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Cadbury produce great chocolate. Combine the smooth silky taste of Cadbury chocolate, add a crunchy biscuit and throw in a thin layer of Turkish Delight for good measure and you may think that it sounds heavenly. Well, having been bit off colour lately I have been pampered. Numerous sweet treats have come my way including a packet of Cadbury Turkish Delight biscuits. I have tried the Cadbury Crunchie biscuits and have to say that I have tasted better. But it would have seemed rude not to sample the Cadbury chocolate Turkish Delight biscuits.
As far as chocolate biscuit packaging goes the wrapper is smart. Pleasant shiny wrapper which is exactly like the wrapping on the Turkish Delight chocolate bar. Open the wrapper and you have a brown plastic container with four sections. Each section holds just two chocolate biscuits, so you are not going to make a pig of yourselves with these.
As always the Cadbury's chocolate smells and looks good. Though I note that the top of each chocolate biscuit seems to have an indent which makes the biscuits look a little bit shrivelled. The Turkish Delight biscuits are not large, no more than a decent mouthful really. Break the biscuit in half and you notice that the crisp shortcake is topped with a thin layer of Turkish Delight before it is dipped into the sweet Cadbury chocolate.
The layer of chocolate that covers the biscuit is adequate but by no means thick. The semi-sweet shortcake biscuit is crunchy and the thin layer of Turkish Delight that sits on top of the biscuit is extremely sweet. The Turkish Delight is firm and although it is not plentiful there is sufficient. It would be very easy for any very sweet toothed chocolate lover to swallow four of five of these little chocolate biscuits and still want more.
After eating a couple of the sweet chocolate offerings I had decided that I had tasted far better. There are certain brands of chocolate biscuits that are totally irresistible, the Cadbury Signature biscuits for one! Cadbury's chocolate fingers are addictive and the small packets of Cadbury shortcake never get time to sit on the shelf in my house. But these Cadbury Turkish biscuits are lacking, what I do not know but they do not cut the mustard.
Unusually a half of the packet remains uneaten. One of the tiny chocolate biscuits contains 70 calories, as expected the biscuits are high in sugar and fats too. If I were walking around Sainsbury and saw them on special offer would I buy another packet? No, fraid not.
Cadbury are an imaginative company and have produced some iconic chocolate bars and biscuits over the years. It seems that they may have to go back to the drawing board with these and see what else they can come up with.
I have to be honest I have been resisting buying the product I will review for you now for some tie, knowing that the second they worked there way into my cupboard I would feel the need to eat them.....all in one sitting!
The product in question is - "Cadbury - Turkish biscuits".
These literally throw themselves at me every time I go shopping, with there light lilac and Cadbury purple foil packs, they shimmer suggestively as I try to ignore them, then they allow a picture of said biscuit into my eye line, and this one particular day I had put a pack into my trolley before I had even realised!
Along with the very alluring picture of a whole biscuit and one with a bite taken out, allowing the soft pink Turkish delight inside to seep out, there is all the obligatory information to be found, brand name, product name, description, ingredients and nutritional information, which I refuse to read until I need to for this review!
When the pack I opened you will find about 6 flat round discs of chocolate covered shortcake, with this smelling strongly and deliciously of the best chocolate in the world!
It really didn't take me too long to tuck and was surprised to find how runny the "Turkish delight" was inside the biscuit, with the shortcake biscuit base actually having an indentation in the middle to have this piped into, though after reading the pack it does state that this is a Turkish delight "flavoured" jam, and not the real thing, I was a bit disappointed but it does taste authentic at least!
The shortcake base is crumbly and deliciously buttery, with it being thicker round the sides, so does seem to give a little quicker in the centre, along with the runny filing I have found you have to be quick eating it before it drips!
The jam centre is smooth and sweet, and tasting just as described, though I would have preferred it more if it was a little more substantial.
Finally the whole thing is enveloped in a good thick layer of deliciously creamy Cadbury's milk chocolate, so beautiful to eat but incredibly sickly, so after being initially disappointed by how many are in the pack, I would say that 6 would be extremely difficult to eat in one sitting (though of course not impossible!).
The nutritional information is as follows -
1.9g of which saturates,
Allergy advice states that these contain wheat, milk, soya, sulphites, and may contain nuts.
For more information visit - www.cadburys.co.uk
These are currently available from most leading supermarkets, with them being available from www.asda.com for £1.00 a pack, with tere also being caramel and crunchie varieties available within this range.
These are a lovely biscuit that after being kept in the fridge, solidifies enough to become a biscuit version of my favourite Fry's Turkish delight, and also makes them easier for a mucky pup like me to eat, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
I made the major mistake when food shopping - I went when I was a bit peckish. This usually means I end up buying something for my sugar craving than something that is good for me. Still the biscuit aisle had these new biscuits from Cadbury's on prominent display and despite the £1.68 price tag I still thought 'they sound good and before I knew it a pack was in my basket. I do think at £1.68 is a little high as there are only 8 rather small biscuits in the pack - but I only found this out when I got home.
The smell is one of Turkish delight but I have to say it is one that is mass produced and so rather chemical. The smell of the chocolate it there as well which is the regular smell you get from Cadbury's chocolate (I see Kraft haven't messed that around - yet). The chocolate has a distinctive milky smell but also quite a sweet smell comes through as well. There is a base note smell of cocoa here but it is not overly strong due to the rather low cocoa solids content cadbury chocolate contains. This is one of the reasons I rarely buy chocolate by cadbury as I prefer a stronger cocoa flavor. The chocolate is, however, smooth in texture and it has a good mouth feel as it slowly melts on your tongue.
The layer of chocolate on the biscuits is disappointingly thin and like most cadbury chocolate it is rather too sweet and lacks any true chocolate taste (give me 60% cocoa stuff any day). The biscuit is crunchy and does have a good crumbly texture to it. It is, however, almost totally tasteless. If anything the only taste I can pick up is that of bicarbonate of soda.
The 'big deal' of these biscuits is the 'turkish delight flavoured jam' used as the filling is frankly a damp squib. It is far too sweet. Now I know that turkish delight is supposed to be sweet but these are over the top. More than one of these and they become rather sickly. The taste of the jam beneath this over baring sweetness is not like any turkish delight I have tried, or made, in the past. There has been an attempt to make it 'rose' flavoured but it is a very chemical tasting rose flavour and there is a slight unmistakable taste of apple in there as well. Frankly these would have been better if real turkish delight had been used in place on the jam, at least that may have improved the taste.
How 'naughty' are they
Ok so it's January and some of us are trying to shake of that extra helping of Christmas pudding that we just had to have and that last chocolate that looked so lonely left on it's own in the box. So something sweet with less calories, well these do weigh in at only 70 calories each. Now considering a single 'custard cream' is 65 calories they aren't so bad in the grand scheme of things.
nutritional info per biscuit:
Energy - 305 kj/ 70 kcal
Protein - 0.9g
carbs - 10.2g (sugar 7.2g)
Fat - 3.3g (saturates 1.9g)
salt and fibre - traces
I'm not a fan of these as you have guessed they are overly sweet, sickly and the actual biscuit part is frankly not up to standard. For me I only buy biscuits when I'm in too much of a rush to make any and if I make my own I know what is in them. For me it is not the list of ingredients that is the problem, but what is in the stuff that they put in (if that makes any sense). These little crimes against baking will not be going into my shopping basket again .
My friend comes to tea on a weekly basis and nearly everytime brings a new biscuit selection to try. This time god bless her she bought some lovely new Cadburys Biscuits called Turkish Biscuits.
Sound exotic and yummy don't they?
Well on first bite they are quite nice and you do get the turkish delight flavour that is some reminicent of the frys bars of yummy goodness.
But Sorry Cadburys these were just that little too sweet and sickly once you got past the initial first bite for us.
And by us that means there were three of us trying these deights out.
My Husband, who is renowned for his sweet tooth, My friend Wendy, who enjoys chocky like the rest of us and myself. A self confessed chocky holic.
Each of us in turn bit into our biscuits savoured the first bite and thought ok not bad in fact they were quite nice, but oh my after two or three bites more there was a general grab for the coffee cup and a good swilling down to rinse the mouth out because these biscuits were seriously sweet and overpowering.
The general feeling was this was a nice try but they would not be bought again and although I did not buy them and Wendy god bless her did we thanked her for her efforts and we resoundedly made an oath together never to buy them again.
Which is bad news for Cadburys as we generally enjoy their products. We felt they dropped the ball with this one, but know many people who do rave about them and several will buy them again so it is a mixed blessing perhaps.
In our view not good and one to be left off the shopping list. Sorry Guys.
I was in Asda today and I saw these biscuits on offer along side the 'Crunchie' and 'Caramel' versions too. I couldn't resist as they were only £2 for two packs so threw them in the basket to try when I got home with a cuppa.
When I opened the packet, I was slightly disappointed to see that there was only eight in the packet. However when I tried them, I realised why there was only eight in a pack!
They are quite small but they can also be quite sickly. I am quite a big fan of Turkish delight so if you like Turkish delight then you'll no doubt enjoy these biscuits. They are quite simple but I found that they are very sweet. They consist of a crunchy but sweet biscuit, with a thin layer of lucious Turkish Delight and then that is covered in a thin layer of Cadbury milk chocolate.
I enjoyed eating these biscuits very much I found that they were a nice snack and satisfied my need for something chocolaty and sweet. They are great for tea parties and a quick sanck but not if you are planning to take them in your packed lunch as they are not individually wrapped so they will melt. If you are not planning to eat them all in one go then I would try and transfer them into something else that can be sealed because I didn't and mine didn't stay very fresh! Over all they are a very nice snack.
Im sitting munching these as I write this review ( thinking how geeky that is)
As a big fan of Turkish Delight I got a bit over excited when I saw these on offer at Tesco for £1.00 so naturally threw them in the trolley and rushed home to taste my bit of Eastern Promise in a biscuit
There are only 8 biscuits in the packet which is decorated in the usual turkish delight colors however I felt that the pack may you believe there was more than 8 to munch
On opening the pack you are presented with 8 discs covered in a layer of Milk chocolate the biscuit base is made from a shortcake type biscuit and could actually be a little bit thinner for my taste , however did not overwhelm the rest of the biscuit
The filling is a very meagre in my opinion scraping of a Turkish delight flavored jam , and this is where the product I feel falters badly as there is not enough of the filling to really make a difference to the tastes of the chocolate and the biscuit , in fact it is almost as if the filling operator forgot to switch the machine on
The filling also seems to be in the middle of the biscuit and not all around as a good filling should be
Needless to say though the taste is what you would expect of the Turkish delight bar , but in a biscuit from and can become quite addictive once you get the taste of them despite the lack of filling both in the packet and in the biscuit
Cadbury have brought these biscuits out along with a range of others in the style of chocolate bar type biscuits , and whilst it has the Cadbury name on the packet the biscuits are actually made by a subsidiary called Burton foods
Im not going to run through every single ingredient in the packet as I feel that is not necessary I will however list the GDA details as there may be some rabbit food munchers out there who fancy a little treat and these are as follows
Sugar 7.2g (8%)
Fat 3.3g (4.7%)
Saturates 1.9g (9.5%)
Salt 0.05g (0.8%)
The main things to note are the biscuits contain Wheat .Milk , Sulphites and also may contain nuts
While shopping in Tesco recently my eye was drawn to a new range of biscuits from Cadburys, in particular the Turkish Delight inspired packet as I am know to be rather partial to this flowery tasting jelly - and the chocolate never goes amiss either!
The range was priced at just £1 when I purchased them, I believe the usual price for the biscuits is £1.49 which is not terribly good value considering there are just eight rather small biscuits in the packet.
I honestly could not wait to arrive home so I could try a biscuit, unfortunately it turned out the anticipation of a Turkish Biscuit outstrips the actual experience of eating one and I ended up a mite disappointed.
The biscuit is a small disc, I could smell the Turkish Delight as soon as I opened the wrapper and I must admit the chocolate did look very inviting indeed. Actually, in my opinion, the chocolate is the very best thing about these biscuits as it is fairly thick and has the signature Cadbury flavour. It's extremely sweet and creamy, flavourwise I would say these are definitely more in the realms of chocolate bar than biscuit but strangely it is the biscuit base itself which really lets these down.
It's so terribly bland, you see. The biscuit is very similar to that used in Cadburys Fingers; while this bland flavour works extremely well with the smaller Fingers, I found it leeched the surrounding flavours to such a degree that what should have been a very flavoursome biscuit because simply a jumble of flavours all vying for attention.
The Turkish component of the biscuit is very tasty, although not exactly what I had been expecting. Rather than having the semi-solid texure of actual Turkish Delight, this is more of a tacky liquid - it has a thinner consistency than jam and is very sugary sweet tasting. The actual flavour of Turkish Delight is there, but it's different and personally I do not think it goes terribly well with the biscuit even if it matches the chocolate beautifully.
I cannot, in all honesty, recommend these biscuits. Yes, they do taste rather nice and yes, the unusual aspect of having a Turkish Delight in biscuit form is interesting. It's the biscuit itself which spoilt them, it has a similar taste to very inferior shortbread and this very blandness makes the biscuits seem badly thought out and almost as though they have been rushed into production to make Cadburys (sorry, Kraft) a profit on the back of one of their most popular bars.
Another problem I had with these biscuits is the fact that they are incredibly sickly, after eating just two I was beginning to feel like I had eaten far too much and I know I wouldn't have been able to manage a third. Even my (rather greedy) eleven year old granddaughter only ate three, whereas the girl could happily wolf down an entire packet of any other biscuit.
For £1 I say give them a try, if you find they are now back to their full price I would wait for the next time they are on promotion as, frankly, they are not worth the RRP.
==Cadbury's Turkish Delight Biscuits==
I am trying to steer clear of all things overly fattening but my will power is terrible and seeing these on special offer in Morrison's I just couldn't resist.
I paid £1 for a packet of these biscuits and there are 8 in a packet. It think the usual selling price of a packet of these are around £1.90p odd so there was a nice saving although I probably would not buy these at the normal selling price.
The design of the packaging is pretty much what you would expect in the fact that there is the pink colouring of the Turkish Delight packaging with the standard deep purple colouring that is associated with the Cadbury brand. There is a plastic holder inside the outer cellophane which does a good job at protecting the biscuit inside.
The biscuit itself is an entirely round shape which is covered in milk chocolate. The biscuit is made up of a shortbread type base with a layer of Turkish Delight and entirely covered with smooth and creamy Cadbury's Milk chocolate.
Eating the biscuit was rather nice and even more so that I know they aren't overly healthy. The layer of Cadbury chocolate is quite thin but noticeable enough to give a nice creamy texture of chocolate within the mouth when eating. The Turkish Delight layer is very tasty although the texture of this is much thinner than I would have first thought. I expected a rather Jaffa Cake texture to this part but it was far runnier than this and perhaps I would have personally preferred the Turkish Delight to be slightly harder.
The biscuit base is very firm and crunchy but does seemingly melt in the mouth when eating and crumbles up nicely. The three different sections of the biscuit do work very well together but on the whole I would say that it is a rather mediocre biscuit and not something I would be buying again. The taste is nice and quite different from any other biscuit that I have tried but unfortunately it wasn't as nice as it could be. I would of perhaps preferred the chocolate layer to be chunkier and the Turkish Delight layer to be of thicker consistency.
Per biscuit there are 70 calories and 1.2 grams of saturated fat which is not especially high compared to most as if you think a McVities Chocolate Digestive contains 2.1 grams of saturated fat. Although slightly less fat these Turkish Delight biscuits really make for a change although not an overly great one. I enjoyed the treat but wouldn't say it made me feel like I could scoff the whole packet.
I don't think I would ever consider paying the full price for these biscuits and I probably wouldn't even buy them again at the special offer although if work had bought them in I wouldn't say no to eating one. I think they are an okay biscuit which is slightly different from the norm but nothing to get too excited about and therefore I am awarding a 2 out of 5 stars and somewhat of a recommendation.
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I first brought these when Tesco had them on special offer for £1.00, that's not a bad price because these are proper nice biscuits but now they've gone up to £1.59 I don't know if that is very good value for money because you only get 8 biscuits in the packet.
They are part of a new lot of biscuits that Cadburys have brought out, I've also tried the caramel and crunchie ones but these Turkish Delight biscuits are deffo the best I think because they taste loads different from any other biscuits you can buy at the minute.
They are a shortcake biscuit that has got Turkish Delight flavoured jam in them and are covered in yummy Cadburys chocolate. The jam is a bit runny so you can tell it's not real Turkish Delight like you get in the chocolate bars but it's got the same delish flavour and makes it feel a bit like you're eating a crunchy Turkish Delight. The taste is kind of hard to describe because it's supposed to taste like roses, I've never eaten roses (not since I was a kid anyway!!! lol) and think this has got more of a sugary raspberry flavour than anything.
The shortcake biscuit is yummy, it's crunchy and drops crumbs all over the place. It's not majorly sweet but doesn't have to be because of the mega sweet jam and the milk chocolate is sweet as well. I think the different textures are just right in these biscuits and I ate all of them in the space of about an hour! lol The chocolate is to die for, it's quite thick on the biscuits and melts lovely when you bite into the biscuit. It tastes like Dairy Milk but you can tell it's not that chocolate because it isn't quite as creamy as eating a bar of Dairy Milk. That doesn't bother me though because I think the biscuits would be a bit sickly if they was as rich as eating Dairy Milk.
Over all I think these are wicked biscuits. The flavour is gorgeous and like I said they've got the taste of the jam perfect so that the whole biscuit has got a delish Turkish Delight flavour. I don't know why Cadburys never thought of putting some of their chocolate bars into a biscuit before because these are sooooooo yummy I reckon I'll end up getting addicted to them..... until the price goes up again! lol
Recommended..... a delish change from plain biscuits or chocolate bars!!!
I got these as I kept seeing the giant signs in Sainsburys and have been waiting for them to come in stock (sad I know, but I do love Turkish delight).
The packet costs £1.00, but it does say that this is an introductory offer, but I can't find anywhere what the actual price is going to be, to be honest I wouldn't pay any more than £1.00 for them.
Inside the foil packet is a little plastic tray with 4 compartments, each with two biscuits inside.
These biscuits have caused a dilemma as I am very torn. They taste great but you only get 8 in a pack, and they are quite small (I would say the size of a viscount biscuit) so I think if they are any more than £1.00 I really would struggle to pay for them (not that I'm going to steal them or anything!), it's just far too expensive for 8 biscuits.
The biscuits themselves are extremely tasty, they have a shortcake base, which is crumbly, buttery and delicious. Then a thin layer of quite runny and sticky turkish delight. The turkish delight is it's usual bright pink colour and tastes quite floral (as it's supposed to) but it's not as strong a flavour as other turkish delights, and it's pretty sweet too. The whole biscuit is then covered with a thin layer of lovely cadbury's chocolate. As a whole the biscuit works really well, and the flavours are great together, and I really liked them.
I do love these biscuits, there is no mistaking that, they are brilliant cadbury quality and every element of them tastes great. It's just the price and quantity that lets them down. I'm glad I tried them, and may buy them in future as a treat, but I dread to think how much the real price is going to be after the introductory offer runs out.