“ Type: Biscuits / Brand: Morrisons „
I like to have a few types of biscuits in just so they're around if I fancy one but I don't like paying silly prices for them so before I discovered Morrisons value range of biscuits I only ever bought them when they were on offer. Recently though as part of my economy drive I've started trying alot of items in the value range and a few weeks ago it was the turn of the rich tea. These cost me 34p for a big packet, I'm not sure how many are in a pack but the pack weighs 400g.
The allergy advice on these biscuits is that they do contain gluten and they may contain traces of milk, nuts and soya. Once open they should be stored in an airtight container and before that keep in a cool dry place. Otherwise it's the bright yellow packaging that lets us know we're buying the value range. Some people might find this packaging embarrassingly telltale as it's so distinctive but personally I couldn't care less and if I see someone at the tills with lots of super expensive items I'm pleased with myself for finding a bargain.
Each bisuit contains 35 calories, 1.3g sugar, 1.2g fat, 0.5g of which saturates and a trace of salt. So not too bad really as far as biscuits go but rich tea aren't one of the sweetest, sugary biscuits you'll find by a long way. That's one reason I like them, I don't generally go for biscuits with 3 different types of chocolate on them or loads of sugar in them and prefer something less sweet.
The biscuits themselves look just like any other brand of rich tea with the light beige colouring and the words "round rich tea biscuits" on them. They're quite a large biscuit really and must be about 3 inches in diameter. I'm told rich tea are good for dunking but I find even the thought revolting so can't clarify that! What I do know though is if someone served these to me on a plate and I didn't know they were value biscuits I'm not convinced I would actually know so anyone who's ashamed of the packaging could easily empty them out of it and get away with it. They have the same crunch other brands do and the same light and not too sweet flavour, they are just a tiny bit sweeter than others I've tried though but it isn't alot sweeter and I only really noticed it because I was paying attention for any differences for the sake of this review. I've been very impressed with Morrisons value range and again they've managed to produce a product I'll happily buy again.
Overall these are standard rich tea biscuits but with a very low price of 34p. They aren't very different to other brands of rich teas and taste absolutely fine. The one downside is the packaging can't be recycled everywhere which means where I live can't be at all but it's only a small gripe and they are not over packaged either. Another value range hit in my eyes and I recommend them to everyone.
I often think where would I be if biscuits had never been manufactured and sold in shops, as they are so convenient and years ago they had to be baked in the home, I just love sweet snacks as I have a sweet tooth and I am on a lower budget and have been for a year or so and so I am buying more cheaper products than ever before and I saw these from Morrison's recently and thought I would buy them and see if I enjoyed them and if they were tasty.
They come in a yellow very basic plastic packet, the biscuits inside are a nice round shape biscuit, they are pale in colour but look quite healthy looking in the colour as some other biscuits I have bought in the past, tended to look a little too pale and not very appetising, but these are quite nice.
The texture is very crunchy when first biting them, they are a very nice sweet tasting biscuit but not too sickly, they are a basic plain biscuit, and they are easy to swallow and chew and for my grandchildren they are just the right size to hold, and they do not fill them too much in between meals as a nice little snack, they are also a light biscuit to eat and I love to dip mine into tea or coffee sometimes and these taste very nice indeed dipped as well as eaten dry.
Each biscuit is approximately 3 inches diameter, and for the cheap price of just 33p for 400g from this value range, they are a nice tasting biscuit and a very good quality, the amount in the packet is quite a lot of around 44 biscuits, as I counted them while in the packet and I do not think I missed any lol, so I think this amount is brilliant for large families or anyone on a budget, and I have lots of grandchildren and they have never refuse any after tasting them and so that indicates to me they are to their taste buds too, which is good because it can be quite expensive trying to find cheaper products that are suitable for the young ones.
Each one contains 35 calories, 1.3g sugar, 1.2g of fat, of which 0.5g of saturates and just a trace of salt, and so I do think the amount in these is quite good considering they have a nice sweet taste.
I really like the taste of these ones and the thickness of each one as I have found a few other lower branded ones are quite thin and snap easily, these are fine for my liking and I have enjoyed them and I would definitely recommend them for people to try, especially if you are on a budget as they are a nice tasty biscuit and I will continue to buy them in the future.
I rate these 5 stars.
Continuing my quest for animal product free biscuits, we come to my latest discovery, the Morrisons Value Rich Tea. Bizarrely, the regular Morrisons Rich Teas contain dairy, but for some reason the value ones don't.
These biscuits come packaged in the standard yellow and white Morrisons Value packaging. Inside you'll find 2 separate packets of biscuits wrapped in clear plastic, which means they'll last longer without going stale. I forgot to count before eating them, but I estimate about 25 biscuits per pack, so 50 overall. They cost 33p so are fantastic value.
The biscuits themselves are circular, about 6-7cm in diameter and about 5mm thick. They are a golden colour and say "RICH TEA" and "ROUND BISCUIT" on, with little holes dotted around the surface.
The texture is nice and crispy, producing a satisfying crunch when you bite into it. They break cleanly without crumbling, but not so easily that you find half your packet is broken. The flavour isn't overly impressive- they're a basic plain biscuit with no additional flavours, and sweet enough that you're getting a sweet biscuit treat without it feeling overly bad for you, and at 34 calories per biscuit, they're not as bad as many.
And now the dunking test. I find that three seconds leaves you with a moist biscuit with a slight crunch to the centre still. The biscuit readily absorbs the flavour of the tea, but you can still take the biscuit- a fantastic combination. If you prefer a softer dunked biscuit, 4-5 seconds will leave you with a mushy tea flavoured biscuit that holds its shape and doesn't leave sediment in your mug.
While it tells you on the packet these should be stored in an airtight container, I kept these open on my desk and found them to still be crisp and fresh after 2 weeks.
Overall I'm very impressed with these. They're not the most exciting biscuit, but tasty none the less, and excellent dunked in tea.
We have started trying more Value ranges at Morrisons and one of them is these Rich Tea Biscuits sold at only 33p for a double pack which is awesome value!
I love snacks and biscuits between meals to keep me going, especially through the day so I do eat a lot, lol!
The biscuits are sold in a plain white and yellow wrapper which shows it is Morrisons basic range of cheaper goods. The biscuits are suitable for vegetarians and only have 34 calories per one...
The fat content is 1.2g and the sugar is less at 1.1g and salt at 0.1g so they are not too bad for you in moderation.
They are only quite small compared to the branded Rich Tea at two and a half inches in diameter but they are nice and crunchy and fresh :)
They weigh 400g which again is great value for the money and they aren't much different than the more expensive ones except I would say not as sweet.
They are crispy when you bite into them and crumbly too so are really nice and tasty.
I wouldn't say they have as much flavour as branded Rich Tea but are really good for the money.
The biscuits contain gluten and sulphite and should be stored in an airtight container once opened as they can go stale quickly...
They are produced in the UK and the packaging is recyclable; the biscuits are wrapped in clear plastic inside the outer wrapper to keep them fresh too so they last longer than one long tube of them.
Each one has Rich Tea printed on it and holes throughout for cooking evenly and are light golden in colour and go lovely with a brew!
Four stars for me, they could be a bit sweeter but are very nice all the same :)