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Asda Mint Flavoured Puffins

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Brand: Asda / Chocolate Cream filled biscuits.

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      05.05.2010 00:00
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      Minty Minty Puffins

      I really don't know how Asda get away with it, but they sell their own brand chocolate biscuit bars with names very similar to the more well known brands which they relate to. What I mean by this is that the sell a bar which looks and tastes very similar to a KitKat called a 'Take a Break' and a bar which is rather similar to a Penguin called a 'Puffin'.

      This review concentrates on the Puffin. Unlike its inspiration, the McVities Penguin, the Asda Puffin is available in different flavours. On a recent visit to the store I picked up a pack as they were on special offer of three packs of 8 bars for £1.50 (I mixed them with Take A Break and Take A break orange - the selection of three do not have to be the same).

      The Puffin, a layer of peppermint cream/fondant sandwiched between two chocolate biscuits, all covered in milk chocolate. When I first tried these biscuits, I was amazed by how good they tasted, in the past, supermarket own versions of famous products have always let me down a bit, but the puffin really does taste of good quality biscuit and chocolate tasted. While I am partial to mint flavoured chocolate, I did find the peppermint fondant in the puffin a little too sweet and sugary, but not so much as to put me off.

      Considering the size of these biscuits, 132 calories is a bit high, when you think that a regular full sized chocolate bar contains approx. 250, and as they are quite small, I can easily eat more than one in a go!

      None the less, they are really good value for money and taste great! Def something to have to stick in the lunchbox!

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      10.06.2009 22:03
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      I recently wrote about Milk Chocolate Puffins, and although I did like them, I am keen on Mint Chocolate, so I had to try these. They are the bargain price of 61p for 8 Chocolate Biscuits, or you can get 3 packs of Asda Biscuits for £1.50.

      Puffin Biscuits are Asda's version of McVities Penguin's. They are a Chocolate bard but crumbly Biscuit all wrapped in Milk Chocolate. However the difference of these ones compared to the Milk Chocolate ones, is that on top of the Milk Chocolate crumbly Biscuit there is a quite thick layer of Mint Cream Fondant, and then the Milk Chocolate is on top.

      The Milk Chocolate is nice, Milky and sweet. You can tell it isn't Cadbuy's, but it doesn't taste like cheap Chocolate either. The Mint on top it a nice Minty taste. It doesn't taste too fake either, and it seems to have the Mint taste and then a more subtle Mint taste at the back of it. The layer is thick enough to allow you to taste this through the Milk Chocolate.

      The biscuits are a kind of rectangular shape and I would say the lenght of an index finger. Also there is a thin layer of Milk Chocolate Cream about halfway through the middle of the biscuit as well, so it cetainly isn't boring or too sickly. Each Biscuit has 132 calories and I could probably eat 3 in a row, as they are totally yummy.

      Packaging is alright. Each biscuit is invididually wrapped in a light green wrapper and just has the word Puffin written up in in whire writing. All biscuits are in a long pack and the pack again is green with white writing on them.

      Only available at Asda, but i'm sure Tesco has a similar product out. I think these are better than McVities version, as they are cheaper and just as tasty. Also being Mint Chocolate is a huge bonus for me!

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