“ Type: Biscuits „
I am writing a fair amount of reviews today and decided to write about one of my favourite biscuits, wagon wheels, as my mum brought in a packet of them today and I have been snacking on them! lol
Wagon wheels are a brand of biscuits, they are large and individually wrapped in red wrapping with 'WAGON WHEELS' written on the front in yellow and white bubble writing. The packet is quite noticeable and I can pick these out easily from the biscuit aisle in the shops usually. We have a multipack, and there are 6 individual wagon wheels in a thin cardboard casing to stop them getting bashed about, all wrapped in a red multipack wrapper.
Opening one, they are about the size of the palm of my hand, and round in shape. They are made of two thin biscuits, with a thin layer of marshmallow between them and covered in a milk chocolate flavour coating. It is low quality chocolate as I've tasted it on it's own and it's not that sweet or creamy but it does go well with the sweet mallow inside. The marshmallow is very thin but it's a nice texture and tastes sweet. The plain biscuits sandwiching them together don't have much of a taste, and the texture is quite chewy and nowhere near as crunchy as say, a digestive biscuit. You can eat wagon wheels any way you like, however I like peeling the marshmallow out and saving it till last.
You can buy wagon wheels in original flavour and jammie (with the addition of some jam on the marshmallow) I have heard of other flavours such as caramel (!) but I've never seen them on the shelves.
The best before date is about 6 months away from when you buy them. They must be stored in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight so they don't melt and stay fresh. The multipack was on special offer from ASDA for a pound and they are regularly on special offer so they're worth looking out for to give a try.
Calorie wise, per serving which is one individually wrapped biscuit, there ate 156 calories and 6 grams of fat, 3g of which is saturated fat (the worst kind). Rather a lot for a snack but are okay as a treat now and again.
The ingredients are wheat Flour,Glucose Syrup ,Sugar ,Vegetable Fat ,Whey Powder ,Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder ,Egg ,Gelatine ,Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate) ,Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476) ,Salt ,Citric Acid , and Humectants (Glycerol).
The price of these is around £1.70 for a pack of 6 but they can be found on special offer at £1 regularly.
Overall I will continue to purchase these now and again, I like to keep a variety of biscuits and these are nice with a coffee or hot chocolate. Try them out and see if you like them, perhaps not the most sophisticated of biscuits but they are tasty!
I have chosen to review wagon wheels as have just eaten one! Slightly bigger than the average wrapped biscuit, I tend to buy them whenever they are on offer for the school pack ups. They have a biscuit centre, filled with mallow and a thin layer of jam and a chocolate coating. The pack I buy comes in red or blue wrapper, with the word Wagon Wheels in yellow on the front and "Choccy, Crunchy & Marshmallowy" underneath.
Launched in 1948 in a olympia food fayre, wagon wheels where created by Gary Weston, and were originally "weston wagon wheels" as at that time the wild west was very popular.
I remember these as a child as being a family favourite and I know we often say that various of our childhood food stuff has shrunk, but these truly have... They are 14mm smaller than the Australian version, although ours are 4mm thicker.
You can spend more, but I always wait for these to be a £1 for a packet of 6 in Asda before I stock up, which is very frequent. I think that represents quite good value.
Contains Gluten, Wheat, Milk, Egg and Soya.
Flavours / Varieties
They come in original, jammie, toffee, double choc, caramel and banoffee.
ooops, 159 calories. Glad I read after I had eaten!
I was going to rate as 5/5 but that was when I thought they were a hundred calories, now they get a 4.
I started the week with good intentions having overindulged a lot recently. However, work has been extra specially stressful, and when a random lady came into the office with a gift of a bag full of tea, coffee and biscuits...well, it would be rude not to!
After 5 minutes of looking longingly at the bag of gifts, I went for a Wagon Wheel since opening one of the other packs of biscuits would inevitably lead to eating lots of biscuits. With the individually wrapped Wagon Wheels I could just have one.
I did have just the one, but then yesterday I had another, and today I have another which I will review! A colleague has also had one, which means that after today there remain 2 Wagon Wheels from the packet of 6. I am contemplating hiding these in my desk for next week...
---So, the big question---
This is the question that is on everyone's mind when Wagon Wheels are mentioned. Have they got smaller over time? Or, is it just that as we grow into adults, they appear smaller?
I didn't eat Wagon Wheels as a child - I can't remember my mum ever buying them (we stuck to Kit Kats, Penguins, and Club Orange), but I remember friends eating them, and they did appear quite big.
The answer (well, an answer) can be found on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon_Wheels) - I am however just here to review my snack! I should mention though that Wagon Wheels in the UK are produced by Burton's Foods (www.burtonsfoods.com)
The 6-pack of Wagon Wheels comes in distinctive red packaging which has an old-fashioned feel to it, a picture of a wagon pulled by horses with a cowboy in it, and a picture of a Wagon Wheel with the caption "Size Matters".
Described as "Delicious Mallow Biscuit Covered with a Chocolate Flavoured Coating". Boasting that they are low in salt, have no artificial colours, are free from hydronated fats, and contain non GM ingredients.
Each Wagon Wheel is individually wrapped with packaging that reflects the main packaging, and says "You've got to grin to get it in". I can't really comment on the shelf life, but mine are best before February 2013 (it is currently August 2012).
Wheat flour, glucose syrup, sugar and other things (no real need to list - they do claim 22% Mallow!), but should say that they contain Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Eggs and Soya, so no good for those with allergies and intolerances.
Each biscuit contains 156 calories (13g sugar, 6g fat, 3g saturates) which is a lot for a biscuit. However, these are more special than a biscuit, and can be described as a 'biscuit bar'. And I'm just looking now at the packet of chocolate digestives which my colleague opened yesterday (oh dear!) which have 85 calories per biscuit. I'd rather have one Wagon Wheel than 2 chocolate digestives I think.
---The Eating Experience---
The important bit! I open the packet, and sniff the biscuit (I don't normally do this, but I'm reviewing here!), and it smells a bit like the chocolate on jaffa cakes. On biting into the biscuit you can see inside, two layers of biscuit sandwiched together with a layer of mallow. The combination makes it sweet, but not overly so. The next test is to dunk in my huge mug of coffee, and it goes very nicely, although a few bits of chocolate fell off in the process.
Although the chocolate isn't the best quality (I suppose it is chocolate 'flavour' rather than actual chocolate?!), and quite frankly there could be a bit more of it, Wagon Wheels are extremely tasty, and although I am left wanting more, I am satisfied enough to not rip open another one - this is the big advantage of them being individually wrapped!
I would recommend Wagon Wheels as a tasty sweet treat, and I'm sure that kids will love them as part of a balanced diet.
I don't think I would go out of my way to buy them, however if nice people (thank you to the anonymous donor) bring them to me as gifts, then who am I to refuse?! Actually, I might well buy some as I haven't tried the 'jammie' or 'caramel' flavours. Looking on the Tesco website, they are generally £1.69 for a 6 pack, but currently on offer for £1 (and I'm sure can be found cheaper in bargain stores). In fact I think I might go and stock up now, as 17p per Wagon Wheel seems like good value to me - proceeds from this review to go into the Wagon Wheel fund!
Price: £1 for 8
Verdict: Great classic
Rival: Marshmallow tea cakes
Where to find: Iceland
Size: Swear they've got smaller! 7cm diameter, 2cm tall
Calories/ fat : 164/ 5/8
Wrapping: The pack has a cardboard base and each wagon wheel is individually wrapped in a blue wrapper with the classic cowboy and horse wagon logo
Description: 'Delicious Mallow and jam biscuit covered with a chocolate flavoured coating
Ingredients (the mains)
Raspberry plum flavoured jam (5%)
Fat reduced coco powder
V - No
I haven't had Wagon Wheels in years!! I remember them as a kid, nibble the top biscuit base off first, then eating the mallow filling then finishing the bottom of the base or leaving it completely. It was only whilst eating a marshmallow teacake that I realised - 'Hang on, these are essentially the same' so whilst in Iceland, I picked up a pack of 8 for £1.
They smell like cheap chocolate, seeing as they are 'chocolate flavoured'.
Wagon Wheels are essentially Marshmallow tea cakes in a flatter form and with a chocolate covered biscuit over the top of a flat marshmallow...so a marshmallow biscuit sandwich basically.
Of course, I opted for the jam centre mallow ones but you can get the originals without.
Taking them out the wrapper, my hands have definitely grown since I was little because they appear so much smaller! According to the slogan on the wrapper -
Well, obviously not enough to Burtons who have definitely reduced the size.
Anyhow, the circular biscuit is covered in a darkish colour chocolate with a slightly chequered patterning on the top from where is has coated the biscuit. In usual fashion, I removed the top layer biscuit at the obvious join where the two halves meet. It's crumbly but does come off in fairly big bits if you're careful. Sometimes the mallow sticks to it and I end up pulling that up as well.
The biscuit if brown and covered in the chocolate. It's not crunchy like a digestive and is more like Shortcake biscuits, it's soft and the chocolate adds the sweetness. It doesn't have a creaminess to it as it's only 'chocolate flavoured' but I really enjoyed it.
The mallow is literally in a flat strip. I think it should be slightly thicker. It's the spongy, sticky chewy type that has a lovely sweetness. As usually, lack of jam is a huge issue. There must be laws that describe what percentage of jam should be added to a product for the manufacture to same it contains jam. If so, Tunnock's are on the borderline. I couldn't really taste it, thought I could see it spread within the mallow blanket.
The base biscuit is slightly thinner than the top layer and much thinner than in a mallow teacake (only about 0.02cm).
When eaten together, the mallow becomes a kind of squidgy mess in your mouth along with soft biscuit. You get a good sweetness in is way but I like to 'play' with my wagon wheel by taking it a part and eating the compositions 1 by 1. Also, the chocolate looses that small flavour it has and the mallow takes dominance which, for me, ruins to individually flavours.
Overall, I think these are still an absolute classic and to get rid of these would seriously mark a decline in our culture!! None the less, they'll go down in history.
It has been ages since I have eaten a Wagon Wheel. Use to eat them when I was child and remembered it as a big chocolate covered marshmallow biscuit. Not sure why I stopped eating them, think mum just stop purchasing them and probably substituted it for some other product. Looking at the Wagon Wheel now I feel it is somewhat smaller than what I remember, but this is probably due to me growing into a giant so everything looks smaller than it was before.
I had a craving for Wagon Wheels last week on a shop to Asda, silly me I should have purchased these from Iceland earlier on, no doubt I would have got a 9 pack instead of a 6 pack for a much lower price. I couldn't wait much longer so purchased them there and then. I paid £1.37 for a 6 pack and apparently on www.mysupermarket.co.uk you can purchase them for a £1.00 at Asda for the moment.
The wagon wheel is 7.5cm in diameter and 1.5cm thick. It consists of two thin biscuits with white marshmallow squashed between them and then coated in chocolate.
Eating wise I find it really messy, soon as you bite into it the biscuit parts start to give way, bounces off the marshmallow and the chocolate coating breaks up into pieces. I have ended up with little bits of the biscuit falling everywhere, mostly stuck between my curls as I have long hair and it wasn't tied back.
Taste wise; it tastes like mostly chocolate, think the marshmallow gets over shadowed by the chocolate. Tastes nice as a combination of marshmallow, biscuit and chocolate, but as far as chocolate goes I prefer Cadburys.
It is packaged as a red plastic wrapper with a picture of a wagon and the slogan "You've got to grin to get it in!
According to the food standards traffic light system it is high in saturated fat and sugar and medium in fat and salt. As its a chocolate snack it bound to be unhealthy.
Sat Fat 3.1g
It contains Gluten, Wheat, Wheat Flour, Eggs, Milk, Whey Powder, Soya & Soya Lecithins. So if you have allergies beware.
I really don't understand how so many people rave about Wagon Wheels. My Dad loves these, and used to try and make me eat them when I was younger, and he couldn't understand how I turned them down. In my entire adult life of living in my own house (about 7 years) I have never once purchased these and stand by the fact they they aren't very nice.
A pack of Wagon Wheels consists of 6 individual biscuits and costs about £1.39 according to Sainsburys website. It also says that there are 5.4g of fat per biscuit.
A Wagon Wheel is about the size of the bottom of a mug, I would estimate about a 10cm diameter. They consist of biscuit with a marshmallow topping and the whole thing is covered in chocolate.
I think I was always most offended by the biscuit base. It is a very soft poor quality biscuit with no crunch to it. The marshmallow is sticky and sweet, but is also a tad rubbery and the chocolate around the outside is very thin and really poor quality, it always tasted too sweet to me.
I think Wagon Wheels are a bit like marmite, people either really love them or really dislike them. I am in the dislike category, so apologies to all the lovers out there but I can't recommend these as to me they are just a poor quality, rather tasteless biscuit. They do have a jam version now though, which might be a bit more interesting, but I doubt I will be buying or reviewing those any time soon.
Ok, this is a review about Wagon Wheels, so let's just clear up one burning issue before we get going.
Wagon Wheels have not shrunk.
You have grown.
Oh, and while I'm at it, you know those cows you see in the distance as you drive through the country? They're not really tiny, they are just far away!
I really enjoy a Wagon Wheel every now and then.
Two substantial digestive style biscuits, glued together with marshmallow and then covered in chocolate.
In my opinion, they could do with a second coat of chocolate.
If you are going to cover something in chocolate, then really cover it. You should not on any account be able to see the biscuit through the chocolate. Them's the rules!
Taste wise, I find them very pleasant. Not too rich, in fact I'm sure I can taste a hint of salt in the biscuit which combines well with the sweetness of the marshmallow and chocolate.
As far as dunkability is concerned, they are a little bit too wide to fit comfortably in my mug but after taking a bite they slot right in. Not sure that they are designed with us dunkers in mind and personally, they don't really cut it. Marshmallow in tea or coffee doesn't really float my boat. In hot chocolate though... well that is another matter.
Did you know...
Scientists and learned scholars actually use the term "Wagon Wheel Effect" when explaining the phenomenon witnessed by over 90% of adults in the Western World as they move from childhood into adolescence and adulthood and incorrectly come to the conclusion that things are getting smaller when in fact they are getting bigger.
I hate to say it but, see... I told you so!
Sensible Grown Up Stuff:
Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder
Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate)
Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476)
With 22% Mallow
Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Eggs and Soya
Nutritional Advice: per biscuit
(Of which Sugars) 13.3g
Salt Equivalent: 0.2g
All in all, they are a nice big, tasty treat and it's always a pleasure to find one in my lunchbox.
They have been around since 1948 and they have obviously stood the test of time.
As far as price is concerned, they are currently £1 for a pack of six at both Asda and Tesco. Bargain!
Also available in a jammie version if you are looking for something that is a little bit more Rock 'n' Roll!
I don't know what all the fuss is about Wagon Wheels, they're majorly boring and I used to hate it when I opened my packed lunch at school and saw my mum had put a Wagon Wheel in instead of the usual yummy biscuits she would buy.
They are a dead simple idea, you get 2 biscuits that have got marshmallow in the middle and then they are covered in the cheapest chocolate Burtons could find! lol They have always tasted proper cheap actually but when I had one yesterday after not even knowing they still existed I realised they are possibly the cheapest biscuits going.... and the stupid thing is that they're not even all that cheap to buy!!!
You get 6 in a pack I think and even though they look like good value because of the Wagon Wheels being so big they're not. The biscuit is mega soft and there's no crunch at all to it. That makes them taste stale to me and the biscuit hasn't got much of a flavour of it's own apart from being sweet. The marshmallow isn't much better either because it's too sweet and that's all you can taste, it's a bit sticky and I hated the way it covers your teeth... I had to go and brush my teeth a few minutes after eating the Wagon Wheel I had yesterday because I could FEEL all the sugar in it starting to eat away at my teeth.....
The chocolate is horrible as well and I don't think it's even real chocolate, it's like that cheap stuff you get on the top of cheapo cakes. It's actually not got a bad flavour but it's soooooo thin on the biscuit that you deffo can't rely on a decent tasting chocolate covering to help make the Wagon Wheel taste any better. The chocolate makes a bit of a mess of your hands because it melts proper quick.
I really, really HATE these biscuits. You can buy them with jam in as well now and I reckon that would be even worse because the jam would deffo make the biscuits feel even softer and more stale then they do now.
Not recommended..... I know LOADS of people love Wagon Wheels and I'll probably be hated for this review but I don't care. The biscuits taste stale and I don't care if they're a national treasure they're still disgusting!!!
My distinct memories of this biscuit, was when I was growing up. At the time, I'm pretty sure, they were sold separately and were much bigger. Although having a look on Wiki it says that Burton Foods (the manufacturer) deny this, and say that the biscuits are the same size. Well they maybe right, I don't know for sure. I didn't go around with a ruler in those days measuring the size of biscuits, although my childhood memories suggest a round biscuit as big as a plate:-) But can I plead to Burton's that you manufacture larger ones, and sell these separately - there is a market out there I promise you!!!
Today's wagon wheel come in a few different flavours. Notably the original flavour and now the jam flavour. I like both of the to be honest. The one I'm eating at the moment is the original. It comes in a red packet, inside a multi pack - six in total. On the front of the packet it has a picture of a cowboy and a horse pulling a wagon. It comes with the slogan 'You have to grin to get in'.
Upon opening you are met with a large round chocolate biscuit covered in chocolate. It appears that the 'biscuit' is actually made of 2 large digestive size biscuits (or slightly bigger) sandwiched together with marshmallow and then covered in chocolate. The biscuit taste is very soft and sweet and the marshmallow centre is very sticky. They go extremely well together, and if you have a sweet tooth like me, they are the ones for you.
Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder
Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate)
Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476)
With 22% Mallow
Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Eggs and Soya
A nice sweet biscuit for all the family. Although quite large for some small children, most grown ups will get through this, no messing. Highly recommended!
Where have all the wagon wheels gone??? These biscuits are my favourite snacks but for the last 2/3 weeks I have been unable to find them in our local supermarkets (Tesco's and Asda, Ashford, Kent). Does anyone know if there is a supply problem.
Is it me, or have Wagon Wheels got smaller over the years? I remember as a six year old having my very first one and thinking it was huge. I know things always seem different when you look back especially when you're little, but I'm sure they're not as big as the used to be.
About Wagon Wheels
Wagon Wheels are made by Burtons, who starting up in 1829 by George Burton, but it was not till 1948 the Wagon Wheel first appeared in the market place. These days the company make a variety of products that include Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Viscount biscuits.
For more about the company go to: www.burtonsfoods.com
I was very impressed when I bought my six-pack of wagon wheels as from my local supermarket Sainsbury's they were only 68p. I know the size of the packs varies but I thought at less than 12p each that constituted good value. These are the original Wagon Wheels as I have also seen Jammie Wagon Wheels as well.
They come in an orange packet, with their name and size matters on the front. I have always been a bit disappointed with this presentation and think a company as big as Burton's could produce a more effective container than this. That said when you open the outer covering up you discover that each individual biscuit is also wrapped in the same material, with exactly the same design and colour to it.
On the bottom of the packet is where all the products details are displayed. Half are in a language I cannot understand but the other half I do!! On here you have a list of ingredients, nutritional advice and a quality pledge from the manufacturers of the biscuit.
Wheat Flour, Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Whey Powder, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Egg, Gelatine, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Salt, Citric Acid, Humectant (Glycerol). With 22% Mallow.
Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Egg and Soya.
I found the packet the biscuit is contained in very easy to tear open. Inside is a round biscuit about 10 cm in diameter and about two cm deep. It is dark brown in colour and the way it is designed looks like two biscuits fused together and covered in rich chocolate.
Nutritional Advice: per biscuit
(Of which Sugars) 13.3g
Salt Equivalent: 0.2g
I bit into the biscuit it tasted quite soft and almost creamy inside the biscuit. I could already see the inside, which was white and tasted quite like a marsh mellow inside. It tasted to me far more like a quite crunchy chocolate biscuit, the white insides tasted little or where overtaken by the strong biscuit taste. To be honest if I had not seen the inners of the biscuit I would have probably forgotten it was there.
The taste was not at all unpleasant and I found it easy to eat, but just a little bland in taste. In fact after a few mouthfuls I wondered why I had purchased them in the first place, when I really prefer the tastier Jammie variety. The lucky thing for me is they have a shelf life of well over a year so I'm sure I can persuade a visitor to have them with their tea or coffee when they visit.
For me this was not a good buy. Firstly although the price was good I do not feel they are as effectively packaged as they could be. I think there must be a better way than selling them in these packets that are not that pleasing to the eye.
I found the biscuit is the nice rather than great tasting. It lacked something and bearing in mind with this biscuit there are lots of mouthfuls per biscuit, it tasted bland and just chocolaty, but neither memorable nor lovely in taste. In fact the biscuits can be messy if you eat them outside their individual wrapping. Though I did think the one I had was quite filling and went rather well with my afternoon cup of tea.
With this being a big biscuit (still smaller I'm sure when I was young though!), I was quietly impressed with its calorie count at only 156 per biscuit and the fat contents as well. While I was researching this product I checked out the web site given above and found one of the most disappointing web sites I have tried lately.
I do not think I will purchase these Wagon Wheels again, there is so much variety involving both biscuits and chocolates I will try something different next time. These biscuits did not inspire me and their taste left me rather disappointed with them.
I do not recommend these Wagon Wheels as a satisfying snack, yes they may appear larger than many but their taste is flat, it is dry and bland. The biscuit is what you remember about it not the marsh mellow within it. There was nothing good about this snack other than it had chocolate in it!!
Thanks for reading my review.
©CPTDANIELS March 2010.
Burtons Wagon wheels are a little disc of delightful mallow and chocolate, rolling rolling rolling! These sit out there on their own and no one really sells anything similar I don't think. These also come in a jammie version which as it sounds has jam in it too. You will struggle to dunk these in your hot drink, these look about the size of a cup coaster. I suppose you could break them in half firstly
These are enormous chocolate wheels, there are two layers of round biscuit with a mallow filling, and all is then coated in a milk chocolate. Once you bite in you can tend to see the stretchy mallow holding the biscuit together. These come sealed tight in a red wrapper with a picture of a good old country and western horse and kart on them.
A pack of six will cost you around £1.36, that's around 22 pence per biscuit which is not bad. Each biscuit weighs around 30 grams each.
About the Taste?
You bite in and the first thing you taste is the chocolate of which I have got to say is really thin but if they had anymore it would take away from the real taste here, the biscuit. The mallow is soft and gooey and again the right amount of it too. Once you chew away you will notice a salty edge to the biscuit taste, this is a really nice flavour that I didn't expect I will say, but not a lot and it still remains very sweet in taste, great flavours all round.
Traffic lights have the sat fat and sugar as red, this is 8.6 grams per 100 grams of sat fat. Each biscuit is 156 kcals in total which is not too bad considering their overall size. 431 kcal per 100grams too.
Great soft biscuit that has been around for ages and will be here to stay for a while yet
Wagon wheels have been a round for ages, and i have always bought them. Through out the years they have had a few new additions to their range and a couple of changes.
One of these changes was the reduction in size of the wagon wheels.. A shame really as they were monstrous but now days they have been compacted and are significantly smaller.
Burtons did however release a couple of extra flavours of wagon wheel. These were Chocolate and jammie. The jammie version had a layer of rich sweet jam underneath the marshmallow and the chocolate ones tasted more chocolaty.
The jammie ones were my favourite but for some reason these two new varieties seem to disappear of the shelves as well. But for now I am happy knowing at least part of the childhood memory remains in the form of normal wagon wheels!
Wagon wheels packets are bright red with the front dominated by a big bold title, which stretches across the entire packet. Underneath is a picture of some horse pulling a wagon, very relevant.
Wagon wheels are two large circles of chocolate-coated biscuit sandwiching marshmallow in the middle.
The biscuit layers are soft and taste quite sweet, you can also find the same biscuit in burtons teacakes as well. The marshmallow is very sticky and also tastes sweet.
The chocolate is nice and when all of these three are combined you get a filling tasty sweet treat.
Wagon wheels come in packs of 6 or 8 I believe and do vary a little on price depending on where you shop.
Each wagon wheel is wrapped individually in a red wrapper with a large image on the front of a wagon, a Wild West scene.
These wagon wheels be them smaller than the originals still taste great, an oldie which is as good now as it was in its heyday.
Burtons Original Wagon Wheels
Description: Chocolate covered biscuits with marshmallow and jam
Wagon Wheels are names because of their shape. They are basically a circular chocolate covered biscuit. Inside, there is soft mallow and a thin layer of jam. The biscuit is quite soft too, so biting into one of these is a soft and chewy experience, rather than a crunchy one.
Ingredients are as follows;
Wheat Flour, Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Raspberry Flavour Plum Jam(5%)(Glucose Fructose Syrup, Plums, Humectant(Glycerol), Gelling Agent(Pectins), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator(Trisodium citrate), Natural
In each biscuit there is 162 calories, of which 5.7g is fat, so they are not very good for you but certainly not the worst either.
I used to eat these as a kid and they seem a lot smaller. They are also thinner, which is a shame as they used to feel like a treat. now, one seems vaguely unsatisfying and a little bit bland and you end up reaching for another one. The problem is that by the time you have eaten the second one, you feel a little sick!
I am not sure if I like these as much as I used to. This may be because I have grown up, or it may be because they have changed since I was a kid, either way, I don't think I would bother buying these again. I paid £1 for a 6 pack on offer in Asda, but even on offer, don't think I would bother again.
Burton's Wagon Wheels were something I never bothered with as a kid. I had a bad experience after eating one once and never bothered again. More recently, my wife has been buying them for my son to have, and desperately peckish one day I tried one, and found they were lovely.
They are essentially thick and dense marshmallow covered in delicious milk chocolate, with thin biscuit forming a bit of a solid top and bottom underneath the chocolate. They are about 3 to 4 inches wide and form a circle, and are about 1cm to 3cm deep, hence the 'wheel' reference in the title.
They come in packs of 6 usually, with the logo as it is above having been the most common. At the moment, they are sponsoring the WWE (Wrestling) and so feature various superstars from this arena. The biscuits themselves taste great, although the marshmallow does sometimes get a bit sticky and stuck to the various areas inside my mouthm, be it teeth or down at the base of the gums. This can be a little annoying.
Each one has around 130 calories, and quite a high sugar content. However, they are quite filling due to the dense marshmallow, definitely more filling than chocolate biscuits due to this centre. The whole thing is quite an enjoyable thing to eat.
I do recommend getting these. A pack of 6 should cost around the £1.30 mark, although getting them on offer is quite a regular occurrence, so long as you vary where you shop.
Surely, calory counters should not even be entertaining the notion of eating one of these, as they could harm your calory totals with just a few bites! They are nice to have as a treat, and provide something a little different to the regular choc biscuit run of the mill combinations that don't really have much in the way of variety. However, Wagon Wheels have marshmallow in the middle, giving them something a little different. I recommend getting them, just don't have too many in one go!
Chocolate covered biscuits with marshmallow and jam.