Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review: Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae

To loosely impersonate the late Bernie Mac, "I do this blog for you, America."  It's because of this that I bought a product that I not ordinarily EVER buy in the store and gave it a try so that I could get some sort of review content out there on this one.  In this case, it's my first Weight Watchers product review and I'm focusing on their Smart Ones product line and specifically their desserts with this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae.  A sundae in a box that needs to be microwaved for five seconds (or thawed on the counter for five minutes)?  I was alternately intrigued and/or horrified by this prospect, but I was still willing to give it a shot.  I picked this one up on sale at Meijer (the only reason I bought it) for $2.00.  Each box contains two sundaes and each sundae contains 170 calories and weighs 2.64 ounces, which means that it is slightly larger than your typical CLIF bar that clocks in at 2.4 ounces.

Perhaps comparing weights isn't the best way to convey the comparison in size here.  I guess they best way to do this would be to say that the sundae is, in terms of dimensions, roughly the same size as a deck of cards.  So, it's basically pretty small and that's pretty much why it's 170 calories.  As for the contents of this sundae, the box describes it as "low-fat cookie-flavored ice cream over crumbly cookie crust, topped with fudge sauce and cookie dough crumbles."  Well, that is in fact the case, so no false advertising here!  As for each component, the ice cream and cookie dough bits are exactly as you'd expect (after I microwaved it for ten seconds).  Ice cream is ice cream and the cookie dough bits were soft, just as if you'd squirted them out of a tube of actual cookie dough.  Unfortunately, after those two, this sundae started to go bad.  The fudge never melted completely, even after I microwaved it for double the recommended time.  The cookie crust was could not really be described as crust since it got soft and mushy, which was not exactly appetizing.

The appearance of the crust did it no favors in the taste department either.  It's mushiness carried over to a grainy and soft mouthfeel, which was not cookie-like at all.  The ice cream, which claimed to be cookie flavored, was not that at all to me.  To me, it was vanilla ice cream and nothing more.  The still semi-frozen fudge was kind of nasty too, but I wasn't going to microwave it even more out of fear of melting my ice cream.  As for it's taste, it was typical fudge...sweet and thick.  The only part of this sundae that really shined in its taste were the cookie dough bits.  Much like their physical appearance, they were soft and chewy in your mouth and carried the inherent sweetness and wonderful taste of regular cookie dough.

Buy It or Fly By It?  FLY BY IT.  If you are desperate to satisfy your sweet tooth, you could buy this one to try it, but it's not very satisfying at all, especially when you factor in the price.  Frankly, this wasn't even all that good and really only took me three bites to finish, so that just shows how small this is as well.  When you factor in taste and value, this really isn't worth your time.



  1. I actually prefer them cold. I think they are pretty decent, but you're right - I usually do two at a time

  2. LOL, I've actually considered doing two at a time because 340 calories is really not all that much when you are talking about desserts. I still haven't crossed that threshold yet, but I'm sure I will at some point.

  3. hahah but it sounds so yummy! I never buy these from the 3489374 ingredient long list, but good to know it wasn't worth it anyway :P

  4. Verrrrrrrry tasty I have four boxes in the freezer, love them.

  5. These actually aren't that bad. And when you're on a ww pts program you get to hankering for something comfort food like as far as sweets go. But if just as soon freeze a York peppermint patty for the same calories.


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