“ Type: Biscuits „
More Bisc products! And another chocolate bar review from me. But the Bisc & Bounty bar is intriguing and, as it says on the pack, 'a unique snack experience', so I thought it would be worth investigating. OK, I admit these are quite a lot like the Bisc & Mars bar and the Bisc & M&M's, but underneath the chocolate layer there is coconut (not unlike the coconut filling you get in a Bounty bar), giving it the distinctive Bounty taste. Combined with biscuit, it actually seems to work well, and there are no other bars with this fusion, so you can definitely say it's unique. That said though, coconut might put people off, but here it is a very thin layer that is almost fondant-like. So even if you dislike Bounty bars, Bisc & Bounty shouldn't be overlooked because of this. Bisc & Bounty 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 don't seem to be widely available anywhere. The six packs are, and retail for about 99p in the supermarkets. That works out at least 16p per bar, which (on the pack) is 25.6g in weight (slightly higher than other Bisc bars, strangely enough), compared to a twin pack which is about 37g. Bisc & Bounty are in the similar wrapping to other Bisc bars - yellow/orange, with the 'Bisc &' logo in large-ish lettering on the pack (the 'Bounty' logo is also on all wrappers). They haven't been available for long - like the other Bisc bars, they were first available in 2002, but I only recently tried this particular one. Nutrition Information Each bar (25.6g) gives you: Energy - 559kj/134kcal Protein - 1.2g Carbohydrate - 13.4g Fat - 8.4g A
s you can see, these bars are not very nutritious, but then what did you expect with a chocolate bar? Ingredients Bisc & Bounty are mainly made up of sugar, and loads of other ingredients that make up biscuit and chocolate (I won't bore you with them!). They also contain traces of peanut, hazelnut and almond. As an individual product, Bisc & Bounty are nice and make a refreshing alternative to most of the other chocolate bars/products around at the moment. Compared to the other Bisc products, Bisc & Bounty is equally nice as Bisc & M&M's, so I recommend them. Try these first if you haven't tried any of the Bisc range yet, or second if you have tried Bisc & M&M's (as I previously recommended).
I'm quite partial to the flavour of coconut, and who doesn't like chocolate? So it naturally follows that I'm a big fan of Bounties® . Obviously the bars are my favourite but then for a long, long time that's all that was available under the Bounty® banner anyway. That's completely changed these days though, with mini versions, ice cream, calapunos etc. The trouble is, with the exception of the ice cream, none of them can compete .....nearly forgot, there's the little mousse dessert thingy, have you tried them? Absotively, posilutely scrumdiddlytastic. Being fully aware of my predilection towards all things bountiful, Mrs P arrived home yesterday with a big packet of BISC &? BOUNTY® (what's that 'Bisc' about, does is save money not printing UIT?) Now when I say a big packet, I'm not joking. This comes in a large, bright yellow packet about 9 inches long (you don't want to know how I measured it). You can't miss it, it has BISC written in white, imposed over an unfeasibly large, blue '&?' symbol, followed by a much smaller picture of the Bounty® logo. I wonder who designed this packet and what they do for a living now. * Ingredients * It states that it's a "Crunchy coconut biscuit with a coconut cream layer(20%) and milk chocolate (22%)" which presumably means that 58% of the bar is biscuit. The ingredient list is the usual sort of thing you'd find on any chocolate, biscuity bar thingy: sugar, fats, cocoa butter etc. and somewhat suprisingly, traces of peanut, hazelnut and almond????? Don't they clean the machinery in their factories? 100g will provide you with 526 of your calorific needs in a convenient, ready-wrapped, sugar & fat crammed package. * The Unwrapping * Inside, you'll find six individually wrapped, 25.6g bars. Let's open one of those up right now, shall we? THEY SAY:
"Bisc &? Bounty® is a unique snack experience combining the 'goodness' of crunchy, crumbly biscuit and the famous taste of BOUNTY®. This delicious combination provides the ideal snack for any occasion; blah, blah, blah......" Excuse me, the goodness of biscuit? Ah yes biscuit, the ultimate health food. These bars are very thin (3mm) biscuit, more like shortbread than biscuit, with a groove down the middle of one side where the coconut cream and chocolate are to be found. As for the biscuit being crunchy and crumbly, well it's certainly crumbly but I think they've confused crunchy with 'soft as shite'. I got the impression that it was an inferior type of biscuit product...it's LIKE shortbread, but only very poor quality shortbread. The coconut cream is more like a plain fondant. I couldn't taste coconut at all, of course it might have been easier if there had been more than an impossibly thin smear of the stuff. Again, the chocolate was not exactly generous but it tasted fine, similar to the chocolate on a bounty® bar. As for this having the famous taste of Bounty®, if that's the case, what the hell is that deliciously moist, coconutty thing I have been eating all these years. * Conclusion * These retail at 99p for a six-bar pack, which works out at 16.5p per bar. * Cheap? you say. - Certainly. * Value for money? you ask. - Not a bit of it. They're certainly cheap but they taste even cheaper. * Not very good then? you wonder. - PURE GASH. * How bad are they? you're thinking - They're so bad I probably won't finish the packet......oh who am I kidding, I WILL finish them but I WON'T enjoy them and I wouldn't buy them again. If you're wondering about the ® and ? symbols liberally sprinkled around, that's how it looks on the packet - and I don't want t
o be on the receiving end of any malicious litigation from those fine people at MASTERFOODS, the makers of Bisc &? bounty® , I'm playing it safe. ©MASTERFOODS ®/?* ARE TRADEMARKS * The ? symbol should be a trademark logo. ? I leave you with the following thought: Impotence - Nature's way of saying "No Hard Feelings". Thanks for reading ©proxam2003