“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Biscuits „
In the last few years supermarkets have become huge, and the sorts of ranges they have started to sell have really broadened. Now a lot of the bigger supermarkets have their own bakeries attached and Sainsburys is no exception. They bake their own produce instore and package it up and put it out on the shelves for sale. One of these products is Gingerbread men.
Sainsbury's gingerbread men come in a clear plastic box. The packaging is 100% recyclable which is always a bonus for me. I think it is more appealing that these products come in a clear plastic box as you can see exactly what you are buying and look like they have just been baked and put in, not relying on gimics or advertising etc.
The gingerbread men are plain, by that I mean they do not have any chocolate on or any extra decorations which may put some people off. Because they are not decorated they are not as sweet and can be a bit plain and boring. To me they are not so appetitising as the ones you buy from little local bakeries that have been dipped in chocolate.
The ginger bread itself is nice, it is softer than some hard gingerbread and as it is fresh it does not taste stale and hard. The downside to them being fresh from the bakery is that they do not last as long and therefore you have to make sure you can eat them all in the time frame you have. The ginger taste is not too strong or over powering, as I know that can put quite a few people off, as the taste is quite particular
Overall these are nice and reasonably priced gingerbread men. The gingerbread itself is nice, but a super duper bonus would be for some added chocolate.
I love gingerbread men and luckily have 2 little sisters to buy for so I don't feel embarressed buying them! lol The best ones I've had in ages are some from the bakery section of Sainsburys, they cost £1.00 for a pack of 4 good sized gingerbread men and come in a flat plastic box.
When you open the box you can smell the ginger in them and they also smell a bit like cake, there's deffo other spices in them as well as ginger but there's no ingredients list on the box apart from allergy information so I'm not sure what they are. There's a bit of a nutmeg aftertaste so I reckon this is one of them but it's proper weak and only comes through when you've finished eating the gingerbread man.
The biscuit is quite hard and crunchy and I think it's perfect for a gingerbread man, if you leave it until the next day it will start going soft and usually I hate soft biscuits but these are proper tasty like that and crumble wicked in my mouth.
The taste of them is strong but sweet at the same time. I love the ginger flavour because it's mega fresh, they are a bit too strong for my 2 year old sister and she only managed to eat the head before she gave it back and said it was hot. I can see her point because the ginger taste of these gingerbread men is very warm and these are loads stronger than the mini gingerbread men that Sainsburys make so it must be a completely different recipe they use for these.
The ginger taste lasts for ages in my mouth and is majorly yummy, as your eating the gingerbread men you can tell there's loads of sugar in them but they don't taste too sweet. You can taste the sugar but the ginger deffo goes over the top of it so that the biscuits are a bit savoury to eat as well as sweet. I love the combo of the taste and texture because they go proper good together and I reckon if you're having ginger then it's got to be crunchy because for me soft ginger things aren't as good..... unless it's these that have gone soft, seeeeeee I'm NOT contradicting myself! lol
I reckon these are wicked value because in Greggs you pay about 50p for a gingerbread man that is the same size and they taste exactly the same except not so gingery. These work out at 25p each so a good price for a filling little snack that is so yummy you'll want another one straight after!
Sorry to bang on about Sainsbury's again, but being that I never shop there I seemed to buy a few different things that I would not buy from anywhere else. So this is where all the reviews are coming from and my next one is for these delicious mini Gingerbread Men.
Knowing that my son is a big lover of anything with ginger I thought that I would treat him to a tub of these little men. These come in a clear large plastic box with a flip up lid that reveals 30 Mini Gingerbread Men. Each gingerbread man is roughly three and a half inches long and about one and a half inches wide, with them being the same thickness of a normal biscuit.
Each of the gingerbread men have a really cheeky smile on their faces and I'm sure that children would love these. Not really a biscuit eater I thought I would try one of these anyway as they look so inviting, on biting the poor little mans head off ( I couldn't start at the feet and still see him smiling at me while I finish him off!!) I noticed what a massive crunch it had and the taste of the ginger was really very strong. These are really gingery and taste really nice.
Thankfully there are no "Traffic Light Symbols" or Calorie information, so I can eat one without having to feel guilty afterwards. The weight of these are 310g and the only information I can give you is the ingredients if that is of any use. Ingredients;
~~Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup~~
~~Raising Agent;Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate~~
Suitable for vegeterians, but not suitable for Nut, Milk, Egg or Soya Allergy Sufferers due to the methods used in the making of these Gingerbread Men. So if you are a Ginger Nut you will really enjoy eating these and as they are quite Gingery you will only eat a few at a time. What amazed me was the best before date on the front of the box and that is 21.03.10, being that I bought these on the 02.02.10 these have a really long sell by date, so you could have one a day and it would last you a whole month ( well not this month as it's a short one I know!) at only £1.50 a box not bad for a different type of biscuit and as I said before the kids will love these, as they are not to big either!.
I'm off to go and buy my Daughter-in-law some of these as she has suffered from bad morning sickness and you can't beat a bit of ginger to cure that!.