“ Brand: McVities / Type: Biscuits „
I am an addict of McVities cookies and inevitably buy them any and every time I go shopping! Each packet contains 150g worth of delicious cookies - and have, on average, 14 cookies in each packet. I tend to buy them in Tescos and they cost me a set price of £1, which works out as about 7p per cookie - which seems like very good quality to me!
The cookies are chocolate chip and hazlenut and I particularly like how the hazelnuts are in bit enough chunks to be readily identifiable. There are enough chocolate chips in the cookies, but there is not too much to make the cookie overpoweringly choclatey - which is great for me because I am not a massive fan of chocolate, but I don't mind a little taster.
The base of the biscuit itself is rich, crumbly and crispy and it doesn't taste too disimilar to home baked cookies - although home cooked ones are still better! They also have that look of home baked cookies as they are not too uniform and so you could always cheat and say they were your own (as if any of us would actually do that!!).
From a health perspective, like any cookie, they are not brilliant, but they are also not too bad compared to some. Each cookie contains 55 kcals, but more importantly only 2.9g of fat of which satuarates are 1.4g (thats the naughty bit). So these cookies are something you can treat yourself to without feeling too guilty.
Overall, I would recommend these cookies to anyone with a bit of a sweet tooth - and they are great to dunk into your coffee!
I bought these when I was after a little treat to cheer me up after a hard day at work. The pack cost 99p from my local corner shop.
The cookies come in a plastic tray which is split into 2 halves, and this is then wrapped in a plastic wrapper. It's easy enough to get into, but I do think some of the packaging is rather unnecessary.
You get 14 cookies in the pack. Each cookie has about a 5cm diameter, so quite small but pretty average for this type of cookie really. As you look through the pack you can clearly see that there's a lot of inconsistency with the distribution of the choc chips and hazelnuts. some are packed full of them, and on some it's really hard to spot even one.
The cookie have a nice crunchy, crumbly texture, which stays together well enough to dunk in your tea. They do taste quite nice, not overly sweet or sugary, and when you get a few choc chips and hazelnuts, the flavours work really well together and they're quite moreish. However, when you get a few bites with not many choc chips or nuts in the cookies can become quite boring really. On the pack it says that there are both plain and milk chocolate chips, but I could only find plain ones in my pack!
Each cookie gives you 55 calories, 3.2g of sugar, and 2.9g of fat (1.4g of which is saturates), so they're a pretty unhealthy snack, and I'd say that in my opinion if you're trying to be good health/diet-wise they're not really worth it!
They are OK, but I wouldn't buy them again.
After dinner last week, I decided to go out and buy some cookies to dunk in my tea. I found these McVities Choc Chip Cookies in Spar, and thought they must be quite special at a price of £1.09 (high even for Spar). As I hadn't seen them before, I thought I would give them a go.
There are about 18 cookies (I started eating so quick, I forgot to count) sat in a plastic tray, which has a supporting section in the middle to keep all the biscuits upright.
Plastic trays within packets of biscuits have started to really annoy me recently. Firstly it is unrequired, extra packaging which is not exactly good for the environment. Also, it is a ploy by biscuit manafactuers to pad out their packaging to fool the customer into thinking he / she is getting more product for their money. The central support just takes up even more valuble biscuit space, and is only there because the cookies were so loosly packed (again to make you think there is more than there actually is) they would have fallen over otherwise.
Also, with a plastic tray you subconsiously think that the biscuits must be so wonderful, they need this first class protection. These biscuits didn't.
'Maryland' make cookies, they come in a simple packet and are around 48p I have noticed. They are fine, nice-enough biscuits. These taste the same, but cost over twice the price. As you can imagine I felt a bit let down. The packaging meant that none were broken, and they were of a crumley texture that dunked well in my tea.
Now let me talk to you about the hazelnuts. Out of the whole pack, I think I spotted one or two. As you can imagine, when it occurred to me that a not one nut had passed my lips after the first cookie, I had to eat another, then another until I felt satisfied there hadn't been a mix-up with the plain chocolate variety.
There is no picture here of the actual packet (there doesn't seem to be any online at the moment), so I will warn you to look for an oversized packet with "Cookies" written on the front in big yellow letters and made by the company McVities.