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I came across the Walden Farms no calorie foods in the store today and I was just wondering if anybody has tried them? Particularly the chocolate and caramel dip, and also the salad dressings.

Are they good? Are they worth the price?

Thanks a bunch in advance!

Much Love and Alohas
Ihilani Kapuniai aka MzTenderheart
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i've personally never tried any walden farm products, but many people on this website have and have said that every product tastes terrible and not to waste your money.

First off, many people on this site have tried their products, and many people say every product tastes terrible.

However, many people have said certain products taste terrible while others taste very good, while other people SWEAR by them.

Here's what I've tried:

The Maple Syrup: The plain, maple syrup is unbelievable, in my opinion. Clearly less viscous and not "pure maple syrup" but  when you compare 0 calories to possibly 250 with 50 grams of sugar, I'll take this any day.

Peanut Butter Spread: It isn't peanut butter, not is it even peanut buttery. Don't get this if you want a substitute for peanut butter, but if you spread it on a bagel or something, it's not bad, it's like a sweet chocolately type of thing (again though, it's not peanut buttery at all.)

Fruit Spreads: Consistency is very weird, almost like a gel, but again if you spread it on something it's very good. One of the highlights of my week during the summer was getting my sunday bagel, spreading half with the blueberry spread and the other half with the "peanut butter" spread.

Chocolate Syrup: Not very good. On ice cream it's not bad, but by itself or for hot chocolate it has a very artificial, chemical taste.

Salad Dressing: I've only tried the Asian Salad dressing and I quite frankly didn't use it on salad - I would boil frozen vegetables and then stir them in a pot with the dressing as like a stir fry type of sauce and it was very good.

Many people will disagree with me though, so I suggest you find something you REALLY want to try to have that's zero calorie and give it a shot. Everyone has different tastes.
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I've tried the chocolate sauce and BBQ sauce and love both!!!

For zero cals -- UNBELIEVABLE. I don't believe it! I dont understand how it can be that low cals/no cals!

thejabronisayz -- I use low cal (35cals/3tbsp) no sugar added maple syrup.... hmmm I wonder how they make it zero cals.... what is the difference! Why does my maple syrup have cals... hmm.... what else do they put in it other than 0-cal sugar, I'm not sure.... any ideas??

After reading your review, I'm tempted to try the salad dressing! On a salad :P

Looking at their ingredients, I don't see any crazy scary ingredients. A lot of the stuff they use is found in what we consume everyday anyways...

The chocolate sauce I use of theirs seems like a healthier alternative than regular chocolate sauce. No fat or sugar.

I think the honey mustard salad dressing is good. Really thin consistency so you don't need very much.

The Peanut Butter spread made me wanna throw up.. It was grose..


I had all of the salad dressings and the Blue Cheese and Ranch are both gross but the others are actually really good on Salads, my favorite is the Balsamic Vinigerette followed by the Ceaser.


The Chocolate Dip was ok, better than the marshmellow..


I only had the apple spread but that was excellent on a low-fat eggo..

keep in mind its 0 cals for ONE serving.  More than one serving = calories.

One serving is roughly 4 cals, which legally they can call 0 because it is less than 5.  So dont' go and eat the whole jar thinking its a free food

I'm so glad I came on here to read about how these are nasty. I almost bought some at the shape shop where I live but stopped myself.

i binge on the pancake syrup, chocolate syrup and carmel syrup even though they arent as good as the real thing sadly and they do have cals... if you read the small print it says so.

Original Post by thejabronisayz:

Here's what I've tried:

Peanut Butter Spread: It isn't peanut butter, not is it even peanut buttery. Don't get this if you want a substitute for peanut butter, but if you spread it on a bagel or something, it's not bad, it's like a sweet chocolately type of thing (again though, it's not peanut buttery at all.)

Fruit Spreads: Consistency is very weird, almost like a gel, but again if you spread it on something it's very good. One of the highlights of my week during the summer was getting my sunday bagel, spreading half with the blueberry spread and the other half with the "peanut butter" spread.

Salad Dressing: I've only tried the Asian Salad dressing and I quite frankly didn't use it on salad - I would boil frozen vegetables and then stir them in a pot with the dressing as like a stir fry type of sauce and it was very good.

 I agree completely. Salad dressing I tried was the asian, and rasberry, and italian and it was all very good to me... in fact I don't buy any other brand now. I bought the apple butter and I like it on toast (although I rarely eat apple butter). PB is NOTHING like PB - but it was a good try! lol, and I still like it mixed with the chocolate dip on tortillas... no I'm not preggers but the chocolate/pb is a good mix and it makes my sweet-tooth go buh-bye! ;D

chocolate dip tastes much like non-fat, sugar-free jello pudding.... and would be cheaper to make if you just made that pudding instead (but not cal free).

Hope that helps

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I wish to respond to the question about Walden Farms Zero Calorie foods.


I have not tried all but I have purchased and use the Thousand Island Dressing and it is outstanding.  There is no after taste and it actually tastes like thousand island dressing.  A little go a long way.  I tried the Bacon and it was OK but not my favorite.

The Pancake Surup is excellent.  I make a pancake with 1/4 c 100% Whole Wheat Buckwheat pancake flour, Apple Sauce for oil and Egg Beaters for Egg with I can't believe it's not butter Spray for about 150 to 160 calories.  The Pancake is fluffy and light and tastes wonderful.  Sometimes I use the No Calorie No Fat and No Sugar Strawberry Jam which is just as good.   I had to look as to where to buy them.  Tried Publix and Kroger and found more kinds at Southern Markets.   I

The Applebutter is OK, the Ceasar Dressing could be better.  The Orange Marmalade is excellent.  They had a Fat Free, Calorie Free, Oil Free Creamy Peanut Butter which has to be ordered on the Internet.  They were out, but with 35 cal whole wheat bread at 70 cals, a really good snack.

The Walden Farms products just accent what you normally eat.  They are not the end all but makes cutting calories easy.  I can't stand these SOBs who provide diets with Samon sprigits or whatever on a bed of whathever with wierd dressing no one ever heard of or poached eggs on dry brown rice.

What I want is just to be filled up and with lots of salads and a little help, it is not too bad.

I was 250 pounds and taking tons of Meds for HBP and Diabetes.  I have needed to stop taking Clonodin, Avalide and Amlodipene for HBP because my pressures were dropping too quickly.  Dr. says that if I continue to lose I should be able to stop the Atenolol and the Diabetes meds.  

So, I say, don't dismiss Walden Farms out of hand.  It's $8.95 shipping on the  internet so try to find a local store who carries it.  They have a list on line but they may not actually have much on hand but may get it for you as a special order.    Good luck

 

 

 

What are the ingredients in these products?

I've only tried three...

Chocolate syrup: My first thought was "wow, this tastes really good!" Then the aftertaste kicked in and it was so disgusting that I had to eat a piece of bread to get the taste out of my mouth.

Marshmallow syrup: What the hell kind of rotten marshmallow did they model this after? It didn't even have a first-taste that was good!

Ceasar dressing: Very watery, doesn't taste much like ceasar salad dressing at all.

white_sakura - They're made with filtered water and a whole lot of artificial ingredients, including Surcalose sweetener (like splenda).

If it doesn't have calories than it isn't food.  It would be like eating plastic bags or bits of metal.

I tried the chocolate syrup. I got it to put in milkshakes, but so far have only tried it as a topping on ice cream. It was thin and tasted a bit weird, and I didn't like it, but then again I don't generally like anything but thick hot fudge on ice cream. I'm still going to try it in a milkshake and see how it tastes.

 

I tried the Alfrado and it was gross, mixed it with tomato sauce and it tasted a bit better, but I will never buy it again. The chocolate sauce I tried on ice cream and it was gross, another never again. The pancake syrup I put in my oatmeal and it's pretty tasty, I have yet to try it on anything else though. I also bought tomato sauce but after the alfrado I've been too scared to try it. It's hit or miss with Walden, but at least they try.

Do NOT I repeat... DO NOT waste your money on their ketchup! Holy crap that was a TERRIBLE BUY on my part! My sister said my face was PRICELESS when I tried it and she even says... "remember when you bought that ketchup..." which obviously means it WAS THAT BAD (considering we still talk about it, ha ha!) - It is too bad though because they have so many products out there that sound SO GOOD and with no calories, heck yea! But... I guess that quote "it's too good to be true" fits perfectly for these products! 

check out NATURESFLAVORS.com instead!

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Do NOT I repeat... DO NOT waste your money on their ketchup! Holy crap that was a TERRIBLE BUY on my part! My sister said my face was PRICELESS when I tried it and she even says... "remember when you bought that ketchup..." which obviously means it WAS THAT BAD (considering we still talk about it, ha ha!) - It is too bad though because they have so many products out there that sound SO GOOD and with no calories, heck yea! But... I guess that quote "it's too good to be true" fits perfectly for these products! 

check out NATURESFLAVORS.com instead!

 Heinz (I think) makes a great reduced-sugar ketchup that's only 5 cal a tbsp. I can't tell the difference from normal ketchup.

I just tried my first bottle of bleu cheese dressing today and it was AMAZING

i love bleu cheese and i thought it was something i would never be able to eat again...but then came walden farms! i came home and made a wedge salad with half a head of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and bleu cheese and i am STUFFED for less than 50 calories...ill consider that a snack

my store only has the dressing and chocolate syrup, is it good? i also really want the pb but because its only available online i want to know if thats worth it too. im expecting the pb to taste very fake but if its decent on toast its wayy better than 200 cals, has anyone tried it?

 

TOY,

the PB is NOT Pb, not even close. The consistency, the taste, everythng is different except the smell. It's not bad tasting... but NOT pb in any means.

Don't get your hopes up. lol, try the powdered PB instead... less cals all the taste

-Mel

the bbq sauce was disgusting. the applebutter wasn't worth eating even for 0 calories.

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