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PPPOTD - to dunk or not to dunk ... ?

But with dogs, we do have “bad dog.” Bad dog exists. “Bad dog! Bad dog! Stole a biscuit, bad dog!” The dog is saying, “Who are you to judge me? You human beings who’ve had genocide, war against people of different creeds, colors, religions, and I stole a biscuit?! Is that a crime? People of the world!”
“Well, if you put it that way, I think you’ve got a point. Have another biscuit, sorry.” ~ Eddie Izzard

They are a huge temptation to many... and the fact that they arrive in a packet means once they're opened you can hear them screaming from the kitchen.. yep.. biscuits! Those harmless little discs of sugar coated in chocolate that visitors always seem to bring! They eat a couple then LEAVE them in your home.. and you don't want to be opening your weight watchers biccys... how inferior would they feel!! (save 'em for the tele later!)

So here are some of the regular dunkers that are out there... this selection is from Aldi.. and there's a list of all-time classics too! oh and I had a request to do a little explanation as to how the "half" points work for certain foods below.. Now... Kettle on.. Doll x

Bourbon Creams are 2 ProPoints each

Aldi fruits biscuits are 2 ProPoints each

Kimberleys are 2 ProPoints each

Giner nuts are 1 ProPoint each

Tesco digestive biscuit - 2 PP
Tesco rich tea biscuit - 1 PP
Mikado biscuits - 1 PP
Cadbury Chocolate Fingers 1 PP
Digestive – 2 PP
Digestive, Chocolate, Milk or Plain – 2 PP
Digestive, Low Fat – 2 PP
Garibaldi – 1 PP
Gingernut – 1 PP
Malted Milk – 1 PP
Rich Tea – 1 PP
Rich Tea, Low Fat – 1 PP
Water Biscuit – 1 PP
Jaffa Cake – 1 PP
Custard Cream – 2 PP
Tesco Light Choices Wheat Biscuits – 3 PP
Coconut Creams – 1 PP
McVite’s Gold Biscuit Bar – 3 PP
Cadbury Crunchie Biscuits – 2 PP
Cadbury Caramel Biscuits – 2 PP
Jacob’s Lincoln – 1 PP
Jacob’s Marietta – 1 PP
Jacob’s Polo – 1 PP
Jacob’s Lemon Puff – 2 PP
Weight Watchers mini cookies 1 bag - 2 PP
Cadbury Animal biscuits and mini party rings per bag - 3 PP
Choc Kimberley - 3 PP
Sainsbury's Rich Tea Fingers - 1 PP

1 digestive biscuit is 2 ProPoints, but 2 biscuits are ProPoints
1 choc digestive biscuit is also 2 ProPoints but 2 biscuits are ProPoints
(it's all to do with rounding and no half points any more!)

Here comes the science bit..

ProPoints values are rounded to the nearest whole number using standard rounding rules (.5000 and above rounds up).
For example, if the nutritional information for the food or drink is fed through our calculation and it comes out as:
1.4 - it is rounded down to 1 ProPoints value1.5 - it is rounded up to 2 ProPoints values
This means that you may find simply doubling the ProPoints value of one small portion, does not equal the ProPoints value of a larger portion. 

Look at these examples:• ¼ pint (142ml) of skimmed milk is 1 ProPoints value, whilst ½ pint (284ml) is 3 ProPoints values • 1 crumpet (60g) is 2 ProPoints values, whilst 2 crumpets (80g) are 5 ProPoints values. • 1 digestive biscuit (13g) is 2 ProPoints values, whilst 2 digestive biscuits (26g) are 3 ProPoints values.
Sometimes, the rounding effect does not make a difference to the total ProPoints values, for example:• 1 medium egg (45g) is 2 ProPoints values, and 2 medium eggs (90g) are 4 ProPoints values. Make any sense... carry on! x


  1. Thanks... My problem is when i start eating biscuits i cant stop... And i dunk

  2. That is one of my fav Eddie Izzard quotes! Great post, even though I'm not following WW at the moment still useful to get an idea of which ones are better :o)

    Claire x

  3. How many propoints for a peice of shortbread biscuit??


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