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I seem to recall in the musty past of my youth that Jammie dodgers were a real treat. Sadly, though tasty, this seems to be no longer the case.
The reason for this is simple, the Jam component has declined both in flavour and in mass. However much
Jam you expect, even if you are from a Jam-deprived background, you will be sadly disappointed.
However, as I say, they are still quite tasty, and quite often on offer. The standard price is rather steep, however due to the relative obscurity of them these days, they are often discounted heavily.
From a pure taste perspective, the jam is okay but nothing special and the same goes for the shortcake itself. Finally a word of warning: do not attempt to separate the parts, it cannot be done and will result in little more than a desultory trail of biscuit crumbs and stickiness to mark out your naivety.
Jammie Dodgers are everyone's favourite biscuit right?
Jammie Dodgers are a British made biscuit, made from shortbread and raspberry jam. They are made by Burtons Foods. Jammie Dodgers are the original in the dodgers family, however there are many varieties which include, Lively lemon. jam n' custard, toffee dodgers and choccie dodgers. There are also minis and snack bars. Limited editions have been avaiable at different times including Vanilla and a vimto flavour. I have tried a few flavours and I have to say Jammie Dodgers are the original and best.
Jammie Dodgers are always prsent in my house these days, after buying them for a change once, my son fell in love with them. Now every time I go shopping its "Don't forget the jammie bics mum"
I have tried buying supermarkets own cheaper versions but these never go down as well, as they just don't have the same quality taste. I also like to dunk them in my tea, that very British thing we all seem to do, and I find that Jammie Dodgers always fair better than most in the dunk test.
I tend to buy the twin packs, that are 300g, as I find this tends to be better value for money, and I can usually pick these up for around £1.
The packaging on the twin packs is very similar to the normal 150g packs. The wrapper is bright red in colour, and the Jammie dodger logo jumps out at you in a bright yellow colour, or sometimes its in a duller cream colour, but I find this standsout against the red just as well. I find the packaging leaps out at you on the shelf and can easily be spotted in the crambed biscuit aisle of a supermarket. There is also a picture of a Jammie Dodger on the front so there is no mistaken them. There also happens to be a small nutritional guide which shows what each biscuit provides and the percentage of a child's daily guideline amout.
On the reverse of the packet, there is an igredients list, a more detailed nutritional guide, Burtons foods contact information, allergy advice, storage information and how to recycle. There is also a check list
- No artificial colours
-No artificial flavours
-Suitable for vegetarians
-No hydrogenated fats
-Non GM ingredients
The syaing "Full of mischief but no artificial additives" appears a couple of times on the wrapper.
There is also a biscuit description which is as follows
'Stretchy raspberry flavour jam splodged at the heart of two yummy shortcake biscuits.'
Inside the wrapper the biscuits come in carboards trays. The biscuits are piled in stacks of two high. I tend to just open up the packet and place in a biscuit tin, as the biscuits further down the tray can be tricky to get out, unless you tip the packet up.
The biscuits have their own unquie look. Two round shortcake biscuits are sandwiched together with jam. There is a heart shaped hole in the top biscuit where the jam shows through. There is also an embossed splat shape around the jam heart.
The design of the biscuit help seperate it from other biscuits with a similar style. The design helps make the biscuits more appealing, to both adults and children. This helps them to be perfect for a number of occassions, such as childrens parties, cups of tea and for kids and adults on play dates.
Jammie dodgers have a much higher quality taste than copy cat style jammie biscuits. The shortcake biscuits have a buttery, sweet shortbread taste, but without such a crumbly texture, that shortbread itself has. They are also sweet but without being sickly, which always results in me eating more than one. The biscuit has a crunch to it, but without it falling apart. They do make a little bit of a mess but not as much as some other biscuits, I think it has more to do with who is eating the biscuit than the biscuit itself when it comes to mess. My son can't sneak a biscuit without me knowing as he always leaves a crumb mess. I love the taste of the jammie centre, although not quite to the standard of my mother in law's homemade jam, it doesn't have that cheap jam taste to it, and is a million times better than the cheaper jam alternative biscuits that have this jam bit covered in more sugar. The jam centre gives the biscuit a chewy feel, which I personally really enjoy. Much better than a boring rich tea. A biscuit with a bit of fun and good taste.
Overall a tasty biscuit that can be picked up just about anywhere at a resonable price. Jammie Dodgers are suitable for the whole family, and lots of different occassions, from lunchboxes, tea dunking, childrens parties and more.
Wheat flour, raspberry flavour plum jam (26%) glucose-fructose syrup, plums, sugar, humectant (glycerol) acidity regulators (citric acid, sodium citrates) gelling agant (pectin) natural colour (anthocyanins) natural flavouring, sugar, vegetable oil, golden syrup, raising agents (ammunium hydrogen carbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate), and salt.
Energy kj 347
of which saturates 6.8g
of which saturates 1.3g
salt equivalent trace
I have always been partial to a biscuit with my cup of hot tea but have my 'favourites' within the major brands and tend to stick to them. For this reason, it had been a long time since I had tried the "Jammie Dodgers" biscuits, from the well known "Burtons" range of biscuits and foodstuffs. I had the opportunity to try them out recently when my other half came home from shopping with a 150g packet of the biscuits, a trial which I was more than happy to undertake.
Packaged in a brightly-coloured red wrapper, the Burtons Jammie Dodgers are certainly an eye-catching product and I have noticed them on the shop shelf many times when shopping for groceries. Opening the outer wrapper, I could clearly see the circular biscuits which were sitting neatly on a sort of cardboard 'shelf' within the wrapper. I wouldn't normally describe a biscuit wrapper any more than what I have normally stated, but in the case of the Jammie Dodgers I feel it necessary to point out that I find the packaging is both tricky and quite cumbersome to use, although I liked the fact that the biscuits had a little 'protection padding' offered to them by way of the cardboard insert. This device does, however, seem to make it more difficult to remove each individual biscuit at a time. The alternative is to hold the package upside down until a biscuit falls down the 'shelf' towards the opening of the packet, but this usually results in a crumby mess falling out which is rather annoying. After eating a couple of the biscuits I gave in and removed the remainder from the package altogether, finding a small tin to store them in until we next wanted to eat them.
The biscuits themselves look very attractive, consisting of two circular biscuits that have a sort of 'sandwiched' design, thanks to a generous helping of bright red jam in the centre. On the top biscuit there is a sort of 'textured' design embossed onto the biscuit, with a heart-shaped 'hole' cut out of the centre, through which the red jam can be seen clearly. The cute appearance of the biscuits makes them seem ideal to be served at a child's birthday party and I do remember my own mum serving the biscuits to me as a youngster.
The outer biscuits are very sweet as you would expect, and I find their sweet 'shortcake' aroma is very easy to detect even before I have taken a bite. With a sort of 'buttery' undertone in their flavouring, I find the biscuits are deliciously sweet without being overpowering, and have a lovely 'crunch' to them that is not overly crumbly. In actual fact I quite enjoy 'dunking' my Jammie Dodger into my hot cup of tea and find that they can withstand this practice to a reasonable degree. I find that their taste compliments my hot cuppa perfectly.
The jam in the centre of the Jammie Dodgers is one that I think is of a high quality. Described on the packaging as being "Stretchy Raspberry Flavour Jam" I find that the centre of the biscuits is not at all sickly, nor does it have that sort of bitter 'false' aftertaste to it that many cheaply-priced jams contain. I think that the texture of the jam centre, and it's wonderful chewy consistency, compliment the crunchy outer biscuits perfectly. The combination of the two make a really pleasant change from my usual 'biscuit routine' and I think I may be somewhat converted to them as a result.
The nutritional information on the reverse of the packaging informs me that each Jammie Dodger biscuit will provide 83 kcal and 2.8g fat which I think is on a par with most other brands of biscuit that I buy regularly. I can also see that they have no artificial colours, no artificial flavours and no hydrogenated fats. Jammie Dodgers contain wheat and gluten, and may contain milk and soya. The biscuits are entirely suitable for a vegetarian diet.
Overall, I was quite impressed with the Jammie Dodgers and will definitely buy them again. I thought they offered something a bit different from my usual 'dunker' choices, and I particularly enjoyed the jammy centre in the middle of the biscuits.... Definitely recommended from me!
As at March 2012, there are several variations of the biscuits available in good stockists such as Tesco and Asda. These include the 'original' version that I am reviewing here, as well as a "Sticky Toffee" version and a "Jam 'n Custard" variety. There are also "Mini" and "Snack Bite" versions of the Jammie Dodger biscuits available too.
The current price for the 150g packet that I had is £1.15 from branches of Asda, or you can buy online at www.asda.com.
Despite the recent bizarre advertisements on the television Jammie Dodgers have been around for as long as I can remember and were definitely part of my childhood. The packaging seems to have changed a little over that period of time but it remains predominantly red in colour.
You can purchase a 150g packet of these biscuits currently on the Tesco website for a pound but I think normally they retail at a higher price than this. A Jammie Dodger is round and consists of raspberry flavoured jam sandwiched between two shortcake type biscuits. In the centre of the top shortcake half you can see the jam through a heart shaped window. They are fairly easy to eat as regards pressure on your teeth as the shortcake is crumbly and quite soft although the jam is hard and somewhat chewy. These are ever such nice biscuits to eat with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.
Apparently these contain no artificial colours or flavours which is always reassuring to see in a food product. When it comes to nutrition 100g of these biscuits contains 440 calories and 15g of fat which means you could eat maybe two and this would be no worse than an average bar of chocolate although for me stopping at two after the packet has been opened is a bit of a challenge.
This brand's biscuits are great for putting on a plate for a table of snack food at parties along with items like Cadbury's fingers and party rings. You can now buy a toffee version of this snack biscuit which I have not tried but if they are as nice as the original type then they should be tremendously tasty also.
Jammie dodgers have been going around for ages but they still have the traditional slogan of 'Everyone's favourite biscuit'. These ones are about the original biscuit which I think are definitely the best over the newer flavours they have brought out.
The product --> The one thing about this brand is that they are always bringing new covers out for the packaging! Currently they are in a red plastic cover, with the biscuits in a white cardboard lining. On the front in 'Jammie Dodger' in cream writing - which I think looks better than the yellow writing. There is as example of a biscuit on the left side, and then on the right what flavour it is. On the bottom is the nutritional information. The biscuits are quite large and shortbread. In between there is a Jam shaped heart.
I think they go great with a cup of tea, but to be honest as just a quick snack. I think this because they are quite chunky so you get quite a lot of biscuit. The jam used is raspberry.
The nutritional information --> This is for each biscuit.
Calories - 83 cals
Sugars - 6.8g
Fat - 2.8g
Sats - 1.3g
Salt - trace
The biscuits are not bad for you as there is no artificial colours, flavours, hydrogenated fats and there is no GM ingredients either. Each packet contains 150g, which is 8 biscuits.
The cost --> I tend to buy these when they are on offer, which can be as low as a £1. Normally they are about £1.40, but it does depend what supermarket you get them from.
I recommend this product as a sweet snack, and it perfect for children too!
Delicious stretchy jam splodged at the heart of 2 yummy shortcake biscuits!
Jammie Dodgers are some of my favourite biscuits, I think they remind me of being a kid as they are such a fun biscuit and very tasty too. Jammie Dodgers consist of two yummy shortcake biscuits joined together or sandwiched by sticky tasty raspberry ham. They are made by Burton's Foods which have been baking for over 70 years so you know these are quite good quality biscuits too.
The shortcake is lovely and buttery and quite crumbly too, just like shortcake should be. It's a lovely light gold colour and I think a good quality shortcake in itself. The jam is a really strong raspberry flavour and now apparently according to the packaging the biscuits are now more fruity. They definitely have a lot of jam in them as most of the layer inside the shortcake biscuits are covered with the jam ensuring you get a fruity mouthful with each bite. The jam is quite sticky and will pull apart when you bite into it, it's not runny in any way which I think is nice.
These are really nicely designed biscuits too. The top of the biscuit has a heart shape cut out of it so this enables you too see the jam inside and I think the heart shape is a nice touch. This makes these biscuits great for a Valentines treat or to give to someone you love and are great for kids parties! The heart then has a splat marking around it to go with the fact that these biscuits are described as, "jam splodged at the heart of 2 yummy shortcake biscuits."
Now, these biscuits do contain quite a lot of calories. One biscuit has 83 calories which I think is quite alot, especially as there is no chocolate involved in these biscuits so there are best for a treat and not a everyday snack.
Jammie Dodgers have been around for as long as I can remember. They are produced by Burton's Foods in Cwmbran which is just 5 miles from where I live. I used to absolutely love these as a child. They were the ultimate girly biscuit sporting a red heart in the centre and an embossed pattern which ran around the biscuit. Jammie Dodgers comprise of two round shortcake biscuits with a delicious jam filling. The bottom biscuit is solid whereas the top biscuit, as mentioned before has a heart shaped hole through which you can see the jam. Around the heart, there is an embossed design which looks like a splat. I believe the design has changed a little over the years as I seem to remember a more intricate design of swirls which I feel was a much nicer and more appropriate design.
The shortbread is very sweet in my opinion and quite hard and crumbly. The jammy(ie) filling is quite sticky and gooey which helps to hold the shortbread together whilst it is being consumed reducing the risk of getting covered in crumbs. It is quite a thin layer or jam which isn't a problem for me as it seems to have a very strong fruity taste which is balanced well by the thickness of the sweet shortbread.
Looking at the packaging, you would expect the filling to be strawberry flavoured jam, but much to my surprise it is actually raspberry flavoured plum jam (work that one out!) These are quite clearly aimed at children what with the childlike font used for the logo and bright red packaging but I still enjoy these at the grand old age of 29 although I can't eat too many of them these days. I do enjoy one with a nice cup of tea but I find they can be quite dry and chewy when eaten alone and can leave me feeling rather thirsty.
Wheat Flour, Raspberry Flavour Plum Jam (26%) (Glucose-frutose Syrup, Plums, Sucrose Syrup, Humectant (Glycerol), Gelling Agent (Pectins), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate), Colour (Anthocyanins), Flavouring, Calcium Choloride), Palm Oil, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents (Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate), Whey Powder, Salt.
(per 100g)...........................(per biscuit)
Energy kCal 440..................kCal 83 kCal
Energy kJ 1,853...................kJ 347 kJ
of which sugars 36.2g.........6.8g
of which saturates 7.1g.......1.3g
Fibre 1.7g............................0.3 g
Looking at the information above they're not that healthy a choice at 83 calories per biscuit and all of that sugar would make me think twice about feeding these to a child. They are however a nice tasting biscuit which are ok when consumed every now and then.
They are widely available from all good supermarkets and are currently on offer at Tesco where you can purchase two packets for £1.
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As many of you know, I love food and I love to travel the world and few things are better to me than sampling the culinary delights of the culture I'm visiting. Whether it's sipping the local tea and eating quinoa soup sat on a mountain top high in the Peruvian Andes whilst watching the sun rise over the Incan Sacred Valley to sitting on the banks of the Nile eating a felafel bought from a local street vendor in Aswan, I love to try the local food and drink and then write a review to tell you all about it.
On my latest sojourn, I stayed a little closer to home and holidayed in the Welsh borders. Whilst I was gathering provisions for my epic hike up Pen y Fan, I happened upon a local delicacy that is carefully crafted in the nearby town of Cwmbran (a name evocating mystery and exoticism - it means valley of the crows). Never one to shy away from new foods, I stocked up on them figuring that if I didn't like them, I could always give them as a present to people I secretly hate. I mean everyone knows that "local delicacy" means "horrible tasting food to persuade gullible tourists to eat as a practical joke" don't they? Plus they were on special offer of two packs of eight biscuits for 99p, which I reckoned was a bargain.
So anyway, I figured I should share the mystery and the exoticism with you. I'd like to pretend it's because I'm nice but in all honestly, I'm getting a bit fed up of people thinking I'm pretentious for liking things like quinoa or felafel and the more I spread around the local delights that I've found, the less chance I have of being told yet again that I'm irredeemably middle class. So *drumroll* - I'd like to introduce you all to a novel culinary delight that I'm certain none of you will ever have heard of before. It's a baked epicurean delight that goes by the quirky name of the Jammie Dodger.
===What is a Jammie dodger?===
A Jammie Dodger is a form of biscuit. Biscuit is a kind of sweet baked product, a little bit like a hard cake and similar to an American cookie.
The name "biscuit" comes originally from the latin and means "Twice cooked". This refers to the original process of making these so-called biscuits which featured two distinct cooking phases and enhanced the preservation potential.
However, modern day biscuits are seldom cooked more than once unless they've gone a bit stale and you want to pep them up a bit. Or, of course, you want to serve them to guests and pass them off as "home made, fresh out of the oven, take care not to burn your mouth!" If you want to try this, my personal tip to you is: try bashing them a bit around the edges to give them that home-made oddly-shaped-blob look, it looks far less like a mass-produced item that way.
I really liked the way that the alternative spelling of the word "Jammy" gave it a quaint almost rustic feel to it because nothing says home made quite like unusual alternative spellings now does it? Again, it gives it a personal touch that I feel is sadly missing from so many mass-produced products.
The biscuits are a delightful golden brown in colour, about an inch and a half across, circular in shape and two of them are sandwiched together with a jammy middle between them. This jam fuses them with the strength of superglue and will mean your children can never do that gross thing where you eat one biscuit then the other then finally finish off with the filling in the middle. Or, er, so I've heard. Because I'd never do that.
The upper biscuit has a heart shaped hole in through which you can see the red jam, which means that they would be an ideal valentines day present. Assuming of course that you haven't taken your beloved on a gastronomy holiday near Cwmbran! Because after all, it wouldn't be very special once they found out you got 16 biscuits for a quid on special offer and scoffed the other fifteen now would it? In order to subtly find out if they are well travelled enough to have heard of them, my advice is: find out if by asking them whether they prefer seaweed raw, as laver bread (a Welsh delicacy, see, just like these...) or in sushi? Can't fail as a pickup line, I'm telling you.
The biscuits are shortcake in style and quite reminiscent of rustic highland all-butter shortbread in both texture (crumbly) and taste (apart from the lack of buttery taste). I found them to be quite good taste-wise, but I had to try quite a few of them just to be sure. Sadly, I ate the whole pack far too quickly to let anyone else try any, so had to go back and get some more.
Each biscuit contains 83kcal, 1g protein, 13.4g carbohydrates, 6.8g sugar, 2.8g fat (1.3g saturated), 0.3g fibre and a trace of salt. Which makes them ideal hiking food you'd suppose. However, they turned out to be a bit rubbish for that because they were really crumbly and once the pack was opened at one end, it split along the length and they all fell out and fell apart all over the inside of my backpack. Which did have the advantage that for a fortnight afterwards I could have a snack just by sucking the crumbs out of my pullover.
It contains wheat flour, raspberry flavoured plum jam (seriously, what is this? Are they easily confused or something? Isn't regular plum jam good enough?): glucose-fructose syrup, plums, sugar, glycerol, citric acid, sodium citrate, pectin, anthocyanins, flavouring, sugar, vegetable oil, golden syrup, ammonium hydrogen carbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate and salt.
===Will it kill me?===
It's a biscuit. You can never trust a biscuit. They could kill you stone dead with death in many deadly and fatal ways. For instance, you may choke on it. Or die if someone dropped a tonne of them onto you. Or if you eat too many of them and rupture your innards. Or if you eat too many and put on weight then asphyxiate when you try to fit into that perfect outfit. So just to be safe, I recommend that if you accidentally buy some biscuits, you'd better let me try them first just to be sure. If I die, don't eat them. If it's a borderline case and I'm not sure whether or not it's delayed-action fatal, I'll eat a few of them and get back to you a few days later and tell you if it's safe to buy another pack (what, you don't think there will be any left by then do you?).
I checked the label of the Jammie Dodgers closely and saw the magic words "May contain milk". Hurrah and huzzah, the magic disclaimer that's so vague it's meaningless: May contain. Which to me means "Omnomnomscoff *cross fingers*". As those of you who just need to be a bit careful know, that often just means it's a posterior-covering maneuver so the manufacturers don't get sued - it's often put on products that have never seen a cow in its life but are made on the same production line as buttery good baked delights (which probably also don't have any butter because it's too expensive). Or possibly the factory is run by our bovine friends, who knows? Either which way I figured I'd risk it because it's just "May" not "Does". Just don't tell my asthma specialist or she'd tell me off because she doesn't think that eating something really nice then having my inhaler is a valid lifestyle choice that should be supported by the NHS. Some people, eh?
Coeliacs: you are out of luck. Like usual. It's got gluten and wheat, so it'll kill you. Don't eat it!
Also, sorry, but you aren't going to like the next bit where I tell you about the happy dance that I did when I found it was a gluten-y product without big lumps of cow juice in! Hooray! Not eating dairy means I should have more sympathy for your plight I know. But I like gluteny food (as do you I bet) and your gluten free food is just grim, tastes like they replaced the flour with grit and then they charge you 50 quid for the privilege. So, sorry about that. I know I should show more solidarity, but instead my mouth is too full of jammie dodgers.
Plus you know I wouldn't mind (each to their own and all), it's just that us dairy-free types end up with your GF food too, if we get anything at all. Supermarkets really like to share the pain and to kill two birds with one stone and foist us non-dairy people off with a couple of the fouler tasting gluten-free brands and whack good old whey powder in everything else because it's cheap and it's fun to poison naive asthmatics. So, yeah, I'm prejudiced against GF food because I don't want to have to eat it just to get something with no dairy in.
If ever you find yourself in Wales or the nearby regions, I do strongly recommend that you try this local delicacy. Its taste is coupled perfectly with its low price.
Hmmm, what's that you say, you heard of these already? They're not really a local delicacy? I was tricked into buying factory baked biscuits that are actually available in nearly every shop in the country you say?
Sheesh, do you mean to say that I've wasted my time and my effort buying packs of them just to help with your education? And I went to the trouble of eating them (at great personal risk I'll have you know) and it was all for nothing? Honestly, the things I have to do in the name of writing a review. I'm gutted I tell you. Devastated. Can we just perhaps pretend that you haven't heard of them?
Burton Foods have been bringing us delicious biscuits for over 70 years.
Jammie Dodgers are made by Burton Foods. They are described as being "delicious stretchy jam splodged at the heart of 2 yummy 2 shortcake biscuits.
The biscuits contain no artificial colour or flavours. There are no included hydrogenated fats and the ingredients are non GM.
Over the years, there have been different flavoured jam fillings introduced for these biscuits. The original is raspberry flavoured plum jam but you can also pick up Jam n Custard, Berrilicious, Outrageous Orange and Lively Lemon plus some limited edition flavours.
The original Jammie Dodgers come in a bright red plastic wrapper (not currently recycled) with huge yellow writing showing the name of the product. On the underside of the packet, there is the ingredients, nutritional information, allergy advice and how to contact Burton Foods. There some images of the actual biscuits dotted around the pack.
Inside the pack, the biscuits are placed in a cardboard casing (widely recycled) to keep them safe.
The Jammie Dodgers are round. There are 2 quite thick and pale looking shortcake biscuits. The one on the bottom is smooth and the top shortcake biscuit has a splat design and a love heart shape cut out in the middle where you can see the filling. The shortcake biscuits are sandwiches together with a thin layer of the jam filling.
Wheat Flour , Raspberry Flavoured Plum Jam (26%) (Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Plums, Sugar, Humectant (Glycerol), Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid , Sodium Citrates), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Natural Colour (Anthocyanins), Natural Flavouring) , Sugar , Vegetable Oil , Golden Syrup , Raising Agents (Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate) , Salt .
Suitable for vegetarians.
Contains gluten, wheat and may contain milk.
Each biscuit contains
*Availability and Price*
A pack of 10 is available in supermarkets for around the 50p mark. Mini Jammie Dodgers can also be purchased in multi-packs.
When I was growing up, there was never a time I remember my Mum not having biscuits in our house. This may be a reason why I am no size 10 but anyway...
Jammie Dodgers are a popular biscuit from a trusted brand. At 50p a packet and 5p per biscuit, you will know this is reasonable for what you are getting.
The biscuits are a good size and thickness. The shortcake is quite hard until you sink your teeth into it and it starts to crumble (beware this becomes messy so have a napkin at the ready!). The biscuits are quite plain yet when they meet with the jam centre, you are greeted with a sweet and soft experience. You get a little crunch before hit in the centre and then it's a gentle and satisfying munch from their onwards.
The filling has certainly been increased over the years and is deliciously fruity and very moreish. So much so that I managed to eat several of these in one sitting. Certainly not good for the waistline but I will start that diet at some point!
Overall, these biscuits are suitable for kids and adults as a tasty, sweet treat. The biscuit is crumble and quite bland but the jam really sets the whole biscuit off.
Thanks for reading
I was just reading a review on Jammie Dodgers and couldn't believe I hadn't reviewed it myself. So here I am.
Jamie Dodgers is a biscuit that I remember with great affection from when I was a kid. At the time there was only the original version, which was made of shortbread and filled with lovely raspberry jam. There was a heart in the middle of the shortbread biscuit, so you could see the jam. I remember at the time trying to prize the 2 layers of shortbread apart, so I could lick the jam. Never worked:-) (I watch now as my little lad tries to do the same). The shortbread would always break!!
Moving on a few years Jammie Dodgers are now available in more than just raspberry jam. You can now find them in Berrilicious, Jam 'n Custard and Outrageous Orange.
The biscuit itself can be bought in different size packets too. The 150g (8 biscuit version) will set you back a cool 85p a packet, but they are often on offer for around the 50p region. Not the cheapest biscuit around, I think you'll agree. The double pack will set you back about £1.35. For those with small children you can also get jammie dodger minis. Same design, just smaller biscuits. Ideal for packed lunches.
Upon tasting the jammie dodger you will be amazed at just how soft that shortbread actually is. The jam also compliments it extremely well. Whenever I've tasted my jam, I've always thought that it tasted really nice. There isn't too much of it either. The shortbread however I find to be extremely crumbly, and I always make crumbs.
Each biscuit has approx 85 calories and 3.0g of fat in it. Add to this a further 6.0g of sugar, it isn't the healthiest snack around.
In summing up, I think these biscuits are great. Any biscuits that have lasted the test of time must be doing something right. I'll give these 5 dooyoo stars and I hope when you try them you do to!!
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Jammie Dodgers remind me of my childhood and the little tea parties I had. I would always insist on having Jammie Dodgers as they were everyones favourite.
I recently picked these up when I was shopping and when I tasted one for the first time in years I remembered how good they taste!
The Jammie Dodgers come in a bright red and yellow plastic packet and there are 8 in a packet. The Jammie Dodgers are short cake biscuits with a delicious fruity jam in the middle. There is one layer of soft, sweet and crumbly shortcake biscuit with a heart shaped whole in the middle which shows the fruity jam in the middle and then there is another soft shortcake biscuit at the bottom.
The Jammie Dodgers are extremely tasty and not too sweet, they are very soft and have a slightly chewy centre which is enjoyable to eat. The only down side to this biscuit is that there is never enough in a packet and they can be messy to eat. They are great to have at your kids parties or even if you have people around for a cuppa you should get these biscuits because they'll go down a treat!
1 biscuit serving provides:
6.8g of sugar
2.8g of fat
1.3g of saturates
and there is a trace of salt.
This shows that these biscuits are very high in fat and calories but they are well worth it for the great quality and taste. You can find these biscuits in most supermarkets and the range between £1- £2 but they are sometimes on offer if you're lucky! I would recommend these biscuits for people who like a fruity biscuits.
I bought these this evening for a snack on the sofa. I bought them from my local petrol station for £1.20 but I have had them in the past for a lot cheaper. For example Tesco was selling them for 45p last time so the prices can vary from store to store. £1.20 is a bit dear though but that's the price you pay for convenience and being the only place open.
They come in a pack of 8 and consist of two biscuits sandwiched together by some jam. They are made to a high quality and consistently taste the same and are great to drink with something like milk or fruit juice.
This is one advantage. They taste great and so the job, because of this I can easily consume the whole packet of eight within the space of half an hour. Whether this is a downside or not depends on how bad you consider them to be. For me, eating eight won't do much for my weight but it's something you need to show restraint for and be weary of.
the packaging is good and keeps them fresh. For example. It's sealed in a plastic packaging with a paper tray in which they rest. It's easy to fold this back in when you take one out and I find that when you put them back and leave them for days that when you take them back out again, they are as fresh as the day you bought them. The packaging helps keep them fresh and as a result you can enjoy them for a longer space of time.
This brings me onto the next benefit nicely, which is that they last a long time from purchase. The pack I bought today has a best before end date of 6 months. So there's no manic rush to eat them or worry that they'll go off. Mine wouldn't last more than an hour in storage but if you're someone who goes a while before treating yourself then you can rest assured they'll still be fine in a months time.
One of the downsides is the mess that's made when eating them. The biscuit crumbles easily and the jam can hold the middle together well. This means that the outside breaks and you're left with an awful lot of crumbs. I'm not suggesting you keep the vacuum cleaner next to you, but it's worth bearing in mind as you'll undoubtedly get an awful lot of crumbs with each biscuit you eat.
Also, there are a lot of fattening agents in it. Fat per biscuit is 2.8g and this can add up. It's worth bearing in mind if you are on a diet etc.
Aside from that the taste is great and they are wonderful for a snack. Mess aside they make a great treat to have.
I bought a 150g pack of Jammie dodgers in Asda for 43p. As a child I was obsessed with these biscuits and at 43p I couldn't believe how cheap they were and so them magically ended up in the basket and found their way to the till.
The 50g packs contain 8 biscuits but you can get the double size family pack in Sainsburys for £1 at the moment. I find that the 150g packet is a perfectly good size as it means Grandad and I get 3 each and nan gets 2 as she doesn't eat as much as us.
Jammie Dodgers are made up of two good thickness shortcake biscuit sandwiched together with raspberry jam. The top biscuit has a heart cut out in the middle to show the jam. The biscuits are crispy and crunchy but do go soft quickly if you don't eat the biscuits on the day of opening. I find them quite light and they have a lovely buttery taste which I really like. I tend to eat the biscuit from around the edges first before eatting the jammy middle. I am sure there is less jam in the middle now than there used to be. The jam gives a lovely fruity taste to the biscuit and a soft and chewy texture. I wouldn't say it is gooey or stretchy though. The jam doesn't stretch much at all when you bite a bit off.
Jammie Dodgers contain no artificial colours or flavours, are suitable for vegetarians and contain no hydrogenated fats or GM ingredients. Each biscuit will give you 83kcals, 1.0g of protein, 13.4g of carbohydrates of which 6.8g are sugars, 2.8g of fat of which 1.3g are saturates, 0.3g of fibre and a trace of sodium.
These biscuits are really nice, they are sweet without being sickly and are great for a treat.
Think of Jammie Dodgers and immediately you should think of childhood!
As a child I didn't particularly go mad for Jammie Dodgers, but if they were in the house I would eat them. Now as an adult I know why I didn't particularly go mad for them. It is because they didn't have enough jam in them.
I came to this conclusion recently. I was choosing some biscuits at the supermarket, saw these and thought "haven't had a Jammie Dodger in years", and into the shopping trolley they popped.
When I got home and got the kettle on and started munching into them, it was then that I realised why they weren't top of my list of favoured biscuits.
Without thinking about it, instead of just biting away at the biscuit from start to finish, I eat it in the way I did as a child.
If you have never experienced a Jammie Dodger, you will need a short description to understand why I ate Jammie Dodgers in a particular way, all those years ago.
A Jammie Dodger consists of two round biscuits, arranged as a sandwich arrangement, with red fruit flavoured jam in the middle. The topmost biscuit, has a small heart shaped hole in the middle, which allows the jam to exude up through the hole. Giving the effect of a red heart decoration on the biscuit.
As a child this middle bit was the tastiest, so I used to leave the best till last. My method of eating would be to nibble around the middle, then popping the more jammy bit in my mouth last.
Normally I would instinctively dunk a biscuit, but that memory must have been well etched.
After I realised I had been acting on memory, I then did the dunk thing. My-oh-my, this is a lovely biscuit to dunk. Fortunately the jam filling is kind of solid-ish, so when you dunk you don't get jam in your tea (if you are quick).
These are a delicious treat, which I am ashamed to say I have neglected over the years. My instinctive 'nibble round the middle' habit has now been overtaken by a 'dunk round the middle' habit.
I recommend you get a packet of these in, especially if you have the grandchildren coming round - no make that two packets.
Jammie Dodgers are a well known and much loved biscuit, which have been around for many years. They are made with two shortcake biscuits, sandwiched together with raspberry jam and are produced by Burton's Foods.
I usually buy the 150g pack, which contains 8 of these biscuits. They are packed in a cardboard tray and wrapped in cheerful bright red and yellow packaging.
The biscuits themselves are a lovely golden colour and they are each made up of two shortcakes biscuits, the top one having a heart cut out of it. These biscuits are sandwiched together by raspberry jam and this can be seen through the heart and they do look very attractive.
The shortcake biscuits crumble when you bite into them. They are slightly soft, but in a nice melt in the mouth way. The jam is thin and smooth in texture, but very sweet and chewy and it combines nicely with the softer shortcake. I find a couple of Jamie Dodgers are enough for me in one sitting because they are very sweet and a little sickly if overdone.
Jammie Dodgers are free from artificial colours, flavours, hydrogenated fats and genetically modified ingredients.
They are suitable for vegetarians.
Each biscuit contains 83 calories, which is quite high and I'm glad I can only eat 2 at a time.
They are available in Tesco in 2 pack sizes:
150g pack - 86p
300g pack - £1.65 (on special for £1 until 23/03/10)
These are lovely, cheerful biscuits, which are great for kids parties and adult munchers alike. If you have a serious sweet tooth, I have no doubt they will satisfy your sugar craving!
They're not a biscuit I would buy every week, but they do make a tasty change from everyday traditional biscuits.