“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Biscuits „
If you like dark chocolate then you will love these biscuits. The chocolate is really intense and thick enough to actually taste the chocolate as well as the biscuit.
They come in a plastic wrapped container in a cardboard box. The red box gives a kind of extravagance feel to them even though they are just biscuits inside. The biscuits themselves are of a good quality, nice crunch, good buttery flavour and just sweet enough. The dark chocolate which covers the biscuit on top is a great contrast to the sweet biscuit base. They are a rectangular shape and look pretty on the plate. I like to nibble the chocolate off the edges first and then eat the biscuit, but that is just my own little way with them! They smell lovely when you open the box, instantly you know you're eating something chocolatey.
They cost £1.10 and you get 9 biscuits in a packet. In my opinion they taste better than other makes of the same biscuit. I also prefer the dark chocolate version to the milk one as I think you can taste the chocolate more on these ones. They aren't too calorific either, although it obviously depends how many you eat in one go, which, if you're anything like me, will be a fair few! Delicious with a cup of coffee.
My fiancée picked up a box of these at Tesco, and I immediately I thought they looked absolutely delicious. The packaging is gorgeous, with a picture of the biscuits looking very appetising in a little stack. Cast into the chocolate layer is a picture of a mountain, which I thought was pretty cool. The box is a lovely high quality cardboard, which makes the biscuits feel a bit more luxurious. At the moment I'm on a bit of a diet/health kick so I am trying to eat less but better treats.
Opening the box, the biscuits are sealed in silver cellophane wrapping to keep fresh. On opening this there is a bit of a disappointment, as the biscuits are spaced out in a little plastic tray. Although there's a big huge box, on further inspection there are only 9 biscuits in the whole box! The plastic tray itself even has a sort of false bottom, where there's a big gap underneath before the biscuits begin. I must say I felt a bit cheated - I would rather know what I am getting exactly rather than dishonest packaging, so points deducted there, Tesco!
The biscuits themselves were lovely though, just as good as I had expected. I do like dark chocolate a lot but even my fiancée who is not so keen, likes these biscuits. Because of the combination of the dark chocolate with buttery biscuit, there's no strong bitter taste, instead they taste sweet and rich. The layer of chocolate is really thick and there's a big chunky border of chocolate around the biscuit - it's definitely chocolate first and biscuit second. The ingredients state that there's 53% chocolate to 47% biscuit, which is a great ratio as far as I am concerned. As biscuits go, it's not too naughty - just 75kcal per biscuit compared to a whopping 130kcals for the Tesco Triple Chocolate cookies (eek!). The butter biscuit is really crispy, crunchy and crumbly, which I like. The taste is buttery and they are a lot nicer than a standard rich tea biscuit.
Overall a lovely product - although some serious marks deducted for dishonest packaging from Tesco (which I did not appreciate). They are currently available from Tesco stores at £1.09 per box (of 9).