Not very often do I buy biscuits. The main reason I don't is 'cos I usually end up stuffing the lot with a cup of coffee without even realising!
However I knew my parents were coming over the afternoon I bought these and my Step Dad always asks where's the biscuits in this joint and I never have any so this time when he asked I could actually offer something up which I think surprised him. The other reason that I bought these was because according to the wrapper these came in that they usually retail at £1.25 a packet and my packet were on offer for just 30p!
These biscuits come in a dark red and yellow plastic pack and on there we are told what they are and who they are made by and other information listed includes an at a glance nutritional chart as well as a full one, the ingredients (these are suitable for Vegetarians) and allergy advice is stated, the weight is given which is 200g and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly laid out. Nice enough packaging this is though not resealable really so if you don't munch the whole lot as we did they really do need to be stored in an air tight type container to keep them fresh.
In appearance the biscuits are golden colour, rough to the top with cracks all over it and the base is more smooth. They are a nice large size, smell really sweet and syrupy. They do look plain but smell nice and don't appear greasy of too dry.
The taste of these is really sweet. When you first start eating them they do taste buttery and as you chew on the biscuit then you get a sweet syrup flavour and what happens as you chew is that some of the biscuit vanishes and your left with sugary sweet syrup in your mouth which is a little chewy.
They dunk well, well they do survive the one dunk test anyway and although really nice for the first couple of biscuits they do get really sickly sweet very quickly indeed we all thought!
These though are an excellent quality, full of flavour biscuit and if you like really syrupy sweet biscuits then you must get some!
Each biscuit though provides 51 calories and 1.0g of Saturated Fat so although I think they contain a lot of butter and sugar syrup the rolled oats they contain must mean I'm not being too unhealthy!
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I personally do not eat a great deal of biscuits these days, just the odd digestive, with my cup of tea. Sometimes though I do fancy something different and this week I spotted Fox's Crinkle Crunch Butter biscuits at the special price of 60p, which I thought was a bargain!
I have always loved the Fox's brand, finding them to be excellent quality and flavour, so decided to snap up a pack of these yummy looking biscuits.
Fox's Crinkle Crunch come in a thin, plastic wrapper, in a bright, cheerful yellow colour. The Fox's logo is large and each letter is in a different colour and there is a close-up shot of a delicious looking biscuit surrounded by some crumbs.
Opening the pack, you find that the biscuits are quite thin and are rough in texture. Biting into them, you find that they are indeed very crumbly and do make quite a mess!
They really are worth the mess though, as they are gorgeously sweet and tasty. Fox's Crinkle Crunch taste very fresh and really do 'crunch'. You can definitely taste the oats, which do have a tendency to get stuck in your teeth at times. They also taste very buttery and this does give them a quality flavour, which makes you feel as if you are having a treat, rather than an everyday biscuit.
*Nutritional Value Per Biscuit*
Energy - 50 kcal
Protein - 0.6g
Carbohydrate - 7.7g
of which sugars - 3.4g
Fat - 1.9g
of which saturates - 1.0g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - 0.05g
Salt - 0.13g
This product contains gluten, oats, wheat, milk, soya/soyabeans and may contain nuts. It is suitable for vegetarians.
Fox's Crinkle Crunch Butter are available from Tesco and would normally cost 89p for a 250g pack, but until 22nd June they are only 60p.
I really love these biscuits and would purchase them again when I fancy a treat. I would not buy them every week though, as I try to stick to value biscuits whenever possible.
Ah biscuits- the last hanger on to old fashioned treat food.
These crinkle crunch butters (or as they are on my packet just simply "crinkles") are a real treat.
Unlike digestives, rich tea, and the like Crinkles seem to be unique to Fox's, which means that if you want them then you have to buy branded. However, the Tesco price is 77p and they are often on special offer, so it's not too bad.
For your money you get a bright yellow 250g packet. This is a standard biscuit packet, (thin plastic wrapping basically) and I imagine that they will go soft particulary quickly, so before opening either be prepared to scoff the whole lot or have a airtight container ready.
Appearance wise the biscuits are a cracked golden round thing that sparkles slightly with sugar crystals.
The taste of these biscuits is quite hard to describe. They have the same sort of melty buttery-ness that shortbread has, but instead of being pale, fat, and floury they are crunchy and light, with a hint of oatyness.
They don't really taste of much- mostly caremellised butter, but this makes them ideal for dunking in hot drinks.
For the more adventurous they also do flavoured versions but I have yet to try these- I love the slightly bland flavour too much!
Nutrition wise, they are suitable for vegetarians, but not suitable for nut allergy sufferers, or vegans.
They contain a rather depressing
50 calories per biscuit,
Of which sugars 3.4g
Of which saturates 1g
Having recently seen my younger daughter off to uni & with hubby working every evening I've just had myself to feed so I'm just getting into a routine of preparing food for myself. Unfortunately I've become a real biscuit nibbler & one of my favourites are the Fox's Crinkle Butter ones.
I blame Poundworld because they had an offer on several varieties of Fox's - 3 packets for £1 - so how many biscuit-lovers could resist? The pack is bright yellow & the picture on the front gives an accurate idea of what the yummies look like. There's plenty of information on the pack including ingredients, nutritional information & it's telling me that they're made with real dairy butter but are unsuitable for those with nut allergies.
The pack weighs 250g & I'm guessing there are around 20 or so in each pack. There's a tear-round strip which isn't fiddly to open the pack & although I was ready to deal with loads of crumbs there weren't in fact many at all as the biscuits are fairly solid even though they are thinner than eg digestives.
Each one measures approximately 2" & surprisingly you get quite a few bites from each one as they quite substantial & although initially they taste crispy, the texture changes to a slightly chewy one so they are quite filling.
The colour is a lovely golden brown & the texture is rugged on the top (as shown in the picture) & they are great to dunk. They are sweet but not too sweet that it disguises the rolled oats or buttery flavour & I have to say they didn't last long in my biscuit tin unfortunately as they are very moreish.
Unfortunately each biscuit contains 50 cals & 1.9g of fat & as I couldn't stop at eating only 1 or 2 I well deserve the extra pound I've put on the last few days so I will avoid buying them again for myself & wait until there's a full house once again.
- a lovely crisp, crunchy & chewy biscuit.
- lovely golden brown colour.
- too moreish for me I'm afraid.
- high in calories & fat (as most nice biscuits are unfortunately).
- recommended if you're not watching your weight.
Lately, I've become somewhat of a biscuit fiend, so I have a full biscuit barrel at the moment. Fox's Crinkle Crunch butter always seem to go down well in our house, and as they're currently on offer in Tesco I felt compelled to buy some more because they're delicious.
Fox's Biscuits were founded in 1953, and have more recently increased their advertising, especially on TV with Vinnie tempting us to give in to our biscuit cravings. Crinkle Crunch is a range produced by Fox's and is available, to my knowledge, in 4 different flavours: ginger, coconut, milk chocolate (which I'm yet to come across) and butter.
Crinkle Crunch Butter are sold in yellow 250g packets, and cost around 81p (Tesco), though they're often on offer, such as at 60p currently in Tesco. You get a fair few in the packet so I would say these are a reasonable and average price, though smaller convenience stores often charge £1 or sometimes more because they're cheeky.
Fox's stake their reputation on the quality and care put into their products, and these are made with real dairy butter. I find Fox's to be a trustworthy and reliable brand with consistently good quality biscuits, and these are no different.
Each biscuit contains 50 calories and 1.9g fat. Compared to a standard digestive, these are probably slightly less in fat & calories, though you wouldn't have necessarily thought so considering they're 'butter' biscuits. I found the 'butter' in the name to be slightly off-putting, but it's not like they're smeared in it at all; they're not greasy or gooey, quite the opposite in fact.
The biscuits are circular in shape as you'd probably expect, and have an uneven surface. They're just the right size for a snack as they're a tad thinner than some other biscuits within being wafer thin by any means.
How do they taste? They're surprisingly hard which makes them nice and crunchy, whilst being slightly chewy when you're munching them. They're slightly sweet because of the butter which gives them a pleasant taste. Although there's nothing flavour-wise that could be particularly 'not nice' about these, there's nothing spectacular about them, which is why it's hard to explain why they're so tasty.
They just have something about them, perhaps the crunchy yet slightly chewy texture and the hint of sweetness, which makes them delicious.
Definitely recommend to biscuit lover and snackaholics, as they're tasty, reasonably priced and quality biscuits.
These have been my favourite biscuits for years, so though I don't really tend to buy biscuits, when I saw them on offer at half price in Morrisons I couldn't resist picking up a packet at just under 50p.
They come in a plastic wrapper which has a tear-off strip near one end, making it easy to open. It's not resealable though, so you'll have to transfer them to a container of some sort to keep them fresh if you're not going to eat them quickly, or do what I do and turn the end that comes off upside down and place it back in the top of the packet on top of the biscuits!
These biscuits are a nice size, but not very thick, and they have a lovely crunchy texture. They're solid enough to stay together well when dipped in tea, though they're quite crumbly so you do get crumbs in your tea doing this.
The taste is lovely, and unlike anything else I've ever tried. They're quite sweet, but not overtly so, and they have a gorgeous buttery almost creamy taste to them, which sets them apart from all the other biscuits out there. they really are in a league of their own in my opinion.
Each biscuit gives you 50 calories, 3.4g of sugar, and 1.9g of fat (1g of which is saturates), so obviously they're a rather indulgent track which should be enjoyed in moderation and as part of a healthy diet. The great thing about these biscuits though is that even though they are quite moreish, I find I am easily satisfied after eating just 2 or 3, whereas with other biscuits I seem to feel the need to devour the whole pack!
These used to be called Crinkle Crunch biscuits, then changed to Crunch Crinkles, and have now changed to simply Fox's Crinkles. I'm not sure why they feel the need to keep changing the name, and I think they should have left it as Crinkle crunch, but they're still the best biscuits by far, whatever they call them!
I picked up a packet of Fox's Crinkles Butter biscuits in Waitrose at the weekend. (Two things there; Fox's seem to have dropped the word 'Crunch' from the name of these biscuits. Otherwise they are absolutely identical to the image of the biscuits shown above. The second thing is that I don't shop in Waitrose as a general rule. If only!)
I chose this as an emergency 'pudding' option for my one year old as we were out and about over lunchtime and I thought a few biscuits to follow the cheese and onion pasty I'd purchased for him would be a meal to make Annabel Karmel envious! Oh well, needs must when you're shopping and the little ones are starving! My own personal preference is for biscuits that are either (thickly) coated in chocolate or have some sort of filling. To my way of thinking, if you're treating yourself to a biscuit you may as well go the whole hog! These 'crinkles' were chosen specificallly because I thought my son was less likely to make an almighty mess with these so I was deliberately avoiding chocolate and messy fillings. Luckily, I chose well as these retained their shape and didn't produce much crumbs or mess at all, even when clutched in a toddler's greasy little fist!
Naturally, I had to have a taste of one at the same time - just for quality control purposes, you understand. I was struck by the appetising golden colour and the pleasant cracked appearance of the biscuit. (By that, I mean the little lines across the surface of the biscuit which gave it a sort of homemade appearance - not that the biscuit was snappped in half!) It smelled pleasant enough and my little man had tucked into his without any complaints so I followed suit!
On first taste, I could appreciate the genuine buttery taste of the biscuit. The packaging informs me that these are made with real butter (in fact comprising 10% of the product!) The good news there is that 90% of the biscuit isn't butter so I think you can justify having another one. As for calorie content, if you're having a biscuit, just enjoy it, don't stress about the calories! Shall we just say with 10% butter, even more sugar and vegetable oil high on the list of ingredients, it's perhaps not one to overindulge in if you're on a diet and if you aren't, then enjoy. They do contain rolled oats though and I'm sure that adds a healthy dimension to these biscuits! They are certainly very moreish with a delicate flavour and a satisfying crunch as you bite into the biscuit.
The only drawback that I noticed once I'd finished my biscuit was that it was quite dry and left me needing a drink. Little one also demanded refreshment to wash his biscuit down with. At home, I decided to test the crinkle biscuit's suitability for dunking. It performed admirably, I have to say. The consistency of the biscuit is perfect for dunking as it doesn't dissolve into pieces before it reaches your mouth and it didn't leave any unpleasant floaters behind either! In fact, it kept its shape and just absorbed the tea making the perfect dunker! Sizewise, it fits into a mug perfectly without needing to be broken into pieces either. Used in this way, even the slightly dry texture of the biscuit is counteracted and it just melts in the mouth. In fact, I might just have to raid the biscuit cupboard again now!
I paid 90-odd pence (!) for a 250g packet from Waitrose (although they sell for 83p at Tesco) and I would certainly stock up on these if I saw them on offer.
Edit: May 2009. These have now become a regular addition to the shopping basket!
Biscuits are a sort of obsession of mine, I'm always on the look out for new biscuits to try because I just love eating them! I'm surprised I'm not yet the size of an elephant with the amount of them I eat. Anyway one of my favourite biscuit brands has to be Fox's because they make such delicious good quality biscuits. They've been around for over 100 years and in that time they really have perfected their biscuit making skills, you can normally find quite a few of their products for sale in most supermarkets which is a good thing as it means I never have far to go to get some.
One of my favourite non-chocolate biscuits is Fox's Crinkle Crunch Butter. I bought a packet from Tesco for £0.87 which wasn't bad, that's about the same price you can expect to pay anywhere for a packet of Fox's biscuits. The packet is a yellow/golden colour to match the colour of the biscuits inside. On the front of the packet is the name of the biscuit, the Fox's logo and a picture of one of the biscuits so that you know what they look like before you eat them. On the back are the ingredients and the nutritional information. My husband also loves these so although we often buy a packet there are never any in the house so unfortunately I can't find the ingredients and nutritional information. I do however remember being surprised that they only contained about 50 calories per biscuit seeing as a lot of the chocolate biscuits I eat contain around 100 so these aren't so bad for you.
As soon as you open the packet you can smell the butter in these biscuits. They are a pale golden colour, similar to that of the packet. They are circular in shape and have a slightly cracked appearance on the top. When you bite into them you get a very nice crunch which is part of the reason why I bought these in the first place, they are very crunchy. If you want to keep that wonderful crunch then you'll need to put them into an airtight container or they will go horribly stale, nobody wants that to happen! They taste very buttery and slightly sweet which I think is from golden syrup, it's a very nice taste and makes a lovely change to the taste of chocolate.
Overall I think that these are a fantastic biscuit and I definitely recommend them to anybody who likes a buttery tasting biscuit, I'm also impressed by the low amount of calories in each biscuit, 10 out of 10.
As I come from a large family there is always someone popping in for a chat. My kettle is always on the boil for the many cups of tea and coffee I make. This means I am always on the look out for special offers on biscuits.
When I was out doing the shopping in Morrison's last week I spotted Fox's Crinkle Crunch on offer at 39p per packet. As these are usually around 80p per packet I decided this was a good offer and that I would buy some to give them a try.
The packet is different shades of gold in colour and has the name Fox's written on the front. There are around twenty biscuits in the packet.
The biscuits come in three varieties, ginger crinkle crunch, butter crinkle crunch and coconut crinkle crunch. I decided to try the butter variety.
They are a deep golden colour and are round and flat with small indent markings on the top. When you take the biscuits out of the packet you can smell the butter. The biscuits are slightly crunchy and crumbly and have a great buttery taste. I am sure they will be a hit with my friends and family.
They are ideal for dunking. If you dunk a biscuit into your tea or coffee it will not fall apart leaving lumps of mashed biscuit in your cup. I know because I have tried it.
Considering the great taste I was surprised to read on the packet that there are only 50 kcalories and 1.9g of fat in each biscuit. Not too bad at all. I did not feel guilty having a second one.
I think the biscuits would be best kept in an airtight container, if they last long enough, to keep them nice and crunchy. I now intend to buy the ginger and coconut varieties.
It does say on the packet that these biscuits are made in a factory that uses nut ingredients. They also contain cow's milk, soya, wheat, gluten and oats.
200g. Manufacturer: Fox's. Delicious Butter Crinkle Crunch biscuits (8.8 oz.) Contains: Milk, Soya, Wheat, and Gluten.