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      13.01.2010 22:29
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      Good to have on standby at home or work

      What biscuits to buy for the Board Meeting? This question used to trouble me until I found these!

      I am a PA by trade and often have to get biscuits in for meetings. This seemingly simple task is actually quite difficult because people can be 'particular' about biscuits, some like chocolate, some won't touch it, some prefer creams, some loathe them etc etc.

      The Fox's Favourites Selection solves this. You get a selection of creams, plains, choccies, and also the all important jammie biscuits for no more than £1.99 (I have seen them in the 99p shop recently though). One packet usually lasts 2 hours in a meeting of 6 people, and there's usually enough for at least 2 biscuits per person. The variety means that most people usually find the one they like.

      The quality of the biscuits is good, as one would expect from Fox's really, and ALL of them dunk well.

      This selection is also useful to have at home in case you have guests, as, because they're such a big packet, you would be less tempted to dip in at other times!

      So basically, these are ideal if you are entertaining at home or in work as there's something for all biscuit tastes. And they are really tasty!

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      10.03.2009 15:44
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      Worth a go!

      When it comes to munching biscuits I'm quite a fan I have to admit. Well anything unhealthy I love to be totally honest with you and I'm lucky I'm not the size of a house... yet!

      I went to Sainsbury's yesterday with nothing I needed to buy in mind and found myself treating myself to junk food once again! I saw a packet of these at the special offer price of 99p and it was a bargain too good to miss and my thinking was to munch through these with the biggest cup of tea you've ever seen whilst watching mind numbing soaps on an otherwise boring Monday night in!

      The Packaging....

      Large flatish packet that is rather colourful that covers a black plastic tray and you rip it down the side and it slides off easily. On the front there is lots of coloured blocked squares with a biscuit in each and I am told in multi-coloured lettering that they are Fox Favourites 'Since 1853' which are a delicious assortment of chocolate creams & plain biscuits and contain 11 varieties perfect for sharing (or not... if your me lol), the size is stated clearly on the left hand side of the packet (in my case that is 300g) and finally the best before date in black is stamped on. On the back of the packet once again I'm told who they are made by and what they are, I'm told a bit about the product, ingredients for each biscuit are listed along with allergy advice, storage instructions are given, contact details for Fox Biscuits are given, size is once again stated and finally the bar-code is displayed on there. I do like the wrapper as it's nice and colourful and feel there is well enough information on there to make an informed choice as to whether you should be eating them or not however no nutritional information is listed at all! Some of the information is also given on the back of the packet in a foreign language (though which?) I don't know I have enough troubles speaking the English language half the time lol).

      A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Packet....

      When we opened our bakehouse in Victorian Yorkshire we were infatuated with quality and delighted in giving pleasure to our customers.

      The Biscuits....

      In my case I have 22 biscuits which are 11 different varieties so you get two of each 'flavour'.

      1) Chocolate Cookie....

      Is brown, quite flat and round with lots of milk chocolate chips throughout that you can see. The chocolate pieces are of nice quality but the overall thing is a bit boring and the cookie itself is rather sweet and not all that chocolate flavoured really part from you hit the little chocolate chunks. They are ok and they do melt in the mouth well enough and are fine for a quick dunk in tea or coffee though don't hover about to much as it will split lol

      2) Chocolate Digestive....

      Flat and of milk chocolate, has a few ridgy ripples of chocolate over the sweet-meal base which is golden and crunchy and has sweet-meal written on it. Not too chewy, there isn't a great deal of chocolate on it and again like the cookie, for me is a bit overly sweet but having said that it is of good quality it just comes down to how sweet you like your biscuits! No comparison to Cadbury's, Cadbury's would win the taste test hands down against this!

      3) Chocolate Bourbon....

      Oblong with bourbon written on it this is a chocolate brown colour of course. It as a thin layer of chocolate cream through the middle and again rather sweet tasting. Having said that I've always found bourbon biscuits to be rather tasteless and bland and this isn't it's quite nice and robust and great for dunking. Melts in the mouth and is crunchy when chewing it!

      4) Custard Cream....

      Again not a favourite of mine at all to be fair. Light yellow in colour it tells me it's a custard cream on both sides of the biscuit and has a decent splodge of custard inside. Texturally I'm not overly keen as I found this a bit gritty' and again as with the other biscuits I've described so far, for me is a bit too sweet but where this differs so far is rather than getting a sugary taste there's a sort of artificial sweetness running through this and I really didn't like them at all!

      5) Jam and Cream Biscuit....

      Much like a Jammy dodger in appearance. Light yellow in colour, 2 plain biscuits with jam and cream to the middle of it of which you can see some red strawberry 'set' jam'. Attractive to look at and a very nice biscuit indeed. Robust it really is so great for dunking, it's easy to munch on and is nice and crunchy. I like the amount of jam and cream in this and it isn't too sweet it's just simply very nice!

      6) Finger Cream....

      Two long creamy coloured biscuits held together by a generous helping of a very sweet, set cream inside to hold the together. Rather boring to my taste-buds, again ok for dunking and really quite a plain biscuit to look at and I imagine if sharing them one of the one's that always gets left cos no one wants it lol. It's ok but it has nothing really to it flavour-wise unless you really want to eat sugar!

      7) Golden Crunch Cream....

      Two rounds of rough golden round biscuits with a whitish cream in the middle these are simply gorgeous! My favourite biscuit of all time anyway and my only real sadness is that you only get two of them in this pack! Sugary and they melt in the mouth not great for dunking these but tasty they really are! Thy are so easy and unfussy to eat and I like the way out of all the biscuits they hold well and don't crumble all over me!

      8) Chocolate Crunch Cream....

      As above but with chocolate cream rather than a white cream in the centre. I'm not keen on these again cos they are two sweet and not chocolaty enough for my palette, they just have a cheapness to them and an unnatural taste. I find them rather gritty and they make me rather thirsty and I'm not one keen bit keen on them!

      9) Plain Golden Crunch

      A quite flat golden biscuit which texturally is rough. It melts in the mouth and has a delicious light taste of golden syrup as you crunch through it. Not too sweet this is really a nice biscuit though not great for dunking once again but tasty and simple it is!

      10) Shortcake Round

      Light golden, round and sprinkled with sugar again to the eyes not very pleasing but it tastes ok. Not really anything like good old fashioned shortcake and it isn't buttery enough but saying that it is robust to dunk just a little on the flavourless side for me and lacks that creaminess I was expecting to melt in my mouth.

      11) Shortcake Square...

      As the shortcake round. Same colour just the shape is different and taste wise it's the same!

      Overall...

      You will impress people by having a variety of biscuits on offer and overall they taste ok. They just don't look impressive cos what you do actually possess is a box of rather basic biscuits and there is nothing to fight over really. They taste good quality depending on how sweet you like your stuff to be and at 99p (instead of £2.99) in Sainbury's at the moment I would encourage you to try them at least as value for money they are! Considering a packet of ordinary biscuits usually costs more than this least you look like you've made an effort if you offer these to your guests!

      Not the most exciting biscuits in the world but at this price a must try!

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        15.01.2004 17:53
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        am sure a faint hint of coconut is also present. The filling has a buttery taste, and is also very sweet, and the biscuits are beautifully crunchy, but do tends to leave a lot of crumbs. There is a slight syrupy aftertaste with the biscuits, but it only adds to the flavour. Milk Chocolate Crunch ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679;●●●● A curiously shaped chocolate covered biscuit. Formed into a shamrock, the biscuit is thin, and has a thick coating of rippled milk chocolate, onto which piped lines of dark chocolate add a decorative effect. The chocolate covering tastes smooth and creamy, and the biscuit within, is of the Digestive variety, and is rather dry and crumbly. These biscuits again are very small, and if it were not for the presence of the chocolate, the biscuit within would be far too dry for my taste. Jam Sandwich Cream ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679;●●●● Forget Jammy Dodgers. Fox?s jam sandwich creams make Dodgers pale into insignificance. The biscuits are circular in shape, and made of two pale coloured biscuit, the top one having a hole in its middle, sandwiched together with a cream filling with a generous amount of jam in the upper biscuit?s hole. The surface of the top biscuit is formed into a swirling design and the jam is covered in a sugary coating. These taste divine. The perfect crunchy texture of the biscuit, combines with the stick raspberry flavoured jam and the sugary sweet cream filling. Bourbon Cream ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679; The bourbon cream variety are rectangular shaped biscuits, formed from a chocolate flavoured biscuit, sandwiched together with a real chocolate, rather than a chocolate fondant centre. The surface of the biscuit have tiny fork holes, and the name
        of the biscuit engraved into their surfaces. These biscuits will not appeal to those people who are not fond of anything too sweet, as the chocolate, combined with the huge amounts of sugar and of course the biscuit, makes for a very sugary treat. I, however, adore these, and although Bourbons have been around for years, Fox?s certainly have perfected their recipe. Butter Crinkle Crunch ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679;●●●● The largest biscuit in the pack! The Crinkle Crunches are a large, circular biscuit, beautifully golden in colouring, and have a ?crinkled? appearance to their surface. Fox?s seem to have perfected a buttery flavour to their biscuits, and this one is no exception. The biscuit is crumbly, and has a sweet, syrupy taste, which combines with the butter to melt in the mouth when eating. Although this biscuit doesn?t look particularly exciting, the taste is amazing. Viennese Chocolate Sandwich ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679;●●●●●●●●●● The Viennese Sandwich is similar in appearance to that of the Triple, but it is a slightly wider biscuit, and is formed of two rectangular halves of golden coloured Viennese biscuit, sandwiched together with a thick slab of real milk chocolate. The biscuit has a slightly dry texture, and almost bunches into a ball when it is eaten, leaving a thick coating on the tongue. This might not sound overly appealing, but the softness of this biscuit is its selling point, and the chocolate within tastes creamy and smooth, only adding to the overall experience. Definitely one of my favourites. Double Chocolate Chip Cookie ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679;●●●●●●●●●● The Cooki
        es are double the size of most cookie type biscuits that can be purchased, and have an appealing brown crinkled surface which positively reeks of chocolate. I must say that the smell is very similar to Cadbury, and each cookie is generously dotted with large chocolate chips. The taste is no less appealing, and surprisingly enough, the cookies are not overly sweet. I would imagine that the amount of sugar has been reduced, due to the inclusion of the chocolate, which melts in the mouth, as well as the biscuit. Perfect. Sports ●●●●● I have never been able to see the appeal in Sports biscuits. Shaped as a large rectangle, the biscuits look to be made of the shortcake variety and are pale yellow in colouring, with some golden hues towards the edges. The surface of the biscuit has a picture of a stick man swinging a baseball bat, which is embossed into the biscuit, but the taste of these leave me cold. They are very nondescript, and leave a nasty floury aftertaste. Chocolate Crunch Creams ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679;●●●●●●● The chocolate crunch creams are small circular shaped biscuits, based on the design of the golden crunch creams, but instead made from a chocolate flavoured biscuit. The surface is crinkled and looks very similar to that of a ginger biscuit, apart from the colour, which is a suitable muddy brown. The biscuits are crisp and crumbly, and again it is pleasant to note that not only had real milk chocolate been used for the filling, but also the biscuit is not overly sweet. Milk Chocolate Shortcake ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679;●●●●●● I am sure these are Sports biscuits in disguise. Formed from a rectangular shaped shortcake biscuit, the addition of a rippled milk chocolate cov
        ering, makes these far more palatable, and I could happily eat two or three in one sitting. The biscuits are very thin, but the milk chocolate covering is delightfully creamy, combining well with the crispness of the biscuit within. Rich Tea Finger Creams ●●●●●●●●●●●& #9679;●●●●●● The finger creams are formed from two rectangular pieces of Rich Tea biscuit, having a serrated decorated edge, and sandwiched together with a cream fondant filling. Rich Tea on their own can seem rather bland, but the addition of the fondant makes these creams suitably sweet. The cream has a vanilla taste, rather than a sugary sweet one, thus not making the end result too sickly. Although there is no warning on the pack, I would imagine that these biscuits are made in an environment where nuts are present, so please be careful if you have a nut intolerance. The best thing about Fox?s biscuits, is the absence of overly sweet chocolate fondant in their fillings. No, Fox?s see fit to use PROPER chocolate, which adds to the flavour of their biscuits, and is one of the reasons I always a buy a large container at Christmas. Of course, the luxury versions are nice, but I much prefer the Favourites, as we all manage to east far too much chocolate at Christmas, and the varieties within this container are perfect for dunking in tea, or for munching as a snack when the chocolate overload has reached exasperation point. Of course, the price is appealing too, and I will not be complaining at spending ten pence per biscuit, despite there being Sports biscuits in the container, which none of us like. Fox?s have been trading since 1853 and have perfected the biscuit recipe. Go and buy some for Christmas. Fox?s Biscuits PO Box 10, Batley, West Yorkshire. WF17 5JG

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        Foxs Favourites Selection - A large 900g variety selection of Fox's favourite biscuits.