“ Brand: Mc Vitie's / Type: Biscuits „
True story about figs, The People at the top of my road got a package from saudi arabia about 5 years ago. It was weeping a strange colour juice. Do they open it? no! They think some terrorist has sent them a bomb! They get the bomb squad down from Hereford to close the road and reroute the bus so they can open it safely. They are an elderly couple who have relations in saudi
and as it turned out it they'd sent them a load of squashed figs! Who do these people think they are? What had they done to make them think someone would send them a bomb? At the same time as this was happening I was trying to get out of my road to get a bus to university for an exam. The bomb disposal people who were standing behind the "do not enter" ribbon that was preventing me getting out of the road told me it was at my own risk to walk past these peoples house. I had to go get the bus at a different place aswell, I know it doesnt sound much now but at the time I was very anxious. I just hope the bomb disposal people told the couple what they thought of them when they found out they had been sent a box of figs.
Anyway onto the product! I was in the supermarket today and saw these figfuls by GoAhead, the lower calorie and fat snack makers and seeing as I hadnt tried them before I figured I may as well give them a go. GoAhead call them "sun-drenched fig fillings in a golden-baked biscuit".
They come in a plastic tray thats covered with dark purple packaging, on the front as well as the GoAhead logo there is a picture of a whole fig which looks like an onion to me and some cut in half figs which are yellow around the outer edge and then appear to be full of pink seeds. There also is a picture of the bars which appear to be little squares with a jam-like filling.
Inside the packaging the black plastic tray is divided into 5 sections each containing 2 biscuits.
The biscuits are rectangular 4.5cm x 4cm. Not very big at all! They feel very solid to touch, and are a goldeny brown colour with little holes in the dough. At the sides you can see a brown filling. They do not look very appitising. On biting into one the outer biscuit is indeed hard and crispy, possibly even a bit stale. There is not much a taste to the fig jam filling as it is outdone by the hard biscuit but it tasted like prunes to me. Luckily I got through the biscuit in 3 bites so this experience didnt last long.
They would have been much nicer if the biscuit was softer, and if it was a different flavour filling. Why cant they do a orange or a lemon? Something tangy like that would be much nicer.
Still they only cost 64p in sainsburys so its not like i spent a lot on them.
Per biscuit there is
11.3g carbohydrate (7.0g sugar),
0.7g fat (03g saturated),
less than 0.1g salt
I wouldnt buy these again as they were just too boring but at least they are somewhat good for you.