Product Type: Cadbury's Snacks
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Cadbury's chocolate coated digestives
Cadbury Chocolate Digestives
Member Name: zombieflesh
Cadbury Chocolate Digestives
Advantages: taste great, nice texture, yummy chocolate coating, perfect for dunking!
Disadvantages: high in fat and saturates
I am always going through phases of trying to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits, but the temptation for digestive biscuits is just too great! I usually go for bog standard supermarket own brand biccies, but seeing these Cadburys Digestives set my mouth watering and I had to give them a taste. I found them in Poundland where of course they cost me £1.00.
The biscuits come in a simple plastic wrapper, with a rich red and "Cadbury" purple coloured packaging. There is an easy open tear tab at one end, which was a little fiddly to get to grips with but opened up ok in the end. The packaging is not resealable and it's probably best to transfer them into a biscuit tin or some other suitable container, although being lazy I just kept mine in the wrapper and haphazardly sealed it back up with an elastic band that I found on my desk at work. The packet contains 300g which is about the usual for this type of biscuit.
These biscuits taste good and have that nice wheaty flavour that digestive biscuits are known for. They have a lovely malted flavour when you bite into them and they are a little crunchy but not as firm as the other chocolate digestive brands that I've tried. The biscuits seems to be a bit softer and has a lighter texture which is really enjoyable. They have the perfect finishing touch with a layer of Cadburys chocolate over one side of the biscuit. This is a lovely, sweet milk chocolate and makes the biscuits extra tasty which pleases my sweet tooth. The chocolate is nice and smooth and tastes just as you would expect from Cadburys normal chocolate, with a rich creamy flavour.
I usually enjoy a few biscuits with a cup of tea on my tea breaks at work, and chocolate digestives can be a tricky beast when it comes to dunking. You want the chocolate to be nice and melty, but not so much so that it starts dripping into the tea, and the firm biscuit usually takes longer to soak in the tea so it's a balancing act to get the perfect dunk. I can safely say that these give a supreme dunking experience! The biscuit can be dunked for a long enough time to allow both the chocolate coating and the biscuit to soften, but it still remains intact and does not disintegrate when lifted from the cup, or when biting into the biscuit. Top marks for Cadburys on dunking perfection.
One of these chocolate digestive biscuits contains 80 calories. I quite often have up to 3 at one time to accompany my cuppa on tea breaks, so that's a big addition of 240 calories for one of my daily snacks. There are also high levels of fat, sugar and saturates. These are tasty but extremely unhealthy and I am trying to eat a more balanced diet so the will power needs to be enforced to stop me from munching my way through the pack too quickly!
These are lovely tasting biscuits that are clearly better quality than the supermarket own brand versions that I usually opt for. I could be tempted to pay the extra for these Cadbury Digestives as they taste lovely and give a deeeelicious dunking experience! Highly recommended for other chocolate biscuit fans, and I may even prefer these over McVities, which is high praise indeed.
Nutritional values per biscuit:
Energy kJ 345 kcal 80
Carbohydrate 10.1g -of which sugars 4.7g
Fat 4.1g -of which saturates 2.2g
Summary: Delicious :)