“ Type: Biscuits „
We've had a fair few gatherings of friends recently and lots of people have been bringing nibbles along for everyone to enjoy, some of these nibbles were these Taste The Different chocolate ginger cookies which are currently available from Sainsburys stores or sainsburys.co.uk for £1.73, however, they are on a frequent special offer of 2 for £3.00 as I've brought other cookies in the range before.
These chocolate ginger cookies come provided in a cardboard box and they are well advertised and provided in packaging that does stand out on the shelf. The box shows these delicious cookies on the front and just serves to lure people in to buying these crumbly, delicious cookies.
These cookies are quite large in size and each box contains 9 which is ample for sharing out, however, it usually means there is a fight over the left over cookie! These cookies are wheat flour cookies flavoured with Belgian dark chocolate and crystalised pieces of stemmed ginger, some of which are quite large and you get large pieces in your cookie. The cookie itself is deliciously crumbly and the predominant flavour, naturally, is the ginger which works very well with the bitterness of the dark chocolate. The other edge of the cookie is the deliciously bitter dark chocolate drizzled with a slightly lighter chocolate and this adds another texture to the crumbliness of the actual cookie contained within. The ginger and the dark chocolate work incredibly well together and there is something about these cookies that is mouth wateringly moreish.
Each biscuit contains 128 calories, 9.6g sugars, 6.7g fat, 4.3g saturated fat, 0.18g salt making every single thing, except the salt (orange), a red on the food wheel. Obviously these cookies are incredibly high in fat and calories but as they are so wonderful delicious and tantalising for my taste buds I am sure they will be consumed again sometime soon as a wonderful treat. These biscuits went down a treat when we had our friends over for nibbles on the weekend and they were probably the favourite sweet item that was on offer in our home this past weekend. The cookies crumble well without getting thousands of crumbs everywhere and the chocolate coating provides a different taste and texture. I would firmly recommend these cookies if you have guests coming as they are something a little bit posh to impress your guests with and the crystalised ginger is absolutely delicious, particularly if you are a firm lover of ginger. You definitely need to love ginger if you are going to enjoy these cookies!
These are by far the nicest biscuits in the Taste the Difference range - and that is saying something!
They come in an attractive box showing a picture of how delicious they look and somehow they taste even better.
The biscuits are deliciously buttery but not in a sickly way - just yummy. nice and crumbly too - not too hard and not too soft. They're not stingy on the ginger with big fat chunks of it every so often throughout the biscuit. The chocolate is also perfect - dark but not too dark with pretty milk chocolate drizzles over. The chocolate is thick which is always good - thick enough to bite off from round the edges if you wish. Either way it's good to have plenty of it!
The ginger and the dark chocolate go together beautifully and the slight bitterness contrasts really well with the smooth butteriness of the biscuit itself.
You only get nine in a pack (clearly the idea is to share between three but that's never going to happen) but they are pretty big so you don't feel cheated especially at the moment because they're on offer for 2 for £2......I'm currently trying to resist temptation to open the second pack.
These are very good value for posh biscuits and they are some of the nicest I've tried so if you like ginger biscuits you must try these!
Why oh why are there so many gorgeous biscuits out there - especially in the aisles of Sainsburys? Also, why is it that I have so little will power as far as any of them are concerned? Because I haven't, I am writing yet another review about more of my favourite biscuits!
So where do I start describing Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Chocolate Ginger cookies? They look gorgeuus, they smell gorgeous and they taste out of this world! Mind you that's nothing more than you would expect as the Taste the Difference Range is that little bit special!
So let's start with the packaging. This range always has rather rich looking packaging with it's trademark burgandy. There is a very tempting picture on the front featuring not one, but four of these delicious cookies and they do look mouthwateringly good! They always have very tempting descriptions on the packets and for these cookies it reads:
'slow baked all butter cookies - plain belgian chocolate and spicy chunks of stem ginger'
Mmmm - that does sound good!
The packet also has all the usual nutritional values - 114 calories per cookie (which does not seem too excessive for such a wonderful cookie!), 6.0g fat, 3.7g saturated fat, 0.3g salt and 9.3g total sugars. Obviously these are all things you need to keep an eye on but they are not too worrying for an occasional treat! Also the biscuits are suitable for vegetarians and the packet has the little green leaf symbol to tell you so.
We are also told on the side of the packet that the cookies are made by biscuit experts with over 100 years experience - wow! they must be old! - and that 'slow baked' means that they are left in the oven longer at lower temperatures. This apparently makes them crumbly and not snappy! Well the proof is in the eating so read on...
Appearance wise these cookies are really top notch. They are coated with thick dark belgian chocolate and on top of this there are thin drizzles of lighter chocolate. The chocolate is quite rugged in the coating which I always like. If you break the biscuit in two you will see a lovely crumbly textured golden biscuit.
When you bite into it it really does provide that crumby texture that it promises. It is just the right consistency to bite into and I like the fact that every so often you do come across an actual chunk of ginger. The ginger is by far the most dominnt taste and is fantastic if you are a real lover of ginger. It blends really well with the bitterness of the dark chocolate and really is a tantalising taste experience. In fact it's quite scrumptious! I love it. It also has a nicely subtle smell from both of those strong ingredients.
These cookies are really a fantastic biscuit and they do provide a gorgeous treat! They come in packets of nine which is always a bit annoying because it often means that there is one left over and we have to fight over the last one! I have a real thing about odd numbers in packages but maybe it's a cunning marketing ploy to make you buy two lots! You never know! Anyway these packets of nine cost £1.09, obviously only in Sainsburys, but it's always worth looking out for special offers.
Overall, these chocolte ginger cookies are rather special and thoroughly recommended by me!
All butter cookies with pieces of Belgian chocolate with spicy chunks of ginger.