Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weight Watchers Ice Cream Sandwiches

Lately I have enjoyed many ice cream sandwiches. It started when I picked up a package of Blue Bunny ones with peppermint ice cream - yum! I find it easy to eat just one (vs. having just one serving of ice cream) and they satisfy the craving for something sweet.

Anyway, yesterday at Walmart I picked up some of the Weight Watchers ones. They have ~ 30 less calories than most regular ice cream sandwiches, and I thought it would be nice to give them a try. I've never had a bad ice cream sandwich, so I was sure they would be fine.

But, god, do they ever suck. They're not artificially sweetened or anything, but there is something dramatically wrong with the flavor profile, at least as far as I'm concerned. Once you get past the nice cold sweetness of the initial bite, there is just nothing there to enjoy at all, and they have a "wrong" taste I can't identify - something like the aftertaste of an artificial sweetener, but in a different area of the flavor. Like maybe secretly the wafer part is made of seaweed.

Anyway, I definitely cannot recommend these. Ordinary generic-brand ice cream sandwiches are almost the same calories, much cheaper, and far more delicious. I doubt I will eat the remainder of the box of WW ones.


Sally said...

WW ice cream is pretty much horrible, I think. I didn't realize it was possible to make bad chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream until I tried theirs. It's more pleasant to just not eat ice cream than eat that stuff (by which maybe they are doing me a favor).

Tam said...

Yes. Perhaps if one only ate WW ice cream, one could come to believe that ice cream is a distasteful food best avoided.