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I love dipping different types of chocolate biscuits into my cup of hot chocolate in the evening, it's my bit of indulgent instead of a glass of wine so the biscuit has to be yummy. Usually you would think you'd have to spend more on a nice tasty biscuit but this isn't the case. I love Asda's Smartprice chocolate digestives. --- Packaging --- The biscuits come in the traditional white and green packaging of all Smartprice products. The packaging has a little tab near the top of the packaging that can be pulled to open the packet. The packet tells us all the normal information, contents and nutritional information. --- A yummy biscuit --- These biscuits are sweetmeal digestives half coated in milk chocolate, so the packaging states. I'm not sure where they get the half coated in milk chocolate from as it is mostly digestive biscuit with a cover of milk chocolate, not the half and half as the packaging suggests. The biscuit is circular, the bottom is a lovely golden brown colour, and the chocolaty top looks a scrumptious brown colour with a sort of glossy finish to it. The chocolate has a nice effect to it with stripes running along it, the biscuit bottom has sweetmeal digestive biscuit engraved. The taste of these biscuits are very nice, the chocolate does taste quite milky and sweet, but with only being a thin layer, it is just the right amount for the amount of biscuit. The digestive part of the biscuit tastes a lot like Smartprice digestive biscuits with a wholemeal taste, it is very crunchy. Like I said at the start of this review, I indulge in these with a cup of hot chocolate so only have a couple at a time. Dipping them into the cup softens the digestive, and starts to melt the chocolate. Although after 3 biscuits I don't think I could stomach anymore as they do start to taste a little sickly, which is always good as with some biscuits I can sit through quite a few in one time. These contain 62 calories and 2.9g of fat per individual biscuit. So it's good that they do turn quite sickly after a couple as they are quite fattening. At 39p for a pack of roughly 18 milk chocolate digestives, I think these are amazing value for money!
I decided to buy these biscuits yesterday for the first time; I was a bit hesitant, as I thought the actual biscuit may be a bit bland, but I was pleasantly surprised... Priced at just 27p for a 300g pack, the biscuits display the familiar green and white "smart price" packaging. The pack doesnt have that supposedly easy open seal (the bit of plastic ribbon that you pull and that opens the biscuits halfway down the packet!), but they were still very easy to open, and I didnt rip the packet or break any biscuits (as I usually do with packs of biscuits...opening them is not a great skill of mine!). The biscuits themselves look ok...slightly more orange than I am used to, and smaller than mcvities (but not by much), and the chocolate layer is ever so slightly thinner than branded biscuits, but the taste is lovely; nice sweet biscuit (but not too sweet), lovely and crumbly with a subtle taste of chocolate that doesnt overpower the taste of the actual biscuit. A nice balance I would say, although not for chocoholics as the choc layer isnt very thick, as I mentioned previously. These biscuits are definitely worth buying, and have gone down very nicely with me and my hot cup of tea :)
Whenever we have guests come to the flat it's very rare that this reject a cuppa tea and biscuit. So we need to make sure we have a stock of lovely tasty biscuits in the flat for those unexpected guests. And when we get family over we really do tend to get the whole family. So buying a quality buicuit is essential, but the main worry for me is the price. With money being so tight all the time we really do have to watch every penny. After previously purchasing the Sainsbury basics chocolate digestives, I thought as I was going an Adsa online order I may as well try the Asda own brand smart price chocolate digestives. These are priced at 33p for a 300g packet, and can be found usually on the bottom shelf down the biscuit aisle in your local store, or if you're like me and prefer the no hassle shopping of the online world them you can just type it in the search bar and it'll come up on screen. They are a very tasty biscuit which doesn't crumble and ruin a decent cuppa tea when dunked. The milk chocolate is nice and thickly covering the top of the digestive. It's got that rich creamy satisfying chocolate taste which will melt away in your mouth. I think it tastes great once dunked as it becomes melted chocolate and lovely and warm. The digestive tastes very much like the leading brand, some other supermarket brands and unknown bands I have found just taste very salty. But these taste nice. The combination of the digestive and chocolate is heavenly and will compliment your tea perfectly. Overall at the low price of 33p you can't go wrong. At this price you can easily afford to keep a few packets in the cupboard for those unexpected guess that enjoy a cuppa and biscuit to dunk.
Asda Smartprice Milk Chocolate Digestive Description; Biscuits For those who may have read my earlier reviews (thank you so much, I really do appreciate all reads, rates and comments!), let tell you about my feelings on the supermarkets no frills ranges which are becoming more and more common and expanding all the time. I really like the fact that I can save money by not paying for fancy packaging which just goes in the bin anyway and have become a bit of a convert to this fab way of saving money. I have tried quite a lot of different things from the Asda Smart Price range and for the most part, have been really pleased by the quality. Of course there have been a few which have been a bit of a let down, but these are in the minority, and I generally find that cheap and nasty looking packaging doesn't mean cheap and nasty goods. Now recently, I have been trying to be healthy and lose the few extra pounds which I managed to gain over the festive season. Having said that, there are times when you just need a treat and there is something solidly reassuring about a chocolate digestive biscuit. Unfortunately, the challenge lies in being able to restrict yourself to just eating one or two because these biscuits are rather morish! (and as each biscuit contains 81 calories and 3.8g of fat, you don't want to eat too many) I picked up a 300g packet of these biscuits for just £0.39 in my local Asda recently which is less than half the price of some of the competing brands. Like all items in the Asda Smartprice range, they come in plain white and green packaging. On first glance, the biscuits are a little smaller than the main brands but don't be put off by this as they are extremely tasty. There is just the right ratio of biscuit to chocolate and they are sweet without being too sweet. The biscuit base is savoury and delicious and the milk chocolate topping is creamy and tasty. The biscuits are slightly crunchy and go extremely well with tea, coffee or hot chocolate. If you are a fan of chocolate digestives then these are certainly worth trying. They are a little bit smaller than some brands and perhaps don't have quite as much chocolate, but they are extremely tasty and at the price, a definite bargain too!
My children like to have packed lunch for school. This can work out quite expensive when buying branded goods such as Cadbury. Therefore I picked up these smart price milk chocolate digestive biscuits up in asdas the other month. The packaging The outer packaging of the biscuits is very typical in smart price design. the main colour of the outer packaging is white with green writing and a green line through the front of the packet. The packaging certainly will not jump out at you screaming pick me from the supermarket shelves. But at the end of the day you don't eat the packaging. So I would say ignore the boring packaging and give them a try as the taste of the biscuit speaks for themselves. On the back of the packaging, is all relevant information you need to make decisions regarding your dietary needs. All ingredients. Allergy advice, and nutritional values are listed clearly and efficiently. There is also a web site that you can contact if you have any further queries on the product. The biscuits inside are individually packaged in a white plastic covering. There is no logo or nutritional value information on the individually wrapped biscuits. I like the fact that the individual biscuits are just wrapped in a plain white package. As kids can be cruel and may tease if you have smart price biscuits instead of branded. The taste The biscuits themselves are very substantial as a snack and indeed quite filling. They are quite crunchy and the digestive inside is very crumbly and quite delicious. The thick chocolate coating does not taste like cheap chocolate. Infact I would go as far as to say that it tastes just as good as any leading branded chocolate. One criticism would be that sometimes the biscuits can make you cough slightly as the digestive becomes very crumbly and particles of the digestive can aggravate the throat. However I keep the biscuits in the fridge so they are hard. Maybe if you kept the biscuits in the cupboard then this would combat the problem. The cost The cost is quite unbelievable when comparing them to leading branded chocolate biscuits. The price for 20 of the smart price chocolate digestives are under £1.30. I find this excellent value for money. And the best thing about it is you are not sacrificing the taste for the cheap cost because they are of a good quality. General Overview Basically these chocolate digestive biscuits are ideal for packed lunches and picnics. They are exactly as described on the packaging. No more no less. I wouldn't recommend these biscuits if you are looking to have an indulgent treat or indeed if you are out to impress's a visitor. But as far as milk chocolate biscuits go these are up there with the best. Give them a try you wont be disappointed. Nutritional value energy per biscuit 96 kcal. protein per biscuit 1.3g carbohydrate per biscuit 11.7g of which sugars per biscuit 5.9g allergy advice contains gluten, milk, wheat and soy may contain traces of nuts or seeds.
I am a biscuit lover, especially one to dunk in a nice cup of tea. Unfortunately my waistline shows it too! When doing my weekly shop in Asda, I decide to give the smart price range of biscuits a try. Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Milk Chocolate (23%) [Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Vegetarian Whey Powder (from Milk), Milk Fat , Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin's)] , Vegetable Oil , Sugar , Whole meal Flour , Glucose Syrup , Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Carbonate) , Salt , Vegetarian Whey Powder Nutritional Information: Typical values Per 100g Per biscuit Energy 2058kJ 259kJ 491kcal 62kcal Protein 7g 0.9g Carbohydrate 64g 8g of which sugars 24g 3.0g Fat 23g 2.9g of which saturates 12g 1.5g Fibre 3.0g 0.4g Sodium 0.47g 0.06g equivalent as salt 1.2g 0.2g My opinion: This biscuits are delicious and in my opinion are just as nice as other much more expensive brands, to be honest, I cant really tell the difference apart from more expensive ones may be a little crunchier. (It may be a different story if I had both biscuits together.) They look exactly the same, the biscuit tastes the same and the chocolate is nice quality and very nice tasting. I think that these biscuits are defiantly worth a try and at only 33p a pack, its not exactly breaking the bank, if you are not a fan! Cost: These biscuits are only 330 for a 300g pack, and compared to the price of Mc Vities biscuits which are £1.29 for a 300g pack, I would say that these biscuits are very good value.
I have an Asda around a ten minute walk away from me now so there really is no excuse for not having lots of lovely snacks and food stuffs in the house when guests drop by. I like to always ensure that the biscuit jar is kept well stocked with biscuits and cake bars. When I was browsing Asda recently I saw these 'Basics' Smartprice Milk Chocolate Digestives for just 32p and just had to try a packet. The biscuits come wrapped in a white & green cellophane and it's a long cylindrical shaped roll of biscuits. The packaging is cheap and thin and not very good at protecting the biscuits. As soon as I got mine home I just opened up the packaging and poured the whole roll in to the biscuit jar. I don't mind cheap packaging if it helps me to save some money. These digestives are made from wheat flour & covered with milk chocolate. They contain milk, wheat gluten & soya so should be avoided if you are intolerant to any of these things. Each biscuit is fairly small, less than palm shaped, and is the ideal size for being snapped in two and dunked in to a nice, hot cup of tea. The biscuit soaks up the tea for a good few seconds and is quite strong in the 'dunk test'. The milk chocolate melts and the whole biscuit becomes all soggy and deliciously warm. The biscuits are lovely and crunchy and the milk chocolate topping is delicious, these really don' t taste cheap at all. There really isn't anything fancy about these biscuits but with 300g selling for 33p I'm not complaining. Each biscuit contains 81 calories & 3.8g of fat so these should be enjoyed in moderation and this version is not only pennies cheaper than the Sainsburys one but it is also lower in fat & slightly lower in calories. I have offered these to friends and family recently and had no complaints at all. A free biscuit is a free biscuit hey! I love these biscuits and will be purchasing them again. The price was absolutely fantastic and the taste is delicious. They are ideal laid out at tea breaks and will be eaten in no time at all. I am going to rate these biscuits 5/5 as I think they are great!!
When we did our online shop at Asda 2 weeks ago my mum brought a load of their Smart Price items to try and that included a few packets of their biscuits. We haven't been mega pleased with any of them so it was no surprise to find a packet of their Milk Chocolate Digestives in the cupboard the other day where they've sat unnoticed while we brought better biscuits. Anyways, last night there wasn't a biscuit in the house and I had big time cravings so I got these out. Even to save nearly £1.00 on a packet of Mcvities these aren't worth it because they taste cheap and nasty, have got a horrible texture and the chocolate on them is disgusting. I had 1 biscuit and put them back because that biscuit did away with my craving completely and not in a good way but because it put me right off any biscuits it was that bad. The biscuit is softer than Mcvities and doesn't crumble like a digestive should. It's got a proper weird taste that I reckon is wheaty but it tastes like it's been cooked for too long and has got a bit of a burnt flavour that lingered in my mouth for ages. The chocolate is that thin that it might as well not be there but it's got a strong taste that takes over the whole biscuit, that would be a good thing if it didn't taste like the cheapo chocolate topping you get on foreign cakes in the pound shop. It's hard as well and even when I dipped it in a coffee the chocolate didn't hardly melt at all and just sort of sat there on the manky biscuit while that went soggy and slimy in the coffee. I only knew it was milk chocolate because Asda told me that on the packet because it doesn't really taste like chocolate at all and I cant put across strong enough just how bad it is. I can't see why anyone buys these because myself I'd rather go without biscuits than eat these because they taste awful. I know people are trying to save money at the minute but makes savings in other places and at least buy a packet of biscuits that's edible and won't end up being wasted because they are so crap!
The other day my mum was calling by for a chat, as they were back home in the UK for just 4 days - a flying visit. On the way she rang and asked me if I wanted anything picking up from Asda, so I requested bread, milk and digestive biscuits. She arrived with an armful of various biscuits and crisps and the requested milk and bread. Her choice of Asda Smartprice Milk Chocolate Digestives threw me a bit, not becasue they were cheap but because it is very unlike her. Anyway ..... A 300g pack currently costs 31p at Asda. I did think they might be a bit rubbish but was actually very impressed. The chocolate topping is gorgeous melt in the mouth chocolate and the base is perfectly biscuity, not too soft and not to hard, it has a great crumbly consistency. I enjoyed these just as much as leading brands and more expensive alternatives. Each biscuit contains 83 calories and 3.9g of fat (of which 2.0g are saturates). I have found that just two of these biscuits will satisfy my craving and is enough to dunk to get me through a cup of tea. I love the way the chocolate melts into the hot tea leaving a small amount of melted chocolate at the bottom of the mug. These can also be used in baking - i.e cheesecake base! Overall, I am very very impressed with this product and although I do not regularly buy biscuits (they are too tempting and I always give into temptation) I would definitely buy these again. They are just as good as alternative brands - however I do not know how they compare calorie and fat content wise to other brands.
**Asda Smart Price Chocolate Digestive Biscuits** Asda, like many other major supermarkets, carry their own 'basic' range of goods. Simply packaged, value for money groceries, household and beauty products, aimed at the budget conscious shopper. In these days of the 'credit crunch', more and more shoppers are looking to save a few pennies on their grocery bills and with this in mind, I purchased a packet of Asda's Smart Price half coated chocolate digestive biscuits to try. Asda Smart Price products come in a fairly plain wrapper, white with green. These biscuits are wrapped in a plastic cover, which is, I must admit a little tricky to open. A pull tag would make life much easier, as I ended up breaking the first three biscuits in my cack handed endeavours to open the packaging...sadly I had to eat those myself, what a shame!!!! **The product, taste, texture and appearance** A digestive biscuit half coated with milk chocolate. The biscuit is a circular shape with the words 'sweetmeal, digestive biscuit' printed on the base. The chocolate is thinly coated and is fairly glossy with a ripple textured finish. The biscuits are very crisp with a distinctly wheat flavour, the chocolate is so thin that it is hard to discern any particular taste other than sweetness! The chocolate is not unpleasant, just sparse! The biscuits do carry a very chocolately aroma which is extremely pleasant. The biscuits are ideal for family use and make a great everyday biscuit. **Price, weight and ingredients** At 28p for a large 300g packet containing approximately 22 biscuits, these will not break the bank, they are in no way comparable to some well known brand name chocolate biscuits and at a third of the price of the big name products, it would be most unfair to compare them! What you are getting is a perfectly acceptable, pleasant biscuit that is what it says it is 'Smart Price'! No chocolate biscuit is going to earn a healthy eating label and with 2.9 g of fat per biscuit, Asda's chocolate digestives are certainly in the high fat category, especially as they are on the small side at 5.5 cm diameter. I won't bore readers with a long list of ingredients, but suffice to say the biscuits are suitable for vegetarians, contain wheat, milk and sugar products and although the recipe does not contain nuts, the factory of manufacture does produce foods containing nuts, so nut and gluten allergy sufferers, beware! **Other info** Asda is part of the 'WalMart' group, and has stores across the UK. They can be contacted by phone, post or online. Postal address: Asda Stores Limited Leeds LS11 5AD Phone 0845 300 111 Web www.asda.com **Conclusion** It is worth giving these biscuits a try, they are NOT 'McVities Homewheat' and do not pretend to be anything other than an economy biscuit, but in the light of recent price rises, Smart Price products are definitely on my shopping list!. Asda offer a full money back guarantee under their 'Try me, Love me' slogan, should you be disappointed with any of their products, they will refund your purchase price. Thanks for reading! © brittle1906 March 2009 Review first published on www.ciao.co.uk
I do love a choccy biscuit of an evening with my Horlicks so when I saw these today in Asda I decided to give them a whirl. Not actually because I'm skint but because at the moment I'm really trying to curb my excesses and and enjoying comparing 'cheap' alternatives to my usual choices. So far I have found that 'Basic, Value and Smartprice' products (such as these) are usually massively cheaper than brand makes however as a rule not better or even as good as but I keep trying them out hoping to strike gold! For me it makes sense to buy a cheaper packet of biscuits as I'm such a pig they're gone in 5 minutes anyway! lol. The Packaging.... Long white 'tube' shaped plastic packaging with the biscuits lined up in single file inside it. In bright green and white writing with some bands of green colour on there I'm told they are Asda 'Smart Price' Milk Chocolate Digestives, that they are 300g in weight, that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and that they are suitable for vegetarians. The best before date is also stamped on in black ink and I was impressed that these will stay fresh for a year in my case (unopened and stored correctly of course). On the back of the packet I'm told they are Sweetmeal Digestive Biscuits half coated in milk chocolate, ingredients and allergy advice are given along with storage details, nutritional information, size is again stated, contact details and a refund guarantee (if not entirely satisfied with the product) are given and finally there is bar-code on there. Cheap packaging, yep. It screams cheap and if your looking for this particular product I'm reviewing here you'll have no problem finding it if stocked in your local store. However I am aware that it's quality that counts! The Biscuits.... 18 of them. Yes I counted before I scoffed the lot because I wanted to know how many calories I consumed in a few minutes flat (1548 calories if your at all interested lol!). So the biscuit as you'd expect is round in shape. On the top there is a fairly thin but equal layer of milk chocolate which is slightly rippled. It really isn't thick but it isn't patchy either and is glossy, looking a bit crispy rather than set into the base. The bottom of the biscuit is a light golden brown colour Sweetmeal Digestive Biscuits engraved into it with a few small holes which I assume are there for decoration. Asda say this is half coated in chocolate. It is, meaning it is coated one side but it isn't half chocolate and half the sweetmeal base as you get far more biscuit than chocolate and that chocolate doesn't smell as soon as you open the packet up either. No, you actually have to sniff the biscuit up close and personal and when you do you really can smell a perfectly pleasant sweet choccy aroma. I can fit the whole biscuit in my mouth comfortably lol. That means that I either have a huge gob or this really is quite a small biscuit?! Try them and decide for yourself! Taste wise the base is rather crunchy, sweet and very much like wholemeal biscuits in general with a slight chewiness to it. It tastes good. However the chocolate destroys these biscuits by being incredibly cheap and must be cheap chocolate on top of cheap ingredients. The first couple of biscuits you sit there thinking yum I can't believe these are only 27p a packet but the more you eat the sicklier they become. The chocolate is thankfully a thin layer and any thicker and sweeter I would have puked for sure. However the biscuit base is nice enough and does take the overall sweetness off slightly. Overall.... Dip them in hot drinks they soften without breaking (if your careful) and the chocolate does melt really nicely! They don't look economy biscuits and if you have visitors and give them a couple to eat they may not clock on your giving the economy biccies but the more you eat the more you notice these doesn't reek of quality. However if you really do like overpoweringly, sickly sweet biscuits than fabulous and if your kids eat you out of house and home these are worth shoving in a biscuit tin and disposing of the wrapper to see if you can 'get away with it' lol. They're ok and really not vile but me, I'd rather put another quid to it and get some real nice quality biscuits to enjoy or go without! Nutritional Information....Per Biscuit.... Energy 81kcal Protein 1.2g Carbohydrate 10.6g of which is sugars 4.1g Fat 3.8g of which is saturates 2.0g Fibre 0.5g Sodium 0.07g equivalent as salt 0.2g Only available in Asda at 27p!
I have recently become a massive fan of Asda smart-price chocolate digestives, in fact they are almost better than the McVities ones! And at 27p you can buy four times as many packets of the Smart Price biscuits! The biscuits themselves are quite thick with a reasonable layer of chocolate on them. The chocolate is a standard milk chocolate, which isn't as creamy as some brands but it's dunkable nontheless! The biscuit is just how I like it! Thick, and doesn't completely melt as soon as you dunk it or eat it, but crumbles nicely when you bite into it. They aren't as dry as many value brand biscuits, and they're also less malty than the McVities which is great for me as I find the malty-ness of the McVities biscuits gives me a dry throat as the biscuit sticks to my throat! Considering the price these biscuits definitely do not taste like cardboard, like their rich tea counterpart!
Asda Smart Price Chocolate Digestives - the clue is in the title! Smart Price - you get what you pay for as they say. The Smart Price range is Asda's 'economy' range of items, and they most definately are for those on a budget, starting at only around 9p, with these particular biscuits coming in a 27p. When you compare that to some of the other more famous brands of digestives, you can see why many people would choose these. So, the 'no frills' idea comes into play straight away - even the packaging is as plain as possible, in cheap white material, bearing the green Smart Price logo. They certainly don't jump off the shelf at you. However, you shouldnt judge a book by it's cover, and the actual biscuits themselves to make up a little for the packaging. They have a nice oaty taste, and a generous covering of chocolate, although not quite as thick as some of the pricier brands. You get about 2 dozen in a pack, and are very moreish - I'm sure I could probably finish a packet in one sitting! The only problem I've found with the biscuits themselves are they do tend to feel a little 'soggy' and do tend to go soft faster than other biscuits. Overall, a good choice for the price, a nice enough tasting biscuit, and definately worth it for the value factor anyway!
Asda's 'Smart Price' range is like a Godsend. I used to look down at people who bought these cheap products as a child as I obviously didn't understand the need to save money and such but I now fully appreciate the supermarket's own brand. Their biscuit barrel fillers are one of my favourite products. I do admit however that the biscuits do taste rather flat and lack that taste that makes the more expensive brands so worth while indulging in but the size of the packet rivals them easily and in many cases for the actual price you get a lot more than you would from a Mcvities or any such other company product. The chocolate digestives are no exception. Priced at about 32p the pack is about the same size as a Mcvities one but costs about 70p less. Just to compare briefly the Asda range is 300g whilst a Mcvities Caramel Digestives Pack at the same weight would in fact cost you over 1.00 more! The packaging is the usual white and green Smart Price design so not really attractive from the outside but very tasty within. Before I go any further here's the boring ingredients information and such: Ingredients: The Chocolate - Wheat Flour, Milk Chocolate [23%], [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Milk Fat, Vegetarian Whey Powder, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins)]. The Base - Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wholemeal Flour, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents [Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Carbonates] Salt, Vegetarian Whey Powder The nutrition values suggest that perhaps this isn't really a healthy alternative but I deem the biscuits as more than good enough for a one off treat every so often. The biscuits thenmselves are roughly the size of a normal chocolate digestive and have a wholemeal base like a typical digestive with the top half coated in chocolate. The taste as I previously mentioned does lack a strong hint of chocolate - especially compared to the bigger brands but is still delightful to indulge in and great to dip in your tea without any 'casualties' so to speak. I find myself continuously impressed with Asda's Smart Price range and whilst the idea of a cheap biscuit may seem tasteless and uninviting to a lot of people, I'd persuade you to give them a try and then we can all go skipping down the street doing that 'Asda Price' jingle from the adverts. I'd also like to say that the product may contain traces of nuts or/and seeds and also Gluten, milk, wheat and soya.
Asda Smart Price Milk Chocolate Digestive biscuits: I was looking for some digestive biscuits when I saw these on the biscuit aisle at my local asda. They are cheap at only 27p so I bought them, mainly for the kids. So for just 27p I got 300g worth of biscuits, appox 20 in the packet. The packaging is plain white and green with the Smart-Price logo on the front. The basic contents : Fat is 2.9g and Sodium is 0.2g per Biscuit. They taste OK, nothing special, with a thin layer of chocolate on the top. On the underneath are the words "Sweetmeal Digestive Biscuits" The biscuit is quite a lot thinner than other well known brands. They seem claggy and dry too, ok to have with a coffee though. The chocolate doesnt taste very chocolaty, and the base is a bit hard and crunchyI had a few burnt ones. I am not a great lover of these digestives, but they will do for the kids, when they come home from school, and they want a quick snack before tea. At 27p you cant really moan.