I have recently tried out the Hovis digestive biscuits and this is my review.
The packaging is very nice looking and it is an attractive bright red coloured package which is nice looking and catches your eye when you are in the supermarket. The package is oblong shape and it cost me 76 pence from my local Tesco store which I do not think is a very good price but I do like these biscuits and from time to time I will get them as a treat.
There are only about twelve biscuits in the pack. The biscuits are very attractive looking as they look like a little loaf of bread. They are a brown colour as most digestive biscuits are and they have the word Hovis across the top of the biscuit which is like on the 'crust' part of the little loaves.
The biscuits are not the best in terms of calorie content but then again no biscuit is really. Each one of the small sized biscuits has 37 calories in it which is quite a lot. The biscuits are not that big, they are smaller than the larger, circular digestive biscuits that you can buy, although those type contain a lot of calories too!
I like to put these biscuits out with two or three kinds of cheese after dinner if I have had friends over for a meal. I like to use this brand over another brand of digestive as they are kind of better quality and Hovis is a 'top end' brand. If I am watching the pennies then I will just buy the supermarket's own brand of digestives but I do prefer these Hovis ones.
The taste is very nice. They are not too sweet or sugary and they have a nice taste to them. I think they taste as oaty as the usual brand of digestive biscuits that I buy and I like the texture of these Hovis biscuits as it is thick and crumbly but not so crumbly that it falls to pieces when you try and spread butter or soft cheese onto it.
Some of the cheaper brands of digestive biscuit can have a bit of an aftertaste when eating them but I do not find this is a problem with the Hovis ones. I think they are slightly sweet and have a crumbly texture that is very nice when eaten with a hard cheese like a nice Scottish Cheddar.
They are not the best of value when it comes to digestive biscuits, but I like them and I think they are good quality and are nice to offer to guests after dinner. They also look a lot nicer than cheaper brands of digestive biscuit so if presentation is important to you then I would spend the extra pennies and buy the Hovis brand.
I would suggest giving the Hovis biscuit's a try out, they are very nice tasting and they look great although they cost a bit more than other brands.
Walking through the biscuit aisle in my local supermarket I came across these Hovis Digestive biscuits which I had never seen before. Maybe that's because I usually head straight for the McVities digestive biscuits without looking at the other brands on offer. When I see 'Hovis' I think bread, I had no idea they did biscuits too. After debating whether to stick to what I know I like, or give these a try I decided I'd give these Hovis digestives a go, so I placed them in my trolley and that was that. Haven't turned back since.
Packaging - The biscuits come in a red and yellow packet, which sports the large 'Hovis' logo on the front as you would expect. If I had one complaint about these biscuits it would be that the packet is not big enough. Maybe that's because i'm greedy, but in my house biscuits don't last very long so more biscuits in the packet would be better. It is a 250g packet.
The biscuits - They come in a bread shape which I find really cute. Like many the 'dunk test' is the ultimate test for any biscuit. These Hovis digestives passed the dunk test with flying colours, they soaked up my tea quickly without becoming so soft that they break off into it (something we all hate!). If your not one that likes to dunk your biscuits, then these are still great for you, sweet but not too sweet and a nice size to satisfy a niggling craving. I think Hovis have got the taste of these biscuits perfect and I must say that they taste much nicer than the McVities digestives. I have also had these biscuits with cream cheese which is delicious because they are just the right level of sweetness.
Nutrition - per biscuit
Energy - 37 kcal
Protein - 0.7g
Carbohydrate - 8.0g
Fat - 2.2g
Fibre - 0.7g
Sodium - Trace
Wheat flower, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wheat Germ 5%, Glucose Syrup, Oatmeal, Raising Agents, Salt, Whey Powder, Flavouring.
Contains wheat, milk.
Produced on a line handling soya and in a factory handling egg, hazelnut but on a different line.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
I bought these biscuits in Tesco for 75p. They are available in most other supermarkets for around about the same price.
Definitely worth a try :)
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These digestive biscuits by Hovis were surprisingly tasty as on the outside they seem to come across as plain and old fashioned. They come in a red packet simply saying Hovis digestive biscuits - but don't be put off by the bland packaging!
The biscuits are each shaped like a mini loaf of bread with the brand name engraved onto them. They are quite different from other plain digestives as they contain wheatgerm and so have a granary look about them. I find them to be quite sweet so they are perfect for dunking in your tea but they are also very nice with cheese as the sweetness gives it a nice contrast. They are nice and thick with a slight crumbliness to them but not so crumbly that they break into dust when you bite into it.
I thought these might have been not to bad for you as I was fooled by the seemingly wholegrain look to the biscuits. Each biscuit contains a whopping 1g of saturated fat - really high since the guideline amount is 20g per day! There are 37 kcal per biscuit for those who might be calorie counting.
At around £1 per packet, these are good value and make a nice alternative to crackers with cheese.
Sold relatively cheap in most supermarkets and the like, Hovis Digestive biscuits are definitely a higher class of biccy.
Although you don't get quite as much quantity for your money as you would if you bought say, Tesco or McVitie's digestives, you do get a far superior biscuit. - Hovis Digestive biscuits are much sweeter, probably to do with their very different sweetmeal consistency, and, although a little bit more fattening, they taste much better.
Surprisingly they can also be eaten with cheese! Although quite a heavy and thick biscuit with ostentatious design and posh packaging, they're pretty damn versatile and go great with a variety of cheddars, double glocuesters or Red Leicesters.
They're shaped, quite unsurprisingly, like slices of bread, which makes for a bit of an inconguous eating experience, but they're very thick and dense, meaning that you have a fantastic consistency and a biscuit that never, ever breaks when you dunk it in milk, coffee, tea, or whatever hot beverage you decide to accompany with these truly excellent biscuity snacks.
They're a bit different, and if you're one for holding occasional tea parties or similar functions, become quite a talking point and an instant favourite among guests, often you'll find one greedy person scoffing the whole lot of them in a corner, and who could ever blame them? These biccies are superb.
Hovis Digestive Biscuits
Description: Manufacturer: Hovis / Type: Biscuits
I am sure that you have seen these over the years, or even tried them. They are an old favourite and no matter how often I eat them, I don't seem to get fed up of them and still crave them from time to time.
A 250g pack costs around £0.90 from supermarkets and are available in the biscuit section along with other biscuits for cheese. They are recognisable by their bright red packaging with the Hovis logo on the front. Once opened, these should be kept in an airtight container.
These biscuits have a lovely crunchy texture but are not to crumbly, so they don't end up all over your lap. They are designed to be eaten with cheese but taste pretty good on their own too. They taste a bit like a plain digestive biscuit with a slightly wheaty taste and it is difficult to say whether they are sweet or savoury, a bit of both I think.
I eat these with cream cheese because they go so well. it has to be Dairylee for me, though Mrs Assasin isn't so discerning and will butter these and add whatever cheese we have in the fridge.
Unfortunately, each biscuit has 37 calories and they are quite difficult to put down, so by the time you have added cheese, these are not the healthiest thing to snack on, but they are tasty and delicious and there is something reassuringly good about them. They remind me of Christmas (because you always get them in Christmas biscuit boxes!) and taste exactly how they always have, so I will keep buying them and eating them - in moderation!
4 stars simply because they are not the healthiest thing in the cupboard.
With their quirky shape and scrummy taste I love these biscuits. Whilst Hovis Digestive Biscuits are great with a cup of tea or coffee, they are absoultely divine with either a slice of mature cheddar or a spread of cream cheese (try a cheese triangle).
Each biscuit has only 27 calories so it can be used as a sweet treat when you are dieting to help that craving without the guilt - 4 biscuits (which hopefully will be enough) work out at only 108 calories.
If you are not watching your weight you could try them with strawberry jam or chocolate spread - and just remember Hovis never use artificial flavours or preservatives in any of their products so you can really enjoy the natural taste.
Hovis has been around for well over one hundred years - it's a name we all grew up with and a brand we can trust.
These biscuits seem to live in our Tesco's near all the cheese biscuits and to be honest the first time I came across these biscuits was when I bought the obligatory box of cheese biscuits at christmas.
However I don't think that they just need to be eaten with cheese and if my son is anything to go by they can be eaten as soon as you come home from school, come in from football training, whilst watching the TV, I think you probably get the picture.
The biscuits are a great design - they look like a minuture traditional loaf - the one with the rounded top. The packet isn't a great design because it isn't self sealing and the only way to open it effectively is to slice the end off. I never seem to get those little tab things to work. So once you have opened them you need to put them in a tub otherwise thjey will go soft quite quickly.
The packet is quite stricking and does stand out on the shelf so they are fairly easy to find - the only thing thats not so good is the price tag at 80p for a standard 250g packet they are a bit pricey.
However they are a good flavour, not very crumbly but not too soft and can be eaten with or without cheese.
Hovis have come up trumps with their digestive biscuits. The name Hovis has been around for many years so I think that many of us have complete confidence in their products. I know that their bread is good and I love their rolls, the soft Hovis Cobbles.
Another thing that caught my eye was that wonderful television advertisement that Hovis had made, the one that is set way back in Wartime.
I had never bought a packet of Hovis digestives before but we had a packet of mixed biscuits for cheese at Christmas that included them in the selection.
I had always bypassed the Hovis digestives in the supermarket, the reason why?
The masculine packaging and the price tag just didnt attract me in any way at all.
A bright red plastic packet with strictly no parking yellow at either end.
The makers name goes boldly where no man has gone before and as the saying goes `Looks are everything`. A true saying when it comes to making a purchase!
But having been introduced and then finding that we got on rather well I decided to treat myself to a packet of my own!
I use treat as the operative word because they are 75p for a 250g packet and I would normally buy an own brand digestive.
The Hovis digestives are packed tightly into the outer wrapper and you need to slide the tip of a knife blade into the wrapping to get at them, unless you are clever enough to be able to successfully use those strips that are attached to the packet. I can never get the hang of them!
Many digestives do have a crumbly texture but these are different. They have been well designed and the shape is appealing, much like a miniature loaf of Hovis bread.
The biscuit has quite a hard feel to it and it doesnt fall apart as easily as some. The close texture makes the biscuit good to eat with cheese and a bit of an addictive dunking biscuit too.
The biscuit accompanies cheese so well, it stays firm and you can load the cheese on top of it easily. Again a lot of digestives are semi sweet, but Hovis have not been rash with the sugar and it makes for a good biscuit.
They are fine fodder for vegetarians but they do contain wheat and milk. Plus Hovis quite rightly point out that they have been produced in an environment where nuts are used.
Each Hovis digestive biscuit contains 37 calories.
Maybe I wouldnt stick a packet of these into my trolley every week because like most I have to look at the cost, but I can vouch for the Hovis digestives.
They are crisper in texture, not quite as sweet as others and are very pleasant!