Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the story behind your blog name? I don’t see any recipes for fudge here.
My last name is Fudge, hence “Cooking With Fudge.” Maybe one day I will create a lightened up fudge recipe, but I’m a firm believer that some recipes should be kept as indulgent as possible and don’t warrant being messed with!
I calculated the points for this recipe using the Weight Watchers® app or website and it’s different from what you listed. Which one should I use?
When I calculate the Weight Watchers® points for one of my recipes, I plug in the exact brands, ingredients, and measurements I used. You will want to use the exact brands, ingredients, and measurements you used to ensure the correct point value is calculated. One would assume all brands of pasta are created equally, but you would be surprised at how vastly different they can be when it comes to points!
I calculated the nutritional information for this recipe and it’s different from what you listed. Which one should I use?
When I calculate the nutritional information for one of my recipes, I plug in the exact brands, ingredients, and measurements I used. You will want to use the exact brands, ingredients, and measurements you used to ensure the correct nutritional information is calculated. Also, not all nutrition calculators are created equal! The online nutrition calculator I use for my calculations may vary slightly from the one you use.
I used the nutritional information to calculate the Weight Watchers® points and it doesn’t match what you listed. Why is that?
Nutritional information includes caloric values for zero point foods. So while the zero point foods are zero points on Weight Watchers®, they still contain calories, and calculating the point values this way often will give you a higher number than what you’re seeing in my recipe. The recipe builder on the Weight Watchers® app or website recognizes the zero point foods, and thus does not include them in the point calculation.
I don’t have the exact brand/ingredients you used on hand. Can I make substitutions?
Of course! Although I can not guarantee how your results will turn out, you can absolutely make substitutions if needed. You will want to make sure you run your exact brands/ingredients through the Weight Watchers® recipe builder to ensure the point values are correct for what you used. If you do make a substitution, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how it turned out! I’d love to hear about it.
I want to make the points lower on a recipe by using a sugar alternative/fat free option. Can I do that?
Absolutely! Just like the question above, I can’t guarantee the results as I haven’t tried it myself, but you can definitely test it out. Again, you will want to make sure you run your exact brands/ingredients through the Weight Watchers® recipe builder to ensure the point values are correct for what you used. Leave a comment if you do try something different to lower the points and let me know what you did! I’m sure others would find this to be helpful as well.
Are you affiliated with Weight Watchers®?
While I am a Weight Watchers® member and love the program, I am not affiliated with Weight Watchers® in any way. While I use the Weight Watchers® app and website to calculate point values for my recipes, my calculations have not been verified by Weight Watchers®, nor is this blog endorsed by them. Weight Watchers® and SmartPoints® are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Is your blog a weight loss program or diet?
Cooking With Fudge is not weight loss program or diet in any form or fashion. If you are interested in losing weight, the best thing to do is to discuss those goals with your healthcare provider. I am simply sharing recipes that I love, and the information provided should not be considered a substitute for medical advice in any way. The nutritional information and number of SmartPoints® are calculated by Cooking With Fudge and are not guaranteed to be correct. Cooking With Fudge is not endorsed by Weight Watchers®. Weight Watchers® and SmartPoints® are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc.
I’m interested in becoming a Weight Watchers® member! How can I sign up?
You can sign up for Weight Watchers® here, or you can register in person by attending a workshop at a studio near you.
How do I know when you post a new recipe?
If you would like to receive an email any time I post a new recipe, you can sign up for my email list here. I can’t wait to connect with you!
Do you have any social media accounts in addition to your blog?
Yes! You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Come say hi when you get a chance!
Are you interested in advertising my product, doing a collaboration, or creating a recipe for our brand?
I’d love to talk with you about any ideas you may have! Please send all requests to [email protected] and I will get back to you as soon as I can.