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As you will know from some of my previous reviews I do like to have a sweet treat mid-morning when at work to give me a little energy boost and keep me going until lunch. But as I am trying to lose a little weight at the moment to fit into that Christmas party frock then I have been trying to choose smaller treats. One that I have purchased recently is the Cadbury's shortcake snack packs.
I purchased a multi-pack of the shortcake snacks containing 6 individual packs. These were priced at just £1.00. Each individual pack contains two square shortcake pieces coated in Cadburys milk chocolate.
The two pieces of shortcake are individually wrapped in plastic wrappers that have jagged edges that are easy to tear open. The packaging although small contains all the information you need to know about these little shortcakes biscuits, the ingredients listings, company contact details, allergy information, and nutritional information.
The nutritional information per 20g pack is:
Calories - 105
Sugars - 6.4g
Fat - 5.4g
Saturates - 2.9g
Salt - 0.13g
They are also suitable for vegetarians.
I love these little shortcake biscuits, they are crunchy and crumbly on the inside and coated with lovely smooth, creamy milk chocolate. They do make a perfect sweet snack but do not make you feeling to guilty as they are quite light and not too bad on the calorie content. I also love Cadbury's chocolate and shortcake so to me these little biscuits are just perfect and excellent quality. Certainly worth a try if you have never had them!
Many years ago my job was to fill up snack vending machines, as a result I had instant access to lots of different types of chocolate bars. However it was always the Cadbury's Snack that I choose if I wanted a sugar boost in my day. Years later I was browsing my Newsagents for a treat and I found it again and couldn't wait to try it.
Down my local Newsagent I paid 40p for this, which compares quite favourably to the likes of Mars Bar, Kit Kat and Twirl that were all on sale for 45p. I checked my local supermarkets and found they only sold them in bulk. So instead of singularly they came in a pack of 6, these were more competitively priced through at £1.09 for this pack.
The singular packed is rectangular in shape and comes in a bright yellow package with easy to tear of ends to get to the chocolate within it. It is very easy to identify by not only the colour of the wrapper but the distinct Cadbury's name on the front. It also a picture of the product that also looked appealing and tempting.
While on the back of the wrapper you have all the product details. These included a list of ingredients, what value each biscuit has plus details of how to complain if you are not happy with the product.
The pack weighs 43g and contains six individual shortcake biscuits coated in milk chocolate. Each biscuit is square and 35mm in diameter. As soon as I opened the wrapper I could smell the very enticing and sweet smell of milk chocolate, it certainly made me feel hungry.
Milk Chocolate (40%) (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavourings), Wheat Flour, Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Dextrose, Dried Whey, Molassian Bicarbonate.
Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soya.
It may contain Nuts
Once you bite into the biscuit you find a shortcake biscuit covered in rich milk chocolate. The chocolate is very sweet and appealing and it is this that makes my taste buds water. It combines very effectively with the shortcake which gives the snack it's biscuit taste and appearance. I was really tempted to try and dunk mine in my tea but I wanted to saver the taste so in the end I did not.
Each biscuit contains:
For me this was a very pleasurable experience. The Cadbury's snack taste wonderful ad every bit as good as I remember them. The shortcake is superbly supported by the chocolate which it combines and mixes so well with. I found my mouth watering even for a couple of minutes after I had eaten my first snack.
I really enjoyed the crunchy shortcake as it tasted lovely when you bite through the snack. It was obviously like the milk chocolate of good quality with just the right blend of ingredients to maximise its glorious taste.
Having six individual snacks within each packet for me is really good idea. As it means you can share or save some for later on, while for me having the six biscuits not only felt like a lovely treat but also kept my satisfied from my mid morning tea break till lunchtime.
I suppose my only concern except that I want another pack now I am thinking about them, is I found them quite sticky when I handled each individual snack. I would expect this could be a problem especially on warm summer days unless you eat them quickly or keep them cool in the fridge.
As a snack I think they are a wonderful choice, although like most of their competitors within this market field they are rich in sugar and calories. I found them a real pleasure, they taste so morish with the gorgeous milk chocolate being liberally coated over the biscuit.
For more information about this and other Cadbury's products go to: www.cadbury.co.uk
This brought it all back to me just what a superb snack these shortcakes really are. The taste wonderful with the milk chocolate combining well with the shortcake to leave the buyer with a sweet sensation as the chocolate melts in your mouth. I think the constitute very good value for money and I would recommend them a good and filling snack at any time of the day.
Thank you for reading my review.
This review is published exclusively for Dooyoo
© CPTDANIELS May 2010
These are slightly odd creations when I saw them sitting on the shelf I assumed it was a chocolate bar based on shortcake or some sort of largish biscuit. However on closer inspection you will find that the packaging contains 6 quadrangles cadbury shortcake biscuit. If opening these in a messy fassion like you woud a chocolate bar it is perfectly possible to distribute some / all of these onto the floor / yourself / your coworkers.
These biscuits themselves consist of thin shortcake or shortbread ( which ever you prefer ) biscuits coated in cadbury chocolate.
The shortbread is as nice or nicer than you would expect in a shop bought product like this and the chocolate, it being cadbury, is very pleasant.
Overall I really like these they are fun and slightly different and in some ways I prefer them over chocolate bars simply as the separate blocks make you feel like you are eating more.
Cadbury Snack Shortcake Biscuits may not be the most exciting biscuit to look at, but look beyond the plainness and you will find a very tasty, little biscuit.
These little biscuits are square shaped, they have a shortcake centre and a coating of chocolate. The biscuit centre is sweet and has a nice crunch to it, without tasting at all dry. The cadbury's milk chocolate is lovely, reasonably thick, and is rippled on top. I have alway loved shortcake, so I definately have a soft spot for these. Unfortunately for me, they now have one major downfall, which is the price!
I buy my Cadbury Snack biscuit as a multipack in Tesco. They come in a pack of 6 (each individual pack has 2 biscuits in it), for the quite pricely sum of £1.03. now it wasn't that long ago that these were only around 60p for a pack. I don't know why the price jumped so high, so quickly but they are not very good value for the size of them and I don't buy them as often as I used to. For the same price, you can buy a biscuit that is not gone in two bites and no matter how nice Snack biscuits taste, they do not find their way into my basket as often as they used to.
Milk Chocolate (43%) (Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Butterfat, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavourings), Wheat Flour, Vegetable Fat and Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Dextrose, Dried Whey, Molasses, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents (Sodium & Ammonium Carbonates), Flavouring.
This product contains wheat flour, milk, whey and soya lecithins.
*Nutritional Value Per Biscuit*
Energy - 55 kcal
Protein - 0.7g
Carbohydrate - 6.4g
Fat - 2.7g
Although I will still pop Cadbury Snack Shortcake Biscuits in my basket, it will only be once in a while. They were extremely good value at the 60p mark and I would not have had a problem with a reasonable rise in price, but a 40p rise is ridiculous and just plain greedy!
If you are a fan of small, bitesize treats and enjoy shortcake, it's worth giving them a try. If you like a more filling snack or want good value for your money, I would buy something else.
These little squares of heavenly biscuity chocolately bliss really are underrated and where are they? I rarely even see them in a supermarket, petrol station or convenience store nowadays, which is such a shame as I really do think they are one of the best bits of confectionary Cadbury have ever produced - and I love all things choc and biscuit, so that really is saying something. Back in the 80s though when I was growing up, these were a regular feature in your local sweet shop and quite rightly so. The best bit is, they weren't over in one or two bites. You could really savour them. They were about an inch in size (squared of course) and the biscuity base was quite shortcake like, really sweet and really crunchy. It was the mixture of textures which really worked and the chocolatey covering was just divine. I remember my Mum used to put them in my lunch box for a break time snack - hmmm, you probably wouldn't get away with that now with all the rules about fruit at break time...
Whilst out shopping today I saw a packet of Cadbury's Snack biscuits and, since I haven't had any for ages, I decided to treat myself. I blame Mumsymary for this lapse - she wrote a review about these biscuits recently and I have been fancying them ever since I read it! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!
The biscuits come in a bright yellow packet with the purple Cadbury's logo on the front together with a picture of one of the biscuits contained within. On the back there is a list of ingredients and both the detailed nutritional information and also the more general information expressed as a percentage of your GDA (guideline daily amount).
I paid 48p for the packet containing six of the shortcake biscuits weighing 43g in total. I bought mine from the local newsagents although I assume that these biscuits would also be available in supermarkets too.
The biscuits are just less than two inches square and are in the form of light short cake covered with Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate. There are six of them in each packet of 43g making them about 7g each.
My favourite chocolate in the entire world is Cadbury's Dairy Milk and I love short cake biscuits so I was always going to like these wasn't I?
They are definitely not a disappointment - the biscuit is light and crunchy and of course the chocolate tastes as wonderful as ever. The two blend together in my mouth to make a really lovely tasting treat. I know there are six biscuits in the packet but they soon all disappear I can tell you.
The Nutritional Value
I will give this information per biscuit as I feel that this is the easiest way to understand it.
Of which sugars 2.2g
Of which saturates 1g
So the whole packet would consist of 210 calories and 6g of saturated fat.
Well I am so glad that I treated myself as these biscuits were just as good as I remembered, so thank you, Mary, for reminding me about them!
When at work today I found myself getting a little peckish so I purchased a packet of Cadburys snack shortcake biscuits for just 40p which I thought was quite a bargain considering there were 6 biscuits in the pack.
The packaging is fairly basic just showing you a picture of the biscuits as well as all the normal stuff you find on a bar of chocolate such as calories, ingredients etc. There is nothing special about the packaging but I just tore it open to eat my biscuits anyway so it didn't really matter.
The biscuits themselves are milk chocolate covered shortcake biscuits and each one is probably around 1 inch squared and is covered in chocolate that is all bobbly and lovely and seems to just have sunk down a little in to the biscuit itself. The chocolate is the usual creamy, smooth, delicious Cadburys chocolate that I have come to know and love and the biscuits are deliciously crunchy and leave lots of crumbs everywhere as you bite in to them. It does taste like good quality ingredients have been used to make these biscuits as there is quite a nice quality about them and I happily munched 3 or 4 before I found myself wanting to have a little break just to stop myself feeling a little sick. I would say that the whole packet of these in one go would be a little sickly for me but if you are a huge fan of chocolate (especially Cadburys) then I would say that these would be fine for you and just enough to satisfy your appetite.
Each biscuit contains 35 calories, 2.2g sugars, 1.9g fat, 1.0g saturates & 0.05g salt so providing you don't go overboard with these then I don't see any reason why you cant enjoy them as part of a calorie controlled diet. I must say that I did end up eating all 6 biscuits but that is only 210 calories so still less than eating a Mars bar which is what I usually tend to do when getting peckish.
These were very yummy biscuits and certainly helped to fill a whole for me as the chocolate was yummy and the whole biscuit was lovely and chilled from the fridge at work, I was very pleased with the 40p that I paid for these and I believe you can buy multipack of these which makes the price slightly cheaper. the expiration on the ones I purchased was 7 months so there should be nothing to stop you stocking up on these and just taking one in your lunchbox to work on days when you know you will fancy a nice treat (everyday for me). I was very pleased with these biscuits and they get a 5 star rating from me, I would definitely recommend these to any biscuit fans as they are just like shortbread but a very thin layout and the Cadburys chocolate is a yummy addition to the biscuit.
Cadbury Snack are a biscuits that are great for a snack, if you are peckish or need a chocolate fix, these are very suitable.
You can buy these in six packs for £0.52 at Asda, in the six pack comes six packets with two biscuits in each. These are the small packs; you can also get larger packets that you tend to find in vending machines and petrol stations.
The wrapper is Cadbury purple and yellow, the multi pack (six pack) comes with each smaller packet wrapped in it. The wrappers are identical but smaller on the two biscuits.
The biscuits are square and rather small, approximately 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches. The whole biscuit is dipped in Cadbury chocolate and the biscuit is shortcake. The top is rippled and the bottom completely flat.
The biscuit is one of the nicest shortcakes I have tasted; this is only improved with the added taste of Cadbury chocolate surrounding it.
The biscuit is soft and crumbly but isn't too messy as the chocolate stops a lot of the crumbs leaping for freedom.
This is a tasty combination and I really do like these at tea time about 11am.
Unfortunately I can only buy the smaller packets that contain two biscuits as I find these quite addictive and if I buy the larger packets, I will just eat them all. I cannot save any, I don't know why but I really feel the need to eat them all.
They are a great size for lunch boxes and putting them in your hand bag for an emergency supply.