Product Type: McVities Snacks
Newest Review: ... wrapping on this is fairly easy to spot as it's bright orange with a blue stripe and the McVitie's logo on it. The name HOBNOB is writing... more
Oats. Butter. Flavour. Awesome.
Member Name: Zombietheo
Date: 24/02/11, updated on 26/03/11 (109 review reads)
Disadvantages: you will grow fat if you eat nothing but these delicious oat biscuits
It's another biscuit review, like you need to be told whats a good biscuit...
Oh? you've never tried a Hobnob? Now that is a DAMN FINE biscuit and here is why;
In its distinctive packaging, recognisable in any aisle and on any shelf, you can spy these oaty treats from a distance away - something that proclaims itself in such colours better be good. The colour is a warm orange luring you in with associations of warmth and sunshine.
The biscuits themselves are at least 38% rolled oats and 23% wholemeal whilst the rest is a mix betwen sugar, oil, glucose-fructose syrup, sodium bicarb, salt and ammonium bicarb. Each biscuit has
There could be more oats in the biscuits, that'd be pretty good. However, there are no artificial colours or flavours and most importantly NO HYDROGENATED FATS. That's not bad Mcvities, you did good there.
Like most products of the Snack/Treat basis, on the back of the packet of Hobnobs you are presented with an RDA table and the sage, ever so sage advice, that you should 1-2-3 for a healthy balance.
1 = Eat healthy, 2 = Keep active and 3 = Enjoy the taste and then the list of ingredients. The 3rd amuses me for some reason, is it advice to savor each biscuit or instructions to smash a fistful in your gob and swill it down with a cuppa chai with 3 sugars?. Probably the former really. I have never done the latter, no matter what anyone tells you - they are liars.
So in a nutshell, Hobnobs are ace - They taste a lot like oats which tastes a lot like porridge. So, imagine porridge with butter and sugar in a round shape. It's an oaty cookie if biscuit is an unfamiliar term. If that's not good enough a description then...well...I don't know what you want, clearly it is not the oaty delicious perfection of a hob nob and as such; Good day to you Sirrah!
Summary: Delicious and you will grow fat if you eat nothing but Hobnobs. They are good though.