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      06.11.2013 10:49
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      Treat yourself by eating gold.

      I remember eating these when I was younger and then came across them again a while ago in Poundland. Not quite remembering what they tasted like exactly, but knowing I used to like them, I gave them a go. Now they're often in the cupboard for when a super sweet biscuity treat is required! McVities is a hugely popular and well-known brand, with an ever-increasing array of products. They're one of the leaders when it comes to biscuits, so I have some faith in their products being tasty and good quality. The Gold Bar is quite unique and a bit of a classic, though they can be found relatively easily in most larger supermarkets and, as I've mentioned, Poundland. These come in a multipack of 9 within a golden yellow plastic wrapper. Each bar is individually wrapped inside of this. The packaging of the bigger wrapper and individual wrappers are very similar, with McVities and 'Gold Bar' being easy to see and quite identifiable from similar products on the shelf. Gold Bar is different to its biscuity competitors due to its unique golden coating. These basically have a solid biscuit centre, which is then covered with a golden yellow chocolate. The colour can be a little deceptive as to the taste because rather than vanilla or white chocolate flavouring, the coating is actually caramel flavour. The coating seems to have small crunchy bits in it which add to the crunchy biscuit in the centre for an extra 'bite', and this is actually achieved by crisped rice. Being individually wrapped, I find these bars to be perfect for keeping in the cupboard for a snack, or taking out on the go, for lunchboxes etc, so you needn't worry about opening the packet and them all going stale after a week. The wrapper tells us everything we need to know about what's inside the product and it's good to know that they contain no hydrogenated vegetable oil or artificial colours / flavours. They're suitable for vegetarians too, though it's worth noting for those with allergies that that they do contain gluten, milk and soya. Each bar contains 116 calories and 6g of fat, so whilst they're not the 'healthiest' biscuit bars, you can do worse. For the size of the bar, which is fairly small, it doesn't seem like you get that much for the calories. However, I'd say that they're satisfying enough at this size because you do get a good 'bite' from the crunchy biscuit and the caramel coating is very sweet to satisfy a sweet tooth. It sounds odd, but they do feel and taste like a good quality treat, so I like knowing the ingredients used are up to good standards and that they contain no nasties. I love the texture of these, with the crunchy biscuit and crisped bits, mixed with the smooth but relatively thick and silky caramel coating all around the biscuit. They taste very sweet but aren't sickly, however just the one is probably enough to get your fix for something sweet. The caramel is a flavour I couldn't quite put my finger on as I get a sense of white chocolate mixed with caramel from it! Regardless, it's delicious and satisfying because the coating is thick and not skimped on, providing the perfect complement to the fresh and crunchy biscuit. Overall, I would definitely recommend giving Gold Bars a try if you haven't already but like a sweet treat. As more of a unique classic that's a little different to the rest, they're simple but incredibly tasty. Nom nom A multipack of 9 bars can be found in supermarkets for around £1.59 (Tesco) but they're also available in Poundland for the bargain price of, you guessed it, £1!

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      29.10.2013 20:13
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      A golden opportunity for a lunchtime treasure that won't leave you short of cash

      In my quest to be Mortgage Free, I have certain rules when it comes to groceries, one of these is I only buy a melon if its less than a £1, another is a pack of work / school biscuits has to be a £1 or less. Fortunately Asda always seem to have different deals on their wrapped biscuit range, and I recently bought a pack of 9 McVities Gold for a £1, which I felt represented good value for money. Gold biscuits are made my Mc Vities, they come in a gold wrapper, with a little slash of navy blue at the bottom and the top, with the Mc Vities slogan visible. The packet describes them as a "crunchy biscuit with a unique gold coating". The Ingredient's include Caramel flavour coating, sugar, vegetable oil, dried whole milk, lactose, emulsifier, natural flavouring, colours, wheat flour, crisped rice, syrup, raising agents, salt. They are suitable for vegetarians. It also has no artificial colours or flavourings. It does not contain hydrogenated fats. Allergy Advice Contains Gluten. Contains Milk. Contains Soya\Soybeans. Calories per bar are 116. Made in the UK, an address given for correspondence is Mc Vities, Freepost, NAT 452, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1NZ. It recommends they are stored in a cool place So what do I think; The biscuit I would describe more a custard yellow than gold. It is shaped a bit like an ingot with gold embossed on the front of the biscuit. It isn't (too me) obviously caramel flavoured chocolate but definitely has a different taste to any other chocolate. The chocolate coating is very smooth and gives the impression of really good quality chocolate. Too many of these would be sickly though. The biscuit inside is pale yellow and is indeed very crunchy. They do feel very luxurious and are a real lunch box treat. I'm giving 5 stars, as they are a great dinner time treat, and at 9 for £1 represent good value for money. 116 calories is slightly higher than would want but you do get a real sugar hit.

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        12.08.2013 00:05
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        A great tasting biscuit bar and a great price

        McVitties Gold bar's have been around for years and I've just rediscovered them when they were on offer in Asda recently! What are they? ---------------- McVitties Gold bars are biscuit bars covered in chocolate and usually sold like penguins in packs of 9 which actually is quite a good deal as most biscuit bars are sold in 6's or 7's. Each one individually wrapped. I honestly thought they were covered in white chocolate - but actually it's caramel flavoured chocolate - wow!! it makes sense now I thought it was quite sweet tasting! The taste ---------- The biscuit is quite a crunchy biscuit, it's not soft, it has a lovely kind of crunch to it. The biscuit is covered in thick sweet, what I have now discovered is caramel chocolate!! with little tiny crunchy bits in which I have just discovered on reading the packet is cripsed rice! The best bit it really is a good amount of chocolate!! It is very sweet I must admit but I like that - some won't. The look --------- These bars are great they even look like a gold bar!! it hasn't changed in years they've always looked the same. The look very yellow and yet it says there is no artifical colours or flavours so it's all natural. The cost --------- These bars usually cost around £1.50 for 9 although in Asda at the moment have an offer £1 for 9 which is a really good deal. (Aug 2013) So if you've not tried them before and you like sweet tasting biscuits then give them a try!

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          31.07.2012 21:21
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          a great quaility biscuit bar from McVites

          As I have stated before I like to add a sweet treat to mine and my husbands packed lunch but I have recently decided to try and cut down on the size of the bar of chocolate that I have so have been purchasing smaller ones instead. One pack of chocolate bars which caught my eye recently was the McVitie's Gold bars which I had not actually eaten for some time but as they were on special offer I thought I would buy a packet. These gold bars are 'crunchy biscuit bars with a caramel flavour coating'. I purchased a multi-pack containing 9 of the gold biscuit bars from Tesco on a half price special offer for just £0.89 which I though was great value as they work out at less than 10p per bar. The bars came packaged in a plastic gold coloured wrapper which has the McVites's logo on the front as well as two yellow banners which state that the gold bars contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated vegetable oil. On the back of the pack you can find more detailed information about the gold bars including full nutritional information, ingredients listings and company contact details. Inside the outer pack you will find the 9 bars all individually wrapped in gold plastic wrappers keeping the bars nice and fresh. You will also notice on the outer packet that there is a advert for the McVite's VIP club, this is a online club which anyone can join (mcvites.co.uk/vipclub) and earn points to use against rewards for purchasing McVites products. You get 5 points for joining and by entering the code on the packet located in the best before box of the packet of gold bars you get 3 points. There are all different rewards available ranging from 30p off biscuits for 5points or a ipod nano for 1000 points. If you buy McVite's products on a fairly regular basis it is certainly worth joining as the points soon add up. When you open one of the bars you will find that they look like they are coated in a strange colour white chocolate as it is a creamy looking gold colour. The bar is made to look like an actual bar of gold with the rectangular shape, it also has the word 'gold' imprinted on the top. The caramel flavoured coating is quite thick and covers a piece of crunchy biscuit. One thing I like about these gold bars is the lovely contrast of the smooth, creamy caramel flavoured coating in comparison to the really crisp, crunchy biscuit. The outer gold coating to me tastes just like caramac which I absolutely love. These bars are quite small but they are very sweet so personally as much as I enjoy eating one I find one to be just perfect to satisfy my sweet cravings and at just 116 calories per bar they don't sabotage the diet too much either. Overall these are very tasty, great quality biscuit bars from McVite's and ones that I would certainly recommend anyone to try.

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            28.01.2011 13:13
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            Delicious biscuit bars from McVities

            I love biscuits, and one of my staple lunchtime goodies is always to have a chocolate bar or a biscuit bar. This is like the perfect middle ground as it is part biscuit and part sweet caramel "chocolate". It does have some similarities to white chocolate but it is quite different to most other bars that I've come across. You can buy McVities Gold Bars in most supermarkets where they cost in the region of £1.00 for 9 individually wrapped bars - bargain! Product description: "Crunchy Biscuit Bars with a Unique Gold Coating." The bar itself is fairly small in size, and is similar to other biscuit bars such as Club or Penguin. It has a rich gold coloured coating (hence the name) and it smells very appealing. The biscuit is covered in a thick layer of the Gold coating, which has a smooth creamy texture. It doesn't disclose the actual flavour of the "gold", but I would say it tastes very much like Caramac bars and has a distinct caramel flavouring. Inside there is a crunchy biscuit centre which provides a nice balance to the outer layer. There is an overall sweet taste that is very sugary. This is a nice high quality biscuit made by McVities, who are a brand that I trust after enjoying many of their other biscuit products. One bar contains a 115 calories so this doesn't send off any immediate warning signals, however if you look a little closer at the breakdown of the nutritional content you can see that each bar contains 5.6g of fat, with 4.5g of that being saturated fat. Along with 11.5g of sugar this is a pretty unhealthy little biscuit! As an extra bonus, you also receive a points code for use on McVities' VIP Club rewards incentive website. You can find this code on the outer packaging and then enter these codes online to collect rewards points. You can then choose from a range of prizes once you have enough to claim. A multi-pack of McVities Gold Bars gives 3 reward points. This is a unique tasting biscuit bar and makes a nice change from a plain chocolate coating. These biscuit bars are one of my favourite snack items and I would happily recommend them to anyone! Yummy, good quality biscuits at a fabulous low price. Ingredients: Caramel Flavour Coating (70%) [Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Dried Whole Milk, Lactose, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavourings, Colours (Mixed Carotenes, Paprika Extract)], Wheat Flour, Sugar, Crisped Rice (Rice Flour, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Barley Malt Flour, Salt), Vegetable Oil, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid), Salt. Typical butritional values per bar Energy - (kJ) 482 - (kcal) 115 Protein - 1.4g Carbohydrate - 14.8g of which Sugars - 11.5g Fat - 5.6g of which Saturates - 4.5g Fibre - 0.2g Sodium - <0.1g {review also posted to ciao under my username zombieflesh}

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              04.12.2010 15:35
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              Occasionally it is nice

              Since I try to loose some weight I hardly ever buy sweetes. My husband can't live withot them so the other day he came home with a bag of sweets. I'm not joking, he bought about 10 different sweets from our local supermarket. One of them was McVities Gold bar which came in a multipack containing 9 individually wrapped bars. The multipack costs 1.14 pounds in Sainsbury's and about the same int he other supermarkets. The idea behind this bar is to eat something healthy and tasty. I identify completely with this idea but I don't think this is th ebest option... The bar consists of a biscuit which is the healthy part... and is richly coated in orangy colour chocolate which I suppose is the tasty part of the idea. The chocolate cover is white chocolate coloured with mixed carotenes and paprika extract. Hence the name: gold. The texture of the bar is crispy and if you put up with one bar (cc. 22 g) then it is bearable, otherwise take care of the calories. It is supposed to be a healthy option buti t still contains loads of calories (507 kcal/100 g). The ingredients are as follows: Caramel Flavour Coating (70%)[Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Dried Whole Milk, Lactose, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavourings, Colours (Mixed Carotenes, Paprika Extract)], Wheat Flour, Sugar, Crisped Rice (Rice Flour, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Barley Malt Flour, Salt), Vegetable Oil, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid), Salt. Despite the description of caramel flavour coating I feel it closer to white chocolate than to caramel. The bar itself is sweet, actually too sweet for me. The biscuit in it makes it crispy, crunchy and a nice treat.

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                17.05.2010 21:48
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                Try them!!!!

                Being diabetic I cannot eat too much chocolate but one weakness has to be McVities Gold Bars. Strictly speaking they are not proper chocolate, but they delicious!!!!! I usually by my Gold Bars in a pack of 9, just lately they have been on offer at my local Tesco for only £1 for 9 bars, a bargain!!!! They usually retail for just over £1 depending on where you buy them from. The Packaging Gold Bars come individual gold coloured wrappers. Each bar has the word Gold written in large gold letters edged in blue right across the middle of the wrapper, underneath is the brand of the bars which is McVities, in very small letters are the words "Crunch Biscuit Bar with a Unique Gold Coating". Each individual bar has the ingredients written on the back of its wrapper. All 9 bars are wrapped in an identical larger wrapper with exactly the same information written on it as the individual bars inside. On the back of the larger wrapper is slightly more information such as the nutritional information. The Bar The Gold bar consists of a biscuit centre which is wrapped in a thick gold caramel flavoured coating. This gold coating has small pieces of biscuit in it. The word gold is written in the caramel coating. Gold bars are quite sweet but have a lovely creamy taste to them, they remind me of a biscuit version of Caramac!!! The biscuit in the centre tastes like a typical McVities digestive biscuit. Ingredients Caramel Coating Sugar Vegetable Oil Dried Whole Milk Lactose Dried Skimmed Milk Emulsifier Flavourings Colours Wheat Flour Crisped Rice Barley Malt Flour Partically Inverted Sugar Syrup Raising Agent Bicarbonate Ammonium Bicarbonate Tartaric Acid Salt Nutritional information per Bar 115 Calories 1.4g Protein 14.8g Carbohydrates 5.6g Fat 2.4g Sodium Another thing which I particularly like about this product is that it is suitable for vegetarians and has not hidden animal products like some other snack type items do. McVities Gold Bar would be suitable for lunch Boxes or just as a little treat. They are certainly something that I would recommend Advantages Lovely caramel flavours Reasonably cheap (especially when on offer) Suitable for lunch boxes or as a treat Disadvantages None really if I had to say one thing it would be they contain quite a lot of calories for a small bar.

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                  04.03.2010 18:34
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                  5/5

                  The gold bar has been somewhat of a firm favourite for years for me, stemming back from when I also liked caramac and would always have it as a treat after ice skating ooo the memories...! Gold bars are more elusive now and harder to find but when you do find them its great - shame they dont last too long! I got my ast pack from Lidl though and I think they come in packs of 9 and cost about £1.30ish. Tesco sell them too though as I have had them on offer from there before. Anyways they are non-chocolate, it is instead a mysterious gold coating and I think it tastes like caramac. It is very sweet but the bars are only abou 3 inches long so you dont get overloaded. Their small size also means that each bar isnt too bad for you with only 115 calories and 5.6g of fat. I know this still isnt great however if you fancy a sweet treat, this is one of the better ones. So these bars are little and quite yellow with the word Gold written on in fancy writing on the top. It is bevelled at the edges and this does make it look a little like how I imagine a gold bar (a real one!). You can't buy these individually, only in bigger packets like multipacks. They are suitable for vegetarians (goodie for me!) and they are guarenteed to be high McVities quality! They do have a bit of a little cult love fan group and there are a few facebook groups dedicated to these beauties! You know they have been saying in the recession people have been buying loads of gold, think thats why I can never find any gold bars!

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