Product Type: Asda Snacks
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Asda Smart Price Ginger Nut Biscuits
Member Name: nursie_nursie
Asda Smart Price Ginger Nut Biscuits
Advantages: Lots of tasty biscuits at a quality price.
While I was in Asda the other day, I suddenly had a craving for biscuits. Asda have a lot of biscuits in their Smart Price range so I thought I would give them a go and as I haven't had Ginger Nuts for years I snapped the packet up.
The Asda Smart Price range is very distinctive, with nearly all the packaging following the same format. In this case, the packaging is a long tubular shape, with the traditional green and white colours on the wrapper and lettering. The Smart Price wording is written in black but this is hardly necessary because you know the range when you see it anyway. "Ginger Nuts" is written prominently and is accompanied by the green silhouette of a cup of tea, which is precisely what I'm having right now with the biscuits!
The packet weighs 300 grams and the biscuits come with no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats. The packet is full of all the information you will need in order to make a sensible decision as to whether or not to buy this product, as follows:
Ingredients: Wheat, Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Ammonium Carbonates, Sodium Bicarbonate), Molasses, Ground Ginger (0.8%), Salt, Natural Flavouring.
Allergy Advice: Contains gluten and wheat, and may contain traces of nuts and / or seeds.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
Unfortunately the plastic isn't recycled at the moment, which is something I find constantly irritating about a lot of supermarkets and how little of their packaging is recyclable.
Now the nutritional part. As I'm being naughty, I'm not letting the nutritional details apply to me at the moment because I'm enjoying the biscuits too much! But for the health conscious, here are the basic statistics per biscuit:
Energy: 46 calories
Protein: 0.6 grams
Carbohydrate: 7.2 grams
(of which sugars): 3.0 grams
Fat: 1.6 grams
(of which saturates): 0.8 grams
Fibre: 0.2 grams
Sodium: 0.04 grams
(equivalent as salt): 0.1 grams
So the packet is very helpful in terms of making a decision, but what of the all important taste test?
The biscuits are a lovely golden brown colour and unlike some other ginger nuts they don't have too much sugar across the top. On first bite it is obvious that these are going to be tasty. A little crispy at first, the more you bite the crunchier it gets, with a really nice consistency. Some ginger nuts can be really hard on your teeth and can be really difficult to bite but these are really easy, without losing any of their crunch. A few chews and the ginger really comes alive in your mouth. Sometimes with basic range products the taste can be a little bit watered down - not here. There is loads of flavour and the ginger is delicious. They are not too bitter, not too sweet - these ginger nuts have achieved great balance. There is a little bit of an aftertaste, a bit of a spicy feel lingers at the back of the mouth but I took this as proof that there was plenty of ginger and the aftertaste doesn't hang around for too long, especially if you are having a nice cup of tea at the time. Speaking of which, they dunk perfectly, without falling apart of losing any of their bite it seems.
All in all, a fantastic packet of biscuits and for the price of 34 pence you really won't find much better elsewhere. I counted 30 biscuits in the pack - that's just over a penny a biscuit - bargain!
Summary: Brilliant biscuits, brilliant bargain.