Ok, let's get it on!
Round 1: The Drool Factor
Verdict: Gotta give it to Snickers, but WW is definitely doing ok for itself so far.
Round 2: Closer Inspection
Ok, here's a side by side comparison from well, the side. The Snickers didn't survive the cut open very well. It's shell is just a bit thinner and has a different consistency that just doesn't hold together well. Also notice the abundance of peanuts just waiting to escape out of their caramel home. We definitely have two different caramels running here. The weight watchers caramel is less abundant and a bit more solid while the snickers caramel is ooey, gooey, and bursting forth.
Now, let's look closely at the ice cream. Snickers gives us a nice light brown colored peanut butter ice cream that looks kinda like the inside of a 3 Musketeers bar. Weight Watchers gives us a very white ice cream with a much more ...condensed? ...look to it. If you look real real close, you can actually see the WW ice cream melting just a smidge in the bottom left corner. While a real ice cream melts into a milkshake like substance, I've discovered that light ice cream can actually start melting into what looks like a puddle of water. Thankfully neither of these should be left out long enough to be bothered by what happens when they melt.
Verdict: Again WW does alright, but you can't beat a Snickers!
Round 3: Time for Tasting! Finally!!
I love Snickers, I really do. It has been my favorite candy bar for as long as I can remember, and I've loved Snickers Ice Cream bars since my buddy discovered them in High School. They are just so good. You take an excellent snickers, and then you make it even better by making it an ice cream. I can remember eating one, savoring it, then racing to the fridge for a second (before someone else did). Oh yeah, we ran up the ice cream bill big time with these awesome treats.
...Maybe I should buy him a few big boxes to make up for all those lost treats.
I don't expect much from Weight Watchers, I really don't. It's gotta be hard to make something pretend to taste good while still staying within the confines of a "diet". However, this is a frozen treat blog, and to be fair, I decided to give these a try, and guess what? They ain't bad, they ain't bad at all. I set the bar pretty low going in and WW had no problem clearing it. It's a decent treat, it really is. No, the ice cream isn't really ice cream (in my mind), but the shell is decent, the caramel strip is decent, and it all comes together better than I expected. It's cold, it's got a decent peanut butter vibe, and there's no strikingly funny tastes or after tastes messing with me.
Verdict: One more time, WW suprises (but Snickers Wins)
And it's over!
Good job Weight Watchers. You put up an excellent fight, and with your nutritional credentials, you are a worthy choice for the dieter jonesin' for a Snickers bar. Sure, you can't beat the best, no one can, but I have no problem recommending you!