“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Biscuits „
A while back both myself and my partner lost our jobs due to the companies we worked for going bust within a few months of each other. When this happened neither of us got the months wages we were due so were left with less than half the income we were used to while as we waited for wages to come in from our new jobs.
During this time we found the Tesco Value range and the Sainsburys Basics range I had never actually tried these until then and in a way I'm glad I was forced to try them as some of the products are really good.
One of the best things I found for a chocolate fix was the Sainsburys Basics Chocolate Digestive Bars.
As we often have my partners son and some of our nieces and nephews visiting on a regular basis
I like to have some chocolate or chocolate biscuits available for treats and lunchboxes both for them
and ourselves but at anything up to £2.00 for 6 or 10 biscuits we really couldn't afford to buy the
brands we usually chose.
At £1.20 for 20 bars I really wasn't expecting too much from these at only 6 pence per bar but I was
pleasantly surprised at how good these taste. The chocolate coating is just enough without being
too thick and the digestive biscuit is crunchy not overly sweet and easily tastes as good as more expensive brands. The chocolate tastes good and doesn't have the after taste of some of the cheap chocolate biscuits I've tried which have reminded me of eating cooking chocolate before you melt it.
Each biscuit contains 95 calories and is a comparable size with a Breakaway biscuit or similar so they aren't too small just because they are cheaper
The packaging is a very basic white plastic wrapper with an orange band round it and the
Sainsburys Basics Logo so nothing impressive or fancy but each biscuit is individually wrapped
which keeps them fresh and makes them ideal for lunchboxes. The outer packaging tells you these
are suitable for vegetarians and gives all the ingredients and nutritional information along with the
allergy advice warning that the product contains milk, gluten, wheat and soya unlike plenty of
products this information is given in reasonable sized print so you don't need a magnifying glass
to read it which I found helpful as one of our nephews is allergic to nuts and I hate trying to screw
my eyes up to read the tiny print on many products.
Overall I really like these biscuits and despite our finances being slightly back on track I have
continued to buy these along with several other Sainsburys Basics and Tesco Value products
that we discovered when we were broke. One of my friends admitted she was slightly
embarrassed to buy the basics range which seems stupid to me as plenty of people must buy
it or it wouldn't exist in the first place. To anyone who feels the same please don't let snobbery
get in the way of a bargain these biscuits are definitely worth a try! If you're embarrassed the
neighbours might see you buying basics hide them under something else in your basket
they're probably doing the same.
Another success from sainsburys with a quality product for pence. Found with all the other chocolate biscuit bars you will find a pack of 20 of these for 1.08. thats less than 6p each when a leading brand if the same sort of thing would be double plus some.
So what is it? As the name gives away it's simply a chocolate covered digestive biscuit bar. Tastes just like a normal chocolate digestive but you have a larger biscuit all covered in chocolate making it perfect for on the go lunchboxes etc.
They are in the usual basics packaging white with orange writing and info.suitable for vegetarians this rectangular pack has the 20 biscuits in a row of ten stacked on top to make 20.
Theres only so much you can say about a digestive biscuit but this is a good quality biscuit crunchy and tasty.the chocolate is an ample later just right not too thick our thin and a nice quality chocolate nice and tasty not artificial.
I will buy these again for two reasons the price makes them unbelievably good value and secondly they are tasty and enjoyable and ideal for snacks.
** Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Digestive Bars **
I love chocolate in fact my whole family love chocolate! But as we have to be a bit careful with money in the current economic climate our weekly shopping tends to involve a lot of cheapo supermarket home brand groceries and chocolate or biscuits.
Sainsbury's cheapo home brand is called basics. All the basics range tend to be very cheap compared with name brand equivalent products. Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Digestive Bars wrapping is the same design as all the other basics stuff. There is a white plastic paper with orange writing on it.
Inside the wrapper each of the Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Digestive Bars is individually wrapped as well. I like this approach as it keeps the Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Digestive Bars fresh even after the outer wrapping has been removed. A nice touch on a budget product.
Each Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Digestive Bar consists of a digestive bar that is very similar in taste to a digestive biscuit. The bar is contained inside a thickish coating of milk chocolate. The milk chocolate is not of the same calibre as Cadbury or Galaxy but it is still of very high quality I think.
The taste is very good. There is a smooth bite into the milk chocolate before you get to the crumbly inner digestive biscuit part of the bar.
I think Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Digestive Bars make perfect snacks on there own or as part of a picnic hamper or travel snack for long day trips. They are great dipped into tea to. But as you know if you have read my reviews before I tend to dip all my chocolate bars and biscuits into my cup of tea :o)
** In conclusion **
Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Digestive Bars are outstandingly high quality considering they are part of the super cheapo basics range that Sainsbury's produce. Sainsbury's should be proud of themselves, they have done a great job. Recommend.
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SAINSBURY'S CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVE BARS (Sainsbury's basics)
Another bargain saving product from the Sainsbury's Basics range, i love some of these products and love the impact they are having on my purse strings too.
The Package **********
Just the usual basics range white thin easy to tear plastic packaging and they have a orangey red stripe across the product somewhere which shows they are from the basics range so they are easy to find in store.
Chocolate digestive bars are also individually rapped inside the outta packaging, which is obviously to keep them fresher, they are easy to tear open too.
There is a thin layer of chocolate which is great and tastes like a melted down version of one of their basics range chocolate bars and thats really good, and inside a nice crumbly digestive quite thick biscuit but this biscuit tastes sweet too, and i do like them dunked into a cuppa, and the grandchildren love them, you get 20 biscuits inside a whole packet of these, for a mere £1.03pence, and they are as i have already mentioned single inside wrapped.
The bars each contain 98 Kcals, and they have a little salt 0.2g, and contain 0.5g of fat,and fibre they also have 25percent cocoa solids too.
What i liked about these biscuits was not only the fact that they were cheap but they only had a thin layer of chocolate on them, so are great for the children to eat.
I usually buy a couple of these packets of biscuits because they are great value for money and also the fact they have loads inside them, and we all liked them so much first time we tried them.Great for popping into your childrens lunch boxes, or for having with a cuppa.
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Recently, I have been doing more shopping at Sainsbury's. This is due to moving to a different area, and having a Sainsbury's close to my home. I have been trying quite a few of the Basics range, and am generally very pleased with the quality. Sainsbury's seem to really be promoting and expanding their Basics range at the moment, with lots of adverts featuring Jamie Oliver.
Sainsbury's Basics Chocolate Digestive Bars are a product that I have bought a few times, as they are very tasty and great value. They cost £1.03 for a packet of 20 individually wrapped chocolate biscuit bars. The front of the pack states that they are made with 'real chocolate' and are 'great for lunchboxes'. They would be ideal for putting in a lunchbox, or putting in your bag, as a snack to have when out and about.
I think that these biscuits taste really good. The biscuit is a crumbly digestive, and is similar to a shortcake in texture. The milk chocolate covering is quite thin, and tastes very creamy and sweet. I imagine that the cost of the biscuits is kept down by having only a thin coating of chocolate, rather than a thicker one. The chocolate is 25% minimum Cocoa Solids.
Each biscuit contains 98kcal, 1.2g of protein, 12.0g of carbohydrates(sugars 6.0g), 5.0g of fat (2.6g saturates), 0.4g of fibre and 0.2g of salt. They aren't that healthy, due to the high levels of fat and sugar, but as an occasional treat, they are just under 100kcal per bar, which isn't too bad as part of a balanced diet.
Allergy information - they contain milk, wheat gluten, oat gluten and soya, and are not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.
Recently after reading quite a few good reviews on Sainsbury's Basics we have started to do most of our food shopping at Sainsbury's.
One of the Basics products we've tried was the Chocolate Digestive Bars, at £1.03 for a packet of 20 bars they seemed like a bit of a bargain.
The bars come in a white packet with an orange stripe across the top and it says "real chocolate, great for lunch boxes" on it. There is also nutritional information in a pie chart format, and it says they are suitable for vegetarians.
Inside the packet the bars are individually wrapped so as the pack says are great for lunchboxes. The bars are fairly small, measuring around 3" by 1 ½ " they are quite thin too at about ½ half an inch thick.
The chocolate on them is quite nice, it's sweet and creamy. The biscuit isn't the nicest, it's dry and very crumbly but for the price I'm not expecting McVities and after a few bites the bar is gone anyway so you don't have a lot to eat anyway. I just have a drink with mine.
These remind me slightly of Breakaway biscuits but you get a lot more for the money, and even though they aren't as good quality for the money I'm saving I can deal with that.
Nutritionally these aren't the best for you at 98kcal, 2.6g saturated fat and 6g of sugars. Although they are ever so slightly better for you than a Breakaway (apart from fat where the Breakaway wins).
Allergy wise they Contain Gluten, Oats, Wheat, Milk, Soya\Soybeans, and are not suitable for peanut/nut allergy sufferers.
We've been going to Sainsbury's for just over a month now and these have been put in the trolley every time we've needed choccy biscuits for our lunch boxes, so they're not awful by any means.
For the money I would say try them and if you don't like them at least you've only wasted £1 and if you do like them you could save yourself a bit of money.
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