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      04.08.2014 21:56
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      A disappointing biscuit

      I was really excited about trying these Cadbury Rich Tea biscuits. I love pretty much all biscuits and when I saw these biscuits advertised I just couldn't understand why chocolate rich tea biscuits didn't exist before.

      I was put off by the price of these biscuits. At around £2 per packet these are pretty pricey and I nearly didn't buy them because of the price. However, this was before I decided that I needed to budget my food shop properly and as a biscuit lover I just had to give these ago!

      I was of course expecting reality good things as this is a cadburys product, sadly though I was disappointed. Rich tea biscuits are in their nature a bit boring, perhaps thus is why they are designed to be dunked in tea because they are just not enough on their own. I though that delicious cadburys chocolate would be just the thing to jazz up the rich tea biscuit. Unfortunately though, even cadburys chocolate is not enough to make these biscuits be in my top 20 of biscuits.

      Rich tea biscuits are just not really crumbly enough to be very biscuity. The rich tea biscuit I'm afraid is just not a great biscuit even when jazzed up - I now understand why nobody had made this biscuit previously, it's because it's not very good.

      Putting these biscuits at £2 a packet i think that they are unlikely to be around for long. They are expensive and they don't taste great, with biscuits I normally finds them really moreish but I didn't find this with these cadburys rich tea biscuits.

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      18.05.2013 12:59

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      The chocolate part is lovely (of course!), but it's like eating a water cracker with chocolate on it. It doesn't 'dunk' very well either. For the promotion price (£1) it is fairly good as the packet isn't too small (300g), but I wouldn't repurchase.

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      17.04.2011 21:27
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      i love them cold from my fridge.

      Cadburys Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits.


      I love these biscuits, they are around one of my favourites, and they cost just over a pound for a full packet of 300grams, containing on average 20-25 biscuits.

      My little grandson ronnie loves them too, and knows exactly where i keep them in the fridge and always goes straight to their looking for them, and handing me the packet for nanny to open for him.

      The packet shows a couple of these yummy biscuits, which are covered in medium thickness chocolate, Cadburys of course being a name that you can always trust to provide good quality chocolate.

      I enjoy mine cold from the fridge, but i must admit that I do find them quite addictive as a couple is never enough. They can be dipped into your tea or coffe, and the chocolate starts to melt when you do this so do it quickly.

      They do contain milk, and wheat gluten so be aware if you have an allergy to gluten.

      i love these biscuits as they tend to make a refreshing change from the usual chocolate digestive biscuits, and being rich tea they have a different texture when you bite into them, what with that lovely texture.

      I enjoy these biscuits, I love the fact that they are slightly different from the norm, and my grandchildren and family loves them too. Try them you find them a refreshing change to the usual chocolate digestives that we all know and love too.

      Thanks for reading and rating my review.

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        05.04.2010 16:22
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        I like Chocolate hob Nobs and Digestives and didn't know that you could get Chocolate Rich Tea biscuits. A bit odd I thought, but when I spotted these on an end aisle a dew weeks ago as a part of 2 for £2 deal then I thought they would be worth the try. I got 1 pack of these, and another of ones that I knew I liked. Think the right price for this 300g pack is around £1.30.

        These are in the normal kind of wrapper that you get Biscuits in. A tight enough wrapper which has a nice enough picture of a Chocolate on the front with the Cadburys branding on the front. You get about 18 Biscuits in the pack. They are a decent enough size, and just as thick as other Rick tea Biscuits with a layer of Chocolate on 1 side.

        Per Biscuit has 60 calories and 2.8g of fat, so a little bit better for you than a Chocolate Digestive.

        These were alright, but I will still stick to the Chocolate Digestives. These tasted a bit malty and with a dash of salt to them. The Milk Chocolate is a nice sweet tasting chocolate, and being Cadbury's it tastes like Dairy Milk a bit.

        These were nice enough but I prefer the more crumbly taste which you get with Digestives. Then again if you are a Rich Tea person then this should jazz them up for you.

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        15.01.2010 13:18
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        Enjoy the chocolaty biscuit

        Cadburys Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits - A chocolaty rich tea time !!
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        I always take biscuits with my tea and prefer to explore varieties for the same. Few months back I started picking up these biscuits in my weekly shopping and since then there is no looking back.

        The packaging is typical Cadbury style with purple wrapping and Cadbury logo vividly displayed on the front. It also has image of the biscuit to make it enticing and eye catching. The packet contains allergies information indicating wheat flour, milk, milk fat, soya and nut contents.

        At the outset I tried the biscuit without dunking it in tea and the taste was really fabulous. It is very smooth and brittle with a thin layer of Cadbury chocolate on the top. I found them really fresh and appetizing. The plain side of the biscuit has a very silky finish.

        As there is a coating of Cadbury so you might feel that it is bit sweeter when you try it out with tea but I normally like it in the same way. I just can not resist back for tea time and eat them every now and then. Each biscuit has around 60 calories and the fat content per 100 gram is 21 gram. I could find that there is no saturated fat in this which means it is not posing a great danger on your waistline.

        These are wonderful biscuits with or without tea !!!

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          12.12.2009 17:30
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          loads nicer than the origional

          The original Rich tea are in many ways the perfect biscuits to go with a cup of tea, however they are also not the best in some ways too. These biscuits do taste nice and do go with tea well however I'm sure if you have had these before you will know that when you dip them they don't last very long at all and sog up very quickly which isn't good as I love to dip my biscuits.

          The rich tea then are just like the original ones however they have Cadbury milk chocolate on them as well. This makes the taste of them so much better, whilst before they were a bit plain and boring looking and a bit plain and boring tasting they now taste fantastic, when dipped they still sog up quickly but not as quickly and the thin layer of chocolate also melts making these taste fantastic.

          I don't really know why then, mcvities didn't add chocolate to these before, as I now wouldn't even think about buying the original rich tea biscuits over these ones. They are a little bit more expensive though and your looking at about £1.40 a pack which is quite expensive for a packet of biscuits however you can sometimes find these on offer, and if you do then I do urge you to give these a go.

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          19.11.2009 09:38
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          Delicious Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits

          I am always on a mission to save a few pennies whilst still being able to treat myself to the things that I enjoy in life so when I saw these Cadburys chocolate rich tea biscuits on offer with 2 packets for £2.00 I promptly snapped some up (for the biscuit barrel you see!).

          They cost around £1.19 at present for a 300g packet (at most of the big supermarkets) and you will receive about 25-30 biscuits for your money. Each biscuit contains 60 calories and 2.7g of fat so these aren't too bad providing you stick to two or three with your tea rather than eating half the packet which I have been known to do from time to time!

          These biscuits taste just like any other rich tea biscuits and they all seem to be a similar size and are also circle in shape. They have that distinctly almost cakey kind of flavour that only rich teas have and are quite sweet. The biscuit is deliciously crunchy and gets crumbs all other me. I always find they end up in a kind of paste if I eat too many in one go and then I need a glass of water as soon as possible! The best addition to these particular rich tea is that they have a deliciously smooth layer of Cadburys milk chocolate. The chocolate has a nice pattern to it and these biscuits are even more delicious when eaten cold from the fridge. The chocolate works really well and brings a delicious taste to the biscuit.

          These biscuits are great dunkers and providing you only leave them for just a couple of seconds they shouldn't break up in your tea although like with most biscuits this is definitely trial and error.

          I will be rating this product 5/5 as I can't find a single thing to fault about them, the taste is great, they dunk well and there is minimal breakages (in my experience at least). I would definitely recommend the Cadburys Chocolate Rich Tea. I will be purchasing these again, particularly if I can get them on special offer again or perhaps I will try and hunt down a cheaper alternative. I would be happy to pay £1.19 per pack as these are delicious!

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            26.10.2009 22:47
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            The best chocolate biscuit around

            This is a snack that I tend to induldge in on a weekend and can very easily get through two packs over the weekend. I am suprised that I am not half the size of a house to be honest.

            The pack

            This is a long pack that is purple in colour with a blue flash accross the front. It has a big cadbury sign on the front so that you can see the brand that you are buying. It also has a picture of the front and the back of the biscuit and a price lable on the end that states £1.45. On the blue coloured flash it has the words rich tea and the c in rich is in the shape of a heart which I think is very eye catching and makes me feel like the cadbury brand loves me which is strange really. It has an easy open red pull that opens the top of the pack to get the buscuits out. It also states on the back the ingrediants and the contents. You also have all the information to be able to contact them for any reason.

            The Biscuit

            This is a rich tea biscuit that is smooth and crunchy with a thin layer of cadbury chocolate covering the top. They are a fresh biscuit that is light on the stomach and thin. The chocolate is smooth and creamy and has that unique cadbury taste. There is alot in a pack and I find once I have opened the pack I have to try and hide them away from the rest of the family.

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            I like to eat these as a treat but once I have opened them I just cant stop eating them. I think the chocolate really makes the plain biscuit taste extra special. I think the price of these are really good and are well worth the money. They are a perfect biscuit for chocolate lovers and wouldn't advise to dunk them in tea it will just spoil the taste of them.

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              15.10.2009 20:46
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              I had never tried Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits before thes, I don't think I knew you could get them. My favourite Chocolate Biscuit of this type are Chocolate Hob Nobs - yummy. Anyway with the Cadbury's name, I thought they would be worth a try.

              These cost me £1.24 for a 300g pack. Not the cheapest, but I like to try new foods, so I was gonna buy them anyway.

              The packaging for these was the standard Biscuit wrapper. The Biscuits were stacked on top of each other, and all wrapped tightly up. There was a rip tab thing to open the Biscuits at the end, but I always wonder why this opens about 5 Biscuits down? Do they expect people to eat a load of Biscuits when they are open? Yes, I guess I do that! The pack is a nice purple colour and it stands out amongst the more subtle colours on the Rich Tea shelf.

              You get a good amount of Biscuits in the pack. Didn't count them I admit, but enough to prhaps justify the price.

              The Biscuit just looks like any otherRich Tea. The base of it is a light brown colour and it feels hard and a little bit thick. There is a good coating of Mik Chocolate on the top, and the mixture of sweet, milky Chocolate with the plain, malty Rich Tea is a nice combination.

              Each Biscuit has 60 calories, so a little Chocolate treat you can enjoy whle watching your weight.

              Yes, not the most exciting Biscuit in the world but a nice change, and anything Cadbury's is good for me!

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                05.10.2009 00:11
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                A great chocolate-coated tea biscuit

                Cadbury Rich Tea Biscuits are absolutely delicious. They are a great biscuit to have with a cup of piping hot tea or cold milk for a perfect afternoon snack or after dinner treat.

                The milk chocolate coating complements the crunchy biscuit very well. The biscuit itself holds up well when dunked in a hot beverage, softening some, but not breaking; and the chocolate melts just enough to be silky smooth.

                The price and packaging are very comparable to other tea biscuits and digestives, so they're a good buy, especially if you like a little extra sweetness to your tea cookies. Usually I can find a pack for under a pound, and often on special with other Cadbury biscuit varieties.

                The only downfall is that these biscuits are a bit higher calorie than other tea biscuits, at 60 calories each. Worth the sacrifice, though, since they're so yummy!

                All in all, Cadbury's makes a quality tea biscuit I highly recommend!

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                15.07.2009 15:46
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                Chocolate good, biscuit bad!

                I am a huge fan of cadbury's confectionary products. They have created a wonderful base in dairy milk and seem to be able to transfer that magic to everything they do. To me, no other chocolate brand even comes close.

                Recently cadbury's have diversified into some more varied markets and these Cadbury's rich tea biscuits are a product of that. The biscuits come in typical biscuit packaging, a long round roll. The packaging is traditional cadburys purple and blue. They have the cadburys logo on, the words rich tea (with the C replaced for a heart which is a nice touch) and a picture of two biscuits on the front. I am not sure if the packaging is recyclable or not. A downside of the packaging (this is not particular to only this brand of biscuits) is that I would be much happier if it was resealable, if you could have a few biscuits then seal it back up to save putting it back in the biscuit tin.

                Inside the pack the biscuits are stacked together, back to back. They are traditional rich tea biscuits with a layer of delicious cadburys chocolate on the top. The layer of chocolate is very tatsy of course, being cadburys. It is also very generous whcih is a good sign. For those who havent tried rich tea biscuit, it is a hard beige biscuit. It is a relatively plain and I find it quite boring. In this combination the chocolate jazzes it up a fair bit, but not quite enough to make them my favorite biscuits. I think if these where cookies or digestives they wouldbe amazing.

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                11.06.2009 13:28
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                Perfect biscuit with a brew

                I have always thought that plain rich tea biscuits were very balnd and boring. However as i was walking down the goody aisle at Sainsburys last night i came across Cadburys Rich Tea. In my opinion there is no better chocolate than Cadburys, it is beautiful chocolate, so when i saw these biscuits i though i would give them a go.

                At the minute they are on offer at Sainsburys, a 300g pack for 77p.....a bargin, other cadburys biscuits are also included in this offer, and yes i did get a good supply.

                The biscuits are half covered in milk chocolate, the layer of chocolate is a good covering, so you can definetly taste the chocolate. I briefly dunked mine in my cup of tea to slightly melt the chocolate, tastes even better.

                The nutritional value per biscuit is- 60kcal, carbs 8.6g,and fat 2.3g. If you were watching your weight you couldnt eat these every day, however for an occasional treat these are spot on.

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                  15.05.2009 19:33
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                  Avery tasty and enjoyable biscuit.

                  Yesterday an old friend popped in for a cup of coffee and she came bearing gifts. As I was pouring the hot milky coffee into the mugs I heard the carrier bag rattling and a packet of biscuits went thudding onto the kitchen table. The word `Cadbury` was the first thing to catch my eye and I thought that if Ellie had to come and bring her own biscuits then at least she had come along with a decent brand, I can be so shallow at times!

                  One look at the packet and I was feeling mildly miffed, they were rich tea! OK they have a chocolate coating on one side but rich tea are traditionally recognised as good dunking material not a treat or a goody to be enjoyed for elevenses!

                  The packaging is undeniably Cadbury, the purply plastic cover with that famous swirly white Cadbury logo on the front. Two of the dunkers in disguise are positioned just so on the front of the packet, one face up and the other face down.
                  The rich tea biscuit itself is a great British institution, at one point during my childhood rich tea biscuits were considered a luxury!

                  Now, the modest rich tea biscuit has an unforgettable taste, it is one of those biscuits which is hard to imitate, the nutty tasting McVities rich tea are scrumdiddlyumptious. Open the packet and it can be a case of now you see them now you don't if you keep on mercilessly dunking them one after the other.
                  So could these chocolate rich tea live up to my expectations ?
                  Ellie was nattering away nineteen to the dozen, so I decided that I would have first pop at the biccy packet and slid back the plastic tab to let the biscuits breathe - my excuse and I am sticking to it!

                  The top one was in three pieces but I have no qualms about enjoying broken biscuits so I was happy to forge ahead.
                  But there lay the problem - did I dunk it, or did I just munch it?
                  When you are faced with a problem like that there is little that you can do so in my wisdom I decided to munch, or crunch as the case may be.

                  From the plain side the biscuit looks exactly like my favourite rich tea biscuits, the name is imprinted on the biscuit and the tell tale holes have been pricked into the mixture too.
                  When you are conducting such a complicated experiment it is hard to concentrate to the full on the crunchy nutty rich tea biscuit when the slim layer of Cadbury's milk chocolate keeps getting in the way. Cadbury's have spread the layer of sweet milk chocolate on top of the rich tea biscuit and then it has been gently rippled to create a highly polished finish. The plain side of the biscuit has a matt finish and the rich milk chocolate is glossy .

                  Ellie was still rabbiting on as I started investigating my second chocolate rich tea, I always need two or three biscuits to dissect, take samples from and analyse fully before I can come to a satisfactory opinion !
                  Dunking can never be taken lightly and I held the reluctant rich tea high above the hot milky coffee and sighed heavily before I plunged it deeply into the mug. As the warm chocolate passed my left nostril it smelt divine, the hot milk had softened the golden rich tea biscuit beautifully and the sensual milk chocolate was swooning over my tongue.

                  I hold my hands up, initially I had grave concerns whether the combination would make a good marriage, the idea of the crunchy nutty golden rich tea being semi-covered in Cadbury's milk chocolate was alien to me, yet it works and it works well!
                  They are lovely.

                  Each biscuit has 60 calories, 0.8g protein, 8.4g carbohydrates and 2.7g fat.

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                    20.11.2008 11:39
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                    Give them a go, you wont be disappointed!

                    Rich tea biscuits have long since been a favourite of mine but usually it was in the traditional form and I loved to dunk them but these days I have moved on to a new breed of rich tea biscuit in the shape of the Cadbury chocolate covered rich tea.

                    These come in a purple and blue packet that has a picture of the biscuits on the side and they look as nice as they taste. The rich tea biscuit has the perfect crunch that a rich tea should have and it is nice and sweet without being too sweet.

                    The chocolate is perfect as you would expect from Cadbury and it is not too thick which would take away the biscuit taste it is just a thin layer enough to add to the taste rather than overpower.

                    These are fast becoming my new favourite biscuit and although they are a bit expensive at £1.18 per packet they are a must buy when I am shopping.

                    I do not dunk these as I have never liked dunking chocolate biscuits but if you wished to you could and I guess a lot of people will. However you choose to eat them if you have not tried these yet then I suggest you do.

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                      Yummm!

                      I really seem to be writing a lot of chocolate biscuit review lately but that's because I just love chocolate biscuits! They're a mixture of two of my favourite foods, chocolate and biscuits. Cadburys Chocolate Rich Tea biscuits are one of my favourites. Cadburys are very well known for making the best quality chocolate in the U.K and it makes sense therefore that their chocolate biscuits would be good. As soon as I saw these I just had too give them a try.

                      I bought a 300g packet for £1.35 from Tesco which wasn't the cheapest seeing as the Tesco Value ones only cost £0.27 for the same amount. That's a big difference so if you're trying to save money or buying a lot for a big party you might want to try the Tesco Value ones but otherwise I think that these are worth paying extra for as they really are the best quality you can get!

                      They come in a purple packet with a blue part across the front. On the blue bit is the name Rich Tea. The "I" in Rich has been replaced with a little heart which is quite appropriate because I do love these biscuits! There's also a picture of 2 of the biscuits so that you can see the chocolate side and the plain side. There is also the Cadburys logo and then on the back of the packet are the ingredients are the nutritional values.

                      The ingredients, which I include for the benefit of those people who suffer from food allergies are:

                      Wheat Flour, Milk Chocolate (32%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Skimmed Milk, Milk Fat, Dried Whey, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)), Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, E450), Salt, Flavourings, Flour Treatment Agent (E223)

                      This means that unfortunately they contain wheat and milk so if you are allergic to either of those things then unfortunately these are not for you. These are also not good news if you are on a diet but that's what you have to expect from a chocolate biscuit, each biscuit contains:

                      255 KJ of Energy
                      60 Calories
                      0.8g of Protein
                      8.4g of Carbohydrate
                      2.7g of Fat

                      Inside the packet the biscuits are all stacked on top of each other and you will probably find that the biscuits on either end have been broken on the way back from the shops, unless you have taken extra special care not to break them. It doesn't matter though because the crumbs still taste good. I recommend that if you want them to stay fresh you should put them into an airtight container or they will go soft within a few days.

                      The biscuits are round and about 5.5cms in diameter, I think but I've never actually measured one, they end up in my mouth to fast to do that. One side of the biscuit is a normal rich tea which I'm sure you know has the name Rich Tea written across the middle with various holes in a tidy pattern around it, it's a pale golden colour. On the other side of the biscuit is a nice thick layer of chocolate which is surprisingly dark coloured considering that it's milk chocolate. It is in a nice pattern which looks like little squares and gives it a nice texture.

                      The taste of these is brilliant, the Rich Tea is slightly sweet and has a nice crunch of it before crumbling in your mouth and turning all soft. The chocolate is really tasty, you can taste the milk in it and it melts in your mouth. It has a nice sweet taste which gives some flavour to the rich tea biscuits which are otherwise rather plain. I'm afraid I don't dunk my biscuits as I don't like tea or coffee so I can't tell you how well they survive it.

                      Overall I think that these biscuits are great, they have a lovely thick chocolate layer which gives them a great sweet flavour and because it's Cadbury's chocolate it melts in your mouth very nicely, 10 out of 10.

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