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Sainsbury's 25% Less Fat Custard Creams

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      10.07.2010 11:19
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      Good quality for a cheap priced biscuit.

      I often like something sweet to take to work with me and always find a few biscuits is very satisfying and I came across these biscuits from the Sainsbury's basics range and thought I would try them as they were cheaper than the branded ones and for only 51p for a 400g packet I think it was a very good price.

      I found them very tasty and to my satisfaction and I really could not tell the difference between these and the high priced ones and they are of a good size and the quality is very good, the texture is not crumbly like I thought they would be and they do not break as I have experienced with some other cheaper ones.

      These biscuits are wrapped in a plastic wrapper and they are a good size biscuit measuring around 2 inches x 1 inch and are nice for a snack or treat for all the family and I always have biscuits in the cupboards for when my grandchildren come to visit as children are always looking for treats in my home.

      Each biscuit has an attractive design pattern on both sides and a generous amount of soft vanilla cream and the sweet cream is sandwiched between 2 biscuits and the 2 together taste delicious and they are very moreish.

      These ones have 25% less fat than some other brands, which I think for a biscuit, it is very good as a treat as some biscuits can contain far more but with these, considering they have a creamy filling, I do think are a good low amount.

      They are ideal for taking to work with me or for snacking on in the evening while watching television and if guests come to visit and they are ideal for picnics in the summer months.

      My grandchildren found them very satisfying too and my guests and they do not look cheap when placed onto a side plate to offer guests as some cheaper biscuits can tend to look a very pale in colour but these are a nice one and they are not at all bland or too sweet, they are just perfect, although I would not mind if they were too sweet but my wife tends to find some biscuit's a little too sweet for her taste buds but she tried these and she thought they were just the right amount of sweetness.

      I will buy these again as they are very good value for the price and they are of an excellent quality and I recommend them to anyone who is thinking of buying a cheaper biscuit as I think you would find these ones a good one for a lower budget.

      I recommend these for anyone to try for the good quality and very cheap price and myself and my family love them.

      I rate them 5 stars.

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        21.02.2010 17:49
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        Give it a go!

        My sons love biscuits and however hard I try to bake them at least twice a week occasionally I can't manage to fit the baking into our daily routine so we go to the shop and I buy them some biscuits. The last one was Sainsbury's custard creams. These biscuits are the shops own brand biscuits available for very reasonable price. Obviously they are available only in Sainsbury's and on their online shop. There are two pack sizes available: 200 g for 39 pence and 400 g for 51 pence. The biscuits are wrapped in a cheap foil which is golden and orange coloured. There are some biscuits on it so you can see how they look like.


        What is in the pack?
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        In the 200 g pack there are about 16 biscuit sandwiches filled with thick vanilla cream. The biscuits are crispy and have golden colour. The cream between them is odd white. It is very difficult to break the biscuits into 2 or 4 because it falls into crumbs. I tried to dunk them into my cappuccino but it wasn't a successful trial. It is good only if you put the biscuit into your mouth and you drink your coffee or tea.


        Taste test
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        I have to admit that this biscuit is quite morish. It is a little bit sweeter than what I expected but it is difficult to stop eating them. The custard cream has really delicious vanilla taste and keeps the two biscuits well together. The biscuits almost melt in your mouth. I think they are a bargain.


        Ingredients
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        The ingredients are as follows: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Palm Oil, Whey Solids (from Cows' Milk), Glucose Syrup, Wheat Starch, Salt, Raising Agents: Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate; Natural Flavourings, Natural Colour: Mixed Carotenes.


        Nutritional information
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        Energy: 498kcal
        Protein: 5.0g
        Carbohydrate: 67.1g
        Sugars: 29.8g
        Starch: 37.3g
        Fat: 23.3g
        Saturates: 14.4g
        Mono unsaturates: 6.6g
        Polyunsaturates: 2.0g
        Fibre: 2.0g
        Salt: 0.43g
        Sodium: 0.17g

        It contains milk and wheat gluten. It is not suitable for sesame allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product. It is suitable for vegetarians.
        These biscuits were made in UK for the Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, London, EC1N 2HT, www.sainsburys.co.uk.


        My opinion
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        I think the branded biscuits are slightly more delicious but they cost more. For this price I think Sainsbury's gives really tasty biscuits. They are not suitable for dipping them into your hot drink or breaking them into little pieces because they fall to crumbs. Despite this texture problem they are a little bit too sweet to eat them dry so I suggest you to them with your tea or coffee. My sons love them. I am glad that they really love something that doesn't contain chocolate.

        So I think from time to time we will return to these biscuits and I will buy them as a treat after breakfast or lunch. What I really like about them that I can leave them into the pushchair's pocket so when I take them out for a walk I can give them one or two. They are always very convenient. Give them a go!

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          30.07.2009 12:26
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          A fantastic product for having tea, or just by themslves

          The Sainsbury Custard Creams is a one of the essential foods in my biscuit cabinet. I started buying these biscuits a while ago, I was in a "quest" to find an addition to my already large collection of biscuits and cookies. I noticed it quite easy in the store because of its distinctive packaging with biscuits and a slightly gold background.

          I enjoy custard in general and have had many different types of custard based biscuit from a wide range of brands in both premium and value ranges. The design on the biscuit is quite simple with the word "Custard Cream" stamped on the middle of the biscuit, accompanied by some simple designs.

          I feel that this is quite an important part of a biscuit, because I personally would be almost reluctant to eat a basic biscuit or cookie that has a plain and boring appearance.

          The biscuit itself is slightly crunchy, it does not taste too sweet which is good because if it did it would definitely add to the 3.5g of sugar with each biscuit. The custard feels rich and sweet, and it is applied very generously which is one of the things I like about this particular custard cream. I would find it hard to enjoy it, if they only have a really thin spread of custard.

          There is only one issue that I have with it is the fact the film plastic used for packaging is not recyclable.

          Overall at less than £1 sometimes for a pack, you can't fill your craving for a lower price.

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            05.11.2008 20:02
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            RECOMMENDED xx

            I started to buy these in the hope that it might make me think I could eat them, get my sugar fix and then I wouldn't put on any weight - however although they are 25% less fat they still contain calories and lots of not so good things that don't gel too well with most weight loss diets. If you're going to eat a biscuit these are slightly better for you but they are still not healthy.

            Anyway, they do actually taste quite nice and I have found through experience that they hold together better than the full fat variety. The biscuit part of this treat is not as crumbly as its fatty counterpart and there for it is less messy to eat.

            The cream portion is a good thickness and tastes just as sweet as the original and it is a good solid texture - thicker than butter cream and easier to eat.

            The overall taste is not too dry and not too sweet but a nice mix of shortbread type biscuit coupled with sweet cream and you have a lovely treat for the afternoon cup of tea. They do make good dunkers by the way!

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              18.07.2008 19:29
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              Ok biccie for the money!

              Ok As I'm back to munching through tons of biscuits again I bought these the other day and thought I'd review them for you! Custard creams are not really a big favourite of mine but they are a favourite of my Mothers so we shared these over a cuppa!

              The Packaging....

              A foil yellow coloured wrapper with a photograph of the biscuits on the left hand side and on the the front of the packet I'm clearly told that they are indeed Sainsbury's Custard Creams '25% less fat' and there is an at a glance nutritional guide on there as well so you can see how good (or bad) they are for you. The best before date is also stamped on there. On the back of the packet I'm given a full run down on nutritional information, ingredients, allergy advice, how to store them, contact details for Sainsbury's, given the weight of the product (in this case 200g) and told they that they are vegetarian. Not a lot I can say about the packet it's ok. Inside the long packet the biscuits are lined up in single file.

              The Biscuits....

              Well they are a pale cream colour with a pattern on and the words custard cream is embossed on the biscuit (both sides). Of course the custard is between the two biscuits, sandwiched! They look as you would expect a custard cream to look!

              Square in shape they are fairly thick. Excited at the thought of eating my biscuit I dunked it into my tea and lost the lot! Ew what a mess but undeterred I picked up another and gave a quick dunk and ended up having to catch my biscuit with my other hand and burnt meself! Moral of the story don't dunk these! They can't take it!

              I have no idea why this happened really cos they look robust enough but we couldn't dunk these. They kind of melted and withered away and believe me, me and my mum can dunk a biscuit and have it eaten in record timing! They can't stand the heat. So we gave up on that and just ate them dry which was a bit disappointing!

              The biscuit has a nice deep crunch to it. However it is incredibly sweet and I found more sweet than just ordinary full fat custard creams. Normally I gobble up biscuits quick to stop others eating them but these, after 4 I felt a bit sick. The biscuit is sweet and then you hit the custard filing and it really does then get really sweet and far too much for me.

              The biscuit melts in your mouth quickly after being a bit gritty on your teeth at initial contact. I found the biscuit to actually annoy my sensitive teeth as the the little bits got stuck and gooey round my mouth.

              The aftertaste of the biscuit stays for ages and it's like the taste of sweeteners and in the end I had to clean my teeth because biscuit goo got lodged all over my teeth and I couldn't get rid of the taste.

              These are not awful biscuits but I feel like they've taken out vital ingredients of the biscuit and over gone over bored on the sugar or something. I found it really annoying I couldn't have a wee dunk and didn't like the fact that they went from gritty on to creamy in my mouth in seconds and it was all a bit odd on my poor teeth. The creaminess was too thick and sweet for me.

              Sharn't buy them again!

              nutritional Information.... Per Biscuit

              Cals 60
              Fat 2.2.g
              Saturated Fat 1.1g
              Salt trace
              Total Sugars 3.9g

              Allergy Advice....
              Contains milk, wheat gluten & soya

              38p Per Packet only available in Sainsbury's.

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