“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Biscuits „
I absolutely adore Shortbread. I always have but it's soooh fattening! I have tried loads of different brands of Shortbread. Some have been better than others but to be honest I usually find that the Supermarket own brands seem to be quite similar in taste; i mean i just don't find that much difference.
There is a particular brand of shortbread that I had been getting from Asda; but i knew it was really expensive, but foolishly or should i say greedily, I still bought it, even though i knew I could get another shortbread elsewhere for half the price! I won't be doing that again regardless of how much i'm craving for shortbread!
Anyway back to Tesco's Traditional Scottish all butter shortbread fingers; I went to Tesco today and fancied some biscuits. I spotted these shortbread fingers and thought the price was cheap at only £0.79pence per packet. The size of this packet is 250g and you get 14 shortbread fingers. I think these are really cheap. They are also on a special offer at the moment and you can buy 3 packets for the price of 2 ( a sort of mix nd match offer with other biscuits; where the cheapeset product will be free ).
The packaging is appealing; its a nice dark green colour with a picture of some shortbread fingers on the side, with a tartan background. The biscuit fingers are a nice golden colour with small holes in them; that look as if they have punched in. They also have sugar sprinked on the top. When you eat them on their own they are sort of crunchy with a really pleasant buttery and quite sweet taste.
Wheat flour, Butter (34%), Sugar, Cornflour, Salt.
Contains milk, wheat, gluten
There are no nuts in these shortbread fingers but it cannot be guaranteed nut free.
Recommendations for eating!
I like my shortbread dunked in a nice hot cup of tea. I think they taste better when eaten with or dunked in, tea, rather than coffee. I often just eat them on their own too! If i am not that hungry i may only have 2 at a time.... but if i'm in a sweet tooth mode I might have about 4 shortbread fingers.
Considering how much butter there is in this shortbread, it isn't surprising that they have a high calorie content. There are 95 kcals in each biscuit.
Despite the high calories, i feel i must give this product 5 stars; This really is good tasting shortbread and excellent value for money.
I bought a packet of Tesco Traditional Scottish All Butter Shortbread Fingers costing 78 pence for which you get 250g which is fourteen fingers. I really love shortbread especially with a glass of milk or a cup of tea but it can be expensive to buy and so this Tesco label version is ideal as I feel the price is very competitive.
Once the packet has been opened they will have to be stored in a separate container or box as the original packaging cannot be sealed again although to be honest I can quite happily finish these off in a day anyway. Each finger is reasonably easy to bite and chew and they obviously will go softer when dipped in to a hot drink. They are sweet although not as sweet or smooth as more expensive varieties and there is no dusting of sugar on the top, although may be it is better to save the more expensive brands for special occasions or when you have visitors.
Every shortbread finger has 95 calories, 5.3g of fat and 2.6g of sugar so they are probably best eaten in moderation but the occasional one could be a nice treat if you are trying to live healthily. These are suitable for vegetarians but do contain milk, wheat and gluten.
These are great biscuits to have in your tin for everyday use but like I said previously for special events and if you are having visitors you might want to buy more expensive brands as you can tell the difference.
This review is about Tesco All butter shortbread assortment.
We were bought a tin of these delicious shortbread biscuits for Christmas, and having just polished off the last crumb, I feel well placed to review them!
The tin itself is a Scottish scene on a tartan base - reassuringly traditional, and leaving you in no doubt about the contents.
Taking off the lid, and you are confronted with a selection of superb looking and even better smelling shortbread. Describing the smell is a little difficult but they are a really good "biscuit" smell without smelling artificial or oversweet in any way.
Each biscuit is made to the same recipe as the rest in the tin, it is merely the shape that differs - so why do we spend so much time choosing whether we are going to have a shortbread heart, or a shortbread wedge, or even (pushing the boat out now) a shortbread thistle??!!
The biscuits are a good size, and nice and chunky - far better than anything you would expect to have in a packet and a size that makes you feel as though you have a substantial treat in your hand.
So, once we have argued over who is going to get the thistle (it's a bit bigger than the others!) I take the first bite - this shortbread does not disappoint. You instantly taste the butter as the biscuit just melts in your mouth. The shortbread can be a little crumbly, but not too much. It certainly didn't fall apart and I would simply suggest keeping one hand underneath the biscuit as you bring it to your mouth......it's not rocket science!
What I like (well, apart from the yumminess) about these biscuits is the lack of ingredients - just flour butter, sugar, cornflour and salt - exactly as you would use at home and so nice NOT to see a list of sweeteners and artificial preservatives.
You wouldn't expect these to be particularly slimming, but I have to say, they are so delicious, I just don't care........but for those who do want to know the bad news - each biscuit contains 95 calories and 3.5 grammes of saturated fat........but of course you wouldn't be eating these every day, and the old "everything in moderation" rule applies.
The biscuits are suitable for vegetarians, but not vegans.
Now that the tin is devoid of biscuits, it has a number of uses - the written label peels easily off the tin leaving the painted scene of Eilean Donan Castle dominating the lid, so it would be ideal for storing pens/pencils/birthday cards/writing paper......the list is endless.
Or of course you can refill it with more biscuits - although I bet they won't be as yummy as the original occupants!