Product Type: Fox's Snacks
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Fox's Butter Crinkles Biscuits
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Fox's Butter Crinkles Biscuits
Date: 12/08/12, updated on 28/05/13 (141 review reads)
Advantages: Nice tasting, good price
Disadvantages: Too sweet, unhealthy
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.
Summary: Nice biscuits, though don't eat too much!