Product Type: McVities Snacks
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P,P,Pick up a Penguin
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Disadvantages: Quite high in fat
For some reason in our house, we always have chocolate biscuits but usually keep to the same ones. One brand we rarely have is Penguins. I don't know why, we just don't for some reason! However, somehow a big packet of penguins appeared in the fridge last week and I've gradually been working my way through them!
Penguins come in a variety of pack sizes and flavours. They cannot be bought individually. A traditional penguin is a chocolate biscuit, with chocolate cream in the middle and then coated in milk chocolate. However, you can also get mint and orange varieties. Aswell as normal penguin bars you can get penguin wafers and penguin mini rolls! Original Penguin biscuits come in 3 pack sizes - 9 bars retailing at £1.31 (currently on offer at Tesco for £1), 18 bars (which I cannot find a price for) or 27 bars costing £3.22. I can vaguely remember being able to get variety packs when I was younger with 9 bars of each flavour but I cannot find these now.
So the multipack is predominantly red in colour with a large picture of a penguin. Inside, each bar is wrapped individually in a different colour with a cartoon of a penguin on the front. On the back there is always a joke which makes them quite fun for lunch boxes or parties. Opening the bar is easy, you just tear down the packet so easy for little hands.
Inside, the bar is about 3 inches long by 1.5 inches wide. It is covered in bumpy milk chocolate and looks very appetising. Biting into the bar you are hit with a rush of chocolate which is lovely. The biscuit is firm and tastes fresh and mixed with the chocolate and the cream it creates a lovely milk chocolate flavour in your mouth. The bars are very moreish and you can quite easily polish off two or three in one sitting.
Each penguin contains 113 calories, 8.7g sugars, 6.1g fat, 3.4g saturates and trace of salt. Now the first thing I noticed here was how much fat a little bar contains! Nevertheless they are very tasty!
I would recommend these as I think they are very nice and certainly give you a chocolate hit!
Summary: Nice treat