Product Type: McVities Snacks
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Member Name: CPTDANIELS
Advantages: Good value
Disadvantages: A bit dry
When selecting a biscuit from a Supermarket there are so many to choose from. To be honest these days I usually either select the biscuit on special offer or the shops own brands that are usually half the price of the branded ones. Sadly I have not found a cheaper version of Hobnobs yet so I have to but the McVitie's ones.
The current seller price for a 300g packet is 69p at my local Sainsbury's store. However they do become special offers from time to time and I picked up my packet for just 41p.
I always find these very easy to spot I suppose because of the odd name. They are usually given good shelf space and the orange/gold wrapper is easy to pick out. The design is effective and I am advised on the front of the packet that this is an oaty biscuit.
On the reverse of the packet there is currently a competition running. But it is talks about Healthy eating and gives you advice about this and how Hobnobs as part of the livestyle will keep you healthy. There is also a list of ingredients and nutritional values.
The Hobnob first came into circulation is Scotland in 1984 and was soon followed by a milk chocolate version in 1987. It is made from rolled oats and jumbo oats and is similar in some respects to flatjacks.
These days apart from the conventional packs you can also get these as bars especially the milk chocolate Hobnobs that come in bars but seem to retail at a higher purcahe price.
Rolled Oats (38%), Wholemeal Wheat Flour (23%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Flucose-Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt.
Each biscuit contains:
The packet was easy to open and inside I found 21 round biscuits about 8cm in diameter. They are a golden colour but not flat like many biscuits and you can see traces of oats in the biscuit.
The biscuit is quite crunchy when you bite into it. It does not crumble in your hand. While tasting to me like sweet oats, it was very pleasant if a little dry when eating on their own. I enjoyed the crunchyness of the biscuit but found within the packet evidence that the biscuits can break if not handled with care.
For me these biscuits are far better with a cup of tea or coffee, as they are quite dry because of the oats within them. So I recommend a drink to dunk them in to take away this dryness. Plus when you try this you will find they are the ideal dunking biscuit, because of the way the biscuit is put together it doesn't easily break when in contact with a liquid.
Taste wise a very enjoyable sensation with the full flavour of the rich oats coming through in very bite, with for me a golden sent of honey in the taste as well.
For me this is a quality product. It's taste is unique and I really enjoyed the oasty taste of this crunchy and satisfying biscuit. Although I would recommend because it is quite dry to have a hot drink with it.
These days this is one of the quality branded biscuits I would still consider paying the full price for as I think with this product McVities have a unique tasting product within the marketplace. The design and even the name is synonymous with this item.
I must admit to preferring the milk chocolate Hobnobs version myself as this one is a little brand and dry for me, but still a great tasting biscuit for a change. Plus the price I do not think to too expensive either as I would rather pay a little bit more and get a better quality and more enjoyable biscuit than buy something that did not satisfy either my taste buds or my hunger.
On the positive side this product has no artificial flavours or colours within it. Although I think with its high calorie count it is not something you would want to consider if you are watching your weight.
The uniqueness of this product for me is part of the big draw to it. I think it is a tasty and enjoyable crunchy oaty biscuit, ideal with a hot drink of some description. As on it's own it is a bit dry. And at 69p for 21 biscuits in the pack I still believe this constitutes good value.
Thanks for reading my review.
This review is written for Dooyoo under my user name.
@CPTDANIELS March 2010
Summary: Worth a try