“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Biscuits „
We all know by now that I am somewhat of a chocoholic and that I like the odd biscuit. This will come as no surprise to you all then when I write this review on Morrison's Chocolate Digestives in their Value range.
Always one for the eye for a bargain I was scouring the shelves toward the end of my monthly shopping experience for a cheap and cheerful fix at least until payday when I could go for my usual comfort foods, of which there are many.
I must have been staring into the abyss of biscuits for some time when I came across the Value chocolate digestives. They were in a plain white package with a blue swathe of colour around the middle of the package due to the new labelling system they have put into place with all their value brands. The ordinary value Digestives having a red swathe.
For well under a £1 these biscuits are reasonably priced and not bad in flavour and texture. To start with they have the usual look to them as most of the other chocolate digestives I have tried, with the chocolate on the top of a basic digestive bottom. Nothing very different there.
Then it must all come down to the taste, being a basic value variety I was not expecting too much from them, also as these were just a fill in on those last few days of the month when money was getting a little tight and I had the serious case of the munchies, You could say I was quite pleasantly surprised when they didn't taste of chaff and stick to the palate like something disgusting.
They were in fact not at all bad. The chocolate was not high quality but yet still tasted reasonable and I would if pushed have bought a bar of it to eat on it's own merit. So that was a good start. The biscuit was crisp and light with an oatmeal texture which reminded me of a cheap version of hobnobs, but not nearly as nice.
It was palatable and did not stick to my mouth like glue, it was clean tasting and crisp with a nutty consistency, mixed with the chocolate topping they made a biscuit which in it's own right was actually quite pleasant. I probably would therefore buy these again as they were not the objectionable tasting things that I thought they would be rather the opposite in fact they were actually quite a reasonable treat. I also do not think I would be embarrassed in serving these up to friends that just happened to drop buy for a cuppa and a chat, which invariably means at least biscuits and or cakes if I have had a bit of a go with the baking. Which is nearly all the time when I have the patience to do some.
So these lowly chocolate biscuits would sit proud on the table with the best of them with their heads held high as a slightly more working mans biscuit than a queens visit kind of snack. But never the less no less worthy of a space in my kitchen cupboard at least.
Not a lot of money spent 59P for the digestive biscuit version and around 89p varies quite a bit for the value chocolate version. All in all I would recommend them for those times when the pennies are a little tight on the ground.
I tend not to be great with not sitting down and munching my way through a packet of biscuits so tend to avoid buying them regularly but as I have a young son I do not believe he should be denied biscuits based on my lack of will power.
When it comes to biscuits I do often buy value brands or biscuits on offer. On this week's shopping trip I purchased a pack of Morrison's value milk chocolate digestives for 40p as this seemed to be good value for money.
The pack contains 400g and is packaged in Morrison's usual bright yellow value packaging which I am unsure why people object to these packaging. I don't care what it is packaged in I am more concerned with taste.
These are the nutritional values per biscuit.
Allergy Advice: This product contains gluten milk and soya.
These biscuits are also suitable for vegetarians
Upon opening the biscuits do not look particularly different to branded products. They may be slightly smaller but otherwise have the same waffle milk chocolate topping on a whole-wheat biscuit base. When biting in you are met with two tastes the milk chocolate and crunchy biscuit which compliment each other. I am not a great fan of cheap chocolate but this balanced with the biscuit works well. The biscuit base is quite dry and but does have a slight buttery taste.
My son who does not have an amazing palette but does love anything covered in chocolate and has happily munched his way through any I gave him. One issue I did have was I never dunk biscuits in tea but my son saw a friend dunking biscuits and decided to dunk his biscuit in MY tea. I can report though it did not fall apart but did leave crumbs in the bottom of my tea.
I do not think there is any great significant difference in the value brand to branded biscuits so will definitely be purchasing these again and can highly recommend them.
Being a big fan of all biscuits and being something of an addict to them also if I am honest, I decided to give these a shot as we happened to be shopping in Morrisons at the time. These comes in large biscuits which easily have more than 30 biscuits in them and compared to the premium price of Mcvities are very cheap to.
I don't think I was expecting these to be as delicious as the Mcvities and thankfully considering the premium price paid for the latter, they were not. They have quite a pleasant taste, certainly there is nothing about them which I would dislike. They have a nice sweet taste to them but they noticably somewhat dry and have an almost bitty taste to them. They certainly lack in the richness of the Mcvities and there is not quite the same need to keep eating more of them as a result.
However this is not a particular criticism as when you take into account their much cheaper price, coupled with the size of the packets, then you appreciate that you are making a trade off. This trade off is very reasonable because they are still more than edible and ideal for those with a sweet tooth.
Loving biscuits the way I do when I was in Morrison's the other week and was looking for some tasty treats for myself I spotted these and at about 38p a packet I decided to give them a go. They looked excellent value as it was a mighty long packet!
Bright yellow and blue, the biscuits come in a long plastic easy enough to open pack. On one side of the packet I'm told they are Morrisons 'Value' Milk Chocolate Digestives, the size is stated (400g), I'm told they are suitable for Vegetarians, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the best before date is clearly stamped on. On the other side of the packet other information includes ingredients being listed along with allergy advice (Contains: Gluten, milk and soya) there is a full nutritional chart shown in depth, storage advice is given and contact details for Morrisons are listed. It is a cheap looking packet but to be fair to it it is bright and informative enough.
The Biscuits Themselves:
Well I had about 35 biscuits in my packet! All round in shape and reasonably thick, they have a wholewheat base to them and rippled milk chocolate over the top. On first impressions I wasn't overly excited by them though to be totally honest with you. The chocolate didn't look at all generous or evenly cover the top of the biscuits and didn't look great at all and due to that fact they looked rather economy.
Taste-wise these were no better than ok and I wouldn't fight anyone for the last one of them type of thing. They were ok to dip in tea without crumbling or scumming too badly, the wholewheat base was pleasant enough and crunchy enough and not too sweet but the chocolate topping may as well not have been on the biscuit at all.
It's milk chocolate of course and was a bit sweet (well that's what gave the biscuits a weird sugary taste). It wasn't rich, creamy and chocolaty though and I'm shocked that something that looked like chocolate managed to not really taste of it. Maybe if there had of been more more on the biscuit.... but there wasn't and all it gave was a sweetness. Not thick or tasty it was seriously pointless stuff! Not for me these, they really are an economy, boring offering.
Nutritional Information Per Biscuit:
Only available in Morrisons stores.