There's nothing nicer than a cheesy snack when you are feeling a bit hungry and one of my favourite ways to enjoy it is in biscuit form. My favourite cheese biscuits are these wonderful Cheddars which are wonderfully cheesy and extremely moorish! I could eat a whole packet in one sitting if I actually let myself.
What I love about these biscuits is that they are oven baked cheese biscuits so they have a really nice baked taste. They are lovely and golden on the outside and have a really nice authentic cheese taste. The biscuits are quite thin and round and what I like is that around the outside they are a little bit thicker so you get a really nice crunch but then you get this really taste thin cheese biscuit too. The biscuits have little holes in them, not sure why but it makes them look quite good. The biscuits are round and lend themselves to being very versatile. I generally like to eat them on their own as just a nice snack but then they are also great when you are having cheese and biscuits. I often slice some cheese up and then put it on top of these biscuits and you get an even better cheesy snack. They go really nicely with a bit of butter on them too. In fact, you could really put anything on top to make the snack your own.
My kids also like these too and I find them a really nice snack for them to have too when they are a bit peckish. I definitely like to give them something like this more than I do a chocolate biscuit or the like as I think they are healthier. In fact, the biscuits contain no artificial colours no artificial flavour and per biscuit there are only 20 calories which is quite a good calorie count in my opinion.
Cheddars are yummy Cheese flavour Biscuits that are available in Mini form, and these ones which are the full sized ones. They are about 80p for the 300g pack and you get quite a lot of Biscuits for the price.
Although these are classed as Biscuits, I would normally think of Biscuits as something sweet, but these are savoury. These are Cheese Thin Biscuits and I feel you can really taste the Cheese in these. The Biscuits are round in shape and quite large. There is loads of little pinpricks over the top of these, which I guess doesn't do anything for the taste for the Biscuits, but they look alright.
I've never counted the amount you get in this pack, but I would say at a rough guess that you get about 25 in these.
I don't have a pack to hand but these have 29 calories per Biscuit.
The pack looks nice enough. It is a nice bright yellow colour and stands out on the shelf
These are tasty and although I don't think I could eat a whole pack of them, I could eat about 75% one after the other.
NIce and tasty Cheese Biscuits.
Another bagain buy at Asda just now. You are getting 2 packs of these for £1. They normally cost about 85p, and since they were a bargain and I hadn't had them for ages, then I got them!
You get these in 2 different flavours, Cheese and Cheese with a hint of Spring Onion. I got 1 of each, as I had never tried the Spring Onion ones. The pack size is 150g.
So what are these? They are thin biscuits. I think some people describe these as Crackers as well, and since they are not normal Biscuit consistency, I can see how they have a Cracker feel to them. I guess since these are Cheese based then you could use them with a Cheese board, but I have only just eaten them on their own.
the Biscuits are round with lots of pin pricked holes through them. The holes are arranged in circles as well and they look alright. the Biscuits are quite a bright yellow, but they are slightly lighter yellow on the underside of the Biscuits. Since they are so thin you get a good amount in the pack. I didn't count them before me and my husband started nibbling on the pack, but I would say you get about 30 in the pack.
The pack design is alright. The Biscuits are stacked on top of each other and the wrapping just covers them, so not a hige amount of packaging. The pack is a yellow colour with some orange blended in and the writing is in Black, so it stands out on the pack. The pack states that there is more Cheese in them now, but the last I kbew they tasted pretty Cheesy already, so I was looking forward to a more Cheesy tang.
Each Biscuit has 20 calories, which isn't bad, but I can't stop at 1 or 2 of these, as they are pretty more-ish.
So now to the taste. Well I didn't taste them any Cheesier than I remember. They taste of a creamy-ish Cheese with a slight tangy Cheddar to them. With the Spring Onion ones there was a hint of Onion, but I think I was expecting more. We still eat half the pack without realising. The Biscuits have a slight crisp to them, but they break up easily enough and are nice and tasty.
I'd forgotten how nice these were, and may have to get a few more pack before the offer ends!
It was whilst I was out yesterday picking up a few bits of shopping that the brightly-coloured yellow packet of "Cheddars" biscuits caught my eye. Realising immediately that I had been neglecting this particular addiction of late, I opted to purchase the biscuits without a second thought.
The same packet now lies in front of me, with a mere half of its contents still intact... I think it is fair to say that this snack is very addictive and in particular for those of you who have a penchant for savoury snacks... you have been warned!
The pack as I said is a bright yellow colour, with large black lettering across the front which clearly states "Cheddars". The pack contains 150g, which seems quite generous considering the biscuits only cost me 65 pence!
The biscuits are widely available from all supermarkets such as Asda or Tesco, although I think they are usually a bit more expensive if bought there - around 85 pence if memory serves me right!
Anyway, upon opening the packet of biscuits yesterday I was instantly aware of the savoury cheesy smell which was rather tempting to say the least!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with these biscuits, they are circular in shape and are very very thin. This is perhaps where half of my problem lies, as they are perhaps so thin that I am fooled into having the impression that they aren't that bad for me and therefore I can usually be found taking not one or two biscuits from the packet, but a small pile, say around five or six of them!?
The taste is very moreish and is very very cheesy, although it is not a strong or over-powering cheesy taste - fear not! I find the biscuits to be quite salty too, which is possibly why I love eating them alongside a huge cup of tea.
The 150g pack is not going to be very popular with those of you who are watching your figures I'm afraid... there are 528 calories and 32.4g of fat contained within it so it's probably best to avoid buying these if you are easily tempted to eat more than one savoury snack at a time (like I am!!) :-D
The biscuits are manufactured by "Jacob's", not "Mcvities" as I had originally thought. I am happy to confirm that the pack informs me that they are suitable for Vegetarians. That said though, if you suffer from allergies then these would possibly not be suitable for you as the pack informs me that they are produced on a line handling Sesame seeds.
I find that they are really nice with some spreadable cheese on top - something like Dairylea or Philadelphia is a really nice accompaniment to the cheesy flavour of the biscuits.
Alternatively, they are nice with just a little spreading of butter on the top. Or if like me, you are a cheese fanatic, you could try them with some smelly blue cheese on them... ooooh yummy! :-)
They are, all in all, definitely worth recommending to you - if you have not tried them before and are a fan of cheese flavoured savoury snacks then I can almost guarantee that you will love these!
Full marks from me! :-D
Recently spotted these delicious crackers on sale in tescos two for the price of one, costing me a mere £1.20p which i thought was excellent value, as i love these crackers.
Very chesy and morish, once i start eating them find it hard to stop, as they are quite addictable, even without extra topping on them.
Great with a nice slice of cheese on top, add a slice of tomato too, or pickle.
Also great with butter and marmite, or cheese spread. Great with paste spreads too, but as i said also good to eat on their own
Yellow packet with the words Cheddars written in black, stating real cheddar cheese biscuits, and i must admit they do taste or real cheese.
Also available in spring onion flavour which are great too.
Contains 20 calories.
No artificial colours or flavours.
Made with real cheese.
Best before date 3rd October 09, but wont last long in this house.
These biscuits are made by Jacobs
, they do give a freephone number in case of complaint, but im not complaining i love these morish crackers.
Nice and fresh and crispy when opened and make a great change from the other crackers . Quite salty to taste too.
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I buy these pretty much every week as I absolutely love them. I usually buy Cornish Wafers as well as these are not the healthiest option (more on that later) but these are my preferred option if I'm honest!
What Are They?
They are basically a larger version of Mini Cheddars, despite the fact that they are made by a different company. As you can probably guess from the name, they are designed to be cheesy, which is probably why I like them over other types of crackers as they are more tasty.
What Do They Taste Like?
They definitely have a cheesy tang to them but I wouldn't say that this is overly intense. They really do put me in mind of Mini Cheddars, so if you have eaten these in the past you will have a good idea of what these taste like. The cheesy taste tends to linger in your mouth for a while afterwards.
I find them quite dry to eat on their own and have to spread something on top of them to counteract this. In most cases, I will top them with Primula cheese spread (either Cheese and Chive, or Cheese and Ham to be precise) or cottage cheese spread. This takes the dryness away, although I will still feel like I need to have a good drink after eating two or three so I am presuming that they are quite salty. As a quick aside, I don't put Primula Cheese spread on as this tends to take the cheese taste to a whole new level and was actually quite overpowering and offputting.
I tend to get mine from Sainsburys, where they usually cost around 80p per packet. For this, you get a decent amount of Cheddars in a packet but as they are pretty moreish, you might get through a packet quicker than you think. On average, I buy a new packet every week.
These deliciously tempting little biscuits have a funny way of finding their way into my shopping trolley. Almost every week I buy them. This week I paid 88pence for a l50g packet from Sainsburys. They are so nice for a quick bite, trouble is they disappear half a dozen at a time in this house, with kiddies running in and out all the time. The fat content isnt bad but that depends on how many you devour (1.2g per biscuit ). A good handful would up the ante a bit on the 'bad for you' side! Having said that, only l0% of each biscuit is cheese and only 50% of that is cheddar! You do have to read the smallprint on these packets if you want to be health concious.
On the plus side, they are suitable for vegetarians, so they can snack on them also if they so wish.
I find they are handy for adding a couple to a fresh fruit snack for children at break time, or a little addition to picnics, car journeys, elevenses and,of course, alongside the plain cheese crackers on your cheeseboard.
May not be the healthiest of snacks but certainly are one of the tastiest I find. I dont know anyone who can resist them.
Pricewise they excel. I have bought them for as little as 76pence at other supermarkets in the past and feel for a largish pack of cheesy biscuits at under a pound they are good value. They have been on our supermarket shelves for many years now as I can remember buying them 20/30 years ago for my own children. Long may they remain on the supermarket shelves !
***What are they like? ***
Sometimes when we fancy a snack or perhaps something different for dessert we will have some Cheddar Biscuits. These are little cheesy biscuits and I think it can safely be said they are not very good for you on the whole. Never mind, everyone needs a treat from time to time. They come in an orange and yellow 150g pack and contain as a rough estimate about 30 biscuits.
Each biscuit contains 20 calories and 1.2g of fat (0.6g saturated fat). That's not so bad you think and then realise you could probably finish off the pack in a couple of sittings!
They do contain milk and gluten and are produced on a line where there will be sesame seeds.
There is a whole list of other ingredients which do not sound very appetising! (Wish I hadn't looked to be honest).
Mmmmmmm, now to the taste. They do taste cheesy as you might expect, however whether this is truly a cheddar taste, I am not sure. In terms of cheddar content they have dried powdered cheese 10% - which doesn't sound so appetising now! Of which half is cheddar. So it is safe to say these biscuits only have a whiff of cheese about them.
The biscuits are light and crispy and you do get an aftertaste of the cheese. They also taste quite savoury, in that they seem salty, but the ingredients only say there is trace sodium in each biscuit. I did each around 7 biscuits in the interest of research and one thing I need to mention is that they do get stuck in your teeth. You are messing around trying to get it out for the next half hour or so.
I think that they do have a quality taste, as I have tried similar versions, but they are never as nice. The best before date is usually around 4 months ahead, so if they are on offer, it is useful to stock up as they are not cheap biscuits.
We sometimes eat them on their own, with butter (Lurpak), with grated cheese, soft cheese or squeezy cheese spread. If I am in the mood, I might make a plate of fancy ones with all of the above and cucumber, spring onion, chives and peppers etc.
The children sometimes like to experiment and have a Scooby Sandwich with one, piling up a stack with various toppings - (but not very often).
What is most likely to happen is that I sit down to have some from a packet that I have just bought to find a few stale ones left at the bottom; the children get carried away! As I have said before these are extremely moreish and I challenge anyone to eat just one!
They are available from most supermarkets and cost around 80p - they also do a Spring Onion version, but I thought these weren't so nice. They are occasionally on BOGOF, so I will stock up then as they have a long best before date.
(Still trying to get them out of my teeth now!!)
'Cheddars', manufactured by Jacob's, are cheese flavoured biscuits which usually come in a 150g packet.
Costing between 70p to just under a pound - depending on the retailer, the product seems to be popular with both young and old, and is widely available in UK shops.
With a tagline of "Real Cheddar Cheese Biscuits", a quick look at the ingredients does indeed show that 'Dried Powdered Cheese' makes up 10% of the product. However, Cheddar only makes up 50% of the total cheese content, which, when applying some simple maths, would sugest that only 5% of each biscuit is real cheddar. Perhaps the marketing people should change the statement to "Cheddars, mostly random cheese, but some real cheddar", or something along those lines...
In terms of the flavour, I do enjoy Cheddars. The cheese taste is fairly strong, and they are the type of biscuit where once you eat one, you want another - I think addictive is the word.
I tend to eat them as they come, but I know some people butter them, or add more cheese on top. What I certainly don't do - as i've heard some enjoy, is to dunk them in tea. I prefer my tea non-cheesy thanks very much.
The text on the familiar orangey yellow packed points out that Cheddars are suitable for vegetarians, but they do contain gluten.
In conclusion, Chedddars make a nice change from plain old cream crackers or Ryvita, I couldn't eat them every day, but they are an enjoyable occasional snack.
Jacobs Cheddars Biscuits........
I had bought these biscuits a while ago now when they were on a buy one get one free offer in Morrison's. Per packet they cost 79 pence so to get 2 packets for that price worked out at a good bargain!
They have only been in my cupboard as I never felt there was a right time to eat them and was unsure as to what to have with them. However after getting a voucher for a free tub of Philadelphia soft cheese I thought that these Cheddar biscuits were the perfect accompaniment! I have since fallen in love with the snack of garlic and herb cream cheese and these cheddar biscuits! It is a complete Cheese overload and I love it!
The biscuits themselves are not too cheesy but do have a lovely cheddar flavour hidden in the back. It is not so overpowering that when eating the biscuits with cheese it is too much. Jacobs seem to have added just the right amount of cheese flavour to these delicious little biscuits.
You do seem to get a fair few in a packet and I usually can use a whole tub of Philadelphia with a whole packet of these Cheddars so that works out about right!
The Cheddars are crunchy and extremely delicious on their own or with soft cheese. For the price I would say they are well worth it and would give them a brilliant score of 10/10! Bring home the cheese!
Cheddars varieties have made a come back in our house as I haven't bought them for a while.
As usual I was out strolling round the supermarket for something a bit different to eat and ended up in the cracker and biscuit aisle. I found myself drawn to the savory section and saw Jacobs Cheddars staring at me from a bargain basket off set to one side of the usual shelf. They were on offer for that week and I was so tempted I bought two packs. 75p per pack not bad.
Can't resist a good offer. HA HA.
Anyway to cut a long story short I took them home and placed them dutifully in the bicky tin.
They did not stay there long I felt them calling after tea was over around 8.30 ish when a good cuppa is in need. I wandered to the biscuit tin and withdrew the packet of cheddars found some nice cheese to go with and went into the lounge to sit down and enjoy them.
I have to say right from the start that looking a piece of cheese out was not necessary as they were excellent on their own, but the cheese did bring out the flavour even more and was delicious with the cheddars.
These thin discs of crispy biscuit were delicious and very cheesy quite a strong flavour and slightly salty. Morish and excellent and I would definitely go for more, and have of course.
I have recently noticed a different flavour in some shops although I don't think it is a popular line it is Bacon flavour. I have only seen it rarely and don't know if it is a new line being introduced or an old line that didn't quite work but I will have to investigate this further and let you know what I find.
I have found out there is a special edition spring onion flavoured cheddar out at £1.29 per pack wow.
Also there are bags of mini cheddars available in multi packs just for those lunchtime treats. How spoilt is that. I am made up.
Gorgeous little cheesy biscuits must get a good rating they are so morish and so light and crispy who cares about calorific values and all that stuff just get some and enjoy the experience. I do.
Over Christmas I usually get in a few packs of biscuits to be eaten with cheese. I really enjoy this sort of biscuit but daren't keep them in the house all the while as I would eat far too many of them complete with far too much cheese!!
Anyway one of the biscuits I got was a pack of Cheddars at a cost of £1.29 for 150g.
These biscuits are made by Jacobs, the cracker people, so they have a history of making good biscuits.
The pack is smart and bright in red and yellow with the word Cheddars in black across it and the words 'real cheddar cheese biscuits' written underneath.
The biscuits are a couple of inches in diameter and are very thin. They smell lightly cheesy and very pleasant indeed.
They taste delicious either with butter and or cheese or you can eat them naked - as they were made. The only real problem is the fact that once you open the pack and start eating it is very difficult to stop! If you do have any biscuits left in the packet it is advisable to store them in an airtight container to stop them going soft.
The biscuits are crisp and taste mildly of Cheddar cheese so they are not for those of you who either don't like or are allergic to cheese.
There are 509 calories in 100g of these biscuits with each biscuit weighing approximately 3.8g so that's 19 - 20 calories per biscuit and given the fact that they are so moreish that could be a problem if you are trying to loose weight!
I have taken the above information off the side of the pack whilst wearing my spectacles, using a magnifying glass and standing under a bright light! Yes, the writing is a bit on the small side! LOL!
The Jacobs Bakery Limited
P.O. Box 14
Sorry this review is so short but there really isn't anything else to say!