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      04.12.2010 11:28
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      The Christmas season is here again and all the Christmas food etc is ready available in the shops and has been since around the end of August in some shops lol, I like to buy some of my food early when I see it as then I do not have to join the huge queues in the supermarkets for the festive holiday and when I spotted this one I bought 3 at the time because I knew I would want to eat at least one packet and share them with my little grandson for a little treat lol. Which I have I must add lol.

      These biscuits are a really nice size for the little ones and different shapes, they come in a plastic bag and then placed inside a cardboard box, which is very attractive for the little ones because it has a snowman, reindeer and a star stood next to a chimney and on top of a roof with snow on the top. It also has a Christmas tree half way down the snow and they all have smiley faces.

      The biscuits are a nice size of around an inch and there are Christmas trees circles, snowmen and stars and each biscuit has a picture on the front and chocolate on the back, they are a nice thickness and they are extremely soft for the young ones to chew and swallow and hold in their hands, my little grandson is almost 2 years old and he can easily hold them and chew them etc.

      I really think these are so cute looking for the little ones and for the holidays and I bought them for only 79p for 200g, the thickness of the biscuits are quite thick and the texture is nice and soft with a little crunch but not as much as some other biscuits on the market, I think these are perfect for children because they melt into their mouths more easily than some other brands.

      They are made by Cadbury's a very well known brand and the quality of the biscuits and the chocolate is amazingly good and they are excellent value, I bought them on special offer and so I cannot remember how much the original price had been but for the cheap price I paid I think they are well worth the money and a nice novelty biscuit for all the family. My grandson can say which shape is a snowman etc and so it also learns him about shapes etc as he is just beginning to recognise most shapes and these are learning him the ones that are just seasonal ones.

      On the back of the box are 5 shapes to cut out and I cut them out for my grandson and we coloured them with his crayon pencils and he gave them to family members as they have a tiny hole at the top of the shape to place a piece of ribbon etc and hang them on the tree and he was so chuffed he had helped me cut them out and colour them. These cut outs are the same as on the front of the box but much larger.

      If anyone is interested they contain for each biscuit 20 calories, fat 0.9g of which saturates 0.5g, so these are quite low in calories etc to eat with children if you are watching your weight etc.

      I recommend these for anyone to buy as they are such good value for the price and really good fun for all the family and the cut out shapes for those days to have fun with your children or grandchildren.

      I give these 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review.

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        31.10.2010 11:24
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        A great snack!

        One afternoon while I was extremely bored at work, my fab friend called in and surprised me with a box of Cadbury Santa's Festive Friends biscuits! These were something that I hadn't acutally ever heard of until a week or so ago which is a little surprising seeing as I just love everything festive as I am Christmas crazy!

        So, what are Santa's Festive Friends? They are small biscuits which are covered in milk chocolate on one side and the reverse of the biscuit has a festive picture such as Father Christmas, Christmas Tree, and Snowman along with others. They are basically a Christmas version of animal biscuits!

        Packaging
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        The box is a deep purple colour and depicts a snowy rooftop scene with Father Christmas upside down with his boots sticking out of a chimney and a Reinderer, Snowman and Star all grinning at him and it snowing all around them. The Cadbury logo is in the top corner of the box with the name of the product underneath in snow effect writing. A few of the biscuits are shown on the front of the box also to give you an idea of what you will find inside!

        On the reverse of the box there are five festive tree decorations for you to cut out for your child (or if they are old enough for the child to cut out themselves - with adult supervision of course!). These can then be coloured in, have string attached and then you will have some cute little tree decorations made by your child. The pictures are Father Christmas, Snowman, Christmas Tree, Star and Reindeer.

        Ingredients: Wheat flour, milk chocolate (25%) (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, dried skimmed milk, milk fat, dried whey, emulsifier (soya lecithin) ), vegetable fat, sugar, glucose syrup, dried whey, flavourings, raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate) salt.

        Nutritional Information: Suitable for vegetarians!
        Per 100g you will find 495 calories and 22.8g fat
        Per biscuit you will find 9 calories and 0.9g fat.

        While these biscuits aren't the healthiest in the world they certainly aren't the worst!! I do think that 100g would be an awful lot to eat at once as that is equal to half a box! That said however they are very moreish!!

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        I absolutely adore these biscuits! Simple as that! I think they are extremely moreish and while I am not a massive chocolate eater I do find that a few of these more than satisfy my odd chocolate craving! The biscuits are very cute and will definately appeal to children and adults alike. I gave a few of the biscuits to my two and a half year old daughter and she seemed to really like seeing the pictures on the back and naming the different characters. As she is now approaching the age where she understands more about Christmas its great to see her taking an interest in the characters also. It was quite funny to hear her refuse to eat the Father Christmas because if she ate him he wouldn't be able to fly! Ah to think like a child again!!

        All in all I really enjoy these biscuits as a treat, there really is just the right amount of chocolate on them to satisfy you and also the biscuit makes them somewhat more filling than eating a chocolate bar in my opinion.

        Five out of five Dooyoo stars!

        Thank you for reading my review :)

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          29.01.2010 20:40
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          A wonderful festive treat

          Festive Friends are a seasonal product from the ever popular Cadburys brand. Available solely at Christmas time and from all leading supermarkets. They come in 200g cardboard boxes with an extra polythene bag inside for extra freshness. You can normally get them for around £1.50 if you shop around

          The packaging is proof that it is primarily aimed at children with lots of cartoons on the fron of the packaging. The back of the box plays host to a simplistic childrens activity to keep them entertained such as some cut out decorations in festive shapes which can be threaded to make Christmas decorations.

          The product itself consists of several biscuits covered on one side in Cadbury's milk chocolate. The biscuits themselves come in a variety of different shapes with festive etchings on the biscuits themselves - the different types include stars, Father Christmasses and trees. The size of the biscuits are bitesize and therefore rather moreish, perhaps the Pringles of the Cadbury biscuit world!

          Now onto how they taste! The layer of chocolate is surprisingly thick and has the rich typical milk chocolate Cadbury taste as you would expect. The biscuit itself is dense without being too crumbly or dry. It has a distinct buttery taste which saves it from being too plain. In actual fact after eating quite a lot I know exactly what they tasted like - Cadbury's fingers - only inside out.

          Needless to say, they are quite calorific, and to be honest it would be hard to stop at eating just a couple as they are so petite and tasty. That said, they are one of my favourite foodie parts of the festive season and I hope to see them in my stocking for some time.

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            05.01.2010 09:25
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            Nice treat at christmas

            I received a box of these as a gift for Christmas and have just opened them up. I had seen them in a variety of shops before Christmas ranging in price between £1 and £2. I think they are the Christmas alternative to Cadbury's chocolate animals.

            The biscuits come in a cardboard box about 6 inches tall, 4 inches wide and 2 inches deep. The box is mainly purple in colour with a fun cartoon on the front. The cartoon has a lot of Christmassy things on including a Christmas tree, snowman, star and reindeer. There is a large Cadbury's logo in the corner and underneath this I am told that these are Santa's Festive Friends. It then tells me that they are biscuits half covered in milk chocolate. On the back of the box there is the opportunity to make a festive card holder which would have been really good before Christmas to give the kids something to do.

            Opening the box I can see that the biscuits are in a film wrapper inside. The biscuits can be seen through the film and they look very appetising. The biscuits are a pale brown in colour and the chocolate looks thick and rich. Opening the packet up I can see that each biscuit features a festive design on it such as a star or Christmas tree. Some of the biscuits are shaped but others are rounded. Each biscuit is about an inch round.

            Biting into a biscuit I immediately noticed how creamy it was. The biscuit itself tastes buttery and it is firm, yet not too hard. It isn't very crumbly so you don't make too much of a mess. The chocolate is up to Cadbury's usual high standard. It is thick, creamy and melts in the mouth. Together, the biscuit and chocolate is really nice, they melt in the mouth and have a lovely texture.

            The box weighs 200g and the nutritional information is provided per 100g and per biscuit. Each biscuit provides 20 calories, 1.2g sugars, 0.9g fat (0.5g saturates) and 0.02g salt. This isn't too bad, however it is worth considering that you can easily eat 5 or more biscuits as they are snack size!

            I really like these and they are nice to eat over the festive period, however it is worth noting how much fat they have in as you can easily eat quite a few of these.

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              02.01.2010 21:37
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              Great treat and now a family tradition!

              As a child every party I had or attended there were Cadbury's animal biscuits spread out on a plate and my friends and I would take great delight in eating one of each design. Recently I spotted "Santa's Festive Friends" which are exactly the same as those delicious treat biscuits of my child hood but Christmas themed!

              Basic biscuits are shaped into Santa heads, Christmas trees, Rudolph heads, snowmen, Rudolph & Santa hugging (heads only), round biscuits with star design pressed into them, all half dipped (back none patterned side) in Cadbury's milk chocolate. Which means they're suitable for vegetarians!

              They come in a cardboard box, about 17cm (6.5inches) high, which can be recycled, then inside the biscuits are kept fresh in a well sealed plastic bag which enables you to store them easily to allow you to pace yourself or hide some from the children! The box I picked up this December had a best before date of August 2010 allowing me to buy some now as a special treat for my daughter birthday in April.

              The box weighs in at 200g worth of biscuits, and at 20 calories per biscuit, it works out around 990 calories if you were to sit and eat the entire box - very easy to do as they're so tasty!

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              27.12.2009 15:52
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              At Christmas time when I was a little girl I used to sit under the tree and wonder what is was that I was going to receive from the famous Mr Clause. Every year without fail he always left me a box of Santa's festive friends made by Cadburys. If you are familiar with Cadburys Animal Biscuits these are the exact same but more Christmassy.



              Each box contains 200g of bite sized biscuits that comes in different shapes ie a Christmas tree, Santa, Rudolf, snowmen, and a star. One side of the biscuit is covered in Cadburys chocolate while the other is as you guessed biscuit. I am a fan of Cadburys chocolate and think that it is really yummy. The biscuit themselves are a bit sickly if you haven't got a sweet tooth . It also leaves a sweet taste in your mouth for a around 10 minutes later.



              They are meant for kids which as a child I loved them and couldn't wait to get open them. My children also like them and gets a box every year from Santa as well. I think this makes a change from your average selection box as it makes a nice mouth watering change to your taste buds.



              You an find them in supermarkets for around a £1 but as soon an Christmas Eve hits you get them for half price.



              Now for the bad news- each biscuit contains 20 calories, and 0.9g of fat. So while a few won't hurt, they are very moreish so you need to be careful you don't get carried away.

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                06.12.2009 23:07
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                Mmm, not again thankyou Santa

                It's Christmas!!! It's getting nearer and all the shops are bursting at the shelves with goodies for us all.

                Which makes popping into the shop after school with two kids in tow for a pint of milk even harder. I resisted the pestering of almost everything but did relent when at the till to buy said pint of milk to pick up a box of Cadbury's Festive Friends biscuits which were in a basket near the till in the Co-op for, I think, £1.15.

                I agreed to get a box for the two kids to share and in the car on the ten minute drive home they duly tucked in.

                If you're familiar with Cadbury's Animal biscuits, you'll get the idea that these are exactly the same but 'festive'. Each box contains 200g of little bite sized biscuits shaped into a Christmassy 'friend' ie a Santa, a Christmas Tree, Rudolph etc etc. One side is covered in Cadbury chocolate which you can tell when opening the box but isn't very thick and the coverage is a bit patchy. The biscuits themselves are a bit sickly really, I had one in the car with the kids and really didn't think it up to much at all, Cadbury's forte is definitely with the chocolate. It wasn't very tasty and did leave a sickly taste in my mouth anyway.

                But great fun for the kids and provided lots of, 'Who have you got?' and 'I've got a Christmas Tree', which certainly kept them entertained. However, we got home and there are still about 10 in the box which they haven't asked for or finished off, so I don't think they found them that amazing either really.

                Each biscuit contains 20 calories and 0.9g of fat. But I would rather put my £1.15 to a much better quality and tastier biscuit than these. They're nothing special and I wouldn't buy them again.

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                  28.11.2009 10:27
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                  Fun and delicious biscuits- give them a try.

                  These biscuits are made by Cadburys, and come in a variety of fun and festive shapes, including stars, Christmas trees, snowmen, reindeer, and of course, Father Christmas himself!
                  The biscuits are approximately 3 cm in diameter, and are covered on one side with delicious Cadburys chocolate.

                  The box is predominantly purple, with a picture of a cartoon snowman, reindeer, tree and star on a snow-covered roof, with Father christmas's legs hanging out of the top of the chimney!

                  If you have children it is worth checking the back of the pack, as there are several "to collect", with different festive designs to cut out and colour and hang on the Christmas tree, which I feel adds a nice touch to the packaging.

                  Now for the bad news- each biscuit contains 20 calories, and 0.9g of fat. So while a few won't hurt, they are very moreish so you need to be careful you don't get carried away!

                  The box contains 200g of biscuits, and I have just bought mine for 69p- half price- at Sainsburys, which I think is very good value indeed.
                  The biscuits themselves are delicious. Not so much chocolate that you start to feel sick, but enough to make them feel naughty and a bit of a treat.

                  These are one of my Christmas staples, and I have very fond memories of finding them in my stocking on Christmas morning. I thoroughly recommend you give them a try, particularly while they are half price!

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                  23.11.2009 10:48
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                  Yummy Little Biscuits To Remind You Of Christmas!

                  I love Cadbury's Animal biscuits so was happy to see that these Festive Friends are exactly the same but with Christmas shapes and designs instead of the usual dogs, lions and horses.

                  They're yummy, the biscuits come in a box and they are quite small so probably 3 of these will equal a normal sized biscuit. They come in a bag which is inside a cardboard box and that makes them perfect for dipping in and out of through the day.

                  The biscuit is a very crunchy shortbread and the Christmas design has been embossed into the bottom of the biscuit. The pictures are things like Santa, snowmen and Rudolph so these will deffo appeal to little kids as well as adults. The biscuit is quite sweet and goes proper nice with the milk chocolate that is on top of them.

                  The chocolate is delish, it's not quite Dairy Milk but is proper tasty and very sweet and smooth. It's a rich milk chocolate that melts nice, when it starts melting the chocolate absorbs into the biscuit and as the biscuit goes soft in your mouth it mixes in so nice with the chocolate.

                  These little biscuits are madly moorish. I started a box at about 4pm yesterday and had finished it by about 6pm, that was just dipping in and out of it too so god knows how quick I'd finish them if I made a concentrated effort to eat the box as quick as possible! lol

                  I think they are good for adults but would also make a nice stocking filler for kids. My 2 little sisters always get toooooooo many selection boxes from family members so this year I'm thinking of getting them a load of Christmassy sweets to go in their stockings from me, and I reckon I'll get them a box of these Festive Friends each too.

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