Friday, January 30, 2009

Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Cups by Whitman's

It is probably not a surprise to anyone who knows me or reads me that I've struggled with my weight recently. When I've been in this situation before, I've gone to Weight Watchers and been very successful. Then I have a baby and my problem starts all over again.

I've been thinking about joining up again, so when I was offered the opportunity to review some of the chocolate that Whitman's and Weight Watchers sell now, I was delighted.

I decided to try the peanut butter cups, because I'm a little bit of a peanut butter cup connoisseur.


They were pretty good. Quinn liked them too, even though I tried to fight him off and not share. He was persistent. I was able to tell the difference between these and a Reese's peanut butter cup, but Quinn was not.

Honestly, I am not sure how much lower in fat and calories the peanut butter cups are than their regular candy equivalent. But peanut butter has a lot of fat. Each of these are two points. But Weight Watchers and Whitman's offer a lot of other varieties of chocolate candies, which are only one point.

They have Pecan Crowns, English Toffee Squares, Double Chocolate Mousse, Mint Patties, Coconut candies, Crispy Butter Cream Caramels, Peanut Butter Crunch, Caramel Medallions, Almond Nougat, and NougieNuttyChew, each of which is one point a candy.

The one-point candies might be a better option if you're on the Weight Watchers program, but even with the two-point candy, there are some benefits to the Weight Watchers version, specifically that each candy is wrapped individually, so there might be less of a temptation to eat two.

If your local store doesn't sell this candy, you can buy it online at Russell Stover. Just make sure you stay in the Weight Watchers section of the site.

Honesty Clause: I received a free package of peanut butter cups. There were five peanut butter cups in the package. They retail for $2.99.