Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Not so malty malted milk
Tesco's Malted Milk Biscuits
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Tesco's Malted Milk Biscuits
Date: 23/04/08, updated on 23/04/08 (190 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap and cheerful
Disadvantages: Not really as malty or as salty as I'd like
I absolutely adore biscuits it is one of my many guilty pleasures in life! I, like most of you have my favourites. I love them Cadbury Chocolate Digestives with the caramel in the middle, Hob knobs, oh oh oh.... them Fox's Crunch Creams rock my world! I pride myself in knowing all about whats available on the market and keep up to date with my biscuity knowledge!
However...lately I've tried to stop feeding my addiction. I've tried to cut junk food out of my diet a bit because with me it's all or nothing. Cos I cant, like most people limit myself to one or two every know and again. I simply don't have that much self control. No the biscuits haunt my dreams, make me naughty and mischievous, mainly in the wee hours of the morning and dead of night and lead me astray so that in the morning when I wake up I'm covered in tea and biscuit crumbs are everywhere. It's an awful and a fattening addiction at that!
So parents go on holiday. I've got a whole week of peace and quiet. I'm well stocked with food and drink (thanks to Mum) and I get bored and so I go look in Tescos. I was naughty! I filled up my basket with what can only be called party food! Worst part? Loads of it and no party!
One of my may chosen items was Tesco's Malted Milk Biscuits. I bought the shops version cos I was a gal on a mission. These at only 29p a packet weren't going to be nice, how could they be at that price? lol
Bright sky blue recyclable packet telling me clearly what the product is and who it is by and on the right hand side of the packet a photograph of what the biscuit should look like. Also on there I have the best before date clearly stated, the weight of the product (200g) and at a glance nutritional chart and told 'great taste, now with 10% less salt'. On the back of the packet I'm told they in white writing that they are 'malted milk biscuits'. I'm also given allergy advice and told they are suitable for vegetarians, the ingredients, nutritional information in detail, how to store them, and told packaging information and contact details for Tescos.
Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Malt Extract (contains Gluten), Glucose Syrup, Dried Whole Milk, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring (contains Milk).
Does contain milk, wheat and gluten.
Well the biscuit itself is fairly smooth in texture, oblong in shape with a picture of a little cow on it. It's golden in colour and the only bit of texture is the outside of the biscuit which is sort of knobbly and the cow picture thing and the words malted milk lol
The taste for me isn't as malty in taste as the leading brand (which escapes me!). It doesn't have a big snap to it but it is robust enough to dunk in a hot drink! When chewed it melts in the mouth quickly and you get a sweet, slightly salty but very creamy flavour. All in all I counted 23 biscuits in my packet and by the time I had finished there were 23 in my belly. They are very moreish indeed. The nice thing about them them is your not left with a really strong aftertaste. You are left with a subtle hint of flavour, no crumbs anywhere and they don't stink ya breath or your hands out!
I'm not sure taking 10% of the salt out of this product is a good idea though to be honest. I don't know if it's impaired the flavour of this product in any way as I'd never tasted them (to the best of my knowledge) before the salt was removed from them but these could do with more salt in I think. I understand why the salt would be removed but it's a pet hate of mine when it ruins things. I mean why make everything healthy! A biscuit shouldn't be!
This is an economy biscuit and it's very pleasant. It misses that really malted taste I remember so well growing up of the one's my Mum used to buy and I've come to the conclusion that other shops can't compete with the original and the best. However for 29p this is a nice buy just don't expect them to be the cream of the crop and rock your world cos the chances are they really wont! However ok for a slight burst of sugar! I'd buy them again!
29p only available in Tesco's in the biscuit aisle (of course lol)
Nutritional Values... Per Biscuit
Energy 44 Kcal
Summary: An ok biccie to satisfy cravings!