Product Type: Jacob's Snacks
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Its nice to have something to nibble that is not too sweet and sickly at Christmas!
Jacobs Biscuits for Cheese selection
Member Name: rolandrat
Jacobs Biscuits for Cheese selection
Advantages: Good variety, sturdy box.
===Why I Got This===
I received both the large plastic tub plus a smaller box of these 'Biscuits for Cheese' as Christmas gifts. Usually my husband takes all of them but this year I made sure I got in first.
The Jacob's Biscuit Bakery was founded by two brothers - William and Robert Jacobs in 1885 in Ireland. They are now owned by United Biscuits.
Comes in a cardboard box for the 250 gram size or a large plastic tub for the 900 gram size (the information that follows is for the large tub):
Comes in a square bright orange plastic tub with a lift of lid.
There is a large label on the lid plus two labels fused onto the sides of the box.
On the base is another fused full size label giving more details of the contents.
The image on the lid shows some of the biscuits with cheese.
The centre of the lid has the large black diamond shape which is the Jacob's logo - 'JACOBS, Simple Baked, Since 1885'.
A selection of eight crackers/biscuits containing approximately 130 biscuits.
The side of the box lists the eight varieties.
Has a long shelf life - mine was until October 2013.
The biscuits are in two layers - each layer housed in a strong moulded plastic tray.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Contains Milk and Gluten.
May contain Nuts, Sesame Seeds, Egg or Soya.
===The Biscuits/Crackers Varieties===
'Cheddars' - round - made with Cheddar cheese.
Digestive - oblong - only available in the 'Selection'.
Choice Grain - square - with wheat bran, kibbled wheat and rye and barley flakes.
Water Biscuits - round - baked to give a light crisp texture.
Cornish Wafers - round - flaked puffed crackers.
Cream Crackers - square - the original crackers.
High Fibre Crackers - square - with added wheat bran.
Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Bakes 'Savours' - round - crunchy wheat crackers
(The biscuits are all available to buy separately in their own packets apart from the Digestives.
The 250 gram cardboard box only has one layer of biscuits and just 6 varieties - Crackers, Cheddars, Water Biscuits, Choice Grain, Savours and Digestives.
These were gifts are do not seem to be n sale at present after Christmas so I cannot give the exact figures.
Every year we get a tub of these biscuits for cheese off mother-in-law - but unless I get my hands on the tins first I do not like eating from tins that other people have been rummaging in - so this year I got in first!
The tubs are really strong and sturdy and actually quite hard to get into and you have to snap one of the corners which allows the lid to be removed.
The first biscuits I went for were the ones I knew I liked best - the Cheddars of course, as I have often bought packets of them, and also the digestives which were nice after a meal and dunked in my tea.
Everyone knows what the ordinary Cream Crackers are like but I really liked the other two square varieties which were more high fibre and, to me, had more flavour. I like eating the crackers with margarine or butter spread on them.
Of course it was not long before my son and his girlfriend discovered our tin - I did not know the other varieties much but they fell onto the Black Pepper Savours - and I had a job to get any to even try - they were so popular - so much so that we will be buying them in their own packet if I can find them.
I was never really sure what 'water biscuits' were - but liked eating these with just margarine and a cup of tea. It turns out they are made with just flour and water and are what used to be called 'ship's biscuits'.
The large tub did not last very long with us - it is probably because we do not buy many biscuits or crackers through the year that when we get a lot at Christmas we just keep eating them!
There was a good amount of biscuits in the tub and I was surprised that I actually liked them all - as with any selection box there is usually something horrid left at the end.
The biscuits had a long shelf life which was unnecessary for us but would make them a good item to keep for snacks or surprise visitors. The sturdy tub would also keep the biscuits fresh and is so strong it can be re-used afterwards for cakes or other items.
===Would I Recommend?===
Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Wheat Bran, Salt, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate)
, Dried Powdered Cheese, Wheat Germ, Wheat Starch, Vegetable Fibre (Inulin), Barley Malt Extract, Kibbled Wheat, Kibbled Rye, Barley Flakes, Dried Pepper, Yeast, Lactic Acid, Poppy Seeds, Natural Flavourings, Barley Malt Flour, Emulsifier (E472e).
Summary: A great selection of crackers to suit most people.