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Asda Extra Special White Belgian Cookies

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Brand: Asda / Type: Biscuits

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      16.01.2010 17:04
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      As with most people I do feel that maybe I over bought treaty things for over the festive period, with the subject of this review being one of the many things that I found rammed in the back of the cupboard, well after the event! The product I will now review is - "Extra special slow baked white Belgian chocolate cookies". For anyone in the know, these are part of the range that is sold in Asda, with the "Extra special" logo supposedly meaning top end! These biscuits come housed within a plastic tray, holding around 8 cookies, this then wrapped again within a plastic sleeve. There is all the relevant information on the outer sleeve, this includes brand name, product name and description, nutritional information and clear panel to show the biscuits within. And just incase you don't know what white chocolate actually looks like, next to the clear panel there is what looks like to me a pile of meringue, which is actually in fact white chocolate! Once the outer wrap is opened, and on the off chance that you don't eat these in one sitting, we did between two of us, these will obviously have to be kept in an airtight container, though these are actually a soft baked cookie, so they are not likely to go any softer! The initial thing that hits you is the smell, I don't think that white chocolate is that distinctive in smell, giving off more of a sweet creamy scent, but these are a delightful mixture of that and butter, they really do make your mouth water! The taste and texture again is perfection! I am not a real fan of white chocolate, preferring the much darker varieties, but as these were brought for "him indoors!", I relented, but after being offered a couple I have soon changed my opinion. The texture firstly, is soft and slightly chewy, with the huge chunks of chocolate being visible to the tongue and the eye. The taste is sensational! You get the initial creamy and rich butter taste, then as you chew (slowly, savouring every second!), the white chocolate kicks in, sweet and creamy and not at all like the bog standard white chocolate I have tried in the past, this really is a cut above the rest. Be warned though, these really are Moorish, and you will have eaten half the packet before realising, and this even though these can get a bit sickly, but again this is due to it being white chocolate. The nutritional information is as follows - Per 100g (half a packet!), 515 kcal, 60.1g carbohydrate, 33.5g of which sugars, 28.g fat, 17.6g of which saturates. Allergy advice states that these contain gluten, milk, wheat and soya, and these may also contain traces of nuts and/or seeds. For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk Price wise these cost me £1.00 a pack, which is still running at present, full price though these will be around the £1.40 mark. These are lovely treat, that should be kept as a very occasional treat due to the high calorific /fat / carbohydrate content! Thanks for reading x

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