“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Biscuit „
Shortbread is a bit of a favourite in our family, and really easy to make, though a bit crumbly.Still, the Sainsbury Highland all butter shortbread fingers are a pleasant alternative, though lacking a little something, maybe its the colour and the sugary buttery texture isn't quite there.
These biscuits were selected by my 6 year old granddaughter (oh shes a good girl) for us to enjoy. They come in a cardboard tartan effect pack, and this particular box contains 6 twin packs wrapped in plastic film, so theres no reason to stop at one biscuit. You can also buy them as single biscuits ofcourse, but I quite like the twin packs. I have noticed that biscuits as a whole seem to be getting smaller and smaller,am I alone in remembering Penguin biscuits from my childhood about twice the size they are now?,and these buttery shortbread biscuits are no exception they look a bit skimpy in size. Maybe its to reduce their calorie content, oh dear eat the whole 6 twin packs in the box, and you would have consumed 520 kcals, thats 73 kcals per biscuit.
The shortbread contains wheat flour, butter,(32%), sugar,salt,and a raising agent (ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate).So, basically they are the real thing. As they contain milk and wheat gluten they are not suitable for some,also they are not recommended for nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of the product. This seems a bit unfair,nut allergy sufferers seem to lose out on a lot of supermarket products.
The biscuits are to be stored in a cool dry place, and an airtight container once opened.
You can return the biscuits for a full refund if not satisfied (no chance in our house) or call the Sainsbury careline 0800 636 262, in which case your statutory rights are not affected.
The biscuits are produced in Scotland for Sainsburys. They are very nice, but not superlative.I'm giving them 4 stars.
These biscuits are particular favorites of mine for many reasons. The texture for one is great, with just enough crunch for it to be satisfying without becoming dry (due to the fact that they are all butter). The sugar which is sprinkled on the top makes it even nicer to bite into and also contributes to the taste.
The taste is sweet and buttery as can be expected and these biscuits work especially well if dipped into tea or coffee! The size of the biscuit is quite substantial and they are just the right size to make a good snack. Moreover, they are really good value, at just 89p for 10 which I think is cheap for such good quality biscuits.
However, one concern that I had after eating several of these is their high saturated fat and calorie content! Each finger contains 104 calories and 6 grams of fat, so these are definitely a product which you should enjoy as a treat, and not every day.
I have a real weakness for Highland Shortbread. Sure, it's dry and coats your mouth in residue, you don't soon forget you've eaten it. But I think it must be the most indulgent, satisfying kind of snack you can find. However, it occurred to me recently that I never buy it. It's the kind of thing I eat at hotels, other people's homes or well stocked buffets. With that in mind I decided to pick some up the next time I saw some. The lucky brand was Sainsbury's All Butter and I haven't regretted it.
These can be found in a green tartan style packaging and contains ten, chunky shortbread fingers and cost me only 65p. I thought this was excellent value, even more so after I took a bite. This is the butteriest shortbread I've ever had and makes for an excellent nibble. Desbite being quite large fingers, the shortbread isn't overly dry and crumbly like some. I don't become totally parched after a few. They are also reasonably filling so the temptation to guzzle them all is well contained.
One of my favourite things to review on here is food. I love food but my most favourite thing to review happens to be biscuits. I'm a secret late night muncher and if I go near a shop I'm like a lamb to the slaughter and I end up buying several packs in one go and it's not good for me cos once a packet is opened I devour the lot. I just can't help myself and have no self restraint!
The other day was one of them days. I told myself I deserved a treat as I picked up 6 packets of biscuits and threw them in my basket. I promised myself a nice, relaxing night with only me, them and a cup of tea for company in bed whilst watching big brother! (please refrain from telling me how sad I am I know that already lol)
Now when I choose biscuits I choose by the size of the packet. Because of my addiction I don't want great big humongous packets because I will seriously eat the lot so I try to purchase smaller packets and these caught my eye for that reason. Available in 2 sizes (200g my packet) and 400g.
Green tartan patterned plastic wrapper and on the front is a photograph of the shortbread fingers, an at a glance nutritional pye chart and I'm clearly told they are by Sainsbury's and that they are 'Highland All Butter Shortbread Fingers', and the best before date is displayed. On the back I am given a list of ingredients, full nutritional rundown, how to store the product, Sainsbury's promise and contact details for Sainsbury's. and told the size (as I've stated already), that the wrapper is not recyclable, that they are suitable for vegetarians and a bar code. All in all decent packaging and it tears open easily, BONUS!
Well I didn't count them before I got stuck in but I think there were 10 fingers in my packet. They are oblong in shape, and lined up in two layers and not attached to eachother i.e they are seperate biscuits.
Cream in colour, flat on the outside with little fork pricks on the top and a sprinkling of white sugar they look smooth. They look fresh and fat and robust and like homemade shortbread really. They smell creamy too.
They have a deep crunch to the biscuit and a not a snap. They are not wafer thin and are as robust as they appear. You have to bite them and chew. They are a biscuit with body! The inside isn't smooth but coarse and textured and quite dry. Dip these in a hot drunk and they begged to be dunked again. They don't absorb liquid and don't become soggy and scum into a hot drink at all. These were made for dunking as they have no fear! The taste is quite sweet in a very natural way. They don't taste of nasty sweeteners because they don't contain any. I like the fact that although sweet that arn't overly so!
They are incredibly creamy and not one bit greasy tasting or messy on fingers and once you chew they take time to melt so you do feel like your actually eating something and after eating a packet (I told you I would) I was rammed to bursting point and they replaced a meal lol.
These are a lovely biscuit. They don't taste cheap and nasty at all because they're not. They're a lovely quality product you can be proud to offer your guests with a cuppa (if you don't scoff the lot yourself of course! I like that fact that although very high in calories they are as natural as can be and your getting a good and honest biscuit! Do not eat on a diet is my only advice! I hate low fat biscuits it beats the purpose of them to me lol
Very highly recommended from me! I love them and they get a deserved 5 stars!!
Wheat Flour, Butter (from cow's milk) (32%),Sugar, Salt.
Contains Milk & Wheat Gluten.
Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.
Nutritional Values... Per Biscuit....
Total Sugars 3.1g
Saturated Fat 3.7g
200g 48p a packet
400g 95p a packet
only available in Sainsbury's