“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Biscuits / Crackers „
PRICE: 63p for 200g (approximately 20 biscuits)
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per biscuit):
(of which sugars): 0.1g
(of which saturates): 0.2g
Sodium & salt equivalent: Trace
Wheat flour, vegetable oil, partially inverted refiners syrup, salt, sodium bicarbonate
Produced in a factory which uses egg. Milk and soya ingredients
How I love water biscuits! I can eat and enjoy them dry, straight from the packet, but my favourite way of eating them is with just a smear of Flora or butter spread over the top.
Never having tried their brand before, I bought some of Morrisons' own make a couple of days before Christmas, just in case I had a snack attack amidst all the turkey, puddings, chocolate etc.
Morrisons Water Biscuits come in an attractive electric blue coloured package which is sealed at both ends. There is an image of a row of biscuits running around the middle of the wrapper, and the back shows the nutritional information, ingredients list, dietary/allergy advice, storage instructions, advice that the wrapper is recyclable, and Morrisons' contact details.
Of course, as is usual with me, quite a few snack attacks did overwhelm throughout the Christmas period, which gave me a good chance of taste testing with a view to writing about my experience on DooYoo.
I managed to unseal the packet quite easily - undoing packets of biscuits for me usually involves the utilisation of many sharp objects - but in this instance, my fingertips were more than adequate.
The biscuits, though tightly packed, didn't break when I removed a few. I found it a bit of a let-down to notice they didn't have that dark brown high-bake appearance which some other brands of water biscuits do. The main body of each biscuit was a murky white colour, with only a very pale browning on the surface. The biscuits were of standard size.....the same as any other brand.
I ate the first biscuit naked (not naked myself!! - I mean the biscuit in its raw state with no spread or accompaniment), and I was pleased with the crunch factor. As I crunched though, I couldn't taste anything which resembled that lovely toasty brown-baked smell which is typical of a lot of brands of water biscuit.
Would adding a little smear of Flora help? No, it didn't. Though not unpleasant, I just found the biscuits - naked or dressed - to be adequate as far as silencing the snack demon is concerned, but rather boring and bland. Because there is no high-bake taste, the flavour of these biscuits is rather floury and uninteresting.
Over the next couple of days, I finished the biscuits off and made them more palatable by adding a small sliver of eye-wateringly strong cheddar cheese. With other brands of water biscuit that have a far more pronounced high baked flavour, the addition of a powerful cheddar can make one of the most delicious snacks known to man - but, in this case it didn't happen. I felt as though I was just eating crunchy cheese.
Not the best brand of water biscuits, but the good news is that they don't appear to contain any chemical nasties and they are relatively low in fat and calories, which makes them a reasonably innocent, if somewhat uninteresting light snack.
Thanks for reading!