“ Brand: Fabulous Baker Boys „
I love the Fabulous Bakin' Boys products, especially their cupcakes. I saw these chocolate flapjacks in Poundland, where I managed to pick up a box of 9 for (guess what) £1. They come in a cardboard carton and each flapjack finger is individually sealed in plastic so you can have them one at a time and they stay fresh.
These are similar to most flapjacks in that they have an oaty base and use syrup and butter to bind the ingredients. The selling point for me, however, was that these are chocolate flavoured! I love to make chocolate flapjacks, but I thought that these would be handy for keeping in the office for afternoon snacks and for a quid it was worth a try.
The 'fingers' are long thin strips of flapjack and they are a nice milky brown colour. They smell sweet and have a sticky feeling to them. I thought the taste was really nice, very sweet and syrupy once you get past the flavour of the chocolate. The oats are chewy but in a good way and they have a soft texture that is very appealing.
The only real problem for me was that after I had finished one flapjack, 10 minutes later I wanted another...and another... These did nothing to fill me up and I ended up eating three, which was not a very good of me but I have little willpower when it comes to my sweet tooth. They have a high sugar and saturated fat content so they should definitely be enjoyed in moderation!
I understand why they are each wrapped individually, but I hate excess packaging and it annoys me to have to throw away endless amounts of plastic. The cardboard box can be recycled, and the box is actually made from 75% recycled materials so that makes up for it a little.
All in all they are a tasty snack but did nothing to satisfy my appetite. I will have to make sure I take the rest of them into work one at a time so I don't end up scoffing the entire box! Nice for a quick treat but not healthy or filling enough to indulge in frequently.
Ingredients: Oats, Golden Syrup, Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier, Natural Flavour), Vegetable Oil, Brown Sugar, Butter
Nutritional values per flapjack finger:
Energy 547kj 131 kcal
Carbohydrates 16.5g of which Sugars 9.0g
Total Fats 6.2g of which Saturates 3.4g
Dietary Fibre 1.1g
After seeing 6 of these for just 65p in Sainsburys I decided to pick some up as they seemed reasonable enough to try. Each of the flapjacks is individually sealed for freshness and this makes them ideal for putting in your lunchbox or for throwing in to your handbag for when you get peckish. 6 in a box is quite reasonable for the price paid which I believe was half price.
These flapjacks are made with oats, golden syrup, chocolate chips and various other ingredients. They are well bound together so they don't break up as soon as you start trying to take a bite out of them. Each flapjack contains 131 calories, 16.5g carbohydrates (of which 9g sugars), 6.2g fat (of which 3.4g saturates), 0.14g of salt. This is quite reasonable considering the size of the flapjack and the general nature of a flapjack (i.e lots of sugar).
The flapjacks are long and thin and very easy to bite in to. My teeth don't get stuck to the flapjack but I did find that there was quite a dry, taste to it that was quite hard to put my finger on to. I could taste a faint taste of chocolate in these flapjacks but I wouldn't say that there was a strong chocolate flavour to the flapjack. The oats were well stuck together and they was quite a strong taste of sugar to the flapjack. Overall the quality was quite good but there was just not a strong enough chocolate flavour for my liking.
If you are looking for a nice flapjack then you can't go too wrong with this one but I don't think I will bother to buy these again as there are far better flapjacks on the market than this one. The price was very reasonable but the flavour was a little bit disappointing for me and my other half actually agreed with me as well.
The individual wrapper was fantastic as it keeps the flapjacks nice and fresh if you take a fair few days to work through the box.
The size of the flapjack was very reasonable and I found that one was enough to satisfy my craving for something sweet without making me totally stuffed.
I was very pleased with the quality of this product overall and the only thing that I would change would be to add some more chocolate to the mix as while I could make out the taste it wasn't very strong and I couldn't really make out any chocolate chips within the flapjack.
***WHAT ARE THEY?***
I'm sure that most of you reading this review will know what a flapjack is but for anyone who doesn't, these flapjacks are made from golden oats and presumably doused with chocolate or similar. At first, I assumed that the chocolate would just be a topping but there's chocolate all over the flapjack and not just on the outside.
I'm a big fan of flapjacks in general but when chocolate enters the equation, I was never going to dislike these! Each flapjack is individually wrapped, which is great if you want to take them out and about with you, which I sometimes do if I'm running late.
***WHAT THEY TASTE LIKE***
I've sampled several boxes over these flapjacks over the last few months and have experienced a bit of a difference between boxes. They are described as moist and while this is the case for most of the flapjacks that I've had, there have been some that I'd describe as being quite dry. Either way, there is a definite hint of oatiness, which you'd probably expect given that they're one of the main ingredients. On top of this is the chocolate taste but this isn't overwhelming and offers a subtle but tasty chocolate hint.
Per flapjack: there is 9.3g of sugar, 7g of fat (2g of which is saturated fat) and 0.07g of salt so it isn't the healthiest snack around. There are no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives though so it's not totally bad.
I love these flapjacks and always make sure that I put a box in the trolley when I go shopping. I find that a lot of flapjacks are too dry for my tastes but these are more moist than most and don't leave me thirsty afterwards. The fact that they're infused with chocolate is a nice added bonus! I find them very moreish and this isn't helped by the fact that one flapjack is gone in a few bites and I want more straight away.