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      19.08.2014 13:04
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      Triple Delight!


      I love the odd bar of chocolate but I have recently been trying to loose a little weight and be healthier so have been on the look out for smaller bars with less calories to enable me to still enjoy a little bit of something sweet without. I found a multi-pack of the Fox’s triple biscuit bars in my local Iceland store recently and with each bar only containing 87 calories each I decided to give them a try.

      As previously stated I purchased a multipack containing 9 of the Fox’s triple biscuit bars from Iceland for just 99p which I thought was great value.

      The bars consist of two rectangular golden biscuits sandwiched together with a thick layer of milk chocolate. Each bar is individually packed in a plastic wrapper which details the ingredients and allergy advice on the back as well as stating that they are suitable for vegetarians. More detailed product information can be found on the outer pack wrapper.

      The bars are quite small but are very tasty with the biscuit layers having a lovely sweet, caramelised taste and are light, crunchy and melt in your mouth. The milk chocolate middle is quite thick but smooth and creamy and provides a great contrast to the biscuit. These bars are brilliant to add to a lunch box or to have as a quick sweet treat without leaving you feeling too guilty.

      Overall these are great little biscuit bars which are tasty and great value. 5 stars from me.

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      15.05.2011 18:22
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      A nice, pleasant tasting chocolate/biscuit snack.

      Foxes Biscuits started in 1853 by Michael Spedding; Spedding was also the first person to develop the Brandy snap (http://www.foxs-biscuits.co.uk/history.php)

      These are amongst my favourite chocolate biscuit bars. I think they taste great. I buy these quite frequently for both me and my kids.

      I think they are fairly unique as a chocolate biscuit snack and usually really good value for money. The current packet i have contains 10 bars and it only cost me a £!.00. Thats the current price at Tesco (usually costing £1.35)

      Foxes triple have a sort of rippled effect on the outer layer of biscuit which is crunchy and oaty. The inner layer is milk chocolate. I like Foxes biscuits in general and these snack bars are no exception.

      Foxes describe them as ' smooth milk chocolate sandwiched between deliciously oaty biscuits' They do contain some desicated coconut and there is a slightly coconut taste to the biscuit part, but not too much and its very subtle. It definately isn't overpowering.

      ~~~Ingredients~~~

      It may sometimes bore people to read all of the ingredients, particularly if there are alot! However, its important to mention any ingredients that may not be suitable for allergy sufferers in particular. So i am wirting down the main ingredients only here;

      Wheatflour, Milk chocolate (25%), vegetable oil, Sugar, rolled oats, Oatmeal, Desicated coconut, Glucose syrup, Raising agents, Emulsifier; soya lecithin, flavouring, skimmed milk, Dried whey.

      These chocolate biscuit bars would not be suitable for anyone with a wheat, milk or nut allergy, Whlst they do not contains nuts, it is possible for traces of nuts to be found in them due to their being produced in a nut factory.

      ~~Calories~~

      Each bar has 98 kcals in it, which isn't too bad.

      Foxes Triple are a great little snack; lovely with tea/coffee or as i often do, just eating them on their own. I think they deserve 4 Dooyoo stars.

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        27.03.2010 22:48
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        I buy them weekly which says it all lol

        Fox's are renowned for making good biscuits and these Fox's Triple bars are no exception. They are a triple combination of two crunchy oat biscuits with a center that is full of chocolate. They come in packs of 10 and cost £1.10

        I really like these bars and have been buying them weekly since i first tried them. The only fault I can find is that they are very moreish! But that is a pro rather than a con really!

        They are fairly healthy meaning they are a treat that you don't have to feel guilty about. They are also quite high in fibre. They are only 96 calories which is not bad for a biscuit bar and only have 4.7g of fat.

        They have a very sweet taste and crunchy rustic texture and you can taste that the filling used in the centre is very good quality chocolate.

        Ingredients

        Wheatflour, Milk Chocolate (27%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Whey, Vegetable Oil, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring ), Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Rolled Oats, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Oatmeal, Desiccated Coconut, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Salt, Molasses, Emulsifier:soya Lecithin, Flavouring.

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        24.03.2010 02:11
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        Have one or three.

        I've always been a fan of these. With them comes "that" taste that you only get with certain biscuits, and very rarely.

        After reading the ingredients I have come to the conclusion that "the" taste I speak of is achieved by combining oats with coconut. I knew I could taste coconut but wasn't too sure, I couldn't quite put my finger on it. All I knew was that these little Triple bars are one tasty little biscuit.

        The biscuits are very oaty which is something I like about them and they are also quite sweet tasting.

        Manufactured by Fox's, a very well-known and long-standing household name, a bar consists of two crumbly oat biscuits with a lovely layer of milk chocolate in the middle. Three layes = Triple, genious!

        They are sold in multi-packs of 10 for the modest price of £1.07, which works out at 10.7p per biscuit so they are really quite affordable. Great for lunchboxes or a sweet little treat as they are individually wrapped which also helps to keep them fresh and makes them easy to take with you.

        They taste great on their own or you can opt to dip them into your cuppa, I like to do both.


        --Ingredients--

        Wheatflour, Milk Chocolate (27%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Whey, Vegetable Oil, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring ), Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Rolled Oats, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Oatmeal, Desiccated Coconut, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Salt, Molasses, Emulsifier:soya Lecithin, Flavouring.


        --Nutritional information--

        One bar will contains 96 calories which really isn't too bad. If you are trying to cut down and do fancy a little treat these are great to opt for as they give you something sweet and it's far better than opting for a bar of chocolate which will contain double or triple the amount of calories. Each bar also contains 4.7g of fat which isn't too bad either, especially when compared to oher snacks.

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          24.12.2009 13:22
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          Fox´s Triple Bar

          Triple the Chocolate...Triple the Delight


          I don't know about you but there is just something completely delicious about a chocolate or digestive biscuit with a cup of tea or coffee (more coffee with me since I went off of tea when pregnant!). The right one can go perfectly with a mid morning snack (or if you are like me, mid morning, mid afternoon and mid anytime!!). The only thing with me is that I usually get bored of the same biscuits over and over again. Finally I have found one which actually this hasn't happened!

          Introducing Fox's Triple Bars!


          ******Background of the Fox******

          Let me start by giving you a brief background on the company.

          The company 'Fox's' began as a small shop in Batley in the heart of Yorkshire in 1853 which in 1927 transferred to a bigger site just down the road. It was founded by Michael Spedding who got straight to work on the confectionary, the first popular biscuit of this brand being the still well known Brandy Snap.

          It wasn't until 1966 that more factories began to open starting with one in Kirkham, all run by descendants of Michael Spedding (either passed from son to son or to son-in-law). Perhaps this is why Fox's are so popular - family businesses always seem to have more care put into their products. At the opening of this new factory, the more popular brands began to come out thick and fast, such as Rocky Bars, employing over 500 people to keep up with popularity the company was gaining.

          In 1977 Fox's Biscuits became part of Northern Foods Plc. And in 2003 merged with Elkes Biscuits, though still retaining the Fox's brand name.
          And so onto the chocolate...


          ******The Packaging******

          Fox's Triple Bars come in packs of 12, each bar an average chocolate wrapper bar size. The outer wrapper is much the same as each individual wrapped bar though with more information contained on it (which I will touch on below). The wrapping is an air tight red covering with a simple rip/tear opening at either end which is great for butterfingers like my husband! The name of the bar 'Triple' hosts the biggest space on the packaging both outside and individual packaging, with a 'tag' image of 'Fox's since 1853' above it. On the outside packaging only you will see an image of a half opened Triple Bar showing the chocolate middle between two oat biscuits which actually looks delicious in itself and that's before you open the actual real bar! The outer packaging also hosts Fox's main recognizable logo in cream and blue. It also boasts on the front that "It's the smooth milk chocolate & deliciously oaty texture that makes them family favorites". A fetching look for a chocolate bar and the red colour helps it stand out in the crowd of other biscuits on the shelves. The back also has all the ingredients and nutritional information as I will outline below. The individual bars only have ingredients written on, though, not nutritional information so check this before pulling off main wrapping, putting them in biscuit tin and throwing away main wrapping!


          ******Costs******

          As far as I know you can not buy these biscuits as a simple bar as of yet, though hopefully one day they can make bigger single ones to buy!

          So at the moment you are stuck with the multipack - though I am not complaining about that - one is never enough! This multipack has been 98p for a long time though recently they have gone up slightly to £1.05. Not much difference and completely worth it!

          So now you can see it on the shelf and have brought it, it is time for the taste test...


          ******Taste Test******

          Firstly the look of the biscuit really appeals. There are two oat parts each long and on the outside, either side, of a milk and dark chocolate mixture. Each bar, (yes Ive measured!) Is just over 8cm in length and just under 3 ½ cm in width.

          Now is the time to taste these lovely looking biscuits as they are not worth a grain of salt if they look god but taste bad, though I think you already know from what I have written already that these taste anything BUT bad!

          I think I am a slight piggy with these as one is not enough. Each time I eat these I tend to have two one after the other, so hopefully I can give you a good all round review of the taste. Obviously everyone has different tastes, likes and dislikes etc, though hopefully this will give you some idea.

          My husband has a completely different view to these biscuits than I do so I shall give you both views to show you two sides of a coin.
          On first bite my husbands first reaction was that it was very dry and hard, though I didn't feel so at all. If you bit the outsides on their own then yes, they are slightly dry, though the chocolate center gives in a lovely texture. I loved the first bite of my teeth going through the oat outside and into the chocolate center. I wouldn't say that either one dominated the other in either texture or taste; they blended really well and were not too dry or sweet at all.

          Of course my husband being the 'dipping' type of person put the rest of the biscuit into his tea saying that he wanted to see if that made it softer which I also tried, and of course it made it softer, and soggy. Usually with chocolate biscuits I don't like dunking them in coffee or tea as the chocolate goes everywhere as it melts, though with Triple Bars two things prevent this happening. The first is that the chocolate is wedged between the oat sides so nothing can escape, though even if it could, the chocolate filling is thick in texture so does not melt easily. This does not mean it is hard, though, it is still very soft, though soft and thick and not at all sickly which is great. Im not sure whether it was the biscuit or my husband as mine did not do this, but his seemed to get so soggy that part of it fell in the tea causing him to get slightly wet with tea in his lap. It was probably him leaving it in too long, though, as mine did not fall to pieces at all.

          So for the taste test I would give 10/10. My husband gives 7/10 (though I try to remind him that his opinion isn't as important!!!) Though at least you get a fair result here!


          ******Ingredients******

          Please note that there is some allergy information to take into account. I like to list these as I, myself, suffer certain food allergies - one being wheat and gluten though I ignore my allergy when faced with a triple bar as I just can not resist. Id rather eat it and suffer later!

          It does say that it is suitable for vegetarians though also contains the following; Cows Milk, Soya, Wheat, Gluten. This product has also been made in a factory that uses nut ingredients.
          Other ingredients are as follows;

          Wheatflour . Milk Chocolate (27%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Butteroil, Dried Whey, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin) . Vegetable Oil . Sugar . Sugar Syrup . Rolled Oats . Oatmeal . Coconut . Raising Agents (Sodium Carbonates, Disodium Diphosphate) . Molasses . Salt . Flavouring . Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin

          ******Nutritional Information******

          The nutritional information is below, the first per biscuit and the second number with each part (in brackets) is per 100g in case anyone prefers it that way.
          Energy KJ 421 (2006)
          Kcal (Calories) 100 (478)

          Protein 1.2g (5.7)
          Carbohydrates 12.0g (57.3)
          Of which sugars 6.3g (29.8)
          Fat 5.3g (25.1)
          Of which saturates 2.7g (12.9)
          Fibre 0.5g (2.5)
          Sodium* 0.1g (0.4)


          ******Final Word******

          I personally love these biscuits. The taste and texture is probably the best of Fox's choice and I don't think Ive tasted a better one of this kind of biscuit. The cost is great, though if you are like me they don't last long before I eat them all (I am fully aware that I sound greedy here!!).

          Would I recommend these biscuits to others?
          Most definitely! What have you got to lose!?!

          ******Contact******

          Head Office
          Fox's Biscuits
          PO BOX 10
          Batley
          West Yorkshire
          WF17 5JG
          Tel: 01924 444 333

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            11.09.2009 11:30
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            Fox's Triple Bar

            Now that I am back on the packed lunches for the foreseeable future I have been buying more chocolate biscuit bars in order to have a pleasant snack during tea break. My faverouite is Tunnocks Caramel wafer but if I had the same thing everyday Id perhaps gets sick of them (no doubt after a very long while) and quite simply that would just be a travesty. Therefore I have decided to diversify my selection of chocolate biscuit bars I use for tea breaks and one that I brought recently was the Foxes Triple Bar.

            A bit about Fox's

            Fox's are small red haired carnivores...opps wrong review. The fox's im talking about are a manufacturer or biscuits based in England. Their biscuits are not only sold in the UK but they are also exported to Europe, USA and Far East. They were established in 1853.

            Where to buy triple bars

            These bars are widely available and I have seen them in corner shops, garages, and of course supermarkets. Although Fox's are set out to be a more indulgent chocolate biscuit I have noticed this particular brand for sale in the many pound store where a ten pack can be bought for a pound. At ten pence a bar these represent great value for money.

            Nutritional Information from Fox's own website

            Nutritional information per 100g per biscuit GDA % per biscuit

            ENERGY KJ 2127 447
            Kcal (Calories) 507 107 5%
            PROTEIN 6.9g 1.45g 3%
            CARBOHYDRATE 60.3g 12.7g 6%
            Of which SUGARS 41.4g 8.9g 10%
            FAT 26.4g 5.5g 8%
            Of which SATURATES 15.5g 3.3g 17%
            FIBRE 2.7g 0.6g 3%
            SODIUM* 0.33g 0.07g 3%
            EQUIVALENT AS SALT* 0.8g 0.17g 3%

            My Opinion

            These bars come in a bright red wrapper with the word tripled written down the centre. Out of the wrapper the bar is not much to look at. It's basically a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two biscuit layers. Looks can be deceiving and in this case they certainly are as the bar itself tastes great.

            The biscuit part of the bar is nice and crumbly but not so much so that you'll make a mess if eaten at your desk. They provide a brilliant accompaniment to the layer of chocolate which is served in just the right amount. Im not a massive tea drinker but I would guess that these are lovely biscuit bar to have with a cup of tea as my throat tends to feel at bit dry after eating these. Overall these are a great biscuit bar and well worth trying.

            More Information

            http://www.foxs-biscuits.co.uk/product.php?biscuit=rockychoc

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              03.04.2009 00:59
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              I like to think of myself as rather a connoisseur when it comes to biscuits. This is largely because I eat large quantities of them, but in fairness it is experience that goes a long way into making us experts on things.

              A multipack of these Triple bars is a bargain in Tesco at 99p for a multipack of ten individually wrapped bars. At just under 10p per bar, that's a pretty great price for a premium brand product.

              These are really very much a biscuit unlike some of the biscuit bars out there which are really trying to be chocolate bars. Each triple bar is two long rectangle pieces of shortbread biscuit with a healthy dose of yummy chocolate sandwhiched inbetween.

              Being a kind of shortbread biscuit, you can expect a high fat content here and I was quite shocked to check and find that there are 5g of fat in every tiny bar! That is a lot really, especially as there are only 100 calories. The trouble is, as yummy as these are with their thick, buttery and chocolaty taste, they are quite small. So I regularly feel the need to eat two or three of these at a time. That's not too horrific calorie wise, but fat wise that is rather a lot.

              I think that although these are a lovely chocolate and shortbread duo bar made to the usual high Fox's standards, they're very high in fat and perhaps not an ideal snack. On the plus side, I can see oats listed high up in the ingredients list so at least there's something a bit filling and nutritious about these.

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                08.03.2009 20:14
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                A fab individually wrapped bar. Enjoy!!

                I just love the way that the character on the TV advert for Fox's Biscuits says "Fox's Bwisquits!" We now use this pronunciation in our house whenever biscuits are mentioned. Of course, really it should only be used when Fox's are being offered.

                On offer in Tesco last week were the lovely Triple Bars. A pack of 10 only cost 49p (usually 99p) a real bargain, so I scooped up several packs to go in the jar I have containing bwisquits for packed lunches and picnics.

                The Company......

                Fox's Biscuits was founded in Victorian Yorkshire, in 1853 by Michael Spedding, who opened a confectionery shop in the centre of of a small town called Batley. One of the first biscuits he developed was the Brandy Snap (one of my all time favourites). The company expanded and in 1897 and eventually the business passed to Spedding's son-in-law, Fred Ellis Fox.

                The company continued to grow over the years, as did their product range which now included top quality biscuits as well as the original brandy snaps. On the packet of the Triple Bars it says that the aim of the company for over 150 years has remained pretty much the same - "We were infatuated with quality and delighted in giving pleasure to our customers."

                The Packaging of the Triple bar...........

                The 10 yummy bars come in an eye catching, bright, shiny red packet. The predominant lettering tells you that these are Fox's bars. The brand is obviously more important than the name as smaller lettering announces the bars name 'Triple' - a smooth milk chocolate sandwiched between deliciously oaty biscuit. There is a picture of the biscuit to wet your appetite. Each individually wrapped bar comes in a red packet with 'Fox's Triple' on it.



                Each Bar Contains........

                These little bars are not huge, and I could probably eat more than one in a sitting. Each bar contains 100 calories and 2.8g of saturated fat (3 syns on a Slimming World diet!), 0.7g fibre and 0.07g sodium.

                There is a long, long list of ingredients, I can't believe they can pack it all in to one small bar. Here goes.........Wheatflour, milk chocolate, veg. oil, sugar, rolled oats, Partially inverted refiners syrup (?!), oatmeal, desiccated coconut, glucose syrup, raising agents, salt, Molasses, Emulsifier. (This is not a complete list - I lost the will to live typing it out!)



                ~The best bit, The taste test!~

                After pulling the wrapper apart and crumbs falling all over my laptop, I can indulge my senses with this little bwisquit. Each half of the bar is a lovely golden colour and the chocolate sandwiching them together looks, well, chocolately, but thin! The overriding smell I find is a mixture of the coconut and a hint of the chocolate. It tastes good enough for me to want to start eating, so here goes...

                MMM! It is very crunchy and a little crumbly. I love the coconutty taste, which I must say is quite subtle. I was quite surprised though that this seems to be more of a coconut biscuit, rather than an oaty one as the packaging suggests. I am not complaining though as it is truely delicious.

                Although there is not a huge amount of chocolate running through the middle of each biscuit, there is enough to add to the already lovely flavour. The milk chocolate is smooth, but solid, it is not a cream. I usually prefer dark chocolate in biscuits as I feel it complements the sweetness, and these bars do tastes quite sweet. The 5 bites it has taken me to consume the bar has delivered me the sugar hit I needed! Maybe I had better not have another!

                All in all a great bar, loved by all my family - I have had to hide the extra pakets i bought to stop the kids eating them so quickly!!


                Thank you for reading :o)

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                  05.10.2008 12:18
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                  a great tasting biscuit bar from fox's

                  Fox's triple biscuit is a layer of smooth milk chocolate layer sandwiched between two oaty biscuits, all individually wrapped, when you buy a fox's biscuit you just know you're getting a quality product.

                  Each individual biscuit contains 100 calories; the oaty layers have a rippled texture to them, each individually wrapped in its own distinctive red wrapper, the biscuits have more of an oaty taste with a hint of coconut to them rather than chocolate, which is a nice change for a biscuit bar as its usually the other way around, the milk chocolate layer which is neatly sandwiched between the oaty biscuits, tastes very nice but does not over power the biscuit layers.

                  Each pack of fox's triple biscuits contains 12 bars, at a price of £1.19, they are available in most supermarkets, I recently purchased mine from Morrison's on buy one get one free, and so I got a really good bargain.

                  *Packaging.

                  Easy to spot as it's a distinctive bright red packet with the fox's logo on the front and a small picture of the triple bar, and the slogan saying that they have been making biscuits since 1853. The internal packaging is much the same, all the biscuits individually wrapped in a bright red wrapper with the same logo.

                  * Suitable for vegetarians.

                  * Warnings.
                  Contains gluten, oats, wheat, milk, Soya and has been produced in a factory that uses nuts.

                  *Nutritional information per bar.

                  Calories 100kcal
                  Fat 5.0g
                  Carbohydrates 12.4g
                  Protein 1.3g
                  Sodium 0.07g
                  Fibre 0.07g

                  * Ingredients.
                  Wheat flour, Milk Chocolate, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Rolled Oats, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Oatmeal, Desiccated Coconut, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Salt, Molasses, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring, Milk Chocolate contains: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Whey, Vegetable Oil, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring.

                  Fox' s biscuits is well known for its products which include a great deal of my favourites, rocky, echo, classic and also a wide range of biscuit barrel fillers, they have been making biscuits since 1853 and have three factories that are in Batley, kirkham and Uttoxeter. Fox's biscuits was founded by Michael Spedding who opened a small confectionary shop in the middle of Batley, one of the first biscuits developed was the brandy snap.

                  Overall this biscuit is great tasting, it is not to crumbly and is a great family favourite, and I find it quite reasonably priced. It is just a nice size to nibble on while you sit down and have a nice cuppa.

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                    Fox's Triple Bars - Yum Yum

                    Good chocolate bars at a good price

                    Within the main packaging each biscuit is individually wrapped in red foil type wrapper, this also displays the logo and has the ingrediends displayed on the side.. They also display the best before date, great for if you are putting into a biscuit tub!! These are great for packed lunches also as they don't get crubmbled all over, the packaging keeps them neat and tidy.

                    The nutritional information is as follows per each biscuit:
                    100calories per biscuit, 1.2gm of protein, 12g of carbs, 6.3g of which are sugars, 5.3g of fat!!!, 2.7 of which are saturated, 0.5g of fibre, and 0.1g of sodium.

                    Be aware that this iteam contains Wheat, Gluten, Soya, Cows Milk, so not too good for those with allegies to any of these. Also nut allgergy sufferes should avoid this product.

                    Overall a really tasty bisucit., great for a snack!!

                    Enjoy xx

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                    Try the taste test and you will agree there is no better biscuit.

                    I must confess I had never really noticed these delights before, but last year we were doing a what's your favourite questions and answer session at work and one of my colleagues said that this was her favourite biscuit. I'd never really experienced the biscuit before, and so couldn't agree or disagree with her on this. However, the next day she brought me one in and I was hooked. So much so that when I was in Tesco's the next day, I saw them smiling at me on the shelf. How could I refuse when they were only 98p for 12 biscuits.

                    ******* OK So who makes them? ********

                    Triple bars are made by Fox's biscuits who have been making biscuits in various guises since 1853. Fox's biscuits are based just outside of Batley town centre which is located approximately 12 miles from Leeds right in the heart of Yorkshire. Fox's have been at this site since 1927.
                    Fox's biscuits was originally founded by Michael Spedding in 1853 who opened a small confectioners in the centre of Batley and the first biscuit developed was the good old Christmas favourite The Brandy Snap. As the business grew, the business moved to new premises and in 1897 Michael Spedding retired and the business passed to his son-in-law Fred Ellis Fox.

                    The business continued to grow and Fred's sons joined their father in the business. In 1960 the company registered as a public limited company, and in the mid 1970's when significant capital investment was required to sustain the business which came from a partnership between Fox's and Northern Dairies who had previously supplied all the milk needed for the Fox's range. Northern Milk through various acquisitions subsequently became the parent company - Northern Foods.

                    ******* Packaging ********

                    As I said at the start of my review, Fox's Triple Bars come in a pack of twelve. However, what I didn't say was that each of the bars is individually wrapped which helps to maintain their freshness. However, more of the individual bars a little bit later on. The bars are collectively packaged in a red wrapper with the Triple name being prominently displayed in white lettering both on the top of the packaging and also on both sides of the packaging. Underneath the lettering is a half opened individual triple bar, showing two oat biscuits joined together in the middle by a delicious chocolate filling (hence the triple title !!). Next to the picture of the bar it advises in blue lettering "Individually Wrapped Bars". The top of the packaging is dominated by a bright yellow box at the right hand edge stating in bright Blue lettering which is somewhat larger than all other lettering "12 Bars for 98p" Emblazoned at the top left of the packaging is Fox's traditional logo in blue lettering on a beige background. As you can see there are quite an array of different colours and lettering, which certainly helps it to stand out on the shelf.
                    In addition, the front of the pack states that "It's the smooth milk chocolate & Deliciously oaty texture that makes them family favourites".

                    On the back of the packaging is the traditional nutritional information, and ingredients.

                    ******* The Biscuit *********

                    I expect this is the bit which you have all been waiting for. Each biscuit has been individually wrapped in its own distinctive red wrapper which pretty much is a replica of the main packaging. The only material difference, as you would expect, is that there is no reference to 12 bars for 98p on the wrapper. Somewhat worrying as well, is that whilst the product ingredients are detailed on the reverse of the individual bar wrapping, the nutritional information is not contained on the individual bars. If like me when you get home you rip any external packaging so that you can store them appropriately, this information would not be available if you were to have guests round to sample them. Fox's if you are reading this, please take note !!.

                    ****** Ok, so now you've opened the wrapper what does the biscuit look like ****

                    Well as I mentioned earlier in the review, the biscuit comprises two oat fingers, with a horizontal ripple effect being ingrained on each biscuit. Interspersed between the two biscuits is a milk and dark chocolate combination filling, hence the Triple title. Each bar measures 8cm in length and 3cm in width.

                    **** But what does it taste like *****

                    Well I thought it only fair, that given that this is a Triple review, that I present three different taste tests to yourselves,

                    1. A taste straight from the wrapper
                    2. The taste following being dunked in a cup of tea
                    3. The taste following the first half being dunked, and the second half of the biscuit being eaten naturally.

                    ****** And the results of these taste tests *****

                    Undunked Version

                    Because of the high Oat content, the first bite was quite dry and whilst the chocolate complemented this, the dominant flavour, and indeed texture was oats, and consequently was a little bit dry to the taste. This continued until the end of the bar although overall it was a pretty impressive eat. Although somewhat dry this still scores a highly creditable 6 out of 10.

                    Fully Dunked Version

                    This option provides the benefit of adding moisture to the oats, and therefore helps to take much of the dryness away from the biscuit. In addition there is the obvious benefit provided by the lovely combination of melted dark and milk chocolate which now provides the dominant taste and flavour. The texture is now a lot softer and far far easier to digest. Because the chocolate is contained within the two layers of biscuit you do not have the associated problem of chocolate covered fingers. The taste and texture from this option is far better that the undunked version, and therefore scores a whopping 8 out of 10. (It takes a lot to impress me)

                    Partially Dunked Version

                    I thought I would struggle to surpass the taste of the dunked version but I genuinely believe that I have discovered it. It is important however, that you remember to dunk the first half of the biscuit and the first half only. Doing it the other way round totally negates any positive effects that this may bring. Obviously the first half events are the same as the fully dunked version described above. However, because your mouth is also a little more moist, you are now in the position to fully appreciate the undunked version of the biscuit as well. In addition, because the overwhelming flavour in your mouth is chocolate, the dominant flavour of the oats provided by the second mouthful is complemented. The dryness of the biscuit is almost not there. Unbelievably I would score this an 8.5 out of 10 for taste.

                    ***** How suitable is the biscuit for Dunking *****

                    I would say it is ideal. Unlike other biscuits which shall remain nameless, this does not dissolve into an ungainly mess the second it is introduced to your lovely cup of tea. Indeed, tests undertaken by myself show that you can leave the biscuit submerged in your brew for over 15 seconds without it disintegrating. However, if you do leave it for this length of time you run the serious risk of all the chocolate leaving your biscuit and depositing itself in your brew. Doing this would probably ruin both the triple and your brew. Beware !!!

                    ******** Ingredients (Summary Version) ***********

                    Normally I wouldn't list the ingredients in their entirety but given that individuals have so many different forms of allergies I have done so for that reason and that reason alone. Suffice to say that whilst the product is suitable for vegetarians, it does contain Cows Milk, Soya, Wheat and Gluten, and on this basis therefore will not be suitable for certain individuals. In addition, the product has been made in a factory which uses nut ingredients and therefore is probably UNSUITABLE for those who suffer from Nut Allergies.

                    ******** Ingredients (Detailed) *******

                    Wheatflour
                    Milk Chocolate (21%)
                    Vegetable Oil
                    Sugar
                    Dark Chocolate (5%)
                    Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup
                    Rolled Oats
                    Oatmeal
                    Desiccated Coconut
                    Glucose Syrup
                    Raising Agents, including Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Molasses and Salt
                    Milk Chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Butteroil, Dried whey, Emulsifier (Sodium Lecithin)

                    Dark Chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Butteroil, Emulsifier (Sodium Lecithin)

                    ******** Nutritional Information *********

                    I won't go into the nutritional information for 100g because this equates to approximately 7 biscuits, and no matter how nice they are, you are unlikely to eat seven of these baby's in one sitting. On this basis I have detailed the nutritional information per biscuit as I think this is more meaningful.

                    Energy KJ 301
                    Kcal (Calories) 72
                    Protein 0.9g

                    Carbohydrates 8.5g
                    Of which sugars 4.6g
                    Fat 3.8g
                    Of which saturates 2.1g

                    Fibre 0.5g
                    Sodium* 0.05g
                    Equivalent as Salt 0.14g


                    ***** OVERALL OPINION *****

                    This biscuit is an absolute bargain at just over 8p each. The taste is second to none of similar type biscuit's but I must advise you that to get the best from this, you need to get that brew made and go for the first half dunked and the second half not.

                    THIS REVIEW HAS ALSO BEEN POSTED ON CIAO BY SUPERCITYFAN

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                      Fox’s biscuits were established in 1853. They are made in Batley, England.

                      Fos’x Triple bars are available in a pack of 12 individually wrapped biscuits for 99p from Tesco. Other major supermarkets will also stock them.

                      Each biscuit is wrapped in a mainly red wrapper with Fox’s & Triple printed over the word ‘Chocolatey which covers the red wrapper. The wrapper is zig –zagged at each end to allow for easier opening by tearing downwards. Each wrapper also included information regarding the ingredients and the best before date.

                      Fox’s Triple.

                      Upon opening the biscuit, the smell is nothing distinctive, just a sort of sweet smell and I can smell midly, oats and coconut.

                      The biscuit is 2 layers of biscuit with a layer of chocolate through the middle.
                      The taste is oaty and very mildy coconut. It is not overly sweet, I expected sweet because of the chocolate but it is nice, about right. The chocolate is just noticeable and balances the dryness of the oats well.
                      The texture is a bit like shortbread, fairly dry and crumbly.

                      The appearance of the biscuit is something I feel could be better. There are bits of chocolate that have escaped from the filling and found their way onto the outsides of the biscuit. It’s nothing really but I presume from putting the biscuit in its wrapper before the chocolate has fully set.

                      And so to another great British tradition ‘Dunking Biscuits.’
                      After dunking the biscuit in my coffee for about 2-3 seconds, the biscuit is still crunchy but now now and moist and warm. The chocolate has softened around the edge but has not yet melted.

                      Nutritional Information.

                      Each biscuit provides:
                      Energy………………..100 kcal
                      Protein…………………1.2 gm
                      Carbohydrates………...12.0 gm
                      Of which sugars….…..6.3 gm
                      Fat …………………..…5.3 gm
                      Of which saturates..….2.7 gm
                      Fibre……………….…..0.5 gm
                      Sodium……………..….0.1 gm

                      Ingredients:

                      Wheatflour, Milk Chocolate (27%), Veg Oil & Hydrogenated Veg Oil, Sugar, Syrup, Rolled Oats, Oatmeal, Coconut, Raising Agents (Sodium, Carbonates, Disdium, Diphosphate), Molasses, Salt, Flavouring, Emulsifier : Lecithin.
                      Contains: Wheat, Gluten, Soya, Cows Milk

                      There is also the following note on the packet.
                      ‘This product has been made in a factory that uses nut ingredients.

                      All in all, would I recommend this biscuit, the answer would have to be a definite yes. They keep their freshness very well as they are sealed individually and they taste great, a good balance between biscuit and sweetness. I would give them 10 out of 10.



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