Product Type: Carrs Cheese
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These taste far too nice for me to keep in the cupboard!
Carrs Cheese Melts
Member Name: SusanLesley
Carrs Cheese Melts
Advantages: Taste great, not too high in calories and fat
Disadvantages: Taste too nice so i eat too many at a time!
A few weeks ago I did a couple of reviews on Krackawheat and Cheddars biscuits for cheese and thought that particular section of my literary creation was exhausted, but not so.
Last night I went to the cupboard and noticed a packet of Carrs Cheese Melts. I had bought these as part of my usual Christmas stock and they had never been opened. They were still fine as the use by date was 31st May 2008 so I decided to try them.
Oh dear! That was a big mistake. They are so nice I almost finished the box!
The first somewhat unusual thing I noticed about these biscuits is that they come in a cardboard box not just a wrapping. The box is dark blue with the word Carr's in large white letters, Cheese Melts in smaller yellow letters and then 'light and crisp wheaten biscuits sprinkled with cheese 21 cal and 1g fat per biscuit'. There is also a picture of two of the biscuits to show you just how delicious they look!
Carrs have been making biscuits since the company was established by Jonathan Dodgson Carr in 1908 so they should know what they're doing by now!
I opened the box to find the biscuits wrapped in a sealed cellophane wrapping. I would have liked the pack to be split into two separate halves each individually wrapped. This would mean that I would only eat half a box at a time!
I opened the wrapping and the first thing I noticed was a light smell of cheese. This was very light and pleasant and not at all overpowering as some of these types of biscuits can be.
The biscuits are flat on one side and slightly raised on the other. You can see the cheese and poppy seeds sprinkled on the top of the golden biscuit.
I put one of the biscuits in my mouth and was so surprised! The taste was lovely!
The biscuit was crisp but not too dry if that makes any sense at all! The taste was slightly salty, cheesy with a delicious home baked sort of taste too.
I could understand why they are called Cheese Melts too. They did seem to melt in my mouth.
As I said earlier they really did taste too good. I kept eating just another one ........... until I had eaten the whole boxful apart from about six biscuits!
The nutritional values per biscuit are as follows:
Energy 21 kcal
of which Sugars 0.3g
of which Saturates 0.6g
So they aren't as bad as they might be as regards calories and fat but still, eating as many as I did isn't a good idea, well, not for me anyway!
These biscuits are fine to eat just as they are but they would also be good with butter, cheese or maybe even spring onions, cucumber, lettuce etc.
The 150g box costs about £1.40 at any supermarket.
Of course the cardboard box and the internal packaging are both recycleable!
In conclusion I would say that I will definitely be buying these again but not too often if yesterday's over indulgence is anything to go by!
This review will also be posted in Ciao in the fullness of time.
Summary: A great tasting snack.
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