Influenster Product Review: Weight Watcher’s Ice Cream

Weight Watchers GIANT Chocolate Cookies & Cream Bars
Weight Watchers GIANT Chocolate Cookies & Cream Bars

Summer and ice cream go together, it’s as simple as that.  Earlier this summer, I received an Influenster VoxBox with two coupons worth $4 each to try Weight Watcher’s Ice Cream.  Honestly, I was slightly surprised: I knew about their frozen meals and other food products, but I didn’t know they did ice cream.  I am calorie-conscious, so this seemed like it might work well.  I had tried other brands of reduced-calorie ice creams and usually found them to have an odd flavor or poor texture, but I was willing to give these a try.  Hey, free ice cream!

I went to the grocery store and purchased two different flavors: the English Toffee Crunch bars and the Snack Size Vanilla Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cones (neither pictured).  The snack-sized cones were rather small and didn’t last very long!  I found that they were actually pretty good–better than I expected.  The consistency was creamy and soft, probably a little closer to soft-serve than some ice creams.  The flavor was fine and the chocolate syrup actually tasted like chocolate, not fake chocolate.  There’s a difference.   The English Toffee bars were also a bit surprising: I really only expected the toffee bits in the crunchy chocolate shell, but the ice cream itself was toffee-flavored as well.

These were so good I went back to the store and bought two more packages out of my own pocket: another box of the English Toffee bars, and the Chocolate Cookies & Cream bars (pictured above).  I don’t usually go for chocolate ice cream.  Remember those ice cream bars when you were a kid that had the brown-and-white cookie crumb speckles on them?  Or strawberry pink-and-white?  I loved those, and these made me think back to those and hope that they’d be similar.  I was a little disappointed since the cookie crust was finer and less crunchy than the old-fashioned bars, but they’re still very tasty and a great summer treat.  They’re just large enough to satisfy a craving and make you feel not-deprived.

Honestly, I’m seriously considering buying round 3 of these: they have a cherry-chocolate variety that I still want to try.

They’re not going to get me to give up my Häagen-Dazs (ever), but I’d really like to see scoopable ice cream, too.  It’s great with fresh fruit.

Full disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes.

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