“ Type: Biscuits „
I've often purchased these as they are rather moreish but seem to vanish way to quick from the cupboard.
Made by Lyons biscuits otherwise known as Burtons these cost £1 a packet as their average retail price.
Each pack weighs 120g and contains a plastic tray which holds just eight biscuits in total. This is why they disappear so fast but there again if there was more in a pack I'd only eat them as quick lol.
I'm unsure where the name of Toffypops come from as they don't pop and look nothing like a lollypop so always puzzled by the name.
Each biscuit is round with a biscuit base which is topped with a smooth toffee caramel and then covered with milk chocolate leaving the base chocolate free. They are soft to eat and gone in 2 mouthfuls as they are not big biscuits, smaller then a digestive size.
The tastes seem to merge together well. Not the type of biscuit I'd dunk in my cuppa though. I like how the base is not hard biscuit and easy to bite through to the toffee middle.
Each biscuit is worth 68 calories which means opps I've just consumed 272 calories since starting this review, (4 biscuits) Lucky I left the last 4 in the biscuit barrel.
These are suitable for vegetarians.
I go through stages where I crave sweet things and other stages I crave savoury things. I got introduced to these biscuits when I was at my sister's house and she took the biscuit box out of the cupboard for my nephew to choose a biscuit. I pointed to a certain biscuit and asked her what they were and she told me they were Toffypops. I had never heard of them before, but after having one, couldn't resist having another one as I loved the taste and texture of them.
Toffypops are chocolate and toffee biscuits which aren't very easy to get hold of. I haven't seen them in any supermarkets and the only place I find them is in pound shops at my local Martin's often have them on offer for £1 so I normally purchase them from there.
~ PACKAGING ~
The biscuits come in a black plastic tray which is wrapped in a purple plastic wrapper for freshness. On the front of the packet it says ToffyPops in large yellow lettering and it has a few pictures of the biscuits on the front. On the pack I purchased it also states that these are reduced from £1.29 to just £1! On the back of the pack you will find the usual information such as ingredients and nutritional information. It also states that the product is made by burtons food which is a company I have not heard of before.
~ NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ~
The following informaiton is per biscuit:
* Energy - 69kcal
* Protein - 0.8g
* Carbohydrate - 9.7g
* Fat - 3.0g
Contains: Wheat, Gluten, Milk & Soya
May Contain: Nuts
~ APPEARANCE/SMELL ~
When you open the end of the packet you will need to pull the black plastic tray out in order to get a biscuit out. There are 2 biscuits in each section, so in total there are 10 biscuits in the pack. When I opened the pack I was expecting to smell a really sweet, chocolatey smell, how-ever I was wrong and could smell a biscuit type smell with no hint of toffee or chocolate. The biscuits are round and you can see that the top of the biscuit is covered in a very thin layer of milk chocolate. The biscuits feel slightly rough on the top, even though it's been coated with chocolate.
~ TASTE TEST ~
I bit into the biscuit and my teeth sank into the soft biscuit and into the toffee. The biscuit was quite crumbly and a few crumbs did appear on my lap after taking a bite from the biscuit. As start to chew the biscuit you will find the toffee inside and this makes the biscuit slightly chewier. This is a nice texture to the biscuit. When eating the biscuit I couldn't really taste of the chocolate layer on top of the biscuit, perhaps it's because it's such a thin layer. After finishing the biscuit I felt satisfied and enjoyed the yummy, chewy treat. Although the toffee was chewy, it didn't any bits tuck to my teeth as I expect toffee to do. I think if you ate too many of these they would become quite sickly, as they are quite sweet.
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
As the biscuits are hard to get hold of I can only enjoy them now and again which is probably a good thing as the toffee and chocolate isn't good for you, especially for your teeth. Considering I paid just £1.00 for these biscuits I think they were very good value and well worth buying. These are well worth buying and popping into your biscuit box as a different kind of biscuit treat. I give these biscuits 4 out of 5 stars and would recommend them to others, especially if you have a bit of a sweet tooth.
(review may also appear on ciao)
Toffypops were great when I was a kid, used to love their taste and the funky packaging. Then my worst nightmare came true, they disappeared off supermarket shelves. And I could not seem to find them anywhere.
However that all changed recently when I noticed the purpley packaging sitting on a shelf in Tesco's. Being inquisitive I had to see what this ever so purple packet was. To my utter shocked surprise I realised and just had to buy a pack, well 2 actually.
Then a weird thought hit me. What if these Burtons toffypops weren't how they used to be? What if by some freak accident they tasted naff.
Well the dilemma didn't last long, so I got home and decided to test a couple.
Burtons toffypops come in a purple packet well a two toned purple packet actually.
A really bright purple to be truthful with horizontal bars of dark purple scattered along it. Then you have the toffypops name, which is in bright yellow and stands out a treat from its purple background. Below this is an graphic image of the product inside. Which looks quite good. Together the packaging is very eye catching!! As you can tell, I bought some more!!
Now onto the actual biscuits. As with most biscuits they are circular in shape, with a light crumbly biscuit base. On top of this is a thick ish layer of toffee, which is chewy, and finally finished off with milk chocolate!
One thing you will notice is that there is enough of each layer making these biscuits unbelievably moorish. They are not sickly or too sweet they are just right.
The toffee taste lovely and smooth although chewy. The chocolate is also very nice no cheap milk chocolate here! And finally the biscuit base is sweet but not over the top due to all the sugar above it.
Ill just have one, yeh right!
So overall a welcomed return of the toffypop biscuit. A great treat but hide them as you wont be able to stop eating these dastardly little fellas!
Back in the supermarkets again and down the biscuit aisle looking for some different treats for the weekend when I spied these TOFFYPOPS in their bright eyecatching purple wrapper with Toffypops written in bright yellow writing. Now what are Toffypops I hadn't a clue, but the wrapper gave you a little bit of an idea. It showed some bisuits broken in half that looked like a chocolate digestive with runny toffee inbetween the biscuit base and chocolate mmm looks nice!
Now being these were on special offer in Morrisons in a B.O.G.O.F. at only 99p a pack these worked really cheap. So in my trolley a couple of packs went. Later that day we decided to gives these a try. Well they are smaller than a digestive biscuit with a thick biscuit base, I would say it is more like a shortbread base than digestive. Next there is a small covering of toffee, which is then topped with the chocolate covering. Now I say small covering of toffee, but the strange thing is that when you bite into this biscuit the toffee is so overpowering in the taste it is really sickly to me. This is the only taste I seem to have in my mouth and with the biscuit base being a bit on the thicker side I'm quite surprised at this.
If you love toffee flavour things then you will definitely love these without a doubt as the toffee is so strong, I know I haven't got much of a sweet tooth, but I couldn't even finish one biscuit.
These come in a black plastic tray within the wrapper and contains 10 bisuits ( although the packet looks like it holds more!) with in total weigh 150g. Each biscuit contains;
~~~of which sugars 5.0g~~~
~~~of which sats 1.6g~~~
~~~Salt Equiv trace~~~
These are suitable for vegeterians, but do contain Wheat, Gluten, Milk and Soya, also they have been prepared in a factory that handles nuts.
These are made by the biscuit company Burtons who make all the other snacks like Maryland Cookies, Jammie Dodgers and their famous Wagon Wheels ( I don't like these either!!!)
So maybe not for me, but I will give them 4 stars as just because I don't like them it doesn't make them a bad biscuit. For other people who might like strong toffee tastes these will be great !!
If you haven never tried these biscuits then I have only 1 thing to say to you - why not?! They are possibly my favourite biscuit in the world and unfortunately very addict. This means that I find it impossible to open the pack and just have 1, I end up reaching for another, then another....well you get the picture. They are so good that as I am trying to eat healthily right now, we have had to stop buying them as I don't have the willpower to resist once they are in the cupboard.
Basically, they are circular shaped biscuits which have a biscuit base (nice light crumbly biscuit) then a layer of thick toffee (chewy and delicious) and then they are topped with milk chocolate.
They are perfectly apportioned so there is just the right amount of everything in each one, and manages to be perfectly sweet and tasty without being sickly.
The only problem that I have with these biscuits is that they have become quite difficult to find in the shops. However, the fantastic Poundland stocks them in double packs (containing 24 gorgeous biscuits) for the price of, yes you guessed it, just £1. So, get yourself along there and stock up, you will definitely not be disappointed!
Ingredients are as follows;
Milk chocolate 13%
Hydrogenated vegetable oil
sodium hydrogen carbonate
ammonium hydrogen carbonate
Definitely recommend these biscuits, stash them!
There's something enormously endearing about Toffypops. The Tesco Grocery website lists them under 'children's biscuits' but everyone knows that's rubbish & they are in fact perfect for the big kid in us all.
The logo on the packet looks like it was made from modelling balloons, & the writing underneath says 'toffee filled biscuits... with milk chocolate!' as if they can't think of anything nicer in all the world.
There's only ten to a packet, in a protective tray which makes them seem all the more special. A few more wouldn't go amiss, though, as one packet doesn't last me five minutes as it is.
The biscuits themselves are quite small: you could do one in one mouthful without looking completely grotesque. They're fairly chunky, though: a crunchy, pleasantly tasty shortbread base is topped with runny toffee of about half the thickness again, with a thin layer of milk chocolate on top.
Despite the cheapo kiddie-orientated packaging there's some proper ingredients present such as full fat condensed milk & butter, & the biscuits have a lovely flavour, not cheap or artificial.
There isn't a huge amount of toffee but it's in proportion to the shortbread & chocolate, so that the result is neither too squidgy nor too dry.
They're not rich or filling which is rather a mixed blessing as it's vey easy to just keep munching through them. Best invite a couple of mates round & have a packet between you. Pot of tea definitely recommended to complete the occasion!
Toffypops seemed to have disappeared but a while ago I spotted them in my local tesco and have since seen them in other local supermarkets. They can be found in the biscuit aisle and come in a 150g pack which contains 8 biscuits. They have purple packaging with yellow writing. They are currently retailing for 99p at my local tescos but used to be around £1.40 and are known to vary in price.
Toffypops have shortcake type biscuit with a good sized splodge of toffee in the middle covered in thick milk chocolate. I have never come across a person who does not like toffypops. You get an equal taste of all 3 ingredients as the helping size is so generous. The biscuitis both crunchy and creamy and is an appealing pale cream colour. The toffee is rich and chewy and the chocolate is creamy, smooth and thick.
ALLERGY AND NUTRITIONAL ADVICE
They are suitable for vegetarians although they do contain traces of nuts. Per biscuit they contain 65 calories 2.9g of fat, 1.6g that saturates.
Certainly worth a try as the whole family are bound to enjoy them!
Toffypops are made by Burtons, who also make the likes of Wagon Wheels and Jammie Dodgers. They were relaunched in the late 1990s. Primarily aimed at children, they are a shortcake biscuit, smothered in a layer of soft caramel, and topped with chocolate.
In each packet you get ten biscuits and these are easily (too easily) eaten in one sitting. One mouthful is all it would take if you are a pig like me, or you could just about get away with being delicate like and nibbling on it to make it last longer. Each biscuit has a whopping 72 calories so taking your time over each one is a definite must really.
Thats 720 calories I devoured in about half an hour last night then!!
With each mouthful I devoured, my taste buds were overcome with a chewy sweet toffee gooeyness, followed by a subtle hint from the thin layer of chocolate, all combined with the floury crumbliness of the shortcake.
The shortcake is quite solid in itself, only crumbling when bitten into, so no mess for me. The toffee flavour definitely overtakes the chocolate taste.
Overall the taste isnt too sweet as what the toffee omits, the shortcake compensates for.
They are definitely very moreish.
I bought mine from Asda and they cost me 59p,
They come in a simple cardboard tray wrapped in plastic outer layer. The packet is purple with lots of toffypops all over it.
I do find the last couple are quite hard to get to and I find myself ripping open the packet in an attempt to get all my lovely biscuits. The design process could be improved slightly here.
Sorry there is nothing nutritional about these biscuits but they are yummy all the same. They will probably give you a weekly saturated fat allowance in one biscuit though if thats what youre after.
They are however suitable for vegetarians, but not if youre allergic to nuts as they are made in a factory where they handle nuts!
I highly recommend these to you except if youre on a diet and then you will probably want them more.
Dont whatever you do share them because then they will be gone sooner. I hide mine down the side of the sofa so by the time everyone else realizes Im eating them theyre all gone.
They are however becoming quite rare in the UK, they seem to be disappearing off the shelves, and I cant believe for one second that they wouldnt be popular.