Product Type: McVities Snacks
Newest Review: ... biscuits which are quite thick. The biscuits are flat on the inside but on the outside they have some swirly design and the Custard Cr... more
WE PREFER SMART PRICE!!!
Crawfords Custard Creams
Member Name: angelboouk
Crawfords Custard Creams
Advantages: NICE AT FIRST, CREAMY FILLING
Disadvantages: WEIRD AFTERTASTE AND NOT AS CHEAP AND NICE AS SMART PRICE
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.
Summary: NO THANKS CUSTARD PANTS