“ Brand: Rivington / Type: Biscuits „
I absolutely love Pink Panther wafer biscuits. They are amazing.
Part of my devotion to all things Pink Panther wafer biscuit is probably nostalgia - this is the stuff you'd have out on trays at kids parties next to the slightly warm squash and the party rings and monster munch.
The other part is pure joy. There is something incredibly enjoyable about a pink biscuit, even more so when it has a wafer pattern and texture interchanged with layers of vanilla. It does crumble a bit, but meh, crumbs happen.
OK, they're not that good for your slimming, but they are exceptionally good comfort food (I got through all of my school exams on a diet that consisted primarily of these biscuits and the occasional bit of breakfast.)
Also, they're suitable for vegetarians - which is handy because I am one. They're made in the UK - so, British produce and all that!
Of course, the elephant (or should that be panther?) in the room is the Pink himself. There he is, lounging carefree and happy smack-bang on the wrapper in all his cartoon glory. Undoubtedly, this is the kind of thing that many do-gooders want to see banished from the wrappers of snacks and treats to prevent little hands reaching for the sugar. Since the biscuits themselves are pink, I think that ship has already sailed. And I love the fact that my packet of 24 biscuits is adorned by a beloved character from my childhood (maybe it's that nostalgia thing again.) I don't see why I should be denied the amusement of simple decoration so that tots don't become too tubby, but, that said, it can't be denied that the packaging is designed, and the biscuits are placed on the shelf, to attract the attention of small children.
I just bought these for my daughters birthday party. If you have never tried these you must! I think almost everyone must have though as they've been around for years, I can remember them from my parties and I think that must be why they're so popular and still going - you can remember the taste and texture from childhood.
What are they
They are wafer biscuits with cream filling in layers, then cut into a good size finger. It's quite easy I guess they make a huge huge slab of this stuff and then just cut it into all the slices and side into the wrapper. They are pink obviously!! ha ha! hence 'Pink' Panther! I think boys love them just as much as girls - I've noticed they sneak them in quickly so as no one notices!
Taste & content
You will have to try one to know for yourself but they are distinct! once you've had one though it is hard to stop. They are quite sweet and I would say not really got a massive flavour just creamy. There are so many ways to eat these; Just bite it like a normal wafer biscuit it's crunchy or bite a chunk and then let it melt in your mouth till it's disappeared or bite the layers of wafer off! or a bit of everything!!
They are free from artificial flavours and colourings and contain; Cream Filling (Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Natural Flavouring),Wafer (Wheat Flour, Rapeseed Oil, Colour: Beetroot Red; Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin; Salt. Raising Agent; Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate)
The packaging could be a little better, it's just a plastic wrapper, sometimes if they've been thrown around a lot then one or two can be broken but generally most of them are ok.
I reckon these are a real bargain for parties, they don't say how many on a packet it's 200g's, I think there are probably around 16 to 20 finger wafers in each pack. They're around 68p in Tesco at this moment (Jan 2014) but they have been as low as 50p in Asda before.
I think for parties these are must, they are good value for money and kids (and adults) love them.
I love my biscuits and always try a variety of types but i have always liked these since such a young age! They are like a cross between biscuits and a cake. I still always eat them, and the taste never dies.
You can pick them up from most major supermarkets such as ASDA which currently have them for just 50p for 24 biscuits so you can't really complain, its a bargain and something different to try from the normal digestives. The packaging is very vibrant and really catches your eye as the quite unique. It comes with enough nutritional information and other information which is always a benefit. The packet itself is like a pink foil thats durable and doesnt wrip at all, with easy to open ends making them easy to wrap up to save some for later!
The biscuits themselves are quite small and bright pink with three wafers stuck together with a tiny filing inbetween each layer. The texture of them is quite soft once you consume them but at the first bite can be abit tough and bitty so wouldn't recommend them for small children as the dust from them will probably make them choke. Instantly you are hit with such a sweet taste that lingers in your teeth and mouth after you have took a bite. However at first, they do appear to taste quite bland but the taste kicks in after a while from the filing. Personally, they are a little too sweet and sickly if you eat too many at once. I usually only manage a few before going off with tooth ache! They don't fill you up however which is weird considering they are quick thick, jam packed biscuits.
They are perfect for younger children but watch those teeth as they have so much sugar in them! The packet will last you quite long due to them being so sickly but i warn you now eat them at a table as they are the most messiest biscuit you will come across. They crumble and bits fly off everywhere but the biscuit stays in contact, i really don't know where it comes from! These wafers are so addictive though and you will definetly be buying more after your first taste!
Pink Panther wafer biscuits are my latest discovery in my ongoing mission to find more vegan friendly biscuits. I hadn't had these since I was little until I spotted them on the shelves last week and was pleased to discover they're animal product free.
Boring facts first, these cost me around 65p for a pack containing 24 biscuits, so around 3p a biscuit which I think is pretty good value. They contain 42 calories per biscuit which is less than many others although they are on the small side.
The biscuits themselves are rectangular and about 2cm by 7cm by 1cm. They are pink and composed of layers of wafer sandwiched with cream. The wafer is light and crispy with a sweet flavour. The cream is vanilla flavoured and a lovely creamy texture. The vanilla isn't too artificial and while these are sweet they're not overly so.
The real test for me for any biscuit is dunking. I didn't expect these to be at all suitable, but I tried it anyway for the purposes of research. Surprisingly these stood up to the test. A 3 second dunk left the biscuit moist but intact and gave it a hint of tea flavour that nicely complemented the vanilla. It also warmed and softened the cream which I thought made the texture even better. The downside is that they do leave a lot of sediment in your tea.
Overall I'm very impressed with these. They're tasty, suitable for dunking and rather moreish- it's pretty easy to get through half the pack in one go.
Somehow, I have only realised these products exist recently--- I am still unsure how I missed out on PINK PANTHER wafer biscuits through my childhood (I suspect my parents knew about these and kept them a secret!) as they are just awesome. Quirky, different and with a pleasant vanilla flavour.
I recently spotted a bag of 30 individually wrapped Pink Panther wafer biscuits in the local pound shop. They were well in their best before date (always good to check!) so I thought I would buy them to cheer up my husband who is suffering with knee problems at the moment and waiting for explorative surgery, so he was feeling a little down and I thought he would like some Pink Panther biscuits to lift his mood (yes, it worked..).
I was delighted to see in the pack I bought that each wafer was individually wrapped- I know now you can buy these as a pack of biscuits (as in the picture) which come as a pack and not individually wrapped but inside the product is the same. Same pink wafers with a vanilla pink flavour/ filling.
You get one wafer biscuit- which is approximately one inch thick and three inches long and ust over a centimetre deep. Each biscuit is pink with a pink dry filling. They taste fantastic- as they are wafer with a dried filling (the same sort of filling as a custard creme but less filling and pink in colour) and they melt in your mouth. They can be a little flaky and crumb over you, but this is no different to normal biscuits.
Nutritionally, when compared to other biscuits these are not so bad- each wafer is only 50 calories (compared to around 80 for a digestive!). But the Pink Panther wafers are really light- so they will not fill you up- this is both bad and good. It is bad as you can easily at three or four, but it is good if you want a light snack to "put you on" to a meal later on.. just to fill a snack gap, as it were.
Overall- I would recommend Pink Panther biscuits to anyone who likes wafer biscuits and who likes quirky food and something a little different. They are worth a try but seeing a they are really pink and I know biscuits can be a hit or miss thing. I think people will either love or hate these. But they will brighten up a dull brown boring looking biscuit tin.
When I was younger Pink Panther used to be one of my favourites things. I loved eating pink panther ice creams (though I may have dreamed these up as nobody ever seems to know what I'm talking about) and I used to love watching the Pink Panther cartoon on T.V.
Every now and then my Mum would treat me and buy a pack of Pink Panther wafers which I remember I used to get so excited about, probably not about the taste just the fact that they had my beloved Pink Panther plastered all over the packet!
I spotted a pack of them in Home Bargains today for a bargain price of 39p so I decided to pick some up.
The packet is silver with pink trim and features the Pink Panther holding a pink wafer with a cheeky gin on his face. The packet tells us that the wafers are 'Vanilla Flavour Cream Filled Wafers,' and also that they now contain 'Added Vitamins.'
Now I don't know about other people but I never like to be told that something has added vitamins if it isn't something that isn't meant to have any in the first place, i.e. biscuits. I just imagine them tasting really mediciney. If it's meant to be unhealthy, then leave well alone!
The packet contains about 24 wafers which are thin and rectangular in shape and very very pink. They measure up about 1/2 an inch in thickness and 3 inches in length. They are made up of three pink wafers sandwiched with a very thin layer of pink cream.
When you bite into them they are very crunchy and seem to create a lot of crumbs. When you first chew them they are quite crunchy but then become soft and each bite seems to dissolve in your mouth.
I'm not sure how to describe the taste. It's rather cardboardy to be honest and not at all how I remember so I'm quite disappointed. There is the teeniest tiniest hint of vanilla but unfortunately it's not enough to outweigh to blandness of the wafer.
When I examined the nutritional information on the back I originally thought there were an okay choice in the biscuit department as they contained only 80 calories per two biscuits but upon further information they also contain 4.4 grams of fat (of which 1.6 grams is saturated) per two biscuits and 29.3 grams per 100 grams which according to the FSA is high.
If you are worried about what horrible ingredients such a garishly coloured product may contain, the ingredients are as follows -
Vanilla Flavour Cream Filling (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Dextrose, Flavouring, Vitamin C, Niacin, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12), Wafer (Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier: Lecithin (E322), Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate, Colour: Allura Red (E129))
Wow they weren't joking about those vitamins! So they contain two E numbers which isn't too bad I guess as junk food goes these days! In fact I found it quite funny that when I came home with these my Mum warned me about 'all those E numbers' and about how I would get high when she was the one buying them all those years ago for a five year old child!
Looking back over this review I think I have come across quite negative but even though I probably wouldn't give them to my children I do love them for their retro/novelty value!
Rivington Pink Panther Wafers currently cost 89p for 200g from Tesco's or 39p for 200g in Home Bargains if you can find them.
As part of the effort I put in to keep the traditions of my childhood the product I will now review is a big part of it! As a child my mum would actively encourage us to have a glass of milk and a biscuit just before bedtime. Looking back now it was a great idea that I will be continuing with my brood, not only does it encourage my children to eat all their dinners but stops the (sometimes!), disturbed sleep that can happen with the really little ones due to growth spurts.
The product that I will now review is - "Pink panther wafers"
These are a firm favourite in my house, but only with my son, my daughter is a traditionalist, preferring a biscuit that will hold it's own upon being dunked into said glass of milk, or in many cases milkshake..... I know the idea makes me gag too!
I always think these are great value for money due to the sheer quantity you get in a pack. A pack of these costs 65p, not a bad price, but the fact that you get around 30 - 40 wafers works out to be more than cost effective.
For those of you who have not seen this product you will recognise it as a revamped version of the original pink wafers of the 80's, well at least that is when I remember them from.
The wafers are baby pink in colour and are the result of layer thin rectangular pieces of wafer sandwiched together with a pink creamy fondant.
The result is a rectangular "brick" around 2"-3" in length and ½" thick.
The taste is subtle yet delicious, there is a sweetness to the wafer but not overpoweringly so. The fondant again is subtle, creamy in texture with a slight vanilla flavour, but not the acrid false vanilla flavour, nothing worse than that!
The texture of the wafer upon eating is another clincher, the wafer is crunchy upon first bite but then very quickly dissolves down, not great for dunking, though my son does do that but perfect as finger food for the younger children, though I wouldn't recommended it for babies as it dissolves but could still present a chocking hazard.
The other clincher with these wafers is the effort that the manufacturers have put in to the vitamin and mineral contents, ok I know it will never negate the need to eat healthily, but it is nice to know that your child will be getting a little extra vitamin boost when they eating what most would deem a treat.
The nutritional values are as follows -
Per 2 wafers,
3.6g of which sugars
3.6g of which saturates
This product states that it contains wheat, gluten and soya.
The product displays a whole list of vitamins and minerals that has been added to these wafers,
Vitamin C, niacin, zinc, iron, vitamin B6, riboflavin, thiamin, folic acid, vitamin B12.
Of the list above the amounts added, per 2 wafers consumed, equates to 20% of a child's recommended daily amount.
These are a lovely little treat to eat, delicious with an array of tastes and textures, perfect to be washed down with a cold glass of milk... but not dunked as my son does, it leaves a rather revolting pink slick on the top of the milk!
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
Either that or just look out for the panther when next shopping!
Thanks for reading x