“ Type: Biscuits „
My partner picked us a packet of these up with the shopping at the weekend, coming up to their sell by date and reduced to 60p for a pack of 5 - last of the big spenders! We don't buy a lot of sweet things, very rarely chocolate biscuits, and it's years since I'd had one of these so it was a rare treat.
The first thing I noticed when I got into the packet was how small the individually wrapped bars were... I'm sure they used to be bigger! The second thing I notice now that I'm writing the review is that they're now sold in 5's - the picture above is a 6-pack ... hmmm I wonder if they reduced the price when they reduced the pack size???! The packaging itself has now changed a bit from the picture here, they have a new blue and gold half/half pattern to the wrappers, both the outer one and the individual wrappers. Having said, that, the bars have an odd claim on the side... " Surprisingly little has changed in over 150 years" ... my memory says otherwise, or else it's failing me ...!
Once you open the bar and bite into it, there's no denying these really are lovely, indulgent biscuits. They are basically two crunchy oaty/honeycomb biscuit bars, one on top of the other, sandwiching a creamy filling and then the whole lot coated in milk chocolate. They're nicely crunchy - not too harsh, but not too crumbly that you're showered in crumbs. The chocolate is lovely and thick and has an incredibly rich sweet taste and the cream filling is also a real sweet-hit.
The nutritional information is a bit of a horror-show if you're in any way health or diet conscious....
Per bar 551 calories (7% GDA) 16.2g carbohydrate (7%) of which sugars 11.2g (12%) Fat 6.8g (10%) of which saturates 4.0g (20%) ... you get the picture, these are no innocent treat.
I don't consider myself a pig, but without any problem at all I could have eaten it in two comfortable bites. In fact, I may well have done... I'll pretend I've forgotten! When it came to the rest of the pack I made an extra special effort to savour them, to make them last longer - but it really is a challenge, these biscuits are about the same size as a treat-size mars bar, there's not much to them at all.
As a snack they don't really satisfy much other than a huge sugar-hit, they're sweet, sweet, sweet. They don't do anything to fill you up, lets put it that way. I don't eat an awful lot of chocolate or sweets but I definitely do have a sweet tooth and enjoy something now and again. In truth, these are too sweet for me.
Anyway, I've dried my tears from writing my headline, and I will still give these biscuits 3 stars. They taste fantastic, but they are let down by being poor value for money (at full price) and (I'm embarrassed to admit it) really one is not enough, so many naughty ingredients, it's just too sinful a pleasure.
As you will all know from my previous reviews I am partial to a sweet treat, recently while shopping in Asda I came across packets of the fox's classic biscuit bars which I had not seen for quite some time. Obviously not being able to resist either a bargain or a sweet treat I found myself purchasing a couple of packets of them.
The fox's classic original biscuit bars came in a multi-pack of 6 and were on a special offer price of just £0.50. I thought this was a great offer as this means that each bar works out at less than £0.10 each.
The biscuit bars come wrapped in a blue, yellow and white plastic wrapper which contains all the necessary information that you need to know about the bars on. Inside you will find the biscuit bars all individually wrapped in pretty much matching wrappers to the larger outer one.
Fox's have been making biscuits since 1853 so have a good reputation for making excellent biscuits. These biscuit bars consist of two layers of a honeycomb biscuit sandwiched together with a vanilla cream centre and covered in milk chocolate.
I personally love these little biscuit bars they offer a great sweet treat without being too large and containing a huge amount of calories. The biscuit layers are light and crunchy but also have a lovely caramelised sweetness to them. The vanilla cream in the centre is soft and light and provides a contrast in textures and the outer milk chocolate coating is really smooth and creamy. The biscuit bar feels like it melts in your mouth and reminds me of a nice luxury biscuit. As the bars are individually wrapped they are perfect for adding to lunch boxes and popping in your bag for when you want a nice snack on the go.
Overall these are great quality little biscuit bars that are also excellent value and certainly one that now I have been reacquainted with them will continue to purchase.
These come in a pack of 8 usually, wrapped up in a blue wrapper featuring the classic Fox's logo, along with orange & cream colour contrasts to set it apart from other biscuit bars. I quite like the design as it reminds me of Fox's, makes it easily recognisable and reflects the quality you'd expect from their range.
Each bar is individually wrapped in a dark blue wrapper resembling the main wrapper. Whilst they're not particularly big, they're just right to savour the taste and enjoy as a snack or chocolately treat. At 131 calories and 6.8g of fat per bar, they're not the 'healthiest' of snacks you can get, but they're not really the worst either. For the taste, I'd say they're worth it, even though they're still not really anything extraordinarily special to rave about.
There's a note to say that these have been made in a factory that uses nut ingredients, and they also contain oats, gluten, soya, cows milk and wheat, so please be careful if you have allergies. Having said that, vegetarians can eat these without a problem.
The image on the front is quite appealing, showing you what to expect from the rippling milk chocolate on top, to the cream and honeycomb filling inside. On opening the wrapper I could smell the chocolately goodness. Taking a bite, the bar is quite soft on the outside with the smooth chocolate coating, and a mixture of crunchy because of the honeycomb and velvety because of the cream inside. These taste quite sweet so just one is enough to satisfy a small craving, but it may not be enough if you're actually filling a hunger. I did think that they lived up to my expectations of being good quality; from the wrapper and general appearance to the taste, these reflect the 'Fox's since 1853' slogan that suggests a brand with experience in producing the best biscuity snacks.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy these again at a reasonable price because they taste lovely; I got these for £1, which was worth the money, but much more than that and I might think twice about buying them too often. They're yummy and sweet, but not something that is really set apart from the competition as being something out-of-this-world.
I have managed quite successfully to avoid eating chokky bikkies in the last year or so. However, ever since my wife started storing her biscuits in a Rumtopf jar in the kitchen, I have been a regular visitor, stealing from her stash on a regular basis. On more than one occasion, I have had to replenish in the hope that she hasn't noticed any missing. A forlorn hope I fear.
We have two identical Rumtopf jars on the kitchen dresser. In one I store my nice healthy muesli; in the other my wife stores her biscuits. Her favourites are Rocky Caramel and Blue Riband, but lately I have been buying (supposedly for her) Fox's Classic biscuits.
You can get 8 individually wrapped chocolate biscuits for 49p in Lidl at the moment which to me is a real bargain. Somehow Fox's chocolate tastes very natural and it's so so moreish, I find the temptation irresistible. In fact I have just scoffed yet another - that's 3 today so far - at 130 calories each, that's quite a lot - eek!
Each biscuit/bar is individually wrapped in a classy blue wrapper with gold writing for the Classic and the usual Fox's Logo in white. They are much thicker than other wrapped chocolate biscuits and each one has a layer of cream filling sandwiched between two crunchy biscuit layers. The whole shebang is wrapped in lovely Fox's milk chocolate.
Each wrapper provides us with details of the ingredients and I am impressed to note that milk chocolate constitutes 33% of each wrapped bar. The remainder of the ingredients are the usual suspects with lots of sugar, fats etc and a bit of coconut - which to me doesn't really shine through within the taste.
These really shouldn't be everyday biscuits and I now need to arrange for my wife to store them under lock and key - to be kept for special occasions only and not just when I am passing the jar.
I have a sweet tooth and I snack a lot, and although I am getting a little better, I still cannot resist most foods, and it can be sweet or savoury as I do not mind either lol and I saw these recently for only £1 for the pack and thought would try them again as I had not had them for quite a few years.
They come in individual plastic blue wrappers and there are 7 bars inside an outer plastic wrapper and when each wrapper is opened the smell is delicious and quite strong and the bar is around 4 inches x 1 inch and they are quite thick in size and inside it is a honeycomb biscuit that is nice and crumbly and it is covered in milk chocolate with a ridged pattern on one side of the biscuit and the reverse is flat.
The texture is nice and crumbly and the biscuit inside is quite a rich tasting and very good quality and I like to keep these in the fridge as I like them a little firmer and cold but they can easily be kept in a biscuit tin but I just prefer mine firmer.
They are ideal for packed lunches and picnics and a treat for all the family and the size is quite a good one and the taste is incredibly delicious, and the inside just melts in the mouth perfectly.
Each biscuit contains 131 calories, 11.0g sugars, 7.0g fat and 4.1g saturates and so in my opinion it does not contain a lot of calories for a treat, I think it is quite the opposite for a nice tasty biscuit as I thought when I first bought these that they would be very high in calories but I was wrong and I can easily have one on my diet and they definitely stopped my craving when I had eaten it, and although I did want another one, it would not have been that many calories if I had eaten another one.
I bought mine on special offer for £1 but I think they are priced around £1.20 but I think for any of the prices, they are extremely good value for money and a very good tasting biscuit.
I do highly recommend these for anyone to give them a try as I do not think you would be disappointed in the taste and for the price they are an excellent price and good value for money.
I rate these a 5 stars.
Fox's classic bars are sold in multipacks. The last one I bought was a pack of 5 and cost 69p in Home and Bargain.
The packaging is a thick cellophane wrapper that is royal blue coloured, with a picture of a classic biscuit, the Fox's branding and the nutritional information. Each biscuit is individually wrapped in it's own thick blue cellophane wrapper.
Each biscuit is around 2.5 inches long, 1 inch wide and about 2 thirds of an inch deep. The outer coating is a thin layer of milk chocolate, underneath which are 2 thick layers of crumbly honeycomb biscuits with a layer of vanilla cream in the middle. The cream runs through the whole length and width of the biscuit and is about half a cm deep.
These are lovely dunked in hot drinks like tea and hot chocolate or just as a little treat. The only downside is that they aren't very big, so gone in about 3 bites!
They don't contain any nuts and are suitable for vegetarians. The bad news is that each bar contains 7grams of fat and 131 calories - but they are so delicious that in my opinion they are worth it!
My children love classics too, so if you have kids you might find that these biscuits disappear rather quickly.
Tescos sell a multipack of 7 classics - normally priced around £1.40, but often on offer for £1 - or they are always reasonably priced in Home and Bargain.
Truly a classic biscuit that will never go out of fashion.
Fox's Classic bars, now there's a treat! I hadn't had one of these for years until I spotted them in the supermarket recently in a pack of 7 and decided to relive my childhood.
These bars come in a royal blue wrapper with the Fox's logo and date when the company started - 1853. There is then a nice picture of the biscuit bar with a piece broken off so that you can see the yummy inside. Each biscuit is also individually wrapped, so making them easily portable on a day out, for work, school etc.
**The Look and Taste**
These bars are really special, nice crumbly, crunchy honeycomb biscuit with a layer of coconut cream in the middle and all encased in lovely milk chocolate - Mmmm. The coconut in the cream really stands out and leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth and is nicely offset with the light honeycomb biscuit.
The bars are a reasonable size and quite chunky so 131 calories each doesn't seem too bad, some Alpen cereal bars have 120 calories. However the fat and sugar content are not so great:
Fat per bar 7g
Sugar per bar 11g
Anyone who suffers from allergies will probably be interested in the following:
Contains Gluten, Oat, Wheat, Cows' milk, Soya & Soya Lecithin
These packs are usually £1.39, which isn't bad for 7 snack bars, however they are £1 at the moment in Tesco and so excellent value.
I was really pleased that I saw these bars as they tasted exactly as I remember them as a child and I enjoyed them equally as much - classic!
Our household gets through a lot of chocolate biscuits - and these are top of everybody's list. Yum! They are the most intense sugar and chocolate hit going, absolutely gorgeous.
There are 2 layers of normal (ie. not chocolate) biscuit which is very pourous and quite crumbly. In between these is a fairly thin layer of incredibly sweet butter cream. The buttercream gets runnier in the warm (but never *quite* liquid) and more solid in the cold (but never harder than the biscuit). The whole thing is smothered in chocolate which is a good idea for most foods, I'm sure you will agree!
The chocolate layer is not very thick, but it doesn't need to be because it is lovely milk chocolate, if I hadn't seen Fox's on the wrapper I might have thought it was Cadbury's dairy milk. Not like certain choccy biscuits where the chocolate is distinctly substandard.
Each biscuit is only 129 calories which isn't bad for this standard of chocolate / sugar hit. They're individually wrapped which means not only are they ideal for lunchboxes or as a portable snack but there is some small chance that I can restrict myself to eating just one! Cost wise they're about average, but keep an eye out in the pound shops - Pound Land has them in stock fairly often.
I suppose it could be too sweet for some people, but for the rest of us - if there were only one chocolate biscuit in the world, this should be it.
I would never have picked these biscuit bars off the shelf, but my Mom bought a large pack and I have been nibbling them NON-STOP! They're lush! And have the added huge bonus that one is always enough!
The 'Classic' name puts me off and tells me this bar not not very rich or indulgent- certainly do not just a book by it's cover!!
I'm not keen on Twix- I don't like plain biscuit ruining my chocolate fix! But this biscuit is buttery and creamy and sweet- it really melts and crumbles in the mouth!
The chocolate is lovely also, not funny taste here. It is not over-powering though as the butter cream blends everything together in your mouth and it's gorgeous! You get the best of all flavours and textures and it's easy to savour each mouthful.
Plus one little bar is just enough to curb your sugar craving. It's easy to stuff loads and LOADS of chocolate until you feel sick, but this is so satisfying, you don't even feel like anything else! Also less than 130 calories a bar- quite heavenly!
Coming in packs of 6, these chunky biscuits are individually wrapped.
Deliciously light honeycomb biscuit sandwiches a beautiful layer of buttercream in this nicely assembled Fox's biscuit. These perfectly sized biscuits really are a work of art. They are wrapped in a thin layered coat of irresistable, melt in the mouth chocolate. My favourite thing about these biscuits is they are perfect for dipping in your cup of tea (they won't fall apart after 10 seconds). I do however, have a problem with them; once I've eaten one I find it nigh-on impossible not to eat another, such is their addictiveness.
The perfect blend of ingredients mean that I would 100% reccomend these biscuits to everybody. I promise you won't be disappointed (unless of course, you do not like chocolate!). A butttery, slightly chocolatey flavour pours from the biscuit, with a crunchy (but not too solid) texture.
Best eaten after a short spell in the fridge (from personal experience) as they are always the first cocolate biscuits to melt if left out when it is warm.
I love to dunk biscuits into my tea, be it chocolate or plain, wafers or mallows - you can almost guarantee that whatever biscuit I am happily chomping alongside my over-sized mug of tea will most likely end up going head first into said mug for a good old dunk... This is probably one of my favourite hobbies!
Because of this 'hobby' of mine, it is no surprise that I most definitely buy too many biccies. I have my favourites, and I suppose that most people do, but i find that one biscuit that I keep going back to is the 'Classic' bar by Fox's biscuits.
The bars are packaged in a smart and impressive-looking navy blue coloured wrapper, with gold wording, which I think gives the impression of them being high quality. I am happy to report that in my opinion they most definitely are! ;-)
For those of you who have not come across the Classic biscuits before, it consists basically of a layer of oaty/digestive-type/honeycomb biscuit, with a creamy layer of delicious filling on top, which is nicely rounded off with another layer of the oaty biscuit. The 'sandwich' type biscuit is then generously covered in gorgeous milk chocolate.
The biscuits are readily available from all good supermarkets and shops, although I tend to buy them from my local 'Farmfoods' store, where they cost me 99 pence for a packet containing 8 (I think, although please don't quote me) biscuits.
I think that this is a very reasonable price, given the high quality of Fox's biscuits in general... In my opinion, chocolate biscuits are one of those items where you 'get what you pay for' and I would rather pay a little more to get something of higher quality.
I also find that the overall taste of the classic bars is one of distinction - I haven't came across any chocolate biscuit that tastes remotely similar to the classic bar in all my time as a biccy-dunker! This just reinforces to me the idea that this recipe is a winning one.
The oat-type biscuit is very satisfying and is rather crunchy which contrasts nicely with the smooth texture of the butter cream filling. This in itself would be a great recipe for a successful biscuit, but the fact that the whole thing is enveloped nicely in the rich, high-quality milk chocolate just makes it deliciously divine! **Cue Mouth Waterage** !!! :-o
There are 113 calories in each biscuit bar, which tends to be slightly more than other biscuits in my cupboard (I've checked it against two alternative brands of biscuit for the benefit of you lovely dooyooers!!)
That said though, I think that these biscuits are in a league of their own and cannot really be compared to something plainer, like a 'BreakAway' bar for example. For that reason, I think they should be given a higher allowance when it comes to both FINANCIAL budgets and CALORIFIC budgets!!
(Easy for me to say when I'm smaller than a size 10 though, I suppose) :-/
I would most definitely recommend the Fox's Classic bars. They are a firm favourite in our household, and are a nice indulgent treat.
I also think my snobbish side likes to put these out when we have visitors or guests, because I think overall they give the impression of quality. Most people recognise that the Fox's Brand is a good one and can be relied upon to delivery high quality biscuits.
Full marks for this Foxy biccy from this biccy-lover! :-D 5 Stars!
It's strange what you end up talking about. Me and my Hubby were having an indepth conversations about Chocolate Biscuits the other night, and he mentioned that He used to Love Fox's Classics, but didn't know if they were still sold. I said they were and I hadn't had 1 for ages, so at the shops last night I decided to buy a pack.
These are made by Fox's and are sold in packs of 8 Biscuits for approx £1.20. Perhaps not the cheapest Chocolate Biscuits out there, but they are a brand name, and averagely priced for a brand named product.
Packaging wise they just have the normaly type of packaging on them. The biscuits are individually wrapped in a deep blue wrapper and all the Biscuits are wrapped in a larger outer wrapper which keeps them all together. The outer wrapper is a deep blue and has the Fox's brand in lighter blue and the Classic writing is in swirly yellow itallics. There is a picture of a half eaten bar on the front and I think it looks very appetising.
So what is the biscuit? It is a crumbly Honeycombe Biscuit which has a Cream filling halfway through it and the whole Biscuit is covered in sweet Milky Chocolate. I wouldn't say these are sickly, but they are pretty sweet. I can still eat 2 in a row though, and perhaps more if the mood takes me! The Biscuits are about the lenght of an index finger and a rectangular shape.
The Biscuits are quite thick, and they taste great. All the flavours work well in here, and the Chocolate is Thick, the Cream filling just right and the Biscuit part is kind of Crumbly like a Digestive, but with that hint of Honeycomb.
Quite a luxurious Biscuit and I will be buying these more in the future, as I forgot how great they were!
A fox's classic bar is one that I have only recently tried and I was pleasantly surprised to find yet another chocolate bar to add to the already huge list that I am a fan of!
A classic bar is two honeycomb biscuits which are sandwiched together with buttercream and then covered in milk chocolate before being individually wrapped and sold as part of a multipack. I purchased a packet of 9 for £1.00 from my local Poundland store and this seems to be a regular item in store as I've seen it for a fair few months now before being offered on to try by my Mum & being tempted in to picking up a pack.
The biscuit is very crunchy and although you can't see the honeycomb at first it is mixed up within the biscuit and this gives a lovely extra added flavour to the biscuit. The buttercream is very creamy and a little rich but because there is only a small amount it is just enough to add an extra dimension to the taste without being overpowering or too sickly. The biscuits are covered in milk chocolate and there isn't really much to say about this particular part of the snack. It's nice but nothing special, it adds a nice flavour to the whole thing and because of the rich buttercream and the lovely biscuits it doesn't really need to do much to make this a delicious snack.
There are 113 calories and 4.1g of fat per biscuit so it's a little high considering the size of the bar but because it's very nice this wouldn't really put me off wolfing down a couple here and there!
These are best when chilled in the fridge beforehand (like most chocolate) and I would thoroughly recommend this chocolate bar as I really enjoy the taste and they are small enough to be popped in to a lunchbox or even just your handbag (although keep out of the sun). I am rating this bar 5/5.
This pack of Fox's Classics was bought today on my trip to Poundland so they cost me a pound but can most likely be bought at the supermarket for a little more. They are honeycomb biscuits covered by milk chocolate. When I read the description on the packaging I was reminded of Crunchie bars so I thought that a bar that combined biscuit and Cruchie tastes sounded nice.
These came in a nine pack and I have never seen them inidividually sold. The packaging is a dark blue with the words Fox's Bars on the front and a picture. It actually doesn't give it a name in the title. You have to look to the side where it says Classic. There is also a picture of a half eaten bar. The packaging has changed a bit since dooyoo put the picture up. One bar contains 131 calories. Inside the bars are simply dark blue with the word Classic written in yellow and the ingredients.
They are quite small, eatable in two or three bites. There is a thick layer of biscuit and sandwiched in the middle is a generous layer of cream. The homeycomb is hidden in the biscuit as it's not visible on it's own but this works very well. It turns out very crisp and cruchy and you can tell there is more than just biscuit in there. The cream is also very buttery and rich and the chocolate was surprisingly creamy considering that this is not made by a confectionery company like Cadburys. So it is an overwhelmingly sweet and creamy bar with a good honey taste but the flavours do seem to work well and complement each other.
I really like these and understand why they have been deemed classic but I am sure some people would just find these too much but then that just means there's more for me...
I hadn't had one of these biscuits for years and popped into the co-op for some milk and saw these on special offer at £1.10 for a packet of six. I decided to treat myself.
I used to have one of these in my packed lunch each day but decided that I really should try and eat more healthily and so stopped buying them.
I was surprised to see that each bar only contained 67 calories - can this be right I thought that didn't seem much for the wonderfully crumbly honeycomb style bisuit and the generous amount of cream in the middle!!
The outside of the biscuit is quite rough and almost homemade looking - if they weren't all theis same non-uniform style - if that makes sense!!.
They are covered in quite a thin layer of chocolate - so perhaps this is the calorie reduction.
The worst bit I found was the wrapper which when I opened it seemed to insist on ripping all the way down to the bottom after an initial struggle to get the thing open.
AS there are six in the packet it is ideal for lunch boxes - one each day and then a treat for the week-end!!
Classic bars are individually wrapped, with a delicious layer of buttercream sandwiched between light honeycomb biscuits, wrapped in milk chocolate. Round honeycomb biscuits, half coated in chocolate are also available, together with Classic Creams - two honeycomb biscuits sandwiched with a buttercream filling. Perfect to eat with a cup of tea, Fox's Classic range is your little reward!