Product Type: Kraft Snacks
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A bit of Japan comes to Tesco
Mikado Chocolate Biscuit
Member Name: Emily_09
Mikado Chocolate Biscuit
Advantages: Taste nice, low calorie
Disadvantages: Can be expensive
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?
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.
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?
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?
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!
Summary: 4 stars