Product Type: Fox's Snacks
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Crunchy, creamy and crumbly
Fox's Chocolate Fudge Crunch Creams
Member Name: zombieflesh
Fox's Chocolate Fudge Crunch Creams
Advantages: sweet flavour, good price, chocolate and fudge works well together
Disadvantages: too messy, nothing special
Biscuits are one of my favourite snacks and there is rarely a day that goes by without me enjoying a nice cup of tea and a couple of biccies. These Fox's biscuits caught my eye when I was in Asda as their range was on special offer and the biscuits were reduced to just 50p per 200g packet. The chocolate fudge flavour sounded tempting so I snapped up a pack.
The biscuits come in a rather boring looking plastic wrapper. There is no easy open tab so I snipped my way into one end with a pair of scissors, but then had the problem of being unable to reseal it. The biscuits kept well enough for the few days the packet was open and did not go soft or lose any of their nice crunch. However, you may prefer to transfer them to a biscuit tin or some similar sort of container.
Fox's are not a brand that I usually buy, for the ridiculous reason of I hate that panda...you know, the Italian American ageing gangster panda on TV that calls them "bis-quits". Oh he is annoying! But as I saw them stacked on the supermarket shelf I was won over by the flavour and cheap price so decided to give them a try. The biscuits are a muddy brown colour, and are formed by layering two biscuits together and filling the centre with a chocolate cream layer.
This classic sandwich style biscuit can be a bit tricky to eat in a polite manner. I found that the majority of times I took a bite into one of these biscuits, sections would split and break off then tumble down over my clothes, onto the floor, or into my hair. Not very pleasant, annoying to have to clean up, and a waste of biscuit! It does indeed live up to it's name of a crunch cream, as the biscuits have a lovely crisp texture to them that is firm and crunchy but a bit too brittle.
I wasn't overly impressed with the flavour. You can tell it's chocolate fudge and has a fair resemblance, but it's not quite rich and chocolately enough for my liking. You get a nice sweet taste in your mouth but it doesn't last long, and I find soon afterwards I feel like I want another. Not really because they're yummy but because they don't seem to be filling. If you can restrain yourself to one or two at a time then no problem, but I can see it being far too easy to just munch through the majority of the packet in one go.
Sadly these are a terrible choice when it comes to dunking! The crumbly nature of the biscuit does not lend itself well to soaking up tea, and the cream centre dissolves quickly and dribbles out from between the biscuits making a right old mess. Stick with a traditional flat shaped biscuit to have with your tea or coffee break.
Each biscuit contains 73 calories which is quite a high amount and can soon add up. They also have a high level of sugar and saturated fat, so best to eat in moderation and avoid if you're on a diet.
These are average tasting biscuits that are good for a sweet kick, but not very filling or satisfying. I find them a bit too awkward and messy to eat, and don't think I would bother with them again. They are good enough for the price and I know for a fact that my other half loves these biscuits, but they don't really do it for me.
Ingredients: Sugar, Wheatflour, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Powder (3%), Dried Whole Milk, Glucose Syrup, Dark Chocolate (2%), Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Vanilla Fudge Pieces (1%), Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Salt, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring, Dark Chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Butteroil, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Natural Flavouring, Vanilla Fudge Pieces contain Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Skimmed Sweetened Condensed Milk, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavourings
Typical nutritional values per biscuit:
Energy KJ 305 73kcal
Carbohydrate 9.2g -of which sugars 5.6g
Fat 3.7g -of which saturates 2.1g
Sodium* 0.06g -equivalent as Salt* 0.15g
Summary: An average chocolate biscuit