Now in slightly more attractive packaging and called Jam 'n Cream rather than Jam Creams these are one of my favourite tea break treats and currently represent wonderful value at Asda on a 3 for 2 pack promotion. A single pack costs £1.09.
The wrapper for these biscuits is mainly coloured pink and red and shows pictures of the product on the outside. The biscuits are lined up in little plastic compartments when you unseal the pack. Once opened, the biscuits are best stored in an airtight container. The pack contains 150g circular biscuits which display their jammy, sugary centres. The biscuit is made up of two shortcake halves with jam and a creamy filling sandwiched in between.
The packaging proudly displays the Fox's logo and the fact that they have been making biscuits since 1853 - the implicit suggestion being that they are probably quite good at it by now.
Wheat flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Raspberry Jam (11%), 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.
Each biscuit contains Calories 78, Sugars 4.9g, Fat 3.8g, Saturates 2.1g, Salt 0.08g
Suitable for Vegetarians
I find, it's best not to dwell too deeply on the fact that each one of these biscuits contains 78 calories. I could fib wildly and say I only ever eat the one with my tea or coffee - but it's just not true. These are a product which I could over indulge in slightly - and I have to force some willpower to remove them back to the sanctity of the cupboard.
They are just so moreish. They resemble jammy dodgers at first sight - but these are like upper class jammy dodgers. The firm, sweet layer of cream in the middle, hiding beneath the tangy raspberry jam make them all the more tempting. When you break through the mouth-wateringly crumbly shortcake biscuit to taste the marriage between jam and cream you get a real tasty bite. Delicious.
Would totally recommend.
Whilst doing a bit of shopping in Asda yesterday I noticed Fox's Jam Rings on sale for 87p for a packet containing 150g of the product and, since I have always loved what I call Jammie Dodgers, I decided to treat us to a pack.
The packet is bright red with pictures of the jam rings on the front and the words 'jam rings with real raspberry jam'. There is also a note of the basic nutritional values per biscuit expressed as a percentage of the recommended daily allowance for an adult. On the back of the packet there is a full list of ingredients together with a more detailed list of the nutritional values of the biscuits.
After tea last night I opened the packet to find ten biscuits, about two inches in diameter, arranged in a clear plastic tray in five piles of two. I gave Dave five of them and kept five for myself.
The biscuits looked very nice - for those of you who don't know what they are, they actually consist of two plain shortcake type biscuits sandwiched together with cream and a generous blob of raspberry jam in a hole in the middle of the top biscuit. These particular biscuits are quite deep and the jam looks very inviting!
Dave ate his by popping each one in his mouth whole but I like to make mine last longer and I bite pieces off them.
The biscuits are just crumbly enough and the way the taste of the plain outer biscuit combines with the cream and the delicious raspberry jam is excellent and just as good as I remembered!
Needless to say a packet of ten biscuits did not last very long in our house!!
The nutritional information per biscuit is as follows:
Of which sugar 4.9g
Of which saturates 2.1g
So the values per biscuit aren't too bad although who amongst us could just eat one? It was a good job I shared mine with Dave - I could have quite easily eaten all ten myself!
In conclusion I would recommend these biscuits as a really nice treat but just be careful not to eat too many!
By the way - do you think I could count the raspberries in the jam as one of my five a day? No? Oh well it was worth a try! LOL!
We always have an abundance of biscuits available to choose from in my house, my kids do like to have a few with their milkshakes at night for supper, with one of those particular sorts being the subject of this review.
The biscuits I will now review are - "Fox's creams - jam rings".
These biscuits come within a plastic tray, then wrapped in a plastic sleeve, with there being around 8 - 10 biscuits in the pack.
Each biscuit comprises of a round biscuit base, with a good dollop of vanilla flavoured cream fondant, followed by a dollop of real raspberry jam and topped with another round biscuit, with the obligatory hole to show the jam through it.
The top biscuit is slightly scalloped the top with the jam looking more like a "jelly tot" sweet, due to the liberal covering of sugar.
The taste of these are delicious! First comes the crumbly sweet biscuit, with the vanilla cream being slightly sweeter and very vanillary, with the jam being quite tangy off setting the sweetness perfectly, though the sugar on the top does counter the tartness too!
I think it is the real tasting jam that makes this particular brand of jam ring, so rather than being completely sweet with a claggy jam centre, there is at least a touch of something else to lift the taste.
The nutritional information is as follows -
4.9g of which sugars,
2.1g of which saturates,
Allergy advice states that this contains cows milk, soya, wheat and gluten and is also produced in a factory that handles nuts.
For more information visit - www.foxs-biscuits.co.uk
Price wise these are currently available in Asda (www.asda.co.uk), for 50p a pack.
Thanks for reading x
When we were in Tesco we bought Fox's Jam Sandwich Creams. I'm really sorry that in our local Sainsbury's is not available. That is my very favourite Fox's biscuit.
Price and package
Fox's biscuit packages are quite similar to each other, only the biscuit image and the colour of the wrapper changes. Jam Sandwich Creams are wrapped in a dark red wrapper. On the left you can see the Fox's logo and on the right there are three biscuits. You can see that the two round shaped biscuits are put together with a white cream and the top biscuit has a round hole in the middle which is filled with raspberry jam. Yummy. The pack contains only 150 g biscuits. So our pack is from Tesco and we bought it for 81 pence.
The biscuits are golden and crispy. There are two biscuits put together into sandwich. The filling has vanilla taste and it is sweet. The top biscuit has a round hole in the middle and is filled with very thick and fruity raspberry jam. The jam is sour a little bit which gives the biscuit a very god taste. The cream and the jam are in harmony and the whole sandwich is very morish. The sandwich looks like a flower because the top biscuit has such a decoration which together with the red jam dot reminds me to a flower. Anyway this is the most delicious flower I have ever tried.
Wheat flour, 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
of which sugars: 30.2g
of which saturates: 13.1g
Equivalent as Salt*: 0.48g
I think Fox's should have packed more biscuits in the pack because it is very delicious and it disappears quickly. The sweetness of this biscuit is well balanced with the sour fruit jam. The vanilla cream makes the biscuit creamy and very yummy.
I recommend you these biscuits with a cup of tea or fruit juice.
Does anyone remember (or was it just us?) those big boxes of biscuits that would be pulled out at your nans and everyone would be fighting over the 3!?! jam and cream biscuits. Well i discovered a couple of years ago that fox now does a packet of biscuits which are purely no other than those jam and cream biscuits quite obviously named jam creams.
From memory i believe you get approx 10 jam creams per pack but as a tip from me don't take the whole pack through with you and your cuppa because it will be a real fight with temptation to stop you eating the whole pack.
Heres the information you didn't want to know
Sat Fat 13.1g
Sat Fat 2.1g
Wheatflour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Raspberry Jam (10%), Glucose Syrup, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Skimmed Milk, Salt, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Flavourings, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Colour (Beta-carotene).
Raspberry Jam (Contains Sucrose Syrup, Raspberries, Glucose-fructose Syrup, Invert Sugar, Gelling Agent: Pectin, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid).
Contains Gluten, Wheat, Wheatflour, Cows' milk, Dried milk, Soya & Soya Lecithins
May contain Nuts
Now obviously unless you have allergies ignore everything i just said and get yourself down to the shop (preferably asda or sainsburys as only 50p a pack at the min or even tesco if its nearer as they're 60p a pack there) and buy yourself a pack to enjoy with a cuppa, and now you wont have to fight for the last jam cream because they're all yours :-) Yum
I don't know why people bang on about Jammie Dodgers all the time. They are nothing compared to the jam sandwich cream (or jam creams as they now appear to be known).
These are the biscuit that you so often find in big selection boxes of biscuits, which I think is actually how I came to discover them in the first place. These days you can also buy them in packs all by themselves. Fox's sell them in packs of 10, and they generally cost around 75p per pack. The biscuits are made up of two round discs of vanilla biscuit, with a blob of custard-cream and raspberry jam sandwiched inside. The top disc has a round hole in it there the jam can be seen poking out, and this even has a little sprinking of sugar on top.
Each biscuit is 81 calories, which is pretty bad, but what you can expect from all the sugary loveliness? Size-wise, the biscuits are about 4cm in diameter and roughly 2cm thick and they are packaged in two tiers, with five biscuits on top and 5 underneath. The problem with that is that it creates more packaging, given that the biscuits are not arranged in a tube shape such as you would get with Digestives. It also gives you the illusion that you are getting more biscuit for your money, because of the extra bulk from the internal packaging. But that is the only real down-side.
These biscuits are downright delicious and miles better than their nearest neighbours because they don't taste synthetic like Jammie Dodgers do. I know supermarkets often sell their own version of Jam Creams, at a cheaper price, but from my experience it is a false economy as they usually fall short in taste.
Imagine a Jammy Dodger mixed with a Custard Cream and then you've got some kind of idea of what a Fox's Jam Cream is like. I first discovered them as part of a biscuit variety pack, and after having one, they became my favourite.
I then discovered that it was the Jam Creams when I saw them on a packet, when browsing in Morrisons. As they were on a special offer at the time (44p for a packet), I decided to try them.
While they are similar to a Jammy Dodger, they are slightly smaller than a Jammy Dodger. The bonus is the cream in the middle of the biscuit, which mixes well with the jam and the biscuit, giving a combination of creaminess from the cream and tanginess from the jam, which works well.
You can find them in supermarkets for around 89p, which is a bit much for what you get, although, Home Bargains at the moment are selling them for 59p, which I find to be a more reasonable price range.
Overall, a very nice biscuit and certainly a good alternative if you get bored of the Jammy Dodger or Custard Cream.