expensive and pretty close to the WW snacks that I reviewed.
Have you tried any of the WW snacks? What did you think?
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