Monday, 3 November 2008

November 3rd: McVitie's Hobnobs Milk Chocolate Biscuit Flapjack

Kcal 321 Fat 15.4g Fat(sats) 7.0g Carbs 41.7g

My exploration of the flapjack world continued today with me sampling the McVitie's Hobnobs Milk Chocolate Biscuit Flapjack ... mouthful of a name eh!? Despite not overly enjoying McVitie's attempt at the Snickers Flapjack, I was looking forward to trying this Hobnobs version, which came described as - 'Rolled oats baked with Hobnobs biscuit pieces, butter & syrup, topped with milk chocolate'. I am not the biggest of biscuit eaters, but if I had my choice of biscuit I would always go for a Hobnob.

In size this flapjack fitted slap bang in the middle of both the Cadbury and Snickers flapjacks I had reviewed already, at a plentiful 65.0g. The packaging and flapjack itself looked relatively nice, though both were rather plain in their design. I did again have the slight issue of the flapjack sticking to the wrapper ... would it be too much to ask manufactures to include a thin plastic tray!? The product didn't offer much of an aroma but there was a slight buttery, oaty scent.

Despite the milk chocolate consisting of only 13% of the total constituents, the chocolate had a significant presence on the overall taste. It was hardly milk chocolate in all its full glory, but it still provided a relatively nice milky sets of flavours, and melted quite smoothly and softly against the coarser flapjack base. The flapjack base tasted pretty fantastic. It combined all the good elements of the Hobnob biscuit and implemented them well into a flapjack context. The sweet biscuit flavours were still wonderfully complimented by the ever so slight salty kick. The extra oats and syrup element further accentuated the buttery, sweet taste. The full 65.0g was a satisfying and enjoyable mid-afternoon snack. 

Overall this Hobnob variant had the best flapjack base I have tasted so far on Chocolate Mission, but was just slightly lacking in its chocolate quality. The simply addictive nature of the biscuits was translated well into the flapjack format, with all the appropriate sweet, salty, and buttery elements as prevalent as ever. The milk chocolate was fair, however lacked the charm of say the Dairy Milk of the Cadbury flapjack. If your a Hobnob addict this is one I am sure you would enjoy, definietely worth a try if your a fan of the biscuit.

7.6 out of 10 

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