“ Brand: McVitie's / Type: Biscuit „
I always like to have a pack of biscuits in my bag for when I am on the go and feel a little peckish. Usually I am a big fan of McVities Go Ahead Biscuits and bars but on a trip to my local Factory Shop I spotted these on the shelf. They looked identical to the Go Ahead packs but the packaging was different and they were so much cheaper - just 50p for 5 lots of three individually wrapped biscuits.
Unlike the notorious green packaging for the Go Ahead range, Fruit and Form have a pale cream background and earthy complimentary colours for the logo. The biscuits are packaged in small see-through packets each holding three biscuits with the Fruit and Form text printed across the cellophane.
The first thing I noticed about the biscuit is that it did not have a sugar coating like Go Ahead biscuits do but the raisin pieces were included. There seemed to be more pear pieces poking out than the chocolate chips. The biscuit was very pale, as if they had not quite been baked properly.
I was not impressed once I had the first bite. They tasted savoury and quite bland. By the time I had finished my first biscuit I did rather enjoy it. They take a bit of getting used to but they have just the right blend of sweetness from the pear and savoury from the plain chocolate. And they are only around 55 calories per biscuit.
I wouldn't say that I prefer these over Go Aheads but they are a refreshing change for those who do not like such sweet snacks.
Hopefully McVities will start to sell these in our local supermarkets.
As mentioned above I have not seen these for sale anywhere other than the Factory Shop so maybe they have been imported from somewhere but the packaging is all in English. Maybe they will become more readily available soon. They are also available in Apple and Apricot and Forest Fruit Flavours.