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      02.05.2013 16:05
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      Good old fashioned biscuits that are still tasty to eat

      ===The Product===

      Oblong biscuits in bright blue plastic paper wrapping.
      Long shelf life - mine are to January 2014.
      Image of biscuits on the packet.
      44 calories per biscuit. Also 1.7 grams of sugar and 1.9 grams of fat.
      200 grams. Contains milk, wheat and gluten.
      Suitable for Vegetarians.
      Produced in the UK for Tesco.



      ===Cost===

      34p per packet.



      ===My Opinion===

      According to Wikipedia malted milk biscuits have been on sale since the 1920s when they were invented by Elkes Biscuits (now Foxes). Apparently there are three main sorts of designs on these biscuits: two milk churns and a cow, a cow and a gate and a cow and a calf.
      These biscuits by Tesco are of a cow grazing in a field and with images of wheat all around the edges as a border. They also have the words 'Malted Milk' imprinted in them.
      I have not had these biscuits for ages but recently I started browsing the biscuit aisle to see the varieties that I used to have in childhood and these caught my eye.
      Being made by Tesco they are not the Everyday Value basic range but are very inexpensive at only 34 pence.
      These are nice and thick biscuits and they have just the right amount of crispness - as I find some cheaper biscuits can often be a little hard and tasteless. These biscuits however have a very good creamy milky flavour without being too sweet. they are tasty to eat on their own but also stand up to being dunked in a cup of tea.
      If you put these out on a plate for visitors they do not look or taste like cheap biscuits and are a very inexpensive way of having a little sweet snack with your cuppa.
      The taste is good and creamy. the colour is a nice golden shade so that they look wholesome and not insipid.
      The calories are not overly large at 44 per biscuit, although biscuits are never going to be a really healthy option, these are not too bad.
      I enjoy have two or three with the odd cup of tea and they do not make me feel that I am eating a lot of junk food.
      Wholesome and attractive with the cow image on the front, these are a tried and tested old sort of biscuit which for me brings back childhood memories.



      ===Star Rating===

      5 stars.



      ===Would I Recommend?===

      Yes.



      ===Website===

      www.tesco.com



      ===Ingredients===


      Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Barley Malt Extract, Glucose Syrup, Dried Whole Milk, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring.

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        08.06.2012 00:48
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        A great value biscuit perfect for crunching, dunking and cooking!

        When I was little and first started going to nursery one of the highlights of my day was milk and biscuit time and one of the biscuits that we were given regularly was malted milk's. I loved the taste of these biscuits and also the imprinted cow on the front giving them the name 'moo cow biscuits'. I have recently begun to purchase these biscuits to make a cheesecake base with but also enjoy eating the odd one with a mug of hot chocolate to remind me of those great childhood days.

        A 200g packet of the Tesco own brand malted milk biscuits currently sell for just £0.35 in of course Tesco stores. I personally think this is a fantastic price for a packet of biscuits.

        The biscuits come packaged in a thin blue plastic wrapper which has a picture of the biscuits on the front as well as basic nutritional information. On the back of the wrapper you can find all the necessary information that you need to know about the biscuits including full nutritional information, ingredients listings, storage instructions and allergy advice. It also states that the biscuits are suitable for vegetarians.

        The biscuits themselves are rectangular in shape and on the top have the impressions of a wheat pattern around the edge, cows and the words 'malted milk'. The biscuits have a nice golden colour to them and smell sweet and malty. The biscuits with them being quite plain are also quite light in calories so for anyone watching there calorie intake one of these biscuits offers a nice sweet treat for just 44 calories each.

        The malted milk biscuits have a nice crunchy texture but do not crumble easily, I personally hate biscuits that literally fall apart and break when you bite into them. The biscuits have a lovely taste with a combination of milky, malty and slightly caramelised flavours. Although I do not drink tea I do quite like to dunk biscuits from time to time and these malted milk make great dunkers in both tea and hot chocolate. As I stated at the beginning of the review I also use these biscuits to make a lovely crunchy cheesecake base for a malted milk cheesecake which is meant to taste like malteasers and they work perfectly. To store the biscuits I simply place them in a biscuit tin and this keeps them nice and fresh for a good few days.

        Overall I think these are lovely tasty little biscuits that are versatile and fantastic value.

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          16.12.2011 00:42
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          These are great as the calories are low per biscuits.

          I recently moved house, and I have now got a new Supermarket which is my nearest and dearest, its Tescos.

          I often look in there for any bargains as what with Christmas coming up I try to save a few pennies.

          These particular biscuits are called Malted Milk. They cost 36pence and can be found on the isle usually near the bottom of the shelve, with the cheaper biscuits. They are made by Tescos and have a blue packet which I found easy to open, by either cutting the corner or simply opening by tearing.

          There were quite a few biscuits inside the packet and I therefore feel that they are well worth the value for money approximately 23 biscuits. I like them as they are, but I also like them dunked into my cuppa, but dont hold them in for too long as they will have the awful habit of falling into your cuppa and you will have to fish them out later lol.

          The packet contains 200grams, which is great value for money.

          There are :
          Per biscuit: calories 44.
          sugar 1.7gs.
          fat 1.9gs.
          saturates. 0.9gs.
          salt...trace.

          Ingredients :

          wheat flour, vegtable oil, sugar, barley malt extract, gloucose syrup, dried whole milk, raising ingredients,
          salt, natural flavouring.

          Allergy advice :
          They contain milk, wheat, gluten, no nuts, so please avoid if affected.

          Suitable for vegetarians.


          The packet i brought this week contains a very long sell by date of over a year.

          I found these biscuits a delight, the taste reminded me of biscuits containing evaporated milk, as the taste is simply unique and has a really creamy texture that is hard to describe. The biscuits are crisp but in a crumbly way.

          I would definitely recommend these biscuits to you, they are cheap and you do get a lot of biscuits for your money. My grandchildren love them and they are great fun for little children as they have a picture of a cow on them, which my grandchildren have great fun with biting their heads off.

          The biscuits as I have already mentioned are great for dunking into hot drinks, but my youngest grand child does enjoy dunking them into a glass of cold fresh milk, as they are milky in taste they compliment each other very well.

          I will definitely be popping back to Tesco's Supermarket to stock up on a few packets of these biscuits, which I can pop into my larder for that occassion when I simply fancy a biscuit with a difference.

          Thanks for reading and rating my review.

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          23.11.2011 11:47
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          I would definitely recomend these

          For as long as I can remember I have always liked Malted Milk biscuits. Being diabetic means I cannot just sit and eat biscuits as and when I like but I can have the odd one now and again before the gym or to treat low blood sugars. Usually I would just have whatever was in the house which was normally whatever my husband had picked up during our weekly shop. Recently when doing our shop I noticed that Tesco did their own brand of Malted Milk biscuits, I hadn't had them for several years so decided to buy a packet to see if they were as good as I remembered.

          Packaging
          The Tesco Malted Milk biscuits come wrapped in a bright blue plastic packet, this feels a bit flimsy but is tough and does not split easy. The packaging is quite basic but contains all of the information you need to know about the product inside. The word Tesco appears on the front in white writing with Malted Milk Biscuits written just underneath in a lighter blue writing. The left hand side of the packet is take up with a picture of a pile of the biscuits, on the opposite side is all of the nutritional information. The only other information which appears on the front of the pack is the best before date in large black letters, I found this a bit odd as this normally appears discreetly on the back or side of a packet not in large letters on the front. The back of the packet contains information such as the nutritional information and the ingredients as well as any allergy advise. This information is written within white squares in black writing making it easy to read and follow.

          The Biscuits
          The Malted Milk biscuits are a rectangle shape and a light brown colour. The biscuit has two rows of dots around the edge to create a border, the middle of the biscuit is take up with the raised outline of two cows, one standing and one laying down along with the words "Malted Milk" just above the two cows, the back of the biscuit is also textured all over. The biscuits have quite a creamy taste to them and to me to taste a little bit milky, they are not overly sweet in that they are sickly sweet which is what I like about these biscuits. They have a light taste and texture to them which makes them perfect for a small snack or to go with a warm drink.
          Nutritional information (per 9g biscuit)
          * Calories - 44
          * Sugar - 1.7g
          * Fat - 1.9g
          * Saturates - 0.9g
          * Salt - trace
          * Carbohydrates - 5.9g

          I was quite pleased when I read the nutritional information on the packet as the calorie content is not too high, obviously each biscuit is not overly big however compared to some biscuits the calorie, sugar, fat etc content is quite low. I have put the carbohydrates per biscuit as whilst pregnant this is something I have to keep an eye on in order to keep my sugar levels as good as possible.

          Allergy Information
          I do not have any food allergies however the allergy advise is written on the back of the packet and includes
          * Contains Milk, Wheat and Gluten
          * Cannot guarantee nut free
          The allergy advise is clearly written on the back of the packet and easy to follow

          Price
          I brought my Malted Milk biscuits from our local Tesco and a 200g packet cost me just 34p and the packet contains approximately 22 biscuit. Personally I think this is excellent value and they are much cheaper than branded biscuits.
          Even though biscuits don't lasting long in our house especially with Mark around I would definitely say that they are well worth the money.

          My Opinion
          I would definitely recommend Tesco Malted Milk biscuits they are ideal for the whole family and make a tasty treat. They are reasonably low in calories and are not too sweet, for me they are ideal as they do not effect my sugar levels too badly but are just enough if I need something to boost them a little. I am glad I tried these again after so long as they are just as good as I remembered and will definitely be a regular in our shopping trolley from now on.

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            31.10.2011 23:22
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            I love biscuits but I do not eat them every day but I like to keep them stocked in my cupboards for when I fancy eating a couple. I have bought the branded Malted ones for a lot of years. I thought I would buy the cheaper brand from Tesco to see how they tasted since the prices have been rising recently and so buying cheaper brands is worth trying to save some money.

            They come in a blue plastic wrapper with the name clearly on the front, these ones are from the middle range of Tesco's products. These only cost 33p for a 200g packet. A good price for middle range biscuits in my opinion because the Value range can be around the same price. There packet does look a little better than the Value range too.

            Inside the pack there are 22 biscuits. They are rectangle shape and measure approximately 2 and a half inches by 1 and a half inches and so a good sized biscuit for the price. They are also not too thin a biscuit as I first imagined they would be by holding the packet in my hands without being able to see the biscuits inside the pack.

            Each one has a ridge all the way around the biscuit and has a nice design on the front of which is a cow and another animal of which I cannot see clearly what that animal is but it looks like a long animal and probably a fox, it looks like a fox to me lol. They are a nice golden brown colour and look very appetising to the eye. They have a nice sweet smell and just like any other brand of cheaper biscuits.

            They are very easy to chew and swallow. They taste sweet but not too sickly, they have in my opinion just the correct amount of sweetness for them to be a nice taste. They do leave a nice pleasant sweet taste in the mouth after they have been eaten and one that is a nice taste. As they are quite good sized biscuits they are very easy to hold and because of the thickness of them. My little grandson can easily hold them in his hand and these ones are just the right size for him to eat without him having to waste any because they are far too big, these suit him really well for a nice treat for when he comes to visit my home.

            They do not taste bland at all as I first imagined they would. I find these a really nice pleasant tasting biscuit and ones that are excellent quality and good value for money. They are also very filling because of the size of them and thickness, it means that you know that you have eaten a biscuit, unlike some other brands where you do not feel as if you have eaten one and so then reach for more out of the packet. With these I find they are adequately filling. My grandson loves these biscuits because of the design on the front. He loves animals so the design is a good feature on the biscuit for him to look at as well as eat at the same time. Strangely enough he does sometimes look at the design of a biscuit sometimes when he is first offered one for some reason but we all do look at biscuits before we eat them, especially if they are ones that we have not tried and eat before and he is no different.

            On the back of the packet it tells me that the allergy advice is that they contain milk, wheat and gluten and that the recipe has no nuts but the ingredients cannot guarantee nut free, so if you have a nut allergy this is worth bearing in mind. It does also tell me that these are suitable for vegetarians.

            Each biscuit contains 44 calories, 1.9g of fat of which saturates 0.9 and 1.7g of sugar. So they are not so high in calories if you are on a healthy eating plan and want to just eat a couple of biscuits for a treat.

            The packet can be stored in a cool dry place and they have a very good best before date. The packet I bought recently has a date until the end of May 2012 and so these can be bought well in advance and stocked in a cupboard for when they are needed.

            I think these are so affordable for any budget, they are super biscuits and nice ones to offer guests that visit your home and ones that are not cheap looking and they look super and guest would not really notice that they were even a cheaper biscuit in my opinion.

            These are ones that I will definitely buy again in the future because they give me all the taste and value that I expect from cheaper priced biscuits and why pay more when these are suitable for myself, family and guests.

            I give these 5 stars.

            Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.

            Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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              10.05.2010 21:33
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              Great Dunkers

              As 'plain' biscuits go, 'Malted Milk' have to be up there with the best of them. Not only do they have a cute picture of a cow embossed onto their highly decorated top side, but they also taste good, and make for a decent dunking experience. Tesco's Malted Milk (200g) can currently be purchased for 35p, which is a similar price to other supermarket branded Malted Milk biscuits.

              Ingredients
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              The biscuits contain;
              Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Malt Extract (Contains Gluten), Glucose Syrup, Dried Whole Milk, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, and Flavouring (Contains Milk).

              Appearance & Taste
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              Malted Milk are golden brown in colour, and measure around seven centimetres in length. In terms of their flavour, the biscuits have a predominantly malty taste and are fairly sweet in nature. I'm sure I can taste coconut when I'm eating Malted Milk, which is a little odd considering the fact that coconut isn't listed in the ingredients. Malted Milk biscuits are great dunkers due to the fact that they absorb liquid quickly, and are thick enough not to drop off into your tea.

              Final Word
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              Whilst Malted Milk biscuits aren't my all time favourites, I enjoy them as a temporary change when i've got a little fed up of the Digestives and Rich Teas of this world. To be honest, I don't find the biscuits to be any less tasty than the Malted Milk biscuits from the expensive brands, and for only 35p, these cow illustrated wonders are well worth investing in.

              Tea Accompaniment League Table
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              1. Rich Tea (Flavour: 6/10, Dunkability: 8/10)
              2. Malted Milk (Flavour: 6/10, Dunkability: 8/10
              3. Digestive (Flavour 6/10, Dunkability: 6/10)


              Nutritional Info Per 100g
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              Calories: 490
              Fat: 21.8g
              Saturated Fat: 10.0g
              Sugar: 19.1g
              Salt: 1.0g

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                02.05.2010 11:39
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                Great product

                Malted Milks have always featured in our house and when I was little they were definitely one of my favourite biscuits. So when I saw a packet of these in the cupboard the other day I couldn't resist giving them a go!

                A 200g packet of these costs just 35p from Tesco. The biscuits come in a plastic wrap which is a light blue in colour with a nice big picture of the product to one side. 35p is a bargain for a packet of biscuits of this quality I think and I was actually quite shocked when I saw the price.

                When you open the packet you are greeted with about 20 biscuits. The packet is not resealable so once opened these will need to go in an air tight container to keep them fresh. The biscuits are a golden brown in colour. They have a lip around the edge and have a raised picture of two cows grazing on the front.

                Biting into the biscuit I immediately noticed how fresh they tasted, they were quite hard (not break your teeth hard!) and not at all soft. The first taste that came through was milk, the biscuit tasted really milky and creamy. It was very easy to eat and was also a melt in the mouth texture. The biscuit was really nice and it did satisfy a sweet craving after having a couple.

                For biscuits, these are actually not too bad for you compared to other things! Each biscuit contains 44 calories, 1.7g sugar, 1.9g fat (0.9g saturates) and trace of salt. Therefore, you can quite easily have a couple of these for a snack or give them to your kids and not feel too guilty. There are no nuts in the recipe but do check the wrapper for info on nuts in the factory etc.

                Overall I really like these biscuits and think they are great for everyone. Yes, some may find them a little bland but they are great for an everyday biscuit. The nutritional value isn't too bad so they can be enjoyed without feeling too guilty afterwards! They are great value at 35p so I recommend you to try some.

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                  17.03.2010 11:55
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                  great tasting biscuits

                  I bought some of these to eat having tried similar biscuits at my sister's house. These are Tesco own brand malted milk biscuits and for 39p you get 200g of biscuits. They come in a light blue packet with a picture of the biscuit on the front.

                  Each individual biscuit is actually quite thick and solid and is of average size. The biscuit itself is a single layer with a picture of (I think) a cow grazing in a field and the words malted milk at the top. The taste of these and their texture is probably similar to a digestive but a bit sweeter because of the milk. For biscuits I don't find these very sweet and some may even describe them as bland but I find them very moreish and could happily graze on these throughout the day. I do find these crumble easily and get every where when broken as they are soft and sort of melt in the mouth when you eat them. I like their malty taste and find these go very well with a cup of tea.

                  The nutritional content per biscuit appear to be average - 44 calories per biscuit, 1.7g of sugar and 1.9g of fat and it is probably best not to graze on them all day!

                  Overall these are quite tasty biscuits and well worth it for 39p!

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                    16.03.2010 14:42
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                    A very tasty biscuit that will get you hooked!

                    Malted milk biscuits are a thing I have not had for god only knows how long, that was until my wife came home with a packet of Tesco own brand ones that she had picked up for a change.

                    I always used to like malted milk biscuits with a glass of milk so just the other day, me my malted milks and a freezing cold glass of milk made our way to the sitting room to watch the loonies on Jeremy Kyle.

                    Malted milk biscuits have never changed and the Tesco ones are as good as any I remember, these melt in the mouth and have that distinct malty taste to them and the stick the mouth up just the way a good malted mouth biscuit should.

                    These can be a great dunking biscuit too which is how my wife enjoys them but for me they are best just as they come with a nice cold glass of milk to wash them down.

                    At only 29p per packet my wife and I will certainly be continuing to buy these and I would recommend them to others in a blink but they do have one drawback and that is the calorie count.

                    With each biscuit having a massive 44 calories and 1.9g of fat these are not going to do dieters any favours and they are so moreish you cannot just have the one, I usually find I have four or five of these in one sitting so beware!

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                      Tesco Malted Milk:)

                      These are one of my favourite types of biscuits and to be honest they always have been ever since I was a little girl. I used to love going to my Nan's house because I knew she had these and I called them 'Cow Biscuits'. Until now, I thought that was there name!

                      What are they?

                      These are basically plain malted milk biscuits with 'Malted Milk' written on them with 2 other animals engrossed on the biscuit!

                      Packaging

                      Tesco's Malted Milk's come in 200g blue themed packet. The packet had changed from the above DooYoo image. It now has a picture of the biscuits on the left hand side of the packet and text on the right next to some nutritional information.

                      Taste/Smell/Texture

                      The taste of these is fairly straightforward, they are quite sweet and I love the way they are not very crumbly and Oaty like most are nowadays!

                      They smell strange, I have never smelt malted milk so I cannot make a comparison but I suppose they smell quite sugary.

                      They are quite hard biscuits but this changes when dunked!!

                      Price and Place

                      You can buy these from Tesco for around 50p which is not too bad considering you get around 15 or more biscuits in each pack!

                      Nutritional Information

                      Each Biscuit Contains:

                      44 calories
                      1.7g of sugar
                      1.9g of fat
                      0.9g of saturates
                      trace salt

                      Verdict

                      There are more calories in each biscuit than I would have expected but I suppose they are very tasty and this can be let off! My cow biscuits go down a treat so they must be good!

                      5/5 From me!

                      Holly x

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                      Just as good as I remembered!

                      As you may know I am currently recovering from Swine Flu. Dave brought it back from Scotland and shared it with me - how kind! It's a good job I love him!

                      Anyway we did a bit of shopping at the weekend and I decided to get one of two treats for when he goes back and I am here on my own. I wanted something nice but not too high on sugar and calories as I do find it far too easy to think - oh, I'm not very well I will eat what I like to cheer myself up - not as good idea where I am concerned!

                      One of the things I decided to buy was a packet of Tesco Malted Milk biscuits. I used to eat these a lot when I was younger but haven't had any for ages.

                      The Cost

                      A 200g packet of Tesco Malted Milk biscuits cost me just 35p and for that I got about 22 biscuits. I must admit I consider that a bargain so that's a good start.

                      The Packaging

                      These biscuits come in quite a basic bright blue packet with a picture of the biscuits on the front together with the name of the product and the basic nutritional information expressed as a percentage of the recommended adult daily allowance.

                      On the back of the packet there is a full list of ingredients, detailed nutritional information, allergy advice and storage instructions.

                      The Biscuits

                      I opened the biscuits by tearing the red strip around the packet thus opening the same without damaging the biscuits inside. I could then put the biscuits into the airtight biscuit tin to keep them fresh.

                      They looked just the same as I remembered them!

                      They are oblong in shape and are about two and a half inches long and about one and a half inches wide. There is a border all around the edge and the words malted milk and a picture of cows on the front.

                      The Taste

                      The biscuits are nice and crunchy with a rich, almost buttery taste - again just like I remembered. The taste is difficult to describe but it is malty as you would expect. I have heard it said that these taste like Horlicks but there is no way that could be true - I can't stand Horlicks! LOL!

                      The Nutritional Information

                      It makes sense to give the nutritional information expressed per biscuit so that's what I will do.

                      Calories 44
                      Protein 0.6g
                      Carbohydrate 5.9g
                      Of which sugars 1.7g
                      Fat 1.9g
                      Of which saturates 0.9g
                      Fibre 0.2g
                      Salt trace

                      They are also suitable for vegetarians.

                      Conclusion

                      I am very impressed with these biscuits - they are just as good as I remember them! Best of all they aren't too high in fat and sugar - when compared to such as chocolate digestives for example - and a couple of them make a nice snack at bedtime so that I can get to sleep without feeling hungry and then not wake up during the night.

                      So I get a treat that isn't too unhealthy and only costs 35p and that can't be bad can it?

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                        Sorry About All The Shortbread Comparisons

                        I haven't had Malted Milk for ages and when I saw these Tesco ones were only 40p a pack I brought them to see if they were still as nice as they used to be.

                        These are wicked biscuits and I ended up having to share my pack because everyone in the family wanted some! I like them because they're not too sweet and are like a cross between shortbread and a digestive and have got a proper nice taste that are wicked dunked in a cup of sweet coffee.

                        The biscuits have got a malty flavour and are quite filling when you've eaten a few and that surprised me because they are proper light tasting and easy to eat. The biscuit is quite crunchy to start with but goes nice and soft in my mouth because they have the texture of shortbread and melt quick.

                        I love the flavour of them and it's dead frustrating because I can't describe it so you won't know just how good they taste. If you imagine shortbread but not as sweet and with the added malt flavour, I know I keep saying shortbread but that's the closest thing I can think of to these.

                        I like dunking them in coffee because the 2 flavours of the malt and coffee go wicked together and the biscuit goes soft but not soggy. I think I dunked most of mine because they are proper moorish like that and the coffee makes them taste a bit sweeter and I couldn't stop dipping into the pack until they'd all gone but even sharing them between 4 other people I felt like I'm had plenty because they are more filling than other biscuits.

                        They're good value as well I think because they're not as dry as the Malted Milks that Hills make and have got a nicer taste and are only 1p dearer. I don't think there's a well known brand that make them but all the supermarkets have their own version and they're always quite a cheap biscuit.

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                          25.09.2009 23:17
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                          Yummy yummy!

                          Now I'm not going to beg, but I really do think you ought to approach this review in a very sombre mood with a bucket load of sympathy. Why? Because poor old little me is unable to indulge in the gooey, silky, gorgeously smooth mouth wateringly fabulous cocoa founded substance known to most of you as breakfast-lunch-midafternoon-supper-snack CHOCOLATE.

                          123....ahhh!

                          There, I have finally admitted it - chocolate has the same effect on me as 12 pints of best bitter has on most. (will leave you to fill in the details!) Why all this digging for goodwill? Well a side effect of this sorry discovery is that I am always on the search for a satisfying replacement. It has to be said that I have had a great deal of fun doing so. Most everything from diet coke to toffees to houmus to lemon cake have been on the receiving end of my addictive searching but all short lived....... UNTIL..... enter stage left:

                          TESCO'S MALTED MILK BISCUITS!

                          It began with the attractive blue packaging calling to me across the aisle. Blue is inspirational of course as it smacks of "relaxing and refreshing" rather than "stuff your face!"

                          There is even a handy picture on the side to entice you in and some handy info to convince you that the product is worthy of your consumption. Apparently the packet contains 200g has a "great taste, now with 10% less salt". That's it - they have landed in my trolley!

                          I am very restrained and wait until I'm home before hacking my way in. The packet has a tiny peel strip which doesn't work and a flap on the folded seam which proves a fruitless avenue too. So, out with the carving knife (good job I didn't attempt this in the car park!) and I'm in.

                          Approx 20 biccies are now accessible as the whole side has come away, but of course these need to be air tight so out with the flowery tin - not before I have snaffled a handful of course and put on the kettle.

                          While awaiting my cuppa I have chance to read the packet and discover that my eagerly anticipated snack contains:


                          Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Malt Extract (contains Gluten), Glucose Syrup, Dried Whole Milk, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring (contains Milk).

                          Allergy Advice....
                          Does contain milk (which I'm very glad of considering the name!), wheat and gluten.

                          Is it a fruit portion?

                          Sadly , no, although I did read carefully just in case. It does have just 45 calories and 0.9g saturated fat, as well as 2g sugar which could be a lot worse so don't feel too bad (unless you're already on your 3rd pack!)

                          Cuppa ready, biscuit aloft.....

                          - dunking test:
                          Quite solid, not at all bad providing not too much was dunked at once.

                          - taste test:
                          It has raised decorated edges which are a fab texture for nibbling round. The biccie itself is snappy and not over sweet. This is a good thing taste wise but also means you can kid yourself that you are not eating too much sugar and have another few! They had a slightly shortbreadish texture and dissolved on the tongue in a very pleasing way.

                          - keep test
                          If you are very strong willed and succeed in not munching your way through the whole packet in one sitting these keep well in an air tight tin for maybe a week (probably more.... but hey! I can't eat chocolate okay!)

                          Verdict:

                          A fab, tasty, dunkable, not-too-sweet, light-textured, well-packaged-apart-from-early-access, cheap, fairly-ok-for-you pack of biscuits (ha ha - you could have skipped the blurb and found out the answer here!!)

                          Do try some sometime -they're only 40p - but remember my sorry predicament and please leave a pack for me!


                          Thanks for reading.
                          Cutecandy

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                            30.08.2009 18:56
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                            I would recommend

                            I love biscuits and thought that I bought them very rarely, until I see what is in the cupboards and realise that in fact they are a regular feature. I do enjoy a nice malted milk as a tea dunker and I also give one to my son every now and again and he seems to enjoy them. We have tried quite a few branded and supermarket versions now, just depending on where we are shopping.

                            Currently priced at 35p for a 200g packet of biscuits, these Tesco label malted milks are great. They are firm and not crumbly yet melt in your mouth and turn into a complete soggy mess when dunked into tea - which for me is perfect - I love the tea soaked lumps at the bottom of the mug. Very rarely do I eat much less than a quarter of a pack in one sitting - I just can not help myself. Sadly half a pack is 490 calories, which is pretty awful to think about.

                            However, these are very enjoyable and great value for money compared to branded versions which are usually more than double the price.

                            I would stick with these if I was going to buy malted milks again. But I am not - diet just started!!!

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                              03.06.2009 08:11
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                              Tea's not the same without one!

                              Stop reading. I mean it. Don't look at any more lines or you'll regret it. Oh, too late you haven't hit the cross button or the back one have you. Don't say I didn't warn you...

                              No doubt you're wondering what this diabolical warning is all about. Well, it's about controlling our ever expanding waistlines and products like this certainly don't help.

                              Tesco's malted milk biscuits are just too damn addictive. I remember as a child when I first bit into these thinking they were rather awful on the tastebuds. However, with the advancement of many, many years the situation has changed somewhat and the opposite view now holds sway.

                              The problem with these is that one is just never enough. Once you settle down with the obligatory cup of tea or coffee (ugh! cannot stand that drink) and scour the biscuit tin for a tasty snack you're in for quite a treat.

                              It's got a real melt in your mouth feel and is packed full of a most pleasant flavour. I will confess to often picking up two or three of these little beasties before dunking them in tea (well, it'd be rude not too) and allowing them to slowly dissolve in your mouth.

                              A great thing about these is the price. Being a Tesco's own brand means you don't have to pay over the odds and in these troubling times it all adds up.

                              Of course it's not the healthy option but come on we've all got to treat ourselves every now and then. It's certainly one of the staple items on my shopping list although I have to admit that it'd probably be shortbread that is my favourite biscuit. Now, if you have been indulging in said treat whilst reading this review please do be sure to get up afterwards and do at least 40 sit ups and oh, 40 star jumps to protect your figure :D

                              Well to sum up then. Tasty, cheap and just plain nice (hold on that's another biscuit isn't it!). It's a yes from me!

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