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McVities Mini Chocolate Croissants

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Brand: McVitie's / Type: Bread / Cakes

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      17.09.2011 16:16
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      yummy chocolate filling

      McVitie's offer a wide range of cake and biscuit products.

      {Mini Croissants}

      These mini croissants are available with chocolate or strawberry jam fillings. The chocolate variety are described as being "mini croissants with a chocolate flavour filling".

      The croissants are packed into a foiled packet with is yellow and gives all the neccessary information as well as a picture of the delicious croissants. The croissants can be served cold or can be popped in the oven at 160c for 5minutes.

      Each croissant contains 62calories as well as 2.8g of sugar and 1.7g of saturated fat.

      {Ingredients and Allergy Warnings}

      Chocolate Flavour Fillings (34%) (Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Water, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (2.5%), Dried Skimmed Milk,Preservatives (Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate), Emulsifier (E472b), Flavourings, Gelling Agent (Sodium Alginate)] ,Wheat Flour ,Margarine [Vegetable Oil, Water, Emulsifier (E471), Salt, Citric Acid, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)] ,Water ,Sugar ,Egg Yolk ,Butter ,Emulsifiers (E471, Lecithin) ,Yeast ,Salt ,Flavourings ,Preservative (Calcium Propionate) ,Milk Protein ,Thickener (Xanthan Gum) ,Citric Acid

      Avoid if allergic to gluten, milk, eggs. May contain traces of peanuts and soya.

      {Price}

      An 80g pack holds 6 croissants. Tesco offer this pack at £1.00. Farmfoods and Iceland currently offer it at 2 packs for £1.00.

      {My Thoughts}

      I love croissants but rarely eat them at home as I buy them in Asda or Tesco and they go out of date 2 days later. This results in waste so I usually only eat them if we are staying at a hotel or something. They are yummy with butter and jam! I bought these Mini Croissants following a recommendation on here and picked up a pack of chocolate and the strawberry ones last week. I bought mine from Iceland and didn't mind £1.00 for 2 packs. I have since bought some more.

      These croissants are ideal for keeping in the cupboard. My current pack has a BBD of December. Once opened, I keep mine in a tupperware box and they keep fresh for a few days. The packet is bright and noticeable and keeps the croissants nice and fresh. On opening, there is a distinct chocolatey aroma which is quite pleasing.

      {Cold or Hot - You Decide!}

      The croissants themselves are tiny and resemble mishaped, squashed regular croissants! They smell quite nice though you can tell they aren't freshly baked croissants. They aren't flaky or messy so that is the main difference for me! The croissants are a golden brown colour on the outside. I have had these hot and cold and enjoyed both methods. Cold they can be taken in lunch boxes or to picnics.

      Biting in to a cold croissant, there is very little mess so I can eat on the go! The inside is light but doesn't have that fresh baked taste about it. McVities don't skimp on the chocolate filling. I was glad to find a good portion of chocolate in the middle and it smelled delicious! The chocolate is like a smooth, thick paste and melts perfectly as it makes contact with my mouth. It compliments the rather bland croissant and goes down a treat. Thankfully, the chocolate doesn't have a nutty taste about it.

      The croissants are simple to heat up and I usually pop 2 in the oven whilst getting ready. They do smell lovely as they heat up and the croissant does crisp up a little on the outside. The chocolate melts a little inside but does get very hot! I sometimes allow 2 to cool and by the time I am ready to leave for the nursery run, I can grab them and eat them on the way. Again, no mess, just a tasty croissant with even smoother, warm chocolate filling. The chocolate is of a decent quality and doesn't taste cheap or nasty.

      {Conclusion}

      One of these isn't enough. I find I need 2 or 3 to satisfy my tummy. I can get 2 - 3 bites out one croissant. The chocolate is just right and isn't too rich or sickly. I find these croissants ideal for something different in the mornings or a light munch at night. They certainly don't compete with real, fresh croissants in my opinion but they are a pleasant and reasonably cheap alternative. My fiance and son quite like them too. These are much nicer than the jam variety.

      Thanks for reading :)

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        19.08.2011 11:01
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        A delicious chocolate mini croissant from McVities.

        === The product ===

        These are mini croissants with a chocolate flavour filling. Each packet contains 6 mini croissants which each weigh around 14g.

        === The packaging ===

        These croissants come provided in a plastic packet which means they can be kept in the cupboard for long periods of time. The expiration date on the latest packets that I purchased was 1st December 2011 so you can certainly stock up on these.

        === Are they nice? ===

        Well, they are not too shabby that is for sure! Each mini croissant is a stubby little fat shape. They do look like mini croissants but they are nowhere near as flaky as croissants that I have purchased in the past. Within the sponge like layers of croissant there is a delicious lump of chocolate flavour filling. This is a sweet, mildly artificial chocolate flavour and it's moreish and delicious. This really brings the croissant alive. If you eat these croissants cold then they are not too bad, however, if you heat them in the oven at 160 degrees for about 5 minutes this chocolate filling will come alive*. The filling will be gooey, runny and delicious. I like to cook these in the oven and then use a knife to cut them lengthways, I then enjoy each mini croissant in just two bites of gooey, chocolatey deliciousness!

        === Ingredients ===

        Chocolate Flavour Fillings (34%) (Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Water, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (2.5%), Dried Skimmed Milk, Preservatives (Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate), Emulsifier (E472b), Flavourings, Gelling Agent (Sodium Alginate)], Wheat Flour, Margarine [Vegetable Oil, Water, Emulsifier (E471), Salt, Citric Acid, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)], Water, Sugar, Egg Yolk, Butter, Emulsifiers (E471, Lecithin), Yeast, Salt, Flavourings, Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Milk Protein, Thickener (Xanthan Gum), Citric Acid.

        === Nutritional Information ===

        Each croissant contains:

        62 Calories
        1.1g Protein
        6.5g Carbohydrates (of which 2.8g sugars)
        3.6g Fat (of which 1.7g saturates)
        0.4g Fibre
        A trace of salt

        === Where can I buy these and for how much? ===

        These can be purchased in Tesco & Sainsburys for around £1.00 per packet, however, they are just 75p in Iceland and frequently on a 2 for £1.00 special offer and this is where I bought mine from. I have also seen these on frequent special offer in Tesco & Sainsburys for either half price or buy one get one free so if you like them you'll be able to get two packets for a pound normally which is just fantastic.

        === Overall opinion ===

        These croissants are yummy. When they are cold there aren't too bad but there is just something so delicious and moreish about them when they are warmed through in the oven. They are not flaky like the croissants I usually buy but they are something different to enjoy for breakfast and when I've served these to guests as a side to their breakfast they have gone down a storm.

        The price of these is very reasonable as you get 6 per bag and one bag would certainly be enough for one person to enjoy for their breakfast, as long as they aren't watching their weight!

        The chocolate part of this is the best and the croissants would probably use a little improvement, however, when they are warm and I start to eat them I forget all about the lack of flakiness and I just want to enjoy the chocolate centre and the warm sponge style outer layer.

        *Not literally.

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          02.06.2010 20:36
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          Delish!!!

          I brought these Mini Croissants from Tesco when they was on special offer for 50p for a bag of 6. They are ready to eat but can be warmed up and I deffo recommend putting them in the oven because they taste LOADS nicer like that and the chocolate goes all smooth and yummy.

          They are croissant shape but like cute little fat croissants, they don't look very flakey when you look at them and after you've eaten one you'll know they're deffo NOT very flakey but are still yummy.

          They feel more like cakes to eat with a spongey texture inside, they've got a bit of a buttery croissant taste but to me they tasted a bit too sweet to really taste much like croissants. The chocolate is yummy, it's smooth and even though there isn't all that much chocolate in them it's got a nice rich flavour that goes proper nice with the croissant I think.

          A wicked way to eat these croissants is to peel the outside away so that you're kind of left with a small moon shaped cake with a splodge of yummy warm chocolate inside it. God my mouth's watering now just thinking about that chocolate now is making my mouth water and I had the last one earlier! lol The sponge is nice and has got a load of air inside it so that gives it a more of a croissant feel but it's the chocolate that makes this stand out as a big time bargain for 50p for 6 of them.

          I don't know how much they are usually but I reckon I'll buy them now and again even when the price goes up, they don't taste quite like ANYTHING I've eaten from the supermarket and I love that about them. The chocolate inside the croissant is a bit like what you get in a pain au chocolate from Tesco, the fresh ones but it's more synthetic than that and I swear it's been laced with cocaine because for cheapo chocolate it's majorly addictive! lol

          Recommended!!!

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