Hmm… well, that’s a really small picture. I guess it’s kind of fitting, though, considering the size of the snack cakes.
I was sent a box of the new Weight Watchers snack cakes – the Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling. Each box has 4 cakes, which I’m guessing are supposed to fill your Twinkie craving. The WW cake has 80 calories; a Twinkie has 150. The WW cake is also about half the size of a Twinkie. Do Twinkies still come in packs of 2? Maybe if you buy a box of them, they’re individually wrapped…
The WW cake is small – about 3 bites. The cake is also a little dry and the filling left a funny film on my tongue. To be fair, sometimes the cake part of the Twinkie leaves a funny film on my tongue, too. Honestly, the WW cake resembles a Twinkie only due to the fact that they both are made of cake and both have a creamy filling. If I wanted a Twinkie, only a Twinkie would do. Am I going to get dirty Google searches now that I’ve typed Twinkie so much? I wouldn’t really call the WW cake a good snack. I really wouldn’t call a Twinkie one, either. If I want a piece of cake, I can think of a lot of tastier alternatives. Of course, none of those alternatives are single-serving.
I’m a big fan of the new 100-calorie packs. Things that are only 90 calories. Companies suckering me into paying more for the privilege of more packaging and not having to count things myself. I understand that, sometimes, 100 calories of a good food amounts to a really tiny amount. But, hey, after that tiny amount is gone the package is empty and I can’t eat any more of them. So, the strategy works, in a way.
Tastewise, I cannot recommend the WW snack cake. At least, not the one with creamy filling. Maybe the chocolate one is better. However, I can tell you that if I was eating a Twinkie, there’s no way I would cut it in half to save calories. I would end up eating the whole thing. And, the 3 bites of mediocre yellow cake was enough to satisfy my sweet tooth, so it’s not like I was tempted to eat 3 more of those things. So, if you think you don’t have the willpower to limit your snack intake, I guess the WW snack cakes would work for you. Otherwise, I don’t know why you’d go with these cakes. I didn’t even look at the ingredients list, because I’m sure it’s full of things I don’t want to know about. Despite the piles of Spam cans in the pantry, I do try to make an effort in keeping our processed food simple and not-so-bad for us.
Now! If after my glowing review (sorry, Weight Watchers – I think your program is great, your snack cake not so much), you’re still curious about the snack cakes and want to purchase a box of your own to try, I have 3 coupons to send out. Drop me an e-mail (threedogkitchen AT gmail DOT com) with your mailing address and I’ll get one to you.