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K, Iím not on a diet - Iím trying to change the way I eat for life. Stop laughing - I am. My New Year resolution was to be a size 16 bum and size 18 top by New Years Eve this year. My dream size. As I have achieved the top half already (within a month, gloat, gloat) I now have the perilous task of the bum area.
My goal on New Years Day this year was to lose three stone. I lost 14lb in January so by my reckoning that still leaves a whopping 2 stone but with a little over ten months to go I reckon itís not an impossible mission... or should that be a mission impossible?
Now being a one-woman sweetie munching pac-man type of gal it has not been easy giving up on my delectable tit bits as you can well imagine. Besides, why should I? Iím not out to punish myself; I donít want to be skinny, just Marilyn Monroe curvaceously gorgeous. Not much to ask now is it? The first 14lb dropped off when I discovered my new love, Kenco Really Rich (Have you read my op? If not, why not? Go straight there and do not pass Go.) This with two...sometimes three Splendaís really satisfied those sweetie cravings in the early stages.
However imagine my surprise this week when I found myself raiding the kids choccy biccie box. Naughty Whoop! After severely reprimanding myself (and scoffing a couple more for good measure) I decided that the Whoopster needed some sweetie treats of her own to scoff.
Fast forward to trundling my trolley round Tesco, innocent people skidding every which way on the trail of drool I am leaving behind me as I browse the biscuit aisle, when LO! What do I spot? A day-glo pink cellophane wrapper bearing the all important dieters national mantra ď98% FAT FREEĒ As my eyes swivelled past this magical sign I noticed the picture on the front. A LARGE piece of pink and white marshmallow sandwiched between two ice-cream wafers.
Ok. Itís not chocolate. The evil Tesco staff, spawn of the Devil have sandwiched the product between the chocolate wafers and the Penguins. It is almost fat free. Itís not chocolate. Itís quite a large packet with only six pieces inside so they must be fairly big. But. Itís not chocolate. Hold fire. Theyíre only 38p a packet.
Back home after unloading my three packets of the imaginatively titled Pink ĎNí Whites, I said a leisurely howdy to Mr Really Rich and promptly shredded the cellophane packaging to my new treats. Inside were six surprisingly large mallow wafers inside a plastic tray. I would guess at roughly 2Ē x 4Ē about an inch thick with a generous amount of pink and white mallow peeking out of each end. The ends of mallow look as if they have been dipped in sugar. Sugar? Now hold on one ďlet me get on my high horse and check on my calculator cos I feel a complaint coming onĒ moment!
Per wafer these work out at:
46 kcal 10.6g Carbohydrate 0.03 Sat Fat
Ooooh. So for a large chunk of bouncy mallow dipped in sugar and sandwiched between two crisp, sweet wafers you are only ingesting Ĺ a Weight Watchers point.
Whatís that I hear you say? What do they taste like? Well as I take a delicate bite out of my wafer, the mallow resists a little before giving way to my teeth. The crisp sweetness of the wafer contrasts a little with the sugar on the mallow if thatís possible. The mallow is all at once chewy and yet meltingly sublime. I swear itís almost succulent, definitely not powdery like some mallows. It blends so well with the wafer to give a fulfilling, deceivingly naughty tasting sweet fix.
According to the back of the packet these also come in Chok ĎNí White and Pink ĎNí White Jammie flavours. However our area hasnít been graced with these as far as I can see - mind you why am I surprised? We have only just got Broadband!
For all you nut sufferers out there - ya canít have Ďem! Wooharharhar! They may contain nut traces so all the more for me. Any other special ingredients? Hmmm - so far as I can see the only other items to be aware of would be Gelatine and whole dried egg. No E numbers and itís all natural flavourings and colours.
What more can I say except, go armed. Be prepared to wrestle. Be prepared to lay down your life and enter a rugby scrum style skirmish to reach these little beauties. They are the dieting worlds best kept secret.
And the secret is out!
Thanks for reading :o)
** I recommended this product to Ciao as Caxton Pink 'N' Whites - for some reason they have headed them as just Caxton Pink **