Product Type: McVities Snacks
Newest Review: ... 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 th... more
Resisting the temptation for an obvious gag here...
McVities Mini Hob Nobs
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
McVities Mini Hob Nobs
Advantages: handy pack size, still as delicious, surprisingly low in calories
Disadvantages: none really, excessive packaging could be a concern...
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.
Summary: mini Hobnobs. A great idea!