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McVitie's Boasters Dark Chocolate & Ginger Biscuits

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Brand: McVitie's / Type: Biscuits

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      21.01.2009 23:11
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      Deliciously yummy!

      I do love a good biscuit! I love biscuits that are full of quality of course and when I saw these in Sainsbury's for 20p a packet (usual price £1.09) I couldn't resist buying a few packets to be honest (though I was silly and I only kept one packet of them and gave the rest away lol). They weren't out of date or bashed about at all and I don't know whether the store is simply discontinuing the range or what but yep I got me a bargain for once (that never usually happens in my local Sainsbury's lol).

      The Packaging....

      Foil packaging (plastic on the outside) which covers a black plastic tray with 8 biscuits inside it. The colour scheme is blue, yellow and cream and on the packet I'm told they are indeed Mcvitie's Boasters, there is photograph of a row of ginger and chocolate cubes on there, then I'm told they are 'Dark Chocolate & Ginger, Buttery Crumbly Cookies Baked With Belgian Chocolate And Crystallised Stem Ginger' and then there is a photograph of a cookie looking rather tasty on there. Around the back and sides of the packaging I'm told a bit about the product, nutritional information is given, ingredients are listed, contact details for Mcvitie's are given and a guarantee, weight is stated (130g), best before date is stamped on, and finally there is a bar-code on there. If looking for these they are not a conventional looking biscuit tube it's a fat packet lol

      A Bit About The Product According To The Packaging...

      A cookie this special is worth boasting about! Lavished with over 100 years of Mcvitie's baking expertise, these lovingly baked cookies are irresistible. Their crumbly, buttery texture gives you a delicious melt in the mouth experience, and they are made with chunky and indulgent ingredients to; such as the crystallised stem ginger pieces and meltingly rich Belgian chocolate chunks. Boasters are also available in new Cranberry & Almond Belgian Chocolate and Hazelnut and Belgian Chocolate Chunk.

      The Cookie....

      Well you only get 8 that's a huge negative to me as they are simply gorgeous lol! To look at though they are rather large, cream in colour, rough in texture (though doesn't flake everywhere) and you can see small chunks of shiny yellow ginger and small pieces of darkish chocolate. The cookies have a sweet but light fruity smell to them and you can smell a hint of chocolate to them too (though not heavy smells). Do be warned though these are not suited to being dunked! They don't like it and even if you do a quick dunk they drink your tea and you have be quick to get it in your mouth before it falls apart on you, an art I haven't got the hang of yet!

      Taste wise they are very creamy and slightly buttery. Bite in (undunked) they are quite hard at first (my Mum hated them for this reason) but then they crumble in the mouth and then turn very creamy indeed. Taste wise they are gorgeous but then I love ginger and these are that. They are sweet enough without being overly so and the ginger is scattered equally throughout but isn't hard or too tangy or harsh. The chocolate although described as dark (I'm not a fan of dark chocolate at all) isn't too rich or anything it's actually smooth and mild and very creamy and there's enough to get a pleasant taste of chocolate although it doesn't appear loads on or in the cookie.

      These are very high quality and the taste totally reflects that. No nasty after taste they are simply a lovely afternoon biscuit with a cup of tea, simple as that. I love them but sadly they only come in a pack of 8 and before I knew it I'd eaten the lot! Lovely!

      Nutritional Information....Per Biscuit....

      Energy 83Kcals
      Protein 0.9g
      Carbohydrate 10.8g
      of which is sugars 5.8g
      Fat 4.0g
      of which is saturates 2.4g
      Fibre 0.4g
      Sodium 0.4g

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