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I do love my chocolate but i gave never really been fussed on chocolate biscuits like ribbons, kick kats, penguins etc I normally just choose a solid bar of chocolate as long as its not dark i really don't care!
When I was in high school ( I left 6 years ago now) my Mum bought me these for my packed lunch and my god they are delicious!
How they are constructed?
Bottom layer of crunchy chocolate biscuit which would be moreish on there own!
Middle is a layer of white chocolate with small air bubbles which makes it light and fluffy almost dreamy
All of this is surrounded by a milk chocolate cover.
Eaten individually in sections ie eat the milk and white chocolate then leave the biscuit till last its still gorgeous!
However the best way to eat would be in one piece dunked into a nice cup of tea so all the flavours blend together which is heavenly!
You can also get them in Mint flavour, which is nice but i personally prefer the normal option as i like to dunk in tea and mint leaves a funny taste.
Where you can buy?
You used to be able to buy in them in most major super markets however i haven't seen them in a long time. If anyone knows where i can buy these please let me know!
Echo's are made by Fox's biscuits. Now I am trying to cut back in the amount of chocolate I eat but I received this as part of a bookswap so it would be not to rude to not eat it right? This review might be biased because I haven't had chocolate in at least a month but I believe I am being honest.
It is a biscuit but it is almost like half a chocolate bar. It has a chocolate biscuit base. It is quite a crunchy base and isn't soft. Before you reach the biscuit you bite through the bubbly white chocolate. This is very soft and tastes delicious. Although you don't get much of a chance to savour this chocolate it is very smooth and I would love to eat this chocolate on its own. The biscuit and white chocolate are surrounded by milk chocolate. This chocolate also tastes very good and you get to taste this one slightly more. All three together produce a very delicious tasting biscuit.
The bar is quite small but satisfying. Although quite small I do think its a good size overall.
I am not a fan of having too much crunchy biscuits I would prefer it to be slightly softer but I find that I am often alone in prefering softer biscuits. Especially when you are biting down into such soft chocolate I find the biscuit takes away the enjoyment of the chocolate slightly.
I won't be buying these regularly as they are not particularly healthy but I will keep them in mind for future treats. I would recommend them to people on top of this.
I brought a pack of these Echo bars from Fox's the other day and I think I'm getting addicted to them! I don't know why I brought them actually because they have got white chocolate in them and I'm not mad keen on white chocolate but in these bars it's yummy.
A Echo bar is a chocolate biscuit not a bar, but it's got a majorly sweet and chocolatey taste so it's loads more exciting than having a Club or something like that.
It's a biscuit base with a bubbly white chocolate filling and then it's covered in milk chocolate. The biscuit is chocolate flavoured and it's got a proper nice cocoa taste, it's dead crunchy and crumbles nice when you bite into it.
The white chocolate has got the same sort of texture as a Wispa but the bubbles are a bit bigger. It's a dead soft chocolate that melts wicked in my mouth, the white chocolate taste is proper nice and that's mad because I don't really like white chocolate at all. This has got a nice creamy taste and is mega sweet so it's a wicked treat when you're craving something sugary. The biscuit base isn't all that sweet so it's not like you'll be overloaded with sugar when you're eating it.
The chocolate over the bar is nice as well, it's got a smooth creamy flavour that melts lovely in my mouth. It tastes like good quality chocolate and that surprised me because the chocolate on these sort of biscuits is never usually much good.
The whole Echo bar is yummy, the combo of white and milk chocolate is brill and they mix together so that the over all flavour is rich and dead smooth. The biscuit gives it a wicked crunch that makes it even better than other chocolate biscuits I've had, the biscuit has got such a nice chocolate flavour too that it makes this feel more like a chocolate bar than a biscuit!
Recommended...... yummy and loads more exciting than other chocolate biscuits!!
Foxes echo bars are a really great chocolate biscuit product, and why shouldn't they be, they are after all made by foxes who make some of the best quality biscuit products on the market.
These are probably more of a biscuit bar than a chocolate bar, one reason being is you cant buy these one their own either and there only available in multi packs, but there also smaller than most chocolate bars and they do contain a big biscuit layer at the bottom too, although they do still supply you with you fix of chocolate so your getting the best of both worlds in these bars.
These are made up of three different parts really, there's the crunchy biscuit layer at the bottom which is a fantastic biscuit quality and so crunchy too. Then on top of that there's the kind of domes layer of bubbly echo. This is similar to the aero kind of ingredient which is probably the best way to describe it and is a really nice milky vanilla flavour which goes great with the chocolate.
The chocolate is then the topping that finished is all off, the whole thing is encased in milk chocolate which finishes it off so well. I do really love these biscuit bars and I do often get these if I see them on offer or if I just fancy them too.
To start things off, what would you class this product as? A chocolate bar? A biscuit? A biscuit-bar? I'm a bit unsure.
The fox's echo is a delicious chocolate biscuit-bar (just to be on the safe side) made up of 3 basic parts.
The biscuit is the first layer of the echo, and it is quite short-bready and has a definate crunch to it, yet it isn't so crunchy that it makes your face ache to eat it. It is chocolate flavoured and is a nice middle-ground sort of biscuit - not too chewy, nor too crumbly, nor too crunchy.
-The bubbly bit-
The next layer of the echo is made of bubbly white chocolate, and this is my favourite part of the bar. It is what sets it apart from other chocolate biscuit-bars. It is very nice quality white chocolate, and the bubbly texture adds something to the bar, making it lighter and a lot less stodgy than it would be otherwise. If you bite into the bar, your teeth sink right in before they hit biscuit, and this is a nice variety of flavours and textures. However, if you're like me and you enjoy dismantling your chocolate, I always bite the bubbly bit off first, then eat the biscuit afterwards.
-the outer chocolate-
The outer chocolate encases the other two layers of the echo bar and provides a nice chocolatey overtone for the whole bar. It is lovely smooth chocolate, contrasting nicely with the bubbly white chocolate. It also prevents the rest of the bar from falling to pieces.
The bar is a nice rounded shape which fits perfectly into the roof of your mouth, and the only bad thing I would have to say about it is that it's too small! It's not really that bad a thing to say, as it would be a perfectly adequate size for anyone else, I am just a bit greedy.
They tend to come in packs of 5 or 6 (I'm not quite sure which) and each pack costs around £1.20.
They also come in a mint flavour, but I can't really provide an opnion on them because I haven't tried them.
Creamy, bubbly, white chocolate on a layer of crunchy biscuit all covered in delicious milk chocolate....... what more is required to satisfy an attack of the munchies or need for a chocolate fix.
The bars are about 4 inches long (and when it comes to chocolate, yes size is everything!) and there are 6 individually wrapped biscuits in a packet so plenty to share, although having eaten the first one you may find sharing diffcult!
The white chocolate is a nice deep layer and really creamy which goes well with the crunchy biscuit on the base. The surrounding milk chocolate is just the right thickness all the way round to compliment the inside.
They are so delicious that I don't usually bother to look at the calories etc as I am a firm believer of the old saying "a little of everything does you good!" However, for those people who like to be a bit more careful each biscuit contains the following:
Calories 126 6% of daily allowance
Sugars 12.1g 13%
Fat 6.6g 9%
Saturates 4.0g 20%
Salt 0.12g 2%
Now that I know what is in them it still wouldn't put me off having one in my lunch box or as a snack some other time as they are just too good to miss.
At about £1.35 per pack they could be considered a little bit more expensive than some chocolate covered biscuits but I recently saw them in ASDA for £1 per pack so did a bit of stocking up! However, I am prepared to pay the higher price as they are so delicious and the chocolate is a good quality, not always the case on cheaper snacks.
There is also a mint variety which I haven't tried as I am not keen on mint and biscuit together but that is just my funny taste buds, I'm sure other people would find them just as creamy, bubbly and crunchy as the original ones.
Must go as need to try one from my new stash to make sure they are ok before the family gets at them!
I remember my first experience with one of these. It was about 5 years ago when i was 9. Dont get me wrong, i was never deprived of chocolate or a treat when i was little and my mum was forever buying me chocolate treats while out at the shops. But never had she bought these, we usually had the same things week in week out, kit kats etc.
So one day i was at my friends house we were offered a biscuit, i happily accepted. I was handed a FOX'S ECHO. I had no clue what it was but i thouroughly enjoyed it. I remember enjoying it very much, but up until a couple of weeks ago i hadnt seen a pack of these in my shops. So as i was helping out with the shopping and spotted i ECHOs i pleaded with my mum to let me put them in the trolley and thank goodness she let me..
The packaging was just as i had rememberd, a blue paperish feeling wrapper with the word ECHO written on it in white writing. These come in different varietys including, mint orange and honeycomb, but i setteled for the plain chocolate ones.
Each bar contains 132 calories- not too good, but i suppose not to bad for what it was.
Anyway, on arriving home and while helping to unpack and put away the shopping i came across the ECHOs. i tried to fight temptation but i couldnt so i uncarefully wripped open the packet and took out a buiscuit. i unwrapped the wrapper and took a great sniff. The smell wasnt to overpowering, as i got closer too the bar i could undoubtadly smell chocolate, dont get me wrong, but it wasnt too strong.
I took a bite out of the bar and woooow. i had forgotten how good these little treats were. YUM! The bar is in three layers, the botton layer is a chocolate bicuit, almost llike a bourbon. Ontop of the buscuit is a reasonably thick layer of bubbly white chocolate- almost like an aero, and on top of the white chocolate layer there is a fairly thin layer of milk chocolate. Each of these flavours mixed well together and left my taste buds dancing. Luckily i dont seem to put any weight on so i think that i will definitly be purchasing these little monsters again!
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Echo bars are produced by Fox's, so you'd expect quality products from a company with such a long history of knowledge, experience and expertise. I'm glad to say these are good quality and very tasty!
Echo bars are sold in a multipack of 6 individually wrapped bars and can be found in the biscuit section of most supermarkets and several convenience stores. They're quite popular, though not as well-known as other products within the Fox's or McVities range. The plastic wrapper is dark blue in colour, with lighter blue circles as part of the design to suggest bubbles, complimenting the type of chocolate you'll find inside the bar.
A pack of six usually costs around £1.29 (Tesco) which is a little expensive in my opinion, though I look at these as a more luxurious chocolate biscuit treat.
Each Echo bar is of a good proportion, making it a good snack or treat that will keep hunger pangs away for a while without resting too heavily in your stomach. Per bar these contain 132 calories and 6.9g of fat, which is about average and what I would expect in something like this.
Echo bars are described as "bubbly smooth white chocolate on a chocolate biscuit covered in milk chocolate". They're shaped, as you can see by the picture, like an oblong semi-circle. When you peel off the wrapper, you can smell the rich chocolate and it looks just as tempting with it's smooth round surface on the top of the bar.
Biting into it from the top down, you go through soft, delicate white chocolate, which is bubbly as promised. Then you hit the chocolate biscuit, which is crunchy and compliments the chocolate very well. It's different to an ordinary biscuit in the sense that it has more chocolate, the majority of which is the white bubblyness in the center, and it tastes like a good quality treat, that little bit more special than a regular confectionary bar or biscuit. They're also of a good depth, partially because of the semi-circular shape, so it feels more satisfying to eat.
I believe these are also sold with two other flavours of bubbly chocolate on the inside: orange and mint.
I would definitely recommend giving these a try, especially if they're on offer (currently £1 in Tesco 07/09) as they're delicious. All the goodness of smooth, rich and bubbly chocolate, mixed with refreshingly crunchy biscuit. Yum :o)
These biscuits should possibly be renamed 'the bane of my life' Ok, slight over exaggeration, but seriously these things should come with a health warning. Something along the lines of CAUTION! ADDICTIVE BISCUITY GOODNESS CONTAINED WITHIN.
Fox's echo bars are a snack of pure joy for a chocoholic like me. Probably because it's more chocolate than biscuit. They are made up of a biscuit base which is then covered with a layer of chocolate bubbles (bit like aero) and encased in a thin layer of milk chocolate. As far as I know, there are three varieties - well, I have only tried three. The regular one, where the bubbly part is white chocolate, a mint one and an orange one. I can't pick a favourite because I just love them all.
Some people not so keen on an overload of chocolate, might find these biscuits a little sickly, but I think the bubbliness of the chocolate prevents them being too rich. The packaging is a mellow blue wrapper, and each bar within is individually wrapped for freshness. But who cares about the outside, when you put this in your mouth? All you care about is how it melts and is crunchy at the same time, and just bursts with scrummyness all over your taste buds.
I particularly enjoy these when they have been in the fridge, and they're lovely with a cup of tea or coffee. My only complaint is that they're so nice, I could quite easily eat all six from a pack in one sitting. They're not that big. But I am just a greedy so and so. This is not a good thing when these biscuits are packed full of sugar and fat, and lovely, creamy, delicious, chocolatey, bubbly, gorgeousness, ARGH!
These can be bought for around 87p per pack of six which I find to be a reasonable price. I just daren't buy too many as they can be demolished in seconds.
These bars have been around for a good few years now but I remember them when they were 'new'. Since then, they've undergone a complete packaging revamp - the packets are now a black colour with a green leaf/vine type design which is really nice and makes them look different. However, if you were to go by their looks alone it might be a bit misleading as you'd probably assume mint and dark chocolate!
The bars are quite small - a small finger, but quite thick - and come in packs of about 8, each individually wrapped. So if you're still left feeling peckish after one...This is quite useful if you're taking one on the go or can't stop once you have an open packet and can smell the food. It also makes them good for lunchboxes. Obviously the downside is that it's wasteful packaging...
The bars themselves are milk chocolate. When you bit into them, you get the satisfying crunchy sound, which is the inside biscuit base and of course chocolate. Looking at the cross section of the bit you've just bitten into, you have a chunk of lovely bubbly white chocolate on top of a thinner milk/plain chocolate base, all coated in lovely milk chocolate. Yum!
Obviously the downside is the calories - the chocolate itself has a nice range of textures from all the different components, and the tastes blend well together. I'm usually satisfied after one or two fingers, and so eight fingers go a pretty long way!
There are so many chocolate bars out there to choose from, especially if you visit a newsagents, the counters are stacked up with them all the way from the floor to the serving surface. If you buy them in supermarkets though you can buy in multi-packs, therefore saving you a few precious pennies. My favourite bar at the moment is the Fox's Mint Chocolate Echo Bar. It comes in a pack of six and costs around £1.00 for the multipack depending upon where you buy it from, I shop at Sainsbury's and they always have them on sale there.
The bar is about the size of an individual twix finger, if that makes sense, so not to big and not too small, just right in my opinion. As you bite into the bar to reveal the middle you'll see that it is infact made up of two sections. The top half is minty bubbly chocolate and the bottom a chocolate flavoured biscuit which is very crunchy and gives the bar a lovely texture. The combination of the mint and chocolate works really well together and always reminds me of the after eight mints that my family eats around Christmas time as the taste is very similar. If you're a fan of after eights then you'll definitely enjoy these Echo bars.
They are quite light so won't make you pile on the pounds, each bar contains just over 100 calories, which isn't bad dor a choclolate bar, although i accept they are fairly small. Well recommded.
In Tesco these Fox's Echo Bars are £1.08 for a six pack so that's reasonable value for a brand name product I think though of course a special offer wouldn't go amiss!
These chocolate bars aren't quite sure if they want to be chocolate or if they want to be biscuits and that's what I really like about them. When I bite into them, they're soft at first with all the aerated white chocolate filling beneath the milk chocolate outer layer just like you'd expect a chocolate bar to be (think Aero), then I hit the biscuit base at the bottom and it all comes together.
I think it's definetely a unique chocolate biscuit bar and the blend of flavours as well as textures is what makes it so nice. The only problem I have with these is that one small bar is just never enough. Though you might think "well have two or three then", there's an amazing 6.6g of fat and 12.1g of sugar in just one of these tiny things so that's not such a good idea!
A lovely bite on occasion but not an everyday biscuit I don't think. Something like a Kit Kat might be quite as tempting but it's much less fattening and a little more filling.
"Temptingly smooth mint chocolate with a crunchy biscuit base"
The packaging first attracted me to these biscuits, sitting on the shelf next to all the brightly packaged biscuits these stood out, this packaging is almost a bit gothic!
Its dark green and black, with a shape that looks like a black butterfly in the background and curly silver letters saying 'Echo'.
The pack contains 6 bars and each one is packaged the same as the outisde packaging.
Each bar is long and narrow, with a curved top. The bar is coated in milk chocolate and the same Echo wording is carved into the top.
If you bite into it, you can see the layer of green, bubbly mint chocolate in the top half and the bottom half is brown, chocolate flavoured biscuit.
The textures combine gorgeously; smooth milk chocolate, bubbly mint chocolate and crunchy biscuit.
Mostly, you can smell the mintiness of this bar along with the milder creamy chocolate smell.
Now the most important bit; the taste!
The main taste is mint, its quite strong similar to mint aeros, it blends nicely with the lesser taste of milk chocolate too. usually mint is combined with dark chocolate so these are different.
The biscuit has a chocolatey taste too so these are a very sweet biscuit, great for sweet tooths.
So mint chocolate, milk chocolate and more chocolate!!
The mint is the taste that stays in your mouth for the longest.
They do another version of these in blue packaging (as in the pic) which are white chocolate instead of mint, nice too but these are my favourites.
Each bar contains 126 calories, 12.1g of sugars, 6.6g of fat and 0.12g of salts.
Not a bad calorie content as they are quite small but lots of sugar! But thats what you expect from a chocolate biscuit isn't it?
A 6 pack of these will set you back about £1.
My new favourite biscuit, good for dunking in a cup of tea or coffee too (I dunk everything)!
Close your eyes. Imagine a chocolate biscuit and a mint Aero and then cover it in chocolate. I agree, it is a dream. But the good news is that Fox's have made it reality!
I have it on good authority that you can also get these in an orange flavour and a simple chocolate version but, for me, it has to be mint.
Each biscuit is about the size of an average second finger (to avoid people trying to work out what feet and inches are!) and the packet comes with six individually wrapped fingers. For the sake of completeness, I can confirm that these tend to last either one or two sittings! :o)
The joy of this product is in the quality crispness of the biscuit and the fluffy light texture of the minty bit. It is incredibly good.
These would be great in as a lunchbox treat but I would personally not share them with children... or anyone else for that matter!
---Warnings and stuff---
The biscuits are made in a factory where nuts are handled (always a great gag!) and the good news is that, despite clearly having been made by Foxes, they are suitable for vegetarians! :o)
The bad news is that if you have a cows milk, soya, wheat or gluten intolerance, these biscuits do contain all of those ingredients.
For a packet of six, you can normally expect to pay 99p but they seem to be on offer quite regularly. However, they are more around the 80p mark in Wilkinson's and have been for some time.
---So, what should you do...---
Fox's are a top notch biscuit maker and I cannot remember having a Fox's biscuit that was not perfection. Taste, quality, crispness - Fox's attention to detail ensures that their biscuits are quite simply the best.
In my opinion, Fox's Echo Bars - and the mint ones in particular - are the best of their excellent range. We all know Fox's biscuits as those high class biscuit treats that we head for a Christmas time - well, with Echo biscuits, you will not be able to wait until Christmas! Treat yourself now!
Yep this is yet another review of something chocolate, I don't know how on earth I've managed to test so many chocolate things without exploding, oh well I might as well tell you what they're like. Fox's Echo Bars are a tasty chocolate treat that are almost a biscuit, very nice is you need some chocolate and quickly though.
I bought a packet of 8 for £1.11 from Tesco which was quite a good deal. I think they may have recently changed their packaging as the big plastic wrapper that holds them all together is very pretty. It's blue with a big black butterfly in the middle and lots of other little black butterflies floating around it. In the middle of the packet on top of the butterfly picture is the name Echo. On the back of the packet are the ingredients and the nutritional information. Inside the packet each chocolate bar is wrapped packaging that looks the same.
The ingredients are:
Milk Chocolate (46%), White Chocolate (28%), Wheatflour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Cocoa Powder, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Salt, Dried Skimmed Milk, Flavouring, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Milk Chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Butteroil, Dried Whey, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, White Chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Butteroil, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring
Contains Gluten, Contains Milk, Contains Soya\Soybeans, Contains Wheat, Suitable for Vegetarians, Made In A Factory Which Uses Nut Ingredients.
Each biscuit contains:
126kcal, 6% of your GDA
12.1g, 13% of your GDA
6.6g, 9% of your GDA
4g, 20% of your GDA
0.1g, 2% of your GDA
The biscuits are about 12cms long and about 1cm high. The bicuits are basically, a biscuit base topped with white chocolatey cream and then the whole lot is covered in chocolate to make it look very appetising. You can't really smell anything but it tastes really good.
The chocolate on top is nice, it melts easy and has a nice milk chocolate taste to it. The cream inside is really bubbly and taste sweet and creamy. You can't really taste the biscuit because of all the other flavours in this treat but it is crunchy which I think is the best way for a biscuit to be.
Overall I think that these are a really great chocolate bar/biscuit and do well as a treat but shouldn't be eaten too often as they are very unhealthy. I also recommend the mint version of these as it's very refreshing. 10 out of 10.
Crunchy choc biscuit base with a layer of white chocolate bubbles wrapped real milk chocolate. Also available in honeycomb.