“ Brand: McVities / Type: Biscuits „
Little food like this is always so much more expensive then
the full sized things. It is probably more down to
convenience rather than anything else, and they can be
handy to put in a lunchbox, bag etc to eat when on the
This comes in a pack of 5 and costs around £1.30. It's not
something we buy often in our household, but if they can
be found on a special offer then we are more inclined to
buy them more. We got 2 for £2 a while back and it is an
offer that can be on in Tesco quite often.
These are in individual little bags and all together in a
bigger bag. The bags look tiny and I wondered if there was
more than about 3 in the bag. As it turned out I counted
7 in the bag. The Biscuits are qutie small, probably the
size of a £2 coin so not the best value for money. They
are really just mini versions of the normal Hob Nobs, as
the name would suggest. No Chocolate on these ones but
although they taste malty and not exactly sweet, they have
a sort of natural sweetness to it and a rough texture,
Per bag these is 140 calories and I can probably eat the
whole 5 pack in 1 go.
Nice little thing to take out with out.
I have started to buy the mini range of biscuits, available in supermarkets on a regular basis now. I find that bars of chocolate are just so expensive, many working out at between 30p and 40p per bar, so these mini packs are much more economical. You still manage to get your sweet treat, but you manage to save a bit of money at the same time.
My most recent buy were McVities Mini Chocolate Hob Nobs, in a multipack of 6 bags. The outer bag is made of strong plastic, which is coloured in two shades of blue. The lettering stands out well in white and there are close-up pictures of mini chocolate hob nobs, dotted over the front of the packaging.
Inside this bag, you find six 25g bags, in the same packaging, only in miniature this time. On opening, you are met with a mouth watering sweet, milk chocolate smell and a lovely aroma of oats.
These hob nobs look just like the full size ones, but are a cute bite size instead and can easily fit into your mouth in one go. The chocolate is quite thin, but it is creamy, smooth and sweet and just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, without being sickly.
The oaty biscuit is golden brown in colour and has a nobbly texture which gives you a lovely 'crunch' when you take a bite. You can really see and taste the oats and these do give the biscuit some bite. Once you have given it a chew, your mouth is filled with a gorgeous sweet flavour. I find the combination of the sweet, crunchy biscuit and the smooth creamy milk chocolate just perfect.
I always get into a real mess when I eat McVities Hob Nobs, because they are very crumbly. Whenever I stand up, the tell-tale signs that I have been munching are all around me!
*Nutritional Value Per 25g Bag*
Energy - 121 kcal
Protein - 1.7g
Carbohydrate - 15.3g
of which sugars - 8.4g
Fat - 5.9g
of which saturates - 2.9g
Fibre - 1.1g
Sodium - 0.1g
This product contains gluten, maltodextrin, oats, wholemeal, milk, whey, soya and soya lecithins and may contain nuts. It is free from artificial colours and flavours and is suitable for vegetarians.
McVities Mini Chocolate Hob Nobs are available from Tesco in a 6 pack for £1.35, but they are on special offer until 1st June for £1 only.
They are great little biscuits, in handy little packs and I would happily recommend them.
I can't help but be attracted to smaller versions of things. The word mini is like the word free. I just feel drawn to it and must buy and devour it. It's probably due to the voice inside of my head that always reminds me I'm eating too much. I can shut him up if I eat mini food! And he stays quiet when I eat twice as much too! The guy that invented Mini Kievs must be rich by now, everyone loves those things. I think they love them more than regular kievs. Nobody ever liked my idea though... GIANT kievs.
So mini hobnobs are appealing. They're like hobnobs... but mini. More manageable and you can share them quite easily as they come in little bags. They taste a little like - and I hope you're wearing a helmet for this - big hobnobs. I know, your mind is blown!
Overall I'd say they are worth buying as part of a shop for the kids, or for yourself.
Per bag (each one):
Calories: 121 (6%)
Sugars: 8.5g (9%)
Fat: 5.9g (8%)
Saturates: 2.9g (15%)
Salt: 0.2 (3%)
I have professed my love for Chocolate Hobnobs in the past when I have mentioned them in other biscuit reviews; the only down-side for them for me is the high calorie and sugar content so they are not a treat I buy in on a regular basis. Whilst browsing in Morrison's the other day and looking at the offers (as I tend to always do) I noticed that a bag of 6 individual packets of mini chocolate Hobnobs were on 'better than half price' offer at just 67p. Chocolate Hobnobs + cheap price = them appearing as if by magic into my trolley, so for a thorough dooyoo review I had to sample a pack of the delicious biscuits and now that I have here it is:
Each individual packet is in the familiar blue colour of the regular chocolate Hobnob roll and contains 6 of the cutest little biscuits you would probably ever see. At approximately 1 ½ inch in diameter the biscuit is the same in appearance as its big brother but on a smaller scale, the oaty underside still looks the same and the chocolate coating still as thick as ever. Taste wise there is no difference either with the predominately biscuit flavouring being the first taste I always notice before the rich chocolate begins to melt and the two flavours mingle together to provide an instant, satisfying hit.
Now being chocolate Hobnobs you would be forgiven for assuming that they are going to be high in calories, in actual fact a single bag of these biscuits only contain 121 calories and 2.9 grams of saturated fat along with 8.5 grams of sugar. When compared to the larger version of these which come in at a hefty 92 calories *each* with 2.2 grams of saturated fat then you can consider yourself to be quite virtuous and not feel overly guilty about your indulgence.
As a bag contains 6 of the little beauties you can dip in and out at will and for me I found that once I had finished I was completely satisfied, more so that eating one big biscuit after another. "A little of what you fancy does you good", or so the saying goes, and these not only provide a sugar hit on occasions when only a hobnob will do but they are also handily packaged to be able to be included in a packed lunch for work/school or even for a picnic!
Normally I would grumble about the excessive packaging, after all 6 bags are packaged into one larger bag which is troubling, however I will forgive McVities on this occasion as they have managed to produce a treat that is reasonable in calories and they do have a practical use, it's just a pity that the packets are not recyclable...
I should mention that there are no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated vegetable oil contained in a Hobnob but do you really care? It is, after all, the taste of these that make them as loved as they are by people. Vegetarians can eat them without worry but anyone with milk, soya, gluten and nut allergy should steer well clear as those ingredients are included.
Mini Hobnobs, same as the bigger version but smaller, simple as that. I'll make no puns about shrinking 'nobs' here and conclude with a well deserved 4/5 dooyoo star rating and a definite recommendation from me. At 67p they were a bargain, so if you live near a Morrison's; get stocked up!
Thanks for reading my review.
I pestered for these when they first came out as I love McVitie's HobNobs so much!
When these mini packs were released along with the digestives we bought them when they came on offer at buy one get one free otherwise they are expensive...
Sold in multi-packs of six, these little 25g packets are prefect for a small sweet snack or for putting in lunch boxes and for picnics, etc.
We have a best before date of Nov 09 on ours and we've had them in a while so they keep well in stored in a cool dry place...
These HobNobs are made of oats and topped with rich milk chocolate which makes them all the more delicious!
My favourite way to eat them is dipped in tea, lol, as they are a bit dry otherwise! ;-p
The write up on the plastic bag says there are no artificial colours or flavours and these are a source of fibre from the oaty grains...
The chocolate equals 24% of the total product and the calories per 25g are 121 with a fat content of 5.9g which is pretty high but not as high as the sugar which is 8.4g and you can really taste it in these tiny biscuits...
Each biscuit is about one inch in circumference and you only get about six in each pack which doesn't seem a lot really when you are looking for a filling snack :(
The taste is lovely and rich and you can crunch the sugar in your teeth!
The oats are very dry but the chocolate helps make these mini HobNobs really naturally sweet. The grain equals 20% of each disc but you would think it was a lot more really as it seems to be most of the ingredients of each mini biscuit.
For allergists these contain milk, gluten, and soya and may have come into contact with nuts.
I really like these occasionally when I am in the mood for something sugary, they are really tasty but not good if you are on a diet - luckily I am not!
Four stars for a crunchy, satisfying biscuit snack that stops me eating the full size ones. :)
McVities Mini Hob Nobs are around £1.50 - £2 for a pack of six individually sealed packets of biscuits. The price varies quite a lot depending on where you buy them from, and for some reason, you can't get them in my local Tesco at the moment. That's not a problem for us though as the local market seller is selling these at £1 a packet, which suits me fine!
The individual packets are really well sealed and durable, so they can easily last a day getting bashed around in a bag or a lunchbox. I think it's important to consider if you know you're prone to putting your poor lunch through turbulance during the course of a day as I am.
Inside, there are a good amount of little mini hob nob biscuits. You might think that these are aimed at children, but I've always thought there were plenty in each packet to satisfy an adult's appetite. So they can be used for children, but be aware that the pack size is a little large for very small tots to eat all in one sitting.
Taste wise these are exactly like the larger McVitie's Hob Nobs that so many of us know and love. They're a little on the salty side, but then I like that about these particular biscuits. They've got a good firm, strong oaty flavour, and there's an element of sweetness to them as well. I like that these are not just a tasty treat, but that they also fill a gap.
I have to go with four stars, despite really liking these. That's because the packets that set you back £2 for 6 are really pushing it! These are tasty and good quality, but for a slightly more reasonable price than the high end selling prices.
When I shop for multipack snacks I am generally quite dissapointed with the range available. These however tend to be purchased by us the consumer due to the fact that they ultimately save us money. When shopping in my local Morrisons there is a section of multi-pack products which I visit weekly as i have to get snacks for my little boy to take to school for morning break. I prefer to get items that are as healthy as possible however this isn't that easy to do unless you are willing to spend a fortune. In addition he tends to get bored with the same items getting handed to him week in week out. The only thing that remains a firm favourite which he shows no signs of getting fed up with are Mcvities mini hobnob biscuits. These come in a couple of varieties however the one I will review is the milk chocolate version of the product.
These come in a pack of six and cost £2 for two bags currently as they are on promotion. Hence I took full advantage of the offer and purchased four packets as they never go a miss in my household. The packaging is slightly different from the one shown above, it is royal blue in colour featuring the Mcvities logo and states that these are mini Hobnobs in the milk chocolate variety. There is a picture of the lovely biscuits on the front and the wording 'great for on the go'. When the outer pack is opened you are greeted with six mini packets of the biscuits in similar colouring. These packs state that the product contains no artificial colours or flavours and that it is a good source of fibre. I only ever manage to get my hands on the very odd pack of these as they tend to disappear very quickly and nobody has had any. Must be that naughty Mr Nobody again who frequents our house often!!!!
The mini packs in my opinion taste absolutely devine. Bursting with flavour and each one just the right size to fit comfortably into an adults mouth. They are topped with milk chocolate which is of a good quality and the oaty biscuit base has just the right amount of crunch and crumbles delightfully. Unfortunately there are only six mini biscuits in each pack so I felt a bit cheated as with the full-sized pack I would probably eat around half of it myself to feel satisfied. Probably a good idea to stick to these then so as not to spoil my never-ending diet!!! An adult mini treat only.
The great thing about these biscuits is that I always find with Mcvities biscuits generally that you are getting a great product however if you are not completely satisfied they will give you a full money-back guarantee. Trust me you wont be sending them back. I would say if I had to critiscise anything it would be down to the excessive packaging very uneccessary if you consider the size of all the little biscuits combined. Generally however I would recommend these and I will continue to buy them as I think that there are certainly less healthy alternatives out there. 4 stars.
Nutritional Info Per 100g
Suitable for vegetarians
I eat really healthily nowadays, but when it comes to Hob Nobs I find it hard to resist. As the pack says, they are great for lunchboxes, but the often don't make it into my kids, as I have gobbled them all up over the weekend.
The biscuit texture is spot on, very crunchy, yet soft enough not to give you jaw ache. I often opt for chocolate coated ones, as they have a much nicer melt in the mouth effect. However, whatever variety you choose you are in for a treat.
Each mini bag gives you on average about 9-11 biscuits. They are quite small, but just enough for a mouthful per biscuit. Saturated fat per bag on the choccy ones is 11.g per 100g. That is quite high, but considering each tiny bag is only 25g you can just about get away with it. The fact that these are smaller bags means that they stay fresh longer too, rather than a big pack being open all week, or consumed in one sitting (either way that is a bad scenario).
So, these Mini Hob Nobs may cost a little more than their bigger brothers, but they are well worth it.
Now bear in mind that I can usually resist temptation in supermarkets, it's when food is literally in front of me ready to eat that I have problems resisting! So mini packs of hob nobs are not something I would normally buy - unless they are straight in front of me on special offer when I first go into the supermarket!! I was rushing quickly because of meeting my friends and only having a short lunch break, so I practically ran around Tesco Metro.
I got 6 mini packs of chocolate hob nobs on special offer - they were still quite expensive though (I think between £1-2).
Snacky things for lunch are always good, and yes this aren't so healthy but they have no artificial colours or flavours! However, they do have almost 3g of saturated fat per tiny tiny bag, which horrifies me. Also, they are almost a third sugar...hmmm...I won't be buying these again, and it's pilates for me tonight!
Although each bag weighs 25g, you get maybe 6 mini biscuits in a pack. This seems like a huge waste of packaging as they are 6 bags much larger than the biscuits themselves plus a massive outer bag - to fool you into thinking you're actually getting more than about 36 50p sized biscuits for your money. To be quite honest, I'd prefer a lot more of that money spent on the food rather than the packaging (and I'm sure most people would).
My eating is quite psychological in that I don't mind having mini hob nobs, and I don't mind having few biscuits - but putting them both together and I'm left feeling dissatisfied and cheated. They are supposed to be suitable for lunchboxes, yet only a young child would be happy with fewer than 3 bags, and 1 bag has far too much sugar and saturated fat for that. So I'm not sure who these biscuits are aimed at, exactly.
Taste wise, they are unsurprisingly like mini chocolate hob nobs - crunchy oat biscuit underneath balanced by a thin layer of chocolate on top. However, I've recently tried Cadbury's Oat and something biscuits, and they are a million times more superior as the chocolate is obviously of far better quality. These hob nobs are also a little dry and slightly dusty with biscuit crumbs. I'm not surprised they were on special offer because I'm sure no one will be buying them more than once, even if they like hob nobs.
For the purpose of this review I am reviewing the mini chocolate hobnobs which come in a blue not orange packet.
In a quest to make my hubby and sons lunchboxes more exciting I decided to try these - I remembered that I used to like hob nobs so was pretty sure these would go down well.
Made by McVities these are priced at £1.31 in Tesco currently, for a multi-bag containing 6 packets. They come with the traditional McVities slogan and the words mini hob nobs in large white lettering surrounded by pictures of these delicious biscuits - even stating that these are great for lunchboxes.
As far as nutritional value goes they are free from artificial colours and flavourings and claim to be a good source of fibre. Unfortunately each 25g bag is high in fat (5.9g) and calories (121) but I wasn't buying these as part of a diet and I wasn't going to be eating them........................
Once home with a hot coffee in front of me I was unable to resist the urge to try one bag - big mistake! - I'm sure my hubby and son would have loved to try them to but no chance!!!
As soon as I popped one into my mouth I had a real taste sensation of chocolate, oats, nobbly bits and biscuit and I can't describe it except to say DELICIOUS - especially when dipped in coffee!
If you can do biscuits in moderation then these are a fab buy - if like me however you realise you have an awful lot of empty packets on the table after a few hours it may be better to resist the urge........
McVities are a brand I trust and these Mini Hob Nobs are another one of their welcome inventions and a highly delectable snack to have stored in your secret kitchen cupboard. I am a serial McVities plain chocolate eater, but from time to time I like to take an adventurous diversion and on one such occasion came across a multi-pack of six smaller packets of 8 - excessive packaging perhaps but a guarantee of freshness. The six pack will cost you just over a quid and each smaller packet containing a only a handful of little biscuits should be enough for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. They're too small to dunk unless you want to look silly.
Contain bucket loads of sugar of course but they're also full of fibre being made from 60% wholemeal oats and have no artificial flavours or colours and only a negligible amount of salt so they're not all that bad.
They are sweet and have a delightful crumbly texture and a welcome chocolate topping. I like them and I think you should go out and get some. Now!
I wouldn't be a big biccy eater I prefer savoury to sweet but hobnobs and chocolate digestives are my preferred choice when I do occasionally indulge. In Tesco this week there was an offer, think it was bogof for the on the go pack so I treated myself to one of each.
The hobnob pack consisted of 6 mini bags weighing 25g each, they are in a bright orange bag with navy edging and a large McVities Mini Hobnobs title on the front similar to the larger packet. Also flashed across the front are what McVities consider to be the biggest selling points of the biccys.
60% oat and wholemeal goodness - I presume that makes them healthier than other biscuits
No artificial flavours or colours - Something I like to see
Source of fibre - Brill an excuse to eat them
No hydrogenaged Vegetable Oil - I try not to buy anything which contains this
I love these little mini bags. We are not big biscuit eaters and often if we open a big packet of hobnobs etc. they are left without being wrapped up or put in a container and some if not all have to thrown out because they are soft. This way you get enough for one cup of tea and the rest stays fresh until you take another wee craving.
They are also great for kids lunchboxes and if you have a kids party coming up soon they take up a good amount of room if you are struggling to fill party bags and the kids love them.
As you are only getting a small bag the calorie count is 115kcal which isn't ridiculously high and it only contains 0.1g of salt per packet.
On opening you will find the packets inside are designed in the same way as the big bag. The biscuits inside are approx.1 inch in diameter and there are 8 in the packet..
I'm not one for dunking but I realize that others require this information so I gave it a go. They are so tiny, I was careful trying not to get my fingers to close to the tea. I dunked once quite quickly. The mini hobnob stayed together no eucky crumby bits looked to be floating in my cup. I put the entire biscuit in my mouth as it was too small for a second dunk and have to admit the dunking did add a little something to the experience. The taste of moist oatiness coupled with the crunch of the undunked biccy worked very well.and I continued dunking most of the packet, I kept a few back to eat the crunchy dry way and I can highly recommend both ways.
My Recommendation - Go on treat yourself you'll not regret it
All the hob in a smaller nob.