“ Brand: Fox's „
I associate Fox's biscuits with quality.The name brings back fond memories of picnics as a child in woods, sharing around a hamper and having Fox's biscuits for the treaty bit afterwards. I particularly like their Crinkle Crunch biscuits because you can quite easily demolish an entire pack over the course of a evening, maybe with the help of a comrade.
A pack of twelve biscuits comes in at over a pound in most good supermarkets, which seems dear if you consider you can buy a pack of Tesco own cookies for forty pence and get nearer twenty biscuits. The main difference is that these biscuits are a lot more substantial in size, so you can a solid gold eating experience.
Each biscuit will give the mouth a good old workout, as it is deeply layered and also quite rich. When I say rich, I mean filling, it is not rich in a sickly way. On one side of the biscuit is a generous layer of chocolate, with sexy crinkly curves to it. The texturing on it seems to enhance the eating pleasure, as you can push your tongue around the grooves and travel along a maze of cocoa , gradually exposing the layer underneath. On the reverse side of the biscuit is a crispier biscuit layer with a wholesome oaty bite to it. It reminds me of flap japs crossed with cookie and is sumptuous. Both layers compliments each other and as a result the biscuit is a rewarding and humbling experience.
They are ideal for mid morning snacks as the oats help provide an energy boost and I would also recommend them for lunchboxes. A couple of these would be a healthier alternative to a standard bar of chocolate. I would definitely buy these biscuits again and cannot wait for summer picnics with them!
As a big fan of the regular (non-chocolate) Fox's Crinkle Crunch biscuits, I though I had better give their chocolate covered brothers a go. Costing just under a pound from all the major UK supermarkets for the 200g size, the biscuits come packaged in a brown wrapper featuring predominantly white text.
At first glance the biscuit appear very inviting, and feature a plain base with a rippled chocolate top. The base of the biscuit is nice and buttery, and also quite oaty at the same time. The most noticeable flavour however, is the chocolate topping, which is fairly thick and undeniably tastes great. Whereas the regular Crinkle Crunch is a very messy biscuit to eat, these chocolate covered ones represent a much cleaner snacking experience, as the chocolate seems to hold all them crumbs in - this was immediately apparent to me, as normally my computer keyboard is covered with crumbs after biscuit eating, and on this occasion it wasn't.
One of my main criticisms with the regular Fox's crunch biscuits is the fact that I can only eat three or four before feeling a bit sick. Strangely enough, I can eat more of these chocolate covered ones before having to stop - which is probably a bad thing to be honest. These biscuits are particularly good when dunked in tea, and the underside absorbs the liquid quickly, meaning you don't have to leave it in the cup for too long.
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The biscuits contain;
Wheatflour, Milk Chocolate (29%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Rolled Oats, Butter (4%), Glucose, Syrup, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate), Dried Skimmed Milk, Salt, Flavouring, and Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin).
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I really like these Fox's Chocolate Crinkly Crunch biscuits, and would buy them over the non-chocolate version any day. The overall flavour is pleasant, the chocolate is tasty, and they are very moreish - what more could you ask for? The only problem is, i've eaten so many for this review that I never want to see them again!
Nutritional Info Per Biscuit
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Saturated Fat: 1.8g
Salt Equivalent: 0.1g
I love my chocolate digestives but these are so much better then other brands! I know they aren't really digestive biscuits but they're pretty similar. The biscuit is quite then and crinkled so its very crunchy. It's covered in a smooth, rich milk chocolate which melts in the mouth which is probably some of the best chocolate I've ever tasted!
These are so delicious I really could not stop myself from eating them! They are very rich and shouldn't be eaten on an empty stomach because they'll make you feel a bit sick. Each biscuit contain 70 calories which should give you an idea of just how rich and sweet they are. They come in a tray that pulls out of plastic wrapping so they're great for sharing - and it will stop you from eating too many of them!
I love dipping these in hot chocolate and allowing the chocolate to melt a little - but being as thin as they are make sure you don't dip them in too long or the chocolate will start running off the biscuit!
These are also very affordable at under £1 in most supermarkets and I even got them for around 50p in Home Bargins.
Foxs make some very good quality but affordable biscuits and these ones are amongst my favourites although one of the downsides is that they are a bit sickly so more than two and I feel a bit ill, they are also seventy calories each so maybe a limit of two is a good idea,
I like the fact that the biscuit base of theseis quite rough in texture which makes them quite substantial with a nice crunch when you bite into them, it is very sweet in taste and to be honest I would eat it as a stand alone biscuit however just to top the whole biscuit off there is a nice thick layer of milk chocolate on top which is nice and creamy and very smooth in flavour.
In Morrisons I bought a 200 gramm packet for seventy nine pence which is pretty good value given that they will last a few days as they are so filling to eat.
They are a nice large size and will take a fairly short dunk before the chocolate starts to melt, I actually like to store them in the fridge as I prefer them slightly chilled.
It was a very wet and dismal Wednesday in work and I and my colleagues had the need for something to cheer us up. Opportunities for fun or joviality in work are limited for us so we generally look to our team tea break to brighten the day, this usually involves some sort of chocolate, biscuit or other sweet treat.
I had been in the supermarket and was perusing the biscuit aisle looking for something tasty and sweet, I spied the range of Fox's biscuits. I had tried Fox's biscuits before mostly Hob Nobs and the chocolate Hob Nobs but I was attracted to the Fox's Crinkles, chocolate. The wrapper is not overly exciting being brown but with the Fox's logo is red, purple and yellow, the word chocolate to the right of the logo was the real attraction and I suppose the soft brown colour of the wrapper did make me think immediately of chocolate. I am normally a McVitie's Chocolate Home Wheat fan but fancied a change. I know Fox's make good quality biscuits so I decided to give the Crinkles a try. Well at least if I didn't like them there would be 4 other people eating them as well so they were unlikely to go to waste.
As I said the wrapper is a soft, chocolaty brown colour, when you open the packet there is a sweet smell, a good start for a biscuit. The biscuits are held in an inner plastic tray, not sure why, definitely a case of too much packaging, the outside wrap seemed secure enough to me. The biscuits are coated on one side with milk chocolate the other biscuit side is a golden colour and with a rough texture, a bit like Hob Nobs but finer. If you break the biscuit in half it is not too crumbly but there is a definite crunch to it, a biscuit that is best enjoyed when fresh and firm, not allowed to go soggy when exposed to the air. I think they would pass the dunking test, but I didn't dunk mine.
They taste very sweet, I must admit that the chocolate is really good; smooth, creamy and sweet, Fox's definitely have a good recipe for their chocolate. The biscuit was a good compliment to the chocolate, definitely crunchy and tasted a bit oaty, again I would compare with Hob Nobs except the Crinkles are smoother and the oatiness is not as strong as in Hob Nobs.
The package states that the biscuits contain cows milk, soya, wheat, gluten and oats, they are produced in a factory that uses nut ingredients. Each biscuit contains 70kcals, and there is a list of the other nutritional information and ingredients. Currently priced at £1.04 in Asda, I think I paid 90p in Tesco for my pack. I think there were only about 12 biscuits or so in the pack, so they are quite expensive for a pack of everyday biscuits. More information on Fox's products can be found at:
I and my colleagues thoroughly enjoyed the biscuits, sweet, crunchy and chocolaty, something to be enjoyed for an occasional treat, a good to choice to share at tea break.
Fox's Milk Chocolate Crinkle Crunch Biscuits are a chocoholic's dream.
The base is a really crunchy biscuit that is not fine milled and so does not have a smooth texture, but rather a rough, crunchy bite to them. The chocolate on the top is deliciously creamy and smooth and rich. I would say their chocolate would give cadburys a run for its money any day.
Downside is that I just ate three and feel a bit sick. They are very rich and shouldn't be used to cure hunger pangs. Try to be restrictive and they will reward with a taste sensation better than anything you have ever tried!
At 70cals per biscuit, there is a hint that perhaps you don't want to over indulge!
In Asda they are just 88 pence for a 200g packet. What a bargain! But do not make my mistake and stock up on them because you just will not be able to control yourself! When you know they are in the cupboard waiting for you, they take over every waking moment!