Fox's Butter Crinkles.
Made with real dairy butter.
Fox's have been making biscuits since 1853. Started in a Victorian bakery in Yorkshire.
Now comes in wine or brown shade plastic wrapper with image of the biscuits on the front.
Each biscuit contains 51 calories, 3.6 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fat.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Long shelf life - mine was until September 2014.
Made with oats, butter and syrup.
Fox's also make ginger, coconut or milk chocolate versions of these Crinkle biscuits.
£1.29 per 200 gram pack in Tesco.
Apparently Foxs make over twenty varieties of different biscuits and the other day I say this pack in my local Spar garage so bought them as a bit of a treat.
Foxs is a well know, old and reputable brand of biscuit maker but I was not sure what these biscuits would be like.
The biscuits come in a tube of sealed plastic paper in line with many others.
The biscuits themselves are about 2 inches across and are quite thin.
In appearance they are a sort of golden colour and the texture on the top of the biscuits is a sort of cracked effect that you also see in ginger nuts. Though I would not have called them 'crinkly'.
These are very flavoursome biscuits and although plain and with no creamy filling or anything they are very ncie to just eat on their own.
The are quite crisp and break easily, but are not too crumbly.
They taste quite sweet and with a sort of buttery taste which makes them very pleasant to just eat on their own.
They can be dunked in tea but I do not bother as they are nice enough to to eat as they are.
They taste sweet but are not too sickly and Foxs are a good quality brand so these would be a good product to serve to visitors.
I usually eat two or three at a time so I quickly got through my packet as there were not that many in the packet - and although I did not count them I would say there were about 20.
I would love to try and coconut and ginger versions now as they are very morish and I think those flavours would go with this sort of biscuit very well.
===Would I Recommend?===
Wheat flour, Sugar, Butter (10%), Rolled Oats (8%), Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Raising Agents: Ammonium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Salt, Flavouring, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin.
Quite recently, I went into Asda to find a selection of Fox's biscuits on offer for only 50p a pack, which I thought was quite a good bargain since Fox's biscuits are a good brand of biscuits which I enjoy consuming, and what is more, they are known to be delicious and good quality. Though this is nowhere near the kind of prices you get with value or shops' own branded biscuits, but, after all, you are expected to pay for good quality products. So I decided to pick up a packet of Fox's Butter Crinkles Biscuits, a variety of their biscuits that I had never tried before (they were also selling varieties such as Fox's Golden Crunch Creams, but I had had them many times and wanted to try something a little bit different).
The packaging for these biscuits have changed a bit from the picture that is shown on the dooyoo page, just to let you know, though not too drastically. It just looks brighter and slightly more modernised, with a few extra colours on it from Fox's normal yellow and gold hues. It is a plastic wrapper which is fairly easy to tear open at the top so you can reach the biscuits- though when you have gone around half way down the packet, they begin to get a bit tight inside the packet and you have to give them a wiggle to get them out.
These biscuits are crunchy, and very buttery. There is a sort of cracked, crinkled feel to the top of the biscuit, which is probably where the name butter crinkles come from, and this makes the biscuits have an interesting feel and texture to them. When eaten, they can make my mouth feel slightly dry, so I usually have a drink with it.
I find that the taste is quite agreeable to me, nicely baked like a biscuit should be. When you bite in, there is a satisfying crunching noise, though crumbs do tend to spill out everywhere, and you can kind of taste the butter oozing out from the biscuit, sort of like the way it does when you bite into a shortbread biscuit. Though this only makes it taste nicer, and makes it more satisfying to eat, I can't help but to feel a little guilty when I eat one as it is obviously quite an unhealthy and fatty snack- not the most unhealthy that they could come in, but unhealthy nonetheless.
One problem, though; I find these biscuits to be a bit too sweet to properly enjoy them. They are just simply too sweet to be the plain biscuits they are meant to be. If they added less sugar, I would probably find these much more enjoyable, as I do not feel too comfortable eating these without a nice big cup of milk or tea just to tone down how very sweet they are. Of course, they are not so completely sweet that they are disgusting, they are just a little too sweet for my liking.
I think these would be a good treat for occasions when you feel like you need something rather indulgent to snack on without having to spend a fortune. I have taken these as a snack whilst on a road trip which was a great comfort, but I wouldn't recommend this too much since the car floor ended up rather crumby. I think that I will buy these biscuits again, occasionally perhaps, but this will definitely not be too much of a regular purchase because I doubt that would be any benefit to my health. After all, once you have had one, it is very hard to restrain yourself from reaching for another.
Overall, these are some very nice tasting biscuits, which you can get for a good price, especially if they are on a special offer. They do have their downsides, these being their unhealthiness and the fact that they are a little bit too sweet for my liking, but overall they are very enjoyable to eat and I would give them 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I love biscuits. They are not very good for me but I do like to sit down with the biscuit tin in the evening. We usually have ginger nuts or bourbons but I recently noticed a packet of Fox's Butter Crinkles in the cupboard. We have had these many times before but dont buy them very often, I dont know why because we all seem to like them!
The biscuits come in a yellow packet, there is a nice big picture of one of the biscuits on the front and there is also the Fox's branding which is done in nice bright colours. Opening the packet is easy, you simply open the end like a crisp packet, meaning you dont need to pull any tabs which means you dont end up with a torn packet.
Each biscuit is about 2 and a half inches round. The biscuits are a lovely golden brown colour and look all crinkly with small cracks all over them. They have a slight aroma of biscuits and butter.
Biting into a biscuit they are quite crunchy but not too hard. They are not too crumbly but taste very very nice! They taste very buttery and very creamy and they have a lovely texture in your mouth. They melt in the mouth and they leave a lovely buttery aftertaste. They are very moreish and I can easily eat 3 or 4 in one go!
Each biscuit contains 50 calories, 1.9g fat, 1g saturates and 0.11g salt. Now this isnt too bad for such a tasty biscuit if you only have one or two but it is very easy to have more than this!
I really like these biscuits, they taste lovely and are a nice change from your usual tea time treat!
9 times out of 10 Biscuits have to contain Chocolate for me to be more interested in them. Yes, Biscuits can be good without Chocolate, but they are so much nicer with it. I'm sure I had these a while ago but it was only when Asda were selling 2 packs for £1 recently that we got them and another kind of Fox's Biscuits back in the house again.
The pack doesn't look that large, think it is 250g. Although it isn't that long, the Biscuits are quite large so that's ok. The pack is a yellow colour and a nice enough picture of a Biscuit on the front with the Fox's writing on it.
These normally cost around 80p.
These are round, quite smooth feeling with a bit roughness to them. You can smell a slight Buttery scent to them when the pack is open. They are golden brown as well and you can tell just by looking at them that they will be nice and crunchy.
These are 1 of the nicest plain Biscuits i've had. They are a nice Malty tasting Biscuit with the Butter taste through them, but not too sicky or sweet. I can eat half a packet no problem and they are very more ish.
Just think how nice 1 of these would be with a Milk Chocolate coating on them - Fox's take note.
As a big biscuit fan I really have to control my temptation in order to keep myself from piling on the pounds. However, when I allow myself to eat them, 'Fox's Butter Crinkles' are without doubt a tasty delicacy. These 6cm diameter beauties are golden brown oaty bakes which are made using real butter. The 250g packet can currently be purchased for 77p from Tesco, whilst they are a wee bit more pricey at Sainsbury's, where they retail at 84p.
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The biscuits contain;
Wheatflour, Sugar, Butter (10%), Rolled Oats, Vegetable Oil and Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Partially Refined Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Carbonates), Ammonium Carbonates, Disodium Diphosphate, Dried Skimmed Milk, Salt, Flavouring, and Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin).
...Everything seems to contain Soya Lecithin these days!
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The Crinkles are very crunchy (and messy to eat) and also very tasty. The overriding flavour is probably the butter, but you can also taste the oatiness which is very pleasant indeed. If I have a criticism, it's probably the fact that I can also slightly taste the Bicarbonate of Soda (or raising agent), which isn't necessarily a welcome aftertaste. Where these biscuits really excel however, is when they are dipped in tea - here they become even nicer as the tea itself takes some of the sweetness away, and creates a much more pleasing delicacy.
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Normally I can eat loads of biscuits without feeling ill, but Fox's Butter Crinkles actually get a bit sickly after a short while. In this case I would actually class this as a good thing as it prevents me from eating a whole packet and ultimately getting too fat. To summarise, Fox's Crinkles = Tasty Biscuits... Fox's Crinkles + Tea = Tasty Biscuits x 2.
Nutritional Info Per Biscuit
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A well known and fabulously tasty biscuit manufacturer Fox's have been established since 1853 and their variety and choice of edible goodies certainly rival Cadburys and McVities in terms of taste. Morrisons are running offers at the moment on a wide range of biscuits and these Butter Crinkles from Fox's were on a half price deal.
The biscuits are packed together in a roll as illustrated above and the colour of the pack is a good indication as to the colour of the biscuits contained within. Taking care to open the pack carefully and selecting a biscuit you are first drawn to the appearance which has a crinkly, crackled design and a reassuring thickness which doesn't fall apart between your fingers.
For a 'plain' biscuit they certainly pack a flavoursome punch, creamy and buttery they taste rich and once bitten into they turn from crunchy to chewy and flood your mouth with their distinctive flavour. Incredibly moreish as is the case with biscuits and perfect with a cup of tea these make for an ideal mid morning or afternoon treat that you will find hard to stop eating after just 1.
Of course being a biscuit these are not going to be good for those on a diet or watching their weight, but as they are not chocolate coated or have added inclusions they work out not that bad when compared to other available biscuits. Each biscuit provides 50 calories, 7.7 grams of carbohydrates - of which 3.4 grams are sugars and 1.9 grams of fat of which 1.0 grams are saturates. Clearly not great but if you can limit yourself to just 1 or 2 they shouldn't cause that much of a concern.
These are a great addition to your biscuit barrel and do hold their shape and texture reasonably well. A roll weighs in at 250 grams and usually retail for around the 80-90p price range. Available at the moment in Morrisons for a budget-friendly 44p they are certainly worth stocking up on and if you have the willpower then they can be put away for later enjoyment.
Overall I do recommend these as an alternative to chocolate coated biscuits and they do make a great treat to eat alongside a hot drink. Delicious and faultless in my opinion and well deserving a perfect 5/5 star rating, get them whilst they're cheap at Morrisons and sit back and enjoy a well deserved break with a delicious, crunchy, crinkled biscuit.
Thanks for reading.
These are my favourite everyday biscuits without a doubt.
Found in the biscuit aisle in the majority of supermarkets this is found in bright yellow packaging and if you miss it you are certainly missing out. Im not generally a biscuit fan and if I have them I usually go for the cookie style, thick chocolate chip or organic raisin and orange type biscuits however, for a cheaper line and an everyday treat this is perfect.
The texture is crunchy and yet gets chewy when you dunk it in a cup of tea, and it doesnt fall straight into the tea which is common in a lot of softer biscuits. They are crinkly in style, and a good size, however they remind me of pringles because once I take one biscuit I simply keep going and therefore buy them only occasionally.
They come in the main flavour of butter, which personally and for my family also especially my daughter whose 3 is perfect and we all love these ones the best, being creamy, textured and flavoursome. However they come also in flavours of chocolate, ginger and coconut.
Although these biscutis are fine for vegetarians to eat note that they do contain milk, gluten and wheat so if you suffer from any such intolerance then these are not the biscuits for you however this would generally apply to many biscuit lines.
Overall a classic biscuit that the family love and is nice enough to put out for visitors also, cheap and from an established company one of the best on the market.
Fox's Butter Crinkles Biscuits --- A delicious treat!!
I tried this for the first time last month and have really become a fan of this since then. I normally like chocolaty taste but I find this butter crinkles really nice. The Butter Crinkles come in an excellent yellow wrapping. The Fox branding with an attractive fluorescent image really attracted me to this pack.
I decided to open the packet on my way back home. As soon as I opened the pack I was greeted with an enchanting smell of butter which was a real good feeling. The biscuits themselves are of golden brown colour with a crumbling texture.
I took the first bite and was really amazed with the taste. The biscuit crumbled in my mouth and I could feel the buttery delight. The best part is that the biscuit is really balanced in taste without overpowering butter flavour. The biscuit is reasonably sweet but not to an extreme which made me like this more because I do not like overly sweet biscuits. It will stick to your tooth but it is okay considering the great taste.
The nutritional value is not too bad with Calories of around 50 % and fat around 2 grams. The biscuit costs around 65p which is of course great value for money. I find them on offer very frequently as well.
Overall a fabulous gift from Fox!!
This review is for Fox's Butter Crinkle biscuits which were on offer at half price at my local Somerfields priced at only 59p.
There are other flavours in this range including ginger, coconut and milk chocolate crinkles.
~~~ Packaging and Content ~~~
The butter crinkles are in a 250g pack with a yellow outer wrapper with the distinctive Fox's logo on the front. There is a picture of the biscuit and the content of each biscuit is clearly shown. For those interested it is as follows, the percentage is the guideline daily amount:
Calories 50 3%
Sugars 3.4g 4%
Fat 1.9g 3%
Saturates 1.0g 5%
Salt 0.11g 2%
There is a warning that they are not suitable for anyone with a nut allergy. They also contain milk and gluten.
~~~ Taste ~~~
The biscuits themselves are a quite thin and light golden brown in colour with a crackled appearance on the front. They look a bit like home made biscuits but are a more regular shape being perfectly round. They are very crunchy and have a lovely, rich buttery taste. Not that surprising as the packet states they are made with real dairy butter. For my liking they have just about the right amount of crunchiness without being too hard or too soft. They also taste really great dipped in tea! But don't dunk them for too long or they will end up floating in your cup.
The packet is not resealable so when you open them you will need to put them in a biscuit tin if you want them to stay fresh.
~~~ Verdict ~~~
A lovely biscuit just right with a cup of tea. ( I like dunking mine!) Great value too especially at half price.