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My discovery of these little gems was a few years ago, I have always enjoyed the odd chocolatey biscuit and decided to give these a whirl (no pun intended!)
A nice big picture of what awaits you inside adorns the top of the packet. The Fox's logo is also there suggesting quality. Internally the biscuits are held in a plastic tray divided into sections, each of the 5 sections holding 2 biscuits.
===Nutritional Info ===
4.5g of which sugars
2.6g of which saturates
Not the healthiest I guess, but hey - it's a biscuit with chcolate - what do you expect!
Initially I didn't know what to expect from these biscuits - would the chocolate be as nice as on a chocolate hobnob? Would the biscuit let it down? As soon as I bit into the first one I knew I was on to a winner.
The Biscuit is extremely smooth and buttery with a slight salty edge that is complemented exceptionally by the sweet smooth chocolate. Moreish is an understatement. rarely do we open a pack of these without finishing them!
At a price point of approximately £1 in the supermarkets these woprk out at 10p a biscuit, I guess this is expensive in the grand scheme of things but they are delicious and I happily pay that price.
One of the best tasting biscuits out there! I would love to see more in the packet though!
Review also on Ciao.
A very tasty biscuit that can be used in many ways. They are not cheap coming in at £2.00 for a 150g pack (8 biscuits) which may not seem like much but when compared to some of my other favorites such as chocolate digestives (although not on the same level of quality they are still great) which cost £1.00 for a 500g pack you can really see the arguable lack of value for money.
The reason I say the arguable lack of value for money is because, yes you only get 8 biscuits compared to around 20 and you have to pay double the price, but you will not find many other biscuits of this quality for any price. They are crispy but at the same time have a buttery soft texture with a smooth chocolate filling. They are a class above any other biscuit I have ever tried.
However with all of this comes a minor downfall with the nutritional information. With new laws all the basic nutritional information has to be visibly displayed on the front of all packaging. The packaging in my area seems to be different to the picture that is displayed as the product image. It comes in a premium looking package made up of two shades of brown as a background and a two shades of purple as the main part in the middle. On the purple part is a picture of the biscuits, the logo and a brief description. This is very attractive packaging, and although the packaging doesn't stand out massively, the logo and brand certainly do. The logo is in colorful letters drawing your attention and the reputation of the brand is very good and therefore stands out more. Now, after a brief detour to packaging, onto the nutritional information (per biscuit):
Calories - 79kcal
Sugar - 5g
Fat - 5g
Saturated fat - 3g (doesn't seem like a lot but its 13% of your GDA)
Salt - 0.1g
Its not the most unhealthy biscuit in the world, but the addictive taste mean that you rarely stop at the recommended serving of one biscuit and therefore the snack ends up being a whole lot more unhealthy than planned! There are further uses such as dipping in your hot (or cold) drink although that's not the most inventive. Slightly more inventively, this is another one of those things I tried making a milkshake out of and again it tastes amazing. I would highly recommend trying it as it beats almost every other milkshake I have tried and is comparatively healthy.
Great biscuit that is expensive, but can be considered a healthier treat... if you manage to stop at one!
I am quite partial to the odd biscuit or two especially mid-morning at work where we have a biscuit tin and generally take it in turns to buy packets. One brand of biscuits that most people know is Fox's who have been making biscuits since 1853 (according to the packet). When it came around to it being my turn at work to stock up the biscuit tin one of the packs that I purchased was the Fox's melts Viennese Chocolate biscuits.
I purchased the fox's Viennese biscuits from Tesco where they were on a special offer for just £1.00 per pack. The usual price is £1.69, to be honest I do not think that I would ever pay this as you actually only get 10 biscuits in each pack.
The pack itself comprises of a long plastic wrapper which is mainly beige and purple in colour, it has the fox's logo on the front and pictures of the biscuits with chunks of chocolate at the side of them. On the front it describes the biscuits as being 'luxurious buttery biscuits with real chocolate centre'. On the back of the wrapper you will find all the detailed information about the biscuits including nutritional information, ingredients listing's, company details and storage instructions. When you open the wrapper you will find a clear plastic tray with the biscuits lined up alongside each other with two biscuits in each indent in the tray.
To keep the biscuits fresh once opened it suggests keeping them in a airtight container. Personally I know that when a pack containing just 10 biscuits gets opened at my work it is a rarity that any actually end up being put in the biscuit tin!
Obviously with these biscuits being made with butter and being sandwiched together with chocolate they are not going to be the healthiest option. Each individual biscuit contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 79
Sugar - 4.5g
Fat - 4.6g
Salt - 0.1g
To be honest I love Viennese biscuits, the creamy, buttery taste is just so comforting and delicious and this is no exception with these fox's ones. The biscuits themselves are about half an inch deep and comprise of two layers of buttery Viennese biscuit sandwiched together with a layer of milk chocolate. The biscuits have a slight rough outside to them which seem to help the biscuits have that crumbly texture when you eat them. The biscuit is fairly sweet but also buttery and smooth and the milk chocolate centre adds a lovely richness to the biscuit.
Overall I would certainly recommend these to any biscuit lover they are a little more rich and indulgent than your average biscuit but are very tasty indeed. The only downfall I would say is the price as personally I think the full price of £1.69 is a little extreme for just 10 biscuits so certainly worth looking for the special offers on these.
Biscuits and cakes are my Achilles heal however, having two small children under the age of 5, I often find myself buying these products and our cupboards are often stocked with these tempting little treats. I usually tend to buy biscuits for the children that I don't particularly like, such as Ginger nuts, as I know that I won't be tempted to eat them, which is better for my waistline. That being said, I do like to treat myself every now and then.
My most recent purchase of Fox's Melts was four days ago during a brief trip to Iceland (I only went in to get bread :-/ ) where I ended up buying some extra little goodies, including Fox's Viennese melts. At the time they were on special offer costing just £1.50 for two packets.
The company behind Fox's biscuits were established in 1853. They have many varieties of biscuits including my favourite, Fox's Viennese Biscuits. Fox's Viennese melts are part of Fox's indulgence range. This is portrayed within the packaging as well as the biscuit's themselves.
The biscuits are presented in a rectangular shaped packet, unlike that of standard round biscuits. This instantly makes the biscuits seem more unique and expensive. The packet is luxuriously coloured with velvety purple and rich gold. An inviting image of the biscuit is displayed, along with the brand name 'Fox's' and some background information 'Established since 1853'. I feel this statement provides assurance that this is a brand that can be trusted. The following description of the product is also displayed 'Luxurious buttery biscuits with real chocolate centre'.
Everything about the packaging screams luxury, even down to the calorie content, for each heavenly biscuit contains 79 calories! Yes, 79 that is calories per biscuit, making this an indulgent choice that you wouldn't necessarily eat on a daily basis.
Nutritional, content information is displayed on the rear of the packaging, along with storage guidelines. A brief summary is that the biscuits are Suitable for vegetarians and are also made in a nut free factory. Each biscuit contains wheat, soya, gluten, cow's milk and eggs (no good for vegans then!) and that once opened, biscuits should be placed in an air tight container to preserve freshness.
The best part - the biscuits!!!
The biscuits are basically two delicious Viennese fingers, moulded together by a thick layer of milk chocolate in
the centre. They have a lovely light golden colouring with the milk chocolate slightly spilling out of the centre. Each biscuit has a fresh aroma, almost as though it has just been freshly baked! Heavenly!
The Viennese melts certainly live up to their description, as they do literally melt in your mouth...MMMmmmmm!
I cannot emphasis how yummy they are in words; you will just have to trust me and try them for yourselves!
As far as I am concerned Fox's Viennese biscuit are the VIP's of the biscuit world. I love short bread and milk chocolate, so these biscuits are a perfect choice for me; and if I had to choose my favourite biscuit, these would defiantly be top of my list. In fact; I am slightly embarrassed to admit that myself and the kids consumed the two packets within three days, myself eating most of them :-/
Due to the calorie content and sheer addictiveness of these biscuits I would not buy them on a weekly basis, and only treat myself to these once in a while.
I can't help but eat a whole or nearly whole of a packet of biscuits when I have them. I end up making a coffee, sitting with the packet on my lap and just diving right in. I usually go for biscuits with not too many in so i don't feel so bad about each them all. That's when I found these amazing biscuits.
If you tried them, they'd automatically become your favourite biscuit too!.
FLAVOUR AND TEXTURE:
These biscuits are three layers of pure beauty. They are two layers of buttery biscuit and a layer of thick chocolate in the middle.The butter biscuit melts in your mouth whilst the chocolate is hard to creates a crunch which has unbelievable flavour and are brilliant for dipping into your tea or coffee.
They work well because the biscuit is not too sweet and has a slight salty taste to them which may sound odd, yet it actually brings all the flavours out very well and keeps the buttery taste visible and the chocolate centre can shine through.
PRICES AND PLACES:
Each pack contains 10 biscuits and are around £1.69 per pack in supermarkets.
I usually buy them in places like Home bargains when they have them in stock and pay around £1 a pack.
They are definitely up to the quality and high standard to be sold at £1.69 but I just can't justify spending that much on 10 biscuits which are only 15g in weight each.
They are sold in nearly all supermarkets and any other food stores.
83 Kcal per biscuit. (oops)
4.9g fat per biscuit.
Suitable for vegetarians
Could contain nuts
Wheatflour,Milk Chocolate (29%) ,Sugar ,Butter (13%) ,Vegetable Oil ,Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup ,Free Range Egg ,Dried Whole Milk ,Flavouring ,Salt ,Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate ,Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin ,Milk Chocolate contains Sugar, Butteroil, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whey, Butteroil ,Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin
(TAKEN FROM PACK)
Not very often do I buy biscuits. The reason for this is that I'm a little piggy and scoff a pack without even thinking, however yesterday I popped to the shops and it was a cold wet day and I got caught in it and so I felt rather sorry for myself and treated myself to a packet of these that were on offer for 69p a packet in my local Co-Op store (usual price about £1.15 a packet).
Oblong plastic light brown and purple packet which is easy to open and on the front of it there is a photograph of the biscuits and some milk chocolate and we are told that they are Foxs Melts 'Since 1853' and that they are are 'Viennese Chocolate, Luxurious buttery biscuits with real chocolate centre', there is a nutritional chart depicted on there and the weight of the product is stated which is 150g. On the back of the packet other information listed includes being told a bit about the biscuits, the ingredients and allergy advice is given, a full nutritional chart is shown and contact details for the manufacturer are given (along with alot of information given in foreign languages). Nice looking and informative packaging this is which is easy to open etc and the biscuits comes lined up in pairs in a see through plastic tray.
Oblong and rounded off in shape these are reasonably thick though not huge. Think one bite and they're gone!. They look like lightly baked shortbread biscuits with a grooved texture on both sides on them and then to the middle the two biscuits are sandwiched together by a set milk chocolate paste. Taste wise I rather liked these. The biscuit itself isn't too sweet but crumbles and then melts in the mouth really well. You can really taste the buttery creaminess of them and simply as you eat them you can tell your nibbling quality. The chocolate is milk, again not too sweet but creamy..... I could argue there wasn't enough in them but what there was did complete the overall biscuit.
These are simply nice, tasty biscuits that look nice and taste good. Not my favourites but not one I'd avoid I could do just do with a bit more choccy in them!
Nutritional Information Per Biscuit:
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
I have a weakness for biscuits I can't deny it and I have always found fox's biscuits exceptionally good quality. It goes without saying, therefore, that when I discovered Fox's Viennese fingers reduced to half price in Morrisons one or two packets happened to just fall into my trolley!
Fox's biscuits was established in 1853,with its main plant based in West Yorkshire. Their aim was "To be famous for the most innovative, imaginative and indulgent biscuits" Their range varies from the sophisticated mint chocolate echo, through al manner of tempting cookie variations to the children's favourite iced party rings.
Fox's Viennese Chocolate Melts come packaged in a cream and purple wrapper with an appetising picture of the biscuits on the front. The writing on the packet promises "Luxurious buttery biscuits with a real chocolate centre" (you see how they're falling in my trolley already?!) Inside the outer wrapper the 10 biscuits (yes, sadly only 10!) sit in a plastic tray. This ensures they are not broken in transit and adds a certain sense of sophistication to the product. However it isn't great from an environmentally friendly point of view, and I do wonder if the tray is strictly necessary. The back of the packet fills you in on some history and offers some reassurance of quality:
When we opened our bakehouse in Victorian Yorkshire we were infatuated with quality and delighted in giving pleasure to our customers....surprisingly little has changed in over 150 years."
There is of course then all the usual information. Ingredient lists and nutritional information which I wont bore you all with....just let me tell you there is 331 calories per biscuit, and 4.6g of fat.(Oh dear!)
The biscuits themselves are a lovely golden colour, with a chocolate filling clearly visible sandwiched between the two layers. The biscuit layer is raised on both sides with a textured pattern. At first glance I must say the biscuit looks fairly ordinary; nothing special.
When you bite into the biscuit you are initially met with the lovely ,slightly crumbly ,texture of the biscuit. As your teeth sink in a little deeper they meet the chocolate layer. Initially this feels fairly solid, but almost instantaneously it begins to literally melt in your mouth. Just as you are savouring the delicious chocolate, the creamy buttery flavour of the biscuit greets you, and mingles with the chocolate to provide, what believe ,is pretty much a perfect taste sensation. Immediately you realise that the biscuits appearance was deceptive, and that this is indeed a real treat for your taste buds! You take another bite to repeat the sensation, then another, and another and...oh dear the biscuit is gone! These are fairly small biscuit...or maybe it is just that I eat them too quickly! Of course, once you have eaten one you find your hand wandering towards the packet thinking "Just one more, since they're small" and before you know it your on a slippery slop to eating a whole packet of biscuits in one go!
In summary I would have to say that this a delicious biscuit. Deceptively ordinary looking on the outside whilst inside their lurks a truly wonderful taste sensation!
The writer accepts no responsibility for adverse changes to your weight should you follow the advice in this review and try these biscuits!
Fox's is known for its high quality biscuits. Some of their well known and popular products include Rocky, Classic and Echo. Fox's biscuits are enjoyed all over the UK and are also exported to Europe, North America and the Far East. Fox's have become one of the UK's leading food manufacturers since 1977, renowned for the quality, service and innovation it brings to the market. Fox's also do large biscuit assortments which contain lots of family favourites in one box. These can include small carton's, boxes and also tin's which are a great idea to get at Christmas time.
Viennese chocolate melts are made by Fox's and are luxurious buttery biscuits with a milk chocolate centre that simply melts in your mouth. They are also available to buy in a Double Chocolate flavour. They come in packs which contain 10 of these yummy, buttery biscuits. These are available to buy from all good supermarkets and some local shops. Prices may vary but the average price for these is around £1.30, how-ever Tesco currently have these on offer for £1.00 which is valid until April 2010.
Each biscuit contains the following:
* Calories - 70 (4% RDA)
* Sugar - 4.5g (5% RDA)
* Fat - 4.6g (7% RDA)
* Saturates - 2.6g (13% RDA)
* Salt - 0.1g (2% RDA)
The product contains Soya, Wheat, Gluten, Cow's Milk and Egg and has also been made in a factory which uses nut ingredients.
The biscuits come in plastic packaging which has a picture of the biscuits on front of the packaging and also shows the nutritional information as well as a best before date. On the back of the packaging you will find other information such as storage instructions, Ingredients and how to contact Fox's.
When you open the plastic wrapper you will see a clear plastic tray inside which simply slides out of the packaging. The tray is divided into 5 separate compartments, each holds 2 biscuits which sit on top of each other.
Once you have opened the packet you can smell a nice buttery smell, and a slight smell of milk chocolate. The biscuits are a nice pale buttery colour and you can see the milk chocolate sandwiched between the two buttery pieces of biscuit which hold the biscuit together. There is a pattern on either side of the biscuit, which gives a slight texture to it.
As I bite into the biscuit my teeth sink into the buttery biscuit which has a nice crunch to it. The biscuit then fills my mouth with a smooth, buttery taste. The biscuit itself isn't too crumbly and doesn't fall apart when I bite into it. The texture of the biscuit is soft and slightly crumbly. The biscuit also tastes quite moist and not too dry. You can taste the milk chocolate sandwiched between the biscuit and this makes the biscuit taste lovely and sweet. The biscuit leaves a slight buttery taste in my mouth. After eating one of these I could easily eat another one and they are very more-ish as they are just so yummy and buttery. These did make me very thirsty and they do get very sweet after a while.
I loved this biscuits and thought they were yummy and very buttery. They have a lovely buttery taste with a small amount of milk chocolate in which doesn't make the biscuits too sickly. These biscuits are one of Fox's top selling biscuits and I can see why. I would definitely try the double chocolate version of these, as I think these would be just as yummy. These biscuits should be in every home, where they can be enjoyed by everyone. I cannot think of one thing I dislike about this biscuit apart from the fact they are very more-ish and I could quite easily sit there and eat a whole packet. I recommend anyone to give these a try!
(Review also on ciao)
It's Thursday morning and I'm tired and grumpy, following an emotional showdown the night before with an ex-boyfriend. Last thing a girl needs is to work. However, no duvet day for me; instead I shall have to cheer myself up with biscuits.
Typically, the work biscuit tin was empty so I tottered off downstairs to the shop to see what I could find. Wanting something a bit different from the bog-standard digestives or rich teas, my eyes landed on Fox's Viennese Chocolate. Perfect. I hadn't had these for ages, they look classy, they have chocolate and I don't have to share as there is no one else in the office.
The packaging is different to that shown in the picture. The biscuits themselves come in a tray, which is great for the occasions when you don't have a tin to hand. I hate wrapping biscuits up in their packets. The tray also helps to protect the biscuits from breaking - another thing I hate. The outer packaging is light brown and purple, making the biscuits look luxurious and expensive compared to other options. The nutritional information for each biscuit is clearly labelled on the bottom corner, along with the best before date and weight. The only thing not labelled is the fact that they are suitable for veggies - this is indicated on the back of the packet.
Now, onto the most important thing - the biscuit! These biscuits are a layer of thick, milk chocolate, sandwich between two buttery biscuits. The chocolate is lovely - I am not typically a fan of milk chocolate as I believe too much milk and sugar can ruin the taste, but this is perfect as not too creamy. The biscuits are buttery and crunchy and perfectly complement the chocolate. They are not too crumbly, which means more biscuit ends up in the mouth and not on the desk. They also withstand the 'dunking' test well, remaining perfectly in tact, as I have just tested for the sake of this review. In fact, my only real gripe with these biscuits is that they are just not big enough and I have eaten two already.
These biscuits are fairly expensive - I played £1.59 for a 150g packet which equates to 10 fairly small biscuits. Having said that, they are a real treat and definitely a biscuit for when you need cheering up and a digestive is just not cutting it.
Each biscuits contains 79 calories and 4.6g of fat which seems pretty high. In fact, that would mean according to the stats I have just consumed 14% of my daily fat allowance in just two small biscuits. Good thing I have a salad for lunch!
As a biccie holic I love the well known brands in particularly Fox's as the ingredients are lovely and they generally are much superior to other types of biccie. This type is no exception. They are a butter melt in your mouth biscuit with a layer of chocolate between the top and bottom. When eaten dry the vanilla biscuit crunches follws by a smooth feeling of the vanilla melting on your tongue and when that has started to dissolve the chocolate comes into play. As there is not much chocolate the biscuit is not too heavy and lots can be eaten in one go!! When dunked in tea, these biscuits are even better as they go all soft however they don't fall apart in your drink and you don't end up having to fish them out of your mug! They go nice and soft so and are easy to bite into and the chocolate is a bit more gooey (mmmmmmm) but the melt in the mouth feeling and lightness is still there. These biscuits are delicious and totally recommend them however they do of course come with a down side and that is below:
Nutrition (per biscuit)
(look away now)
As these biscuits are so light it is easy to eat a packet in one sitting - so be warned
These are now called Fox's Melts Viennese chocolate luxury biscuits with the real chocolate centre.
Fox's have been around since 1853 and no wonder when they make biscuits this good.
I adore these biscuits and am currently finishing off a pack, yep that's right a whole pack, Well I'm still trying to get the smoothie taste out of my mouth and didn't intend to eat them all but seeing as I brought the packet to the pc to list calories etc I seem to be eating them with out realising.
The pack weight is (or was) 150g.
Each pack contains 10 biscuits which are in sets of 2 in a plastic tray which is then covered by the wrapper.
Viennese biscuits tend to melt slightly in your mouth and have a lightness about them and not just meaning the colour.
The melts are formed of 2 rectangular Viennese biscuits which are stuck together with a real chocolate filling. They aren't like a Bourbon or custard cream biscuit where you can separate them these are stuck well and truly firm together.
The sensation when you bite into them is one of a biscuit that melts away in your mouth letting you taste the buttery Viennese with the added bonus of tasting the chocolate that is in the centre.
I like to dunk mine into a hot drink sometimes so the chocolate starts to melt.
Each biscuit unfortunately contains 79 calories and 4.6g of fat. Opps I have 2 left so thats nearly 632 calories I've just consumed in about 15 minutes.
These cost around the £1.30 to £1.40 mark in all major supermarkets.
Even though these are a favourite I tend to buy them when on offer. In co op at the moment they are about 65p a pack.
These are also available in a chocolate Viennese but they are no way near as nice.
*Price & Availability*
Fox's Melts Viennese Chocolate biscuits are widely available in supermarkets, smaller local supermarkets, frozen food stores and practically anywhere that sells decent biccies!
A 150g packet is currently priced at £1.32 at Asda, £1.00 at Sainsbury's, £1.27 at Tesco. I bought two packets of Fox's biscuits in Iceland for £1.50 this week (and they are all gone - whoops!)
*What They Are*
Two buttery short bread biscuits are sandwiched together with real milk chocolate. They are quite simple finger biscuits, although the short bread biscuits are ridged all over.
There are 10 biscuits in this pack and each biscuit provides 79 calories, 4.5g sugars, 4.6g fat, 2.6g saturates and 0.1g salt.
A Winner. These biscuits are divine. They are so simple, just with the biscuit and the chocolate centre, no creamy filling, just melted chocolate.
They are pretty expensive though for just 10 biscuits, although I obviously got the better deal with my packet working out at just 75p.
These are really quite different to Viennese Whirls (which I also love) and I was very pleasantly surprised at this offering from Fox's
These are lovely with a cuppa and my son also has taken a shine to these (wish I had kept him away from them now).
We quite often have a packet of these in the cupboard, however they dont tend to last very long! These biscuits are made by Fox's and are found in the biscuit aisle in the supermarket. They are available in 2 varieties: Chocolate Viennese Sandwich and Double Chocolate Viennese Sandwich. This review is on the regular Chocolate Viennese Sandwich as shown in the picture above. The packaging is slightly different to that above and is light brown in colour with a large Fox's melt logo and a good sized picture of the product. These biscuits come in packs of 10 which weighs 150g. They retail at around £1.30 but can often be found for £1 in Tesco.
As you can guess by the name these are a sandwich biscuit. There are 2 biscuits made with real dairy butter with a real chocolate filling. Usually I am not a fan of sandwich biscuits but because of the real chocolate and dairy butter I thought I would give them a go. Opening the packet you can see that the biscuits are housed in a plastic tray with 2 biscuits in each compartment. The biscuits are rectangular in shape, around 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. They look very appetising, the biscuits have a bumpy appearance and they are quite pale, similar in colour to shortbread. The chocolate layer can be seen and the portion looks very generous, the chocolate is a nice rich brown.
Biting into the biscuit you immediately noticed the dairy cream used to make the biscuits as they are so creamy! The bumps on the biscuit give a lovely texture and really help aid the taste in your mouth. The biscuit isn't hard but is sturdy, it melts easily in the mouth and is easy to chew. The chocolate filling is rich and creamy and really complements the biscuits well. The main thing about these biscuits is the creaminess and the texture in your mouth, together they create a real taste explosion and they are absolutely lovely. One thing I will say about these biscuits is that it is very easy to polish off the whole pack so beware!
Each biscuit contains 83 calories, 4.5g sugar, 4.9g fat (2.9g saturates) and 0.11g salt. The fat content is quite high for a biscuit but noting the quality and the creamy taste I am not suprised!
I really like these biscuits and will continue to buy them. They are a huge hit in my family and everyone likes them. They are a great quality biscuit and fab as a treat.
In short, Fox's Chocolate Viennese is delightful. They have a deceptively simple look, in that they have a nuanced and delicious taste despite being little more than two shortbread sticks with chocolatey cream in the middle. If the Chocolate variety isn't quite enough for you, though, there's a Double Chocolate variety, where the shortbread itself is actually chocolatey instead of being merely pale shortbread.
You'll get 10 biscuits in each pack, and you'll probably be disturbed to see that despite each biscuit "only" having 83 calories, they're also packed with a whopping 5 grams of fat each, with the regular version having slightly less. Still, what else would one expect with such fantastic taste? The shortbread sort of becomes resorbed into the chocolate and they form a strange but alluring paste in your mouth that is quite pleasing. It is fair to say that it is quite sugary, and thus perhaps may be too cloying and saccharine for some, but if you like your sweets with a bit of pep and kick, then this will be no problem.
Like the very best sweets, they're enjoyed in moderation, for even just the consumption of one of these packs, which will happen very hastily, I assure you, boasts a whopping 50g of fat, which accounts for over 2/3 of your daily fat allowance, and well, if you're trying to diet, don't even think about it! Delicious but dangerous, these are best enjoyed in moderation, but that's easier said than done!
I tend to eat chocolate bars and sweets rather than biscuits but my eating habits changed when a friend gave me a Fox's 'Viennese' biscuit recently. At first sight the biscuits didn't look all that interesting to me; they reminded me of the Bourbon biscuits I used to eat as a child - two brown shortbread strips with a waxy cream in the middle of them. After one taste, however, I understood that these were a class above any other shortbread biscuit and much improved on the bland biscuity snacks I used to eat when I was young. These biscuits have since become a firm favourite.
The biscuits are available in two varieties: Chocolate and Double Chocolate. I am reviewing the 'Double Chocolate' variety. In this product the biscuits differ from the 'chocolate' variety in that they are not actually sandy-coloured butter shortbread but are brown chocolate flavoured shortbread. Both biscuits have the same chocolate centre.
The biscuits come in packs of ten and are packed on a sturdy inner tray inside a plastic packet. All information is printed on the wrapper. A handy nutritional guide is printed on the front of the pack for easy viewing. More detailed guidelines are on the back. Each biscuit provides 83 calories and 5 grams of fat, barely more than the 4.9 grams in the plain 'Chocolate Viennese' variety. They are suitable for vegetarians but contain wheat, gluten, cows milk, egg and soya.
The biscuits are approximately 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. They have an interesting waved shape with a nobbley texture on their outer edge. The two halves look like they have been slammed together as the milk chocolate centre seems to have oozed out and set, sticking and dripping around the edge of the biscuit.
The shortbread has a divine taste and texture. It literally melts in the mouth. It dissolves into a fine, smooth substance which is a really gorgeous sensation in the mouth! The taste is sugary with a musky chocolate undertone. The milk chocolate centre is quite waxy and really seems more like a thick waxy paste-like substance than it does a high quality chocolate. The substance is quite sticky and isn't as quick to melt in the mouth as the shortbread does. The taste of it is lovely though - it has a sharper, sweeter kick than the shortbread and my tongue always seems to seek out the rich, creamy taste and moist texture!
These biscuits are fantastic if eaten with a glass of milk. They are, infact, ideal for dunking if you are that way inclined! Dipped into cold, fresh milk the shortbread soaks up the drink but the biscuit does not dissolve into bits and lose its shape. The taste sensation of this 'combo' is fantastic.
I would say these biscuits are suitable for both children and adults. They are practically mess free and leave no crumbs or sticky fingers. As stated, I love to eat these with a drink of chilled milk but they are also great with tea/coffee or alone as a snack. I thoroughly endorse these and would recommend them as a fantastic-tasting, high-quality, moreish shortbread biscuit.
Check out the website:
for the history of the Fox company which was founded in 1853 and for the full product range.
Butter biscuits sandwiched with real milk chocolate.