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      19.05.2010 12:03
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      HUBBY CAN KEEP THEM

      Maryland Cookies fall under the ownership of Burton Foods (Jammy Dodgers, Viscount etc).

      *Product*

      Here we have the Maryland Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. You can also buy the normal cookies as well. They are described as being "Chocolate Flavoured Cookies contains Chocolate Chips". Try saying that fast!

      *Packaging*

      Each flavour of Maryland Cookies adopts its own colour theme so they can be recognised easily. The double chocolate ones come a purple foil wrapper.

      The front of the wrapper is adorned with large yellow bubble writing saying "Maryland" with smaller writing saying "Double Choc". Some delightful cookie images also are shown to give you an idea of the contents within the pack.

      Further around the back has your standard, required information including ingredients, allergy warnings, nutrition and details of how to contact Burton Foods.

      *The Cookies*

      Opening the pack, you are greeted with a biscuit aroma. The cookies themselves are round quite thick. They cookie is made from chocolate and is therefore a dark brown and contains plenty of almost black chocolate pieces throughout it. The underside of the cookie is smooth and bumpy on the top.

      *Ingredients*

      Wheat Flour , Chocolate Chips (18%) , Sugar , Vegetable Oil , Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder , Golden Syrup , Whey Powder , Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate) , Salt , Flavourings , Chocolate Chips contain: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring .

      No hydrogenated fats or oils.
      Suitable for vegetarians.

      *Allergy Advice*

      The cookies contain gluten, wheat, milk and may contain nuts so is therefore not suitable for those with intolerances to these ingredients.

      *Nutrition*

      Each biscuit contains :

      54 kcal
      3.8g sugar
      1.1g saturated fat
      <0.1g salt

      *Availability and Price*

      These cookies can be bought in supermarkets at around 45p for a 150g pack (contains approx 10 cookies). They can also be bought in corner stores at a more expensive price. Home Bargains and B&Ms also stock these at less than 40p per pack.

      *My Opinion*

      I have never been one for cookies that contain milk chocolate. Give me white chocolate or toffee any day but I am a bit weird when it comes to milk chocolate that isn't Cadbury or Mars.

      I first tried normal Maryland cookies when my fiance bought them a few years ago and reallt enjoyed them. In B&Ms the other day, I picked up a pack of these Double Choc cookies for hubby at 39p and thought I would sneak a few since he is at work and I am not feeling my best today :(

      Anyway, the cookies are kept nice and fresh in the foil pack meaning they won't lose their crunch. They are of a good size and thickness and you can clearly see lots of little chocolate chips floating around. They smell very strongly of rich chocolate as you would expect as you are combined 2 chocolate products together in one.

      Biting into the cookie (whilst making a terrible mess with crumbs), you get a good crunch noise signally freshness. The cookies is quite light and disolves easily in your mouth. It also melts easily and makes your hands sticky! The strongest taste for me was the chips, they were overly sweet and too rich in my opinion. The cookie was ok, it wasn't dry but it wasn't exactly tasty and left a weird sort of artificial after taste in my mouth which I needed a drink to wash away.

      I feel unless you are a massive double choc fan then these are worth avoiding and downgrading to the normal cookies as the biscuit and chips compliment each other better without going into chocolate overdrive.

      I ate 2 of these and forced myself to eat a 3rd to make sure it wasn't just my tastebuds trying to get use to them. They just don't taste very nice so hubby can keep them. I feel even more sick than I did to begin with.

      Thanks for reading

      :)

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        01.05.2010 21:10
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        Not the best cookie

        Near enough everyone loves cookies and chocolate chip cookies are one of the most popular variations out there. But what happens when you double the chocolate and have "Double Choc" cookies? Well like many others in the Cookie market Burton's (under their Maryland branding) have thought it to be a good idea and have put the product out alongside their other cookies in the range. Many in Britain will have seen Maryland chocolate chip cookies coming in the red packets though it seems that fewer people have seen their purple packaged "Double Choc" cookies. Though do they deserve to be picked up if you see them?

        The cookies, which can be bought in 150g packs (5.29oz.) come, as said, in a purple wrapper, with the "Maryland" brand name across the front twice in tones of orange, with a graphic of the cookies which are a darker (than the regular cookies) colour with chocolate chips in them. The packet contains about 13 individual cookies in side the packet with each one having a crumbly and rough texture to it, a brown colour with chips spread randomly in the biscuit. The biscuits also have cracks on the outside which makes them all look even more fragile that the crumbly texture does. They do seem to have fulfilled the image of being "double chocolate" though how do they taste?

        Well it's obvious they were going to be chocolaty so that should come as no big surprise though the chocolate "biscuit" part doesn't seem to have the same quality of taste as the regular Maryland cookies. In fact the biscuit tastes quite dry and has a sort of powdery feel to it in the mouth, not the most delightful of of biscuits it's got to be said. Though the chips do help drag it up from the status of "avoidable" to "edible", they are okay overall though still seem dry and rather off putting, it seems like if you ate more than a few you'd have to drink a bottle of water just to feel your mouth again.

        Overall it seems a case of getting some things right (the overall taste) but getting something major wrong in the fact they are annoyingly mouth drying. Perhaps if your having them with a drink you'll be fine, but with out you'll suffer.

        Nutritional Information (per biscuit)
        Energy 227KJ/ 54Kcal
        Protein 0.7g
        Carbohydrate 7.3g (3.8g of which is Sugars)
        Fat 2.5g (1.1g of which are Saturates)
        Fibre 0.1g
        Sodium Trace
        Salt equivalent <0.1g

        Product contains:
        Wheat, Gluten, Milk and Soya
        May contain traces of Nuts

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        29.11.2009 22:18
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        Eat in moderation, but you will still enjoy

        Maryland make great tasting cookies, these I remember since I was young, they seem to have been around ages and king of the cookie market I think

        The look?
        Very rustic looking, I think they almost look handmade, these are a crumble cookie with the chocolate chips peeking out of every side of the cookie. These come in a purple wrapping as appose to the red of the normal choc chip version

        Price?
        £0.86 for a 150 gram pack is the normal retail price, two packs for a pound at the moment at Asda and Sainsburys

        About the Taste?
        These are quite crumbly and a little bit dry I think, but if you dunk them in your brew this will sort that out. Very chocolatey with many chocolate chips awaiting to be eaten, really good flavours and very tasty indeed

        Healthy?
        Not really that good for you at a whopping 54 kcal per cookie, as these are of biscuit size you could be fooled into thinking your not eating that many calories, wrong, these are ones to watch out for.

        Conclusion?
        High in calories, very rustic and very chocolatey, still great tasting

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        14.10.2009 17:01
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        A must-try for all cookie monsters :o)

        I picked up some of these last week as I hadn't tried them before. I was sure I would like them as I love the original Maryland cookies, and things always taste better when they're on at half price!

        The recipe for Maryland cookies was originally brought over to the UK from the USA back in 1956, though they're strangely not sold in the States (more for us!). As far as cookies go, I'd say Maryland are probably the most popular and loved brand. To back this up, over 12 billion are sold per year worldwide, so they must be doing something right.

        Double Chocolate Chip are a twist on the original variety, retaining the style, size and choc chips of their famous counterpart. The difference is the cookie itself, which is chocolate flavoured and so is brown in colour.

        As you'd expect from Maryland, these are quality cookies and are free from artificial flavours, colours and GM ingredients.

        They're not as popular as the original cookies, but they're available in most supermarkets in a 150g shiny purple packet, costing around 87p (Tesco). You get a fair few in a packet, and as these are frequently on offer, I think the price is reasonable. There are cheaper, supermarket own brand cookies available, though nothing quite has the same taste and feel as Maryland.

        Each cookie contains 54 calories and 2.5g fat, but they're relatively small so will only provide you with a few bites. That's okay if you can stop at 3, but for me, the cookie addiction kicks in and I can get through far too many in one sitting.

        I find that cookies often vary between packs, but the one I bought last week was very tasty, though slightly softer than I had expected. That said, the softness wasn't a bad thing, as they still had some crunch to them. The texture was just right and there were enough chocolate chips in each cookie to add to the chocolate flavour and provide another texture to the mix.

        The chocolate flavour is quite sweet and rich, making these delicious to snack on. There's no funny aftertaste or bitterness, so I can't say anything bad about them really (other than the addictive quality they possess).

        I would definitely recommend these, especially when on offer, as they're tasty and go well with a nice cuppa tea, or a glass of milk for the younger cookie monsters.

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          02.08.2009 00:24
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          Lovely biscuits

          - Maryland Double Choc Chip Cookies -

          I was doing a shop in my local Tesco's store, when walking through the first isle, I came across these biscuits on offer at half price (around 40p) for each pack, which I think is a very good price for a packet of leading brand biscuits, so I decided to buy a pack. I usually spend around 40p on a packet of supermarket own brand biscuits anyway so treated myself to Maryland Double Choc Chip.

          The packaging to these biscuits is a foil material which is brightly coloured in purple with bold yellow writing stating "Maryland Double Choc" and a picture of the cookies on the packaging which makes you want to try them (they look very nice!) The packaging also has all the ingredients, nutrition and guideline daily amounts. these biscuits contain 7.3 grams of carbohydrates per biscuit and3.8 grams of sugars per biscuit, which is quite a lot.

          Each cookie has a chocolate coloured biscuit with lots of milk chocolate chips (if you purchase cheaper supermarket own brands you tend to only get a couple of chocolate chips each biscuit!) they taste like... well.... chocolate! Nice and crunchy, and great with a cup of tea!

          I would purchase these cookies again, even at the full price as they are very nice tasting and good to enjoy every now and then!

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          04.05.2009 12:34
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          A great cookie with delicious chocolate.

          Maryland cookies are one of my favourites and as they are currently on offer (buy one get one free 88p from Tesco) I just had to pick up a couple of different packets for review purposes!

          The packet is purple in colour and has a large Maryland yellow logo as well as a picture of two double chocolate chip cookies on the front. Lovely and appetising. The packet has a heat sealed end which is opened much like a packet of crisps and then I normally tear down the seal to open up the whole packet before throwing them in to my biscuit jar.

          Each cookie is around 1.5 inches and I can see lots of chocolate chips all over the cookie. It is a chocolate flavoured cookie with chocolate chips and it really does not disappoint. The cookie itself has a lovely chocolately flavour and smell and tastes delicious and the added chocolate chips are scrumptious and lovely and chunky. I can really taste the additional chocolate chips and these are fantastic when they have been chilled in the fridge beforehand. Each cookie is around 55 calories so should be enjoyed in moderation but I always find myself eating a good 4 or 5 before I put the lid back on the biscuit jar! They are very moreish and just delicious. I don't have any complaints about these but I do enjoy them slightly less than the original chocolate chip cookies but I think this is just because it is a bit of a chocolate overload for me and I love the original cookie taste.

          I would definitely recommend these, they are very addictive and it's hard to stop myself from eating half a packet in one sitting. The fact that they are on offer at the moment is making them either harder to resist and I find that Tesco regularly has these on special offer.

          These cookies may contain nuts so best to avoid if you have an allergy.

          I am rating these 4/5 as they are lovely cookies but not quite as nice as the original chocolate chip ones.

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            18.01.2009 20:22
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            A great chocolate cookie that all of the family can enjoy.

            Passing through the supermarket aisles more often than not gives me an attack of the `munchies`, they always advise that you eat before you shop and I do! Honestly! But for me it never seems to work. Almost every aisle seems to have something that I could rip the wrapper from and instantly devour, you might have gathered that I like my food.
            I am a biscuit connoisseur, if there were a degree in `biscuitry` then I would have an Honours Degree. I would have willingly attended any University on a small student grant to have been given the privilege of eating and studying biscuits `in depth`.
            But back to the real World...



            Maryland Double Choc Chip cookies are the tops, the purple plastic packet is the first thing to catch your eye, `Maryland ` stands out in `strictly no parking here` yellow and one or two of the rocky cookies have their portraits painted on the packet.
            150g packet is well worth 44p of anyone's hard earned cash.
            Any astronomer would surely be interested in these cookies, each one is not only shaped like a Planet but has the rough surface and craters where the chocolate chips lay in hiding.



            So lets go back to the beginning...
            Each Maryland double choc chip cookie is about 3 inches in diameter, not an overly attractive biscuit, it has a somewhat `well worn` exterior. The top of the cookie is awash with small peaks and troughs and is interspersed with dark chocolate chips.
            Texture? Crunchy, crumbly, grainy, rough and rugged.
            Flavour? Chocolatey, sweet and moreish.
            A very difficult packet to open and only take one out and Obsessive Compulsive disorder jumps to mind when time after time I dip my fingers into that purple wrapping.
            Although they are loaded with dark chocolate chips they still dunk well, the cookie stays firm under the weight of the tea or coffee and the chocolate chips melt into a scrumptious heap.
            Unlike thinner biscuits you don't end up having to fish the remains from the bottom of your mug.
            It doesn't take long to get completely hooked, before you know it you are under the Maryland spell!
            One cookie has about 55 calories, so they really do need to be rationed. The cookies also contain soya, gluten and milk for any allergy sufferer.



            Maryland produce an exceptionally good cookie, in 1956 the recipe was introduced to the UK from the USA. They are now one of Britain`s best selling biscuits.
            They are produced by Burton's Foods.

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              03.12.2008 18:59
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              One for the cookie monster

              Maryland Double Choc Chip cookies surprised me a lot. I love the regular plain chocolate chip biscuits, but I'm not a big fan of double chocolate cookies for some reason. I only bought them because a friend was coming to stay (honestly!).

              Anyway, Maryland completely surpassed my expectations. The biscuits were lovely and crisp - a bit crumbly but not overly so. The taste was...well, lovely! Not overpowering chocolate, but still clearly there. There were also a good many in the packet and they lasted me about a week I think. If you've read my other reviews you'll know I like convenience and food that's easy to get to work - these were perfect, and I had a couple every day for lunch, or as a snack with a cup of hot chocolate when I got home in the evening.

              The shiny purple packaging is also very nice, and prettier than the red of the normal Maryland choc chip cookies!

              I did buy them from the overpriced Costcutter, but if I were to get them again I'd probably head for the pound shop or Wilkos for a better deal. I probably wouldn't, to be honest, as I still prefer the original flavour - but you never know.

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              03.12.2008 14:36
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              you can tell these are double chocolate

              My teenage daughter can home with a pack of Double Chocolate Maryland Cookies last night which was a big mistake - I'm looking at the half pack that's left so I tell you how delicious they are.

              It's difficult to tell you exactly how many cookies were in the pack as the packaging was eagerly ripped open last night but I'm estimating there are around 28 cookies in this 200g packet.
              She bought them from our local Spar & the price of 99p (rrp) is printed on the side.

              I prefer to make cookies when I have the time but when I don't I usually opt for the cheapest biscuits depending on how they look.
              It was a real treat last night to tuck into a 'proper' cookie that didn't taste 'shop-bought'.

              The packaging is really nice - I think there's something special about purple foil packaging & chocolatey things which makes them extra tempting...

              The texture is great - crisp yet crumbly but you don't get crumbs all over the place. The cookies definately taste of double chocolate not only because of the chips but the mix contains chocolate too so you get an ideal balance of tastes between the cookie & the chocolate.

              All the ingredients & nutritional information is clearly marked on the label so I won't bore you with them but just tell you that each cookie is 54 calories & the ingredients are, as expected, mainly artificial.

              I really enjoyed the ones I ate last night but I'd only buy them in as a treat as they are too 'moreish' for me - I'd give a packet to my daughters & ask them to hide the pack somewhere where I couldn't find them!

              summary
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              - almost as good as home-made.
              - ideal blend of chocolate & cookie.
              - you can tell the difference between these & the regular choc cookies that Maryland make.
              - great for a treat if you normally eat healthily.

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                26.11.2008 20:08
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                Overall I still love these biscuits, can't get enough.

                My most favourite biscuits of all time has to be these Maryland double choc cookies. They are so yummy, I can't get enough of them. I am the type of person that does like to switch to one type of biscuit to another as I like variety but I always tend to buy these cookies and can't get enough of them.

                They come in lovely shiney purple packaging and contain traces of nuts so beware nut allergy suffers. They also contain soya, gluten and milk.
                The negative aspect has to be the calories as they are not low fat and contain a massive 57kcal to each biscuit, which is averagely higher then a standard biscuit. However lets not forget they are highly addictive and one is never enough, i have at times ate half a packet on my own.

                They are a delicious snack, yes they are unhealthy but I guess treating yourself once in a while isn't too much of a bad thing. If you are a tea drinker they are a great dunker and when guests come around they make an ideal snack with their tea.

                I feel like buying a packet now.

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                  02.09.2008 01:39
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                  Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm!!!!!

                  Chocolate Chip cookies are another type on junk food that I just can't seem to get enough of. I normally like to make my own but sometimes I don't have the time and therefore buy a packet of Maryland Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. I choose this brand because Maryland make the best cookies, it's a very well known fact and also because the idea of double chocolate sounds very, very nice to me.

                  Anyway I bought a 150g packet from Tesco for £0.78, this is a lot in comparison to the Tesco Value version which is just 40p for 200g! However sometimes quality is worth paying for and in this case I agree. These cookies came in a purple wrapper unlike the original ones which come in red. The purple is shiny and metallic so they really do stand out on the shelf. On the front of the wrapper the name Maryland is written in large yellow letters and there is a picture of two of the cookies, the whole packet just seems to leap out at you from the shelf! On the back of the packet are the nutritional values and the ingredients.

                  I know that some people don't like it when ingredients are included in reviews but I do it because it helps the people who have food allergies. Anyway these cookies are made from:

                  Wheat Flour, Chocolate Chips (18%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Reduced Fat Cocoa Powder, Whey Powder, Raising Agents (Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Salt, Flavourings

                  Unfortunately this means that they contain soya, gluten and milk plus they may contain traces of nuts. On the bright side though they are suitable for vegetarians. Each biscuit contains:

                  227 KJ
                  54 Calories
                  0.7g of Protein
                  7.3g of Carbohydrate
                  2.5g of Fat

                  That is an okay amount of calories compared to some of the chocolate biscuits I have reviewed lately but the fat and carbohydrates (mainly sugar) are very high so again try not to eat too many of these although they are very tempting.

                  These cookies are better than normal cookies because they are double chocolate this means that not only do they contain chocolate chips but the actual cookie dough is chocolate flavoured, what a bonus! They are round in shape and a nice size. They are dark brown all over and a nice bumpy texture with little bits of smooth dark chocolate chips sticking out here and there.

                  Once you open the packet you can immediately smell the chocolate which is very appetising. Upon biting into these cookies you immediately taste chocolate. The cookie dough is crumbly but not too crumbly and gives a nice crunch when you bite into it. It has a pleasant chocolate flavour which is just strong enough. The chocolate chips are smooth and melt in you mouth, they have a stronger chocolate flavour than the dough and there are plenty of them, scattered about in the cookies.

                  Overall I think that these are delicious and are my favourite type of shop bought cookie. The cookie dough has the perfect cocoa taste and there are loads of chocolate chips. I give them 10 out of 10, absolutely delicious!

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                    31.08.2008 05:50
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                    Cookie Power! Sorry, I've been watching too much Big Brother...

                    I'm quite fussy when it comes to biscuits, but I must admit I do like a chocolate chip cookie! When it comes to food, I often just buy the supermarket own brands (I need to save money to fund my beauty product addiction!), but I do buy Maryland cookies when I can, as they taste so much better than any cheaper brands I have tried.

                    I actually switched from the original Maryland cookies to the double chocolate ones, when I compared the calories and realised that the double chocolate (somehow) have 2 calories less per biscuit! I am well aware that 2 calories will probably make no difference whatsoever to my waistline (or my thighs which are the real problem!) but at least it makes me feel a teeny bit less guilty than usual!

                    The cookies come in a purple metallic wrapper featuring a picture of the cookies on the front. The purple colour of the wrapping also differentiates these from the original cookies which come in red packaging, making it easy to spot which is which on the supermarket shelves.

                    The reason these are called double chocolate, is that the actual biscuit part of the cookie is chocolate too. Appearance wise the cookies look quite appetising - the top of the biscuit being rippled and there are several chocolate chips in each one - unlike a lot of the cheaper brands which may only have three or four chocolate chips per biscuit!

                    The cookies smell nice too - they have a lovely chocolaty smell, which is much nicer than the original cookies which have more of a sugary scent.

                    Biting into the cookie you will find it has a lovely texture - I don't like cookies which are really hard, nor do I like those soft, floppy cookies you sometimes get in bakeries, so personally I think these ones are perfect. They are slightly crumbly and neither hard nor soft - somewhere in between, and together with the chocolate chips which melt in your mouth, I would say the consistency is pretty much spot on.

                    Taste wise, I much prefer these to the originals. The biscuit part of the cookie, despite being chocolate flavoured is actually not as sweet as that of the originals which I prefer. It is more a cocoa type taste, which goes perfectly with the rich chocolate flavour of the chocolate chips.

                    Nutrition wise, obviously these are not so great. Each cookie contains the following...

                    54 calories
                    0.7g protein
                    7.3g Carbohydrate
                    2.5g fat

                    These cookies differ in price greatly depending on where you purchase them. The pack I have in front of me now (and have been munching my way through while writing this - for research purposes, obviously) weighs 200g and is marked 99p. I did however, buy it from Wilkinsons, where they only charge 49p per pack or you can get 2 packs for 80p which is fantastic value.

                    So, in conclusion, these are by far my favourite cookies, they're absolutely gorgeous and I would thoroughly recommend them!

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