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).

6 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.

Lucy S. said...

I am totally addicted to the Weight Watchers Giant Latte Bars. Forget weight watching - I eat at least three a night!! They taste divine and have the creamiest texture! My favorite icecream dessert of all time!

Bob H said...

Does anyone know how much caffeine is in one of these Giant Latte bars? I am sensitive to caffeine becausae it can trigger my afib.

Anonymous said...

Love this bars but could not find them at Winn Dixie or Publix this weekend. Wassup7? They better not be discontinued!!

Anonymous said...

Cannot find the latte bars anymore at Publix, Wal-Mart, Target for about a month now. We love them, hope they are not discontinued.