Iateapie.net

Weight Watchers Parmesan Peppercorn Spreadable Wedges Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Apr 17, 2010

Weight Watchers Parmesan Peppercorn Spreadable WedgesLaughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges seem to have the market cornered on flavorful, low calorie spreadable cheeses. But Weight Watchers has decided to test their luck and create their own variety. While WW offers their new cheese product in many flavors, the Weight Watchers Parmesan Peppercorn Spreadable Wedges caught my eye for its prospective robust flavor profile.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 wedge (19 grams)
Calories: 30
Total Fat: 2 grams, 3%
Saturated Fat: 1 gram, 5%
Sodium: 250 mg, 10%
Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Fiber: 1 gram, 4%
Sugars: 0 grams
Protein: 2 grams

From the very start of this cheesy battle, I was a bit baffled. You only get 6 cheese wedges in Weight Watchers' cheese wheel while Laughing Cow portions out 8 wedges from the same size wheel. Although the WW wedges may appear to be larger, they are actually 2 grams smaller than the comparable Laughing Cow creation. After further inspection, you can see that the ingredient list for Laughing Cow is very au natural, while that for Weight Watchers is as follows: cultured milk, water, nonfat milk, Maltodextrin, milk protein concentrate, oat fiber, salt, sodium phosphate, cream, sodium polyphosphate, black pepper, calcium propionate (preservative), sugar, glutamic acid and enzymes.

Subsequent to this analysis, I realized that I was not even comparing two of the same products. Laughing Cow describes their product as "light pasteurized cheese", while Weight Watchers deems their spreadable wedges a "pasteurized process cheese product".

The texture of Weight Watchers Cheese Product is a little bit gummier than LC, but they are both creamy and easily spreadable. The peppercorn aspect of this flavor is pronounced by bits of pepper dispersed throughout; although, I wouldn't say that the Parmesan is quite as prominent.

Each 19 gram Weight Watchers Parmesan Peppercorn Spreadable Wedge provides 30 calories, 2 grams of total fat & 1 gram of saturated fat (3% & 5% of the daily value), 10% of the DV for sodium, 1 gram of fiber (4% of the RDA), no sugar and 2 grams of protein. Very similar to Laughing Cow Wedges.

Overall, both companies offer a creamy, low calorie way to get your cheese fix for only 1 WW point. However, The $2.50 price tag on Weight Watchers Parmesan Peppercorn Spreadable Wedges might be a bit cheaper than what you will see Laughing Cow, but I think I am going to stick with Laughing Cow's offering of cheese rather than an overly processed WW "cheese product".

Rating
Taste: 4
Nutrition: 3.5
Price: 4
Overall: 3.5
- Help us spread the word -

Share this on Twitter Share this on StumbleUpon Pin It

Subscribe to Get Reviews by Email

* indicates required
Welcome to the internet home of Tanya Taylor, PhD. Here I review food products marketed as healthy and diet friendly options. I also share my weekly meal plans as I strive to get more creative in the kitchen.

Recent {Reviews}

-: Archives | About :-

Subscribe by RSS   Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook   Follow on Pinterest  

Meal Plans & Lunch Time

Weekly Meal Plan + A Beautiful Day

Lunch Time - Apple, Berries and Feta Salad + Pasta With Sausage

Lunch Time - Apple, Avocado & Almonds Salad

-: More Meal Plans & Lunch Time :-

Review Categories

Beans & Chili
Boxed Dinner
Bread & Bagels
Breakfast Bowls
Brownies
Burrito
Cake & Pie
Candy & Chocolate
Cereal
Cheese
Chips
Coffee & Tea
Cookie
Crackers & Biscuits
Crisps and Things
Energy Drinks
Fast Food
Faux Meat
Flavored Water
Fro Yo & Sorbet
Frozen Meals
Fruit & Puddn Cups
Fruit Snacks
Gluten Free
Granola
Ice Pops & Bars
IceCream
Jams & Jellies
Juice and Drinks
Kids Foods
Meaty
Milk
Mints & Gum
Muffins
Natural Foods
Nutrition Bars
Nuts & Seeds
Oatmeal & Hot Cereal
Organic
Pancakes & Waffles
Pasta
Pizza
Popcorn
Protein Power
Salsa
Sandwiches
Sauces & Dressings
Seafood
Smoothies & Shakes
Sodas
Soups
Sour Cream
Sports Drinks
Spreads
Supplements
Sweeteners
Syrup
Toaster Pastries
Tofu & Seitan
Vegetable Puree
Vegetarian
Veggie Burgers
Veggies
Wraps
Yogurt
 

Search