Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Weight Watchers Giant Latte Ice Cream Bar half-review

[Updated for 2013] Look, I don't like coffee flavored anything, never had, never will. I use to complain to my mom when Arby's would mess up and give me a mocha shake. It's just not for me... but Weight Watchers was nice enough to include these in their free sampler pack, so let's take a quick look at them.

So we've got a box of 6 Giant Latte ice cream bars clocking in at a respectable 4 oz a piece. Notice the coffee beans holding up the bar. They are described as low fat coffee flavored ice cream and now have a new creamier texture with the same great taste. I never had the old ones, so I can't really tell you how much they've changed.

And here is the mighty looking bar that smells an awful like coffee. I mean, my coffee knowledge is so weak that I had to go look up that Latte is a mix of espresso and steamed milk... but then I had to go and remind myself that espresso is basically concentrated coffee (is that a fair way to say it?).

Anyway, I manned up, took a big bite, and then made that funny face that my son makes when he takes his vitamin. I do not like this treat. It reminds me of that time I tried to be funny by eating a coffee bean (I think that ended with that same funny face as well). Now I am 100% biased and untrained here, but basically it has that real dry coffee bean taste. If I could get away with saying flavor is gritty, then that's what I would say here. I handed the treat over to my wife who was much more open minded and said it's not bad (for a coffee bar). She was definitely hit with a lingering coffee aftertaste, so I guess the moral here is that this is no mild mannered mocha bar, this is straight up lively latte (just like the box says).

2 comments:

Hunter-m3 said...

I am a big coffee ice cream fan, but I thought these were not that good. Although they do have a distinct coffee flavor, they got boring very quickly.

Anonymous said...

Historically they have tasted better, I think they changed something. Now they taste a little off.