Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Having heard so much about the Godiva Chocolate I decided to give my kid a surprise treat. The first thing that came to my mind was that, God it is expensive! Should I indulge in this or go for the Swiss Miss itself? Then finally I decided to give a try and see what it tastes like because it is the talk of town. To be honest I am of the view that this is a hyped hot cocoa and I have paid far more than actually it deserves. But now I can also go around telling that I have tasted the Godiva. I am no longer ignorant of this iconic
chocolate drink.

According to me it is comparable to the Serendipity Hot Chocolate and there is nothing extraordinary about this for the price that I have paid. There is no doubt that it is delicious and exotic tempting drink, but you can make the same creamy drink at home at half the price. This is definitely good for those who do not have spare time to prepare dark chocolate drink powder at home. Moreover if you make the hot cocoa powder at home, you will be sure of the ingredients that go in.

If you take a look at the label on the package it states that it contains the artificial flavoring agent, vanillin. Hence this is not the purest chocolate hot cocoa as claimed by the Godiva. I find it excessively sweet and it leaves a strong aftertaste. This would be fine for those who have a sweet tooth. I prefer hot chocolate drink with just the right amount of sugar. I do agree that the Godiva Chocolate Classic milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa is positioned as a liquid
chocolate and hence the sweetness. So what I do is that add just half the amount of the powder as given in the instruction. This is a personal choice and you can add the powder according to your taste bud.

The aroma is really tempting and the seductive flavor would alert anyone nearby. I bet it is hard to resist a cup of hot chocolate at any part of the day. My kids just love them and crave for more. It is perfect to wash down an elaborate dinner with a mug of delectable cocoa drink. This makes a creamy beverage even with 2% milk and the body of the drink is smooth.

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Chocolate Cake

I recently purchased a box of Weight Watchers Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing snack cakes at my local Publix Super Market. I wanted to see if these low calorie chocolate snack cakes were tasty. Here is what I discovered!

Weight Watchers Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing is a box of six individually wrapped chocolate snack sized cakes. This product costs around three dollars. These snack cakes are loaf like shaped and have chocolate icing on top. They resemble a snack that I used to love called zingers but, they are much smaller than those. The picture of these cakes on the outside of the box looks great and very tempting.

When I tasted Weight Watchers Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing snack cakes, I was pleased. They are very tasty and have wonderful chocolate flavor. The icing was good but, not fantastic. These cakes were very filling even though they are very small in size. I thought the product could have been a bit more moist. Still, overall, for a low calorie snack, these chocolate cakes are pretty good.

Weight Watchers Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing snack cakes have eighty calories in one cake. twenty-five of these calories are from fat. Total fat grams are three, saturated fat grams are one, trans fat grams are zero. This product has five mgs of cholesterol, one hundred and ten mgs of sodium, fifteen grams of total carbs, two grams of dietary fiber, ten sugars and one gram of protein. This product has none or very little vitamin A, C, niacin, folic acid or calcium. This product provided me with two percent of my daily required thiamine and riboflavin. One cake equals one weight watchers point.
Weight Watchers Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing contains sugar, enriched wheat flour bleached, flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, egg whites, soybean oil, glycerin, inulin, natural extract of chicory roots, cocoa processed with alkali, water, nonfat milk, egg yolk, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, palm oil, soy fiber, propylene glycol mono and diesters, food starch-modified, leaving,
baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, aluminum sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, cornstarch, mono and diglycerides, corn syrup, dextrose, invert sugar, corn flour, salt, sorbitan monostearate, natural and artificial flavor, caramel color, soy lecithin, potassium sorbate, polysorbate 60, xanthan gum, cellulose gum, calcium carbinate, propylene glycol, polysorbate 80, agar and wheat starch. This product does contain eggs, wheat, soy and milk. I was amazed that such a small
chocolate cake snack could possibly have this many ingredients in it!

I rate Weight Watchers Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing snack cakes four stars out of five stars. This product was filling and made an excellent snack. Weight Watchers Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing is distributed by Dawn Food Products, Inc. located in Jackson, MI and they are under the license of Weight Watchers International, Inc. located in New York, NY.

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