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Border Choc Chunk Shortbread Rings

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Brand: Border / Type: Biscuits

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      07.04.2009 21:33
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      Lovely buttery shortbread with choc chunks which taste like homemade biscuits.

      Border biscuits are a range of biscuits that are made in Scotland and come with the Borders personal guarantee. This is that "these biscuits are baked with care using traditional methods and quality ingredients" and if you are not happy with them then you can return them to get your money back. I have to say that I have eaten many border biscuits and I have always been very satisfied. Many manufactured biscuits claim to taste like homemade baking but very few do. However the Border biscuits are really great quality and do taste like homemade biscuits, the only difference is that they do always look more perfect that a homemade biscuit would.

      The biscuits I am reviewing today are the Choc Chunk Shortbread Rings. They are made using the Border family shortbread recipe and then a generous helping of dark chocolate chunks are added to make "a buttery melt in the mouth indulgence." They cost me £2.29 from my local shop but you can possibly get them cheaper at the supermarkets. They are expensive but they do taste lovely.

      The cookies come in a lovely hexagonal cardboard box with a photo of the very appetising looking cookies. The box contains the nutritional values and the ingredients. There is also some fun advice on the fact that you should store them in a cool dry place away from sun and once opened store them in an airtight container in a location known only to yourself! The box contains 12 biscuits.

      We bought the biscuits in March and they had a best before date of October so they will keep for several months although you will need a lot of will power to keep them in your cupboard for that long!

      It is refreshing to see a rather small list of ingredients and not full of preseratives or flavours. They contain flour, butter, plain chocolate chunks, sugar, cornflour and salt. That's it nothing else is added so it makes them taste more like homemade baking.

      The nutritional information per biscuit is as follows -

      81 calories
      9.3g carbohydrate (of which 4g are sugars)
      4.4g fat (of which 2.7g are saturates)

      I like the fact that they tell you the nutritional values per biscuit rather than just per 100g because its more useful if you are watching how many calories you are eating or want to know how much fat is in each biscuit.

      The biscuits are ring shaped with a scalloped edge and a hole in the middle. They are a lovely golden colour and you can see the choc chips inside. They are coated in sugar. The biscuits are very buttery and melt in your mouth. They have a nice crunch when you bite in which gives way as they melt into your mouth. They do taste like homemade biscuits and are lovely.

      I love Border biscuits and I love this variety. They taste lovely and you just want to have more than one. I would definitely buy them again and would be quite happy to serve these to visitors although on second thoughts I might be tempted to keep them for myself! They are expensive and it would be cheaper to make them yourself but if you don't have much time and want a homemade tasting biscuit then you can't get much better than these.

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