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      20.03.2010 22:54
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      Not bad tasting Biscuits.

      Sainsbury's basics Rich Tea Biscuits.


      Having had a whole house full with my children and grandchildren, I was glad that I had recently purchased the Sainsbury's Basics range of Rich Tea Biscuits.

      These come in an easy to open white thin plastic packet, and contain a lot of Rich Tea Biscuits, which with one packet I can fill up to half of my Biscuit tin, which incidentally is a china shaped as tweety pie, and looks really cute on my kitchen side, my Grandchildren also know that this is the container whereby nanny keeps her biscuits in, and they have the knack even my youngest grandaughter who is one, of pointing at, and asking me for biscuits.

      At a mere 25pence per packet, I am more than happy to part with this, because believe it or not, they really are not bad biscuits, for the price. They come in a plain wrapped packaging, hence they are able to offer these biscuits cheaply because they do not have the fancy packaging.

      The biscuits, actually taste really good, I like to dunk mine into a nice hot cup of tea, and they hold together quite well, but dont overhold them into your tea, or you will be fishing them out of your cuppa.

      I like their sweet taste and although they snap and are quite crunchy in a crisp sort of way, they do not taste bad for a basics range of biscuits, and I was quite impressed by the amount that came in the packet, and the amount of quality they have, and their taste considering they are a cheaper range, you would imagine them to taste bad, but I am very impressed with their quality, and taste compared with the more expensive range of Rich Tea Biscuits.

      They unfortunately do get eaten very quickly in my household with my Grandchildren around a lot of the time especially at the weekends, and they are great because I can give them to the little ones too because they are ok for her to eat.

      At 25pence, I can afford to offer a couplke of packets of these in my biscuit barrel, and they do go very quickly but at that price I really dont mind.

      I would recommend that you try these. Cant give any nutritution information as the packet went into the recycle bin, but they are really nice and a cheaper Rich Tea Biscuit, which I find are really good value for the money, and saving a few pence where it doesnt matter is great.

      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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        19.03.2010 09:48
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        Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!!

        We've been buying these for AGES and I thought I would have written about them by now! lol The first time we had them a 300g pack cost 22p but now they're 25p, a brill saving on Mcvities because they are 80p for the same amount!

        The biscuits are a bit smaller but that doesn't matter because you still get the same weight so that just means more biscuits. They look proper boring because they have got a very pale colour but all Rich Tea are like that so it's not just because these are the cheapo ones.

        They taste the same as Mcvities, not exactly the same because they have got a bit of a sweeter taste to them but near enough for me! I like the sweet taste actually because Rich Tea biscuits are delish but they can get mega boring after you've eaten 1 or 2. These don't ever get boring for me and even though I don't eat packets and packets of them I'd never say I actually get fed up of munching them. It's more to do with them being dry for me because these are MAJORLY dry as you're eating them, more than Mcvities and I didn't think that was even possible! lol

        You can dunk these and that gives them a more interesting taste. Even though they're called Rich TEA I prefer them dunked in coffee because they soak up the flavour big time and coffee gives them a wickedly strong taste. If you DO dunk your Sainsburys Rich Tea biscuits then be careful not to leave them in for too long because they don't take long to fall apart in the hot drink.... I learned that the hard way and loads of cups of tea got thrown away but now I litrally dunk the Rich Tea for 2 seconds, that gives it long enough to soak the flavour up but means the biscuit will still be in one piece when I take it out.

        I think these are wicked biscuits. They're at least 50p a pack cheaper than Mcvities and taste just as nice I think, the dry texture of them puts me off a bit but I don't hold that against them that much because if you have a Rich Tea from ANY brand you'll know they're going to be dry. They're good to give to little kids as well because they haven't got a strong flavour and taste a bit like baby rusks now I think about it.

        Recommended!!!

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          18.03.2010 13:07
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          A great biscuit for the tin.

          I got these as a basic biscuit tin filler.

          They cost 25p for 300g. I'm not sure how many actual biscuits that equates to, but it certainly seemed like quite a few for 25p.

          I think all rich tea biscuits must be pretty similar, and I can't really believe the other companies who produce them, get away with such extortionate prices, I mean how much extra work can go into such a simple biscuit.

          The packaging for these is that hideous red and white striped plastic, but if they are going in a biscuit tin, it doesn't really matter too much.

          The taste of these biscuits is actually really nice, I was quite shocked, I couldn't really remember if I likes rich tea biscuits but I seemed to keep sneaking off to the biscuit tin to get one of these. They were crunchy and a little bit sweet. They weren't as big as other rich tea brands, but that makes them a better size for dunking in tea or coffee.

          There is 1.2grams of fat in each biscuit (so it says on the packet) which is 1.7% of the RDA for an adult, so they are quite healthy for a biscuit but not compared to a piece of fruit.

          A great product to have in the cupboard and for 25p what a bargain.

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            18.03.2010 13:00
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            A great biscuit for dunking.

            As I'm sure you have noticed if you have read my previous reviews I am a huge fan of reviewing the Sainsbury's basic's products. Yet again this is another review banging on about how great it is to switch from the leading brands to the basic's range, and pocket all those pennies saved. You might not think that you'll save a lot by switching to cheaper version, but it really does add up. Our average weekly shop for the 4 of us usually costs about the £80 mark. By switching to the Sainsbury's basic's range we pocket on average around £18 and lower our weekly shop to only £62. This includes nappies and milk powder for our youngest child. So switch and save today and you can also eat great food and save yourself a fortune.
            Now more to the point, Sainsbury's basic's Rich tea biscuits. They have a great taste and don't taste like cardboard as I found that the Tesco value rich teas did. These are yet again another great dunking biscuit. Although I wouldn't recommend holding it in your tea for more than a second or two as they get soggy very quickly and the last thing you want is half a soggy biscuit floating in your lovely hot cuppa tea.
            The packaging is plain, simple and to the point. It's got the Sainsbury's basic's logo and the name of the product on the packaging in orange. Each packet of rich tea biscuits contains 300gs of the biscuits this works out to be around 40 biscuits. Each biscuit contains 35 calories and 1.2grams of fat. They are also high in sugars at 1.6grams per biscuit, so i wouldn't recommend eating the whole packet.
            Priced at only 25 pence per packet is excellent value. I would recommend giving them a try and if they tick the box for you as well to switch a save. Just think by saving a very small amount on every product you purchase you'll be able to treat yourself to something you've wanted for a while. Or like us not have to worry about how much your trolley is totalling to after every item you pop in.

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