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When I am working nights, I tend to find that I don't eat properly, instead I snack on all the things that are bad for me such as cakes, crisps and cookies. So while wondering around Tescos as 2am, looking for something to eat, I came across Tescos Finest Half Coated Triple Chocolate Cookies and decided to give them a go.
These cookies come in a cardboard box with the usual Tesco Finest design which is silver and black. There is a picture of the cookies on the front of the box and a description of the cookies which reads "half-coated in Belgian milk chocolate, made with plain, white and milk chocolate"
Tesco Finest do a whole range of cookie with some really wonderful flavours. All the Tesco Finest Cookies cost 99p for a box which contains 8 cookies so I think the price is really reasonable.
These Cookies are about 2 inches across and about twice the thickness of most other cookies I have seen. The cookies themselves are a medium golden brown colour and you can easily see the large chunks of three different types of chocolate inside. The bottom of the cookie is covered in chocolate and the top of the cookie is not.
These cookies are quite soft compared to biscuits but still have a certain amount of crunch to them. I suppose the best way to describe the texture, is that they are similar to the texture of a brownie but slightly crunchier. The cookie tastes nice and sweet and the taste of chocolate comes through almost instantly. The bottom of the cookie (which is coated in chocolate) tastes different from the rest of the cookie as the chocolate coated on the bottom is quite rich. The chocolate chips inside the biscuit just make the cookie taste even better, its amazing how the different types of chocolate compliment each other. I am not a very big chocolate fan to be honest and I did worry that I would find these cookies to sickly with the three different types of chocolate but I am pleased to say that this was not the case at all.
I would certainly recommend these cookie, especially to any chocoholics out there. Having said that, as I already mentioned, I am not a great fan of chocolate and I still really enjoyed these cookies. To be honest, I was really surprised that these cookies were not too sickly considering they include three different types of chocolate. The cookies are cooked to perfection and are soft and crunchy at the same time (how do they do it?)near as luxurious as these.
This is certainly a product I will be buying again!
My Wife & I are quite fond of buscuits. We each tend to like different ones as well which is good. I like Oreo's & Bourbons. She likes digestives & jammie dodgers. We both tend to like cookies though so we decided to give these a try.
They were £1.20 for the packet, which isn't, but as they were triple chocolate & it was Christmas we tried them anyway.
Opening the packet, you find that there are 8 cookies. They smell quite nice & are chocolate buscuit, with chocolate chips & half wrapped in chocolate. They are really indulgent. The cookies taste very nice. They are very firm & crunchy & are not soft cookies. As you can imagine they are very chocolatey & the chips make them very nice. The only thing that I wished is that they were completely wrapped in chocolate & that the layer was a bit thicker than it is at the moment.
I don't tend to go in for looking at how healthy something is, so I think that if you need to know how many calories are in a cookie, then you really ought not to be eating one!
I would recommend them to you if you want a treat. They are nice & you won't be dissapointed with the quality of the cookie, but £1.20 for 8 isn't exactly cheap & you could probably by hand made ones for around the same price.
I first tried Tesco finest Half Coated Triple Baked Cookies at work in the office last year. I remember thinking at the time, 'flippin heck boss, you have excelled yourself this time'. Our office floor were known for being biscuit fiends but generally stuck to digestives and malted milks and ginger nuts. This were a fine treat and my boss always used to have a box stashed in his drawer and would bring them out conveniently when there were only seven of us in the office, meaning the onere was each for everyone and then an extra one for me and him! I was pregnant and was being well looked after at work shall we say. The day I was going on Maternity Leave he handed me a box of these cookies; I was dismal when I opened the box to start munching and found a stapler inside instead. The cheek. Anyway, it was October 2008 when I left work to have my baby and I have not had one of these delicious cookies since, so they went on the Tesco order the other day as a treat to myself for feeling poorly!
Tesco Finest Half Coated Triple Chocolate cookies come in a box (and very fine it is too) of 9 cookies. The chocolate cookies each contain milk, plain and white chocolate chips and are dipped (for the bottom, part) in belgian chocolate.
I think you may have guessed that I really like these cookies from my opening paragraph. However, sadly, they were not as good as I remember. They are still delicious, but there are better versions (Sainsburys - I need to get hold of a pack).
Biting into the cookie is not what you expect, they are not hard, in fact it is rather like biting in to a Brownie with a softer more chewy texture than other branded cookies. The biscuits are very rich and some people may be happy with one or two of these biscuits. Not me. Yesterday I ate six cookies in one sitting and only stopped because I realised how revolting that was. I have just had two with my morning coffee. Perhaps I feel the need to get rid of them (by eating of course) as quickly as possible so that I can replace them with the other ones I have spoken about in order to do a comparison. Yes, it is all in the name of research.
Each 25g cookie contains 130 calories! Scary.
A box of 9 is currently £1.28 but I have seen them on offer at 99p before.
The chocolate chips add a nice crunch to this luxury cookie but I think they would be better melted more into the cookies, they appear to remain whole. The chocolate on the bottom half of the biscuit is wonderfully smooth and tastes great. It is very apparent from the buttery rich flavour of these cookies that they are not a cheapo version But because I know that there are better versions out there this one is getting 4 stars (would have liked 3 and half stars, because 3 a bit harsh and 4 is not quite right).
I love a Chocolate Biscuit, and probably Cookies are my most favourite. While up my favourite aisle in Tesco the other week I saw their Finest brand on the top shelf, and although they looked fancy and expensive, they only cost 98p for a box, and although you didn't get millions of Biscuits you got enough and they were certainly large enough for to make them good value for money.
The box is 200g and has 8 good sized, pretty thick Biscuits in itThe biscuits are in a black plastic tray and it is wrapped in cellophane. The Box is nice as well. It is a silver-grey colour and has black on it as well. There is a nice picture of the Chocolate Biscuits and a description of the Biscuits on the front and a little blurb on the back about them. The blurb says that these are "Buttery Crumbly Biscuits baked with Plain, White and Milk Chocolate Chips dipped in smooth Belgiun Chocolate for extra Richness." So they sound lovely? Well they are delish! Each Biscuit has 130 calories and 3.7g fat, but I would expect figures around that mark for these Biscuits.
The Biscuits taste lovely. There is a Thick covering of Belgium Chocolate and on the other side you see the meduim brown colour of the Biscuit. The Chocolate Chunks cover and mix in with the Biscuit well, and there is plenty in here, and they are not scarce. The Chunks taste milky, sweet and rich and the biscuit tastes sweet, slightly salty and a little Oaty.
I will be buying these again as they are very luxurious for a great price. So if you are needing fancy Biscuits or just a nice Biscuit pick me up, I recommend you to buy these!
Work is stressful, the weather is cold and grey, my ironing pile never seems to diminish, and it is still two weeks until payday..... I need a pick me up that doesn't cost too much but will give me that "feel good factor" instantly!!
So, wandering around the Tesco Metro that is near to my office, I found myself in amongst the biscuit shelves..........Initially I picked up a box of Green & Blacks half coated cookies - surely they would do the trick? But at almost £3 for a few biscuits, they were quite pricey......then my eye was drawn to the Tesco Finest Half Coated Triple Chocolate Cookies - at only 99p for the same sized box. There was no competition - if the cookies inside looked anything like the picture on the box (similar to the above, but in box form, not packet form) then they would be giving me just what I need at a price I can (sort of) justify.
The box contains 8 biscuits - or 200grammes, so each biscuit - or as the packet says, each "buttery crumbly biscuit, baked with plain, white and milk chocolate chips, dipped in smooth Belgian chocolate for extra richness - is a reasonable size, and with a description like that, what possibly could be bad about them?
Well, the answer is......nothing! These biscuits look good, smell good and taste......well, nothing short of flippin' fantastic!
Each biscuit has a good proportion of chocolate chunks - white, plain and milk. You can see the chocolate throughout, you don't have to go looking for it, or imagine it like you can with some cookies. The bottom half of the cookie is coated in chocolate - it is not too thick but it truly doesn't need to be, and I never thought I would be saying that about a chocolate biscuit. Even if that bottom layer of chocolate were missing, these biscuits/cookies/call them what you will would still be pretty darned good.
Whilst the description on the box says that they are crumbly, I would not say that they are THAT crumbly. OK, so I had to brush off a few odd crumbs from my desk before getting on with my work, but nothing more than that. In fact, I prefer a slightly chewy cookie, and whilst these were not overly chewy, I think there was as much chewiness as there was crumbliness......so something for everyone, surely!
As I said above, each biscuit is a reasonable size - 25grammes. Now, I am a big pig when it comes to biscuits - I actually don't buy them very often for the simple reason that I can have devoured a packet before I am even out of the supermarket car park, and disposed of the wrapper evidence before my husband ever suspects that there were yummies being bought.......so given all the stress and the greyness and the size of my ironing pile, I was quite expecting to polish off this whole box sharpish.
However, the cookies are positively filling, and after 4 (yes I know that is still half a box, and is 100g which is a lot) I could not manage a fifth, so these little beauties have accompanied my coffees at work for a couple of days.
Given that these were just under a pound for a packet of delicious biscuits, I think they compare incredibly favourable with other more "run of the mill" packs of biscuits, and certainly when compared with the Green and Blacks ones, I don't know that I could now justify the extra cost of Green and Blacks.
Next time I am in need of a pick me up (same time tomorrow then!) I wouldn't hesitate in buying more of these, and I would heartily recommend them!
For those that need nutritional info - these contain wheat, milk, gluten, egg and soya. They do not have nuts but cannot be guaranteed nut free due to the factory they are produced in. They have 130 calories per biscuit and 3.7 grammes of saturated fat (but with that much yumminess contained, who cares!!).
I have found that with the Tesco Finest range sometimes the title and price is not necessrily a guarantee of quality and at £1.20 a packet these are not cheap cookies but at least they are a good quality product and therefore they do make a nice treat.
These are a thick soft cookie, they are not that crunchy instead they have a softer more chewy texture to them, they are a dark chocolate colour with a healthy layer of thick mild chocolate on the the bottom of them. In all you get three types of chocolate, white, dark and milk with a rich assortment of chocolate chips in each variety in every cookie.
The chocolate taste is not at all harsh, it is in fact quite mild and rather sweet. You certainly know when you have included a white chocolate chip in your mouthful as it is very much sweeter. What I do like is that althoughthe cookie has a rich full flavour it is not sickly and these go lovely with a nice cup of coffee.
After recently having been informed that I need a few fillings, it has really made me worry about eating sweet things like chocolate and my addiction to fizzy drinks so I am trying to really lower the amount of biscuits and chocolate that I buy. However, there are a few weaknesses that I am finding it very hard to slowly edge out of my diet and these are some of the biscuits sold in Tesco, I love their chocolate shortbread but one thing I do treat myself to every so often are their Tesco Finest Half Coated Triple Chocolate Cookies. I bought them the other day but haven't even looked at them in a while.
Tesco do tend to have quite a good biscuit range and a lot of supermarkets do try to have their normal biscuit rip offs like custard creams, Jaffa cakes, shortbreads, bourbon creams but to really make people want to buy they all have their finer ranges. I know Asda have a Finer biscuit range and their cookies are nice but there is just something that bit more sophisticated and tempting with Tesco's Finest biscuit range, it is the packaging and the photography which lured me in.
The packaging of the Tesco Finest Half Coated Triple Chocolate Cookies which is a mouthful to even say is very classy and rich looking. It has the look of sophistication with its black through to deep purple blending background. In a metallic silver band it has the black text stating the product name and what exactly the cookies are. The box now also states that it is now a new and improved recipe and has the Finest writing in the top corner. It is in a tall rectangular shaped box and the photo of the cookies stacked high makes them look appetising the way the light hits them.
The nutritional information for these cookies, on the front of the box and on the side it states exactly what each cookie contains. For one cookie, it is 135 calories which was obvious that it would be high for something that tastes so good. There are 7.3g of fat per biscuit and the biscuits are suitable for vegetarians. Each box is 200g and I think they contain about 10 cookies per box. It also states there are no nuts in the recipe but they can't guarantee there are no nuts in the ingredients because it was made in a factory which made nut products previously. The cookies contain milk, wheat, gluten, egg and soya for those with allergies to be aware and all ingredients are listed on the side of the box.
The cookies once open are on a black plastic tray ridge into slots almost. They are in a clear plastic wrapper. They smell of chocolate right away and look so good. They are dark brown cookies with what can be seen as quite big chunks in the cookie. They are described as being half coated in Belgian chocolate which is true as the whole base is coated and they are made with plain, white and milk chocolate chunks which are what can be seen in the biscuit.
The biscuit is really chocolatey as I bite into it but not too crumbly. The different chocolate chunks inside really create an intensely sweet flavour but it really does taste good and they are very addictive biscuits. I find these are more enjoyable when dipped into a cup of tea as the chocolate really melts and it all melts into my mouth as a whole.
I usually tend to eat a few but wrap the box up and keep it away from me after as I don't want to eat too much. I find after eating about two of these that I usually find them quite heavy and don't want to eat too many or the novelty wears off and then I just feel really ill from over indulging.
After opening the box I put them back in their plastic and close the box and find these biscuits don't really go soft and remain just how they were when first opened. Of course though I wouldn't leave them opened for weeks on end without eating but that's no issue in my house as these are usually gone within under a week anyway. It states, to store these in a cool, dry place which is what I usually do anyway leaving them in a cupboard I'd never leave them anywhere where sunlight would be on them all day melting them.
If these sound just like what you feel like eating, then get down to your local Tesco, if you are lucky sometimes these can be on offer but I don't mind paying the full price for these anyway as they are most definitely worth it. They cost a bargain 85p which is alright for the quality of the biscuits and how much you get in them, cheaper than other stores' Finer ranges.
I don't usually buy biscuits mainly because I know I will end up eating far to many! I am not keen on my children eating biscuits either. However my last clubcard statement from Tesco included a voucher for a free packet of their finest half coated triple chocolate cookies. Now I would have preferred that they had sent me a voucher for some broccoli but as they didn't I was forced into buying, and eating the cookies!
So it was I found myself in the alien territory that is the Tesco biscuit aisle. The cookies were easy to find and stood out from the run of the mill type of biscuits by their superior packaging. No flimsy plastic cover for these beauties, but a box regally coloured in mauve and silver. If I had to pay for the cookies they would have cost me 85p for just 8. So were they worth it?
On opening the box the cookies certainly looked yummy. They are quite dark and the white chocolate chunks were easy to see. Each cookie is quite large, about the size of the palm of your hand. Reading the back of the box (always a mistake with junk food)! I was a bit shocked to see that each cookie contained 10.2 grams of sugar and 135 calories, not to mention 7.3 grams of fat! The cookies are described as half coated in Belgium chocolate. However I would say they have had their backs laid in the chocolate if you know what I mean! The cookies not only have lovely white chocolate chunks, but milk chocolate chips and plain chocolate chunks. In fact each cookie has 6% of each type of chunks and chips.
Now let me tell you about my verdict on the all important taste test. Each bite will give you an amazing chocolate hit! The cookie itself is just the right texture, not too hard like some biscuits that nearly break your teeth. They are almost chewy but melt in your mouth. The Belgium chocolate covering on the bottom of each cookie is not too rich and really adds to the smooth, rich taste. For me, the best bit is those white chocolate chunks contained within! I love white chocolate and the chucks in these cookies are big and creamy. There are also plain chunks and milk chocolate chips. I would say Tesco have got the proportions just right! These cookies are perfect to have with a cup of coffee for a mid morning break, although far from perfect for your figure! Luckily the cookies are quite big so one was enough!
I won't be buying these on a regular basis but would definitely buy a box if I wanted to have a treat or had a friend visiting. I would say these are the best cookies I have ever tasted! They are obviously only available from Tesco !
On occasions, whilst wandering the biscuit aisle of Tesco's, I'm on the lookout for something different to the normal run-of-the-mill custard creams, digestives etc. So when I saw these Tesco Finest Half Coated Triple Chocolate Cookies (and that's a mouthful in itself) with the description of "half-coated in Belgian milk chocolate, made with plain, white and milk chocolate", I thought a threesome would make a nice change! (I'm talking about the 3 different types of chocolate!!). As they sounded rather scrummy it didn't take long before they ended up in my trolley.
Packaging & Info
As there's a picture of this above (though I have to say mine were in a box rather than a foil packet) there's no need for me to describe it should you wish to purchase some for yourself. These cookies do contain milk, wheat, gluten, eggs and milk so please avoid if you have an allergy to any of those. They are suitable for vegetarians and there's the usual 'cannot guarantee nut free' disclaimer on the box even though the recipe is nut free. For those that are interested or on a diet, each cookie contains 10.2g of sugar (just a 'tad' then!) and is 135 calories.
Look and Texture
At first glance these look the same as any other cookie (think Maryland) only darker due to the milk chocolate, but they are probably twice as thick, but have huge chunks of different chocolate chips. They still have the uneven texture and look to them though I wouldn't say they were 'half-coated' more like the base has been dipped in the chocolate however, they still look very appealing.
Taking a bite these do not have that 'hard' crunch like a Maryland cookie, these are more of a soft cookie/brownie moment where your teeth sink slowly in. The cookie is quite sweet with a gentle chocolate flavour and has that crumbly melt in the mouth feeling to it (though it's not dry in any way). It's complimented by a smoother, richer chocolate taste from the base. Taking a bite that includes the chocolate chips gives you an even stronger burst of creamy, rich chocolate, even more so should you get a white chocolate chip in your bite.This, together, with the texture of the actual cookie makes it one of those 'mmmm' moments! Overall, it's sweet, chocolately but very smooth and not too rich that it becomes sickly. There is no bitter aftertaste, just one of sweet chocolate which I can still taste and is still making my mouth water!
I have to say that when it comes to chocolate I can take it or leave it. A lot of Belgian chocolate is too rich and sweet for me and therefore I only eat the odd one. However, despite these cookies being very chocolate indulgent I actually quite like them though wouldn't be able to manage more than one. The wonderful aftertaste leads me into thinking I could eat another but I know it will be too much for my tastes but goes to prove how enticing these are.
There are a decent amount of large chocolate chips and with the cookie being quite thick it's more than enough to satisfy and chocolate or sweet craving you may have and a 'posh' accompaniment with your mid-morning tea or coffee. There's just 8 cookies in a box but being so indulgent and rich you wouldn't eat the whole box in one sitting (well, maybe someone will prove otherwise!) and they are definitely a nice treat to cheer yourself up with. At 85p a box they are not that expensive as it works out at approx 10 and a half p per cookie. That's very cheap in comparison to, say, the cost of a Millies cookie, which is nowhere near as luxurious as these.
With the high sugar and calorie content this is not the sort of cookie you'd want to be eating too often but it's certainly one treat you can have every now and then (or even share with your friends when they pop round) without feeling too guilty.
Tesco's seem to have got the balance just right with these and they've not gone over the edge into being that sickly you don't enjoy them. Despite having so much chocolate in them, I have to say it's not cloying at all nor does it leave your mouth feeling rather dry.
Although some Finest products do not live up to their name, this is one that does and one that I would buy again in the future especially at 85p.
So if you fancy an indulgent threesome as a treat, buy a box of these, you could do a lot worse!
Obviously only available from Tescos Stores.
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