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      07.12.2013 10:44
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      Try these for something different but don't add them to your weekly shopping list

      I purchased these Mikado biscuits from my local Sainsburys petrol station as they were on offer for £1, having purchased them previously I do not think that I would have paid any more than a pound for a small box of biscuits (75g). The biscuits come in a silver foil and then a box so would keep for a good few months without any problem - except the fact that I am a chocoholic :-)

      The biscuits themselves are like very thin breadsticks (but biscuit) and they are dipped in chocolate except for the very end to allow easy handling. The layer of milk chocolate is quite thin and easily melts when dipped into a cup of tea but doesn't run into the tea and the biscuit also stays in tact and doesn't drop into the tea! The chocolate tastes nice, like your average milk chocolate (not the standard of Cadbury or Galaxy).

      I like these biscuits as they are something different but they are not as filling as your average every day biscuit and at £1 for a small packet it feels like I am paying more for the packaging than for the biscuits themselves.

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        25.10.2013 13:23
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        I really love these and wish I had discovered them sooner

        I can see that there are quite a lot of reviews already written about Mikado Biscuits but I had never even heard of these before until about a month ago when my friend offered me one from a box she had in between lectures. As soon as I tasted my first one I think I was addicted. The ones my friend was eating were the caramel ones but I can't find these in shops anywhere and I've only ever managed to find the milk chocolate ones. They are delicious and very addictive and you can't just eat one, that's impossible.

        After my friend offered me my first Mikado Biscuit I bought my own from Asda for £1 for a box which probably contains around 30 long skinny biscuits inside a cardboard box. Inside the box is the silver foil bag to keep the biscuits nice and fresh and crisp. Each biscuit has been carefully dipped in chocolate from the top to almost right down to the bottom. They have left a tiny bit plain right at the bottom so you can keep hold of it and not get covered in chocolate while eating it.

        They are great for dipping in creamy hot chocolate or just eating as a snack at any time of the day and night. The great thing about these biscuits is that if you accidentally leave the bag open they don't go soft and mushy as some other biscuits can do, they seem to stay crisp and fresh for ages even if the air manages to get at them.

        They are about 16cm long and very thin and I like to slowly nibble mine all the ay down to the bottom and I really love to dip them in the cream on top of my hot chocolate. You can eat lots of these without feeling sick and as they are so thin and delicate I wouldn't think they would be loaded with calories, either.

        They are definitely wroth trying if you haven't sampled them yet and I am sure that if you do, you will be soon addicted as I am.

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        21.04.2013 22:39
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        A tasty biscuit treat that is a bit different.

        I'm reviewing MIKADO Biscuit Sticks. They are made by Kraft Foods UK .
        I bought these in POUNDWORLD at two for £1, and I've also seen them in Tesco for £1.

        On the contents list it says ***MAY CONTAIN NUTS***
        I would point out that there are no nuts in these per se, but they are manufactured in an area where nut products are also produced , hence the necessary warning for those with extreme nut allergies.
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        =WHAT ARE THEY EXACTLY=

        They are very long thin crispy crunchy biscuit sticks......slightly thicker than Chocolate Matchmakers,but not as thick as a cigarette, and they are coated in milk chocolate from the top to within about an inch of the bottom. The bottom 3cms or so is left bare of chocolate so that you can hold them without getting chocolate on your fingers, which is a nice clean touch.

        There are roughly 25-30 biscuit sticks in the pack and they each are approximately 15cms long.

        These are also available now in a caramel flavour which just means that there are tiny knobbly bits of caramel added to the milk chocolate coating which gives a nice toffee taste to the sticks.

        They also come covered in white chocolate, and I'm told they can be found covered in dark chocolate, but I personally haven't seen the dark ones around yet.



        =PACKAGING=

        They come in a long thin cardboard box and it is perforated just below the top in such a way that when you tear the perforations the top flips back ......just exactly like a long thin cigarette packet.
        Inside there is a silver foil pack containing the biscuits. The foil pack has a serrated top for easy tearing open.

        =MY OPINION=

        These are a delicious little treat for any time really, but usually I like them in the evening while watching TV. I also think they'd be nice as a snack with morning coffee and due to their construction (with the 'clean' bit at the bottom for handling ) they'd not be a messy thing in the manner some fully chocolate covered snacks often are.

        They are also just right for children , easy to eat, not bursting with additives and colours and not needing the excessive chewing that can damage little teeth.
        The fact that they can be handled cleanly is a bonus when given to children.

        I must say I love the unusual packaging for these . It's very well thought out in my opinion because the internal foil bag the sticks come in can be folded over to keep them fresh, and the cigarette style outer box closed securely when you want to save some for later.

        I've tried three variations of these, the milk chocolate , the white chocolate and the caramel ones and they are all delicious.
        The quality was equally good on each variation too .

        These are selling at two pks for £1 in my local POUNDWORLD at present, which is a bargain , and the only one I've not seen available is the dark chocolate one.


        I'm removing one star simply because there are other treats I would opt for over these if I really HAD to choose.


        Summary ,a nice light treat for when sat watching TV.

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          01.04.2011 15:09
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          A fun snack that is good for a treat

          Mikado is a popular Japanese snack and is manufactured by Glico. It is similar to another product they manufacture called Pocky, although Pocky is a bit harder to get hold of and Mikado is more readily available in places like supermarkets. My local Tesco's stock Mikado, and I have recently spotted it in Poundland, where you can get two 75g packets for £1.00.

          Product description: "Mikado are ultra thin, crunchy biscuit sticks coated with wonderfully smooth milk chocolate. We've left one end bare so you don't get your fingers sticky.
          To create this deliciously different snack we were inspired by the game of Mikado, also known as 'pick up sticks'. We hope you enjoy it.
          For the game rules and much more on Mikado, why not visit us at www.mikado.com"

          The packaging is nicely decorated and attractive looking. The original Milk Chocolate flavoured Mikado that I have has a plain white background with a red circle logo and the Mikado name printed clearly across the front. This design is simple but quite clever as it looks like the Japanese flag. The product comes in a cardboard box and there is a tear off tab at the top so you can hinge back the top section and this forms a sort of lid. Inside, the Mikado biscuits are wrapped in a sealed foil packet to keep them fresh. Each pack weighs in at 75g.

          Mikado is an unusual snack that is quite different from the type of snack I go for such as heavy cakes, biscuits or chocolate bars. It consists of a thin crisp biscuit stick which is dipped in a milk chocolate coating with a little bit left plain a the end for you to hold onto it and not get melty chocolatey hands. They are very small individually, and look fairly insubstantial as a food type. The biscuit stick is nice and crunchy, and has a pleasant taste that is quite plain with a nice level of sugary sweetness. The chocolate coating has a nice flavour and a lovely light texture that melts in your mouth. It is very smooth and goes well over the biscuit base. These snacks remind me of the chocolate dip snacks that you can get from KP, but they are already coated in the dip.

          The taste and texture are great, but the snack is let down by the fact that it is hardly worth bothering to eat this if you are looking for something to satisfy your hunger. It is far too easy to munch your way through a pack of these Mikado biscuit sticks, and afterwards I am always still hungry. They are nice as a treat but are best when eaten after a meal or accompanying something else, as otherwise I end up snacking on other items as well to fill me up.

          These Mikado snacks are a lovely tasting treat and are a bit of fun if you want to try a snack that is different from the norm. I enjoy them but there are better snacks out there for satisfying hunger cravings.

          Ingredients: Milk Chocolate 49% [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Glucose Syrup, Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin)], Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Lactose and Milk Proteins, Salt, Raising Agent (Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Yeast.

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            17.02.2011 23:27
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            A Japanese chocolate treat that is light, and low on calories. Yummy!

            **This review is also on Ciao, under "MonsoonBaby88"**

            I have been a regular MCM Expo convention goer for the past few years, and I often spend a bit of my cash on the Japanese food stall, buying up Japanese chocolate and treats in particular. One that I am guaranteed to snap up whenever I venture into a convention is Pocky. For those who do not know what this is, Pocky is a thin rectangle box with thin biscuit sticks contained inside. One half of it is dipped in chocolate, banana or strawberry flavourings, and and are very delicious, though sadly quite small. Mikado is actually Pocky, but it has been renamed for us European consumers.

            So in being a fan of Pocky, I thought I would give Mikado a go, seeing as Pocky is only really available from purchasing online, or at conventions. I had seen them several times in supermarkets during my shopping trips, and at £1.02 a pack, I thought that wasn't too expensive for an occasional treat. It is clear that Mikado has a Japanese influence. The box has a Japanese feel to it, from the font used for the products name, to the red circle that is placed behind the text (it reminded me of the Japanese flag). The biscuit sticks are also displayed on the front, so you can be sure of what you are buying. Mikado is also a name for pick up sticks, an old Japanese game that I believe many have played at least once during their youth. These biscuit treats do in fact resemble pick up sticks, so it is clever of Kraft to adopt this name, to go with their already Japanese feel. Mikado also translates to "Emperor of Japan", so there is another influence! The ingredients are listed on the back of the packaging for those who are wondering what these biscuit sticks contain.

            A Mikado biscuit is a thin biscuit, with the bottom half being bare biscuit, and the top half has been dipped in chocolate. I found that having only the top half dipped in chocolate allowed me to hold the bottom, without fear of the chocolate melting onto my fingers. This makes for a pretty clean chocolate treat, so it may be especially handy if you fancy indulging in a sugary chocolate rush during the summer. This is also a handy treat for those who are trying to follow a healthier diet, as it is worth noting that each Mikado biscuit stick contains 11 calories, so if you are only planning on eating one or two, it will not amount to much of your calorie intake. However, be warned, I found it hard to stop myself from gorging on the whole packet, as because of their thin size, they are not particularly filling if you have only had one or two.

            I found these Mikado sticks varied in taste slightly from the original Pocky variant. The biscuit tasted slightly salty, which I had not experienced in the Pocky packets I have bought before. The chocolate also has a lighter taste to it, which I felt was rather delicious, and was not too rich. The stick sadly should have been slightly bigger, as they are quickly nibbled up, and there are not really that many sticks in the packet, but I suggest making the most of your biscuit sticks by dipping the chocolate end into a cup of tea, as the melting chocolate enhances the flavour somewhat!

            Overall, Mikado is a lovely, light snack which can be enjoyed even by those who are trying to follow a healthy diet, due to the low calorie content per stick. The box is small enough to fit into a bag without any difficulty, and I found the bright Japanese themed packaging really appealing. Mikado costs around £1.02 or so, so it is not really an expensive treat, but sadly there are not that many Mikado sticks in there, so this price may seem a bit high for those who have enjoyed them so much that they intend to keep purchasing them. So if you want a taste of Japanese confectionery, then I suggest giving Mikado a go, but in my opinion, the taste slightly varies from the original Pocky variant, so those who are used to eating Pocky may find themselves slightly disappointed!

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            02.01.2011 19:28
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            A packet of delicious treats!

            Before purchasing, I had seen the amusing adverts on TV for Mikados but had never thought to buy any until I seen them near the checkout at Asda for £1, and at that price I couldn't resist. Basically, Mikados are thin, biscuit like sticks dipped in chocolate, only three quarters of the actual stick is covered in chocolate though, leaving a naked biscuit part at the bottom for you to hold whilst you indulge in it so you don't get chocolate on your fingers. Originally, Mikados are from Japan and they gave been sold there since the 1960's but now due to high demand they have been launched globally and you can find them in your local supermarket for under £2.

            You can get mikados in 3 flavours - milk, dark and White. Personally, I prefer the milk ones, they aren't too strong or too sweet, just perfect. In a single packet of Mikados, you get about 20 individual sticks however they also sell packs of 3 Mikados but you don't get as many in a packet. The packaging of mikados is just a simple, thin, White cardboard box, with the Japanese flag on the front and a picture of the actual Mikado sticks on the front. The ingredients are clearly displayed on the back and just one of these sticks contains about 11 calories, which isn't too fattening.

            Mikados contain:

            Milk Chocolate 49% [Sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, glucose syrup, butter, emulsifiers, flavouring], wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, lactose and milk proteins salt and yeast.

            About half of the product is made up of chocolate and the rest is biscuit: the taste is delicious! It's light and the chocolate has a smooth consistancy. I personally LOVE mikados, and I think it's impossible not to. The packet can slip perfectly into lunchboxes and handbags for on the go and they are a bargain of £1! Delicious chocolate sticks. 5 stars!

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              4 stars

              When studying, I seem to eat so much junk food it's unreal. Literally I can go through a whole packet of biscuits without even realising it! No wonder I seem to have put on weight since starting a year ago! During my stressful exam period this year, Mikado biscuits were one of my snacks of choice and, I am ashamed to say, I would easily eat a pack at a time!

              So why are they so tempting?
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              Mikado are quite simple in principle. They are basically just sticks of biscuit half dipped in chocolate and remind me of the taste of the 'Animal Biscuits' that I used to eat as a child, minus the Cadbury's chocolate of course! The biscuit underneath the chocolate is sweet but not overally so, so there is a nice contrast between the biscuit and chocolate that makes them really tasty.

              The inspiration for these seems to be from Japan, hence the word 'Mikado' which according to Wikipedia used to mean Emperor in Japanese. When at school my teacher had a Japanese friend who came into school and brought lots of Japanese snacks for us to try. I remember her bringing something very similar to these although they had many different flavours including banana and apple. The oriental theme of these biscuits is also apparent by the look of the Mikado logo which stands out well on the supermarket shelf.

              Ingredients
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              The milk chocolate biscuits contain the following ingredients:

              Milk Chocolate 49% [ Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Glucose Syrup, Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin)], Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Lactose and Milk Proteins, Salt, Raising Agent (Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Yeast.

              Each biscuit contains just 11 calories too so if you can manage to eat just a few they work out less calorific than many biscuits. Bearing this is mind however, they are still biscuits and still contain 0.3g of saturated fat and 0.8g of sugar so they aren't exactly healthy!


              How are they packaged?
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              The Dark and Milk chocolate biscuits come in 70g boxes while the white chocolate boxes are 75g for some reason! The boxes are quite small and easy to fit into your cupboards. On opening a box, you will find a sealed foil bag with about 20 biscuits inside. This is particularly good if you want to keep them fresh as you can just fold the bag down. Unfortunately I don't usually have this problem as its not often that there's many left to keep!

              Are they widely available?
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              As with most new products, they start off like golddust and become more available as they get more popular and Mikado is no exception to this. You can now buy dark and white chocolate versions as well as the milk chocolate originals from most major supermarkets and convenience stores.

              They seem to vary greatly in price depending on where you buy them from as at the moment they cost £1.19 for one box from Tesco and just 74p from Asda! I definitely wouldn't pay £1.19 for a box as they are just gone too quickly and you could buy a couple of packets of many other types of biscuit for this price!

              I really like these biscuits for a treat and would definitely recommend them, probably only when they're on offer though as I do feel that they're a bit overpriced!

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                21.08.2010 00:18
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                Want to play with me? :D

                In the last 2 month I tried to reduce junk food in my diet to a minimum and this affected also my family as I hardly buy any sweets. Occasionally my hubby goes out to do the shopping and he stocks up several sweets for himself and the kids.

                Last time they came back with a pack of Mikado milk chocolate coated biscuit sticks and some others, but this time I would like to review only the Mikado.


                Mikado
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                Mikado (Emperor of Japan) is a pick-up sticks game originating in Europe. Actually it started its spread from Hungary. I loved to play this game as a kid... For details please visit www.mikado.com


                Price and package
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                These chocolate covered biscuit sticks came in a cardboard box and within the box they are wrapped into silver foil. The sticks stayed separately within the package which is really nice. The 75 g box costs 1.19 pounds in Sainsbury's and I guess its price is similar in the other supermarkets too.


                Taste and texture
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                The biscuit sticks are crunchy and a bit salty. Their salty taste highlights the sweetness of the chocolate coat and they make a good match. It is different from the average biscuits available in the market not only in their shape but also in taste.
                The chocolate coat is made of creamy milk chocolate. I don't say this is the best milk chocolate I have ever tasted but it wasn't bad at all. As I tried only 3 sticks I found the tastes in harmony and overall delicious.


                Ingredients
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                Milk Chocolate 49% [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Glucose Syrup, Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin)], Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Lactose and Milk Proteins, Salt, Raising Agent (Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Yeast.


                Nutritional information
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                Mikado sticks weight 2.3 g each and their energy content is 11 kcal per stick (475 kcal/100g). They are suitable for vegetarians. These sweets contain gluten, milk and soya.


                Manufacturer
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                The manufacturer of Mikado is Kraft Foods UK (Freepost SWC 3320, Cheltenham, GL50 3ZZ). For more information on the manufacturer please visit www.kraftfoods.co.uk Kraft Foods is the manufacturer of such famous brands as Philadelphia, Kenco, Oreo, etc.


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                As I don't really buy sweets for my family my hubby is the one who falls for sweet treats. These sticks are crunchy and apart from a small place where you can pick them they are covered with chocolate. My husband bought the milk chocolate version however it is available in white chocolate and dark chocolate versions too.
                These sweets try to be playful as they remind me to the beloved Mikado game which I loved to play as a child. I wouldn't be happy if my kids started this game with chocolate coated sticks...
                The sweet chocolate and slightly salted biscuit sticks match very well and provide you with a not too healthy but delicious treat.

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                  Great fot kids.

                  Mikado Biscuit Sticks - Milk Chocolate Nestle Crunch - Milk Chocolate

                  What is it?
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                  A pack of biscuit sticks by Kraft.


                  Special features?
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                  This snack pack contains biscuit sticks that are 80% dipped and covered in milk chocolate.


                  What do I think?
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                  I've actually tried a similar thing in Hong King and they have so many variety of these, you can also get these in the Chinese supermarkets too. They come in strawberry dips, white chocolate, plain, and even salted spring onion flavour ones. They will probably be a bit of a novelty in the british market, will definitely appeal to kids but that's as far as it goes.

                  Kraft does a good attempt, but they're not really as good as they could be. For a start, there isn't really enough chocolate dip on these, it's too thin a layer. The biscuit taste is nice, very light and subtle and surprisingly moist, almost like a good cake. The portion sizes are a bit small but I suppose are about right if you end up eating the whole box, especially with kids, you don't really want them eating too much of this. And the cost; 70p from Tesco's, a bit too much I think.

                  These are bit like Pringles as well, where once you bite into one little biscuit you end up chomping through the whole pack within a couple of minutes. Not really something that is filling enough for lunch or even a satisfying snack. I would probably only reach for these out of boredom, if you have nothing else better to do and your hands need something to fiddle around with.

                  On the otherhand, these would be great for kiddie parties, but trying to fill a good large plate with these will take a lot of packets, a lot of expensive packets...It would probably work out cheaper if you go to the Chinese supermarkets and buy them in bulk, but since they're imported they're not exactly much cheaper either. Watch out for these in Hong Kong as there are so many more varieties out there at a much cheaper price too.



                  Thanks for reading.



                  ©Leighsa 2010.

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                    18.07.2010 21:21
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                    Okay - certainly not the best biscuits/sweets out there.

                    I remember having these a good few months back and before today I never thought of buying them, but today I almost... craved them! It was quite strange, but then so is my body at times. It does what it likes. So, these were around the 90p mark in ASDA but I expect them to be in other popular supermarkets too.

                    What is Mikado?

                    Mikados are biscuits ( pretzel like taste, I guess ) with are coated in milk chocolate. One of the ends have gratefully been left bare so the person's fingers do not get sticky. The box it comes in says these were inspired by the game Mikado, or 'pick up sticks'.

                    What does the packaging look like?

                    As shown in the Dooyoo picture for this product, it comes in a box with a picture of Mikado biscuits on the front. On the back is a short description of the product and nutrition information. I think the packaging is quite practical as inside the box is another packet ( which contains the biscuits ) , so this helps stop all the crumbs or huge parts of Mikado going onto the floor if they snap. I'm sure with crumbly biscuits or sweets this has happened to you!

                    What is your opinion on taste?

                    They're not bad. I have tasted better, to be honest. The chocolate was lovely and smooth, but definitely sticky once licked! I wasn't that keen on the biscuit part as it tasted almost bland... I do not know how to explain it. My parents love them, though. Oh yes, and I thought they left a weird aftertaste in your mouth which I didn't like at all.

                    Would you buy them again?

                    Well, for a quick snack I guess. The chocolate covers the taste of the biscuit which makes them work together not bad. But if I had the choice between this and something like, say, those Galaxy Counters ( which I just discovered a couple of weeks back - they're pure chocolate heaven ) I would go with the Galaxy. I would buy them for my parents and sister though!

                    Nutrition information is ( per 100g )

                    Calories 475
                    Protein 7.8g
                    Carbohydrate 67g
                    Sugar 33g
                    Fat 19.8g
                    Saturates 12.1g
                    Fibre 3.1g
                    Salt 0.75g

                    Oh, and these biscuits also come in dark and white chocolate versions too if you are interested.

                    Hope this review helped you.
                    - Megasaur

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                      09.07.2010 00:09
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                      A great snack

                      Mikado....


                      For a mere 59 pence I was able to pick up a packet of these from Morrison's when they were ona half price offer last week. I have eaten them before when they have been at work but this was the first packet I have actually bought.


                      For the price you get a fair few of the chocolate sticks but a packet doesn't last long as they are especially tasty and very moreish!


                      They are only 11 calories per stick but this doesn't work out too good if indeed you eat the whole 39 gram packet which is easily done!


                      The Mikado product itself is basically a rich tea like biscuit thin twig covered in a deliciously smooth milk chocolate. The biscuit centre is very crunchy and this appears even more so because of the thinness of the thing. The smooth chocolate is a good thickness that it does indeed give you a nice chocolate hit just by eating the one.


                      I can honestly say that these are delicious. They are cheap and not too bad if you eat them sensibly. I will certainly buy them again if I see them at this price.


                      5 out of 5 star rating and an exceptionally high recommendation.


                      Many thanks for taking the time to read.


                      I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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                        A great alternative to chocolate bars or biscuits.

                        Mikado are pretzel sticks coated in chocolate, except for a section at the end left so you can pick them up without getting messy. They come in three different flavours at the moment, milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate.
                        Although they are new to the UK they have been around in Japan since the 1960s where they are known as Pocky.
                        Each stick only has 11 calories, but if you don't like to eat too many calories a day then you can't eat too many of them.

                        Overall they are very addictive and there is a nice balance between the chocolate and the pretzel biscuit. However as I have eaten the original Japanese version sold in Oriental food stores, there is not as much variety in flavours, and the price isn't really any different from the Imported ones. However it is nice to see them sold in the UK.

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                          05.06.2010 18:05
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                          A good little treat

                          I very rarely travel down the sweet aisle at the supermarket anymore. The main reason is I lost my sweet tooth, so lots of sweet things makes me feel a little peculiar. However, every now and again I stumble across something that will make go mmmmmm! This week it is a product called Mikado. Which in basic terms is a milk chocolate covered biscuit stick.

                          {*PRODUCT*}
                          They use milk chocolate, however, i have noticed that you can buy them in both white and dark chocolate aswell. So, really it is whatever you fancy! They have also been kind enough to leave a little bit of the biscuit uncovered in chocolate so that you don't get your fingers all messy. A thoughtful gestures from the Mikado company in my opinion!
                          You can buy them in a single pack or just recently they have bought out the option to buy them in a pack of three...However, the boxes are smaller than normal.

                          *INGREDIENTS*
                          Milk Chocolate 49% [Sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, skimmed milk powder, glucose syrup, butter, emulsifiers, flavouring], wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, lactose and milk proteins, salt, yeast

                          Obviously, as you can see it doesn't contain the most healthy ingredients in the world. But as a little treat now and again i think it is completely worth indulging!
                          Suitable for vegetarians!

                          *ALLERGY WARNING*
                          Now, there is gluten, soya and milk present in the ingredients which means anyone that is lactose intolerant, stay away...Though the fact its chocolate should have probably gave that away.

                          It does also warn you that the factory that it was produced in also handles egg, almond, hazelnut and pistachio. So, if you have a nut allergy then be warned...there may be traces in these, though its not a definite.

                          *NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION*

                          One biscuit stick is approximately 2.3g. The nutrition value of one of these biscuits is:
                          11 Calories (GDA 2000)
                          Protein 0.2g (GDA 45g)
                          Carbohydrates 1.5g (GDA 230g)
                          Fibre 0.1g (GDA 24g)
                          Sodium trace amounts (GDA 2.4g)
                          The GDA - Guideline Daily amounts - are based on that of an adult only! And can vary for each individual :)

                          *MY VERDICT*
                          A must buy treat for all people that love chocolate and biscuits...With this product you get the best of both worlds. They are not too expensive but there are cheaper products on the market. In my opinion however, you get what you pay for!

                          *WHERE CAN I GET THEM?*
                          All supermarkets stock them...
                          3 pack = £1.19 from Tesco
                          1 Pack = £1.18 Tesco
                          1 Pack = £0.74 ASDA

                          Also on ciao under same user name :D

                          Happy eating! xxxx

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                            27.05.2010 17:19
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                            Would be nice in an ice cream sundae!

                            I was walking through Sheffield this afternoon, minding my own business, when someone came up to me and thrust a pack of Mikado biscuits into my hand! Never one to turn down free food, I took it gladly and tried them out at home with a cup of tea.

                            The pack is thin, and opens with a kind of hinge at the top - it reminds me of an old-school cigarette case. In fact, the biscuits themselves look rather like old-fashioned cigarettes! The pack has a vaguely Eastern design, with a red circle behind the Mikado name reminding me (intentionally?) of the Japanese flag. There is a picture of the product and the statement that each biscuit contains just 11 calories!

                            My pack was 39g and upon opening it I found a foil pack in which there were around 16 biscuits. Each was very thin, covered in chocolate, but with a bit at the end left bare so "you don't get your fingers sticky" (according to the packet) - a nice touch as one of the problems with some biscuits, such as Cadbury's Fingers, is that you do end up with hands covered in chocolate!

                            The biscuit in this case was light and crunchy, the milk chocolate seemed creamy but the layer was thin. I guess this is only to be expected in a biscuit this small. It was tasty but nothing mindblowing. The biscuits were rather moreish, and I ended up eating the whole pack - not too much of a problem I guess as the whole pack is under 200 calories!

                            I enjoyed these biscuits but they aren't my favourites, I don't know if I'd be rushing out to buy them but I might do if they were on special offer. I think they would be nice in an ice cream sundae or a creamy cocktail as a stirrer - I would probably buy them for that purpose! They're certainly worth a try, and if someone on the street hands you a packet for free, don't say no!

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                              24.05.2010 13:29
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                              A perfectly ok snack but i wouldn't buy them again,

                              I was just out picking up some bits and pieces for the office in Sainsbury's when I saw 75g packs of Mikado sticks on offer for 78p and remembering the highly amusing advert (with the girl ending up caught photocopying her bum) I thought I'd give them a try.

                              ***The packaging***
                              They come in a white box with a slip lid - similar to that of a cigarette box. There is a large Mikado logo on the front with a picture of the product as well as a single piece of chocolate melting. It clearly states the nutritional info per biscuit on the front and the full info on the reverse. The sticks are then sealed in a foil bag to keep the fresh.

                              ***The biscuit***
                              These biscuits were based on the game of pick up sticks and so that's where the sticks get their appearance from. They are about 6-7inches tall and probably half the thickness of a pencil. The biscuits are then covered in chocolate apart from about 1.5cm at one end so that you can hold them without getting yourself in a mess!

                              The biscuits are crunchy and only slightly sweet and then the chocolate is only a think layer so it's not a chocolate fix as such but it's a perfectly nice sweet snack.

                              I shared the box around the office when I got back and my selling point was it's only 11 calories! I soon realised that it was all well and good saying that but when you can't help but eat half a packet it's not quite so good!

                              ***Nutritional Info***
                              Per biscuit
                              Calories - 11
                              Sugar - 0.8g
                              Fat - 0.5g
                              Saturates - 0.3g
                              Salt - trace

                              So they're not that bad for you until you think that the biscuit is actually pretty tiny and like I said they're really moreish so you end up eating half the packet and that's a lot more than 11 calories!

                              In my opinion they are nice enough and a nice alternative at elevenses. However, I don't think they're anything special and certainly not to be purchased to get a chocolate fix. Overall I thought these biscuits were perfectly ok but I don't think I would buy them again.

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