“ Brand: Lidl / Type: Biscuits „
I like Jaffa Cakes in all forms, and pick these up from Lidl most times when I am these. They cost 67p for a 100g pack, which isn't that cheap when you think about it. You can get a double pack of Calue Jaffa Cakes from Tesco for 38p and there is more eating in them, but these are handy for my hubby to take for his break at work, and I guess I would feel a bit less concious pulling this pouch from my bag and not a whole 12 pack of full sized Jaffa Cakes.
These are in a little shiney paper pouch. It is wider at the bottom and gets thinner at the top. To open these you just pull apart the sealed bit at the top and this should open no problem. Not great to close again, as you just have to fold over the top, but I can eat a pack in 1 go anyway, so it doesn't really bother me. The pack is mostly orange coloured, and the writing is in white and there is a picture of a few of the Cakes on the front.
The Cakes are roughly the size of a £2 coin. I've never counted how many you get in the pack, but you get a fair amount and I would hazard a guess at around 18. The Cakes are just the same idea as other Jaffa Cakes, but obviously a good bit smaller. The Sponge base is soft, the Jaffa in the middle is nice and tangy, and the plain Chocolate on the top is thin, but enough to get the taste of it.
A good mini snack.
One of my colleagues brought a packet of Lidl's Mr Choc Mini Jaffa Cakes into work the other day and suggested I try 1 - and boy do I wish I hadn't! I honestly think their addictive!!
I must admit that I have always been a fan of 'simply the best' ever McVities Jaffa Cakes but these definitely come a close second. There is always something more appealing about bitesize food too for me. Perhaps it's psychological as I am always concerned about what I eat etc. I can just imagine the battle goin on in my head - 'should I? shouldn't I? course I should - I can always work it off at the gym right?
Sometimes - I'll admit it - I just need that chocolate fix and I do believe that these mini jaffa cakes are ones to enjoy without feeling guilty!! The Lidl one's have a different taste to the McVities ones. The orangey bit is much more tart but tasty. The sponge part isn't as full and light but I quite like this about these. These ones don't tend to peak in the middle like the original but personally I dont think this is a negative and it certainly doesn't affect their scrumtiousness!!
There are a 2 downsides to this product for me and the first is the packaging! These come in a little bag which you open up - a bit like a small bag of crisps - and I do like this concept. But the graphics are pretty poor and a bit boring. McVities definitely are way ahead in this area.
The second is that there is too much competition for them - my kids like them too!! If you haven't tried these yet I would definitely recommend that you do - they are only 69p.
My top tip and for an even tastier treat; I put mines in the fridge for a while before I intend to eat them!!
I have been trying to write a few reviews on products from some of the "cheaper" supermarkets recently, mainly because said supermarkets seem to get quite a hard time of it by many. I would say that on the whole the products are very good, (in my experience at least) with of course a few exceptions, but they are generally worth a bash! :-D
I recently bought a small bag of "Mister Choc" mini jaffa cake-type biscuits from my Local Lidl store. They were only 69 pence, but I find that the price of this product fluctuates a little from time to time, so they may well be a different price the next time I'm there!
The packaging isn't altogether that attractive to be honest, but I never let such things put me off from buying a product; I guess I'm more concerned with what's inside the packaging! The outside of the packet clearly states that the contents are 125g - and the name of the product is written in bold writing across the top of the packet. Underneath the writing there is a picture of a few of the jaffa cake minis, and there appears to be a bite out of one, presumably so that we can see the orangey bit in the centre!? The packaging really doesn't allow there to be any confusion whatsoever about what the contents are!
Upon opening the bag I noticed that the scent wafting from the top of the opening was delicious, like any other jaffa cake-type scent that I have grown to love over the years. As I peered in the top of the bag I was aware that the quantity wasn't bad at all - for such a small bag. I reckon there was approximately 18 or so of the small biscuits inside, though this is only an estimate. I didn't think to stop and count them for the purpose of my dooyoo review (oops). I think that by the time I had stopped to smell the delicious orangey biscuits, my greed had overtaken, and I was keen to move onto the taste part of my review, only for the benefit of you lovely dooyooers, of course! :-D
The size of the biscuits can only be described as a mouthful. I don't think I'd waste my time carrying out my usual jaffa cake-eating technique when it comes to eating the Mister Choc variety. My usual technique, I should point out, involves eating the soft sponge base first, then biting off the chocolate before popping the orangey jelly bit into my mouth. (And I KNOW that some of you fellow dooyooers employ this same technique so no scolding me for my horrible manners, please!) ;-) The Mister choc biscuits are just far too small to even consider eating using my usual technique, so for that reason I tend to just eat them one at a time, without biting into them first... *blush*.
The taste is pretty much similar to any other jaffa cakes I have tried in the past, although I did find the orangey bit was a bit sharper in this brand. I find it quite difficult to describe the sharper taste other than to say it was a bit tarter, although I have often found this to be the case with several other cheaper brands. In the past, with cheaper brands however, the orangey bit has been almost unpleasant to eat because it is so sharp, and it has most certainly put me off from buying the brand again. Not so with the Mister Choc brand; I tend to buy these almost weekly now! I think it is safe to say that I am well and truly converted! :-D
Myself and my partner recently had a buffet-style lunch for some family and friends and I opted to put out a small selection of different cakes and biscuits. I found that these were perfect for this occasion because of their dainty size. I put the small jaffa cakes on a plate and arranged them in circles, with other small, circular-shaped biscuits in-between them, so that the pattern went; jaffa cake, biscuit, jaffa cake, biscuit, and so on. Very pretty it was too, and several of our guests commented on how cute the small jaffa cake biscuits were!
The success of the mini jaffa cakes at this occasion makes me think that they would also be highly successful at similar buffet-style events or perhaps for children's parties? They are certainly the right size for smaller hands! :-D
Apologies lovely dooyooers, I cannot on this occasion tell you about the calorie and fat content of the product because my darling other half took it upon himself to throw the packaging in the bin! Why he chose this occasion to start trying out his tidying-up technique is beyond me! Typical...! >:-o
I would definitely recommend these little jaffa cakes. I buy them on a regular basis and enjoy them each time I do. Just be warned though, once that bag's open, you'll find it difficult to close it back over.....!! (Or maybe it's just me?!) *blushes again* :-o
Full marks this time, Mr Lidl!