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      09.03.2004 00:58
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      br><b r> New chocolate bars crop up all the time, and in recent years some pretty unusual or intriguing ones have appeared on the shop shelves. Into this category, you could include the Bisc range of chocolate bars - in this case, I am looking at the M&M's variety. OK, I admit these are at least 80% similar to the Bisc & Mars bar I reviewed at the beginning of the year. But those didn't have M&M as a topping! In fact, you might be hard pushed to find any differences between the two. Bisc & M&M's has a pleasant taste, not too sweet or strange. The biscuit in this product is not as bland and samey as in Bisc & Mars, and the appearance of it is certainly not as dark - here it is surprisingly golden, so it could contain something different. The M&M's topping works well, and it's consistency is predictably unusual (in the pack it feels knobbly). But it tastes nice, and works well - although one or two M&M's occasionally fall off the bar when you bite into it! This is one of those chocolate bars which you'll like more if unusual/different toppings and fillings appeal to you. And is it me, or are the M&M's here tiny compared to the actual chocolate M&M's you can buy on their own? Bisc & M&M's are available to buy in twin packs (two small bars in one pack), or packs of six individual bars. A twin pack can be bought for about 30p, but aren't as widely available now. The six packs are, and retail for about 99p. That works out at least 16p per bar, which (on the pack) is 24.8g in weight, compared to a twin pack which is about 37g. Bisc & M&M's are in the similar wrapping to other Bisc bars - yellow/orange, with 'Bisc & M&M's' in large lettering on the pack (the 'M&M's' logo is on all wrappers). They haven't been available for long - but this was the first Bisc bar I tried, and although launched in 2002, I only discovered them about a
      year ago. Nutrition Information Each bar (24.8g) gives you: Energy - 544kj/130kcal Protein - 1.4g Carbohydrate - 14.7g Fat - 7.3g Ingredients Sugar, wheat flour, hydrogenated vegetable fat, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, cocoa butter, milk fat, lactose, vegetable fat, glucose syrup, fat reduced cocoa, whey powder, raising agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), salt, emulsifiers (E442, Soya lecithin), flavourings, colours (E100, E104, E120, E132, E133, E153, E171) starch, dextrin, glazing agent (caranauba wax), vegetable oil. (Traces: peanut, hazelnut, and almond). So to conclude, I think Bisc & M&M's are nicer than the Bisc & Mars bar - but essentially they are the same product. No doubt M&M's lovers will either love or hate the idea of these, but then I suppose a lot of chocoholics might feel the same. Try these if you have yet to try any of the Bisc range, as these are probably the nicest. I definitely prefer them to Bisc & Mars, and will continue to buy them as long as they are available. Thanks for reading :-)

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        17.08.2003 21:34
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        Recently on the market, there have been a variety of new chocolate bars introduced into the UK called 'Bisc &...'; these consist of a layer of biscuit base covered in chocolate and a variety of fillings, including Bounty, Twix, Mars, etc. One of these that I have tried several times, and liked the best, is the Bisc and M & M's. What it looks like: The wrapper for this chocolate bar is a pale brown/yellow colour, with 'Bisc & ...' printed on there, with the appropriate logo for each covering; for M&M's, it is the white letters in a brown semi-circle. It tells you on the wrapper that there are two biscuits inside, and also a 'new' logo at the top corner. There is also a small picture of the bars in the other top corner, giving you an idea of what it looks like. Open the wrapper, and you can see that two thin, flattish biscuits topped with M & M's and a layer of milk chocolate are placed side-by-side. The M & M's on top of the biscuit look a bit smaller than individual M & M's, and are also a bit squashed together, rather than spaced out over the entire biscuit, as shown on the front of the wrapper. What it tastes like: It does taste very nice, and to me it tastes a lot like chocolate digestive biscuits, but with slightly more chocolate. The M & M's add a nice bit a texture and variety to what would be an otherwise fairly ordinary biscuit; the biscuit is fairly bland and also a bit soft, but not unpleasant. The chocolate also helps to give a sweeter taste as well. One of the main reasons I tried this was because I like M & M's Nutritional Information:- Energy: 758KJ / 181 Kcal Protein: 2.0g Carbohydrate: 20.4g Fat: 10.2g This information is based on Per 34.5g pack of 'Bisc & M & M's'. They are made by Masterfoods UK. Ingredients: Sugar, wheat, flour, hydrogenated vegetable fat, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, coco
        a butter, milk fat, lactose, vegetable fat, glucose syrup, fat reduced cocoa, whey powder, raising agent, salt, emulsifiers, flavourings, colours, starch, dextrin, glazing agent, vegetable oil. My overall opinion of 'Bisc & M & M's' is that it is quite a nice biscuit/chocolate bar, and the M & M's added to it is a nice twist, and works fairly well. However, as I mentioned above, the biscuit is fairly thin and doesn't have much flavour, but the chocolate layer adds more flavour and sweetness. If you don't like the sound of this, then you could try one of the other bars in the 'Bisc & ...' range. Otherwise I would only recommend this if you like biscuit and chocolate together in one bar, or like chocolate digestives as well.

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          30.07.2003 01:05
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          I'm not a big fan of chocolate. I know this is a shocking confession "My name is Lisa and I don't like chocolate" but thats not to say I don't like sweet things. Its the texture of chocolate that puts me off but I am rather partial to the odd biscuit. My favorite biscuits are Twix's so I was delighted when on a recent jolly around my local Tesco's I discovered that the 'bisc & ...' range of biscuity snacks have finally reached our shores. 'bisc & ...' have been around in France and Spain for a few years now and i've often wondered why you couldn't get them over here (well, not exactly often wondered, that makes me sound a bit sad, like I spend all day thinking about snack foods - occasionally wondered might be more the case.) 'bisc & ...' biscuits are basically the shortcake base bit of Twix flattened out with different chocolatey toppings. The range include Bounty, Mars and Twix toppings, as well as my favorite, M&M's.They are quite small (24.8g - if this means nothing to you, they are about the same size as a fat and slightly elongated credit card.) As often is the case, these biscuits contain traces of nuts (peanut, almond and hazelnut) and are therefore not suitable for people with allergies. This is not clearly labled on the packaging although it is mentioned at the end of the ingredients list. They come in multipacks of 6 biscuits and as individual packets. I'm not exactly sure what sector of the market they are aiming for with the packaging of this product. It's a bit dated - a yellow packet which is dominated by the giant brown '&' sign in the middle. It is neither sophisticated nor funky and it isn't terribly inspiring - not the sort of thing that would encourage you buy the product based on packaging alone. What does help it to find its way into your shopping basket (apart from the special offer on at the moment in Tesco
          9;s),is the fact that it is a new product (theres a big red 'NEW' sign on the packet in case you were in any doubt) and the fact that this product is slightly intriguing. It claims to be 'crunchy biscuits with M&M topping.' To be honest I was hoping for a bit more from the biscuit base - it was quite thin and not really very crunchy. I was expecting a proper crisp crunch like you get from a Twix, so it was disapointingly soft. It is topped with a thin layer of fudgy chocolate with 10 chocolate mini M&M's stuck on. These are not aranged in the arty way the packet suggests, but rather haphazardly which does spoil the look of the biscuit a little, but of course doesn't detract from the taste. They do have quite a sickly oversweet aftertaste, but make an enjoyable enough snack although I would advise storing them in the fridge as they benefit from being cold and if the topping is soft they can make a real mess! Each one contains 130 calories which isn't bad - you can't expect too much on the calorie front. After all, this product never claims to be health food. They are individually foil packed and the makers suggest they are ideal for leisure time, at work, at school, at home or in-between meals (they don't claim not to ruin your appetite if you eat them in between meals because that gap in the market has already been filled!!) Multi packs of six retail at 85p in my local Tesco's but they currently have an offer on - 2 multipacks for £1.20 (making each biscuit a very reasonable 10p - sometimes my mathematical ability just astounds me!) I've only tried the M&M's and Twix toppings which were both enjoyable. You could do worse than get a couple of packs of these to keep in for when munchies strike! Go on, risk it for a biscuit!!

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            11.07.2003 14:16
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            These had the word "new" all over them so I just had to try! History ******* Introducing Mr Forrest Mars, son of Frank (how could you do this to your son), anyway Forrest visited Spain and saw a soldier eating some chocolate covered in a shell to protect them from melting and thought wow (just guessing here), if we coat our chocolate and call them M&Ms we are on to a winner. How right he was. First sold in 1941 and a huge hit with the American soldiers in WW11 these and and all the other stuff made by Mars turn over a massive $14 billion a year, not bad. Anyway, all this and a more about the history of M&Ms can be found at the rather wacky site; global.mms.com. Packaging ********* Well you cant miss them. a bright yellow pack containing 6, 24.8g bars with a rather large brown & in the centre. The word bisc and the M&Ms logs also appear along with half a picture of a biscuit and the all important word New. On the back are no surprises. You will find your ingredients, far too many to list but beware they do contain traces of nuts, nutrition information, bar code and some information on these and other new biscuits they have made. Also you have you contact address should you have any problems. Masterfoods UK, Slough, SL1 4JX and for Ireland, Box 3856, Dublin 4. Why did I buy them? ******************* Because of the word New, silly!! The bar ******* O.K after opening the pack the biscuit bars are wrapped in the same design yellow foil. A plain and simple effect, not as jazzy as I would have expected but you dont eat the wrapper, right! Now open and the smell is very in your face (will get to that later), this 4 inch long biscuit looks well, sickly before I start. A creamy coloured biscuit base with a layer of milk chocolate down the centre (on top, not through the biscuit), and 10 little assorted coloured M&Ms scattered on top, this is defin
            ately one for the kids. Smell ***** As I said sickly. There is a strong smell of caramel and milk chocolate and smells to me, well just like a Twix bar but a bit more sweet. Taste ***** Dry, thats the first thought that comes to mind followed by wheaty. Now I have said these smell like a Twix and the biscuit and chocolate taste like Twix (no surprise as these are made by the same people) but without the goey caramel inside these would be very uninteresting to the taste buds without the M&Ms on top. The M&Ms are nice and to be honest, the only thing that make this biscuit taste better than a mouth full of straw. They are nice and crunchy on the outside and filled with a soft pleasant chocolate. Overall taste Biscuit base: Crunchy but very dry with a wheaty taste. Chocolate: Smooth and sweet but mixed with the biscuit, over powers the taste and leaves the chocolate dry. M&Ms: Nice and crunchy, with a pleasant soft chocolate centre. Price ***** I did say these were on special at the moment and if you pop into Tesco you can by 2 packs for £1.20. A bargain if they were nice! Sainsburys at the moment are selling these for £0.69 per pack. My opinion ********** Well, my daughter Charlie love them and as I said, these really are one for the kids. They come in handy individually wrapped bars, great for the packed lunch box but far too dry for me and with 7.3g of fat and 130kcals per bar, can think of better things to eat when using up my daily sins. Would I buy them again? Sorry no!! M&Ms on their own or a nice biscuit with me tea but not together. Thanks for reading. Michelle ---X--- Wrote for another site and posted here for your information.

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              On the packaging these are described as a "unique experience" and for me that says it all Bisc & M&M are made by Masterfoods UK in Slough. They are packed in 6's and are individually foil wrapped within the main packaging, which keeps them fresh and stop the biscuit going stale but I have to say they wont last long enough for this to happen. They retail for 89p per pack in my supermarket and the other week they were on 3 for the price of 2 which was great, so I've stocked up. They are approximately 4 x 1.5 inches in size. The base is biscuit (hence the Bisc bit obviously) it is then topped with chocolate and then set in the chocolate are 10 mini M&M's (I've had to eat two as I type for research purposes you understand) This biscuit is firm and crunchy and melts in the mouth, the chocolate tastes great, I find that many chocolate covered biscuits have poor quality chocolate on them but not these. And as for the M&M's they are just M&M's what more is there to say about them, they're great. The combination of the three is excellent. They are also available in three other varieties, Twix, Mars and Bounty. I have tried the others with the exception of the bounty (not a fan of coconut, unless its Malibu). Personally my favourite are the Twix ones. Now for the boring bit, personally I don't care how many calories are in something it's the taste that matters but for those of you who do here goes. Per biscuit Energy 544KJ/130cal Protein 1.4g Carbohydrate 14.7g Fat 7.3g And the Ingredients - sugar, wheat, flour, hydrogenated vegetable fat, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, cocoa butter milk fat, lactose, vegetable fat, glucose syrup, fat reduced cocoa, whey powder, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate), salt, emulsifiers (E442 Soya lechithin), flavourings, colours (E104, E110, E122, E124, E128, E133,
              E171). Starch, dextrin, glazing agent (carnauba wax) vegetable oil, (traces peanut, hazelnut, almond) not sure what half of those numbers are, maybe I'm better not knowing. although it seems a lot of ingredients for a biscuit. My recommendation is make a large pot of tea, lock the doors, take the phone off the hook and enjoy the biscuit (in the singular if you can manage it, I can't) Thanks for reading

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