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When I am flagging in an afternoon at work I will often be a little naughty and have a sweet treat sometimes with a nice hot chocolate. Today was one of those days and as I had just been to the supermarket to stock up on some items I decided to open the packet of Yorkie biscuit bars that I had purchased and treat myself to one. Most people will be aware of the Yorkie chocolate bars which have always been marketed towards the male population with the slogan 'its not for girls' and consist of thick chunks of milk chocolate. Well the Yorkie biscuit is a biscuit designed to look like the chocolate bars with the biscuit covered in thick milk chocolate. I purchased a pack containing 7 of the biscuits from my local Asda store where they were priced at just £1.00. I thought this was excellent value at just over 14p per bar. The biscuits are individually wrapped in blue wrappers which mirror the chocolate bar design. On the front of the wrapper is the nestle logo and some basic nutritional information stating that each biscuit contains 126 calories. On the back of the wrapper you can find more detailed product information on the back of the wrapper including ingredients listing, storage instruction, and full nutritional information. The biscuit bar itself consists of a layer of chocolate flavoured biscuit covered in the yorkie milk chocolate. The chocolate on the top of the bar is moulded into three chucky squares and has the 'yorkie' name imprinted in the middle of each one. You can either bite into the bar as it is or it easily breaks into the squares. The chocolate on the top of the squares is much thicker than around the rest of the biscuit I presume to give it the likeness to an actual yorkie chocolate bar. As far as the taste goes the chocolate is rich, creamy and delicious but I was a little disappointed by the biscuit. Although it has a nice taste it lacks in crunch and gives the impression that it is a little soft. I thought this let the bar down quite a bit and feel it would be nice to see this improved and made more crunchy. Overall this is still an enjoyable biscuit bar and makes a tasty treat but unless they were on special offer I don't think I would be rushing to purchase them again in a hurry.
I was in my local Poundland recently and noticed Yorkie biscuits I'd not tried before. I often with Poundland, I wonder whether the things are indeed a bargain but I have since seen the biscuits in Sainbury's for £1.30 so I guess I got a good deal! You get 7 small biscuits per pack. Each biscuit I guess I would describe as 'treat size.' It looks like a normal Yorkie, just smaller. The wrapper is exactly the same blue and gold logo everyone's familiar with. I wonder if this is a good move on Nestle's part. Yes, Yorkie lovers will be attracted to them but will they realise they are a new product? Even when you unwrap it, it's looks like a three chunk Yorkie bar. The chocolate is chunky and creamy as you would expect, and the crunchy chocolate biscuit in the centre works well and is very tasty. The biscuit reminds me of club biscuits. Each biscuit is 126 calories, so not too much guilt after you've munched one of these, but they are quite little and not quite as satisfying as an actual Yorkie, and I think a little bit small to fully satisfy a chocolate craving.. or that may just be me! Overall, they're nice biscuits with a good covering of chocolate but there I many biscuits I like better. Worth a try though if you like Yorkie chocolate.
Last weekend I bought a packet of Nestle Yorkies at my local Sainsbury's as it was on offer for just £1. I was encouraged to buy it because of the offer and the chance to try something different. General information Nestlé is a Swiss based world wide food company. In 1988 Nestlé acquired a famous British confectionery company named Rowntrees, which had its headquarters in York. The Yorkie chocolate bar was originally produced and branded by Rowntrees of York, hence the name. Now the Yorkie brand is a chocolate covered biscuit. The packaging is mainly blue. It looks similar to the picture you can see on dooyoo website. Nestle's red logo is on the left side and the name Yorkie is in the centre written in a noticeable yellow colour. There are seven individually wrapped biscuits inside. The package has very clear nutritional information. Each biscuit contains 126 calories (6% of your GDA), 6.2g of fat (9% of your GDA), 11.0g of Sugar (12% of your GDA) etc. My opinion This was the first time I tried a Yorkie. However I have had other Nestle biscuits before. Unlike other Nestle biscuits I noticed Yorkie has a strong chocolate flavour. The sugar per biscuit is not lower than others, but you hardly notice the sweet taste. I would say it's a chocolate more than a biscuit. However it seemed too dry in my mouth. I suppose the wholemeal flour makes these biscuits chunky but dry. Overall I like the chocolate taste with the crunchy feeling. If you are a chocolate lover and tea/coffee drinker it is a good option for a break.