Product Type: McVities Snacks
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McVities Go Ahead Crispy Slices
Member Name: twingkelingstar
McVities Go Ahead Crispy Slices
Advantages: yummy, quite filling, low fat.
Disadvantages: misleading packaging. A bit dry, not enough good stuff on them.
McVitie's is a snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. McVitie & Price was founded in 1830 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
McVitie & Price's first successful biscuit was the McVitie's Digestive biscuit. It was given its name because it was thought that its high baking soda content worked as an aid to food digestion.
I'm a bit of a snacker, I always get "the nibbles". I discovered these Go ahead slices in Sainsbury's and I thought fanbloomintastic. They are on offer at £1.50 for two packs at the mo). I bought two packs of the apple and sultana ones. (There are also other flavours - orange and sultana, forest fruits)
So before I bought them I saw blatently on the top right hand corner in big bold words "LOWER FAT, 1.2G FAT, 56kcals". "FABULOUS" I nearly shouted out, 56kcals, what more can you ask for! If I have two then thats like two for the calorific value of one normal biscuit! eg. a milkyway. (Before I go any further, don't worry, I'm not generally calorie obsessive - just on a minor health kick at the minute). I didn't really read much more before I bought them - this was all I needed to know. The pack is bright orange, you could say "eye-catching" and I think this must have been what drew my attention to them. So on the front of this orange pack we have the "go ahead" logo, "ok I will" I thought. And we also have a picture of the slice accompanied by some random bits of apple and few dotted sultantas. (which at the time I though resembled mini poo's). But none the less, I was lurred in by them. As I said, I didn't really read much else before I bought them. I thought that it was 5 biscuits in the pack, each one being 56kcals - thats what I'd taken from the packaging. When I got them out at home, I discovered that this wasn't the case. It's actually three slices in one pack!! Silly me I figured. The pack is clear with green go ahead logos on it and again stating "lower fat, 1.2 grams fat, 56kcals. You can see the biscuits through the clear wrapper. I'm not going to lie to your, they do look pretty good through the packaging. I liked the idea of the packs being individually wrapped as it meant that they didn't go soggy and they were kept fresh. I scoffed one of these packs and was so happy with myself as I thought that they had been the best 56 calories I'd ever eaten! I was half way through the last slice in my SECOND pack - yep, I decided to go "all out" and it was only at this point when I read the small print..."56 kcals per slice" PER SLICE!!!!!!!!!!!! So I'd actually eaten 168 calories per pack instead of 56. And at two packs that was 336 kcals instead of 112!!!!! At the time I was furious that I'd been misled and gobsmacked at my own stupidity. All in all I think the packaging is misleading and if it's some kind of joke to put big bold 56kcals then it's not remotely funny. Note to all, always read the small print!
It says on the pack "Apple and sultana filling in light crispy biscuit"
They are a thin, rectangular golden brown slice of biscuit with a light coating of brown cinnamon sugar on the top. Inside this wonderous golden brown slice we have the goodies...the apple and sultana filling. I think they have been made like a sandwich before being baked, you can see the filling at the sides.
As you bite into a slice, the sprinkling of sugar/cinnamon on the top melts in the mouth which is yummy! I love cinnamon so if I was Mr McVities I'd put on some more of this.
Not a huge amount of sultantas going on in this slice - I think they could have been more generous and maybe upped it to 60 calories to give you another couple in there. Again, if I was Mr McVities thats what I'd do. Also a bit dry. They are nice with a hot drink but by the time you've eaten a slice you want another one. You'd be better with two custard creams I think.
Not bad. They aren't everyones cuppa tea. I quite like them, they are a bit different. They were good value for money epecially since they were on offer. In total you get 15 slices in a pack so that is actually quite good. SO overall they are "good" - but if I was Mr McVities they'd be better :-)
Summary: Don't all rush at once.