“ Brand: Asda / Type: Biscuits „
Fruit Shorties remind me of childhood as they are one of those biscuits you used to get given all the time. Our primary school teacher used to give us these as a reward when we were good or done something that was worth rewarding for. My nan used to always bring these around for us too, which is probably why I have such a good feeling when I think about thes.
I found these Asda Price Fruit Shorties in the biscuit isle for a 'worth trying' 39p. In each pack are 250g worth of fruit shortie biscuits. Fruit shorties are milky buttery biscuits with bits of raisins in. I usually find that fruit shorties are round with a funny shape around the edges whether it be round arches or sharp spikes.
These particular biscuits have a good texture to them and have a good amount of raisin. Not too much so that you can hardly taste the biscuit and not too less so that its just biscuit. The taste of these biscuits are just as you would expect and honestly if you were to give me one biscuit from the leading brand and one from the Asda smart price range, I really would not be able to tell you the difference except for the price.
Overall I am happy with these biscuits and they seem to get the job done for a fraction of the price. I will be buying these again.
None of us are mad keen on raisins in this house but we all like Fruit Shorties, it doesn't make sense to spend a fortune on these biscuits though because all the brands taste the same.
These Smart Price Fruit Shorties are about 35p a pack and are yummy, there's no need to pay more when we all like these cheapo biscuits.
They are round shortcake biscuits, they're quite thin and hard with a bit of sugar on the top and raisins in the biscuits. There aren't many raisins in these ones and that suits me because I don't like biscuits that have got too much fruit in them. The raisins are very dry and chewy and I think it would be nicer if they had a bit of a juicier texture but that doesn't bother me that much, it probably would if there was more raisins in the biscuits though.
The biscuit is just right. It's got a faint buttery flavour and snaps when you bite into it, the biscuits melt down quick as you're chewing though so they go nice and soft. They're wicked dipped in coffee because the biscuit is hard so it soaks up loads of the coffee and doesn't fall into the cup, I think the coffee gives it a nice flavour too and makes the biscuit a bit more interesting.
These Fruit Shorties aren't all that sweet even though they've got the sugar on top, they've got a nice mix of sweet and savoury flavours that I think makes the perfect shortbread.
For the price I reckon they're wicked, it's like Custard Creams I can't see why people spend big money on them when you can buy a pack for 25p and they're all EXACTLY the same. We always have a pack of these in the biscuit tin now because Fruit Shorties are one of them biscuits you can munch on before dinner's ready and these are a proper bargain.
**** Introduction ****
I am not a huge fan of biscuits but ever since I was I child I have been really fond of Mcvities fruit short bread biscuits or fly biscuits, as my dad used to call them to keep us kids away from them.
It was as the years went past I then realized they were fruit bits and not flies contained in them and I have eaten them ever since.
I have always bought the 69p Mcvities biscuits but on a recent trip to Asda I found the Smart price fruit shorties, which are exactly the same but at a fraction of the price.
**** The Shorties ****
These are round biscuits that have a flowery shape to the edges, they are brown I colour and have small black fruit raisins throughout the whole biscuit, each biscuit it then finished with a sugar coating.
Each packet contains roughly twenty biscuits, once these have been opened they need to be put into a tin otherwise they are prone to going soft.
The shorties are very hard and crumble easily once they have been bitten into, I personally dip them in to a cup of tea and they then melt in your mouth. I have to admit I can only each these when they have been dipped as they can be very messy to eat unless you put one whole biscuit into your mouth at once.
****My Views ****
I am so glad I have found these cheaper biscuits at only 32p a packet, they taste just as good as the Mcvities brand and with this credit crunch every penny counts.
My only problem is the fact that I can eat a whole packet once they have been opened, so I only buy one packet a week as I would live off of these if I had the chance.
If you are a fan of fly biscuits then give the Asda smart price fruit shorties a try, you will not be disappointed.