Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Rich (but cheap) Tea Fingers
Tesco Rich Tea Finger Biscuits
Member Name: scooch12
Tesco Rich Tea Finger Biscuits
Advantages: Only 23 calories
Disadvantages: They are not like rich tea biscuits, need at least 3 per treat
When I joined Dooyoo, one of the categories I thought I'd probably avoid writing in was the food one, just because it's not something I personally read many reviews on before doing my Tesco shop. But, I feel I should review these Rich Tea Fingers (co-incidentally made by Tesco) for a few reasons, mainly because they're not at all what I expected!
They're available in Tesco for 54p for a 250g packet and as I'm (supposed to be) on a diet, I bought these to have as a little treat when I felt really hungry as I understood Rich Teas would be a better alternative to digestives if I had to have one.
I have a re-sealable box that I pop all of our biscuits into so when I got these home, I emptied the whole packet into the box which I might add keeps these fresh and crisp for weeks. What I was amazed by was their shape - I was expecting them to be finger shaped, which they are I suppose (although not in the Cadbury's fingers way), but I couldn't get over how slim they were, I'd say they are a third of the thickness of a normal rich tea biscuit, maybe even a little more. They are very flat and fairly wide at around 3cm wide, 7cm long. The size disappointed me a bit - I need at least three to be satisfied with my little treat in an afternoon. They have a fancy pattern all over with tiny little holes all over too.
They are definitely not a biscuit that you'd dunk into your morning tea unfortunately - after a couple of seconds the whole thing falls apart and one of my real pet hates is biscuits remnants at the bottom of my cup so I have to eat these separately which is a shame.
The biscuits themselves are very crisp, considering they are so slim. They break nicely when snapped and make that 'snap' noise. The taste though, well I'm not so sure. At first try I immediately thought that they were like cardboard with no taste whatsoever and very bland although some might argue that Rich Tea biscuits in general are on the bland side. Now though, after eating them a few times as a treat, I'm beginning to think they're actually very nice and they taste a little sweeter than I first noticed, although I'm not sure whether my opinion has been partly based on the fact that there's only 23 calories in one of these babies! There is an issue with that though. These are biscuits that you would never eat one of - three is my starting point and that's on a very good day. There are around 50 in one packet but on that portion basis the packet doesn't last very long (although at 54p I can't complain)
These are good value biscuits although please don't expect these to be exactly the same as rich tea biscuits but in a finger shape as I did, these are completely different and are much, much thinner. They are nice though as a little treat, I rate them 3 stars.
Summary: A good biscuit