“ Brand: Border / Type: Biscuits „
I must admit these biscuits are very tasty. However, the nine biscuits could fit into a box that is 3" smaller. Naughty.
I had a real craving for a nice biscuit this week and while browsing Tesco online, I came across Border Milk Chocolate Viennese biscuits. I had never tried them before and they did sound very tempting. For a luxury pack of biscuits I thought they were quite good value at £1, so I popped a pack in my online basket.
Border biscuits are very nicely packed in a rectangular cardboard box, coloured in pale cream. There are close-up pictures of the viennese whirls, large chunks of milk chocolate and sticks of vanilla. As they are made in Scotland, there is a very light trim of tartan on the packaging too. On one end of the box is a small window, through which you get to glimpse the gorgeous whirls.
Inside the pack you find eight chunky biscuits, each with a generous coating of milk chocolate on the bottom. Your teeth sink into them very easily and they have a soft crunch. They are very light in texture and melt in the mouth, leaving a subtle sweet, vanilla aftertaste which is very pleasant. The chocolate is smooth, rich and creamy and the bakers have been generous with it. The combination of flavours and textures is just perfect and I did manage to eat two before I made myself stop!
*Nutritional Value Per Whirl*
Energy - 95 kcal
Protein - 1.1g
Carbohydrate - 11g
of which sugars - 5.3g
Fat - 5.4g
of which saturates - 1.6g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - 0.1g
This product contains wheat, gluten, cow's milk, egg and soya. It contains no hydrogenated fats.
I bought my pack of eight Border Viennese Whirls in Tesco for £1 only and I notice that Asda has them at the same price. I am not sure if this is a special offer though, as most Border biscuits are more expensive than this.
I wouldn't buy these every week, but would definitely purchase them again when I fancied a special treat.
I do feel they are worthy of 5 stars, as they taste absolutely wonderful.
I do not buy many biscuits at all, but when I do, I like something a little luxurious like a cookie from the bakery, or something coated in chocolate.
I have noticed Border biscuits on sale in gift shops and food retailers in Scotland, but have never bought any until I spotted them recently in my local Morrisons.
They are baked in Scotland at their Lanarkshire factory.
I was in a biscuit/chocolate craving mood, and decided to treat myself to these Chocolate Viennese Whirls, drawn in by the packaging and also the fact you can see part of the biscuits through the small window on the top of the box. They looked nice and thick, with a chocolate base. Just the thing to dunk in a big mug of tea or coffee I thought!
The packaging does tempt you, as these biscuits come in a little box which contains around 6 biscuits, with the description 'Slowly tray baked Viennese biscuits half coated in smooth milk chocolate' on the top of the box. This description, and the little glimpse of the biscuits inside was enough to see me dropping them into my shopping trolley!
The biscuits themselves are big and chunky, but do taste quite light. A lovely vanilla flavoured viennese shortbread whirl, with a thick layer of milk chocolate coating half the biscuit.
They really are delicious, and I can understand exactly why it also suggests on the box that you store these biscuits in a location known only to yourself! Tempting as this was, I resisted, and only ate two of these gorgeous biscuits myself before kindly allowing my daughter and partner to demolish the rest!
All agreed they were lovely, and went down well with a nice cuppa!
I will be buying these again, but only as a little treat now and then as they are not exactly cheap. I paid £1.29 for a box in Morrisons last week, which I think is ok to pay now and then for something luxurious and a little different to the usual biscuits.
The ingredients include : Wheat flour, milk chocolate, sugar, vegetable oil, butter, free range eggs, cornflour, skimmed milk, natural vanilla flavouring, sodium bicarbonate and raising agents.
Allergy information : They contain NO hydrogenated fats, but they contain wheat, gluten, cows milk, eggs and soya. Also they are baked in a factory that processes nut products, for which they apologise!
Nutritional information : One biscuit contains 95 calories which is not bad really, as contains less calories than in most small chocolate bars like Penguins etc. One biscuit also provides 5.4g Fat, of which 1.6g is saturated.
For any other info regarding this or their other products, visit www.borderbiscuits.co.uk.
A delicious treat!