“ Brand: Fox's / Type: Biscuits „
I first heard about these biscuits on Dooyoo, and they sounded lovely, so when I went shopping today I sought them out. I bought them from Asda, they were at the end of the biscuit aisle along with some other new biscuits. They cost £1.37 for a 150g pack.
The pack is a thin cellophane wrapper with a thin, shaped plastic tray to minimise the chances of the biscuits being squashed. Everything about the packet screams "ordinary", except the photograph of the biscuit. this makes it look like so much more than an ordinary biscuit.
When I opened the pack, I must say I was quite surprised at the size. They were reasonably smaller that I expected. There were 10 in the packet. Each biscuit (the actual shortcake base) is 1 inch by 1 and a half inches, on top of that is the very soft caramel. To top it off is a very thick layer of creamy milk chocolate which overhangs the edge of the shortcake. The shortcake is buttery and is quite crisp to bite into, then just melts away so easily in your mouth. The caramel is sweet and smooth, sometimes caramel can be a bit gritty like the sugar has not been dissolved properly, but this is not the case here. The chocolate is creamy and is perhaps a bit thick at the edges, but this does not spoil the overall taste though. Overall the biscuit is very nice and although quite small, it just means I can have a cheeky second.
Each biscuit contains
Trace of salt
All in all a very nice change to have with my tea, I will buy these again and recommend giving them a try.
If you are going to associate your product with the millionaire lifestyle or at least suggest they are of that sort of quality then you sort of expect something a bit special and to be honest Fox's Millionaire's Shortbread does go some way to living up to the expectations the product name suggests. Each packet is 150g in weight and the pack I bought cost £1.19 but were on special offer of 10p off. For your money you get 15 biscuits.
The top layerof these biscuits is nice thick, rippled milk chocolate and this sits on top of a thin laer of caramel which is golden in colour and has a nice creamy smooth taste and then finlly you have a shortbread iscuit base.
I found the overall biscuit to be quite sweet however thebiscuit base does offset the very sugary caramel to some effect, then have a soft yielding feel when you first bite into them and then a solid crunch to them which is rather satisfying and the three flavours combine well.
For Fox's biscuits these are on the pricey side combined with their other varieties but they are a nice indulgent treat although at 78 calories per biscuit you will not want to eat too many.
FOX'S CHOCOLATEY MILLIONAIRES SHORTCAKE.
Lovely chocolatey biscuits.
The Package **********
Comes in a 150g sized packet and they have orange coloured wrapping, with a tray inside with fifteen biscuits, three in each section, have a picture of these lovely biscuits on the wrapping.
Calories : 78.
Salt Just a Trace.
They really are nice biscuits, i paid £1.29p from Sainsbury's and they are a real treat. They have on the top, a thick chocolate with lines on it, and the chocolate slightly overhangs the edging of these biscuits, so you can bite it off, all the way around. In the centre is a caramel toffe it is lovely, and that sits on top of a sort of shortbread biscuit base.
Each layer complements the other, and i really enjoyed them. I had read reviews on these biscuits, so yesterday brought a packet to try, and they are so nice i will buy them again.
I wondered why they are called millionair's shortcake, you will have to buy a packet to find out, yes they are a little bit more expensive than i usually buy, but well worth every penny.
Foxs opened a bakehouse in Yorkshire and they thrive in offering good quality biscuits, they have been baking for over one hundred and fifty years, and are delighted to hear any comments you have on their website.
They contain : Soya, Wheat, Gluten, and Cows Milk.Once opened store in an airtight container.
No they wont be going into the grandchildrens cupboard, they are mine. lol.
I would highly recommend these lovely biscuits.
Thanks for reading and rating my review. x.
We bought these from Tescos today as instead of £1.38 they are currently on offer for just £1 (offer valid until 25th August). I had read reviews on here saying they were quite small but at that price I thought it didn't really matter. The packaging is deep brown with an orange band. There is a picture of the product on the front and the Fox's logo is on the upper left hand corner. I think there were 8 biscuits in the pack and the pack weighs 150g.
Upon opening the packet I agree with fellow Dooyooers that they are rather small in size, maybe 4cms long and about 3cms wide. The chocolate at the top has engraved lines and the biscuits are seperated into portions of 2 (not individually wrapped). So onto taste...The chocolate was thick and of Fox's usual good quality and this complemented the caramel well as this was gooey and sticky. There was just the right amount of caramel so it wasn't overpowering and the chocolate and caramel mixed together well. The main difference between these and other millionaires shortbread is that these actually contain shortcake rather than shortbread. This is obviously a lot harder and less crumblier and in my opinion didn't work quite so well.
As I'm sure you can imagine these biscuits aren't particularly good for your waistline, each biscuit contains 79 calories, 7.4g sugar, 4.2g fat (2.6g which saturates) and trace of salt.
I would buy these biscuits again but only if they were on special offer. Personally I would rather buy toffypops which are in the same price range for a similar product.
Needing something nice to keep me going through the long weekend at work last weekend, I went completely against any idea of trying to save money and bought the first thing on the shelves in the biscuit aisle that caught my eye.
I am a massive fan of anything that resembles a combination of caramel, chocolate and shortcake, so these Millionaire shortcake biscuits leapt straight into my basket. They give off an impression that they are very posh biscuits due to the name, and the packaging teases you with a small snippet of what you might expect to find inside.
The picture on the packet shows some nice rippled chocolate with a thick layer of caramel, all sitting on a nice biscuit base.
I was practically salivating before I had parted with my money for these biscuits.
Opening the packet I was instantly disappointed to see how small each one was. I should have known due to the image that they wouldn't be very big. Still I had paid over £1 for this packet of 12 biscuits.
Each biscuit is little more than a mouthful but does still look nice and represents a true picture to the packaging.
Picking the first one up to take a closer look at it, I noticed that the chocolate topping overtook the caramel and the biscuit base. These would melt left in a heat for very long and then it would result in making the biscuit look even smaller than it already does.
A nice thick layer of chocolate none the less, but I couldn't see very much caramel, and this proved to be actually sitting inside the chocolate which was a great let down for me. There's nothing better than sinking your teeth through both chocolate and caramel to get the mix of flavours. I was hoping this would still happen for me but was beginning to doubt it.
The biscuit base was fairly crumbly, but managed to stay intact through the eating process. If these biscuits had been any bigger then you may have been faced with a crumbly mess, but seeing as they are easily eaten within one or two mouthfuls then there is no issue here.
There are good flavours to the biscuit, the chocolate being a very rich milk chocolate variety. The thickness of it helps to hold the richness. I wouldn't have expected anything less when you are eating a biscuit with the word millionaire in the title.
The caramel on the other hand which was hidden inside the chocolate was almost the same quality as eating a rocky bar from the same manufacturers. I was very disappointed in this and was expecting a thicker sugary caramel mixture.
Thankfully the biscuit made up for the caramel let down. It had a nice texture and buttery taste, although when eaten altogether it was just like eating a posh chocolate biscuit with a bit of runny caramel inside.
Overall I wasn't very impressed with these biscuits. I would have preferred to spend a little more money and buy the supermarket's own caramel shortbreads that are cooked in store.
I gave over half the packet to my family when I got home. They both seemed quite happy to eat them, but as we are cutting back on goodies then I think they would have devoured anything with chocolate in the title.
For nutritional purposes these biscuits will provide you with 79 calories and 4.2 grams of fat per biscuit.
My husband bought a Millionaire's shortcake two days ago. It didn't lasted long...
Although the shortcake is of premium quality, it has an average packing. Really nothing special. It is orange and brown like the caramel and the chocolate. Inside there is a black tray with 5 holes and 2 shortcakes in each. This protects well the shortcakes. The package contains 10 shortcakes (150 g).
It was on offer in Sainsbury's (it is still on offer for a few days) for 1 pound. They should sell on a higher price to avoid me buying it again. :) :)
There is a small rectangular crunchy biscuit and chocolate on the top of it. The chocolate is filled with caramel. It is a very delicious milk chocolate that is larger than the cake itself. The caramel is not too thick, but it doesn't run out of the cake. It is one of the best shortcakes I have ever tried. It is quite sweet but I like it really really much. It is perfect company for a coffee.
¤¤¤Ingredients and calories¤¤¤
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Ingredients: Milk chocolate (50%), caramel (21%), wheatflour, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, emulsifier: soya lecithin
Energy 498 kcal/100 g 78 kcal/biscuit
Protein 6 g/100 g 1 g/biscuit
Carbohydrate 60.4/100g 9.5 g/ biscuit
of which sugars 48.1 g/100g 7.6 g/biscuit
Fat 25.8 g/100g 4.1g/biscuit
of which saturates 15.3 g/100 g 2.4 g/biscuit
Fibre 1.6 g/100 g 0.2 g/biscuit
Sodium 0.2 g/100 g Trace/biscuit
This product has been made in a factory that uses nut ingredients. Suitable for vegetarians.
For more information visit www.foxs-biscuits.co.uk
My fiancé's Mum bought these Fox's Millionaire's Shortcakes at the same time as she bought the Shortcake Rounds, as they were on special offer at Tesco's.
These biscuits are based on the classic Millionaire's Shortbread, which is a fairly thick shortbread base, covered in caramel and chocolate. These shortcakes are basically a much smaller and thinner version.
I find the normal Millionaire's Shortbread can be quite sickly as there can be too much caramel and the shortbread base is normally pretty disappointing. These shortcakes are a much more manageable for the mouth in terms of both size and taste. The caramel is quite runny, but not in a bad way, and the thick milk chocolate stops it running amok. The biscuit base is satisfyingly crunchy as you would expect from Fox's.
I do find them quite sweet, so I can normally only manage one biscuit with a cup of tea, which is good as per biscuit they contain: 78 calories, 4.1g fat of which saturates 2.4g and 7.6g sugar.
They come in a bog standard plastic tray encased in a plastic wrapper, which keeps them nicely protected from any knocks so you don't end up with broken biscuits.
I definitely prefer these biscuits to the normal Millionaire's Shortbread, but they're not my first choice of biscuit as I prefer something a bit plainer. For me these are just too rich and too sweet, but everyone else in my household enjoyed them and they didn't last very long, so that's why I'm giving them 4 stars.
These cost roughly £1.38 for a 150g packet from most supermarkets.