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      17.09.2011 13:48
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      A good alternative to Twix Biscuits

      If you like Twix biscuits, but not the price of them, then these could be the answer. These are Tesco's version of Twix and are sold in packs of either 4 biscuits, 7 individual biscuits or in multi-packs of 15 individual biscuits.

      Taste-wise, I can't tell much difference between these and Twix. The caramel is lovely and soft and the chocolate is nice and creamy with a good flavour. The biscuits are crunchy and not at all soggy. I personally think they are really scrumptious and I often have one with my morning coffee.

      Pricewise, a 4-pack costs 79p, the 7-pack costs £1.12 and the pack of 15 costs £1.04, which I think is very good value for money. For those watching their weight each 21g biscuit contains 105 calories, so not too much of a sin to eat one!

      I buy these a lot for my kids, who like them as much as Twix. They are great as a snack, go well with a cuppa and are small enough to fit in lunch-boxes.

      In these days of having to watch the pennies, these are a great alternative to the more expensive Twix biscuits.

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      06.11.2010 11:38

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      At this size they do the job!

      I started buying Tesco treat sized snacks for the kids as I found the Cadbury bags were getting too expensive for what you got. I prefer buying the treat sized for the kids and it means I can pinch one or two without feeling guilty. This is the Tesco own brand version of Twix and I actually think this is just as good as the real brand when you are comparing the treat sized bars. Although the chocolate coating isn't quite as nice the biscuit part is firmer and sweeter and the caramel topping is just as nice. At £1 for a bag of 15 bars they are incredibly good value and great for having in your bag or popping into lunch boxes. Best of all is that the kids really don't notice the difference between these and the proper Twix brand. If I was buying a bigger sized bar I'd probably go for Twix proper because I think the quality of the chocolate starts to become more of an issue after more than a few mouthfuls but at this size they do the job and are a great purchase.

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      21.03.2010 00:45
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      Not Exactly Like A Twix!

      These are Tesco's version of a Twix and you can get them in a few different pack sizes, the one I've got is 7 smaller sized bars and they cost £1.00. They're not tiny treat sized chocolate bars but are deffo loads shorter than a standard size Twix, you get 2 in a pack though so that's still plenty of chocolate! lol

      They're not that bad but you can deffo tell this is a cheap rip off Twix and not the real thing. The chocolate tastes cheap and even the layer of caramel is a bit disappointing because it's got a sweet taste but there isn't a lot of acctual FLAVOUR to it.

      The biscuit is nice and crunchy and it's probably my favourite bit of this bar, it's got a nice taste that's a bit like digestives but a bit like shortbread as well. It's harder than the biscuit in a Twix and I wouldn't usually like that but it goes best in this bar.

      It's not worth trying to eat these by eating the caramel off first because the caramel isn't that nice but when you eat it all together the biscuit brings all the different flavours together. The chocolate isn't NASTY but it's just got that cheap taste that supermarket chocolate always has.

      These bars are 42g for both fingers and that would make them a good size for a kids lunch box and would be cheaper than buying packs of proper Twix bars. Not as big either but having 2 pieces in each bar would make it feel like the've got something bigger than they have! lol

      I'd recommend these but I'd deffo say to look at them like chocolate biscuits and nothing majorly special because then you won't be disappointed! lol They're ok for munching on when you just want something that tastes half decent but if I wanted a GOOD chocolate bar then I'd deffo go for a proper Twix.... or not even that actually, it would be something even better than THAT!

      Recommended..... for lunch boxes and a quick snack between meals!!!

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      20.01.2010 17:54
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      To save some money these are worth buying!

      I am always on the look out for ways to reduce the cost of our weekly shop. We all take pack lunches to work and I often stock up on chocolate bars for people to eat to fill them up to last them through till tea time, and as a bit of a treat to be honest. I was plesently surprised when I saw Tesco had started doing their own version of the Twix bar, at a cheaper price.

      The Tesco crunchie caramel biscuit bar comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, most predominantly one longer finger, or two shorter ones, and I have only seen them in multipacks. They come in a type of foil pack plastic wrapping, which as far as I can tell is not recyclable which is a downside. The wrapping however is good at keeping them fresh.

      For those who know what a twix is you can skip to the next bit as these bars are very similar. The bars consist of a bottom layer of thin chocolate followed by a large chunk of a shortbread type biscuit (but not quite as nice as shortbread) and then caramel, then another layer of chocolate to finish it off. By my estimations the bar is 10% chocolate, 20% caramel and 70% shortbread. The combination of the three together are a winning formula, as Twix found out as they have huge sales of their chocolate bar, all that remains to be seen is whether tescos can have the same success.

      The tesco version of the twix is good, really good, but not excellent or superb like the 'rea' version. I cant put my finger on it but the taste is not quite 100% the same. I think it is the biscuit part and it tastes a little more stale.

      However, for the price difference, the small taste discrepancy can definitelt be ignored if you are in for a bargain, and I am so I will be going forward with these until I win the lottery!!

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      21.07.2009 12:59
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      These are Tesco's version of Twix's and although they were alright, they just weren't quite as good as the brand named ones. You can buy these in a Mini Bar pouch which has the other Tesco versions of Chocolates such as Snickers, Mars Bars, and Bounty's or you can buy them in a Snack Sized pack. In the Snack Sized pack you get 7 of these and they cost about £1.10.

      Packaging is alright for these. They are individually wrapped and they are all wrapped together in a longer pack. The colourings on the pack are a medium/deep brown and it has the writing in white on the pack. There is the normal picture of the item which has been half eaten and it looks alright on the front.

      Now to the Bar. It is a hard layer of Crunchy Digestive type Biscuit. The Biscuit tastes a little Salty, and pretty Malty. The Caramel on the top is a darker brown colour compared to the Twix one and the Caramel seems a little thicker as well. It is all wrapped in Milk Chocolate. The Milk Chocolate is sweet enough, but it doesn't taste that Milky to me. It has the taste of cheaper non brand named Chocolate in my view and that's why it isn't quite so good. It is pretty sweet though, and that is good in my view.

      I normally don't eat these straight from the fridge, as I find the Caramel is too hard this way, but they are nice enough at room temperature.

      Each Snack sized pack has 285 calories and 13.3g fat, so perhaps a little higher than a standard bar of Chocolate considering the pack size.

      These are not my favourite in the Tesco Chocolate range, as I like the Wild N Whippy ones the best, but I would say these are my 2nd favourite as they are sweet enough, and sicky to deal with your sweet tooth.

      A cheaper alternative to the brand name, but not that much cheaper if you compare them both.

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        11.07.2009 18:58
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        Tesco Crunchy Caramel Biscuit is one of the Tesco own chocolate bars that I've been most impressed with. Price wise, a packet of seven individual snack size bars will set you back £1.06, which is a reasonable 15p per bar. Each bar in these packs comes as a short, twin pack - like a twix that's been cut in half! You can also purchase these in packets of four standard sized bars for 99p, which works out at 25p per bar.

        Obviously, these bars are Tesco's take on Mar's Twix bars. Be warned that although you might assume that Tesco's version is considerably cheaper than Mar's, they're not. A five pack of Twix costs £1.59 which is 32p each, and a packet of nine snack sized Twix costs £1 which is 11p each. The Mars snack versions are slightly smaller than the Tesco, but the point is that the prices are actually a lot closer than you might assume.

        Taste wise, these aren't quite a Twix, but they're really nice in their own way. The milk chocolate they've used in these bars is acceptable, and there's plenty of it whichever size you opt for. The caramel is my favourite part in these, and I like that it's really soft, sweet and thick in texture. I also like that the biscuit they use in these has a good, solid crunch to it and a slightly buttery biscuit flavour.

        The wrapping they use on these is slightly better than I've found on some of the other Tesco own chocolate bars. It survives being banged around in my lunchbox or glove compartment all day, and yet is easy to open. So that makes these ideal for taking out and about with you to save spending 50p+ on an individual bar from the shops.

        The nutritional content is just not good I'm afraid. A standard sized Tesco Crunchy Caramel Biscuit contains 285 calories, 13.3g of fat and 25.8g of sugar. That's about the same as Mar's Twix, and a lot of other chocolate bars that contain caramel. It's still something to consider when you slip these into your basket though. Once in a while they're tasty, once a day and you've got a belly as big as mine.

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          08.07.2009 20:31
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          Small & mighty; these bars are delicious :o)

          I recently reviewed Tesco's Wild & Whippy bars and their Caramel Nougat bars. The first being a very close version of Milky Way, and the latter being a very good replication of Mars. Tesco's Crunchy Caramel Biscuits are next on my list as a great alternative to Twix if you want want to save a few pennies on the branded version.

          Tesco Crunchy Caramel Biscuit Bars can be found in the chocolate & sweets isle, alongside their other own-brand products. These come in mutlipack sizes only, as Tesco own brand chocolate bars aren't sold individually. A 232g 4 pack costs 99p (currently on offer at 3 for £2.50, including a selection of their other own brand bars), and a 294g 7 pack costs £1.07. The 7 pack is a great buy, especially when comparing it to Twix which can cost twice as much.

          The plastic outer packaging is a golden brown colour, and the bars come in a cadboard tray. The appearance and packaging aren't anything fancy, but they're more than adequate. It's good to know you're not paying for the brand or the design on the front, so at £1.07 for a pack of 7 I think they're very well priced.

          Each individual packet has twin biscuit fingers, like a twix though not as long. These are the perfect size for a snack, and great for taking out or putting in lunchboxes. Each packet contains 196 calories and 10.5g of fat, so that's still a little less than a Mars for example. If you just want a bit of chocolate & biscuit yumminess, one finger is enough (no rude jokes please!) and I find they stay fresh once opened, especially if you pop it in a biscuit tin or the fridge.

          These are very similar to twix; a biscuit base with a layer of caramel, covered in milk chocolate. They look similar too, with the slightly rippled, smooth chocolate which smells as tempting as it looks.

          The chocolate is smooth and has a lovely taste, and the same can be said about the caramel, which is thick and sweet. This goes perfectly with the biscuit base, which is lovely and crunchy. Texture wise, this is very satisfying because the chocolate melts in your mouth, the biscuit has a great crunch, and the caramel is chewy without being hard enough to bite your teeth or smooth enough to dribble down your chin!

          Tesco's Crunchy Caramel Biscuits definitely give Twix a run for their money, especially in terms of price. Personally, I think there's little difference between the two, but judging these bars on their own merits I would say they're good quality and very tasty.

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            27.11.2008 15:01
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            A good alternative to leading brand

            mmmm... these are yummy.

            Basically these are a Tesco own brand Twix. They only come in a multipack, and are snack size, but they're big enough to satisfy a chocolate craving and as they are little you save a few calories.

            Being an own brand of course, these are cheaper than buying Twix and I can't really tell the difference, I think maybe the carmel isn't quite as runny but who cares?

            For those of you unfamilar with Twix, They are two fingers of shortcake biscuit (and this biscuit in these tesco ones are particularly good) with caramel on top all wrapped in milk chocolate.

            For people who still want a treat but are watching the pennies, certain items, well most in fact are just as good buying the own brand and this is one very good example. They deliver on flavour, texture and price, the packaging is almost the same as twix too, bar the logo of course.

            A top buy.

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            09.10.2008 11:43
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            An own brand snack that beats the mainstream version!!!

            Last week my body was longing for something, I was feeling hungry so I got myself some ham and cheese, a real favourite of mine. I ate it but still my body wanted something. Not having had anything sweet for quite sometime (I tend to stick to a low carb diet so biscuits and sweets are normally not on the menu), I started to crave something chocolatey. My girlfriend also fancied something so we popped to our local Tescos. Off we went to the confectionary aisle to find something tempting. I saw a pack of Twix bars and not having had a Twix for a very long time it really appealed to me, so I picked it up.

            While my girlfriend was choosing, I noticed down at the bottom of the shelves, a selection of boxes of Tescos own brand chocolate bars. They were own brand versions of famous brands, Milky Way, Twix and I think there was Mars Bar too. I looked at the price of the Own brand version of the Twix, Tescos Crunchy Caramel Biscuits (wow what a catchy name...) and noticed that a pack of 7 double finger bars was only something silly like 89p. Ok they were smaller than the Twix bars in my hand but I got much more for my money. Being fairly budget conscious at the moment, I put the Twix pack back and picked up the Tescos bars.Once my girlfriend had chosen what she wanted, we headed home.

            Upon opening the pack I was greeted with seven individually wrapped twin finger packs of the crunchy caramel biscuits. I opened one and took one of the fingers out. Each finger is shorter than a genuine Twix finger, probably between 2/3 and 3/4 of the size but as I said before, I got much more for my money overall.

            When compared to a Twix finger, I would say the Tescos bar is not constructed quite so neatly. With a Twix, the whole bar blends seamlessly together, the biscuit and caramel combine smoothly down the sides and were it not for the texture difference they could be seen as one. With the Tescos bar, the two layers, the biscuit and the caramel, can clearly be seen as two layers, the caramel perched upon the biscuit base. The top of a twix undulates in smooth gentle waves, the top of the Tescos one is bumpy. On the whole though there really isn't much to choose between them looks wise, so little in fact I'm fairly sure you could pass them off as each other if your target didn't have the opportunity to compare.

            Having looked at the bar, it came to the eating. With my first bite I was greeted with a lovely sensation of the two textures, first my teeth slide through the chocolate to the soft caramel then they crunched through the biscuit, which was neither too hard nor too soft but just right. With my first chew I experienced the chocolate, which was lovely, smooth, and good quality. My second chew gave me the caramel, and what caramel it is! Soft and sweet with a truely caramel flavour which really brought whole thing to life, it was delicious! This is one very tasty biscuit based bar!

            Soon I had polished off the whole finger and was ready for the next one, the joys of a two fingered bar! The second was just as delicous. Unlike some chocolate bars/biscuits which seem packed full of sugar and leave you feeling like you've just consumed the contents of the sugar pot. These bars are just right, they are sweet enough to be sweet but they don't rely on that to make them nice, they actually taste wonderful too. And having eaten the whole bar Iwas left wanting more which is often not the case with such things as often straight after eating such snacks I feel like I need to wash my mouth out with a drink as my whole mouth has been overtaken by the sugar.

            I shan't bore you with the nutritional values of the bar because lets face it, it's a chocolate/biscuit bar, it isn't going to be packed full of goodness! At the end of the day if you are eating these everyday or giving them to someone for lunch everyday, they will be bad for you but if eaten on the odd occassion as a treat they are fine.

            As an own brand version of a mainstream brand, how do I think they stand up? The answer to that is simple, while they taste slightly different to a real Twix, I have the say the difference is that they are actually nicer, the caramel in these bars is simple delicious! If I had the choice between the two, I would pick these bars over the Twix every time! They taste great and are very good value. My conclusion on these bars is simple, they are great!

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