4/25/07

just because it says weight watchers on it...

is it necessarily a good thing? I found myself running all over looking for weight watchers tortillas after everyone was talking about on the boards, much like I did when people started talking about those damn cakes. So after I read that Sara had found them at the Front St. Dominion, I went there but had no luck (but they had those damn cakes where the one by my house never does...what's up with that, I ask you?!). On my way home though, I decided to stop in JUST TO CHECK at the one a block away from my house, because it couldn't hurt, and they were THERE! So of course, I picked them up. Yeah, what's the big freakin deal? Are we really that hardcore about our points that we have to have EVERY little product with the values clearly stamped on them? I'll be the first to admit that I'm the hypocrite who buys the WW bread instead because it's more controlled for me or maybe I'm kidding myself...I really think I'd be better off buying more wholesome, filling bread, sucking up a couple of extra points instead of the thin little pieces. But I get an extra grilled cheese out of that loaf every time... And the Smart Ones...should we really go there? Only 2 of them are worth it to me and they're the hardest to find in TO. I have to trek my arse to my parents house to find them and even then I can't really depend on them for meals all of the time... But back to these tortillas... They did provide me with my kick ass quesadilla at lunch today, which was way too filling. So maybe sometimes they are onto something good...

12 comments:

Christina said...

hmmm a quesadilla, sounds yummers, what is the recipe you use I might like to try that :)

Mandy said...

I agree - I used to eat the bread, but mostly because I could have 4 slices of toast/bread instead of two, but really, it's kindof crappy bread! The cakes are crap in my opinion and I agree - I've only found one Smart Ones that I like (the rice & beans). I do love having the pt value on the package, but once I buy something once, I usually remember how many pts it was anyway!

Catalogrrr said...

I also find that most WW products are over-rated. I used to be able to find a whole wheat pita that was 1 point but then the NI changed and it became 2. I was so bummed! I was very excited to see a weight watchers tortilla for 1 point because most are 2 points. I'm thinking of baking these to a crisp and using them as low points chips with salsa.

Cowgirl Warrior said...

I so know what you mean, I've tried a few WW products and I'm not wowed. Don't care for the cakes, only like the broccoli/fettucini smart ones. I think it's great that they provide products but I'm also thankful that we base the points on NI and go find other products that taste better or that we like better.

Angie All The Way said...

I admit I do buy the WW bread, but I also buy the BodyWise bread which is the exact same points value. I can appreciate the value of a 3 point sandwich, but I don't buy the hamburger buns, cereal (tried it and hated it), or those cakes. I use regular white buns that are actually 2 points. There is usually another brand out there with similar NI that I would prefer. To me, that's what this is all about "real life" and not feeling confined to certain foods.

But I think the big picture here is that people ARE that fixated on "points" that they feel better buying products that say they are X points. In my opinion, if that's really the reason behind it, then those people are missing the big picture here. But I will admit, I have fallen victim to it before!

Maria said...

Lol - ww-er here who hasn't tried any of the products, so I really can't comment one way or another. I am just freaked out at the weird fibre sources in e.g. the cakes and candies to make them less points. We can't sprinkle AllBran on ice cream and make it count for less, but that kind of seems like what they're doing with some of these products.

I went through a phase where I ate Bodywise bread, though - and after a week of convincing myself I liked the spongey texture, went back to good 'ol bakery bread for a couple extra points.

Pam, the belly dancing queen said...

AMEN!

Shrunk said...

I buy the bread, but not really the other products. My food beef for the day was that I'm sick of hunting for 2 pt pita's for my pita pizza's. I know where to find them but they always seem to be sold out. Sooooo, I started making my own last night. My very own 2 pt whole wheat pitas. Wonder how hard it is to make tortilla's. I should look into it :O)

~paige~ said...

crap, i totally hear ya on the ww stuff. sometimes the hype makes you think it is going to be worth it and then when you finally find the stuff it's an over priced let down

Jen said...

*laughs* I think it is an evil WW plot...

I SOMETIMES buy the bread...use it for sandwiches...but I have definitely found better tortillas...and lots of things!!! I just take a big marker and write the points on the package!! See, I could do WW product development too!!

Sara said...

I admit to buying the bread but not all the time b/c there are other breads out there for 1pt/2 slices. I like the wraps b/c it is 1 less point. But I hate all the other products - the cakes taste like cardboard to me, the frozen meals just don't fill me up, and the candies are too expensive when there are cheaper alternatives.

jules said...

i am getting sick of the cakes.
overkill on my part.
but occasionally i splurge.
i hear ya re the bread.
i started buying normal bread and enjoy every bite of it,!

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