“ Brand: Burton / Type: Biscuits „
Maryland cookies have always been great tasting in my books. So when they released a limited edition triple chocolate packet I couldn't resist. They first thing you notice is the colour of the packet which is lovely brown colour, and as its made out of a foil style material is all shiny. On the packet you have the normal Maryland name branding in bright yellow with red edging. Around this you have a few faded swirls and a picture of the cookies your about to indulge in. The pack contains 14 of these addictive cookies, so bit of a bargain. The packet is a bit annoying though, once open you need to put them in an air tight container or they will go stale in record time. And no one likes stale cookies! As with the other Maryland cookies they have a distinct taste so getting round to eating these was looking good. So the biscuits are quite thick and round, this time the biscuit is a brown colour and chocolate flavoured as opposed to the normal vanilla style ones. Amongst the biscuit you will find chocolate chips scattered all over which adds to their rough texture. These cookies actually have chocolate chips too, some cookies have none or very little in the way of chocolate chips, so eating a cookie with a heap load is definitely encouraging! These cookies can be dunked in tea, to warm them up and make them less crunchy. But be warned don't dunk for long or fear losing half of it to the bottom of your mug! And no one likes bits of biscuit mush in their tea. A great tasting cookie, with chocolate and lots of it. Limited edition is a bit of a disappointment, make them all the time!!
I bought these on purpose as I was making a chocolate cheesecake and needed a good biscuit to stand alone as it were. Luckily they were on offer at the time and turned out to be about 45p a packet. Usual details on the packet and to be fair not much comment with regards to the packaging although I have to say as its a foil packet you will need to store any remaining biscuits in a tin as they go very stale very quickly otherwise. Right to the biscuit- well they are not refined in any way but you wouldn't expect them to be would you?! Thick discs of chocolate biscuit studded with various choc chips- they look fairly pleasant and almost traditional, bobbly bits and all! However as a biscuit I have tasted much better it has to be said, the biscuit is a lack lustre to say the least. However one good thing is that with the cheesecake they worked really well, they crushed well and balanced out the taste delightfully. As a straight forward eating biscuit I don't think I would bother again.
After noticing these on offer at Asda, and being badgered by the brats, I relented and bought some to keep the kids at bay! The product I will now review is - "Maryland cookies, limited edition triple choc" My kids have a real weakness for biscuits, not these in particular, but any available to them. I am afraid that this is partly my fault, my kids are so used to having two biscuits with a milkshake or supper that when there are no biscuits in the house they panic! So when I saw these on offer, and they were a real good deal I had to get them. These biscuits come in a foil tube shaped packet, sealed at both ends. This particular packet is gold in colour and me being the magpie that I am insisted that if I was paying for them (which I usually am!), this packet should be the first that gets put into the trolley! There is all the usual information on the pack, brand name, product name, sell by date, the fact that that these biscuits are "limited edition" and finally a rather gorgeous and mouth watering picture, sorry did I say that these were for the kids! Once you open the pack, due to the design, you will have to store any uneaten biscuits in an air tight container. Each pack contains around 15 biscuits. The biscuits are around 1 ½ in width and reasonably thick to boot. The appearance of the biscuit is somewhat rustic. The base is flat and smooth with the top being slightly domed and cracked in appearance. Visible through the cracked and chocolate brown coloured biscuit are the white and plain chocolate chips, some are even slightly melted over the top. The taste, in my opinion is not as nice as I was expecting. The biscuit has a slightly greasy after taste, like something in the biscuit has coated my tongue. The chocolate chips taste just as they should, but the biscuit is only chocolate flavoured, and not an actually chocolate biscuit. There is no intense flavour, one that I expected due to the packaging saying that this is a triple chocolate product. The texture of the biscuit though is perfect, crumbly and slightly chewy I'm afraid it is just the flavour that lets it down. The nutritional information is as follows - Per biscuit, 54 kcal 0.7g protein 7.3g carbohydrate 2.5 fat There are some allergy notices, these being that this product contains wheat, gluten, milk and soya. This product may also contain nuts. As I mentioned earlier these were on offer when purchased, these had been reduced down to 44p a pack, this was across the range of Maryland cookies products. For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk Thanks for reading x