Product Type: Carrs Cheese
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Carrs Cheese Melts
Member Name: leighsady
Carrs Cheese Melts
Advantages: Good quality biscuit, simple ingredients, not too much fuss.
Disadvantages: Not to my personal taste. Quite greasy to the touch. Fragile, crumbly and powdery.
Carr's Melts - Cheese Biscuits
What are they?
Some posh cheese biscuits...
These are light crisp wheaten biscuits with melted cheese. They contain no hydrogenated vegetable oil, and no artificial colours or flavours. The company has been established since 1908.
What do I think?
I think these are more of a good example of effective advertising. The packaging conveys an air of 'high class posh' without being overstated, and also gives a good impression of good exquisite quality for these little cheese biscuits. However, stripping away all the packaging, the biscuits are good, though not as grand as they are made out to be...
To be fair, these are definitely better quality than a pack of supermarket own brand tea biscuits. And really, good decent quality as it is, the biscuits are very much to one's own taste. With or without the grand statements on the packaging, I'm not really too keen on these. I find the biscuits too crumbly and soft, and they are vey light and almost 'fluffy'. One bite and I get paranoid that it all starts falling apart and scattering everywhere so I always need a plate with these and the need to hover over one so that I make a mess - (or maybe it's just me).
The feel of the biscuits are also a bit too 'greasy' and powdery for my liking, which means I often need quite a few tissues with these.
The taste is passable, a fairly moist textured biscuit with a very subtle aroma of cheese. The packaging recommends the biscuits to be best accompanied by wine or cheese. With wine, I can imagine this, as the opposing tastes would compliment each other, though I don't think the biscuit would be able to hold anything as they seem so thin and fragile. I seem to forget, that these biscuits are called 'Melts' and hence the reason why they do seem to crumble between your fingers, particularly when you try to get a tighter grip on it as the excess grease and powdery bits make it seem as if it would 'melt' in between your fingers...
These are worth a try as they are very reasonably priced at about 99p for a 150g box pack.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: A bit over-stated...