“ Brand: Asda / Type: Biscuits „
Having bought a few packets of biscuits at the same time from the Smart Price range from Asda I decided to give the chocolate chip cookies a go too. I love biscuits and I like to stock up with biscuits for my little grandchildren's treats and because my hubby eats so many for snacking.
The biscuits come in a plastic wrapper with the name clearly on the front and so can easily be spotted on a shelf. Very basic looking wrapper and no fancy design but that doesn't bother me at all as long as the biscuits taste nice that's all that matters to me. The wrapper only gets thrown in the bin when opening anyway so isn't an issue what it looks like in my opinion.
The biscuits are circular in shape and a good thickness being a cookie. They have a few chocolate chips in the biscuits and not a bad amount considering they are a cheaper brand. However they don't contain as many chips as a branded kind but that reflects the price of them.
They smell nice and haven't a nasty smell to them. They are a nice texture and crumbly and not rock hard. I find they do melt in the mouth while eating them and I can taste the chocolate chip flavour. They don't taste bland or disgusting or too sweet or a sickly taste. The chocolate chips and the biscuit work very well together to make a nice tasty biscuit which is packed with lots of flavour.
These biscuits my grandchildren can easily chew and swallow. The texture is crumbly so they don't have to keep on chewing them for a long time and have difficulty in swallowing them. They are also a nice size for them to comfortably hold in their hands and a nice sized biscuit for a little treat in between meals and a size which won't fill them up and ruin their main meal but large enough just to keep them going until dinner time without ruining their appetite.
There are 23 biscuits in the packet so a good amount for a shops own brand of biscuits. They cost just 40p for this amount in the pack so I think it is an excellent price and very good value for money. Simply cannot go wrong for 40p in my opinion. They are so affordable for any budget and a good buy if you have a lot of children or grandchildren who are wanting a nice tasty treat. The quality is really good too.
Per biscuits they contains 52 calories,2.4g of fat3.3g of sugar. I think the calorie content is a good one for anyone on a diet plan who may just want to eat a couple of these biscuits for a little treat. Don't think too many from your daily allowance.
I am pleased I bought these biscuits to try and I have saved some money buying them. I am not disappointed with the taste of them and have found them to be an enjoyable biscuit to eat when I have a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the evenings or afternoon and want a nice biscuit to dunk in my hot drink. They are nice for dunking but I don't dunk them in my hot drink for too long because they are a soft texture and land up in the bottom of my cup if I hold them inside the drink for too long, just like a lot of other brands of biscuits.
I recommend these biscuits if you are maybe wanting to drop a brand and try a different brand to save some money. I don't think you will be disappointed in the taste of these biscuits and certainly not the price. The price is so cheap to buy and can save a lot of money if you love a chocolate chip cookie biscuit. My hubby loves them as do my grandchildren and of course so do I quite a lot.
I will buy them again in the future because they give me all the taste I expect from a shops own brand of chocolate chip cookies.
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I give these biscuits 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I have a slight problem with biscuits in that if they are in my house I will devour them all within minutes. So because of this I try really hard not to buy them or have them in the house, or even walk down the biscuit aisle at the supermarket.
Unfortunatly I came home the other day to find one of my housemates had stocked up on biscuits - the asda smart price cookies being one of them.
I thought I would only have a couple, and they wont even be that nice so I wont want anymore anyway and then I will put them back in the cupboard and leave them alone. I was wrong. Anyway...to the review itself...
The packaging isnt too attractive, its the same with all the Asda Smartprice products - white with green lettering and the asda smart price logo (I do prefer the days when asda smartprice stuff had the red fox design on it). The cookies themselves are quite small, and resemble the Maryland Cookie (the more expensive alternative) just without as many chocolate chips. They are crunchy, and taste a lot better than I was expecting them to, infact to me they taste exactly the same as a Maryland Cookie, just without as much chocolate chips inside. The few chocolate chips that are in the cookies however are quite nice, and dont taste like the cheap powdery sub-chocolate you would expect from a smart price product.
So to summarise I would definitely recommend these cookies, they arent as bad as what you would expect them to be - infact they are actually quite nice and tasty! and for the cheap price tag you can't really go wrong. My only problem is because I am saving money by buying these, I justify it to myself that I can buy a couple more packs, as this would only come to the price of a branded pack of biscuits!
When I saw these in the biscuit aisle recently I threw some in to my basket without much thought and it wasn't until last night that I tried them out.
The biscuits are provided in a white and green plastic wrapping with the familiar Asda Smartprice logo and the relevant nutritional information as well as a picture of a teacup.
The cookies themselves are probably just under 2 inches and they don't appear to have many chocolate chips in them (when compared to more expensive brands) however these are lovely and crunchy whilst being crumbly at the same time and the chocolate chips are a welcome treat in each mouthful. The chocolate tastes very nice and not cheap at all (which is what I was expecting). There are 52 calories per cookie which is actually quite a lot considering the size of them and as they are so small it's easy enough to find yourself eating 4 or 5 without breaking for air (at least that's what I find!). I was quite pleased with the cookie overall and felt the taste was very good considering that they are just 32p for 200g (15-20 cookies).
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Chocolate Chips (6%) [Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins) , Flavouring], Whey Powder (from Milk), Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring .
I will be buying these again (unless Maryland ones go on half price again sometime soon!) and I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for something nice to snack on or dunk in your tea. They aren't as good as branded products but then the price is comparable to the quality of biscuit that you get and if anything I think that these are quite good value for money! I am rating these biscuits 4/5 as they are very nice and all I would change would be to add more chocolate chips (I wouldn't even mind a slight increase in cost for the pleasure!).
I'll get to the cookies in a couple of paragraphs, but I think the following is a helpful introduction:
I'm not sure who makes Asda's smart price of biscuits, but they're spot on, when compared to both big brands and far outstrip the value ranges of other super markets.
What's great is that the price is very low and more or uniform across the range, so hop down the aisle and you can pick up 3 packs of your fave basic biscuits for around £1. (Avoid the Jaffas though, although the choc-digestives are great.)
As for the cookies! I was genuinely impressed, every bit as good as Maryland ones but in a different way. They're a little more balanced, I think you're possibly getting a little more wheat and less fat. But the proportion of chips to cookie is quite pleasing, and with a price tag less than half of the branded opposition they're a no-brainer.
They come in a good quality thick-plastic wrapper ensuring crunchy freshness that you just wouldn't expect to see on a cheaper variety. Somebody at ASDA could be charging an extra 20p for these biscuits, no problem. But thankfully not. ASDA biscuit man, we love you.
I think this is a product I would buy in for other people rather than myself. I am not a huge cookie fan. Although I do love homemade MMmm.
So these cookies cost only 37p for a pack which is a real bargain.
They are down the biscuit isle in the usual white packaging with the logo. The cookie is a pale shade of brown and has lots of chocolate chips. I thought for the price they would stinge out on the chocolate and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of chocolate.
The biscuit is quite a soft biscuit. Soft to bite. The biscuit is very sugary which I LOVE.
Like any biscuit you know it's full of sugar and calories. So although they are addictive you need to know when to stop.
My brother will open a pack and eat one, then another, then another, before you know it the pack is empty, he is full and probably gained a lb in weight.
Obviously the taste is not the same as you would get paying for a higher price and quality product. But for budget shopping it is perfect.
You get you sugar fix at a low price.
I have tended to be a bit of a snob really when it comes to the Supermarkets' own 'value' ranges of products, and until the other day have never bought any of these products.
The other day though when doing my weekly shop in Asda I found myself in the biscuit aisle, and decided that 34p wasn't much to risk for a packet of Asda Smartprice Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was with my husband, and he was also up for giving them a try out to see what the difference really was between them and the 'premium' brands.
OK, so the packaging is not inviting and does not tempt you to buy these, but at the end of the day all my biccies go into a tight canister anyway so no-one was going to see the wrapping once they were opened.
The conclusion that I have come to is that these biscuits are really not bad at all. They taste nice - but I am pretty sure that there are way less chocolate chips in there than in the better brands. Out of the biscuits I ate the chocolate chips were really small and most of the biscuit was 'biscuit mixture'. I guess this is what helps to keep the costs down. But these biscuits are really cheap and despite the downside they taste quite good and are perfectly adequate for your daily accompaniment to a cuppa.
OK - so you may not want to dish these out if you have visitors round (if you want to impress!), but these biscuits will satisfy your desire for a cookie and a few packets thrown into your shopping trolley will not break the bank either!
I often search for a healthier biscuit alternative when shopping such as Go Ahead or some form of cereal bar but whilst in Asda last week I decided to stock up my biscuit tin by buying a variety of their SmartPrice biscuits.
On the list was a 200g packet of their chocolate chip cookies for just 34p. I actually compared the size to a pack of Maryland cookies which were 89p and found that their packs were only 150g.
Upon getting them home the plain packaging isn't really as attractive as other more established brands with a white package and the usual green writing on it associated with Smartprice products but I honestly couldn't tell the difference between these and any other cookie I've had in the past.
In the current environment where food prices are soaring it's great that such a cheap alternative exsists and whilst I am sometimes wary of a supermarket's home brand I have definately not regretted taking a chance on Asda's.
The cookies are a standard size circle shape with a few chocolate chips. They have a nice, smooth chocolatey taste when you eat them and go down great with a glass of milk!
I'd really reccomend checking out these and other Smartprice biscuits if you're trying to cut back on your shopping bill. They have most of the common biscuits rarely going over 40p for a packet. I bought 4 different packets of biscuits and spent less than £1 on them where I would've spent an extra £1.45 if I had gone for even the cheapest big name alternatives.
I normally buy Maryland chocolate chip cookies, but when I was in Asda recently, I decided to try their smartprice chocolate chip cookies as they are a lot cheaper, and I'm trying to save money at the moment.
These come in a plain white pack, with the product name written in green. The packaging is very basic, but that is one of the reasons they are so cheap - you do not have to pay for the fancy wrapping. The actual plastic of the pack is quite strong, and durable, and hasn't fallen apart even though I am near to the end of the pack.
~What I thought~
Removing a cookie from the pack, the first thing I noticed, was the lack of chocolate chips. There were perhaps three or four visible chocolate chips, a lot less than the Maryland cookies I tend to buy. Otherwise though, the cookies look quite pleasant.
On first bite, I noticed that they were a lot harder than I'm used to. I prefer cookies to be a bit soft, but these were quite hard and crunchy. Also you can really taste the sugar in the biscuit, which I wasn't keen on, because I hate the taste of raw sugar. The sugariness reminded me of those shortbread biscuits you get which have a layer of sugar on the top of them - a bit too sweet for my tastes.
The chocolate chips themselves are nice, and they melt in the mouth, but I found them to be so few and far between that you could barely taste them. The more of these cookies I have eaten though, the more I like them. I feel that having stuck to one brand for so long, it has just taken me a while to get accustomed to a different flavour.
These cost just 31p for a 200g pack from Asda. In comparison, Maryland cookies cost 78p for 150g, so price-wise, they are a lot cheaper.
These were OK, and I would buy them again if I was short of cash or on a budget, but I don't think I would buy them on a regular basis. There weren't many chocolate chips per biscuit, and I found the actual biscuit part a bit too sugary for my taste.
After a bad experience with value cookies from another famous supermarket, I was reluctant to try the cookies that ASDA had to offer. I wouldn't say I was a regular user of value items as they can often disappoint, but there are some gems out there that I will fire into my shopping basket, and ASDA cookies certainly fall into that category.
Let's get real here, these are not the best cookies on the market, and at that price, we wouldn't expect them to be. What they are is a perfectly tasty tea time treat at a low price.
The cookies come in the normal value item plain packaging, but don't let this put you off. When the cookies are examined they display a good dispersal of choc chips, well mixed into the biscuit, and a more that generous quota of chips per cookie.
The texture of the cookies is fantastic, nice and crunchy, a real fresh feel. The taste is also agreeable, the mix of chocolate and biscuit is nicely balanced, and the chocolate doesn't have that 'cheap' taste that biscuits at the bottom end of the price ladder can often have.
I'd recommend these cookies as biscuit barrel filler. Great with a cup of tea or coffee.