“ Brand: Fox's / Type: Biscuits „
I always have trouble when it comes to chocolate chip cookie as my husband doesn't like nuts and most chocolate chip cookies contain nuts but these cookies from Fox's are perfect as they have no nuts in them although they are not suitable for nut allergy sufferers as I assume they ahve been made in a factory that has nut products in it.
These chocolate chip cookies are described as extremely chocolatey cookies and indeed they are. They are really thick and crunchy which I love, there is nothing worse than a thin, barely there chocolate chip cookie. One side of the cookie is completely covered in lovely milk chocolate which I think is why they are described as extremely chocolatey. On the other side there are lots of lovely big thick milk chocolate chip chunks that melt in the mouth when you bite into them. The biscuit itself is lovely and golden and baked perfectly to give you an amazingly crunchy bite every time. My only problem with these cookies is that because they are a premium cookie there are not many of them in a packet, 8 to be exact and my husband and I polished off a whole packet in one afternoon tea session. The biscuits come in a plastic tray as well to protect them although as we did not put them away and ate them all instead they did not need protection.
The cookies are made by Fox's biscuits who have been making treats since 1853. They say that surprisingly little has changed in over 150 years and that when they opened their bakehouse in Victorian Yorkshire they were infatuated with quality and delighted in giving pleasure to our customers.
Well, these cookies definitely gave me pleasure but probably a few too many calories for my liking. Each biscuit contains 130 calories, eek, but if you are looking for a nice treat now and again I definitely recommend these.
These are my mums favourite biscuits. She buys them most weeks as long as she isn't on a diet and she always stocks up if they are on offer. They are also my brother-in-laws favourite biscuits so you can imagine how quickly a packet disappears if those two are both around!
The biscuits can be found in most supermarkets. At the moment they are on offer for £1 in Tesco alongside some other Fox's chocolate biscuits. There are three different varieties of the chunkies which are Extremely Chocolatey (the ones I am reviewing), Fruit and Nut and also ones with caramel.
The biscuits come in an attractive wrapper. The packet is black with a large Fox's logo and a large picture of the cookies. Inside, the cookies are laid out in a plastic tray. There are 8 biscuits per packet. The packet weighs 200g in total.
Each cookie is around 3 inches round and they are half covered in milk chocolate. They are very chunky and there are plenty of chocolate chunks in each cookie. They look very appetising and they smell lovely - very chocolatey!
Biting into the cookie, you are immediately hit with the taste of chocolate! There is certainly plenty of chocolate in these cookies. The biscuit has a really nice flavour and is quite buttery and rich and the chocolate is milky and creamy and tastes like it is really good quality. The chunks are thick and solid and they taste really nice. The combination of the chocolate and the biscuit gives a lovely rich creamy taste and the biscuits are very moreish though I can only usually manage three at most!
Each cookie contains 130 calories, 10.5g sugars, 6.8g fat, 3.6g saturates and 0.17g salt. This is a lot of fat, calories and sugar per cookie so these should of course be eaten in moderation.
These are lovely and if you havent already tried them then I suggest you give them a go!
These cookies are just about the most ridiculously moreish that I have ever tasted. The only pity is that there are only eight biscuits per 200g pack. I currently buy mine from Morrison's where they are frequently on offer. Don't be deceived however because even at today's bargain price of £1 that still factors out at just over 12p per cookie. Nevertheless some things in life are just not up for compromise. I have tried all in the range but my favourite is the Fruit and Nut version so I would like to concentrate on these.
Appearance and taste
These appear to be quite small for cookies, diameter-wise, but they are half an inch thick! The oaty underbelly looks like roughly hewn rock shot through with hazelnuts (4%), raisins (5%) and milk chocolate chunks (3%), lending the appearance of some savage, architectural work in progess. Surprisingly, to me, they also contain coconut which I don't usually like but I can't actually taste! Another eye opener for me is the way that the fruit, oats, nuts and chocolate blend fantastically well. There is a satisfying crunch and then a melt in the mouth moment thereafter. I confess that I had initial reservations about the raisins in this combination but such doubts were dashed after the first mouthful.
These cookies are encased within a recyclable plastic tray which itself is sheathed by an attractive matt black wrapper. This too is recyclable but I had to struggle to find the tiny symbol on one extreme edge of the packet. This could and should be more prominent. That gripe apart the packaging is very clear and informative. Daily amount guidelines are plainly displayed on the front whereas the reverse contains ingredients, nutritional information with respective GDAs*, allergy and storage advice. There is also a postal, freephone, email and website contact for Fox's on the back.
Nutritional and allergy advice/warnings
If you are looking for a healthy, waist shrinking biscuit look away now! Expressed as a percentage of the GDA* per biscuit the calorie count is 7%, sugar 11%, fat 10%, saturates 17% and salt 2%. To put this in perspective they score more highly than chocolate Hobnobs on all the infamous five except salt which is 1% lower. Potential allergens comprise hazelnuts, wheat, gluten, cows milk, soya and oats. There are also two clear additional warnings regarding nut allergy on the front and back. These biscuits are also suitable for vegetarians.
Provided the cookies are kept in an airtight container they will last until the best before date. In the case of my latest packet this is still seven months away.
In conclusion I would heartily recommend these cookies if you value taste over waist, but you have been warned!
GDA* (Guideline Daily Amount)
I must begin by admitting I have a weakness for biscuits. I especially love chocolate biscuits. Add to this the fact that I always find Fox's products excellently tasty, and I just new I had to pick up a packet of these when I spotted them half price at Morrisons!
They come packaged in a fairly standard looking wrapper. They do howver have that look of a sophisticated snack about them!The front of the packet does its best to convince you of the true chocolateyness of the biscuits,drawing in you in with tantalizing pictures of yumminess! Inside the wrapper the biscuits are arranged in a plastic tray, always a sign of a superior biscuit!There are 8 or 9 biscuits in the packet - not very many. This biscuits are however extremely chunky. They are about twice the thickness of regular packet cookies.The bottom of the biscuit is overed in a grenerous layer of delicious chocolate.The upper side reveals the delicious biscuity side , which is packed full of extremely generous chunks of chocolate. The biscuit texture is perfect,exactly the right balance between soft and chewy and hard and crunchy.It is a wonderful crumbly sort of texture. You are sure to get a good ammount of chocolate chunks in every mouthful, and the chocolate coating adds beautifully to the wonderful chocolate experience! The choclate is a lovely rich chocalte, not at all a cheap tasting chocolate you sometimes get on biscuits.
These biscuits are gorgeous. Another quality product from fox's. As can be expected they aren't going to be great if you are on a diet, andyou will find yourself eating more than you planned. But if you love biscuits, then you have to try these!
I normally stick to the well tried chocolate Digestives or chocolate Hob Nobs, but was looking for something to satisfy my husband's sweet tooth and came across Fox's Chunkie - Extremely chocolatey cookies. Since then they have been a regular fixture on our online shopping list!
The packet weighs 200g and contains 8 cookies. There are often special offers doing them for 1 pound per packet. The cookies are in a plastic tray.
The great thing about these cookies is that they are really thick - about 2cm - so you really feel like you are getting stuck in! The cookie is half covered with chocolate, and you can see all the chocolate chunks in the cookie on the other side. The chocolate chunks are huge and plentiful. The cookie is quite crunchy.
Because of the chocolate covering, it can get a bit messy eating them as the chocolate can melt on your fingers, but I don't think you hold them for long enough for it to be a problem!
Unfortunately, they aren't great for the waist line as each cookie contains 130 kcal, 10.5g sugar, 6.8g fat of which 3.6g is saturate fats. One cookie wouldn't be too bad as a snack, but it is very difficult to stop at just one and I am often in the position where I have eaten 4 or 5 and end up feeling quite sick!
Fox's do a range of chunkie cookies including white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and fruit and nut. The Fruit and Nut is very yummy as well, although I prefer the chocolate on it's own.
Definitely worth trying but try not to eat them all in one go!
I felt like treating myself to some luxury biscuits last week and came across the Fox's chunkie cookie range. There were 3 types to choose from, I opted for the purple pack-Fruit and nut. They usually sell at around £1.59 but these were on offer at the tme for a cool £1.00, had I have known how delicious they were, I'd have grabbed 2 or maybe 3!
Just as the description states, they are Chunkie and extremelly chocolatey. My choice had raisons, hazelnuts, chocolate chunks and the top half of the cookie is coated in chocolate.
Not the 'chewy' variety, these are hard cookies which make them perfect for dunking in tea or as I like, coffee. They can handle a good dunking because of their chunkieness so you wont run the risk of loosing your cookie to the depths of your mug.
The only downside to these gorgeous treats is that there are ony 8 in a pack so I wouldn't buy them as the weekly biscuit barrell biscuit, only as a treat. But they really are a treat.
WARNING: Do not open pack alone. These cookies are very moorish and there is the risk of overeating.
We got these the other week when on an end aisle they caught our eye. We like our Biscuits and these looked very appealing. Didn't think you would get that much in the pack, but thought they would be thick and chunky Cookies.
I think these normally cost around £1.40 for the pack, but they were on the end aisle in Asda on offer for £1. This was the first time we bought these. We may have seen these on the Biscuit shelf, but we couldn't miss them on the end aisle, and price was appealing as well.
The pack had 8 Cookies which were in a plastic tray with an outer covering. They were stacked on top of each other in 2 compartments. They were large enough and looked nice and appetising.
Per Cookie these have 130 calories and if I was in the right mood I could probably eat the whole pack.
So what were these like? Nice and Chocolatey. These were a normal kind of Cookie. Just a crumbly golden brown Biscuit with 1 side of it covered in a thick layer of Milk Chocolate and loads of Chocolate Chips mixed through the Cookie. Plenty of Chocolate and sweetness in these.
I will be buying these again, and the wife was well impressed with these too. Don't know how long they have been out but wished we had tried them sooner. They are just what Biscuits should be like and if you haven't tried them, then I suggest you get yourself a pack.
I am not a big biscuit eater, preferring instead to munch my way through Mr Kipling cakes. I therefore am very mean with my choice of biscuits and my poor husband and offspring get a variety of 'value' biscuits to choose from every week.
This week, however, I was browsing Tesco online when I spotted Fox's Chunkie Extremely Chocolatey Cookies (what a mouthful, in more ways than one!) I just had to have them!
Unfortunately though, so did everyone else and even though they were only delivered yesterday, they are already all gone. I did however, manage to munch my way through two and they were absolutely delicious!
Fox's Chunkie cookies come in a black plastic tray and are sealed in a matt black, plastic wrapper. The wrapper is decorated with pictures of the cookies and the lettering is large and bold.
These really are very chunky cookies and you only get about 8 in a packet, but they are 8 of the most delicious cookies I have ever tasted. The cookie itself, is very crunchy and is stuffed full of large milk chocolate chips. The chocolate chips melt in your mouth and are rich, creamy and smooth. As well as the chocolate chips, the cookies are also half coated in milk chocolate and this does make them very filling. I find that one cookie is enough for a light snack with a cup of tea.
*Nutritional Value Per Cookie*
Energy - 130 kcal
Protein - 1.6g
Carbohydrate - 15.8g
of which sugars - 10.5
Fat - 6.8g
of which saturates - 3.6g
Fibre - 0.7g
Sodium - 0.07g
Salt Equivalent - 0.17g
This product contains wheat, gluten, cow's milk, oats and soya. It is suitable for vegetarians, but not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.
Fox's Chunkie Cookies are available from Tesco in a 200g pack for £1.47 but are on special offer until the 20th April for £1 only.
I will be snapping up some more of these while they are on special and if you are a fan of cookies, this is the ideal time to give these a go.
Don't expect them to hang around in your biscuit tin for long though!
I used to be very fussy over cookies. I was never too keen on those ones bought from the biscuit aisle, and I would always prefer those soft, chewy ones you get from the store bakery. I have however, always loved Fox's biscuits. I just think they are an amazing brand and I always find their products so moreish! So when they brought out these Chunkie Cookies a short while back, I knew I had to give these a try, because they're Fox's!
They usually cost around £1.50 a pack, but occasionally Morrisons have these on for half price, costing only 79p. When these are on offer, I always grab a pack (or two!) as it's a great bargain for a very high quality cookie.
Let me explain why. So firstly the packet states there are 130 calories per cookie, and 3.6g saturated fat. Yes thats 18% of your recommended daily allowance of saturated fat in one biscuit. You just something this naughty is going to taste so good.
Inside the packet of cookies you will find approximately 8 cookies (I'm not counting them, I'm eating them!) sitting in a tray. Straight away I think, wow. They look so tasty. Huge chocolate chips, and one side of the thick crumbly biscuit completely covered in chocolate. They certainly live up to their extremely chocolatey name I tell you!
Settle down with a cup of tea (Earl Grey for me!) and have one of these cookies. The biscuit itself is so typical of Fox's because it's tasty, moreish, and terribly addictive. The cookie is so thick and generous, and I love to savour every little bite, and there's a nice oaty taste to go with the huge chocolate chips. I find it hard to eat just the one cookie every time I get stuck into these, and you do have to tear the packet away from me before I demolish the lot!
I have completely changed now from being stubborn about cookies in the biscuit aisle, because these are just what all cookies should be like. I do try to only buy them when an offer (if only because of their fat content!) so they make a wonderful occasional treat, but I still would not mind paying the full price if I ever got a big craving for them!
These cookies are not suitable for people with nut allergies. They also contain wheat, gluten, cow's milk, oats and soya.
Last night I was doing my regular midnight jaunt around Asda, thinking I really fancy an absolutely delicious packet of biscuits to go home and eat the whole packet and wind up feeling sick, but very satisfied. I scoured the aisles, not fancying your regular custard creams (although I am a sucker for all things custard cream, bourbon, nice, rich tea and malted milk), this was no time for even Fox's classics or Gold bars. I wanted something with less chocolate than the latter, but something with a good bite and crunch.
I eventually stumbled across Fox's Chunkie: Extremely Chocolatey Cookies. They were on special offer at a cost of £1 for a packet of 8 cookies, weighing in at 200g. That's 12.5p per 25g cookie! I decided to give them a try, bought them, took them home, made a steaming hot, huge mug of milky tea, and sat down ready to dunk.
When I opened the packet the first thing I noticed is that the biscuit is half covered in milk chocolate - nice, but not so great when it melts all over your fingers when dunking, or even simply picking up to eat. Biscuits this chocolatey should be in individual wrappers. The cookies are about half inch thick, and they have a rocky rough texture, with plenty of big fat chocolate chunks. They crunch well when not dunked, and provide a challenge for your mouth, I defy anyone to get a whole one in their mouth and actually be able to chew it! Dunked, the chips start to melt, the biscuit absorbs the tea and they still retain part of their crunch, which I like when dunking.
The cookies are suitable for vegetarians, but may contain nuts. They come in a couple of other varieties too, including a fruit and nut flavour, which I imagine are every bit as delicious as these. Once opened, if you can resist eating the full pack, it is recommended that you place in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
And the bad news... nutritional information (per biscuit) - Calories 130kcal, Protein 1.6g, Carbohydrate 15.8g (of which are sugars 10.5g), Fat 6.8g (of which are saturates 3.6g), Fibre 0.7g, Sodium 0.07g, (as Salt 0.17g)
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (38%), Wheat flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Oatmeal, Partially inverted Refiner's Syrup, Dessicated Coconut, Gloucose Syrup, Molasses, Rising Agents: Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Salt, Flavouring, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin. Milk Chocolate Contains: Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whey, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Natural Flavouring
I picked up a random packet of biscuits in the shop this afternoon when I needed something nice to eat whilst at work. My packet obviously turned out to be Fox's chunkie extremely chocolatey cookies which were on a nice half price offer in Morrison's at 79p instead of nearly £1.50. I wouldn't ever dream of paying that much for a packet of biscuits, but these did look nice on the packet and luxurious so I thought why not.
Opening the packet, I realised these were indeed very luxurious and probably worth the high price tag after all.
Inside the thick papery plastic wrap, the biscuits were sitting proudly in a plastic tray. On first impression they looked like a larger version of a chocolate hobnob, until you look at the underneath of them and realise that they also contain large chocolate chunks.
I was in heaven and I hadn't even tasted it yet.
The biscuits themselves are larger than your average biscuit but this is offset by not having so many included in the packet.
The thickness of each biscuit is easily double the thickness of what you would expect your average digestive to be. The layer of chocolate on top is of generous portion and covers well.
As I bite into the biscuit I realise that I'm not going to need many of these in one sitting, without even wanting to look at the calorific values they contain, the sweetness of the chocolate hit my taste buds straight away.
Chocolate combined with an oaty mixture of biscuit really worked well with Fox's rich flavour in their chocolate taste. It's not quite on par with Cadburys but it's not far off.
I found the biscuits quite difficult to eat too quickly. I wanted to savour every bite and there were a lot of bites in one biscuit. You could really savour these if you so chose to. I knew that I was going to have to be sneaky when I took them home as they wouldn't last five minutes out of my sight.
There weren't too many crumbly moments with these which were nice as I didn't want to waste anything.
Each biscuit will provide you with a whopping 130 calories and 6.8 grams of fat. That is quite a shock when you read that, and it has meant I won't eat them all in one sitting.
Overall I am really glad I bought these on a whim. I do think they are worth their full price, but biscuits for me are a treat so I probably wouldn't buy them unless they are on offer which is a shame.
The whole product gives of a good classy air about them and the recipient should eat these to enjoy and not rush them. They are definitely not for dunking as this would be a waste.
These biscuits aren't suitable for anyone with a nut allergy, and this message is very clear on the front of the packet.
mmm... biscuits... some are better than others, and some are just too nice. Undoubtedly fitting into the 'too nice' category are 'Fox's Chunkie: Extremely Chocolately Cookies', and although I have said it before about other biscuits, these really *are* the ultimate accompaniment to a cup of tea - I mean it this time.
So why are they so good?
Well imagine the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, with large lumps of delicious milk chocolate embedded deep into the crumbly and buttery base - then imagine a generous layer of even more chocolate poured on top of that, and you'll get a basic idea of why I like them so much!
What's the downside to all this excellent cookie-goodness?
Well, there are two downsides really - the first and most obvious one is the high calorie count. Imagine sitting with your cup of tea or coffee, about to embark on a dunking odyssey - you eat the first biscuit, and then one leads to another, and before you know it, two has become six. Those six biscuits equate to nearly eight-hundred calories - quite a price to pay for the consumption of a few relatively small dough-based treats.
The other downside (and this could perversely be a good thing) is the fact that it's difficult to eat more than three of these without feeling a little sick - the result of being overpowered by so much chocolate. This may have the effect of stopping you eating the six biscuits mentioned in the previous paragraph and therefore avoiding said 800 cals, OR... you may still eat six - it all depends on your eating habits. Unfortunately, I would probably go down the second route, and ultimately have to do 100 extra sit-ups before bed!
Those issues aside, Fox's Chunkie are excellent biscuits which are probably the best cookies I have tasted. Although not cheap at £1.59, they really are worth it, and I would recommend giving them a go - just don't eat too many, or they will make you 'chunkie' ;)
Nutritional Info Per Biscuit
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Saturated Fat: 3.6g