I am always going through phases of trying to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits, but the temptation for digestive biscuits is just too great! I usually go for bog standard supermarket own brand biccies, but was seduced by these rather fancy looking caramel and chocolate digestives by McVities. It cost me £1.00 on special offer for a 300g pack from Asda's, but they usually retail at £1.75 which is rather expensive.
The biscuits come in a simple plastic wrapper, with the orange coloured packaging helping it to stand out from the other varieties of McVities digestive biscuits. There is an easy open tear tab at one end, and unlike other easy open packaging, this one actually works! The packaging is not resealable and it's probably best to transfer them into a biscuit tin or some other suitable container, although being lazy I just kept mine in the wrapper and haphazardly sealed it back up with an elastic band that I found on my desk at work.
These biscuits taste good and have that nice wheaty flavour that digestive biscuits are known for. They have a lovely malted flavour when you bite into them and they are crunchy with a firm bite to them. They also have a gorgeous milk chocolate coating which makes the humble digestive better suited to my sweet tooth. However, McVities have taken things one step further and also added a layer of caramel between the biscuit and the chocolate. This adds another dose of sugary sweetness and the overall flavour is very indulgent and makes for a lovely treat.
I usually enjoy a few biscuits with a cup of tea on my tea breaks at work, but I was a little disappointed that these were not particularly dunk-worthy. The caramel layer is quite chewy which is nice when the biscuits are dry as they have a firm and crunchy texture. However, the caramel does not seem to soften at all when the biscuit is dunked into a mug of tea, and this then makes a strange contrast between the softened chocolate and biscuit layers. On the positive side, there is no danger of losing chunks of biscuit in your cuppa as the caramel helps to keep everything together and you can actually dunk them for longer than most biscuits, which makes the chocolate go all nice and melty.
One of these simple digestive biscuits contains 80 calories. I quite often have up to 3 at one time to accompany my cuppa on tea breaks, so that's a big addition of 240 calories for one of my daily snacks. There are also high levels of fat, sugar and saturates. These are tasty but extremely unhealthy and I am trying to eat a more balanced diet. Sadly it looks like I am going to have to be more strict and limit the amount of these biscuits that I am consuming on a daily basis. But, this means that the pack will last for longer and I won't be completely put off by the higher price compared to the cheaper alternatives.
These are lovely tasting biscuits that are a nice twist on the standard digestive. However, along with the hard caramel and poor dunking capabilities, these are also a bit on the expensive side and not the healthiest of choices. I will probably buy them again, but they won't be a frequent purchase.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Milk Chocolate (29%) [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Skimmed Milk, Dried Whey, Butter Oil, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Natural Flavouring], Vegetable Oil, Wholemeal Wheat Flour, Sugar, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid), Salt, Natural Flavouring.
Nutritional values per biscuit:
Energy kJ 345 kcal 80
Carbohydrate 11g -of which sugars 5.3g
Fat 3.6g -of which saturates 1.9g
When I first tried these biscuits a while ago I really thought they were some of the best I had eaten in a long time. They are not the cheapest variety you can purchase, at the moment they are £1.41 with Tesco online for a 300g packet so I imagine they would only be more expensive elsewhere. Having said that I think the quality is unquestionable and after all McVities really is a name you can trust to deliver luxury and sometimes you have to pay a bit more to get the best.
These are wheat meal biscuits coated with chocolate like a normal chocolate digestive however in this case there is an amazing layer of caramel under the chocolate. These are so tasty yet a bit more difficult to eat as the caramel in my experience is a little tough and so these biscuits do not break up or crumble like your regular choc digestive. This is especially the case if they have been chilled. Sometimes I have noticed as well that in the packet a few of the biscuits can get stuck together because of the caramel seeping out from underneath the chocolate coating, this not a major problem, it just means you get two when you take one from the packet and they are difficult to prise apart afterwards, oh what a shame! I don't know if this is because maybe the shops I have purchased my packets from have been too warm and the chocolate and caramel have melted subsequently.
These are a wonderful addition to a tea break and I have enjoyed dunking these in to tea and a glass of milk. The caramel and the chocolate are sheer luxury and the flavour is lovely and sweet, if the digestive was as sweet I think it could be a little too much but the contrast as it stands is lovely and they do take longer to eat due to the caramel and you cannot wolf them down like other biscuits and so it feels like they last longer and can be savoured as sometimes you really have to chew them rather than crunch.
These are extremely easy to consume as they are fantastic but as you can imagine nutritionally they do have disadvantages with each one containing 80 calories and 3.6g of fat so if you are really watching your diet probably you need to limit yourself to two or three at most but that in my opinion is a lot easier said than done which speaks volumes for these incredible biscuits.
Mcvities are a very much trusted brand in our house, bringing us such treats as the penguin, the digestive, and the christmas biscuit selection. I seem to be buying less biscuits these days, or shop own brand in an attempt to keep within our meagre budget yet have some treats. We shop at a discount store near us, and i spotted a pack of these for only 39p compared to RRP of £1.55, so i thought to myself i will have a packet of those.
I don't often buy this variety as i find they disappear a bit too quickly in our house. The 300g pack might only be there for a day or two, because they are a bit too moreish. To try and make them last a bit longer, they go in the fridge where the kids can't reach them, but then this alters the consistency and makes them not quite as yummy in my opinion. Oh such a difficult problem.
These biscuits are every bit as high quality as you would expect from the McVities range. The pack is bright yellow, with a picture of the biscuit, and a mcvities logo. Inside, the biscuits look tasty. You have the lovely wheaty digestive biscuit base, which is coated in a thin layer of caramel, which is then topped with a layer of lovely sweet milk chocolate that has that wavy lattice uniform pattern you only see on shop bought biscuits. I can't imagine anyone recreating that at home.
If you were presented these on a plate they would look no different to a chocolate digestive, and it is only when you bite into the biscuit you get the hint of the chewy caramel that is hiding beneath the surface. If this biscuit has come from the fridge, the caramel is really quite hard and chewy, whereas from the cupboard, it is softer and more easily chewed. Personally i would prefer mine not in the fridge as it is too hard otherwise and it makes it hard to break the bisuit in two. It soon warms up in your mouth though, and it has a lovely sweet taste.
I find when you eat this biscuit it does taste slightly salty to me as well as being sweet. It is slightly strange, but not unpleasant, and i think it is this which makes it most appealing to me. At 81 calories and 3.1g of sugar per biscuit it is not the healthiest snack you could reach for, but as an occasional treat you can't go that far wrong with these. Just watch your teeth if like me you have to hide them from the kids in the top of the fridge.
I used to work part-time, in a local convience store, before it closed down, and we got these in for the first time around last christmas.
My boss and I decided to open a pack while having a tea break, and Wow, were they yummy.
The only way I can possibly describe them, is the nearest shop-bought alternative to home made carmel shortcake.
The biscuit itself, is your usual digestive biscuit style base, with a genorous layer of carmel to the middle, and topped with the melt in th mouth chocolate, McVities are most well known for.
They are quite expensive for a packet of biscuits, and retail a around £2.50 per packet, although watch out as the Co-Op and Asda, tend to do them on special offer of £1 per pack from time to time.
Each packet weighs 300g and contains 18 biscuits. They are easily noticeable by their bright packaging, in the free primary colours Red, Yellow and Blue.
They are also very well dated, and the pack I bought just a few days ago, has a good eight months use by date on it.
In my town, they are fairly easy to get a hold of, but I've noticed in other places not so easy. So I would suggest stocking up, next time you in a big supermarket.
The packet states that they are free from artificial colours and flavours. The packaging also states that no hydrogenated vegatable oil is used in their production.
However for those on a diet, these are an unneeded temptation as each biscuit contains a whopping 80calories, and 3.6g of fat. Not exactly a light snack...
These biscuits are extremly addictive. I'm not really one for having a sweet tooth, but even I can end up eating a full packet of these biscuits in one night. And have a tendancy to hide them down the side of the couch when my partner walks in the room. They're just to good to share!
So perfect for a night in, infront of the TV...
Another upside, about this product is the promotional packaging at the moment, is giving you a chance to join McVities VIP club, and win some goodies, unfortunatly it doesn't elaborate on ehat these are though.
Allergy Advice: Contains Milk, Soya and Gluten.
No mention of nut allergys, but since I suffer from a severe nut allergy myself and have no problems eating them, I'm sure they will be fine.
These biscuits are brilliant althought they can get a bit sickening if you eat too many at once. I love all the different types of digestives apart from the dark chocolate ones, so once i tried these I expected them to be good.
I found that there is usually a good covering of chocolate but i think the amount of carmel could be increased to give more of a chewyness. This is my only critisism.
I think that these biscuits provide a very good snack no matter what you are having to drink, whether it be tea, coffee or a soft drink.
They usually have good sell by dates on them and don't seem to suffer from soggyness if left out in the air unlike normal digestives that tend to suck up unwanted moisture if not put in an air tight box.
In closing these biscuits are great and i reccommend everyone to try them.
These are such nice Biscuits. If you have read any of my reviews then I know I can often go for the cheaper option of things and be quite happy, but there is some things that I don't mind paying that bit more for and these are 1 of them.
These come in a 300g pack and are found next to the other Chocolate Digestives. They normally cost around £1.40 but are on offer for £1 in Asda just now. So we stocked up on a few packs, but they just get eaten quicker when we have a few packs in the house.
The pack looks alright. Mostly a light yellow orange colour and brown with a picture of a Biscuit on the front.
You get quite a few of these in the pack. I have never counted but I would say about 14 of them. They are a decent size as well, and although not that thick, just the usual thickness of Chocolate Digestives.
All these are are a Digestive Biscuit which tastes malty, is a bit crumbly and tastes a bit salty. Then there is a layer of Caramel on the top. Not that much caramel but it is quite sticky but in a solid way. Then the top is covered with a covering of Milk chocolate.
It is nice and sweet and the wife says a bit sickly, but I can eat at lease half a pack no problem.
Don't have the pack to hand but think each Biscuit has 85 calories.
A step up from a normal Chocolate Digestive and wirth that bit extra in my opinion.
McVities is perhaps one of the widest known producers of high quality biscuits, from their digestives through to their shortcakes and it comes of no surprise they have excelled again with the addition of Caramel Digestives to their delicious range.
McVities was established in Edinburgh, Scotland back in 1830 and is owned by the United Biscuits group who have many years experience in the snack food market, bringing us some of our favourite brands such as KP nuts and Twiglets.
McVities Caramel Digestives come in a distinctive yellow packet available in 200g and 300g packs retailing at around £1.00 on offer at the larger supermarkets and some newsagents. Prices will vary.
Nutritional information per biscuit -
Kcal - 81
Protein - 1.0g
Carbohydrate - 11.0g
Of which sugars - 5.3g
Fat - 3.7g
Of which saturates - 1.9g
Fibre - 0.4g
Sodium - 0.1g
Taste Test -
The biscuit looks similar to the chocolate digestive, slightly smaller in size with a coating of chocolate on one half, perfect size to fit in my mug, unlike the original digestives (which I also love).
Biting into the biscuit the chocolate covers a smooth rich caramel and perfectly compliments the digestive base which isn't' too dry and just the right crunch. The caramel doesn't leave the digestive soggy but more than a few of these can become quite filling and sickly, everything is good in moderation.
I have eaten three writing this review as they are too tempting. I have come to the conclusion that these caramel digestives may just be one of McVities finest creations for the truly indulgent caramel lover. They also go well with coffee and tea.
MCVITIES DIGESTIVES CARAMELS.
During the course of the day, having been working from home i like to have elevensees a nice cup of tea, with a biscuit, and occassionally I like to treat muself to something a little bit different and these biscuits are a real treat and must admit that I would have a tendancy to add them to my list of all time biscuits being about fourth in my list.
They come in a plastic type package and are fairly easy to open, and I didnt find any broken ones in my packet. The Digestive biscuit at the bottom of the biscuit, i found to be quite a soft digestive, and the taste was quite sweet, and yummy. On top of that there is a toffee which is very chewy and creamy, and it is a caramel toffee so it compliments the biscuit base, and the sweet lines chocolate covering which is really nice, and tastes of a good quality milk chocolate, which I think adds and blends together well, to give an all round different tasting biscuit, the texture of sweetness, lovely chocolately and chewy toffee caramel centre, it is a great combination and makes for a unique tasting biscuit, which i found melted nicely in the cup of tea, and i really find these irrestible.
I brought mine from Sainsbury's as i usually do all my shopping in their store, with the exception of a few items, i find that their shelve lives are really good, and their quality and variety of goods are second to none.
I really love products made by Mc-Vities and this product is not exception to their great quality and individual combinations of biscuits that make their name a regular one in my household.
I really find these biscuits, sweet, lovely chocolate and really good quality chewy yummy caramel in the centre, and i will definitely be buying some more of these again.
They contain no hydrogenated vegtable oil.
They have a website address on the back of their packet showing an excercise plan and a healthy balanced diet. www.123healthybalance.com.
They give a quality Guarentee assurance if not money back, and a freephone telephone number incase of any problems, I have not had any myself personally.
Store in a cool dry place, the packet contains 300 grams.
Energy per biscuit..........339
I really enjoyed these biscuits and will be buying them again in the future.
On special offer at the moment in Morrisons are a variety of biscuits and included are these Caramel Digestives from McVitites. If you have read any of my previous reviews you will have read of my love for all things caramel and chocolate and given the fact that I also adore the original chocolate digestives you would be well within your rights to assume that I would be a massive fan of these.
You may be surprised to read therefore that overall I don't really rate them and actually prefer the original chocolate digestives. These are 'nice', don't get me wrong, but there's something about them that doesn't quite work as well as a biscuit for me. If you haven't seen them before they come packaged in a roll similar to the picture above, a golden coloured wrapper that gives you all the information you would need to make a purchasing decision.
Getting into the packet and selecting a biscuit from the roll can prove to be a bit difficult as sometimes a tiny bit of caramel escapes from the a biscuit and welds itself onto a neighbour therefore sticking the two together. They can be prized apart with a little effort or with the aid of a knife and looking at them they have the same appearance as the regular variety. Measuring just over 3 inches in diameter and around a quarter of an inch thick they are a digestive biscuit with a topping of milk chocolate which conceals a hidden thin layer of caramel between the chocolate and base.
Unlike the regular chocolate digestive these do not 'snap' when broken in half, instead they just break in two and a thin whispery string of caramel manages to hang from each half. Taking a bite into one meets with a strange result as your teeth break through the digestive part with ease but when reaches the caramel they seem to meet with a sticky, squidgy texture which results in a hard yet chewy eating sensation. Unlike chocolate digestives that break down in your mouth with chewing these tend to end up sticking to your teeth and in fact don't actually taste all that pleasant.
I'm not sure if it's the caramel that just overpowers every other flavour, but you can barely taste the chocolate and the digestive itself just dissolves away to leave an overly sweet, sugary taste that tends to linger in your mouth. Given the fact that I don't normally tend to moan about caramel there must be something about this that just doesn't sit well with me, perhaps it's the combination of the three separate components that doesn't work in my opinion but I can't say I find these to be delicious or even moreish.
It has to be a case of personal opinion as my wife does rate these highly and thinks I'm strange because I can take them or leave them, normally chocolate digestives don't tend to last all that long in our house but these have been sat in the cupboard since last week and I have only nibbled on the odd one or two.
Even more disappointing is the nutrition content of each biscuit, with a single serving providing 81 calories, 2.3 grams of saturated fat and a whopping 4.1 grams of sugar and that's just in one! Luckily for my waistline I couldn't eat more than one at a time anyway and I'm more than happy to have something else or not bother. Allergy information on the packet warns that they do contain Gluten, Wheat Flour, Wholemeal, Milk, Whey, Soya and Soya Lecithins, so those with concerns about these additions need to be aware.
Overall for me they are nothing special and I'm pleased that I only paid £1.00 for my packet, usually they retail at £1.39 for a 300gram pack and at that price I wouldn't buy them again. I'm torn between a 2 or a 3 star rating and ideally would like to give 2.5, however I'm not able to on Dooyoo, so for change I'm going to round down instead of up and give a rather poor 2/5 star rating from me.
Personally, I wouldn't buy these again, but I bet there are plenty of people who read this who simply adore them. Personal taste is a funny old thing isn't it?
Thanks for reading my review.
McVities Chocolate Caramel Digestives are a product that I thought must be very new, but in fact I've recently learned that they have been around for quite a while now! They've surged in popularity though, and started to be available and sold in most supermarkets which must be why I thought they were new before!
The packaging is very typical for mcvities with the logo definitely noticeable on the packaging but nothing special. Its slightly thin but is sealed around the biscuits very tightly, and I can sometimes find it hard to get open, normally you have to stick a knife about 2 biscuits into the packet to make a hole and get it open! In every packet of these that I've purchased, there has been 300g of biscuits, this equates to roughly 20 biscuits. You do get less than you would in your average packet of digestives though, because these biscuits are slightly smaller than the normal ones.
They look basically the same as your average chocolate digestive, with a digestive biscuit thats covered in a top layer of some sort of milk chocolate. The only difference is whats inside! The smell is very nice, the chocolate and the caramel mix together to make a lovely sweet aroma.
The taste is really rather nice! Adding caramel was definitely a good idea in my opinion and it really gives a nice change to the usual chocolate digestive, although you may not want to have them all the time because they can get rather sickly and sticky if eaten in large amounts. The digestive part is just the same as any other mcvities digestive, nice enough as is the chocolate which isn't particularly high quality but does taste very nice. The caramel is the thing that really takes it from fine to great, its lovely and rich, soft and silky.
One of the only issues that I have with these biscuits is that whenever I get a packet, they always either seem to be broken or really stuck together when I try and pull them out, which results in them being broken!
You can now purchase them in really any supermarket or food seller, eg Asda, I saw them in my corner shop the other day. They retail for around £1.20, but they are sometimes on offer so when they are, grab them!
These biscuits are truly brilliant. They have great flavours, complimenting each other and two contrasting textures. They are also good value for money but are quite unhealthy with more calories and fat than average. It's still worth it though as they are some of the nicest available, and everyone will love them.
The packaging is very simple and easy to read. It is also easy to spot on the shelf and can be recognised, with the usual branding. It's also easy to open and the product is always fresh but it can sometimes be cracked, with pieces falling all over the floor. It's also very thin, so sometimes the packaging might be damaged, so you need to check before you buy.
The product looks very nice, and the sweet smell will encourage you to take a bite out of one. When you pop one into your mouth it will start to melt, with the creamy chocolate creating a smooth silky texture on your tongue. You then get the soothing caramel, that is quite rich but combines perfectly with the sweet chocolate. These create a great taste together, and the textures also work very well. Finally, the biscuit will start to crumble. It's got a nice strong taste but isn't over-powering. The whole experience lasts quite a while, with the layers of flavour and textures lasting creating a pleasant experience.
The product is usually on sale, meaning they are great value at that price. You get quite a lot in a packet, but they can be expensive compared to others if not on sale.
They are also quite unhealthy with lots of calories, fat and sugar, mainly from the caramel. This means it is sometimes better to have the original, and those are just as good.
Overall, a great packet of biscuits that everyone will love. They might be quite expensive unless on sale, but it's worth it for the great taste and texture combinations.
Mcvities digestives are one of the most popular biscuits out there at the moment and although they do taste nice they are quite plain, there is chocolate coated digestives but nothing really comes close to this product though, chocolate caramel digestives.
Personally I love caramel products, especially caramel chocolates and I also love biscuits too so I knew before I got these that I would like the combination of caramel, chocolate and biscuit however they did totally beat my expectation.
The digestive biscuit on the bottom is exactly the same as the mcvities plain digestive biscuits, they are a flat circle shape and are quite crispy too. However with the caramel ones there is a really thin chewy layer of caramel on top of the biscuit, the layer itself must only be about a millimetre thin however it tastes like quite a lot and when you bite into the biscuit to chews off very well and goes stringy in your mouth.
Then to finish them off there is another thin layer of milk chocolate on top of the caramel layer. Altogether these biscuits are just great, so much nicer than plain digestives and the chocolate ones too.
I've always been quite controlled when it comes to biscuits, well only controlled in the fact that I don't normally buy them because if I do I know I have zero self control and will scoff the whole packet in record time. Since having my girls however, I have made a whole circle of new mummy friends and once a week we take it in turns to pile round each others house to let the kids play and have a good catchup. Now there does seem to be an unwritten rule that gossiping mums require biscuits and cakes to get through these afternoon sessions.
I quite enjoy choosing different packs of biscuits for these sessions but a pack I keep going back to are the McVities Chocolate Caramel Digestives, as soon as I spotted these I just knew I had to have them. From looking at the packed I could see that they looked just like one of McVities standard milk chocolate digestives, only with a gorgeous golden layer of cheeky caramel between the chocolate and the biscuit....now how good does that sound?
I picked a 300g pack of the biscuits from Tesco's and I believe they cost about £1.26. At the time I did notice that they did cost quite a lot more than the standard chocolate biscuits but they just sounded too good to resist. I also had a very quick glance at the nutrional information, but tried not to focus on that for too long as these biscuits really are not going to do your waistline any favours.
Now for the best bit.... these biscuits went down an absolute storm, everybody really enjoyed them and the packet was demolished in record speed. The chocolate tasted fab and the layer of caramel, gave the biscuit a really lovely chewiness and the flavour was scrummy. I would definately buy again but they are incredibly moreish so I think they will have to be a special treat rather than a frequent purchase.
Contains Gluten, Wheat Flour, Wholemeal, Milk, Whey, Soya & Soya Lecithins
nutrient per 100g per biscuit
Energy kCal 487 kCal 81 kCal
Energy kJ 2,040 kJ 341 kJ
Protein 6.3 g 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 62.1 g 10.4 g
of which sugars 24.5 g 4.1 g
Fat 23.7 g 4.0 g
of which saturates 13.7 g 2.3 g
Fibre 2.6 g 0.4 g
Sodium 0.5 g 0.1 g
I have just bought a packet of McVities Caramel Digestives from Morrisons last week and must admit I thought they were a new item until I realised from other reviews that they have been out for years. After trying them I don't think I have been missing anything.
They come in a 300g packet and cost 65p but this was on offer at half price so they must be £1.30. They are digestive biscuit, with a layer of caramel and then a coating of milk chocolate.
McVities Chocolate Digestives has got to be one of my favourite biscuits so I thought I would really like these but I don't.
When I opened the packet all the biscuits were stuck together and I really struggled to pull one out. It all broke up and I ended up with really sticky fingers. When I tried with a second biscuit this was the same, I think the whole packet of biscuits are stuck together with the caramel.
The taste was also a big disappointment, the digestive biscuit together with the caramel just did not work, I found them to be quite sickly.
I now have nearly a full packet of biscuits which I don't think will get eaten. Even plain digestives taste nicer than these.
You get about 20 biscuits in a packet and each one contains 81 calories and 3.7g of fat. I personally would eat something else if I was wanting to treat myself.
You can't beat Chocolate Digestives and this attempt by McVities to provide us with an alternative does not work for me. Even priced at just 65p I would not buy them again.
I brought these biscuits ages ago and didn't like them very much but my mate come over to watch a film with me last night and she brought a load of munchies including a packet of these because we both love biscuits.
They are chocolate digestives with a layer of caramel between the biscuit and the chocolate. I think they are on special offer at Sainsburys at the minute but my mate couldn't find her receipt so I'm not sure.
We all know that chocolate digestives are the best biscuits like EVER so I don't know why they've spoilt them like this. The caramel is only in a thin layer but its so strong that it wrecks the taste because the whole biscuit tastes of it now and even the chocolate tastes dead weak through it.
The biscuit is nice and crunchy and tastes like a normal digestive under the sicky caramel flavour but even the texture is spoilt because the caramel makes the biscuit taste chewy and that means it doesn't drop crumbs as well and thats one of the best things about digestives.
The chocolate seems a bit thinner than usual on these biscuits but that's probably to make up for how sweet the caramel is but it means the taste of the chocolate isn't as good as usual. I could taste it a bit but not much.
The biscuits aren't really as sweet as I expected but the caramel still makes them proper sickly and I could only eat 2 before giving my mate the packet back. I like the proper chocolate ones much better and won't buy these again even though I normally love caramel flavoured things.
My mum said there is loads of fat in these biscuits and she's right because I just looked on the website and theres 3.7g in every biscuit. My mate ate about 10 so I hope she went to the gym today!!!!!!!