Product Type: McVities Snacks
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An oaty treat
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I don't buy biscuits very often as I know it will be me who ends up eating them! However there are times when I am in need of a sweet fix. Whilst shopping in Tesco recently I spotted McVities Hobnobs on a buy one get one free offer. This was just too much temptation and two packs just jumped into my trolley!
McVities Hobnobs are made by the giant united biscuits. For those of you who have never experienced a Hobnob they are round, oaty biscuits with a rustic look and texture. The biscuits are a pale golden brown and utterly delicious! They are a bit like a flapjack in texture and taste, although crunchy rather than gooey. They are a bit on the crumbly side so watch where you eat them! On reading the ingredients list I see that the main ingredient is rolled oats. It is fitting then that these biscuits are made in Scotland! The also contain sugar, glucose fructose syrup and vegetable oil, so they are not exactly healthy! In fact one small biscuit contains 67 calories and 1.4 grams of sugar. I think most of us would find it difficult to eat just one biscuit too! There has recently been research into the use of fructose syrup in foods, showing that it can be very addictive. It is also much more harmful that sugar, leading to all kinds of horrible health problems!
Despite the health warning these biscuits really are delicious and great for an occasional treat. They are especially god with a cup of tea or coffee, although tend to break up when dunked! I have also used Hobnobs as a biscuit base when making cheesecake instead of digestive biscuits. They have a more rustic flavour and texture that I prefer.
Hobnobs are widely available from most supermarkets and cost around 85p for a 300 gram packet. There is also a chocolate covered version as well as hobnob flapjacks. I really love Hobnobs although won't allow myself to indulge too often!