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      11.10.2010 21:56
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      A deliciously crumbly biscuit

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      At around 8.30 of an evening, my tummy gets to rumbling, well my head gets to rumbling and thinking of a cuppa and a nice biscuit. The type of biscuit all depends on my mood and what we purchased at the week-end shop.

      Generally there will be two packets of chocolate and two packets of plainish biscuit to choose from. This week shop had us get Kit Kat 2 fingers, Penguins, Rich Tea and Hobnob Creams, so one of these was going to be my choice for this evenings cuppa.

      Hobnob Creams

      The bright orange and blue wrapper pretty much gave away the fact there were hobnobs of some description inside the packaging. The long packet also indicated there were several in the pack, haven eaten some and investigating the remainder I'd say 20 were there originally.

      They're not big biscuits, being that they are about 2.5 inches in diameter, and perhaps half an inch high. They are sandwiched together with a delicious vanilla ceam, which very much compliments the oatiness of the hobnobs.

      The crunchy biscuit just crumbles when you take a bite and melts with the mouthful of tea. It takes a further few seconds for the vanilla cream to melt and join the dance that's being performed by my tastebuds.

      There's no sign whatsoever of any chocolate and my tongue is tingling with glee, this is an experience I am not used too. The whole sweet mouthful of biscuit tea and vanilla cream just seem as if they were made for each other.

      Summary

      Currently available at Iceland at two for a pound I'm off back tomorrow to get more. They are just so blinking good. I'm not going into the nutritional and all that other gunf info, since if you desire a biscuit or a cake for that matter just have one. Life's too short............................ENJOY.

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        09.06.2010 10:27

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        I don't think these have been out all that long, but think about a year and a half, which is long enough I suppose.

        These come in a 150g pack and cost around 80p. Sometimes these can be found in Sainsbury's for 44p, but not that much and although they seem to be stocked in the other main Supermarkets then I don't think i've noticed any offers on these.

        Have never counted how many Biscuits in the pack but would say these should be around 14 in there.

        These are part of the Hob Nob family and that bit different. Quite similar to Fox's Creams but nicer in my view.

        These consist of 2 round Hob Nob Biscuits sandwiched together with a layer of Cream. The reason I think I like these so much is that the Cream is sweet and a good enough thick slathering of it. The Hob Nob part isn't as nobbly as normal Hob Nobs and that bit smoother tasting but it still tastes Oaty, that bit rough and a nice salty taste. I always thing that the mix between sweet and savoury is a nice contrast.

        These are also nice when dipped into a hot drink as I think that they end up tasting even sweeter when they are a bit soggier.

        You are still getting the nice Hob Nob taste but with a nice sweeter taste and a Biscuit that I could probably eat the whole pack with in the 1 sitting.

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        25.10.2009 09:58
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        just had to have them

        As this is a biscuit review this is probably not going to take me very long to write as there is not much you can say about a biscuit so here goes.

        I found these biscuits while working in my Morrison's store and could not help noticing that Hobnobs had changed just a little bit. No longer wearing their chocolate covering on the outside they changed their style and hid a sneeky coating on the inside, being of a nather nice creamy icing effect of chocolate for the chocolate variety and vanilla for the more subtile vanilla variety oh shock horror!
        I watched as they passed by on the conveyor at my checkout longinly wanting to try one there and then but had to wait until I could fing one on the shelf. Naturally by the time I got off work they had all gone and the search was then on. I had to wait for a month or more before seeing them again but the wait was I think on the whole worth every second.
        These biscuits as I said are not conventional Hobnobs they are two smaller versions of hobnob with a smattering of lovely creamy icing with real chocolate quite delicious.
        They start off with a crunchy textured base as with the original quite oaty to taste and slightly salty but not overly so. With a sweeter tasting middle very chocolaty for the chocolate version and creamy vanilla for the vanilla version.
        Taste

        They are quite delicious ,
        Oaty, fresh, and creamy with a hint of the exotic well worth a place in my biscuit tin and surprise the family liked them too. Give them a try and let your tastebuds go mad with delight as you bite into them as they are or seperate them out and eat each bit seperatly.
        'Yummy for my tummy mummy!' as the quote goes.
        Ok so I nicked it from a cereal who cares they just are.
        Not over expensive I have to confess I bought them on an offer of buy one and get one free but the general price is a fair one. I have another confession I cannot remember what they cost to busy getting them home to try them.
        Not too bad on sugar and salt content and fairly low in fat they are good and have a good smattering of real chocolate in them too.
        Try them they are just lovely

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        24.09.2009 15:28
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        Delish Biscuits That Are Even Nicer Than Normal Hob Nobs

        I got 2 packs of Hob Nob Creams in Sainsburys because they were only 39p each and that's dead cheap because Hob Nobs are usually expensive.

        I brought a packet of chocolate ones and a packet of vanilla ones but the only difference with the 2 flavours is the cream because the biscuits are normal Hob Nobs but a bit smaller.

        You get 2 biscuits and they are sandwiched together like a custard cream but the cream is quite thick on them. The Hob Nobs are oaty and proper crunchy, it's easy to seperate the biscuits so you can eat the cream on it's own but they are nicer when you bite into them properly because the cream is lovely and smooth and goes good with the crunchy bicuit.

        One thing I like about normal Hob Nobs is that they aren't too sweet but these are much sweeter than normal because of the cream even though the biscuit itself has got the same oaty moorish flavour.

        The vanilla one is proper sweet but it tastes nice of vanilla and the taste goes well with the biscuit. I think the chocolate one wasn't as good because it's just normal Bourbon chocolate cream and I'm not mad on that taste anyway. I didn't think you could taste the chocolate cream much through the strong taste of the Hob Nob but perhaps that's just me because my mum kept saying how nice they were when she had some.

        These are a nice change from normal plain Hob Nobs but I think they are dead sickly. I only had 2 biscuits and after that I felt like I couldn't manage to eat another one because they are so sweet and filling. That was a shock because these biscuits are only small and the 2 halves of biscuit probably is only 1 Hob Nob so it's got to be the cream that makes them so sickly.

        If you go to Sainsburys quick you'll be able to get them at the special 39p price but I'd hurry up if I were you because they'll be 79p again soon and that's not such a good deal.

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          21.09.2009 17:10
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          If you love Hobnobs you'll love these!!

          Now after the trauma's of the weekend I decided to forget about the diet and healthy eating, so straight into my trolley went two packets of these Hobnob Creams, they come in two flavours chocolate cream or vanilla cream filling with a mini Hobnob either side to sandwich them together! Well when I say mini they are not exactly mini just smaller tham your average Hobnob ( but that is forgiven as you are getting two at once!).

          Now the vanilla got opened first, if I had opened them it would have been the chocolate ones, but while these are the ones opened I will try these. Shouldn't have long to wait for the others to be opened anyway with my lot!!

          Now these have the trademark rough oaty surface that we all love to dunk in our tea or coffee. They remind me of years ago when you could buy College Creams I think that was what they were called. You get 16 biscuits in a pack which I think is really good ( my waistline doesn't though!)Now on biting this biscuit you will see the white creamy filling with it being a little bit crumbly. It's strange as it feels like I've got a hobnob and custard cream in my mouth at once, as it is not usual to have another taste with the original Hobnob biscuit. On my second bite I'm getting used to the two tastes being together and after last bit is popped into my mouth they get the thumbs up.

          I don't really ever eat biscuits, so this is a treat for me but I do love the strong oaty taste that you get with these although I do seem to get a slight salty aftertaste with each bite. With having 27% rolled oats and 17% wholemeal wheat flour they are not to bad for you on the odd occassion. Each Biscuit has:

          Hobnob Vanilla Creams each biscuit contains;

          ~~~Calories 70~~
          ~~~Sugars 4.3g~~~
          ~~~Fat 3.7g~~~
          ~~~Saturates 2.2g~~~
          ~~~Salt 0.1g~~~

          Hobnob Chocolate Creams each biscuit contains;

          ~~~Calories 70~~~
          ~~~Sugars 3.9g~~~
          ~~~Fat 3.8g~~~
          ~~~Saturates 2.2g~~~
          ~~~Salt 0.1g~~~

          So it would seem that the vanilla are higher in sugar than the chocolate ones, but very slightly lower in fat I'm confused with all this jargon!!!

          These biscuits come in a long orange and navy packaging, with the vanilla having a purple label and the chocolate having a bright blue, you can spot at once which ones you will want to buy! At the moment they are B.O.G.O.F. in Morrisons at roughly about 80p per packet if I remember right!.

          These biscuits are completely artificial flavours and colour free, with no hydrogenated vegetable oil. Also very vegeterian friendly ( so my daughter seems to think !). These do contain milk and gluten also they are produced on a line handling soya.

          Anyway it's a Hobnob so it gets 5 good stars from me!!

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            01.09.2009 19:26
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            A superb product that combines all the ingredients of a fantastic biscuit.

            These are some great biscuits. They have the whole package. McVitie's combines a fantastic flavour, superb texture with the high quality that we have come to expect from them. However, the biscuits are quite expensive, and offer bad value for money with less in a packet than alternative brands can offer. On the other hand, they are so good, I think it is worth it.

            The packaging is very simple and easy to notice on the shelf. The text is clear, but quite small making it sometimes hard to read. You can open the packet easily, with the biscuits always fresh. They will also stay fresh for a couple of days if you wrap them in the wrapper correctly, which is very good.

            The quality of the product is very high, with the same level we have come to expect from the brand. the product is always fresh, with good ingredients and the same great taste every time. You get a nice helping of cream and the biscuits are thick too, just like the originals. All of this means the higher price can be justified.

            However, the product is more expensive than alternative products, and offers bad value for money with less biscuits in a pack. This isn't too bad though, as the biscuits alone are worth the price.

            When you open the packet, a strong sweet smell drifts out into your nose. This, combined with the delicious look makes your mouth water and you won't be able to hold out for long. They may be smaller than the original's, but they hold just as much taste and are quite filling. Putting it into your mouth makes the biscuits crumble away, and the cream will start to melt. It is silky smooth and creamy it taste. It mixes with the biscuit, with a great mix of textures and flavours.

            Overall, one of the best products available from the brand. They have a fantastic taste, texture and the quality is just as good as other products from the brand. However, they are quite expensive and offer bad value for money will less biscuits than in other packs. It's all worth it though as you know you are getting a fantastic product that is better than the original!

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              08.07.2009 12:23
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              Taste OK but not that satisfying.

              Whilst shopping in Sainsbury's last week, I was attracted to the end of aisle offer featuring McVitie's HobNob Creams. I am not usually a big fan of HobNobs because I usually find them a little dry with a texture not dissimilar to congealed sawdust, but given that these biscuits appeared different and they were half price, I thought I would give them a try.

              HobNob Creams come attractively packaged in a bright yellow and navy blue wrapper which is easy to open using the tear around strip. The wrapper features a picture of a HobNob Cream biscuit and is packed with nutritional information. McVitie's boast HobNob Creams contain no artificial flavours or colours, no hydrogenated vegetable oil, they are a good source of fibre and contain 40% Oat & Wholemeal goodness. With regard to calories, each biscuit contains 70kcal, which in my view is quite a lot for such a small looking biscuit.

              Each HobNob Cream consists of two small HobNob biscuits, about 4cm in diameter, which are sandwiched together with a lightly whipped vanilla flavour cream filling. The biscuits themselves are golden brown in colour, the texture is very crunchy and they taste like oaty digestives finishing with a slightly salty aftertaste. The blob of vanilla cream filling which holds the two halves together is white in appearance and tastes quite sweet and sugary with a hint of vanilla flavouring. In my opinion, McVities could improve this product by adding a little more cream because overall, the biscuits are a little too dry.

              Overall, I felt that these biscuits were nothing particularly special and not that satisfying. At 39p, for a packet of biscuits, they represent good value for money, but I don't think they will be good enough to compete with other biscuit products when sold at their full RRP.

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                10.09.2008 15:50
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                These are so so good

                .....These are really, really good. I picked a pack up last night in Sainsbury's as they were on an end shelf on offer for half price. So for the sake of a review and a bargain I bought them. Unfortunately I have ate the whole packet myself - whoops!

                Hobnob Creams are manufactured by Mcvities. I'm sure we all know the Hobnob brand, well this is 2 Hobnob discs sandwiched together with Vanilla Cream. There is 15 in the packet and it weight 200g.

                I've always liked the taste of Hobnobs, especially the Chocolate ones. I find that the Hobnob biscuits have a kind of Salty taste to them, but in a good way and this works well when it has something sweet to go with it.

                The filling isn't runny, just a thick cream. The cream doesn't come all the way out to the edges of the biscuit, it stops a little bit in. There just seems to be enough cream to give the good taste, but a smidge more cream and I wouldn't complain! The taste of the Hobnob part is oaty, wheaty tasting.

                I would say the size of the biscuits are a bit bigger than a £2 coin. I have put a whole one in my mouth and although it was easy enough to eat this way, i've found it's better to eat this biscuit in 3 bites - saves you choking and maybe losing your biscuit, and perhaps your life if you choked for good!!

                The packaging is quite eye catching. A bright yellow wrapper with a blue strip on it. The word Hobnob is coloured in white and creams is light yellow. I would suggest changing the colour of the Creams writing, as it blends a bit too well into the yellow wrapper. It has the usual style picture on the front - half eaten biscuit in a pool of white stuff, no doubt that is the cream.

                Nutritional Information per biscuit

                70 Calories
                3.7g Fat
                2.1g saturates
                0.1g Sodium

                It also has a strip on the packaging that states

                40% Oat & Wholemeal Goodness
                Good Source Of fibre
                No Artificial Flavours Or Colours
                No Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

                Which all sounds quite impressive

                I don't know how long these have been out and they only caught my eye being on the shelf with a huge "Half Price" below them, but I will certainly buy these again, offer or no offer.

                These cost 39p at my local Sainsburys on a half price offer, so you're looking at 80p-£1 at a standard price.

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                  15.07.2008 14:58
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                  Yum yum yum!

                  My favourite biscuit is the plain old hob nob! Not quite sure why really with so much on the market to pick from but I always go back to my old faithful so when I saw these nestling next to my usual packet in Sainsbury's I had to buy and try them! I hadn't seen them before!

                  The Packaging....

                  Bright yellow and navy foil type long tube. Clearly tells me on the front the product is 'Mcvities' and that they are 'Hobnobs Creams' and at the side of that there is a photograph of the biscuit and just under that I'm told they are Vanilla, 'Lightly whipped vanilla cream filling crammed between two delicious nobbly Mcvitie's Hobnobs'. Under being told what they are I'm told they are 40% Oat & wholemeal goodness, good source of fibre, no artificial flavours or colours, no hydrogenated vegetable oil. Around the back of the packet the best before date is stamped on, given a quality guarantee, nutritional values, weight of packet is stated (200g) and ingredients are listed. All in all a nice packet that tells you everything you need to know.

                  The Biscuit....

                  First I was hit by no smell which was a bit gutting!I then counted 15 biscuits in my packet. All round and as described earlier and they look very similar to the review photograph! They are two mini hob nobs with a cream filling. However I find these particular hob nobs to be softer to the touch and they don't appear as rough looking as the originals although have a slight bumpy texture to them. They are not as thick as I expected either from the description on the packet I was expecting a lot of filling but this just isn't the case. The biscuit is not huge (it's actually one bite in my mouth lol) and the filling isn't crammed in but is a decent layer only in the middle of the the biscuits holding it all together.

                  Taste wise? Well delicious! If you love hobnobs you'll fall in love with these. Oaty that are. They drink a cup of tea just as if you eat the original hobnobs you will be aware of and a little scumming in the bottom of ya mug if you like to dunk. The biscuit is robust and oh so morish. So the biscuit tastes hob nob. That's given though not as rough in my eyes. The vanilla cream is sweet but not overly so and if I wasn't told I wouldn't know it contained vanilla. It isn't overly sweet but gives the whole biscuit a little added pleasant sweetness and a creamy texture as it swirls about your mouth.

                  The problem is once the packet is opened 15 is gone in record quick timing and filling? Lets talk about filling. As are original hobnobs these really do fill ya belly so good as a snack and a sugar hit but don't eat them whilst waiting for dinner to cook lol You'll be stuffed in more ways than one!

                  I love these and can't wait to try the chocolate creams these are also available in! A real tea time treat and not for sharing! What's more is these are an adults treat so no sharing with the kiddies!

                  Ingredients....

                  Rolled Oats (27%), Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wholemeal (17%), Lactose, Maltodextrin, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Dextrose Monohydrate, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Dried Skimmed Milk, Salt, Wheat Starch, Natural Vanilla Flavourings.

                  CONTAINS: GLUTEN.

                  PRODUCED ON A LINE HANDLING SOYA.

                  Suitable for vegetarians.

                  Nutritional Values.... Per Biscuit....


                  Energy 70kcal
                  Protein 0.8g
                  Carbohydrate 8.4g
                  of which is sugars 4.2g
                  Fat 3.7g
                  of which is saturates 2.1g
                  Fibre 0.5g
                  Sodium 0.1g

                  Expect to pay around 85p a tube in all good supermarkets and do look out for offers!

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