I am very fortunate on the whole that I am not a huge fan of sweet things however today my parents were coming from Coventry to Weston Super Mare to spend 3 days with me and so for their arrival I nipped out and got a packet of biscuits and a cake and so on, at the last minute I nipped to my local Spa shop to grab some teabags and so on so I wouldn't run out of anything and spotted these Crunchie biscuits costing only £1.00 a pack and thought they would make a nice addition to my made up plate of sweet treats!
The biscuits themselves come in a black plastic tray and is encased within a foil wrapper which is gold and purple in colour and on the front of it we are told of course that they are Cadburys Crunchie Biscuits and that there are 85 calories per biscuit and there is a photograph of the biscuits. On the back of the pack other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there is a full nutritional chart shown and the weight is stated which is 130g (I'm pretty sure there were 12 biscuits in my pack by the way) and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Nice enough packaging these have and it is of course informative enough.
What you get is like a digestive biscuit that is rather thick and on the top of that a hard honeycomb topping which is really sweet and does taste of honey and its nice against the wheaty flavour of the biscuit base. You then get a thick all over coating of Cadbury's milk chocolate which is smooth and creamy and nicely sweet without being overly so. The flavours all marry really well together and although not a patch on a Cadbury crunchie bar they really are a nice, pleasant change and great with a cuppa though do melt if dipped lol.
Nice, couple of bites each rounds, I like the thickness, taste and appearance of these and of course the fact that they are Cadbury's really helps!
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
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I recently bought a few packets of these to take into work for my colleagues and they were very popular! They were on offer at a local shop for £1 a packet which is what tempted me but I think they're about £1.50 normally, although I've spotted them on special offer at supermarkets a few times.
You get 8 biscuits in a pack, which doesn't seem like much but they are very chocolately and rich so you don't really want to eat as many of these as you would a digestive or a hob nob. They are about the size of a jaffa cake but 'deeper', if that makes sense! About a cm high.
They consist of a layer of biscuit, a layer of cinder toffee pieces (the bit that makes it 'Crunchie') then the whole thing is covered in chocolate, thicker at the top than the sides and the bottom.
These are a real treat, great for crunchie lovers but not as much sugar as a full bar, and a bit more chocolate if you're a chocaholic! They taste best if they've been in the fridge, as with most chocolate, it really adds to the crunchy texture and as this is a biscuit without a wrapper to hold it with you avoid getting melted chocolate on your fingers, a real bugbear of mine when eating chocolate biscuits. So stick them in the fridge!
The chocolate is just bog standard cadburys, not amazing quality but we all know what to expect from it.
The packaging is very recognisable, it combines the gold colour and the red lettering from the Crunchie bar with the purple colour from Dairy Milk wrappers, its eye catching. The packaging is not recyclable which is a shame but is sadly the case with most chocolate products.
Now I do have a bit of a sweet tooth and I do eat biscuits at times but I tend to get a bit board of the regular ones I buy such as custard creams and digestives. These particular ones were on offer at my local co-op and I thought they could not be worse than the 'Turkish delight' ones. Whilst they were priced at £1.00 I would not buy them at full price as I feel that £1.59 is a little too much for only 8 small biscuits. Now the biscuits are a little on the small side, two bites and they are gone and at 80 Kcal each I again am asking if they are really worth it.
Still not deterred I gave them a go
The first initial hit is that of the classic Cadbury chocolate. Whilst not very high on the cocoa side of things the underlying sweetness comes through. Then there is a note of the 'honey comb' used in these. Really the smell is exactly like the crunchie bars but perhaps slightly milder on the honey comb - mainly as there is less of it. There is perhaps a slight fake chemical smell mixed in as well along with perhaps a slight whiff of rose as well. The rose smell I can't explain as there is nothing on the ingredients list that should have caused this nor do I have any roses in the house.
The chocolate in these is quite thick and smooth but for me as with all Cadbury chocolate it is lacking the true cocoa flavours of a good quality chocolate. Whilst the chocolate does melt well in the mouth it again even after this releases little in the way of cocoa flavours.
The biscuit has a good crunch to it and it is fairly open textured. Whilst this is a standard cheap to make biscuit base it is not completely tasteless which is always good. It isn't over sweet and looks like it might withstand being dunked in a nice hot brew. (I don't tend to dunk but each to their own) There is nuttiness to the taste of the biscuit despite the lack of nuts in the recipe there is perhaps a slight after taste of the bicarbonate of soda used in making it but I find this with many mass produced biscuits.
The honeycomb cream has actually little taste to it it's just there really as something to stick the bits of honeycomb to the biscuit but more could have been made of it. I do add some sweetness to the finished product but little in the way of taste and there is too little of it to have any effect on the overall texture.
The pieces of honeycomb do add an interesting textural difference to the rest of the biscuit and they do have a taste to them. That is that they taste like sugar with a hint of sodium bicarbonate rather than a true honey flavour (don't worry I wasn't actually expecting that as a taste). Whilst this isn't horrible it isn't outstanding either. These pieces can end up leaving bits stuck in your teeth which is a bit of a drawback.
Contains milk, wheat and soya and may contain nut traces.
So how naughty are they?
Values are per biscuit:
Energy - 330KJ / 80 Kcal
Protein - 0.9g
Carbs - 9.6g (sugars 7.4g)
Fat - 4.1g (saturates 2.5g)
Salt - 0.07g
In all they are not too bad calorie wise as there are far worse biscuits out there in the calorie count thing. Chocolate digestives for example come in at 84 calories each.
Would I buy them again?
Well these are not awful but nor do I find them so good that I want more of them. They do make a nice change from the regular biscuits I buy but I don't think I will be buying them on a regular basis. Whilst they are a step up from the good old custard cream I think there are far nicer ones out there for the special occasions.
If I could I would give them 3.5 stars. They are better than a three but not good enough for a 4 hence I have gone slightly lower.
I saw these along with the Caramel and Turkish Delight flavour, £1 each at Budgens. If you've never had a Crunchie before, they're the Cadbury version of cinder toffee - a honeycomb like crisp sweet with a chocolate coating.
There are eight biscuits to a pack, and the biscuits are not large, about 2" across. The tagline is "Delicious Cadbury milk chocolate biscuits with crunchie bits" and the back of the packet promises 'A crisp biscuit filled with a honeycomb cream topped with crunchy honeycomb pieces, covered in milk chocolate'
How accurate is that? Well, the biscuits are very crunchy. There's a distinct honeycomb flavour, almost toffee like, which comes through especially in the chips in the biscuit, but is really the dominant flavour. Snapped in half, I see the cream, but it's not discernible as a texture, although I'm sure it helps to flavour the whole. There is a thick layer of chocolate, and it is normal Cadbury milk chocolate.
The ingredients are: Milk Chocolate (47%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Skimmed Milk, Milk Fat, Dried Whey, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)), Wheat Flour, Vegetable Fat, Demerara Sugar, Honeycomb Pieces (7%) (Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Vegetable Fat), Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Flavouring, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt, Natural Colours (Carotenes, E160e), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin) so suitable for vegetarians, but contains wheat, milk and soya.
Over all, they're more luxurious than the average chocolate biscuit, and if you like Crunchie, you'll probably like these.
Cadbury seemed to have gone Crunchie crazy, I can't complain, I'm a self confessed chocoholic and Crunchie happens to be one of my favourite items. So I am slowly working my way through reviewing every Crunchie product.
The new Crunchie biscuits have only just caught my eye in the supermarket and are very new indeed. Firstly anything Crunchie catches my eye, so whilst strolling down the biscuit aisle in Asda I saw the words '2 for £2'. I thought I must have this, so I proceeded to place 2 in my trolley. It didn't occur to me that I wouldn't like them. Individually you can buy one packet for £1.48 from Asda.
Each packet only holds eight biscuits, which is a bit of a disappointment. The packaging is very recognisable and if you know the Crunchie colours of gold and red (with Cadbury purple) then you will identify this on a shelf of what seems boring biscuits in comparison.
The biscuits themselves are circular and I can only describe them as jaffa cake like in terms of portions. The biscuit is the cake layer in a jaffa cake, the Crunchie pieces is the orange layer and the chocolate is the chocolate.
The biscuit is actually thicker than a digestive, but not too much more; it is plenty and compliments the rest of the combination. It makes a difference from a normal Crunchie bar. On top is the Crunchie pieces and in the many I have now eaten, I was only disappointed once when there seemed to be next to no Crunchie pieces in my biscuit.
The Crunchie pieces aren't too big and not overpowering, these are just like normal chocolate coated biscuits but with a little extra, if you aren't a Crunchie fan I think you may like these. There is very little difference but enough of a difference to warrant wanting these over cheaper boring biscuits.
The figures are proof of how good these biscuits are: 80 calories per biscuit! That says they are good, they are bad for you.
These are tantalising and scrumptious! I would definitely buy these again; there is literally only two things wrong with them:
1) They are addictive and you'll eat them all (well I did anyway)
2) There aren't enough in the packet!!
You can now also find Turkish and Caramel biscuits too.
Price: £1 on offer (usually £1.59)
I've always been a big fan of Cadbury's Crunchie, so when I saw these new Crunchie biscuits on offer I couldn't resist giving them a try, thinking they would make a lovely indulgent treat. The packaging has the usual Crunchie colours of cadbury purple and gold, making it very easily recognisable.
They come in a plastic tray packaged in a foil wrapper. The tray holds just 8 biscuits, which left me feeling a little disappointed when I opened it! The biscuits are also not very big, but are quite thick so you don't feel so cheated by the size overall.
Cadbury describe these as 'A crisp biscuit filled with a melting honeycomb cream topped with crunchy honeycomb pieces covered in milk chocolate'. If I hadn't read that on the packet I'd have said they were just biscuit, honeycomb pieces and chocolate - I didn't notice the 'melting honeycomb filling' at all.
They have a nice crunchy texture provided by both the biscuit and the honeycomb pieces. The chocolate is crisp but just soft enough to take the edge of the crunchiness of the biscuit.
I was quite disappointed with the taste. I couldn't really taste the biscuit, just the honeycomb and the chocolate. The honeycomb pieces, though fairly nice, did not taste like that in a Crunchie, and the chocolate is just the usual Cadbury flavour, which to be honest I find quite boring in large amounts. What makes a Crunchie work is that there is just a thin layer of chocolate coating the honeycomb, but on these biscuits the chocolate is much thicker, which doesn't work as well.
Each biscuit contains 80 calories, 7.4g sugar and 4.1g fat, and to be perfectly honest I don't think they're worth it. I expected an indulgent treat, but these were quite average, and very overpriced in my opinion.
All in all I don't think these are worth the calories or the money!
Thumbs down from me.
Whilst on holiday down south recently we went to Morrisons to buy some provisions to stock up our caravan with. Obviously with us being holiday 'treats' were order of the day, and when I said to my children to pick some chocolate biscuits, my eldest came back with these.
She is a great crunchie fan, so when she saw they had been made into biscuits she was delighted. I haven't seen these before,so I guess they are fairly new. The packet doesn't look like the one pictured here. It is similar colours but actually has a picture of a crunchie biscuit, snapped open, and the wording says Crunchie Biscuits across the front.
In the packet there is a tray with 8 crunchie biscuits. Each biscuit is round and consists of a biscuit base topped with a crunchie layer of honeycombe. This is then covered in delicious milk chocolate. As you would expect it is extremely crunchie, and if you enjoy the taste of honeycombe this is for you. Each biscuit has around 80 calories, and about 4.1g of fat.
My daughter loved these, as she is a big crunchie fan. But personally I wasn't fussed. They cost £1 which I thought was a fair price, but last night when I was in Tesco they were priced at £1.59 in Tesco. Well too expensive. If I was to buy them I may as well go and buy a multi pack of the full sized bars. They usually only cost about £1.50 for 5, and they are a lot nicer, with nice crunchy honeycombe.
Would I recommend? No I wouldn't. Twenty pence per biscuit is way too pricey for a standard biscuit - although my daughter would probably disagree. However if I was to explain that you could buy a full size crunchie bar, as part of a multi pack, for slightly more, she may well understand. I guess it all depends how much you like crunchie whether you will be these or not - but I don't plan to rush out and buy them again!!
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I'm a huge fan of Cadbury Crunchie and it's most certainly one of my favourite chocolate bars in the whole world! So when I saw these new Cadbury Crunchie biscuits in Morrisons on offer for £1 I couldn't resist giving them a try.
They look and sound delicious and as soon as I got home I had to try one straight away. There are only 8 in a pack which makes them seem more luxurious and more like a treat than a normal packet of biscuits, where you always eat a few at once.
The outside of the biscuit is covered in Cadbury's deliciously creamy milk chocolate and just this by itself makes them very tasty. Inside, there is a bottom layer of crunchy and slightly crumbly biscuit and this has a slight honey flavour. On top of this there are crunchy pieces of honeycomb but it's a kind of soft honeycomb with a very sweet honey taste.
The inside crunchie pieces aren't like what you get in a normal Crunchie bar - the bottom biscuit layer is harder and more biscuit like and the top layer is quite soft so the different textures blend together really well. It still has the deliciously sweet honey flavour of a Crunchie bar though and anyone who likes Crunchies is bound to enjoy these too.
They are very rich and quite sickly though and the first time I tried one I actually couldn't even finish it because it was too sickly. That's probably why there are only 8 in a pack as they're far too gorgeous to eat the entire pack at once.
They are on offer at the moment for £1 in some supermarkets as they're a new product but they usually cost £1.59 which I do think is a little steep for only 8 biscuits. Whenever I see them at the reduced price though, I'll definitely make sure I stack up as they are far too good to resist!
We were wandering around Sainsbury's and we happened to see the new Cadbury Crunchie biscuits on offer at the promotional price of £1. Cadbury's biscuits are the tops and we both love to try out their new ideas, if we are not too keen then there will be some little visitors who are bound to love them.
Cadbury's have brought out three new biscuits, one is a mixture of the Cadbury's caramel bar and biscuit, another is a combination of Turkish Delight and biscuit and the third and last has biscuit and a layer of Cadbury's Crunchie bar wrapped in thick milk chocolate.
The Turkish Delight and the Cadbury's Caramel didn't appeal to me personally but I was quite taken with the idea of the new Crunchie biscuit.
Cadbury's want to make sure that their customers recognise these new packets of biscuits, so all three types of biscuits in the range are wrapped in the same colour packaging as the bars of chocolate.
Towards the right hand side of the packaging there is a picture of one of the smart new biscuits and they look crunchy, chunky and the layer of sweet milk chocolate looks very thick.
Inside of the wrapper the biscuits are laid out on a brown plastic tray, they look superb but there are only eight biscuits in each packet so even at the promotional price the biscuits work out at just over 8p each.
The top of the Cadbury's Crunchie biscuits have a slightly `bubbly` appearance and that is because the small pieces of Crunchie bar lay directly underneath the top layer of chocolate.
The layer of Cadbury's chocolate is delicious, it is thick, sweet and plentiful.
The biscuits have quite a `crunch` to them and once you have bitten into the thick layer of Cadbury's milk chocolate you find that you are enjoying a good layer of plain crisp biscuit that has been topped with a layer of honeycomb cream and another layer of small pieces of Crunchie bar.
If you study the labelling Cadbury's say that the biscuits should be enjoyed as part of a healthy active lifestyle, if you move on and take a look at the nutritional values then you will realise why they have said this, each biscuit contains 80 calories. Each biscuit amounts to about three heavenly bites, so with each bite you are swallowing just over 25 calories but the biscuits are a real treat.
These Cadbury's biscuits are suitable for vegetarians. They are not suitable with a nut, wheat, soya or milk allergy.
Yes Cadbury's, your new Crunchie biscuits are a fabulous luxury that I will be buying again.
After receiving some free Cadbury vouchers after a recent complaint to Cadbury I decided that I might as well use them to try some of the new Cadbury Crunchie Biscuits that I had seen available for an introductory price of £1 (usual price £1.59). The price seemed reasonable enough to me and the shiny packaging was nice and appealing to me as well.
These biscuits come provided in a black plastic tray that is covered with a shiny wrapper, just like any biscuit product really. The wrapper has all the usual information including nutritional information, ingredients & some company information. There is nothing unexpected about this package and the black tray holds 8 Crunchie biscuits on average.
The biscuits are round in shape and fairly generous in size. Each biscuit is a crispy biscuit base with honeycomb cream topped with honeycomb pieces and then covered in Cadburys milk chocolate. The biscuit has a nice satisfying crunch to it and makes my mouth water instantly. The crisp biscuit base is very crunchy and satisfying and the honeycomb cream adds a nice soft, sweet taste to the biscuit. It is very distinctive as belonging to the Crunchie family and the honeycomb pieces are a fantastic addition to the biscuit meaning that the whole thing is crunchy and very tasty. The Cadburys chocolate is delicious and these biscuits are best served chilled.
I personally find that just one or two of these is enough to satisfy my sweet tooth without leaving me wanting more but on the first occasion we enjoyed them I did have eyes bigger than my belly and I ended up eating 3 or 4 which became a little bit sickly. The crunchie pieces were my favourite part and the honeycomb cream was the part that I liked the least. There is nothing particularly bad about the honeycomb cream it just does not feel right to me as part of the biscuit. It has a lovely sweet taste to it that is quite nice but when tried on it's own it just wasn't anything amazing.
The whole biscuit works well and the crunch is very satisfying. The size is sufficient to fill my tastebuds with a little bit of everything and I would definitely purchase these again. £1 is a reasonable price but I do feel that £1.59 is a little on the steep side for 8 biscuits as I could get a 5 pack of Crunchies for a similar price.
If you are yet to try these biscuits then I would recommend them to you, particularly if you are a fan of the Crunchie as while these aren't quite as nice as the real thing it's nice to have something different from time to time.
A few weeks ago while we were shopping we saw some new Cadbury biscuits in Tesco's. They were on offer at just £1 per packet and Dave treated himself to some of the Caramel ones. He took them to Scotland with him, as I thought they would be far too sickly for me, so I didn't get to try them although Dave said that they were very nice.
When we were in Tesco's again today we noticed that there were some Crunchie biscuits in the same range - still just £1 per packet - so I thought it was time for my treat as I love Crunchie so I was sure I was going to like these. Just as a point of interest, according to the packet they also make Turkish Delight ones too although I am not sure that I like the sound of those.
The packet containing the biscuits is flat and is the traditional purple of Cadbury's with the gold of Crunchie so there is no mistaking what you are buying. The writing just says 'Cadbury Crunchie Biscuits' together with a picture of one of the biscuits broken in two so that you can see the inside. There is a little box on the bottom right hand corner where it tells us that each biscuit contains 80 calories and they should be eaten as a treat. Along the side of the packet the description of the contents is as follows 'Milk chocolate biscuits with Crunchie bits'.
I ripped open the outer packaging to find that the pack contained just eight biscuits arranged in four piles of two in a black plastic tray. Incidentally the whole pack weighs 130g. Each biscuit is round, almost two inches in diameter and just over a quarter of an inch deep so they are reasonably substantial for a biscuit.
They are covered in Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate - fairly obviously - and I couldn't wait to take one and bite into it. I have to say that it tasted just as good as I expected it to! Looking at the inside there is a layer of biscuit topped with a layer of Crunchie honeycomb and as the flavours and textures mix together in my mouth it is divine. I know they are supposed to be eaten as a treat but I am sure that I could eat all eight in relatively quick succession although I may feel a bit queasy afterwards as they do taste quite rich.
The nutritional information per biscuit is as follows:
Of which sugars 7.4g
Of which saturates 2.5g
In conclusion I would say that I would definitely buy these again as I really enjoyed eating them although they would definitely have to be a very occasional treat for me!!
By the way the picture at the top of the review is of the flat bar of Cadbury's Crunchie not the actual Crunchie Biscuits - maybe they couldn't find a picture of the biscuits!
I blagged my mum into buying us some of these the other day when we popped into Tesco, they are new out so are currently selling for just £1, also in the range are caramel biscuits but I am yet to try these. The usual retail price for both kinds is £1.59. It is worth noting that the picture above is infact the wrong picture and instead the packet is a long, rectangular packet of biscuits which is predominantly cadburys purple in colour with some gold and a large crunchie logo. I think there are 8 in each packet and the packet weighs 130g.
So opening up the packet, the biscuits are presented in a black plastic tray, there are 2 biscuits in each section (ideal for sharing!) The biscuits are round and covered in lovely milk chocolate. Picking up a biscuit, I could see that they were a good size and were fairly chunky, each biscuit was around 2 inches round and a cm tall. Biting into the biscuit I could see that there was a generous helping of chocolate and then the biscuit inside was brown in colour with a crunchie look to it! When I bit into the biscuit, I could immediately taste the crunchie and it sort of fizzed on my tongue. The milk chocolate complemented the crunchie really well and the biscuit melted easily on my mouth and made me want to eat another. Basically the biscuits taste like a crunchie but with biscuit in too!
Because these are chocolate biscuits, they are not exactly very healthy for you! Each biscuit contains 80 calories, 7.4g sugar, 4.1g fat (2.5g saturates) and 0.07g salt. So as you can see, these are quite fattening, especially as you will find yourself eating at least two, therefore I recommend them only for a treat.
Overall, I loved these biscuits but was quite concerned about all the fat I was consuming in one biscuit, for example you could have four jaffa cakes for one of these (in fat content)! However, they are very nice and I would certainly buy them again and recommend them.
I saw these Cadbury Crunchie Biscuits in my local Tesco. They were new, and on offer - £1 instead of £1.59, so I just had to try them!
These biscuits come in the traditional Crunchie purple and gold packaging. I should point out that the picture Dooyoo have added isn't correct, however I couldn't find a picture of the biscuits myself so I imagine they haven't been able to either! There is a picture of a biscuit on the front and a label stating that 1 biscuit is 80 calories. Ok so this isn't great, but it's comparable to similar chocolate biscuits. The biscuits are described as "Delicious Cadbury's milk chocolate biscuits with Crunchie bits".
On the bottom of the pack there are pictures of other biscuits in this new range - Caramel and Turkish Delight - yum, must try those!
Opening the pack, I see that there are 8 biscuits. They are arranged in a wave pattern in layers of two. I pick one up and note that it is round and covered in chocolate. I bite into it and am very pleased. There is a biscuit base, then a 'honeycomb cream', along with pieces of Crunchie honeycomb. The pieces are large and there are plenty of them - you can definitely tell that you are eating a Crunchie biscuit.
I had two of these with my cup of tea and really enjoyed them - I felt satisfied and as if I'd had my sweet quota for the afternoon! These biscuits are yummy, and at their current offer price I will definitely carry on buying them. However, once they go up to full price I don't think I'll bother - at £1.59 that would work out as about 20p per biscuit which I'm not prepared to pay!
These biscuits contain wheat, milk and soya, and may contain nuts. There is nothing to say that they are vegetarian, but nothing tob suggest that they are not.