“ Type: Biscuits „
I first discovered these little rectangles of chocolate and biscuit loveliness a while ago when I spotted them on milkandmore.co.uk at a very reasonable £1. Realising that I had guests the following day who would expect a biscuit with their tea, I ordered them and that was the beginning of a beautiful love story between Bahlsen's Choco Leibniz and I!
These biscuits come in a cardboard box with a plastic inner tray which holds 9 of the biscuits. This tray is also sealed in a plastic wrapper to ensure that the product reaches you in the freshest possible condition. The biscuits are arranged in the tray with 3 sections of 3 biscuits and so the biscuits are held nicely in place in transit, which prevents them breaking in transit.
The biscuits themselves consist of a rectangular butter biscuit, which is a lovely golden brown colour. This delightful biscuit is the embedded in a slightly larger slab of delicious milk chocolate, which makes the top of the biscuit. There is branding on either side of the biscuit/chocolate with the chocolate side being embossed with a Choco Leibniz Bahlsen logo - this makes the biscuit seem more of a luxury product with a professional finish.
And the taste - well as you would expect, the taste is divine! A perfect blend of creamy milk chocolate and a crunchy buttery biscuit. The chocolate is what hits your taste buds first, followed by the sweetness of the biscuit. The biscuit layer is thicker than the chocolate layer, but because the chocolate is a wider layer than the biscuit, it really is perfectly balanced. It is so difficult to just eat one that the calorie information on the packet is based on 2 biscuits! For information these little wonders contain 142 calories per 2 biscuits, so quite a calorific treat, but everything in moderation I say and these are so worth it!
These have a long shelf-life with the best before date on my packet being 9 months away. Of course it is unlikely that the packet will hang around that long in my house, but it is useful to know if you like to stock up and have these in the cupboard just in case (yeah right!).
Choco Leibniz are often on offer and so I have never paid more than £1 for a packet of 9 biscuits (125g), however at the time of writing these are available from Sainsburys for £1.65 or Milk and More for £1.00. They also do a plain chocolate variety if you are not a milk chocolate fan.
Ingredients: Sugar, wheat flour, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, butter, whey powder, clarified butter, glucose syrup, lactose, emulsifier: lecithins (soya), raising agents: sodium bicarbonate and disodium diphosphate, whole milk powder, salt, acidulant: citric acid, flavouring, powdered egg yolk.
These biscuits cost around £1.50 however they are usually on special offer at around £1.
The packaging is very sturdy and one of the best out of all the biscuits out there. Once the seal is torn open, a small tray is inside, wrapped in cellophane, with 3 sections, containing 3 biscuits, so 9 in total.
I won't go into calories because I believe the whole calorie thing is a joke. They are biscuits, a treat, these are not very healthy.
The biscuits feel quite light in the hand and the bottom layer is a biscuit. The top is covered in chocolate which borders the whole biscuit and makes it very nice to eat the border as it kind of falls away easy from the biscuit.
The chocolate is surprisingly excellent, not too sweet. The biscuit part is average, as it tastes kind of like the cheap tea finger biscuits you can buy, and its texture is airy and light.
Overall, these are very, very good biscuits. I personally would prefer a better quality or texture of the biscuit part.
PRICE: £1 for a 125g pack at my local Sainsbury's
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per biscuit):-
(of which sugars): 5.5g
(of which saturates): 2.3g
Sugar, wheat flour, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, butter, whey powder, butter oil, glucose syrup, lactose, soya lecithin, sodium bicarbonate, disodium diphosphate, whole milk powder, salt, citric acid, powdered egg yolk, flavours & flavourings
NO DIETARY/ALLERGY ADVICE PRINTED ON PACK
My earliest memory of Bahlsen products appearing on our supermarket shelves was when we first entered the EEC. Amongst the circle of friends I had plus my work colleagues at the time, anything made by Bahlsen was considered to be true luxury, and we scoffed ourselves silly on mountains of biscuits which had newly arrived from Germany.
Despite me being impressed with Bahlsen's fayre, I've only ever bought their chocolate, cakes, biscuits etc. as a once in a blue moon treat. Yesterday whilst shopping in Sainsbury's, I saw that Bahlsen Choco Leibniz (milk) were on offer for £1 per pack, so of course how could I resist them?
Bahlsen Choco Leibniz biscuits come in a rectangular shallow pack which is different shades of blue. An image of a couple of the biscuits with some chocolate cubes is shown on the front of the pack, as is the standard Bahlsen logo, and the sides of the pack show nutritional information, ingredients and the company's contact details. Some of the information is written in what looks like a middle-Eastern language, which of course I'm unable to decipher. There appears to be no warning(s) for allergy sufferers anywhere on the packet, or any other kind of general dietary advice.
The biscuits rest in a gold-coloured moulded plastic tray that is sealed inside a cellophane wrapper. There are nine biscuits in all, equally divided between the three tray sections.
On opening the pack, a rather strange yet pleasant faint smell rises up - this smell is difficult to describe, but I'd say it's a mixture of a sugary, vanilla-ish aroma that is vaguely tinged with something almost fruity.
Each biscuit is fairly thin in itself, but the chocolate topping is nice and thick - almost shiny in appearance. The biscuits themselves are a golden brown, and pretty much the same as Rich Tea, although rectangular rather than circular.
On biting into one of the biscuits, there is a nice, neat snapping sound, and your teeth sink into a lovely thick, creamy layer of continental milk chocolate. A few crumbs will scatter, but that's to be expected of biscuits anyway.
The taste of the chocolate is divine....a nice strongly flavoured cocoa hit, with a very rich, satisfyingly smooth consistency that commands the biscuit - the biscuit otherwise being for me a little too sweet, but otherwise somewhat tasteless.
It's very easy to eat the whole pack in one go, due to being utterly delicious, but as there are only 9 biscuits per pack and they are very slimline, I think anybody could be forgiven if they gorge the lot in a single sitting. I'd advise trying to summon up a little self-control though, because the fat and sugar content of these biscuits is very high - probably due to the thick chocolate coating, but on the other hand and bearing in mind the generosity of the chocolate, the calorie content isn't too evil.
Having said all that, and though I love these biscuits, I'm not too sure if a Rich Tea type base is the right sort of biscuit to be smothered in beautiful chocolate and devoured. My own preference would be for perhaps a digestive style biscuit, as I feel such would harmonise better with the chocolate, thus providing what for me would result in a more satisfying experience.
Overall, my opinion is that Bahlsen Choco Leibniz (milk) are gorgeous biscuits that have more than a definite touch of luxury about them, but I would prefer it that a different type of biscuit base be used. The thick and creamy chocolate coating is superb, and it's that which spurs me into scoffing the whole pack at once, rather than the biscuit itself. One question I do have is....why aren't British biscuit manufacturers as generous with their chocolate coatings?
If you love chocolate, I feel certain you'd love these biscuits. In the normal way they work out rather expensive, bearing in mind there's only nine in a packet, but if you can find them on special offer as I did in Sainsbury's, then why not treat yourself? Unlike myself, you may find that you like the Rich Tea style base and feel it blends perfectly with the heavenly chocolate coating....the only reason why I knock one star from the rating for this product, is because of me preferring perhaps something like a digestive biscuit base.
Thanks for reading!
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Bahlsen Choco Leibniz are brand quality luxury biscuits with 52 etches running along the side.
Like other Bahlsen Leibniz biscuit products, the base of the biscuit is made using butter and covered to about 60% in chocolate.
Price-wise, it is quite dear compared to other brands and close to the top end. You'll get a pack of 12 biscuits (3 by 4) at 125g for about 1.40 pounds with occasional rare promotions.
Compare this to McVities chocolate digestives and you'll see what I mean!
Size-wise, the biscuits are small enough for you to just chuck one in whole, but that would be a waste considering how delicious they are, so take your time and bite a bit at a time. Have them as dessert or just a snack when you feel some hunger pangs between meals, but they won't last long as a meal on their own due to the small amount.
While it doesn't tell you how to store them, they'll do fine at room temperature, but be sure to keep the biscuits inside the box at all times to prevent moisture from making them less crisp and more soggy. In that regard, they hold quite a bit longer than comparable biscuits.
Still, if you store them inside your fridge, you'll find them to be much better tasting and a treat to savor. If that wasn't enough, they'll also be much less likely to melt between your fingers and cause a mess!
Taste-wise, they taste a tiny bit better than wholemeat biscuits due to having a butter biscuit base, and are significantly crisper and less dry. However, whether this justifies the rather steep price is another matter entirely! Still, they also aren't too sweet even though they are milk chocolate biscuits.
I hadn't heard of Bahlsen before buying these choccy biscuits a few months ago, and thought at first they would be quite average if it weren't for them costing £1.40 per box.
Choco Leibniz are quite simply chocolate biscuits, though they do stand out from your average biscuits. Although I hadn't heard of this German brand before, I have seen them in most supermarkets so they must be fairly popular.
These are available in dark chocolate, and I believe orange too, but this review is for the regular milk chocolate variety.
Choco Liebniz are sold in a 125g box which is designed to look fairly simple yet stylish and quite sophistic. They cost around £1.40 (Tesco), but I bought these when they were on offer for £1.
They are described as having "more chocolate than a biscuit", suggesting that the top layer of chocolate on top of the butter biscuit base is thicker than you tend to get, and I would agree.
On opening the box, you can see the 12 biscuits sat inside a plastic tray to keep them separated and in good condition, no more broken biscuit pieces like you often get from a regular biscuit packet.
Per serving, which is suggested to be 2 biscuits, you're getting 141 calories and 7.3g of fat, which is expected when you consider these are good quality butter biscuits covered in thick chocolate.
How do they taste? The biscuits are crunchy but delicate thanks to the butter, making them the perfect texture without being too try or too soft. The chocolate on top is rich, sweet and tastes like a quality milk chocolate, not like the tacky chocolate you get in some advent calendars. It's a smooth, thick layer of chocolate too, adding to the depth of the biscuit as a whole, thus making them satisfying to eat.
These are that bit more special than your average packet of choccy biscuits, and although at the £1.40 I wont be buying them regularly, they're very tasty and I would definitely recommend giving them a try.
My girlfriend got me onto these biscuits, which fit neatly into a tradition of germanic biscuits that are fairly simple and contain a big whack of chocolate. To be honest, I've always filed them in the mental category of chocolate bars as there is almost as much chocolate as biscuit (although it's not as thick as it appears as they allow the edges of the chocolate to cover half the sides of the biscuit).
The biscuit is quite similar to a rich tea. Slightly sweet, crisp, with a light mealy taste. It's nice, but by itself I would find it too dry and dull. The sort of biscuit i'd get going to my grandmother's.
But the layer of chocolate on one side of the biscuit offsets it well. The chocolate is pleasant, slightly better quality than high street chocolate I think. It's also fairly hard so it doesn't melt onto your hands easily, which is useful in 'polite company'.
I'm more of a fan of the dark chocolate version than the milk because it's a richer and more intense experience. But either are ok. I've found these are great sharing biscuits as people really appreciate chocolate biscuits and these are not too expensive or fussy.
I bought a 125g box of these which contains 9 milk chocolate biscuits from my local Tesco this morning where they are on a half price promotion at 70p. They come packaged in a blue box with a picture of the product on the front and the biscuits inside the box are film wrapped for freshness. The packaging suggests that they are made in the German city of Hannover and the text on the box is predominently German.
The packaging also tells us that Choco Leibniz are "more chocolate than a biscuit". Boy, they're not wrong. You bite through a thick and frankly delicious chocolate coating before encountering a crisp, thin butter biscuit that snaps in a manner reminiscent of a rich tea.
The chocolate is the star attraction here. It is distinctively continental yet has a rich, milky property that is pleasantly familiar for a Brit. It is sweet and devilishly moreish. What is impressive about the chocolate is that although it is set pretty solidly it is not at all chalky. It is silky smooth and seems resistant to heat as it never seems to melt, even when held in warm, grubby fingers (or maybe that's because they scoffed so quickly and don't stay in your grasp long).
The biscuit is nice enough but definitely plays second fiddle to the chocolate. It simply serves what I believe to be it's purpose in adding the snap and texture. The chocolate pretty much dominates the biscuit totally so it's difficult to write much about how much it adds beyond crunch, as whatever taste it may have is unceremoniously neutralised by choco loveliness.
The bad part. Nutritional values. Each 28g serving of 2 biscuits contains:
- 141 calories
- 2.1g protein
- 7.3g fat
Overall I would say that these biscuits are delicious and represent great value at the current special offer price of 70p at Tesco. They are definitely one of my favourites and go wonderfully well with a nice cup of coffee. They are, however, something I have as a rare treat as the sheer amount of chocolate and fat per biscuit is a bit much really.
I bought a 125g pack for the bargainous price of 75p, I don't often buy them as the price is nearer to £1.50 per pack depending on where you go. There are 12 biscuits in a pack.
These are little rectangular biscuits half dipped in milk chocolate. The biscuit is lovely buttery and sweet with a pleasing mouth feel and crunchy texture. The chocolate is smooth and creamy with a higher cocoa content than you would probably expect from a "commercial" biscuit which is more reminiscent of a chocolate bar than a biscuit. Also you will find the chocolate is quite thick not a mean scraping that you might find on others.
The chocolate overlaps the biscuit, like a frame, which means it must be the law to nibble all the chocolate from around the edge of the biscuit then indulge in chocolatey biscuit goodness.
They are around 70 calories per biscuit.
They are very good to have especially for visitors especially when you want a touch of class.
I love these biscuits but tend to buy them as a special treat only as they are quite expensive - £1.48 for a packet usually in Morrisons. I buy them occasionally and always plan for them to last a while but end up eating half the packet!
Morrisons are currently doing them half price 74p so i have bought a couple of packs to keep me going!
There are 12 biscuits in each pack and they are so well packaged I have never had broken ones. They come in a fairly sturdy cardboard pack and sit in threes in a plastic tray inside.
The biscuits are buttery and delicious and the chocolate on top is very thick and is creamy delicious tasting chocolate too, the kind you would expect on a chocolate bar rather than some of the chocolate used on some biscuits.
I like the way the chocolate overlaps the biscuit and almost cries out for you to nibble off the chocolate first and then eat the biscuit! In fact that is what i do most times i eat them!
I think the milk chocolate are the nicest but they also do dark chocolate and recently I noticed they do Orange chocolate as well but I did not like thes as much. However I suppose it all depends on your personal taste in chocolate and mine is milk every time.
These biscuits really didn't catch my eye until they were on offer because somehow the packaging is quite dull and they don't look that interesting but I was really missing out!
I think what I like about these biscuits is that you get as much chocolate as biscuit so it's not just like having a chocolate covered biscuit - it's much better than that.
The biscuit is nice - it's buttery an sweet and a nice crunchy texture but these are really more about the chocolate. Luckily the chocolate is nice too. Very nice in fact. The chocolate is smooth and creamy and with a nice high cocoa content. These will definitely satisfy a chocolate craving and you get a bit of biscuit for good measure!
Not only do they taste good but they look good too - they've got frilly edges on both the chocolate and the biscuit and the chocolate layer is a little bit bigger than the biscuit which gives it a nice brown frame when viewed from the biscuit side. Each one also has what it is written on it just in case you forget while you're eating it.
The price isn't bad at around £1.20 for a pack - you do get a very good biscuit for your money but I still generally only buy them when they're on offer.
I'd defiitely recommend especially if you're a chocolate fan - if it's mainly biscuit you want from a biscuit these probably aren't for you.
Recently I was shopping in Sainsbury's, and spotted these biscuits on special offer for 69p (half price) for a 125g box of 12. As they usually cost anything up to £1.49 (in Tesco's at the moment) I thought that this was a good buy, so I put a packet in my basket.
Choco Leibniz biscuits are made by Bahlsen, which is a Geman company, based in Hannover. They make other biscuits, including a dark chocolate version. The one I bought is the milk chocolate one. The packet states that they are 'more chocolate than a biscuit' and with 63% chocolate, this is true. The biscuits are made with butter and seem as though they have been placed in the melted chocolate and then it has been left to set. The chocolate is very thick and extends past the edge of the biscuit, meaning that you can nibble away at the chocolate around the edge first.
A portion of two biscuits contains 140 calories, so having one as a snack is 70 calories, which isn't too bad, considering that they contain quite a lot of chocolate. Two biscuits 6.9g of fat and 4.4g of saturated fat. Per 100g the biscuits contain 498 calories, 25g of fat and 16g of saturated fat. They also contain wheat, milk and eggs.
I will buy these biscuits again if I see them on offer, as they tasted delicious and had a lovely, thick milk chocolate coating. I think that the usual price is a bit too high, but they are very good quality, and great for an occasional treat.
The website address is www.Bahlsen.com
Mmm chocolate and biscuits all in one! Now that is something that I really like to eat, although they are unhealthy they are still really good. One of my favourite types has to be Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Milk Chocolate. These are from a German company but are very popular in the U.K and are in most Supermarkets.
I buy my boxes from Tesco at £1.49 for a 125g box. In each box you get 12 biscuits which may not seem like many for that price but in this case it's quality over quantity and these biscuits certainly are quality! The box they come in yellow with a little blue bit in the top left hand corner which had the company logo on it. In the large yellow area there are some pictures of a couple of chunks of chocolate and two of the biscuits so that you can see what both the chocolate and the plain side look like. On the back of the box are the ingredients and the nutritional information.
The ingredients, which I include for people who have food allergies are:
Sugar, Wheatflour, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Butter (3.7%), Whey Powder, Lactose, Butter Oil, Glucose Syrup (Wheat), Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Raising Agents: Sodium Bicarbonate and Disodium Diphosphate, Whole Milk Powder, Salt, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Powdered Egg Yolk, Flavours and Flavouring
Unfortunately they contain wheat and milk. Each biscuit has about 70 calories in it which is quite good for a chocolate biscuit especially as this biscuit is made from butter and is 63% milk chocolate. The main thing that makes these better than other biscuits is that they contain more chocolate than biscuit and they therefore appeal to other people like me who love chocolate.
Once you open the box you can see that the biscuits are stacked in 4 piles of three in a plastic tray which has 3 compartments, this stops them from breaking each other on the way back from the supermarket to your mouth. The tray is then wrapped in clear plastic to keep the biscuits fresh. The biscuits themselves are rectangular in shape with a bumpy almost frilly edge. The biscuit half is golden brown and has a nice sweet buttery taste to it, they crunch very nicely when you bite them. The chocolate part is brown and tastes slightly milky which is good seeing as it is milk chocolate that they are made from. The chocolate tends to melt in your mouth which is very nice, it's good quality, perhaps not as good as Cadbury's but still very nice.
Overall I think that these biscuits are a great treat, they are quite a lot of money but are often on a half price offer in Tesco and that's when I buy them. They are really tasty and well worth trying.
As I mentioned in my Weight Watchers review today, I will be embarking on a diet tomorrow. As most women will already know, this means that I am now gorging myself on anything high in calories, fat and or sugar to clear the cupboards before my new regime of healthy eating and starvation kicks in. Living on my own, this is a particularly daunting task but I feel I have risen to the challenge well.
Glancing around, I spotted a box of Choco Leibniz Milk Chocolate Mounted Biscuits perched on top of the microwave. Had the sound of the traffic below been quieter, I think I may well have heard them calling to me. In their bright yellow and blue box, they were shouting out for my attention, begging me to devour them.
I have to point out at this stage that the packet was already opened but there were a number of biscuits remaining and so for queen and country and my fellow Dooyoo members, I devoured them to ensure the following review was as accurate as it could possibly be.
Inside the box is a foil wrapped tray containing 9 biscuits. The chocolate is thick with a thin biscuit embedded in it. From one angle it looks like a generous rectangle on chocolate, from the other, a simple biscuit.
As for the flavour. The chocolate is very nice indeed. Certainly tastier than dairy milk it has a stronger flavour and creamy texture similar to Belgian chocolate. The biscuit, unfortunately, is a bit more disappointing. I expected a buttery crumbly biscuit but the consistency is more like that of a Ritz cracker. The biscuit also lacks any particular flavour. Although the crunchy texture complements the chocolate well, it could be better.
I know how you all like to know the calorie content over here so here you go. The box suggests a serving is 3 biscuits which is very generous indeed! So for your 3 biscuits you will be devouring 180 calories, 10g fat and 11g of sugar. Well these are chocolate biscuits, so no surprises there. And as for the price. According to mumsymary's review, she paid a whopping £1.25 for a box of these at Tesco. I certainly don't think they're worth anywhere near that much! I, being the skinflint that I am, paid just 39p for these in my local Farmfoods. I believe you can get 3 boxes for £1 but don't quote me on that.
All in all, these are quite nice biscuits but they are more of a chocolate experience than a biscuit one. At the price I paid I may well buy them again once I've shifted a few pounds!
Butter biscuits covered in milk chocolate.