When I hear the words “guilt-free treats” I have to be honest I have an image in my head that the cakes and biscuits will be flavourless, rubbery and generally not appealing, I don’t know where it comes from but there’s that thought that a sweet treat that is healthy will taste healthy, not in a good way, if you get what I mean. Well, if like me you love cakes, but are looking to cut down on sugar and calories, while still feeding that sweet tooth, you need to try Skinny Bakery.
Quick disclaimer, I was sent all these products snapped here for free, but since then I have also bought them from Selfridges food hall, so I thought they deserved a little mention here on the blog, especially after I got lots of questions on Instagram about whether they were actually that good. Well, in short yes, I’m not going to lie, I preferred some products over others, but overall, I was so impressed with them.
So what makes them healthy, well, they are made from alternative ingredients like beetroot, sweet potato and tofu, which means they typically only contain 30-40 calories, which is insane once you taste them as you can’t believe something this good is actually healthy.
Of course I have my favourites, chocolate always goes down well, and I’m obsessed with the Skinny Chocolate Pearls, these tiny chocolate sponges are piped with tofu-chocolate frosting, which sounds like a strange combination, but trust me, they are moist and delicious, for some reason, I always thought healthy meant dry and disappointing, especially when it came to cake, but these have changed my mind completely.
The Pearls come in various flavours, I also tried the Red Velvet and the Carrot ones, both very nice, the quark based low-fat cream cheese frosting is incredible, but if I had to choose just one it would still be the chocolate ones, and I’ve just seen on their website they have a cookies and cream flavour that I need to try.
As well as the Pearls, my guilt-free treat package, which was sent for my birthday, also included the Choc & Orange Cookies and the Meringue Cookies, which I have to be honest weren’t my favourites, they were a little tasteless and I wasn’t keen on the texture of the cookies, for instance the Meringue ones were suppose to be crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, they were just a little dry for me. But if you want a treat with hardly any calories these meringue cookies are only 30 calories each and are dairy-free.
What I loved about these Skinny Bakery treats had to be the fact they were bite sized, I love sweet treats but I also know I need to cut down, and the little Pearl’s really hit the spot, and I will definitely be adding them to my picnics this summer. You can buy these treat directly from Skinny Bakery’s website or at Selfridges or Whole Foods.