Friday, 19 November 2010

November 19th: 'Bits n Bobs' Chocolate Biscuits & Cookies

After receiving plenty of positive comments and subsequent requests from last weeks UK chocolate cookie 'Bits n Bobs' review, I this week treated my work colleagues to another selection of various chocolate biscuit products. Included in the 'Bits n Bobs' selection today we have offerings from Fox's, Kellogg's and Cadbury.

As always I encourage you all to share your opinions on these products if you have tried them, or have any views. Additionally if you would like to see any other products featured in 'Bits n Bobs' in the future please let me know.

Kellogg's Special K Mini Breaks Chocolate:

Kcal 99 Fat 2.5g Fat(sats) 1.0g Carbs 18.0g (per 24.0g)
'Chocolate flavoured crunchy multi-grain cereal bites'


I would like to claim that I purposely bought these to review in an attempt to counter balance all the Heavenly Cakes and biscuits you have seen featured on the site recently :D Truth be told for some reason my work office received a massive industrial sized box in which there were forty 24.0g individual serving bags. I'm not normally someone who buys in to all these Special K zero calorie products, but seeing the word chocolate on the wrapper I felt almost obliged to review them. To my pleasant surprise they were better than I thought they would be - far superior to the bland cardboard like experience I was expecting anyway. Taste wise they established a honey noted oaty set of flavours. The chocolate flavour hit was minor at best, but every once and while there was a note of cocoa powder amongst the cereal led taste. These weren't anything amazing, but as a lower calorie snacking alternative they weren't half bad.

7.0 out of 10



Fox's Chunkie Caramel Extremely Chocolatey Cookies:
Kcal 127 Fat 6.4g Fat(sats) 3.5g Carbs 9.2g (per biscuit)
'Chocolate chip cookies with caramel pieces, coated in milk chocolate'


Right ... on to the more serious of biscuits :D I bought these in my local Tesco priced on introductory offer of £1.00. Just over a month ago, ChocolateMission reader Phil brought my attention to the Fox's Chunkie Cookie range when he asked me to review the Fruit & Nut variant (See HERE). Having enjoyed them, I was very tempted by these Caramel cookies when I saw them - the packaging especially caught my eye with it's vivid yellow colours and flashy 'NEW' branding decorating the top corner. Opening opening the packet, the cookies looked and smelt terrific with various sweet caramel scents wafting over my senses. When it came to the taste test, I am pleased to say they passed with flying colours, with seals of approval from all that tried them. The quality of the milk chocolate wasn't anything amazing, but it did the job establishing a chocolatey flavour base with every bite. The most enjoyable aspect about these biscuits however were the several bits of caramel that were plentifully portioned throughout the buttery tasting cookie base. These provided intermittent blasts of delicious toffee, aswell as an interesting chewyness to the crunchy cookie texture. I would happily recommend these to any cookie or biscuits fans.

8.1 out of 10



Cadbury Dairy Milk Biscuits:

Kcal 75 Fat 4.3g Fat(sats) 2.5g Carbs 50.3g (per biscuit)
'Shortcake biscuits fulled covered in milk chocolate'

After the release of the Cadbury Crunchie, Caramel and Turkish biscuits earlier this year (See HERE), it was only a matter of time before I thought we would see a plain Dairy Milk biscuit product hit the shelves. Just as with the above Fox's cookies, I found these on sale in Tesco on a similar £1.00 introductory offer - it was hardly like I was going to miss them what with the iconic purple foil wrapper that was glinting at me from the shelves. From the very first moment I opened the foil wrapper I felt instantly at ease. The Cadbury scents were instantly recognisable, and of course ever so tempting. Aesthetically the biscuits looked attractive, with the outer chocolate coating appearing thick and appetising. There was of course only one way to eat these - letting the delicious, thick creamy chocolate melt away in the mouth before munching down on the biscuit - yep they were a delight! As much as I enjoyed these plain Dairy Milk biscuits, I think when it comes to Cadbury biscuits, I will in the future still be buying the Crunchie or Caramel variants in preference as they offer a little bit more variety to the party.

8.2 out of 10

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