“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Snacks „
When my boyfriend and I are round our local Sainsbury's we tend to grab a few of their 'snack boxes' from the bakery isle. Things like mini doughnuts, brownies and these flapjacks are always on the menu. While flapjacks are more my boyfriend's 'thing' I still do really enjoy them and like to sneak a few from his box. I first made them myself in Food Technology in High School where we made our own flapjacks and just the smell of them is able to bring back memories of this class. I must admit as I'm not much of a baker and am now operating with a very cheap oven I much prefer these flapjacks! The case contains I think 18 mini flapjacks from memory which is enough to fill the tub up to the brim. It may not seem a lot but due to their size they make a nice infrequent snack to pick at when I'm feeling peckish. When sharing with my boyfriend it still lasts us both just fine and neither is annoyed at the other stealing them all as there's plenty. The texture is a nice mixture of soft and crumbly. They aren't sticky to touch but are also not too dry either. The flavour is tasty and you can really taste the golden syrup which makes them the perfect amount of sweet. The oats make them filling without making me feel bloated or sick and they leave a great taste. The useful information pie chart on the front of the box, which is found on all Sainsbury's products, tells me that 1 piece is 78 calories which for one alone seems a lot but its to be expected for a syrup, buttery treat and that's exactly what it is, a treat. The box is a clear plastic so you're able to scope out the goods inside before choosing to buy that particular box. The label contains everything you need to know including nutritional value and ingredients without taking up too much of the box and obscuring the see-through plastic. Near on all of Sainsbury's bakery goods come in plastic containers which is something I enjoy about these products as I feel like it shows they have nothing to hide. Also, I can see how appetising they look which is one of the main reasons we bought them in the first place. A single box costs about £1.55 although they're usually on offer for 2 for £3 or so and we tend to mix and match with other items such as Caramel Bites. They are 306g altogether which is a reasonable amount for the price also. Overall I would recommend this product. They are tasty and filling which is obviously something you'd want in a snack and also for a very reasonable price which is typically on offer. They last my boyfriend and I for a while and would be great as food to pick at at a picnic for example.
I first met these mini flapjacks when my nephew waggled a tub of them under my nose. Of course I took one, it was only polite! Since then I have noticed that the World has gone mini mad, the garages have the tubs of mini`s on their shelves, every motorway service station seems to stock them and the supermarkets offer mini everything. But everything good comes in little parcels and these Sainsbury mini flapjacks live up to their expectations. Flapjack is a great biscuit at the best of times, If I had the choice I would prefer a really sticky flapjack, but the majority that are sold in the bakers or the supermarkets have a much drier texture, I am sure the sticky type would be far too hard to handle. My Aunt used to make the most brilliant flapjack, she always added a little bit of ginger to hers. Sainsbury have packed 20 little squares of flapjack into a plastic punnet and then taped the punnet shut with a sticky price label. more often than not these are on a promotion, usually two for £3.50. They look inviting, Sainsbury have picked the right packaging for this tempting little treat. I would imagine that Kids would love them. The plastic punnet looks full to the brim, so the product certainly looks as if it is good value. Lift a little square of flapjack out of the punnet and you will notice that it isn't sticky, it feels pretty dry to the touch. Jumbo oats have been used, the texture is craggy and rough. Jumbo oats always make good flapjack the coarse grain adds interest. If you lift the square up to your nose the bouquet is one of butter and Golden syrup, a very enticing mix. As you take a nibble, it is nigh on impossible to take a full sized bite from such a small square, you will notice that the texture seems quite dry, but as you chew it brings out the butter, syrup and condensed milk flavour, altogether a delectable mouthful. But that is what it is, no more no less, just a mouthful. On our last long car journey I bought a tub at the services and they were grand picnic fodder. Quite a filling little square really, the oats make sure of that. The flapjack does contain milk and oat gluten, if you have a nut allergy then these are not advisable as a treat for you. But Vegetarians will enjoy them. The Health food stores often sell Flapjack with cherries or fruit in , some sell chocolate coated flapjack too, but the slabs are pretty big and even I have had to cut one in half before now. The bite sized mini flapjacks are a bit of a novelty but I enjoyed them!
My daughter bought some Sainsbury's Mini Butter Flapjacks for my granddaughters birthday party and they were gorgeous. They were in a plastic container from the bakery section which contained 20 small square flapjacks. They looked lovely after she'd arranged them on a plate and would definitely pass as home made by appearance. They look nice and fresh, the flapjacks are a beautiful gold colour and I could hardly keep my hands off them before my granddaughters guests arrived. The flapjacks are a perfect mouthful or can be nicely bitten in half if you want to make the treat last. The texture is very good in my opinion, it is crumbly like all good flapjacks should be but the high butter content keeps it all together so I didn't get covered in oats and bits of flapjack. They have a nice sticky texture while I chew and I love the large oats that the flapjack is full of, although it's annoying how they get stuck in my teeth! They taste absolutely lovely. They are oaty and buttery with more than a hint of syrup, these flapjacks are surprisingly good! I say surprisingly because I only ever usually eat home made flapjacks and was certainly not expecting these to be as tasty as they are. I adore the softness of these flapjacks and how clearly I can taste the butter in them. There's a vague treacle taste to these flapjacks which is probably down to the butter and golden syrup combination but it makes them extremely moreish and I had to force myself to stop after I'd eaten two. I have no idea about calories or fat in these mini flapjacks because it's not displayed on the packaging and neither is it detailed on Sainsbury's website. I thought they had to tell us this information now? I would imagine they are going to be quite scary though so if you're dieting don't be fooled by the small size of them! Butter, sugar, sweetened milk and golden syrup all feature on the ingredients list so definitely not a health food, in case you ever thought it might be. My daughter paid £1.99 for these Mini Butter Flapjacks but they are currently on offer at 2 packs of these bakery treats for £3.50, you can mix and match them with other varieties like Rocky Road Rice Crispie Cakes, Chocolate Cornflake Cakes and Mini Gingerbread Men. They're perfect for sharing or laying out for a buffet party, my daughter says they also keep very well too providing you close the lid of the container properly so if you can trust your will power then buy a pack for yourself!