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Maryland Cookies: crunchy biscuit chocolatey goodness
Member Name: juggler1000
Advantages: Great taste and texture
Disadvantages: high fat and sugar
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.
Summary: lovely as an occasional treat