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A Very Rich Tea Indeed
Cadburys Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits
Member Name: Emmald
Cadburys Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits
Date: 15/05/09, updated on 16/05/09 (148 review reads)
Advantages: A combination that works well.
Disadvantages: None at all.
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.
Summary: Avery tasty and enjoyable biscuit.