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      27.08.2011 09:38
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      A decent chocolate biscuit; but not my favourite.

      Once again, it's a review of a chocolate goodie from me! I like a lot of Foxes chocolate foods and biscuits but I am not a great lover of these. Don't get me wrong....they are nice! But not amazing. I like biscuits with plenty of chocolate and nice crunchy biscuit so I thought I would give these ones a go as I had never tried them before.

      They are described as 'shortcake biscuits nestling inside a thick wrap of gorgeous milk chocolate'.

      These are round shaped biscuits with a hole in the middle which stands for the letter O in Foxes as on one side of the biscuits is the letter F and on the other side the letters x and s.

      In each 150g packet you get around 8-10 biscuits; I cannot be sure if it is 8 or 10 as I have now finished the packet and only have the outer wrapper left!!

      The biscuit centre is nice and crunchy and whilst there is certainly plenty of thick milk chocolate on the outside, I wouldn't say that it is great tasting chocolate. It is pleasant but not outstanding in my view.

      Main Ingredients
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      Milk Chocolate, 74%, Wheatflour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Glucose syrup, Salt, Raising agents, Partially inverted refiners syrup, Flavourings, Emulsifier, Cocoa butter, Dried whole milk, Cocoa mass, Dried whey.

      Calories
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      Each biscuit contains 97 kcals.

      Allergy Information
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      Contains wheat, Milk, Gluten, Milk, Soya

      *May contain Nuts*


      These nice biscuits cost about £1.70 if you buy them in Waitrose! but I'm pretty sure I got these in Iceland for around £1.00 which is very good value. In my view they are not worth paying an amount such as £1.70.

      These are pleasant tasting biscuits; but im not greatly impressed with the chocolate itself; it is a little bit sickly if you eat too much!

      All in all I think these biscuits deserve 3 Dooyoo stars

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      18.05.2011 19:27
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      Very similar to a rocky!

      I was eating a biscuit from a Fox's biscuit tin over Christmas thinking that it would be great it they produced a pack of just these biscuits. A later trip to the supermarket and I saw that they already did! I have not purchased these however until recently where I bought them on offer from Tesco for £1 with the normal price being £1.79.

      They are marketed as being classy biscuits sitting with the posh cookies and fancy biscuits. The come in a black plastic tray with a brown and blue wrapper. The wrapper is matte and not shiny which further emphasises the fact these are luxury.

      Described as a 'shortcake biscuit nestling inside a thick wrap of gorgeous milk chocolate' this is exactly what they are. I haven't got a ruler to hand but I do have a can of drink and the size can be described as exactly that of the inner circle on the top of a can. They have the Fox's logo imprinted on the top with the small hole in the middle taking the place of the O.

      They are best served cold from the fridge. The biscuit is thick and it looks like there is slightly more shortcake than chocolate. The shortcake is in the middle with a lovely thick chocolate outside. Together they make a delicious combination. One thought after trying these was that they taste like a Rocky and the reason for this is that they are made by the same company with a similar composition of biscuit and thick chocolate.

      They take longer to eat than normal biscuits due to the thickness which is good because at 101 calories per biscuit you shouldn't go munching through the whole packet . . at least not over one day!

      You get eight in a packet and at full price I will not buy unless on offer in which these are then a good buy. There is also another version available containing caramel as well which I imagine is rather tasty. I would recommend these as a treat or for a good night in front of the box.

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        25.02.2010 19:30
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        Lovely bit of biscuit

        These delicious biscuits are priced at £1.39 a pack from Sainsburys. I bought mine on a special offer priced at £1.00 a pack which is a real bargain. There are only 8 biscuits in the pack which works out 13p each which is quite reasonable.

        The packaging is rather attractive and recyclable. The colours used are brown and blue, with the saying ''...nestling inside a thick wrap of gorgeous milk chocolate''. At the back of the packet there is the ingredients and the daily guideline amounts.

        Each biscuit equals 101 calories which is OK. They are suitable for vegetarians and an absolute classic biscuit to enjoy with a cup of tea. The biscuits are round shortcakes covered in thick milk chocolate with hole through the centre. They are about 5 cm wide and 5cm tall and are rather chunky. They have curvy edges to make it look really appetising to the eye.

        They taste very crunchy and creamy at the same time. The biscuit is made up of of a shortcake inside with milk chocolate coated on the top. It is a 150g packet.

        Fox's were established in 1853 in a bakehouse in Victorian Yorkshire. The Shortcake rounds were one of the first biscuits to come out by Fox's.

        Shortcake rounds can be found in many biscuit selections but none come as close as Fox's.

        Overall these biscuits are a winner and I love dunking them when drinking some sort of hot drink. My final rating just has to be a 5 star.

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        04.01.2010 21:40
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        For when you need to feel divine from the inside out.

        Have you ever stood in front of the chocolates/biscuits aisle wondering whether you should go for chocolate or shortcake? Both options are equally divine: the gorgeous luxury of thick milk chocolate or the buttery indulgence of shortcake. Hmm. Tough decision.

        I'm therefore pretty chuffed to have found these fabulous little numbers. They pack the best of both worlds and they don't skint on either. The chocolate coating is deliciously thick and wonderfully, well, chocolately - it's good quality chocolate. The shortbread is just perfect: crunchy and buttery like you're eating little crumbly puffs of gold. Hmm. Yes I really am that crazy about them!

        The best thing is that they're just so obscenely rich and indulgent that personally I can eat only two in one sitting. After that I start feeling a bit queasy. Now I know some might argue that this is a disadvantage but really, considering the fat-growing muck that's going into these naughty things (let's not consider too long though - don't want to think about the calories!!) it's only to be expected that this isn't going to be a sit-down-and-eat-the-whole-bag biscuit (unless you've had a really bad day, in which case fair enough).

        One other advantage is that they look rather pretty, like little classy doughnuts, so they will work very well if part of a presentation when serving tea. Just in case you invite someone over to help you finish the bag on that bad day!

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        06.07.2009 20:56
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        Brilliant for a treat!

        These are my favourite biscuits by a long shot and after buying them a few weeks ago I had been putting off opening them due to my diet and knowing they'd all disappear pretty quickly!

        THE APPEARANCE
        The packet is instantly recognisable as Fox's with a large logo to the left hand side. Similar to other biscuits you have your plastic wrapper covering your tray of biscuits (8 in this particular packet). The packaging is a deep brown colour with a royal blue band. The illustration on the packet does a good job in showing what the biscuits look like both on the inside and out. It also shows how much chocolate there is in comparison to the biscuit.

        THE TASTE
        As you bite into these biscuits it is instantly recognisable that there is far more chocolate than biscuit (chocolate accounts for 79% of the biscuit!). The chocolate is of very good quality, it is creamy and thick and melts well in your mouth. The shortcake is also well produced with it being crumbly and of good quality. They have a wonderful texture which melts in your mouth.

        ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
        They come in a packet of 8 which weights 150g. They retail at around £1.38 which does put the biscuits into the expensive category but they are well worth the pennies! You can buy them in most leading supermarkets and will often find them on special offer with other foxs biscuits. Each biscuit provides you with 119 calories and 6.3 grams of fat (3.8g which saturates). Each biscuit accounts for 2 and a half points on the weight watchers programme but everyone deserves a treat sometimes!

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        06.07.2009 20:39
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        Not bad but not really my cup of tea.

        With summer and the prospect of more days of hot weather I am trying to be good with my diet so I can look good in my bikini (even though we haven't actually booked a holiday yet, it's good to be prepared!). But my willpower has been pretty non-existent lately, especially when my fiancé's Mum keeps buying biscuits!

        These Fox's Shortcake Rounds are just the latest treats she's brought home in the weekly shop, the other being Fox's Millionaire's Shortcake.

        I've always thought Fox's produce a brilliant range of biscuits and I have always perceived them to be on the indulgent side. These Shortcake Rounds are definitely that. The tagline on the packet is "Shortcake Rounds nestling inside a thick wrap of gorgeous milk chocolate". Well I'm not going to argue with that as that is certainly true. The biscuit is very nice indeed, but it is totally lost in the thick chocolate that surrounds it. On the Fox's website it says that each biscuit has 79% chocolate, so I'm beginning to think this should be in the chocolate aisle of the supermarket!

        Don't get me wrong, I do like them, but they're not something I'd eat all of the time. One of these biscuits is definitely enough for me as the chocolate is incredibly rich and afterwards I feel a bit sick. It's not surprising really as they are a bit of a beast at 5cm diameter and 1cm thick (and yes I did get my tape measure out!).

        I find them incredibly sweet, so much so that my teeth hurt, even though I have been using toothpaste for sensitive teeth, but the sugar in these biscuits laughs in the face of the toothpaste!

        The packaging is bog-standard plastic wrapping to cover a tray filled with 8 biscuits. I do find the packaging a tad misleading, as the picture of the biscuit has the word Fox's imprinted in the chocolate (with the hole in the biscuit forming the 'o' in the word - clever eh?!) but this isn't on the actual biscuits. More importantly, the nutritional information is different to what is on the website. The packet states each biscuit contains 101 calories, 9.4g sugar, 5.3g fat of which 3.2g saturates, but on the website it gives the following: 119 calories, 11.4g sugar, 6.3g fat of which 3.8g saturates. It is rather worrying how the figures don't match, but for my healthy eating regime I'm going with the lower figures!

        These biscuits will definitely fulfil the biggest chocolate craving, but they're not really good for dunking in your tea unless you want a hot chocolate beverage!

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