“ Brand: Burton / Type: Snacks „
I came across the latest member of the Jammie Dodger clan whilst online shopping at Tesco. They caught my eye as they were on special offer, buy one get one free, the cost was around £1 per pack (it was a few weeks ago and my memory is not what it once was!)
They are currently £1.15 per 150g pack (8 Jammie Dodgers), or 2 packs for £1.50. That's just over 9p per dodger.
The dodgers produced by Burton's Foods sit within a cardboard case, inside a distinctive bright yellow and red sleeve and are described on the packaging as 'delicious stretchy jam splodged as the heart of 2 yummy shortcake biscuits'.
Sounds fab thought I as I opened the packet earlier on today!
How wrong I was :-(
Once out of the packet they looked okay, measuring approximately 5.5cm across and 1.5cm in depth. The biscuits are very pale looking, decorated with what can only be described as a splodgey pattern with the trade mark heart at the centre. There is a also a tiny face to the right of the heart - that looks a bit like an alien!
On biting into the double decker shortcake biscuits, I found them to be quite dry and lacking in any real flavour, not at all buttery as I had expected. The lemon taste doesn't hit you straight away, probably because of the very small amount of jam sealing the biscuits together. The ingredients also state that the jam is actually Lemon Flavoured Apple Jam!
I didn't find the jam at all stretchy as described, more hard and none moving!
Each Dodger contains 83Kcal and boasts no artificial colours, flavours, hydrogenated fats and is made from non GM ingredients. They are also suitable for vegetarians. The product does however contain gluten and wheat.
This is not a product I would but for myself again. My son did have one earlier and asked for two to be put into his lunch box as his 'treat' so maybe it's an adult thing or that my taste buds are more refined!
I would give these half a Dooyoo star if that were possible, not my cup of tea at all - even with a cup of tea!
This review is me sticking up for the poor little lemony Jammie Dodgers that other dooyooers seem to dislike..poor little things :(
I must point out however that I LOVE lemon curd and lemony things in general, so that probably gives my tastebuds a good head start! I had read and rated the other reviews on here but was feeling exceptionally brave when I spotted the Lively Lemon biscuits in Morrisons today for only 43p.
Last week, my housemate and I had a sudden urge/craving/need for Jammie Dodgers so we invested in a pack of the original kind and finished them that same evening, so as huge fans of the red ones we were excited to try the yellow variety. With the memory of the original jammy treat, fresh in our minds, we bit into the lemon-goo filled shortbread and whist licking our lips and admiring the cute little yellow heart on the top of the biscuit, we both exclaimed "mmmm".
We are a fussy pair and were conscious that the lemon filling may taste like bleach (p.s are we the only people who describe bad lemon tastes as bleach-like?) but we were pleasantly surprised by their (very) sweet taste, and now my keyboard is covered in shortbread crumbs as I frantically type this to spread the lemony love to all you dooyooers!
So if you like the originals and you like lemon curd I guarantee you will like these.
We seem to go through biscuits in my house at a rate of noughts, hence I am always on the lookout for special deals and promotions in an attempt to save money. I was shopping in Tesco recently with my son and inevitably wandered down the biscuit aisle. He spotted some Jammie dodger biscuits. I was just about to pick them up when I noticed a promotional end which had a lemon version of the product. I decided to pop a couple of packets in my basket as they were on special offer. To give the product its full title Burtons Lively lemon Jammie Dodgers.
These biscuits cost 89p for two packets as they were on a buy one get one free deal. They come packaged in a yellow coloured plastic outer wrapper. Inside is a white cardboard container which holds eight biscuits. This is a new addition to the Burtons range of biscuits which is the second largest manufacturer of these types of product in the UK.
On returning home I decided to have a cup of tea and try a jammie dodger. For those of you who havent tried one before they are basically two shortbread biscuits which are joined together by a splodge of stretchy jam. Previously the centre was either blackcurrant or strawberry jam so I was quite keen to try the lemon variety.
On opening the pack you are met with two rows of four rather large biscuits. Each has a double layer of shortbread. The centre of the top one has been cut out in the shape of a love heart which is filled with a splodge of jam. The shortbread itself is rather pale looking in contrast to the bright yellow jam. On biting into the biscuit I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too sweet and had just the right amount of crunch for my liking. The Lemon jam had a delightful tangy zing to it. I have to say I was slightly disappointed by the quantity of jam in the biscuit. Perhaps it had been a machine malfunction at the Burtons factory. Alas no because I had a second biscuit which again had a minimal amount. Hence I was unable to ascertain if it was in fact stretchy jam!! This detracted from the overall effect which made the product a bit on the dry side. My son on the other hand thought that they were delicious and managed to finish off the entire pack. Unfortunately I shall not be buying these again as a result of the disappointing filling. (The second pack contained the same amount of jam).
Each biscuit has no artificial colours or flavours. They are suitable for vegetarians and contain no hydrogenated fats and are free from GM ingredients. Allergy sufferers beware as the product contains gluten and wheat and may also contain milk.
Nutritional Info Per Biscuit
Always on the lookout for something new to buy to take home and try, I was pleased when I spotted these Jammie Dodgers, but in a Zingy Lemon flavour.
We are not a great lover of Jammie Dodgers in general and really didn't like the blackcurrant ones that they bought out some time back. The thing with Jammie Dodgers that we don't really like is that although there is jam in the middle it really is quite a dry biscuit and can become quite a mouthful to eat and swallow ( a bit like dry cream crackers in a very sweet form!).
Well Tesco's were doing these in a B.O.G.O.F. for 89p so quite a good price to give these a try. Coming in a bright yellow packaging with a big splodge of red in the middle with the Jammie Dodger logo. On opening you will find a cardboard tray containing 8 very large biscuits.
Looking a bit anemic sitting in the white tray are the pale coloured shortcake biscuits with the traditional cut out heart shape in the centre, you can then see how they are sandwiched together with the lemon jam. Now it was time to put them to the test and try.
On my first bite it was just as I remembered with the other ones, very crumbly, no jam and leaving a very sweet taste in my mouth ( and it was a bite and not a nibble that I took!). Having a gulp of my coffee to get rid of the very sweet taste in my mouth I notice that my black T-shirt that I'm wearing is covered in tiny crumbs. So for the next bite, with half the biscuit gone I finally get a taste of what I can only describe as a lemon curd flavour ( although it looks like a clear yellow jam)!.
I've thrown the rest of the biscuit away as I don't want to really finish this as it isn't really for me. Far to sweet for my tastebuds. If your a lemon curd lover then you may just like these, but overall the biscuit is just too sweet and leaves the taste in your mouth like you have just had a spoonful of sugar ( might make the medicine go down!!).
I think these biscuits are the sort that you either love them or hate them. Kids would probably love them and being that they are quite big one biscuit should be plenty, but be prepared for the crumbs from these biscuits.
Each Zingy Lemon Jammie Dodge contains;
Weightwatchers points 1.5
So as biscuits go for the size of them they are not that bad in calories. Suitable for vegetarians and has no artificial flavours or colours. No hydrogenated fats or GM ingredients. These do contain Gluten and Wheat.
So not for me or my family, I will only give these a 1 Dooyoo star for the price!.