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Crawfords is a biscuit company established by William Crawford in Edinburgh in 1813. They are a registered trademark of United Biscuits Limited.
Here we have the Crawfords Custard Creams. A custard cream is made up of two sandwich biscuits which are filled with vanilla flavoured cream.
The custard creams are stacked together in two rows and wrapped in a yellow/orange plastic wrapper.
The front of the wrapper has the red Crawfords logo, the product name, size, nutrition and an appetising image of the contained biscuits.
The back of the wrapper has information about Crawfords, ingredients, nutrition and the best before date.
Each custard cream is made up of two golden brown biscuits which are quite thick. The biscuits are flat on the inside but on the outside they have some swirly design and the Custard Cream name etched inside a raised diamond. Between the two biscuits, there is quite a thin layer of pale yellow cream.
wheat, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, whey solids, glucose syrup, wheat starch, salt, raising agent, natural flavourings, colour.
Contains milk and gluten. May contain sesame seeds.
Each biscuit contains
1.7g saturated fat
*Availability and Price*
A 300g pack containing approx 24 biscuits can be bought from Iceland on 2packs for £1.
My son is addicted to Custard Creams and I must admit I am quite partial to one or two but they can become addictive. I usually opt for Smart Price or Value ones but as I was shopping in Iceland this week, I had to settle for Crawfords. I have bought these before and enjoyed them.
Now the thing I hate about custard creams in general is the packaging they come in! A flimsy bit of plastic wrapper means once opened, if you don't get them into an air tight container fast..you will end up with soggy biscuits and lets face it..that isn't all that pleasant is it?
Opening the awful packaging, I can smell a creamy aroma. It is pleasant. The custard creams themselves look uniform and like any other. The cream filling is a little paler than I am used to seeing but smells nice all the same.
Biting into the biscuits, they taste fresh and crunchy. They do crumble quite a bit and moreso than others I have tried. The biscuits being quite thick and the cream layer thin, caused me to believe I wouldn't be able to taste it. The filling however is quite prominent and more vanilla cream than vanilla custard.
There is a weird after taste that I cannot put my finger on. The Smart Price ones do not leave this trace. It was a tad unpleasant but I am not one to waste food so we will eat them. My son didn't seem as impressed and could tell they weren't his usuals as they weren't as custardy!
At approx 4p per biscuit these are quite a bit dearer than the cheap ones we prefer so I will only buy these if I cannot get to Asda or Tesco.
Thanks for reading.
Crawford's Custard Creams are a delicious treat which will not break the bank! I bought 2 packets from Iceland for £1. There were also other Crawford's biscuits in the offer but I just love custard creams.
For those of you that do not know what custard creams are; it is 2 biscuits with vanilla flavoured cream. They are great for dunking in a cup of tea, or just enjoying on their own. I like to bite off one of the biscuits, lick the cream off and then eat the last biscuit.
The one problem with these biscuits is the nutritional factor. Each biscuit contains 59 calories which is quite a lot for such a small and addictive biscuit. It is quite easy to get through 5-10 with a cup of tea and a friend which is a whopping 590 calories!! Also, the saturated fat is 9% of your daily intake PER BISCUIT. Again, not great as they are so addictive!!
The packaging is a yellow and red packet and it comes in 150g or 300g.
I would recommend these custard creams as they taste better than any others I have tried, but don't eat too many at once!!
Typically during the week I have to try and limit my consumption but still seek a necessary sugar hit which is going to be sufficient to keep the craving for chocolate at bay (i know it's bad).
We often buy these Crawford Custard Creams as they represent great value for money particularly as the 300g packs in particular are absolute packed with biscuits. The biscuits themselves are fairly small but unlike chocolate biscuits, whether you choose to have these with a drink or not is entirely optional because they are not dry in the least.
The taste can be best described as very light, but with a sweet rich taste which is a result of vanilla flavoured cream in the middle. They are very easy to eat but tea does definitely enhance the flavour of them a little more. They certainly have a more than pleasant taste and as these come in big packs it means they will last for quite some time.
Obviously with the high sugar content that these contain, over consumption could certainly lead to weight issues particularly if you have a slow metabolism but they are nice and easy to eat, leaving a lasting pleasant sweet taste and affordable, perfect combination.
I have been eating Crawford's Custard Cream biscuits for about 8 months now ever since I started in my recent job, which provide them in abundance, along with several other different varieties of Crawford biscuit. I have to say, the custard cream is the best of all the Crawford's selection, in my own opinion. The custard cream is a classic biscuit design, made by sandwiching dried vanilla cream filling between two biscuit casings.
There are several different makers of the Custard Cream biscuits, and Crawfords has to be amongst the best. Unfortunately, I can not seem to be able to find these biscuits in major supermarkets such as Tesco, and seem to be able to only find this brand in the local newsagents and corner shops and they tend to sell for relatively cheap prices, buying my pack recently for on 49p for the pack. Tesco do sell their own branded version of the biscuits which cost 39p for a 200g packet and 47p for 400g. There is also the value range of custard cream biscuits from Tesco which only costs 30p for a large 400g pack.
The Crawford's Custard Cream biscuit are not the healthiest of all snack items, containing 59 calories per biscuit, but well worth the flavour! The fat content is fairly high as well, being around 23%, with 23.3g of fat per 100g or 2.8g per biscuit. They are suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colours or flavours.
Overall, they are a fantastic flavoured biscuit which provide a great snack item. They also produce great bourbons, ginger nuts, digestives, and shortcake biscuits. My wife is also a huge fan of these and I'm sure she will insist in buying these for the foreseeable future. I give these biscuits a Dooyoo rating of 4 stars out of 5 and will gladly change it to 5 stars the day they make these biscuits good for you!
My corner shop sells Crawfords biscuits for 4 packets for £1.00 and we buy them as well as the better brands to keep the biscuit tin full because there are 5 of us and we have all got a sweet tooth so biscuits take a battering in our house.
I went round last night and got some of their Custard Creams and they're not that bad even though they are so cheap.
A custard cream is 2 plain biscuits that have been sandwiched together with whats supposed to be custard but is really just a cream biscuit filling. It tastes a bit like custard but is a bit too sweet and has more of a vanilla taste than anything but it's dead nice anyway and makes the biscuit interesting. The cream in the Crawfords ones goes a bit slimey when you dip them in tea and I don't like the feel of that so use the other brands when I want to have a dunk.
The biscuits are quite plain in taste but they are like a cross between cheap shortbread and any other PLAIN biscuit you can buy. They taste a bit of vanilla when you peel the cream off but thats probably just because they've absorbed a bit of the flavour of the cream.
These aren't the most exciting biscuits ever and ifthere are any with chocolate on I'll usually go for them first but these are alright if there is nothing else there and are sweet enough so that they satisfy my sweet tooth but without being too filling.
My sister used some of Crawfords custard creams last year and decorated them with icing on one side and then the other when they were dry. She put little icing Xmas trees on them and they looked and tasted dead nice when we were having nibbles on Xmas Eve.
As a very young girl (many moons ago), I used to love going to visit my Gran and eating her entire packet of custard creams, this was the highlight of my week and my mum used to refuse to buy custard creams because they did not last five minutes in our house.
I had not had the pleasure of a custard cream for nearly fifteen years until a recent trip to our local Tesco`s saw me purchasing a packet of Crawford's custard creams.
Things are often very different as an adult as they were as a child and these were certainly different from how I remember them in my childhood but I had eaten them before as an adult and still enjoyed them so why could I not now?
My explanation is that they have probably removed certain ingredients that are now seen to be harmful or simply not good for us, but those ingredients could not have been that bad because I am still kicking about at a grand old age and I lived on these things.
A custard cream if you are unaware is a sandwich biscuit consisting of two rectangular biscuit pieces and a layer of custard flavoured cream, which these days seems to be more of a sickly vanilla flavour than the traditional custard.
These are a cheap biscuit and at only 39p for a packet of 16, certainly one of the cheapest about, I have to admit I still enjoyed a few of these but it was mainly my grandkids that ate them and this backs up my opinion that these might be more suited to the taste buds of kids rather than adults but I would love just once to be able to try one of my Grans ones from yesteryear and see if they have indeed changed.
Custard Creams have long been a favourite biscuit of mine, ever since, as a child, I discovered the art of eating one bit by bit, dissecting the biscuit to eat first one outer biscuit layer, then scrape off the inside vanilla flavour thin cream layer, and then chomp the final outer biscuit absent-mindedly, concentration no longer needed!
In terms of Crawford's Custard Creams, I had these a while ago as they were the only available option left, and I had a real craving for custard creams at the time. In all honesty, it is rare that I find a distinction between one type of custard cream and another, and this is really no exception, with the standard layout of the rectangular bsicuit all present and correct.
Crawford's version of the ever popular biscuit will set you back around the 60p mark, which is still not that expensive. This is for a 150g pack of the biscuits. So, as it's not going to break the bank, the price is acceptable. You will find cheaper versions of these biscuits, particularly in Tesco or Sainsbury's or Somerfield, etc, mainly the bigger name supermarkets, who do their own brand, and as a result the cost is much lower. Somerfield's Custard Creams roll in at 33p for the same amount, and you get more in a packet.
There is a very slight difference in the quality of these two types of biscuit - the Crawford ones have the slight edge where the whole thing is concerned, and I imagine the vanilla cream is likely to have been made using 'better' ingredents, and less flavourings and artificial colourings, etc. A quick look at the ingredients tells us that this is the case, with the Crawford's version being 'better' for you, although it's still a biscuit, and stodgy with it.
Crawford's Custard Cream biscuits get the nod from me. I like any form of custard cream - these are my favourite biscuits - and so I'm not fussy or picky when it comes to very slight differences on the ingredients list or a vague sense of eating a different product when tasting it. So, they get the thumbs up from me.
Possibly the worst biscuit ever made, the custard cream has haunted me ever since I was young and my gran used to virtually force her grandkids to eat them. Years on and both my kids love them and there is always a packet in the house and somehow even though I know full well I dislike them I am strangely drawn to them.
A custard cream for anyone who has never tried one is a sandwich biscuit which has two rectangular vanilla tasting biscuit slices and a layer of supposed custard flavour cream which is more like a vanilla flavoured cream (if you can actually call it cream at all).
They are incredibly sweet and very, very sickly although my kids could eat them all day if they were left to it. I like most sandwich cream type biscuits and I like Crawfords biscuits in general but these I do not like one little bit, as I said earlier I seem to be drawn to them, it is not that they look particularly good nor do they smell very pleasant but for some reason from time to time even though I dislike them I reach for one only to be sharply reminded just how nasty they are.
A packet of these containing 16 biscuits will cost you around 50p so they are not expensive but they are as all biscuits are full of fat and calories, each biscuit has around 20 calories and 2.7G of fat and they are not very big biscuits so you can see that binging on the would not be good for the waist line!
150g and 300g. Sandwich biscuit filled with vanilla flavored cream. May contain sesame seeds.