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My son has always been a fan of jammy dodger biscuits, but after seeing these particular incarnations on offer at our local cheap freezer shop, I knew it was time for an update! The biscuits I will now review are - "Jammie dodgers - jam'n custard". Now be warned you don't get a huge amount of biscuits within the pack, with there being 8 large round biscuits to munch on. Though there are only 8, the pack they come in, once opened, will not keep the biscuits fresh, so you will have to remove from the pack and place within an airtight container. Each biscuit is a round shortcake biscuit, which on it's own is perfectly delicious, but add that with a good dollop of not only jam but also custard filling. The top biscuit mirrors the base biscuit, except for the heart shaped cutout, showing beneath the red and yellow of the fillings. The taste is just as good as the image! The biscuits are crumbly and sweet, with the jam being offset beautifully by the creamy custard filling, my son's favourite bit is the fact the jam is incredibly stretchy so he gets jam flavoured strings too! The nutritional information is as follows - Per biscuit, 83 kcals, 1.0g protein, 13.0 carbohydrate, 5.7g of which sugars, 3.0 fat, 1.5g of which saturates, 0.4g fibre, Trace sodium. Allergy advice states that these contain wheat, gluten and milk, but are free from artificial colours, flavours, hydrogenated fats and non GM ingredients. These are also suitable for vegetarians. Price wise these were purchased for the sum of 50p, but range from that upto around the £1.00 mark. For more information visit - www.burtonfoods.com Thanks for reading x
Yesterday I took my elder son to the Tesco which is about 10 minutes away from us. We found a new treat we haven't seen before so we took two Jammie Dodgers: one is the original and the other one is with custard. Well, both of them are fabulous. First impressions ----------------------- The Jam'n Custard Jammie Dodgers come in a yellow wrapper and the logo is surrounded by a huge red spot which looks as if it is the jam. There is a biscuit on is showing how the content looks like. When I opened the pack I found a white cardboard tray in it and there were 8 sandwiched biscuits in it. The round shortcut biscuits are put together with a filling of jam and custard but half of the biscuit is filled with the jam and the other half with the custard. In the middle of the top biscuit there is a heart shape cut out where you can see the filling of the biscuit sandwich. I found them very appetizing. My sons love it too. It has a delicious sweet smell and I really sorry that there are only 8 biscuits in the pack. We bought it in the Tesco for 43 pence per pack as they are on offer for half price. The 8 biscuit sandwiches weight 150 g. There are larger packs available too. We choose this one because we wanted to try them out. The half price offer lasts until 12 December 2009. Ingredients -------------- Wheat Flour, Raspberry Flavoured Plum Jam (26%) (Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Plums, Humectant (Glycerol), Gelling Agent (Pectins), Acidity Regulator (Sodiumm Citrates), Citric Acid, Natural Flavouring, Natural Colour (Anthocyanins), Calcium Chloride), Palm Oil, Granulated Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dried Whey (Milk), Salt. Nutritional information per 100 g ----------------------------------------- Energy: 437 kcal Protein: 5.1 g Carbohydrate: 69.5 g (Of which Sugars): 29.2 g Fat: 15.9 g (Of which Saturates): 7.5 g Fibre: 1.9 g Sodium: 0.15 g Salt Equivalent: 0.4 g Free From Artificial Colour, Artificial Flavours and Genetically Modified Ingredients. It is suitable for Vegetarians. Manufacturer --------------------- These lovely biscuits were made by Burton's Foods Limited. (Pasture Road, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH46 8SE). For more information on the manufacturer visit: www.burtonsfoods.com My opinion ---------------- I really love these shortbread biscuits. They have a wonderful vanilla smell and the freshly opened biscuits are crispy and are melting in your mouth. The jam in the sandwich is really tasteful raspberry flavour jam which is smooth and sticky. You have to be really tricky to get the biscuits apart as they stick strongly to each other. I think these biscuits are healthier than the chocolate covered ones so I will definitely buy them for my kids in the future as well. I bake them once or twice a week but it is always good to have a few in stock to the case when I don't have time to bake or I'm not in that mood.
I absolutely love biscuits and particularly have a fondness for the original jammie Dodgers so when I saw this new flavour in my local Sainsbury's store on offer for 44p a pack opposed to the usual retail price of about 88p a packet I felt compelled to try them. They sounded nice eh...jam and custard! So I grabbed some and couldn't wait to try them with a cuppa that night! The Packaging: Yellow and red oblong and plastic and inside there is a white cardboard tray contains 8 biscuits. On the top and on the side of the packet I'm told they are Jammie Dodgers 'Jam 'n' custard which are deliciously stretchy jam & custard filling splodged at the heart of 2 yummy shortcake biscuits and that they contain no artificial flavours or colours and there is a picture of one of the biscuits on there. On the bottom of the packet other information given includes ingredients and allergy advice (Contains Wheat, gluten, milk), there is a full nutritional chart on there, size is stated which in this case is 150g, I'm told they are suitable for Vegetarians, the best before date is clearly stamped on and contact details for Burtons are given (the manufacturers of the product). It's nice bright and informative packaging. Easy to open and totally in keeping with the brand to look at as it's so distinctive! The Biscuits: Well as I have already mentioned in the packet there are 8 biscuits. If you've never seen a jammie dodger before that sounds like you don't get alot for your money at all but what you have per biscuit is 2 slices of biscuit shoved together so they are thick and more like a couple of biscuits per biscuit type of thing lol. So the biscuits are cream in colour, fairly smooth and have a sweet smell to them. They are of course lovely, sweet shortcake biscuits and between that there is a thin layer of smooth raspberry jam and a little bit of a thin yellow custard, though not much of that at all. You can see some of the mixture between the biscuits due to a cut out heart shape to the centre of them then on the top biscuit there are slight splodgy raised marks. They look and smell great...and to me this is a welcome addition to the range! I love these. I'm not going to say more than the original jammie dodgers but I like them the same as. The shortbread biscuit is still melt in the mouth and not too sweet and the raspberry jam is still tangy though in my mind they're never be enough jam in a jammie dodger! The custard in this is light, sweet and slightly creamy and in my opinion melts in nicely with the shortcake biccie part of the ensemble. Not too sweet these are simply very tasty and I ate 8 all in one sitting and wanted more. Thumbs up for these! Nutritional Information Per Biscuit: Energy: 83 Calories Protein: 1.0g Carbohydrate: 13.0g of which sugars: 5.7g Fat: 3.0g of which saturates: 1.5g Fibre: 0.4g Sodium: Trace Salt equivalent: 0.1g Available in all good supermarkets etc.
The original Jammie Dodgers were a firm favourite of mine quite a few years ago but must admit that I have purchased them again for years. At the moment Tesco are selling these special Burton's Jam 'n' Custard Jammie Dodgers for the bargain price of 41p and thought I would try them out. The packaging is the usual cellophane with a white cardboard tray that pulls out - this usually makes the outer packaging rip and the results are that the biscuits go stale very quickly unless kept in an airtight container. I was amazed that there are only 8 biscuits in a packet and would not class these are great value for money if I purchased them for the original price of 82p. Jammie Dodgers Jam 'n Custard consist of two shortbread biscuits with a sticky jam and custard filling sandwiched between the two with a little heart cut out of the top. The biscuits seemed larger than I remember them. The consistency of the biscuit was a little moist and almost tasted to me as if they were stale already. I don't remember being able to taste the custard filling - only when I removed the top layer of biscuit and ate it on it's own. I am not impressed with this product. I really thought that these were going to taste great but somewhere down the line Butons have let the quality of these biscuits slip.
I am usually on to a winner when anything is on special offer and these 'Jam N Custard' Jammie Dodgers were no exception, lol! We got ours half price for 44p at Morrisons about a month ago now but I've only just got round to eating the packet over a few days... The biscuits are made by Burton's Foods in the UK and are described as 'Delicious stretchy jam & custard filling splodged at the heat of 2 yummy shortcake biscuits'. Jammie Dodgers have always been one of my favourite sweet snacks so I thought these would be lovely with the extra custard dimension to them... The packaging and the way the words are wrote you can tell the makers are aiming them at kids. The packaging is really funky with bright yellow and red and a picture of a really yummy looking shortcake double biscuit stuck together with the red and yellow mixed filling. There are no artificial flavours and colours which is cool and they are free from hydrogenated fats (the ones bad for your heart) :) The contents weigh 150 g and my best before date was next April so you get a good shelf life is you keep them dry and sealed... Calories per biscuit is 83 and the sugars are 5.7g which id high but they are shortcake after all and have got jam in them. Each one has 3g of fat in as well - so don't eat too many!! Vegetarians can eat them but they contain gluten, eat and milk for allergists... Both the plum jam and custard filling equals 13% each but in my opinion you just couldn't tell much of the flavour of the custard at all :( The jam is really tasty and stretchy as always in these biscuits but the custardy type thing was very runny and rubbish really. There didn't seem to be much of either to take the dryness of the very crunchy crumbly textured biscuit away. I am not impressed and wouldn't ask for these again, they could be a lot better as it is a great idea, only one star from me, sorry! :(
New twist on the much loved classic