Product Type: Fox's Snacks
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Fox's Chocolate Viennese
Member Name: Loupoppins
Fox's Chocolate Viennese
Advantages: Delicious, creamy,gorgeous chocolate
Disadvantages: can't eat just 1, not great for dieters!
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!
Summary: Go on...try them!