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      25.01.2012 17:21
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      Great tasting biscuits at a smart price

      Ever since I was a kid my favorite biscuits have been the plain and simple rich tea biscuits. I have tryed a few supermarket brands and mcvities brand of rich tea biscuits and ASDA's Smart Price rich tea biscuits have been my favoirite for a while now. The ASDA Smart Price rich tea biscuits packaging is a firm plastic that is white and green in colour (not red and white that is shown in the picture above). The packaging also has ASDA Smart Price written on the front of it. Each biscuit is round with little air holes and rich tea is written on the front of each biscuit. The colour of each biscuit is a golden brown colour. These biscuits taste great on there own or dunked in a tea. They leave a wheaty sweet taste thats not to sweet or sickly. They are a little dry if eaten on there own and as you crunch into each biscuit crumbs seem to go everywhere. One of the main reasons I buy rich tea biscuits is to dunk in me tea. After 1 to 2 seconds of dunking a biscuit into a cup of tea the biscuit becomes a litte soft and soggy. This taste delicious as the biscuit melts a little in your mouth and still leaves the wheaty sweet taste. Overall I think ASDA's rich tea biscuits taste great and are at a bargain price of 29p. Theres 30 - 35 biscuits in each pack so that works out that each biscuit is less than 1p. I prefer ASDA's brand of rich tea biscuits over mcvities as I prefer the taste of ASDA's brand and they are 3 times cheaper. I would highly recommend to any biscuit cruncher or dunker. The pack weighs a 300g and these biscuits are suitable for vegetarians. Each biscuit contains gluten, wheat and barley.

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      20.12.2011 10:55
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      A nice, cheap biccie once again from the Asda Smart Price range!

      When it comes to biscuits if I do buy them I always tend to go for really plain ones such as rich tea or digestives which is why when I spotted these in my local Asda store that I bought them and costing only 40p a packet they seemed like a good little bargain to me. The Packaging: The biscuits come in a white and bright green plastic wrapper and on the front of it we are told what they are and who they are by and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, are suitable for vegetarians and that they weigh 300g. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients and nutritional information and contact details for Asda are given. The Biscuits: Cream in colour with a slight shine to them the biscuits are large and round with little air holes in them and the words rich tea are engraved into each one. They have little fragrance to them at all and these are quick dunkers if thats what you wanna do with them as they arnt that strong as they arnt all that thick really. with a slight wheat taste and a gentle and natural sweetness to them these are simply lovely, crunchy and dry before dipping or slightly soggy if you do I these offer excellent value for money! Nutritional Information Per Biscuit: Energy: 35kcal Protein: 0.5g Carbohydrate: 5.5g of which sugars: 1.6g Fat: 1.2g of which saturates: 0.6g Fibre: 0.2g Sodium: 0.03g equivalent as salt: 0.1g Only available in Asda stores or from Asda.com

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        05.08.2011 16:18
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        cheap price cheap taste

        WRITTEN THE WRONG REVIEW IN THIS PRODUCT PLEASE DO NOT READ OR REVIEW, WILL UPDATE ASAP Asda stock a lot of branded items in their stores and also do an Asda version and then a cheaper asda version called smart price, my family and I are trying to come up with ways to save money and testing out certain cheaper products on out shopping list has saved up that little bit extra every week. We usually get either tetly, pg tips, asda's own brand, but we got these one week, and one week it will stay at. These are 80p in my Asda store for a box of 80 so that's 1p per tea bag and it really does taste that cheap too, I am not complaining at the price or availability but the taste is just unbareable. I don't like my tea overly strong so just about 50 seconds in the water and i'm done, If you do this with the smart price tea bags, it tastes vial wishy washy and slightly bitter making it not enjoyable or refreshing in the slightest, if you like it strong, you won't like this either, I tried again and left this in for roughly 2 minutes which i my opinion is a very long time to brew a cup of tea, the bitter taste only increased and leaves a bad taste in your mouth. We all agreed, that it wasn't necessary to swap our tea bags as were saving enough money already. I would however recommend this to anyone with no taste buds at all, i'm sure you'll enjoy it so much. Also university students who're living off a really tight budget, this is really worth it for you, might not be the best tea but it's saved you £1.50 approximately every week!

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        05.04.2010 22:23
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        WON'T GO BACK TO MCVITIES

        Asda Smart Price Rich Tea Biscuits *Product* Asda stores offer a wide range of branded food items as well as a few of their own ranges. Their most basic and cheap range is Smart Price. The product I will be reviewing is the Smart Price Rich Tea Biscuits. *Packaging* There are approx 40 biscuits housed in a film plastic packet which is fairly thin in thickness. As with most Smart Price products, the packaging is basic in order to keep costs down. The dooyoo picture shoes a red and white packet though this has been updated to white and green with black writing. The packet has the Asda logo, biscuit name as well as ingredients, allergy advice, storage instructions, nutritional information and contact details for Asda. *Biscuits* Asda state that these are rich tea, semi sweet biscuits. Rich tea biscuits are known to be good dunkers in tea. The biscuits are round and slightly smaller than McVities. They are relavitely thin and a golden brown in colour. The front of the biscuit has the words round rich tea biscuit imprinted and lots of little hole effects. The back of the biscuit has little T shapes. *Ingredients* wheat, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, partially inverted sugar, syrup, malt extract, raising agents, salt. Contains gluten, wheat and barley. *Storage* These biscuits must be stored in a cool, dry place and once opened, in an airtight container. *Nutritional Information* Each biscuits contains : 35kcal 05g protein 1.6g sugar 0.6g fat *Availability and Price* These are Asda specified biscuits and are available in the biscuit aisle and most likely on the bottom shelf! These come in a 300g packet at a cost of 25 little pennies! Comparisons Asda Smart Price Rich Tea 300g for 25p McVities Rich Tea 300g for 64p To me that extra 39p is better off in my pocket than McVities. *Contact Details* If you are not completely satisfied, return your product for a refund and exchange. www.asda.co.uk *My Opinion* I am currently sampling the cheaper end of the market in a bid to cut costs on my shopping when I leave college and am completely skint! I popped a pack of these and the digestives in my trolley and took them home for the taste test and I honestly can say I am impressed and I am unlikely to revert to the branded Rich Tea biscuits again! So 25p for roughly 40 biccies..so thats less than 1p per biscuit? The packaging is boring..no problem there as no one sees in my cupboard and I am no brand snob! Certain products I like branded but most you are simply paying for the fancy colours on the packets. I like the biscuits..they are compact and smell sweet. I like my rich teas with butter or butter and jam but these take lovely on their own as well. The biscuits are lovely and have a delightful crunch to them. The sweet aroma is not overbearing and these are perfect for a little pick me up. Ok the calories and sugar etc are a hit and a miss but we all need a treat and these are healthier than your average chocolate bar. Dunkability..sorry people, I am not a tea drinker and didn't fancy my chances of dunking this in my can of Diet Irn Bru. I simply could not taste any difference between these and the leading brands so you really have nothing to lose but 39p to gain..what are you waiting for? Thanks for reading

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          03.03.2010 11:50
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          Cheap and very cheerful biscuits

          My favourite kind of biscuits are the milk chocolate digestive and I don't usually eat any other kind but when I went on holiday recently for a short weekend away with my family, my aunt had some of these Asda Smart Price rich tea biscuits which I tried. Rich tea biscuits are quite similar to digestive biscuits but they're more plain and slightly harder so don't crumble everywhere and they have a sweet taste. They're the perfect biscuits for dunking in tea and other hot drinks. I found that as soon as I had one of them I couldn't help myself and kept taking one after the other! I was quite surprised to find that they were actually really nice and I thought they were of great quality and taste for a value product. The biscuits are a large round shape and they're quite thin and hard. They are plain tasting so they won't satisfy those people who love chocolate biscuits but I do think that these are very nice. Because they're plain, they can become quite dry when eating them by themselves which is why they're popular for dunking in your tea as this softens the biscuit and makes it more soggy. They do have a sweet taste so they're not completely tasteless but those with a very sweet both might find them a bit bland. Comparing these Smart Price ones that are only 25p to a McVitie's pack the same size which costs triple the amount, you might as well stick to the cheaper brand as there's nothing wrong with these at all. They're great tasting, soften when dunked and are brilliant value for money.

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            25.10.2009 22:58
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            A Delicious Rich Tea Biscuit At A Delicious Price!

            I am always on a mission to save a few pennies whilst still being able to treat myself to the things that I enjoy in life! These biscuits are a prime example of one of my cost savings! These biscuits cost 25p at present and you will receive about 15-16 biscuits for your money. Each biscuit contains around 35-40 calories and 1.5g of fat so these aren't too bad providing you stick to two or three with your tea rather than eating half the packet as I have sometimes been known to do! These biscuits taste just like more expensive branded rich tea biscuits and are a similar size and are also circle in shape. They have that distinctly almost cakey kind of flavour that only rich teas have and are quite sweet. These biscuits are great dunkers and providing you only leave them for just a couple of seconds they shouldn't break up in your tea although like with most biscuits this is definitely trial and error. If you get rid of the tacky Asda Smartprice packaging and place these in your biscuit jar nobody will be aware that these aren't the real deal, well, the kids certainly won't! These biscuits are fantastic value for money and I really see nothing wrong with them at all. These taste similar to the cheaper varieties offered by Tesco and Sainsburys and are available for a similar price so I usually just pick some up wherever I am. I wouldn't be able to taste any difference if I was blind tasted with these, I'm sure of it. I will be rating this product 5/5 as I can't find a single thing to fault about them, the taste is great, they dunk well and there is minimal breakages (in my experience at least). I would definitely recommend these products in place of your normal branded version.

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            24.07.2009 16:41
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            There just as good as the leading brand names, and taste just as good and are cheaper!

            Due to my lack of funds and the credit crunch, I try to opt for the cheap products lately and give them ago. However for many years now I have eaten 'Asda Smart Price Rich Tea Biscuits' and I love how nice they taste and how cheap they are! As I love them so much I have decided to write a review for them! The biscuits come in a typical asda smart price package, the rest as their other smart price products. However, the picture up there shows the biscuits to be red but they are now green on the packaging. On the package it has the asda smart price logo, and 'Rich Tea Biscuits' below the logo. The price of these biscuits are cheap as they are an asda own brand make, not a popular brand name. A pack of 300g biscuits costs me 25p which is good! They don't do any other size packets thought only this size. Because they are so cheap I always buy more than one at a time! The biscuits appearance is just the same as any other rich tea biscuits. When I opened the packet I was surprised to see how thick the biscuits are, as I though they might be quite thin and the top ten or so may be broken. But I never find any of the top biscuits broken which is a delight to me! The biscuits also have 'Rich Tea' writing across them. The taste of the biscuits is delicious. They have a lovely sweet taste to the biscuits, but not too sweet that they are sickly. I love dunking them in a cup of coffee, or simply eating them on there own! I do find these biscuits are morish, and I always want more, but I don't mind eating more as they are so cheap! Also once open the biscuits stay fresh for ages provided they are covered up, so I don't have to be in any rush to eat them! Overall I love these biscuits! I never buy the brand names again as I think these biscuits are just as good to them and they taste the same! They are perfect during this time of the credit crunch as they are also really cheap! Also asda so a load of another smart price biscuits, and I can honestly say I love all of them too!

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              14.07.2009 20:29
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              Ok for what they are

              Although I normally shop in Tesco's I happened to pop into Asda the other day whilst I was in town and took my time to look at what they had to offer. I decided to try one or two items from their Smart Price range. I have been very pleasantly surprised by the quality of some of the Tesco Value options and I wanted to know if Asda Smart Price was as good. As a diabetic I rarely buy nice biscuits to keep in the house as I know that I wouldn't be able to resist eating them and the result would not be good for my blood sugar. I do, however, keep some plain biscuits in the biscuit tin as I sometimes have a couple at bedtime if I feel a bit peckish so that I won't be troubled by low blood sugar during the night. I usually buy McVities Rich Tea but I decided on this occasion to try Asda Smart Price Rich Tea biscuits and see how they compared. The Price A pack containing 300g of biscuits cost me 25p as opposed to 50p for the same weight of McVities biscuits. The Packaging The packet is very plain with a bright green stripe (not red as the picture at the top of this category shows) along it and just the basic information as to the contents together with the Asda Smart Price logo. There is also the information that the biscuits are suitable for vegetarians and are cooked to an improved recipe. The Appearance I opened the packet of biscuits by tearing the little strip around the circumference of the packet. The first thing that I noticed was that the biscuits are quite thin compared to McVities. The biscuits are completely flat, and reminded me of the biscuits that you would eat with cheese except that they were pale in colour. The words 'Rich Tea' are written across the middle of each biscuit and the words 'Round' at the top and 'Biscuit' at the bottom. To be fair I am sure that I could have worked out that it was a round biscuit! LOL! The Taste Well the taste is fine but I have to say that they aren't as nice as McVities Rich Tea. The biscuits are quite hard and even when dunked in hot tea remained rather firmer that I would have expected or liked. Obviously they are quite dry as you would expect and aren't too sweet which is good for me. I will happily eat them but for preference I wouldn't buy them again although I might well try the Tesco value ones just in case they are any better. The Nutrition The nutritional values per biscuit which is about 7.5g are as follows: Calories 35 Protein 0.5g Carbohydrate 5.5g Of which sugars 1.6g Fat 1.2g Of which saturates 0.6g Fibre 0.2g Salt 0.1g In Conclusion Well as I said earlier they are pleasant enough and will get eaten with no problems, but for me I would rather pay the extra 25p and have McVities. I will, however, try Tesco Value Rich Tea just in case. As I have said in many of my recent reviews I have never been a snob when it comes to value for money so it doesn't bother me to have a bright green Asda Smart Price packet in my trolley so that has no bearing on whether I would buy this product again!

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                04.07.2009 17:21
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                Buy Tesco Value instead, or upshift to Asda's normal range.

                I usually buy Smart Price items whenever possible because in general the quality is indistinguishable from the normal Asda range and branded products. However, this is one of the few products I would suggest you don't downshift to. On their own, without tea, they're unbearable. Horribly dry and flavourless. But I thought I'd cut them some slack, as everyone knows Rich Tea biscuits are terrible naked anyway. So I dipped one in my tea, counted to four, and removed it. Strangely the biscuit was still hard. I had, through multiple experiments based on various brands of Rich Tea, come to the conclusion that with freshly made tea, four seconds is the optimal dipping time. So with these biscuits, throwing caution to the wind, I dipped them for slightly longer. Now they were soft enough, but still not quite right. The texture is too grainy, and they still taste dry, even when literally wet. And sadly, they're still flavourless. I'll finish the pack, but I won't be buying these again. I think in this case it's worth spending the extra twenty pence for non-smart price biccies. Or, if there's one near you, head over to Tesco instead, their Value Rich Tea are not bad at all.

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                  20.03.2009 18:41
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                  Save your pennies

                  Firstly, although Dooyoo have put 'Rice Tea' in the product listing, this is a review for Rich Tea biscuits, which is a.) what are shown in that picture up there, and b.) what the other review in this category is about. Just wanted to make that clear before I get accused of writing the review in the wrong place! Now, like many people at the moment I have been trying to save money on my food shopping. I'm not afraid to try budget brands, and in fact several years ago when I was in a stage of my life which I now refer to as 'on my arse' (meaning, 'couldn't get any lower') and I had to do my food shopping on £7 a week for both me and a dog, so as you can imagine, back then it was budget brands or starve. I don't buy a huge amount of biscuits, but when I do, chocolate chip cookies are my biscuit of choice. A pack of Maryland cookies costs 44p which whilst still reasonably cheap, can still be beaten by going for the budget brands. I've already tried a couple of varieties of biscuit from ASDA's smart price range and found them to be quite nice, so I recently bought a pack of their Rich Tea to try. The biscuits come in a white and green pack (the one above is the old packaging), and the most annoying thing with the packet is that it doesn't have one of those peely tabs on it to open it with. This led to me jabbing at it with a knife, which given how clumsy I am, isn't exactly the safest option! The biscuits look like any other Rich Tea biscuit to be honest. As far as appearance goes, there is nothing that would immediately make you think 'economy' whilst looking at these. They are a nice size and colour, and are imprinted with the words 'Round Rich Tea biscuits'. Now to me Rich Tea is quite a bland biscuit, but in a way that's why I like them...the reason I say that, is that I only eat two or three and my sweet tooth is satisfied, unlike cookies which I can sometimes demolish the whole pack in one go! When first biting into these I found them to be more crumbly than I would expect from a Rich Tea. The biscuits seemed quite dry and as they were so crumbly one bite would create a lot of crumbs. I did find, however, that once you started to chew you get the smooth, slightly buttery Rich Tea taste. Ironically these biscuits are not particularly rich, perhaps not as rich as I may expect, but they still have a nice sweetness to them. Saying that though, the taste is still very similar to the premium brands, and even if you're used to the more expensive biscuits, it doesn't take too long to get used to these, because if I'm honest the difference really is minimal. Nutritional Info (per biscuit): 36 calories 0.6g protein 5.7g carbs 1.2g fat Each pack is 300g and costs just 25p, and obviously are only available from ASDA. The same size pack of McVities Rich Tea will set you back 70p, which is nearly three times the price, so these really are a bargain. Overall I was really pleased with these. The texture is slightly more crumbly than the more expensive ones, but the taste wasn't too different overall, and I will definitely continue to buy them.

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