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You've probably guessed by now I love my biscuits, shame my hips don't though. But anyway, when I went to my local Kwik-Save shop I decided to pick myself up a packed of Maryland Big & Chunky Cookies. They are currently on offer for just 89p a packet, so picked a packet up.
The cookies come a red foil packet with the 'Big & Chunky Maryland' logo on the front, and a picture of the cookies. On the back of the packet is all the information about the company, ingredients etc. On opening the packet at one end, the 8 large cookies are placed neatly in a tray. On the packet it states 'milk & dark choc chunk cookies. Try saying that when you've had a few!
Now to the most important part, the cookies. The packet says they are crammed with milk and dark choc chunks. And they are not wrong. On measuring a cookie, they are roughly 6 cms in diameter. And they are quick thick too. On looking at them, you can see there are lots of choc chips in them, and quite large pieces of chocolate too. The cookies are light brown in colour.
On biting into the cookie they are not hard to bite in to, and are crispy. The chocolate pieces in them are generous. You can certainly taste the thick pieces of choc chips in the cookies, and you can see the dark and milk chunks in the cookies.
I do, however, like to have a drink with these cookies as I find they make me thirsty. But that is the only thing. I do love these cookies and find I can only eat 1 or 2 at a time. So although you only get 8 cookies in a packet, they are big and they are chunky, so personally, can't eat too many of them in one go.
Please refer to the packet for allergy advice, as they contain wheat, gluten, milk, soya and may contain traces of nuts. The cookies contain:-
* No artificial colours
* No artificial flavours
* Non GM ingredients
* No hydrogenanted fats
Refer to the packet for nutritional information and ingredients.
In summary, I do like these cookies. They are big and thick, and they do contain lots of choc chips, so are very sweet to the taste. But, nice for a treat. =)
Burtons Biscuits Co
PO Box 145
Tel: 0151 676 2352
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These are the favourite cookies in our house, we have tried lots of different brands and these are simply the best. Maryland have
been manafacturing cookies since 1956 so in my opinion they know what they are doing.
There are many varieties of cookie and there have been a few limited edition varieties too, I will list a few that we have tried. Chocchip, double choc chip, hazelnut, coconut, rasberry and white chocolate, choc chip gooies, big and chunky choc chip and snap jacks.
Maryland choc chip cookies come in a red plastic pack, the other varieties are different colours, the packs are easy to open and contain all the ingredients, allergy information, contact information and nutritional information. When the pack is opened it usually tears and can not be twisted around to save any that are left, so once opened they need storing in an airtight tin.
Maryland have folowed a recent trend in downsizing the amount of cookies in a pack while keeping the price the same so you only get ten cookies in a pack for 69pence (price marked packs) rather than twelve. There are cheaper brands available but I think Maryland are worth paying for.
The cookies are small circles that are roughly 4cm across, each one is liberally sprinkled with chocolate chips and looks quite tasty despite the actual biscuit part looking quite pale. The cookies don't look home made as they are all uniform in shape. The cookie is quite sweet and each biscuit takes to bites if you are being polite. The cookis are nice and crunchy with just the right amount of crumble. The chocolate to biscuit ratio is just right.
I enjoy a couple of cookies with a cup of coffee and my husband can polish off a full pack with a cup of of tea, my teenage kids enjoy a couple of cookies with a glass of milk.
In conclusion I always buy a couple of packs of cookies when doing a shop as they are great with an afternoon cuppa and a big hit when friends and family pop around.
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One of my indulgences from time to time are chocolate chip cookies and the best brand I have found in this country is Maryland cookies.
I am half America and so that is where my love of cookies comes from I'm sure but I've never really been able to find anything here that matches up to the loveliness that are American cookies until I tried these Maryland cookies. I wouldn't say they are 100% as good or the same as brands in America but I would say they are about 99% there. In fact, according to an article I read, "The recipe for Maryland Cookies was brought to the UK from the US in 1956 and is one of the UK's best selling biscuits. Over 12 billion Maryland Cookies are sold worldwide each year."
So, with the knowledge that these are actually based on a recipe from the US I can see why they are so good and tasty. Maryland cookies are described as, "the perfect accompaniment to any cuppa, with just the right balance of chocolate chips and cookie dough."
The thing I really like about these cookies is that they have a lot of texture to them. The cookies are round and about the size of a Rich Tea biscuit. They have lots of nobbly bits which make them really fun to eat. They are extremely crunchy and I always find that there are lots of chocolate chips in them so you are guaranteed quite a bit chips in each bite. This is great as some chocolate chip cookies only have a couple of chocolate bits which make them a bit plain and boring but these cookies are lovely and fun.
Usually we just go for the regular chocolate chips cookies but there are lots of varieties of Maryland cookies, Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies and Fudge Brownie Cookies to name but a few.
Of course, a biscuit or cookie is never going to be amazingly healthy and you choose it as a treat, not something that is going to be particularly nutritious for you but according to their website, "We no longer include any hydrogenated fats in our products and continue to explore ways of reducing saturated fat levels
Actively working towards meeting 2012 Department of Health guidance levels on salt consumption."
Depending on what variety of biscuit you have the calories will differ but each one is about 70 plus calories per cookie so not great but ok for a treat.
I like eating all sorts of biscuits and Chocolate Chip cookies are one of my favourites especially great when dunked in Tea! There are various types of Maryland cookie including Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut, Double Chocolate Chip, and White Chocolate Chip.
For the purposes of this review I am concentrating on Maryland Chocolate Chip cookies. They are made by Burtons and in fact the original Recipe for Maryland cookies came to the UK in 1956. Oddly enough they are not sold anywhere in the USA. The Chocolate Chip cookies come in a Red foil type packet and they are very popular! They are also very tasty; the cookies are quite crumbly and light so you need to be careful if you do dunk them in your tea as on more than a few occasions the cookie has broken off and fallen into my tea. There are plenty of nice milk chocolate chips in the cookies and the cookies are a golden brown colour. I don not always buy this good quality brand of Cookie, to be honest sometimes due to their price. However this will vary depending on where you shop. I generally seem to find them to be very reasonably priced at Iceland's; the packet I bought recently only cost a £1.00 for a 230g packet (the usual size being 172g). I think this is a pretty good bargain. You can of course get really cheap value cookies, but these are no where near as good as these Maryland ones.
Wheat flour, Chocolate Chips (25%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Whey powder, Golden syrup, Salt, Raising Agents ( Sodium bicarbonate, Ammonium bicarbonate), Natural Flavouring. Chocolate chips contain Sugar, Cocoa mass, Vegetable oil, Cocoa butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural flavouring (Vanilla)
Contains Milk, Gluten, Wheat & Soya. May contain traces of Nuts.
There are 51 Kcals per biscuit.
Maryland Chocolate Chip cookies are a real treat, tasty and a good quality cookie! Worthy of 4 dooyoo stars in my opinion.
I really enjoy eating biscuits as a snack especially if they have something special about them like chocolate or they contain cream or jam and I love luxury shortbread as well but a variety that I often purchase is chocolate chip cookies. One or two times recently I have bought Maryland choc chip cookies with hazelnut from Tesco, they usually retail for about a pound but currently they are on offer at 49 pence which is half price.
They are packaged in a foil type wrapper and the design of it really makes it noticeable on the supermarket or store shelf. In each package you will find 150g of cookies, I'm not sure how many that is in actual cookies but it is a fair amount.
These are really tasty biscuits that contain a good portion of chocolate chips and hazelnuts, they are crunchy but not really hard like say a ginger nut is. They are really great with tea or a glass of milk and if dunked they soon become soft. You can buy cheaper cookies that are similar to these like supermarket own label varieties but the quality is not quite as good so the extra money you need to spend to buy these is worth it especially when they are on promotion. They are the best you can find without spending a lot more like the ones you can pick up from Marks and Spencer.
If I buy a packet of these I can easily finish them all in the space of a few hours and so if you are particularly health conscious or on a diet and you lack self control I wouldn't recommend buying them as just two biscuits contains 110 calories and 5.4g of fat. These could be very fattening if you devour too many. These also contain wheat, gluten, milk, and soya and obviously nuts and so some allergy sufferers need to give these a miss.
I always enjoy these with a glass of milk or a hot drink like tea and the other Maryland cookies are very good quality also and I like them very much.
Maryland Cookies consist of a brand of biscuit made by Burton's foods and first introduced to the UK in 1956. They have proved extremely popular and remain one of the best selling brands, with a range that includes Chocolate chip, double choc and white chocolate, hazelnut, minis and snackbites. Expect to pay around £1 for 250 grams and £1.40 for 125 grams of snackbites.
Maryland cookies come in a foil wrapper coloured differently depending on the flavour. The chocolate chip packet is dark red, with Maryland written across the front in yellow. The flavour is in the top left corner with a picture of cookies in the opposite corner. The cookies should be stored in a cool dark place, although, once opened, they should be put in an airtight tin and will only keep for a few days.
Per 100, Maryland chocolate chip cookies contain 511 calories, 34.8 grams of sugar and 23.9 grams of fat (of which 13.1 grams are saturated). As biscuits (and particularly biscuits with chocolate) these were never going to be healthy. However, as an occasional treat, they are absolutely fine.
I love Maryland cookies. They are crunchy, but the chocolate chips give them a softness which works perfectly (be warned, they do fall apart easily). There are lots of choc chips in each biscuit (in the double chocolate there isn't actually all that much biscuit around the chocolate!). The chocolate is very milky and velvety, and this complements the biscuit just beautifully.
I am always trying to cut down on our shopping bill by buying cheaper brands of products we love. I tried value cookies the other week and they were just nothing like these maryland ones! I just ended up throwing them in the bin, they were awful. Some biscuits in the value range are exactly the same but these were just not the same!
These maryland cookies are gorgeous. They are not like freshly baked ones, as the fresh ones you get are soft and chewy. These maryland ones are not chewy at all, they are crunchy but not too crunchy as they are nice and light. These cookies i find sometimes a bit hard on my teeth to bite into initially, and they do make a lot of crumbs! So these are quite a messy biscuit, but the thing i love most about them, is the chocolate chips!
Each cookie has loads of good size chocolate chips in, which are milk chocolate and are really creamy and make the biscuit taste so nice! These cookies are no good for dipping in your tea as you end up with loads of crumbs in your drink, and the cookies just break up too easily.
A pack of these only cost 43p at the moment in tesco, and they are always doing offers on them, buy one get one free etc.
You only get 14 in a pack, and as these are so light and moreish they dont last very long! There are two us in our house and this pack only lasts 2 days if that! But the cookies are quite chunky, they are not too thin.
Each cookie has 57 calories, which is quite bad as they are only small, and you end up eating quite a lot of them. But just eat in moderation and it doesnt really matter!
These maryland cookies are free from artificial colours and flavours. They are free from hydrogenerated fats and are fine for vegetarians. They need storing in a cool dry place, and once you open the pack you should store them in an airtight container. We find that if you just twist the end of the pack this keeps it shut and the cookies dont go stale or anything. They are eaten too quickly anyway to have a chance to go off!
Maryland do many different types of these cookies including double chocolate and hazelnut. They also come in miniture snack bags, the cookies are smaller in these but are still just as yummy!
I highly recommend these cookies, they are the best ones around and for a great price too!
Maryland cookies are a favourite to dunk in our house hold. These cookies have a lovely taste and are loaded with choc chips. I love the traditional plain choc chip flavour and the choc chip and hazelnut.
They both have a great taste which will leave you wanting more. Although I do feel very naughty when eating them as they are very sweet.
I purchase mine from my local supermarket priced at 86pence per packet. But they are usually on promotion either half price or two packets for a £1, either way they are a great biscuit and worth paying full price for.
I also purchased the mini cookies in the individual bags from Maryland as they are a great snack for children and great to pop in your child's lunch box.
There are many different flavours available for you to pick up in your local supermarket. These include choc chip and hazelnut, double choc, triple chocolate, traditional, mini packs and even double packs. They all vary in price though.
Maryland cookies are great to have as a snack with a cuppa tea.
Maryland cookies are suitable for vegetarians and are free from artificial colours and flavourings. They do contain milk, wheat and gluten and are also made in a factory containing nuts so traces may be found.
Overall a great range of cookies from Maryland.
Maryland Cookies are produced by Burton's Foods, in the UK. The recipe was originally brought over from the USA in 1956 and it has gone on to become one of the UK's best selling biscuits.
Maryland Chocolate Chip Cookies come in bright red foil packaging and are decorated with pictures of cookies and have yellow lettering. The do stand out well on the supermarket shelf.
When these cookies are open, they are best kept in a biscuit tin or other airtight container. They are very fresh and crunchy when first opened and you do really want to keep them that way. Maryland Cookies are delicious and after trying many other brands, I have decided that they really are hard to beat for texture and flavour.
These cookies have a lovely fresh crunch to them, but after you have taken that bite, they melt quickly in your mouth. You do find that they crumble slightly when you bite into them and you end out with some crumbs on your clothing.
The chocolate chips are chunky and there is plenty of them. They are smooth and creamy and the combination of sweet, crunchy biscuit and smooth, creamy chocolate is so more-ish, it's hard to stop at just a couple. Infact I quite often eat 3 or 4, which isn't great for the waistline!
*Nutritional Value Per Cookie*
Energy - 57 kcal
Protein - 0.7g
Carbohydrate - 7.4g
of which sugars - 3.9g
Fat - 2.6g
of which saturates - 1.4g
Fibre - 0.1g
Sodium - Trace
Salt Equivalent - less tha 0.1g
This product contains: gluten, milk, soya/soyabeans and wheat. It is free from arificial colours, flavours and GMI and is suitable for vegetarians.
It may contain nuts.
Maryland Chocolate Chip Cookies are available in Tesco in the following:
150g pack Chocolate Chip - 86p (on special for 43p until 22nd March)
250g pack Chocolate Chip - 99p (on special at 2 for £1.50 until 23rd March)
150g pack Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut - 86p
250g pack Double Chocolate - 99p (on special at 2 for £1.50 until 23rd March)
Myself and my family love Maryland Cookies, especially the chocolate chip ones. They are that bit more expensive than Tesco's own brand, but they are worth it, although I do try to buy them when they are on special offer, if possible.
If you fancy a nice treat which isn't too high in calories, these are well worth buying. Just try not to eat too many if you can!
After a long shop at Tescos I thought it was only fair to reward myself with a treat (or three or four) so in the trolly popped the Maryland cookies! I don't often buy these as they are not my favourite thing to have but they were on offer for 2 packs for £1.50.
I bought the normal choc chip ones which come in a red foil like wrapper to keep in the freshness. On opening the packet you get that lovely just baked smell that is oh so sweet! The biscuits themselves are a very appealing golden brown colour and you can also see the smooth chocolate chips sticking out if the cookie, though they are not that evenly spread out.
When you bite into them they are not a gooey texture like other cookies but are in fact quite crunchy though you can also taste the golden syrup which gives the cookie a less if a bite and does give it that chewiness that I love in a cookie!
The chocolate chips are also noticable in these cookies unlike in other ones which give them a smoother, sweeter, more chocolatley taste to them. When dunked into a cup of tea they are just THE BEST as the chocolate melts into the cookie and the golden syrup makes the cookie even more gooey and just simply delicous!
Per biscuit they are 57 calories which isn't great but is a lot better than I'd thought they'd be so it may mean you can have one or two more and if not eaten on a regular basis I an sure it'll be fine!
Overall these are highly reccomended for a tasty treat!
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I love to eat biscuits, especially with a nice cup of tea. So much so that I try not to buy biscuits because if they're not in the cupboard then you're not tempted to eat them. If I had a biscuit with every cup of tea I drank then I'd be eating an awful lot of biscuits.
When I do buy biscuits I never know what to buy because there is simply so many different kinds to choose from. I probably like every kind of bisuit you can buy. One thing I always try to do though is try shop's own brand. I usually shop in Tesco so for example instead of buying McVities Digestives I'll buy Tesco's own brand. I have found though with many varities this just does not work, that is the case with cookies. If I'm buying cookies then it has to be Maryland Cookies.
I cannot pinpoint why I prefer these cookies, they just taste so much nicer. They're crunchier and have way more chocolate chips in them than other brands. You can also get them in different kinds, theres Choc Chip, Hazelnut, Double Choc and others I can't think of. They are lots more expensive than other cookies and this is probably because Maryland has the reputation to back up the price.
Maryland Cookies cost about 80 or 90 pence depending on where you buy them. I never buy them full price as I think they are bit expensive but they are one of those products that are always on special offer in the supermarkets. I bought 2 packs from Morrisons at christmas time and I think they were half price at 44p. You get on average about 14 biscuits in one pack.
As always the packaging provide the nutritional information, it differs slightly depending on what kind of Maryland cookies you buy. From the Choc Chip kind it tells you ther are:
That is per biscuit, which is fine if you're eating one biscuit but biscuits are like pringles once you start you don't wanna stop.
Overall I think Maryland Cookies are the best cookies you can buy by far, they are filled with chocolate chips which is exactly want you want from a cookie and they are so crunchy and tasty. Maybe a little pricey at 90p but well worth buying when on special offer.
These are probably one of my favourite brands of cookies ever. They taste so delicious and once I get going with them I could actually eat the whole pack. Cookies have always been known as a little bit of a treat and something related to Americans. These Maryland cookies have been around for white a while now and there are actually many different flavours of these and I am going to do a review on the Choc Chip cookies as these are the ones that I have in my cupboard!
Choc Chips cookies come in a 150g red packet which is very appealing to the eye because it stands out from the crowd! On the front there is the brand name printed horizontally across the packet with a picture of two cookies to the right of that which is also very appealing as the look absolutely scrummy! On the back of the pack there is some useful information- nutrition, allergies etc.
These cookies are quite small and round, the texture is a little bit bumpy and these have chocolate chips on top and actually inside the biscuit which is nice. The biscuits are plain whereas the double chocolate chip biscuits are chocolate, but they are still very tasty. They are quite sweet but very crumbly and quite addictive. They do make a lovely snack with a glass of milk and being dunked is my favourite it tastes great! The only thing with these cookies is that I think these make my teeth go a little bit furry ish and this is never good. Apart from that, they taste lovely.
You can buy these from Tesco at the moment for 43p which is great!
Not too healthy if I eat the whole pack!
As we still have quite a bit of food left over from Christmas I just popped in to my local Sainsburys and picked up a few bits for the kids packed lunches (a waste of time now as they are off school due to the snow!) and I saw these Maryland chocolate chip cookies for just 44p (half price) so decided to pick up a couple of packets to give the kids a treat in their lunchboxes.
The cookies come packaged in a red and yellow foil packet that is very easy to open and once I opened it I just put the biscuits in to an airtight container as this keeps them fresh (like they last long anyway!) and means I can keep an eye on how many are being eaten at any one time (my eldest never knows her limits!). The packaging is very good as it keeps the biscuits all lined up in a uniform way and means that they stay nice and fresh until opened.
The cookies are quite a standard cookie size really and they are beige in appearance with lots of chocolate chips visible which is great as straight away you know you are going to get a yummy treat. The cookie is fairly hard and the chocolate chips are a delicious addition as they bring a sweetness to the cookie mix which really lifts the whole thing. The cookie itself is lovely and crunchy and crumbs go everywhere when I bite in to one of these cookies. There are lots of chocolate chips (22%) crammed in to this biscuit and this seems to be just the perfect amount to bring the taste together incredibly well and make these cookies stupidly moreish. I have often found myself eating 5 or 6 of these in one sitting just because they are so addictive and they taste even more delicious if they have been left in the fridge for an hour or two before eating. The biscuit goes even harder and the chocolate chips take on a delicious cool quality which works so well with the hard to snap biscuit.
Each cookie contains 57 calories, 0.7g protein, 7.4g carbohydrates (of which 3.9g sugars), 2.6g fat (of which 1.4g saturates), 0.1g fibre and a trace of sodium (less than 0.1g of salt) so overall these aren't too bad as long as you know your limits and have some willpower (which I don't!). These cookies are not suitable for anybody with an intolerance to wheat, gluten, milk or soya and they may contain traces of nuts (like everything in life really!).
These cookies are tasty and my children seem to love them just as much as me as a packet can last about three minutes in my household if left unattended! I will definitely be buying some more of these before the offer ends and although they aren't always on offer between Tesco & Sainsburys I seem to get these at half price or on buy one get one free most of the time so keep your eyes peeled if you love these. The sell by date is usually around a year as well so no need to worry about them going out of date.
Maryland cookies, I had my first tastes of these round my grandmothers, where she boasted about them being the 3 for a pound at the local £1 shop. I was expecting to taste some lousy cookies which tasted like saw dust. Instead what I what I found was a very addictive cookie I went through two of the packs where I was told I was a guts. I don't know what they put in these things, but I'm pretty sure it's on a par with some kind of drug. I now find myself making special trips to the pound shop just to get my fix, and if I don't then I become very moody.
These cookies come in several flavours however I have only seen three.
Choc chip and hazelnut
By far the original choc chip in the red packet does it for me, if they were the only flavour I wouldn't care. I had to ask my mates if the experience the same craving with these cookies. They all said yes.
Everyone in my house eats them as do any guests that come, this means that Ii spend a good £6-£8 in the pound shop just on these things. It sounds a lot but with me my wife and son that's 6 packs gone already.
As a lasting thought, I have been told that these also 'dunk' very well. Me not being a dunker cant back this up, but they are super cookies so if you are a dunker then they will dunk for you.
For the last few weeks I have been enjoying Tesco value cookies, then something made me push the boat out and start trying different cookies. I was getting bored of the cheaper biscuit and fancied something a little more chic and with more chocolate!
I had tried these a few years ago so decided to return to them, Admittedly, the price is steeper than the Tesco value cookie. It was almost double at about sixty odd pence, but you get what you pay for...or do you?
The packaging is great, looks American, looks classy and they look like they are going to taste good from the illustration. The easy to open pack caused me no problems either.
The cookies then. Not enough of them in the pack! They are a little chunkier than the Tesco cheap cookies, a more robust looking biscuit with a raised surface and plenty of texturing on them. They look pretty darned mouth watering and the way the chocolate chips are dancing around on them like ladies in skates on a winter lake is most alluring. There are loads of chips on each cookie, so they look like they are going to have a good bite to them.
The taste is great. The actual biscuit is crumbly without causing a cascade of crumbs and the soft baked cookie taste is satisfying and incredibly moreish. I dare you to try and eat just one cookie. I demolished a third of a pack in a matter of moments. The chocolate taste is confident and exhilarating and knocks the humble Tesco cookie for six. A smooth choco taste with no bitterness or bad aftertaste. I have had American cookies and these taste like the genuine article. For those with delicate palettes you might find them a bit too sickly, but for the cookie connoisseur they are a godsend.
Possibly one of the best cookies on the market, they just need to cram more into a pack and then I will be ecstatic.