“ Type: Biscuits „
Tonight my mate and I sat down to watch a couple of dvds and one of the treats I got us to nibble was a box of Cadbury's chocolate fingers as I spotted them in my local Spa shop costing only a pound a box and considering I have seen them on sale before in supermarkets for about the £1.50 mark I thought I was getting a good deal!
These come in an oblong purple coloured box with a picture of the fingers on the front and the back of it and on the front of the box we are told in white and dark purple writing that they are Cadbury Fingers 'One may lead to another' and that just one serving contains 120 calories (one serving is actually 4 fingers by the way according to the information given on the back of the box). Other information listed on the back of the box includes ingredients and allergy advice being given as well as a full nutritional chart and an at a glance one, we are told that on average you get 24 fingers in a box and that they weigh 125g, they are suitable for Vegetarians and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Nice enough packaging and inside the fingers are lined up in a black plastic tray with an easy to tear off see plastic cover. Nice enough informative packaging this is.
Well in shape they are a couple of inches long and milk chocolate.....well fingers really. Slightly rounded to the top and flat to the unside the only problem I had with these is that they melt fast in the hand and after getting in a mess with a few fingers on our fingers (lol) my mate did pop them in the fridge but still hold them for a minute and they melt everywhere even when they have been chilled sadly.
The milk chocolate is nicely sweet and naturally so, creamy and smooth though I have to admit that as a chocolate lover I did find that although they were evenly coated all over them and looked nice enough there wasn't enough of the lovely chocolate all over them. Within each finger, the bulk of them is crunchy, shortbread biscuit which although crunchy wasn't all that flavoured which meant in the main you get the flavour from the chocolate....which I am not complaining about lol.
These are melt in your mouth (and hands if your not careful!) fingers with a very crunchy and not hard biscuit encased within chocolate and although I think that they are ok I do think that they are a bit boring, need more thicker chocolate on them and the shortbread could do with being more buttery and with flavour added to it and not so plain. I won't be buying these again but only cos their are nicer biscuits around than these in my opinion and you certainly can't dip em which is a negative for me!
Nutrional Information Per 4 Biscuits:
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Extra crunchy chocolate fingers is yet another new product made from the original chocolate fingers as an attempt by Cadburys to gain a little more income out of the product name. The original chocolate fingers are something that I love any way and there is nothing wrong with them in the slightest, however there have been a few variations of them in the past few years and this is one of those.
All that is changed is basically how crunchy the biscuit inside is, which is why they are called extra crunchy chocolate fingers. The original biscuit isn't exactly soggy and in fact I do actually really like its consistency, however inside of these it's a kind of hard rocky biscuit similar to that inside bars like rockys.
The taste of the biscuit isn't as good as the original either in my opinion, to be honest there's not much difference however the taste isn't as smooth as the original ones and it doesn't seem to go with the chocolate as well like the other ones did, and in fact seems to overpower the chocolate taste which I don't really like.
I think this is a simple case of if its not broke don't fix it, there wasn't anything wrong with the original product, and whilst these are still really nice, and of course they are there pretty much the same product, I do prefer the original ones and wont be buying any more of these.
I am a huge fan of cadburys products, and cadburys fingers are no exception! For some reason I only seem to buy them at christmas, and because they seem to last for a long time I stock up on them while they are on special offer. I also love crunchie bars so I was most excited when I saw a crunchie version of cadburys fingers for sale, I just had to snap them up.
Extra crunchie fingers are amazing! They come in a cardboard box similar to the original fingers. The box it purple with fingers written in the style of fingers biscuits and it has a golden wave across it to represent the crunchie aspect of the fingers and so that people can see that they are different from the normal fingers. The box they are in is also recyclable which is always a good thing.
Inside the box comes a borwn plastic tray. From the outside extra crunchie fingers appear identical to the original fingers. Long and thin and chocolate coated. About the legnth of a medium sized human finger but thinner. The chocolate coating on the outside is the same delicious Cadburys chocolate. Inside the filling is different and it is quite hard to describe accurately. It is a cross between shortbread and crunchie. It is like shortbrad but with a more aerated honeycomb feel to it. Normally I dont like the special edition versions of things but this product is great. They taste fantastic and even better than the originals, if you believe that that is possible!
The only downside with these is the price, but they are often on special offers or in bigger cheaper packs. As they have a long sell by date, stock up, you will love them!
Everyone, but anyone has heard of Cadburys fingers, unless youve been somewhere remote for the last few years. But Cadburys have recently come up with many different ranges of the fingers though. From caramel, to crunchy to even the latest, limited edition white chocolate fingers. All of these are yummy, and my favourite has to be the caramel edition, but I thought that seeing as it was coming up to Christmas, that I might as well review these scrummy chocolate- biscuit treats.
The Cadburys history
Fingers have been made since 1897! Thats almost 109 years ago now. Can you imagine Queen Victoria, just a few years from her deathbed eating the normal scrummy fingers; its pretty amazing when you think about it. These extra crunchy fingers were launched in 1999; the mini fingers launched in April 2001 caramel fingers launched in September 2001. The packaging of these fingers hasnt been redesigned since September 2001 either.
These chocolate biscuits come in a purple rectangular box and has the words fingers and crunchy on top of the front of the box. The packaging on the front cover has a golden whoosh colour underneath the fingers logo. On the back is all the nutritional information, the contact addresses and the summary of what Cadburys say these chocolate biscuits are. On the side is the cell by date which as I can see, is in date for another year or so, so if necessary, I could have brought more of these and just stored them for a lot longer .oh well.
Opening the actual cardboard box, I see a thin plastic bag around a plastic tray full of these yummy fingers. The plastic tray is black, and the bag as well as the tray seems to keep these fingers fresh, which makes me happy to eat them without a care in the world. There are around thirty or forty fingers in this box.
The taste test
Now this is my favourite part of being able to review food products. The tasting test.
Opening up the finger packaging, I am overwhelmed with a chocolate smell. It smells sweet and makes me want to eat them all up in one go. Each finger is around 2 and a half inches in length. Taking my first bite into the chocolate finger, I see a crunchy stick coated in a milk chocolate covering. Comparing it to normal original fingers, its certainly crunchier, and yummier, and it tastes really good (excuse me while I tuck into my second and third ones). I am actually beginning to wonder whether or not to make these fingers crunchier, whether or not they add in the base of the crunchy chocolate bars; you know the honeycomb middle, because these fingers remind me of the crunchy chocolate bars. The chocolate is easy to tell that its the Cadburys milk chocolate, and if any of you like the Cadburys dairy milk, or the dairy milk with biscuit bars, or Cadburys crunchie, then you are sure to like this range of fingers.
My overall conclusion
Overall, these fingers are yummy, and I think that I might just have to go out and buy another pack of them to satisfy my hunger and stomach. I really like these fingers and I think that in future, I will be adding these to my shopping list each week, or at least one box of the fingers range. I think its great that they also have a long cell by date, so when they are on offer down at the supermarket, I can buy more for my money and keep them for longer which is great. Overall, I give these a ten out of ten for yummyness, the packaging is funky and keeps the fingers fresh, and they arent all that expensive. I recommend these highly.
SUITABLE FOR VEGATARIANS
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS
Available: all good supermarkets and food stores at around the price of £1-£2. I like the fact that my local Tesco has been doing a BOGOF offer recently, so for a box 150g, instead of getting one box for £1.07, I get two boxes.
Thanks for reading
Angiexxx copyright 2005
As you all know I am trying so hard to stick to this diet. When I found a packet of Cadburys Extra Crunchy Fingers in the cupboard. I thought I would ask my son Ross to sit beside me and tell me exactly what they were like (and I never had a tiny wee taste. Honest) but I have had a really big taste in the past so I CAN tell you they are brilliant. I personally like these better than the original ones as they are much more crunchy I bought them as a BOGOF at Tesco a few weeks ago I think they were just under £1 for the two packets. The box is a rectangular 9 inches by 4. With orange and purple/blue colours. The word fingers are “spelt” out using lettering like the biscuits. At the left hand corner it shows the familiar Cadburys logo complete with the one and a half glasses of milk. The biscuit itself is described as “crispy crunchy biscuits covered in milk chocolate.” Inside the box there is a plastic tray with twenty-six chocolate fingers. sad eh! I just counted them :O). This is also inside a film wrapper .I suppose that is why they are always fresh. I opened it up and they smell terrific a true Cadburys Chocolate smell. They have a really strong. Chocolaty smell They taste like what they are a biscuit in Cadburys dairy milk chocolate but, really crunchy. They have a true Cadburys chocolate taste but with the biscuit too it is just the right crunchy texture. Ross likes to suck all the chocolate off first and then eat the biscuit but I just crunch my way through. They are just really lovely biscuits; they are extremely chocolaty and unfortunately very hard to stop eating. The box weighs 150g and is suitable for vegetarians (the biscuits not the box) They are not too bad calorie wise either as they are only25 calories each finger but I don’t think anybody could stop at one. I know I couldn’t. Per Biscuit 25 Calories 1.3 Fat
0.4 Proteins 3.5 Carbohydrate Cadburys fingers website at www.cadburyfingers.com It says on the packet “may contain nut traces” so be warned if you are allergic to nuts. Chocolate fingers Yummy! Yummy! Very nice for in the tummy Suck them bite them you can choose What then have you got to loose Buy BOGOF or only one But don’t forget. Keep some for Mum. Weemam that is .Yes! Hope you enjoyed the read Now go buy some! Margaretxx
These biscuits are divine. they taste so yummy I wouldn't believe it unless I had tried them (and guess what? I have eaten many a packet of these biscuits) I first tried them about a decade ago. Michael Barrymore was advertising them in those days (my god how times change) and I thought I might as well go out and purchase them so as to see if my idol (he was and still is funny no matter what has been said of him) was telling the truth. He finished the advert by saying that they were "lovely biscuits". Now then I went to get one of these packets and began to eat them. As is the problem with these fingers once you start eating them you kind of forget how many you've eaten and before you know it, they've gone. Well what's to say about these biscuits? They are normal biscuits shaped in thin fingeresque shapes and they are very thinly coated with delicious Cadbury's milk chocolate. They taste divine and trust me, when you do eat one you begin to devour them. With this thin layer of chocolate, you are made to taste an exquisite biscuit. The packaging for this item is rather bland as it is a mere blue and white with the word "fingers" in the centre with a picture of one and a picture of chocolate and milk. There are a few problems with this product mind you. For firstly there are only some 30 or so fingers in a packet (that is way too little for my hungry stomach!). Also each finger is pretty small and for a price of around £0.99 I feel it is not value for money. The only reason I have been fortunate enough to buy these is because on some occasions, my local shop has an offer on. So my overall conclusion of this product is rather brief - go get them
WHAT ARE THEY: The same as the traditional Cadbury Chocolate Fingers that have been around for donkeys years. With one exception. The biscuit is crunchier. More like a Hob Nob. But the finger shape is still coated in booootiful Cadburys Dairy Milk chocolate. HOW MUCH DO THEY COST: 99p for 30 fingers. Although last night they were on Buy One Get One Free in Tesco. Those bought for family consumption have now all gone. ISN'T CADBURYS CHOCOLATE INFERIOR: Simple answer is no. A couple of years ago the European Commission decided that because Cadburys have a lower cocoa content than other chocolate it should be renamed Breakfast Chocolate. This madness disappeared after never being enforced. For me, Cadbury's make the best choccie in the world. ARE THEY HEALTHY: Of course not. At 25 calories each, made up of 90% fat/carbohydrate, these will do nothing for your health. But they do taste bloody good, and if it is true that chocolate can stimulate the need for sex you will hopefully wear off the calories soon after eating! WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW: They are suitable for the veggies in society and look beautiful when removed from their plastic packet and served out on a plate, concentrically arranged. they tend not to stay on the plate long. I also use them to treat my staff on a good day at the office! Give them a try. You'll like them!
This is an unusual opinion for me in that it is about something that I used to enjoy - no not that! As a lot of you will know I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and I am trying hard (and mostly failing) to loose weight and gain control over my blood sugar level. It is with the greatest regret that I must avoid chocolate biscuits - for the time being at least - maybe later I can have the occasional treat! So what is it that I used to love so much - Cadburys Chocolate Fingers in the extra crunchy variety. I first tried them when taking advantage of a 'three for the price of two' offer and I thought I would try them, not really expecting them to be much different from the standard fingers, but I was wrong. The taste of the extra crunchy fingers is altogether better, and lets face it the original product was pretty damn good! The extra crunchy ones taste a bit like oat biscuits, although the texture is the same as the ordinary version - just crunchier! Oh dear, I always have such problems describing tastes and smells! Incidentally the smell of these biscuits is gorgeous - that lovely fragrance of Cadburys Milk Chocolate?.. The standard pack of Cadburys Milk Chocolate Fingers weighs 150g, contains approximately 30 fingers and currently costs 97p in Tesco's. Each finger is the aforementioned crunchy biscuit encased in Cadburys Milk Chocolate, which incidentally is my favourite chocolate in the whole world! As an added selling point they're suitable for vegetarians too. You can dunk them, suck them, crunch them, in fact eat them any way you like they will still taste wonderful. I find that they are also a great idea to put out on the buffet at parties - there's never any left at the end of the evening anyway! And, no it isn't because I've eaten them all either! BUT like they say in the yoghurt advert where there's pleasure there's pain! I am talki
ng about the 'c' word here - CALORIES! The fingers contain 505 calories per 100g, so if there's about 30 in a pack of 150g, then 100g must consist of about 20 fingers. That makes 505 calories in 20 fingers, making the calorie value of each finger about 25 calories. I appreciate that this doesn't sound a lot, but who can just eat one and leave the rest for another day? I used to be up for eating half the packet let alone one finger! The other nutritional values for 100g of these fingers are as follows: Protein 6.6g Carbohydrate 66.2g Fat 23.6g So there you have it, perfection in a finger (don't even consider a reply to that - that's not what I meant at all!) All I need is for Cadbury's to make a low calorie version that is also suitable for diabetics - in my dreams maybe?
Thin shortcake fingers coated in Cadburys milk chocolate.