Here's the deal site: waldenfarms.com/JF13
Okay so here goes................a 2 pt PBJ sandwich (only the bread counts for points)
|Walden Farms Peanut Spread|
|Walden Farms Grape Spread|
Seriously guys, I took two bites and I couldn't eat the rest. Now this is coming from someone who will eat just about anything fat free. But even for only 2 pts I couldn't do it!!!!! The jelly is the most disgusting thing ever. The consistency reminds me of canned cranberry sauce. But the taste was like eating really sweet hair gel. I am a trooper though. I mean I spent over $20 on this box so I must try on......
I decided to dip apple slices into the Peanut Spread. It's okay, I guess. It has the consistency of mayonaise.
I will probably find another way to use the peanut spread somehow. I'd love to find a recipe to hide it in. I saw some ideas of baking with it....I'll try to keep ya posted on that. Okay...NEXT.
|Walden Farms Caramel Dip and Walden Farms Chocolate Dip|
So after the PBJ disaster, I'm now a little skeptic. I had such high hopes for the PBJ. I had even told my hubby of all that I ordered I was the most excited about the PBJ cause I really miss my PBJ while on WW. Wow, that sounded whiney, didn't it? LOL. So I opened the the two dips.
They both have this weird consistency thing going on. They both look and feel like a pudding. The caramel was not 'sticky' like normal caramel. The chocolate was like chocolate pudding that had not quite set up yet.
Okay so here goes the caramel.......it's not like any caramel I've had before. But there is definitely a caramel taste there. The taste isn't bad. But I keep expecting that stickiness of caramel, but it never comes. It just kinda dissolves in my mouth. But it really does "taste" like caramel. So I'd think this would taste o.k. in like a milkshake or over ice cream.
The chocolate dip is really chocolatey. It has a strong cocoa flavor. The consistency again is kinda like a not set up pudding. Not too bad though. It'd be good for one of those chocolate fixes that you need every now and then but won't cost a point! The picture on the jar is a bit deceptive, I think. Because I really doubt that it hardens on anything. And the picture has it on a strawberry as though it's hardened. And that is really what persuaded me to buy it.
|Walden Farms Chipolte Ranch and Walden Farms Ranch Dressing|
Okay so now on to the dressings!
The Chipolte Ranch is pretty good. It is really spicy. Alot more than I was expecting. Big Flavor on this one.
I wouldn't put this on a salad, but it would be good on anything Mexican and I think I'd put it on a chicken sandwich or hamburger.
The Ranch dressing is good, too. So yay for the RANCHes.
|Walden Farms Pancake Syrup|
Okay now I didn't make pancakes to try this out, but I still wanted a little taste. BTW, I love maple syrup so I'm definitely hoping for a winner here.
Yay! It's good!!!! It really compares to the LITE syrup I already use, so definitely a winner here!
|Walden Farms Amazin' Mayo|
I was kinda scared to try this. I mean Mayo is a big deal ya know. I guess I shouldn't have tried the PBJ first because it made me skeptic about everything after that. I should have started with the Ranch. LOL
I didn't know exactly what to try it with. As I wasn't going to waste more points on bread and lunch meat if this was gonna be gross. So I grabbed a little cracker. But the cracker had so much flavor I ended up having to just dip my finger. Yeah I know, I would never eat Mayo with my finger, but I just needed to know. But amazingly it wasn't bad (I guess that's why they call it Amazin' Mayo). It does say it's sweet and tangy and I could taste that. Again the consistency is on the thin side. But I think the main ingredient in most their products is water so it goes to figure everything is thin.
And BTW, all this has to be refrigerated once opened. Soooo I had to dedicate one whole shelf to Walden Farms. My overall review is: Don't invest alot of money at first. Don't buy a case of one thing you've not tried before. Don't get the grape spread. And if anyone would like to try my stuff you are welcome to try it. There is some splenda in some of the items. Would I buy again? Probably not from their website because of the shipping. However, if I saw the syrup or Ranch on the grocery store shelf I would buy them again. But I don't think I would buy the caramel or chocolate dip. I've heard the chocolate and caramel syrups are good though. I had never heard of these people before even though they've been in business since like 1972. I may have ran across and ad before but didn't give it much thought. So now I know, and now you know too. LOL. PBJ anyone?