“ Brand: Fox's / Type: Bar „
Fox's cookie bars come in a pack of 12 for about £1.25. These where bought by my brother and I have not seen them in the shops. They come in a small packet like penguins and other small biscuit bars.
I like cookies, especially Maryland ones and I especially like the chocolate chips. This is when I saw them I thought that it was rather strange to have a bar of cookie. I was expecting it to taste at least something like a cookie but it doesn't have the quality of a Fox's product.
The chocolate chips taste quite nice and they are not bad quality as I find that sometimes with some brands the chocolate tastes awful and is just full of sugar. The biscuit part though is not so nice. It is rather hard to chew and there are bits of the cookie dough that are uncooked. I don't like cookie dough and I certainly don't like uncooked cookie dough. The cookie bar tastes like Tesco own branded cookies except these are much dearer.
The bars are also very small and they do not taste at all nice. They are at best mediocre. I would much rather eat cookies than this cookie bar. The price is too high for what is essentially a cookie biscuit that tastes like a 47p packet from Tesco and there are more in the Tesco packet.
I do love Cookies and so whilst on my poundland quick visit I saw the Fox's cookie bars advertised. 8 in a packet for £1.00 you cant really go wrong. Each packet is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand so suitable for a quick snack.
They are small cookie bars with chocolate chips (albeit small ones) inside the biscuit itself
I thought they would taste as good as the cookies you get normally in the packet but boy was I wrong.
They are tasteless and very dry and the chocolate doesnt melt in your mouth like normal cookies.
They are suitable for vegetarians and contain wheat gluten soya and milk.
They are not very filling and so I had 3 in one go and have to be honest still didnt feel very satisfied.
All round these are a cheap horrible version of the normally scrummy chocolate chip cookies
One to avoid!
There are few companies that can rival Fox's when it comes to their biscuits, but sadly there are far better products out there than this one.
For a start a cookie is a biscuit that is soft and easy to eat. This is a bar that looks like a cake and has a distinct sawdust quality to the biscuity bit.
It is advertised as a deliciously oaty cookie. I didn't get that in what I had. it also says it is packed with chocolate chips. Again, not what i would say.
On a plus side there are only 82 calories in each and to be honest after you have one your diet won't suffer as you will only go back to these if there is nothing else left. The taste is bland and the texture dry and while the price was reasonable on offer I would feel short changed at full price.
Sadly Fox's have produced a sub standard product that I don't think will be on our shelves for long.
When in Poundland I always go and look at the foodie aisle because they always have lots of items and lots of bargains. Previously I bought Fox's Classic bars in the blue packaging and was very impressed by them so I saw these and thought well they sound good so in the basket they went.
I should also mention that they currently have a 100% extra free promotion so instead of 8 bars in a pack, you get 16 which is always nice and makes the £1 price tag even better. I imagine as with most things sold at Poundland these would be a little more expensive were you to buy them at the supermarket.
The packaging is dark brown with the disctinctive Fox's bars tag on the front which looks like a gift tag. There is a picture of a bar on the front which looked quite tasty and the nutituional information. I was surprised to see that each bar contains just 82 calories. I really expected it to to twice as much. It contains wheat, gluten, milk and soya for anyone who's allergic. The bars are all individually wrapped inside which makes them handy for picnics or lumchboxes.
From the picture on the front I expected them to be quite spongey with chocolate chips inside so I was a tad surprised when I found they were more a biscuity texture. I wasn't disappointed though. They were also a bit smaller that I had anticipated but perhaps that is why the calorie count is low. One thing to watch out for is the crumbs because these go everywhere. According to the Hobnob advert this is a sign of a better biscuit but all I know is that it's a bit messy. They are quite generous with the chocolate chips though to be fair, not like some bars where you're lucky if you find three and I didn't find these too dry though they would go well with a glass of milk I feel.
So I was quite happy with these and would probably buy again especially for £1.
I tried these when they were on sale in Tesco for 79p for 8 and to be honest I don't think I would buy them again. I expected the cookie bar to be like the cookie bar on the packaging but it wasn't. I assumed by looking at the packaging that the cookie would have the consistency of say a Millies Cookie but just squashed into bar form. The picture shows the biscuit to be crumbly and soft but in actual fact the cookie is the complete opposite. Basically the so called 'cookie bar' was nothing but a dry oaty biscuit with a couple of tiny chocolate chips in them to turn it into a 'cookie'. So in actually fact the bar is far from a cookie, just a biscuit with some chocolate chips. I would get much more satisfaction from a McVities chocolate digestive as at least that has a fair amount of chocolate and an actual nice biscuit.
Each individual bar is about 7cm long, 3cm wide and 1cm thick, with 79 calories. A complete waste of you calorie intake.
So I would say stay clear unless you want a plain biscuit with oats and about 4 tiny chocolate chips.
I often like to try something new and especially when it's on offer for a bargain price! I got a pack of ten of these from Tesco for £1 which I thought was good going for a brand name like Fox's. I really like most of their biscuit bars so I thought I'd got a real find with these.
Sadly these aren't up to the same standard that the other favourites are. The cookie bars are very dry and crumbly, more like shortbread than cookies. There are plenty of chocolate chips in them at least, the packaging says 11%, so even though it isn't the nicest biscuit in the world, at least you can taste some of the chocolate.
The texture of these is what really lets them down I think. It's very dry and very chewy and not at all in a cookie way. It's like someone's taken five Maryland cookies and squashed them together then drained them of every ounce of moisture.
Even at 10p each these aren't worth it. Fox's make so many great biscuits that I'm surprised at them for this let down. These are bland, dry and lacking in texture. I recommend sticking to Classic Bars and Triples which is what I'll be doing in the future even if I have to pay full price for them.
I am generally a great fan of Fox's biscuits. I am particularly partial to a crunch cream and have recently discovered the butter crinkle. I am often on the lookout for biscuit bars to take to work and usually vary between Clubs, Penguins and Rocky's (Fox's again!). When I spotted these Fox's Cookie Bars I thought they would make a decent change from the norm.
The pack cost 79p from Morrison's and contained 8 individually wrapped bars. The main pack as well as the individual wrappers are a goldy brown colour and feature the traditional Fox's logo. The words 'cookie bars' is however written in a strange childlike font. Ingredients and nutritional information is written on the main wrapper, with the ingredients repeated on the inner wrappers.
Each individual bar is about 7cm long, 3cm wide and 1cm thick.
The wrapper pulls apart as you would expect similar Penguin/Club etc wrappers to tear. You are then greeted with the bar itself. It looks like a biscuit (no surprise there then!) it is quite solid and the colouring and texture of the surface reminded me of fig biscuits for some reason. There were a few cracks in the top surface and the bottom was imprinted with a pattern (Like a digestive).
When biting it is quite crunchy and slightly crumbly. The oats immediately make it chewier than it would be without. The actual taste to the biscuit is quite bland. It does have chocolate chips in but these are very small and are overpowered by the oaty taste. After a couple of bites it becomes quite boring to eat. At this stage I thought I would try dipping it into my cup of tea to see if softening the biscuit would make any improvement. The outcome?....marginally better! Although it could just have been the sweetness of the tea that improved the taste. As I was eating it I did get chocolate on my hands from the chocolate chips that I couldn't really taste. Afterwards I was left with all oat bits stuck in my teeth, which is never a good thing!
The website states "Soft, chewy cookie bars are packed with oats and delicious chocolate chips" In my opinion, I would say this is a tad inaccurate. The bar was not soft or 'packed' with chocolate chips. I will give them credit for the chewy and packed with oats part. So 50% right.
Each cookie bar has 79 calories, 1.7grams of saturated fat and 4.3 grams of sugar. By comparison on their website this is lower than all the other chocolate biscuit bars in the Fox's range. I personally think the taste has been compromised as a result. If you would like to see the nutritional information and ingredients in more details their website is www.foxs-biscuits.co.uk. The pack does state that the bars contain Wheat, Gluten, Milk and Soya and are suitable for vegetarians.
About Fox's the company:
In 1853 in Batley, West Yorkshire, a Victorian Bakehouse was started by Michael Spedding. When he retired in 1897 the business passed down through the family and was eventually named Fox's biscuits in 1960. It is now owned by parent company Northern Foods and has manufacturing sites in Uttoxeter, Kirkham and Batley.
With over 50 years of experience Fox's are known for producing (in their words) 'high quality, indulgent biscuits'
In conclusion I would usually agree with the Fox's description of their biscuits. They are a company I would expect quality and taste from. I was very disappointed with these bars and I will not be purchasing them again in the future. I feel unable to make a recommendation for them as there are many other chocolate bars out there to choose from that are better than these.