The Skinny Bakery sent me a selection of their products to review. The products are lower in calories than the traditional bakery item and overall, I really enjoyed all of the products sent. All of the packets are sold at £2.95 and contain several little bites. I think that this is a great idea as they can be enjoyed as a small snack or the whole packet can be demolished without heavily denting your calorific intake!
The chocolate pearls were like small circular brownies with a gooey chocolate frosting on top. The texture cake was quite dense and fudgy – delicious. The pearls are made with yogurt and tofu which I think gave them a very slight aftertaste but it was enough to put me off.
Typical values (per 85g pack): 208 Calories, 30g Carbohydrates (14g Sugars), 6g Protein, 8g Fat. (per 100g): 245 Calories, 32g, Carbohydrates (19g Sugars), 7g Protein, 9g Fat.
Ingredients: low fat yoghurt (25%) (skimmed milk, live active yoghurt culture), sugar, wheat flour, water, egg, tofu (21%) (filtered water, soybeans, isolated soy protein, gluconolactone, calcium chloride), cocoa powder, vegetable oil, dark chocolate (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavour), baking powder (wheat flour, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate)
The chocolate pearls are available to buy here.
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies
The chocolate meringue cookies couldn’t be more true to their name. The cookies had the light texture of a meringue but they fell apart in your mouth like a cookie of high quality does. These were my favourite out of all of the Skinny Bakery items.
Typical values (per 40g pack): 141 Calories, 26g Carbohydrates (24g Sugars), 4g Protein, 2g Fat (per 100g): 353 Calories, 65g Carbohydrates (61g Sugars), 10g Protein, 5g Fat.
Ingredients: egg white, icing sugar (sugar, anticaking agent: tricalcium phosphate), sugar, cocoa powder, wheat flour, organic dairy-free dark chocolate (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin)), cream of tartar.
The double chocolate meringue cookies are available to buy here.
Mini Coconut Bites
The coconut bites had a soft texture and were easy to eat unlike others coconut bites I have tried previously. The coconut flavour is followed by a sweetness from the apple which I love. These coconut bites only have five ingredients which I think is amazing considering how nice they taste!
Typical values (per 100g serving): 212 Calories, 30g Carbohydrates (12g Sugars), 5g Protein, 7g Fat.
Ingredients: apple, wholegrain jumbo oats, prunes, organic desiccated coconut, peanut butter (Roasted peanuts whole skin on)
The mini coconut bites are available to buy here.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
The cookies were more like biscuits in my opinion. They had a nice crisp crunch to them and they would be perfect for dunking in your tea or coffee (if that’s your thing!) but I personally found them to be the least exciting product of the bunch. Don’t me wrong, the cookies were very nice but I think I preferred the other items more! I did think it was cute how the pack came with a variety of shaped cookies.
Typical values (per 50g pack): 187 Calories, 37g Carbohydrates (18g Sugars), 4g Protein, 2g Fat (per 100g): 374 Calories, 75g Carbohydrates (36g Sugars), 8g Protein, 4g Fat.
Ingredients: wheat flour, sugar, egg, organic dairy-free dark chocolate (7%)(cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin)), partially inverted sugar syrup, vanilla extract (Water, Ethanol, Vanilla Extract), sodium bicarbonate.
The chocolate chip cookies are available to buy here.
Sweet Potato Brownies
The sweet potato brownies were very moist and chocolatey. If you’ve made sweet potato brownies at home, then you know that you can still taste the sweet potato but it’s a taste I personally like.
Typical values (per 85g pack): 189 Calories, 24g Carbohydrates (16g Sugars), 6g Protein, 8.5g Fat. (per 100g): 222 Calories, 28g, Carbohydrates (19g Sugars), 6g Protein, 10g Fat.
Ingredients: Sweet Potato, Egg, Chocolate (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavour), dates (dried dates, rice flour), Almonds, Cocoa Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate.
The sweet potato brownies are available to buy here.