“ Brand: Marks & Spencer's / Type: Biscuits „
These biscuits really are the cremem de la creme of all that is chocolatey and orangey. I picked them up once as an alternative to home made biscuits when I had some guests over for coffee (and they assumed home made cake!) I was not disappointed by these biscuits and neither were my guests! The chocolate is really good quality and not too sugary - nice and velvety. The orangey centre would rival the zestiness of a jaffa cake and the biscuit base is so soft and buttery, it just melts in the mouth. Perhaps this is to be expected with an M & S sweet treat and certainly you pay slightly more than you would for a standard biscuit (with less in the packet), but then again M & S is all about quality, not quantity. You rarely see these on offer in my local M & S store, so I think they must be extremely popular!
Marks and Spencer's extremely chocolately orange buscuits are to this date my favourite biscuit in the entire world (and I have tried a LOT of biscuits).
The biscuits are quite big so if you just want a small snack then you only really need one or instead of having two or three biscuits with a cupa you just need one.
The taste of the biscuits is absolutely divine. They are coated in a really thick layer of chocolate but not so thick that you think there is hardly any biscuit. The coating isn't exactly extremely orangey, it just has a hint of orange so it isn't overpowering, they are more extremely chocolatey. The chocolate is also of good quality (well it is Marks and Spencer), not quite cadbury's but still very nice. I do think if Cadbury's chocolate was used they may be a little too sickly so not as moreish! The biscuits are slightly oaty but don't taste anything like hobnobs as they are thicker and have a bit more of a shortbread texture.
The biscuits come packed in a plastic tray and wrapped in a film and then in a cardboard carton. The packaging isn't overly exciting but this doesn't really matter because we're not eating the packaging! On the plus side they do use 50% recycled plastic for the packaging so is more environmentally friendly than other biscuits!
The box does say that once they are opened you should store them in an airtight container but I don't think this is actually necessary as I have left them opened in the pack for about a week and they still taste exactly the same as when I first opened them. The biscuits never last me longer than a week so I couldn't say how they are after that long!
They are also suitable for vegetarians but not suitable for nut allergy sufferers as they are made in a factory which uses nut ingredients.
The biscuits have a good best before date as well, at least 6 months in advance so they keep well!
Now here's the bad bit. The nutritional information! So one biscuit contains
135 calories (7% of GDA)
15.8g of carbs (7% of GDA) of which sugars 11.2g (12% of GDA)
7g of fat (10% of GDA) of which saturates 4g (20% of GDA)
So the biscuits are really not very good for you. They are more of a luxury so buying them every now and then is probably a better idea! And eating just one at a time is probably another good idea!
Costing between £1-£1.20 (can't quite remember as my gran buys them for me all the time) and only getting 8 in a packet, they are a little pricy but it is certainly worth it for a treat.
If you are a biscuit lover then you must try these! You will be addicted after your first bite!