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If you have read my other reviews you will know how much I love Fox's biscuits. These Jam and creams are no exception.Growing up I didn't like Jammie dodgers too much. So when my husband decided to buy some I wasn't so sure. The biscuits come in a long thin red packet, with a plastic tray inside. Inside the plastic tray are about 12 biscuits with 3 biscuits to a compartment. This makes the biscuits feel special as if their so nice they need to be kept secure and protected. Each biscuit is about 4cm wide and 1 thick. In the middle is a layer of white cream, with jam on top, sandwiched between two shortbread biscuits.The top biscuit has a some fancy pattern ontop and a small heart shape cut out which reveals the jam underneath. The jam has a little sugar sprinkled on top. It is a rule that you must lick the jam from the heart before eating the rest. Alot of people also break it in half and eat the two bits seperate but I think this spoils the overall effect. Usually I am partial to dipping biscuits in tea or coffee but I have found these don't need it. They are perfectly crunchy with a buttery taste. The jam is lovely and chewy and stringy with the mixture of the hard icing cream. I bought these for £1 but i'm sure prices vary differently. For me they are a luxurious version of a jammie dodger.And as with most fox's biscuits you will not be able to stop at just one.
We almost always have a packet of these in the cupboard, they bring back childhood memories for me as I remember my Nan always used to have these in her biscuit tin whereas we always had Jammie Dodgers, therefore these were always seen as a treat when we went to my Nan's! These biscuits are available in most shops and I have seen them in all of the supermarkets. They cost less than £1 for a packet of 10 but can quite often be found on offer such as half price. The packaging is now different to that shown above. It is now deep red in colour with large pictures of the biscuits on and also pictures of raspberries. The new packaging is a lot more modern and fun and I imagine it will appeal to children aswell as adults. Opening the packet is easy and inside you are greeted with a plastic tray which houses 10 biscuits, 2 in each row. Once opened, the remaining biscuits will need to be wrapped up or stored in a tin as otherwise they go soft quite quickly. The biscuits are a sandwich biscuit. There are 2 biscuits with cream in the middle and a hole in the top biscuit which is filled with sugar coated raspberry flavoured jam. The biscuits are about 4cm round. I always like to eat one half of my biscuit before the other! I bite the bottom half (the one coated in cream) off and eat that first and save the jammy bit until last! The biscuits themselves taste very creamy and have a lovely flavour to them. The cream is thick and not at all sickly, instead quite moreish. The jam is my favourite part because it tastes lovely! It has a lovely raspberry taste to it and the sugar that is on top of it makes it lovely and sweet. Together, the parts of the biscuit all taste really nice, they are sweet and creamy and I can never stop at just 1. Each biscuit contains 80 calories, 4.9g sugar, 3.8g fat, 2.1g saturates and 0.08g salt. Now these biscuits are quite unhealthy - especially when I can easily polish off 3 or 4 at a time! However, everyone deserves a treat now and again and these are great for those times. I really like these biscuits and we will continue to buy them, they are good value for money and excellent quality. Recommended.
Fox's biscuits have never let me down so far and I was looking for some biscuits and came across these. Now I would say these Jam'n'Cream are a very summer time biscuit as they make me think of cream teas and Wimbledon but I don't think they're special edition. The packaging is quite different to that which is shown in the picture. I think it's fantastic, it's dark red with the familiar Fox's logo on the front, over the pack are pictures of the biscuits, whirls of jam and cream and raspberries and leaves strewn around. It makes for very attractive packaging. There are 150g in a pack. Inside the wrapper is a plastic tray which holds five rows of two deep meaning a total of ten biscuits per pack. A pack will cost you roughly 90p and there are often offers on the Fox's range. Each biscuit holds 80 calories sadly so definitely one to be careful with. Each biscuit is quite like a Jammy Dodger but better. You have two rings of soft shortcake biscuit both with a sweet ridged design all around. In between you have a soft layer of crème which almost goes right to the edge and if you look carefully, you can see the edges of a flower design. At the very centre of this sandwich is sticky, chewy raspberry jam and covering it all is a light layer of sugar. These biscuits look great and taste it too. Sometimes I find Jammy Dodgers just too dry but the cream here really makes a difference and makes it more moist and pleasanter to eat and of course, it brings out the fruity taste, as we all know, summer fruits and cream always complement each other well and Fox's have quite sensibly taken advantage of this fact. Sadly before too long, the packet is all gone.
Fox's have been producing quality biscuits since 1853 and was founded by Michael Spedding. Fox's biscuits are produced in 3 factories within the UK..Batley, Kirkham (Lancashire) and Uttoxeter. *Product* Here we have Fox's Creams Jam Rings. These are two round biscuits piped with vanilla cream and a dollop of real raspberry jam which is finished off with a sprinkle of sugar. The biscuits are quite thick and wavy around the edges. The cream is designed like flower petals inside the biscuits and there is a hole in the middle where you can see the jam. *Packaging* The biscuits are slotted in 2's into a plastic tray and then put into a tear open plastic wrapper. The outer wrapper is a sophisticated red shade. The top and sides of the wrapper has the Fox's logo, product name and some tempting images of the biscuits. The underside of the wrapper has the nutritional information, ingredients and allergy advice, how to store and details of how to contact the company. *Ingredients* Wheatflour , Vegetable Oil , Sugar , Raspberry Jam (10%) , Glucose Syrup , Dried Whole Milk , Dried Skimmed Milk , Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup , Salt , Raising Agents: Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate , Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin , Natural Flavourings , Raspberry Jam contains Sucrose Syrup, Raspberries, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Invert Sugar, Gelling Agent: Pectin , Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid . Suitable for vegetarians. *Nutrition* Each biscuit contains : 80 kcal 4.9g sugar 2.1g fat 0.08g salt *Availability and Price* Fox's biscuits are available in supermarkets, corner shops and bargain stores. There is 10 biscuits in each pack with a total weight of 150g. Current prices Asda 50p Home Bargains 49p Tesco 89p currently on offer at 60p *My Opinion* I like biscuits..just really a little sweet treat for when I am watching the soaps on TV and doing my dooyoo reviews lol! Chocolate biscuits go in the cupboard and hubby has them ate within a day (hes super slim though and eats like a pig). Boo has his custard creams which are his favourite so Mummy needs a pack too..my choice is Fox's Creams Jam Rings. The packaging is appealing to me as I love the colour red and feel it looks fancy and sophisticated. The plastic tray keeps the biscuits nice and safe from breakage. From the appearance of the biscuit, you can see there is a lovely serving of jam and the cream looks quite thin compared to the thickness of the biscuit. The biscuits are a good size and you get about 3 bites or so. The biscuit is quite sweet and has a nice crunch to it. It does leave some crumbs but not a great deal. The vanilla cream is soft and smooth. The jam is very tasty and the you can tell its made with real raspberries as it does not taste synthetic in any way. The little sprinkle of sugar sets it all off nicely. Although the outer biscuit is quite hard when you first bite into it, once its in your mouth, it goes lovely and soft and is very easy to eat. Overall the biscuit is very tasty and the sugar and fat are not bad for a delicious little treat. Though of course, in moderation (says the one that has ate 7 whilst writing this review). At 50p a pack on average, its a great quality brand a biscuit at an affordable price and one which I am highly recommending to you all. Thanks for reading and the remaining 3 Jam Creams are up for grabs for the first 3 raters :)
*Price & Availability* I bought my Fox's Creams Jam Rings from Iceland on a two for £1.50 offer, so 75p a packet. They are currnetly prices at ASda for 50p, Tesco for 81p, Sainsburys for 79p and of course are widely available in supermarkets, frozen food shops and local stores, as Fox's is a popular brand. *Nutritional Bits* Each biscuit contains 80 calories, 4.9g of sugar, 3.8g fat, 2.1g saturates and 0.08g of salt. *The Product and My Thoughts* Each 150g packet contains 12 shortcake sandwich biscuits with cream and raspberry jam filling. The middle has a circular whole cut out where the jam is seen, covered in sugar. The shortcake biscuit is well 'done / baked' and is crumbly to the bite; nice and buttery yet not too sweet. The sweetness lies in the raspberry jam and cream filling, which are both delicious. These are lovely with tea if you are a 'dunker' as the sticky jam and cream filling keeps the shortcake well sandwiched and stuck together so it does not go soggy too quickly. My verdict is a thumbs up. Yes, they are high in calories, but still around the same as a custard cream, but with the added extra of the jam. And to be honest, I'm kind of past caring about calories and fat at the moment; not in the right frame of mind presently. I would definietly buy these again and with Asda having the best deal on at the moment at 50p, that is the place to go for 'em! Recommended for biccie lovers, oh and the little ones love these too, tried and tested!
Fox's Jam Cream Biscuits. These are one of my favourite all time biscuits, and recently they were on offer in my local sainsbury's for two packets for the price of a mere two pounds. They come in an easy to open packet containing 150grams of lovely creamy jam filled biscuits, inside the outter package there is a plastic see through tray where these lovely biscuits sit, and i love them. I enjoy these biscuits with a cuppa, and you find that they have a lovely creamy vanillary centre with a spreading of jam, and they are lovely and thick and they are my all time favourites. Fox'z have been around since 1853 and yes they are at full price a little bit expensive so when i am fortunate to see them at their special offer prices i usually stock up on a few packets. Warning ********** They do contain cows milk, Soya, Wheat and Gluten. The thing i like about this product that they state on their packets that not much has changed in the last one hundred and fifty years, and i truly believe this to be true. The biscuit has a whole in the centre and you can see the jam poking through, i like to eat mine with a mid morning cup of tea. The jam has a little sprinkling of sugar on it.Each biscuit contains 80 calories, sugar at 4.9 grams, and fat 3.8g, saturates 2.1g, and salt 0.08g. They The jam is raspberry jam, and the biscuits are a soft and crumbly shortcake. I also like to have a few packets for when my grandchildren come over to visit, and they are an all time favourite of my parents. I would recommend them to you, they are so nice. Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
I would describe Fox's Jam Cream Biscuits as a guilty pleasure, I don't know why but I always feel naughty when I consume some. It's not something I buy very often as I like to save them as a rare treat but I was in my local Sainsbury's recently when I saw them as part of a "buy 1 get 1 free" promotion. Obviously I could't resist this magnificant offer & just had to purchase some. In the past, although I've loved Jam Ring biscuits, I wasn't too keen on the presence of the cream & preferred ones with just jam in them. However after trying these biscuits from Fox's, I've changed my mind. In these, the cream compliments the jam wonderfully adding to the overall taste experience. My big problem with these biscuits is that once I open a packet, it's extremely difficult to stop eating them until is is completly empty. They are just so more-ish! When these biscuits aren't on offer they are available for around 90p for a packet of 6, which in my opinion is a small price to pay for a moment of complete undulgance & luxury. Get yourself a packet & see what I mean.
I love a nice biscuit and let's face it we do not always want chocolate do we? So where do we turn? Well I used to love Jammie Dodgers as a kid but they are really for the kids and they tend to be a bit boring with too much dry biscuit and not enough jam. Step up Fox`s, Fox`s make some of the best biscuits around and they also make the Jammie dodger for adults, Known as the Fox's Jam Cream Biscuit. These are a flat biscuit base with a generous helping of jam, and vanilla cream topped with another biscuit layer but this time with a hole in the centre so you can see the lovely jam. A 150g packet from Asda costs 69p although they are almost always on two packets for a pound, making them great value for money, there are ten biscuits in each packet and you will find yourself definitely having more than one at a time so thats another reason to take advantage of Asda`s two for a pound offer. The biscuits are very, very tasty with the crunch being just right and the amount of jam and cream being perfect, each biscuit also has a sprinkling of sugar on them just to make them that little bit more special, but unfortunately also that little bit more fattening. Each biscuit contains 80 calories and 4.9g of fat so if you learn to love them as much as I do you also need to learn to limit the amount you eat because I could easily go half a packet in one sitting but dare not!!
To be honest, I've never been a huge fan of Fox's products, I've always found their stuf to be quite hit-and-miss, some things they make are excellent, some things are very very poor. I would say that these biscuits fall into the former category, these biscuits are the bees knees. Fox's have re-named these biscuits 'Jam Rings', in fact, to give them their full title: 'Fox's Creams Jam Rings with Real Raspberry Jam'. Quite a mouthful but this is appropriate as one biscuit is the perfect size to fit into my greedy mouth in one go if the mood takes me (which it often does). Similar in design to Jammy Dodgers, these consist of (from bottom to top) a biscuit, a layer of vanilla cream, raspberry jam and the topped with another biscuit with a hole in the middle with the jam exposed. Unlike Jammy Dodgers though, the different layers here have a more distinctive taste whereas I find that the layers in a Jammy Dodger all seem to mould into one when being eaten. The biscuit is a really nice, crumbly variety, buttery and shortbread-like, it has a nice taste and texture to it. The cream part of the biscuit is really rich but not sickly, they seem to have got the balance just right with this. The jam is nice, has a strong but not overpowering taste of raspberry. There is just the right amount of each of the ingredients, and they all compliment each other perfectly. Accoring to the packet, each biscuit contains 80 calories, 4.9g of sugar, 3.8g of fat and 0.08g of salt. Lets be honest, for biscuits, thats not bad at all. BUT (now for the bas news) each biscuit also contains 2.1g of saturates. That doesn't sound alot but put into the context that this is 11% of your recommended daily allowance of saturates, this is quite high. For me, the real test of a biscuit is how it stands up to some serious tea dunking. These do a good job. Their taste is seriously enhanced by being dunked in a hot cup of tea for a few seconds. Be careful though, I've found that around 3 or 4 seconds is the maximum amount of 'dunk time', any more than that and you run the risk of losing some of your biscuit in the tea. Thats an unpleasant experience to say the least. Each 150g pack of these badboys are supposed to be around 80 pence each but they are often on offer in most of the supermarkets so you can always snap up a bargain. Just keepo your eyes peeled for the bright red packaging.
Fox's Jam Cream Biscuits are quickly becoming my favourite biscuits ever! To start with the outer biscuit that engulfs the jam is not too crunchy, more soft and wispy; it's subtle and delicate which makes for a great taste. The soft cream smoothed over the biscuit is sweet like icing and just delicious. Finally the creme de la creme; the gooey raspberry jam sprinkled lightly with sugar to create the perfect biscuit. Each 150g packet contains 10 biscuits, be sure to be a few packets because these go down like a treat, and are gone before you know it. At just 80 calories per biscuits, they're a nice treat, but be careful not to be too overindulgent! In addition there's just 4.9g of sugar, and 3.8g of fat, so you can be sure that the biscuit you're eating is much better than having a chocolate bar as an equivalent. Today as I was in my local supermarket I could resit buying this little package of delight. Who dares to question the price at just 97p for 10 of these yummy munchies? Unfortunately they were too irresistible, and within the hour, all 10 had been eaten and went down just great! These biscuits are suitable for vegetarians, which means everyone can enjoy the goodness of Fox's best biscuits. Make sure you buy some the next time you are shopping... you won't be disappointed!
I have one grumble about Fox`s Jam and Cream biscuits and that is there aren't enough in the packet so if you are forced to share it means that you go on short rations. Fox`s are the business when it comes to biscuits, they know which buttons to press. These jam and cream sandwich biscuits are particularly tempting as the combination works well. Fox`s also make a plain jam sandwich which are good too, but the cream version takes some beating. This is among one the biscuits that I would seriously consider hiding in the very back of my cupboard, Selfish? Not one little bit, but if I put myself out to go and buy them then why shouldn't the pleasure all be mine? Anyway without sounding sexist Fox`s have dressed these as `girly` biscuits, the plastic packet is deep pink. I am sure that many biscuit manufacturers realise that females just find it hard to walk past their treats. Just to tease you a little further and make things even more unbearable they have three jam sandwich creams line dancing on the front of the bright pink packet. In all honesty I should be thinking of enrolling for a line dancing or Salsa class rather than drooling over a packet of biscuits. (We all have our dreams!) Take off the pink wrapper and the supermodel biscuits are lazing in a clear plastic tray. Each biscuit comprises of two circular shortcake biscuits sandwiched together with jam and cream. The bottom biscuit is whole and the top biscuit has a porthole. Through the porthole you can see the raspberry jam which is speckled with sugar crystals. To create an extra special finish Fox`s have created decorative ripples on the surface of the shortcake biscuits, as if they aren't good enough already! When you take a bite of the biscuit, which could be eaten whole if you were desperate enough, the crystallised raspberry jam is quite `set` and directly around the edge in the middle of the sandwiched biscuits is a sweet rich vanilla flavoured cream. If you have a sweet tooth then these are ideal for you, I have an extra sweet tooth and can manage a packet without any problem. Fox`s jam and cream would be ruined by a dunk and if you try to dissect them they tend to fall apart at the seams. The biscuit could be described as an upmarket Jammy Dodger (without the cream) or a posh Happy Face maybe. I like to think that Fox`s provide biscuits for the discerning and rather than being a wine buff or an expert on Nouvelle cuisine I am a biscuit connoisseur and can offer good advice to anyone on how to select the best. Of course Fox`s bake so many high quality biscuits and have done so for years. If you choose a packet of Jam and Cream sandwich biscuits you wont be disappointed I assure you.
These are the Fox's equivalent of the infamous Jammie Dodgers. Why fix something that's not broken? Well let's take a look at these and see if the differences between the two are vast and if they are beneficial. These biscuits are made up of a round biscuit base, a dollop of vanilla flavoured cream, a generous dollop of raspberry jam, and a second round biscuit on the top, sandwiching it together. This top biscuit has a round hole in the centre, enabling the jam to peep through. Sugar is then sprinkled on the top of the jam, and the top biscuit has a swirled design on it. The 150g packet of yummy biscuits will cost £0.88 but at the minute Sainsburys are doing a promotional offer where you can get 2 packets for £1.20, saving you 32p. Each biscuit contains Calories 80 4%, Sugar 4.9g 5%, Fat 3.8g 6%, Saturates 2.1g 11%, Salt 0.08g 1% of your guideline daily amount. At 80 calories a biscuit, these really are a treat! Ingredients Wheatflour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Raspberry Jam (10%), Glucose Syrup, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Skimmed Milk, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents: Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Natural Flavourings, Raspberry Jam contains Sucrose Syrup, Raspberries, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Invert Sugar, Gelling Agent: Pectin, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid. I'm undecided whether these are better than Jammie Dodgers. I'm not sure you could ever replace them, but these are a very good alternative, especially as they are slightly different with the vanilla cream filling. However, I do believe they are slightly smaller in diameter than the Jammie Dodgers.
As a massive fan of all things biscuit, I thought these would be worth a try. Fox are a renowned company who have yet to make a truly horrendous biscuit! The taste: There are a few taste sensations going on here. With the inner bit, you get the smooth vanilla filing, which does taste quite sweet and sugary, but it is a small dollop so you won't feel too sick on it. The shortcake section is my favourite bit, it breaks easily without crumbling everywhere and has a delightful crunch to it when eaten fresh from the pack. On top of this, there is the little hole in the middle of the biscuit which has a small spoonful of jam in it. It is gooey and gets stuck in the teeth, but obviously that is part of the fun of it! Critique: There is not much difference between these and jammy dodgers. I feel perhaps these are a little more adequate, you seem to get more shortbread on these. I would have liked to see Fox really push the boat out though and bring out a chocolate covered version. Thoughts: At about 79p a pack, they will last a week and are a fine biscuit to have with a mug with tea or as a treat.
I don't always eat chocolate biscuits, sometimes I prefer a nice jam one and that's when I buy Fox's Jam Cream Biscuit. I choose this one because Fox's make some of the best biscuits there are in the U.K I for one have never found a biscuit made by them that is not 100% delicious although I'll admit not in the slightest bit nutritious. Okay, enough rhyming now, Fox's have been around for over 100 years and really have perfected their biscuit making technique in this time, plus these really are great biscuits and make a nice change from chocolate ones. I bought a 150g packet of these from Tesco for £0.67 which is quite good considering that you get 10 biscuits in each packet. The packet itself is red with the Fox's logo on it and with a few pictures of the biscuits dotted around. On the back of the packet are the ingredients and the nutritional information. Inside the packet the biscuits are all in a little plastic tray to stop them from getting smashed up. Once you have taken them out of the packet, if you're planning on not eating them all at once then you'll need to keep them in an airtight container to stop them from going stale and soft. I like to include the ingredients for those people who have food allergies, the ingredients of these biscuits are: Wheatflour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Raspberry Jam (10%), Glucose Syrup, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Skimmed Milk, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents: Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Natural Flavourings, Raspberry Jam contains Sucrose Syrup, Raspberries, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Invert Sugar, Gelling Agent: Pectin, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid They contain Cows Milk, Soya, Wheat, Gluten plus they have been made in a factory which handles Nuts. On the positive side though they are suitable for vegetarians. These, like most other biscuits are really not healthy, they contain an awful lot of saturated fat but their sugar content is a lot lower than other biscuits. Each one contains: Calories: 80kcal, 4% of your GDA Sugar: 4.9g, 5% of your GDA Fat: 3.8g, 5% of your GDA Saturates: 2.1g, 11% of your GDA Salt: 0.1g, 1% of your GDA The biscuits themselves are round in shape, a little bit like Jammie Dodgers but I personally think that these are better. Basically they are two pieces of biscuit held together by a layer of cream filling. The top biscuit has a hole in the centre which is filled with real raspberry jam rather than the rubbish you get in some biscuits. The rest of this top piece of biscuit is covered in small lines which have a curvy shape and reach from the edge to the jam centre, these go all the way around the top and provide a nice bit of texture to the biscuits. They are a pale golden colour, the jam is nice and red and the cream in the middle is a, well a cream colour. The biscuits have a nice sweet taste that isn't too strong, the main flavour comes from the raspberry jam on the top which does indeed taste fruity and the cream in the middle which has a lovely smooth texture and is a delight to eat. You can either break these biscuits apart and eat the different bits separately or you can take a bite and get a little bit of all the flavours at once. I think this is a great biscuit and is much better than a Jammie Dodger. It lives up to all my expectations on Fox's and is a delight to eat. Recommended.
Somehow these always seemed more special to me than Jammy Dodgers. Rather than just two sandwiched biscuits with brightly coloured raspberry jam in between, these have jam (less luridly coloured and speckled with sugar) on top of a sweet stiff sort of cream. I loved them as a kid - they were a favourite treat when going around my Grandad's. While Jammy Dodgers seemed to be undoubtably a kid's biscuit (though a delicious one). These seemed far more sophisticated - an *adult* biscuit. Ironically, now that adulthood has actually arrived I can barely afford the things! 79p for 150g packet of biscuits isn't cheap (although if you're lucky, you can sometimes pick them up in Home Bargain's for 39p). Again, I have to take issue with Fox's packaging though. Fox doesn't appear to realise that most of us aren't capable of eating an entire packet of biscuits in one go, and persists in laying the packet out in a way that makes it difficult to get it into a tin to stop them going soft. I suppose I could take them out of the packet altogether, but that might risk crumbs chipping off and spoiling the perfect sophisticated look. At 80 calories per biscuit, if you're on a diet it might be best to limit these. Sugar is 4.9g per biscuit, fat is 3.8g and salt is 0.1g, so don't overdo them.
Shortcake biscuits with raspberry jam and vanilla flavour cream filling