I have always been a fan of bargain shopping. I actively seek out new bargains every time that i visit a shop. I think it is good to buy products you was going to buy anyway cheap, everyone likes it. But sometimes it has floors.
I was wondering around the biscuit isle when i came across these cookies. The ones next to them where £1.60 and these where less than 50p, so these quite frankly looked more appealing on my pocket, plus you actually get more in these than you do most packets of biscuits.
Unfortunate when we first tried these products with our usually cup of tea, i must say i was less than impressed. The cookies did not really have much taste to them i thought. They are obviously mass produced which is why they can sell them so cheap, but they have missed out the quality in the ingredients used to make them, which is a shame.
A lot of Tesco home brand products are really good, and some of them even rival the top brands. If you are on a budget these kinds of products really do help you out, but you really do need to pick and choose these wisely.
As for these biscuits, I would not get them again, it is worth paying the extra pound to get the quality i think. Perhaps if they made a new recipe, even if it meant charging a little bit more per pack, they would appeal to me more. The product is also very fattening too, which most cookies are, but they are very very high in saturated fat!
I can't stand buying expensive biscuits, because I think quite often the cheaper version tastes exactly the same as the more well known brands! These cookies are a great little bargain at just 40p for 250g, and it does seem like you get a lot of cookies in a packet.
As with most of the Value Range, the packaging is basic - a white background with a couple of cookies on it. I'm guessing that a lot of people will transfer their biscuits to a biscuit barrel or a Tupperware container to keep them fresh, so I don't think this is an important factor in choosing them.
I find that these biscuits taste quite a lot like the Maryland variety. You might get a few less chocolate chips, but overall they are very nice! They are crunchy and slightly addictive, so I find myself going through these in not time, but at just 40p that's okay! The chocolate in these cookies doesn't taste at all cheap which is a bonus, and was a lot better than I first expected.
They are obviously pretty unhealthy - 2 cookies contain 105 calories apparently, but I think as a treat that's not so bad.
Overall, these are great cookies for the price!
When I'm doing my weekly shopping at university I will usually pick a pack of chocolate chip cookies, as while they aren't my favourite type of biscuit they generally last longer than a pack of chocolate digestives due to me not scoffing them off in three days (as I do with many snacks I have to admit). Sometimes I pick up the Tesco Value version of cookies and at 42p for 250g they're quite a saving off even the regular Tesco ones (56p for same amount), but considering the quality of these I do wonder sometimes whether to upgrade.
This has the typical Tesco Value colours of dark blue and white. The ends are coloured dark blue, with the rest of it white save for a picture of cookies in the background with the product title layered over them in a plain but bold blue font and the logo above that. You'll definitely recognise what you're getting when you see this in the store next to Maryland and Fox's packs.
The cookies themselves actually look ok. In every pack I've bought of these every cookie is consistently circular and slightly bigger than a pocket Vaseline tub. However I notice that there aren't that many chocolate chips in them either. Most branded packs of chocolate chips cookies have them dotted all over the biscuit, but the Tesco Value ones have about 2-4 per cookie, sometimes not always visible so they look very plain looking. This doesn't make them that much healthier if you're wondering, since it has more fat content than the regular Tesco cookies, albeit less sugar too.
When biting into the cookie I find it has a smooth texture and is easy to chew on, but tastes very plain due to a lack of chocolate chips. It reminds more of eating cookie dough than an actual cookie because you can taste butter and sugar but not something that has quite finished baking in the oven. Even the few chocolate chips in each of them taste plain with a hint of sugar in each, so they aren't that moreish unless you're really hungry.
Overall these cookies are nowhere near the quality of even store-branded packs. Then again they're pretty cheap and don't taste of cardboard either. So I'd probably only recommend to those that are really cutting down on a food budget and want some cheap snacks for children, otherwise I'd get the proper Tesco chocolate chip cookies instead which are of a much better quality and comparable to the bigger brands.
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Well, I have to admit, I wasn't really expecting much from these cookies at only 40p a packet! I thought I'd give them a go, though, as I have been looking around for just a simple, classic cookie. A crunchy one!
It seems these soft cookies have taken over and the days of the classic, choc chip cookie, nice and cruncy has slowly faded into nothing. I was very pleased when that crunch hit me!
So, there I was, getting ready to tuck into my tesco value cookie. I wasn't sure what to think! Was it going to be soft, hard? Chocolatey, fake chocolatey? Sweet, salty?
With all these thoughts running round in my head, I thought I'd better just taste the god - damned cookie!
First Impressions= Great, it was crunchy, what a god send! The chocolate chips were slightly fake though. Only slightly, but what can you expect?
Second Impressions= Yuum! This is when the proper flavour finally takes place and submerges you into a fantasy land of yum:)
Final Impressions= Pass over the cookie jar, I want MORE!
I have to say this is one of the best brands of cookie I have ever tasted!
I am currently attempting to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits but the temptation for snacking on biscuits is just too great! I usually favour chocolate digestives, but these chocolate chip cookies caught my eye as they were so cheap. They are part of the Value range from Tesco, and cost just 40p for a 250g packet.
The biscuits come in a simple plastic wrapper, with the plain blue and white Tesco Value branding so you instantly know they're going to be cheap! The packaging is not resealable and it is probably advisable to transfer them to a biscuit tin or some other suitable container. I've kept them in the open packaging in my desk drawer at work and they've been alright in there without going soft.
These bargain biscuits come in a generous sized package and you get a lot of cookies for your 40p. They are a little sad looking as there are hardly any chocolate chips visible and they look rather plain. I still haven't finished eating my packet of cookies and I've had them open for over a week - this is almost unheard of behaviour from me! The reason why is simply because they don't taste good. They really don't seem anything like what I would expect from a normal chocolate chip cookie. The main biscuit is hard and has a brittle texture to it, not a nice crumbly biscuity base. They don't even taste that sweet and there is a strangely salty aftertaste left behind. The chocolate chips were hardly worth bothering with as there are so few of them per biscuit, and they don't add anything to the overall flavour of the biscuit.
Sadly, not even a good old dunking into my cup of tea could improve the situation. The hard biscuit becomes softer and easier to chew on, but the taste is still bland and this is not what I want from my cookies. I like biscuits to be very sweet and indulgent so it feels like I'm giving myself a treat. Maybe I was expecting too much from a supermarket budget brand, but I have really enjoyed Tesco's Value Chocolate Digestive and Shortbread Fingers, so was left feeling left down by these Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Nutritional values given are for 2 of these chocolate chip cookies, and so 2 cookies contain 105 calories. I usually have 3 or 4 to accompany my cuppa on tea breaks as they are quite small and don't satisfy my hunger cravings, so that quickly adds up to 210 calories for one of my daily snacks. There are also high levels of fat, sugar and saturates. These are not tasty enough to balance out the extremely unhealthy ingredients, so it's a good idea to try and limit the amount of biscuits you have at one sitting, or just avoid them altogether.
I really didn't enjoy these Tesco Value Chocolate Chip Cookies and I would not recommend them. Spend a few more pennies and buy Tesco's ordinary range chocolate chip cookies, or go for the branded cookies for a superior tasting biscuit. Not worth the saving as they are no fun to eat!
Typical nutritional values of 2 biscuits:
Energy - 435kJ - 105kcal
Protein - 1.2g
Carbohydrate - 13.7g
Sugars - 5.7g
Fat - 4.9g
Saturates - 2.4g
Mono Unsaturates - 1.8g
Polyunsaturates - 0.5g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium* - 0.1g
*Salt Equivalent - 0.1g
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Chocolate Chips (6%), Whey Powder, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt, Flavouring.
Chocolate Chips contains: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter.
I am trying to reduce my weekly shopping bill at the moment so we have downgraded a lot of out products and one in particular is the biscuits which we buy. We have had great success in buying the value range for other types of biscuits so I had no problems when doing so with the cookies.
The cookies we bought are Tesco's Value chocolate chip cookies and they come in a white packet which is a cylinder shape, at the ends there are blue sections. In the middle in the Tesco value logo and the product name and behind this is a pictures showing what the cookies look like. On the back of the packaging you can find all of the relevant information about the cookies, the ingredients, nutritional values and allergy advise.
~~APPEARANCE AND TASTE~~
The cookies look no different from the branded ones which can be bought. They are round in shape and a nice light golden colour. The measure approximately 5cm wide by 0.7cm think. On the cookies you can see small dark brown bits, these are the chocolate chips and the appearance of them does differ from each cookie.
When it comes to eating the biscuits I find that they are easy to fit into my mouth whole, therefore cutting down on crumbs, for my boys they are not able to do this so they have to bit them. The amount of crumbs we get from the cookies is actually quite good, they make much less mess than other biscuits. I did find that the biscuits are slightly harder than other cookies but I still manage to bit them when needed. When I bite into them I notice immediately the lovely richness of the biscuit, this is very pleasant and made even more so when I get to a chocolate chip. The chocolate chips taste good and the contrast between the hard biscuit and the soft chocolate works very well together. The chocolate chips and milk chocolate and taste very nice.
For me I am only able to east about 5 of these in on sitting as they do end to get slightly dry after this amount. When only one or two are eaten they are not at all dry but after a few this is the case. I also find I get bits of biscuits stuck in my teeth as I have a tendency to stuck the biscuits so I can find all of the chocolate chips. This is only a negative for me and hubby does not have this problem. He does not find them dry even after eating half a packet as he dunks them in his cups of tea. He commented on how they are easy to dunk and you don't have to worry about them breaking off or going to soggy or then again being the other way and drinking half of his cup of tea.
There is some allergy advise on the packet for these cookies and it stated that there cookies contain milk, wheat, gluten and soya so they are not recommended for these allergy sufferers. The recipe does not contain nuts but Tesco cannot guarantee that these have been made using nut free ingredient.
The ingredients for the cookies are:-
Wheat, flour, vegetable fat, sugar, chocolate chips (6%), whey powder, partially inverted sugar syrup, raising agent (Sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate), salt, natural flavouring,
Chocolate chips contain, sugar, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, cocoa butter, emulsifier (soya lecithins)
The nutritional value for each individual cookie are:-
Calories - 55
Sugar - 2.8g
Fat - 2.5g
Saturates - 1.2g
Salt - trace
Once the cookies have been opened they should be stored in an air tight container to stop them from going hard. They do have a best before date on the packet and on the on which I bought last night the shelf life is 5 months, there is no chance they will last this long in my house though!
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
These cookies are a Tesco Value product so they can only be bought in their store, they can be found in the biscuit isle ad are priced at 40p per packet. The packet contains roughly 25 cookies so I do think this is excellent value for money. The branded cookies care half the pack size and over twice the price.
I am happy to give these a good recommendation and a good 4 stars. I have dropped one star as I do find they are slightly dry after a few of them and I do think they could benefit from having a few more chocolate chips in them. My boys love these cookies and hubby says they are a good dunking biscuit so I will continue to buy them.
It's that budget packaging again that divides shoppers into two catorgories. It either makes your blood boil at the thought of a low cost, budget item that at times is somewhat inferior to it's big brand, big budget competitor and you'd never dream of down grading your trolley with blue stripes or like me you jump up and down (metaphorically speaking) with delight at a product that your not going to need a loan to buy!
A 250gram packet (roughly 20 biscuits or so) will set you back just 40pence (16pence per 100grams) and contains almost 1500 calories. The first thing I notice is the lack of chocolate chips (they are there, not cooked into the "cookie" but dropped on top and not many of them (hardly surprsing for the price). The second thing I notice is they are quite crunchy, not moist, ever so slightly soft but mainly crunchy and they don't have much of a chocolatey taste. They are quite dry with an almost uncooked dough like taste that I can only describe as a hint of butteryness and flour, flour being the most dominant flavour. On a plus side they are fairly sweet and my hubby assures me they dunk well in a cup of tea, holding their shape with no sagging (I will take his word for that as I am not a dunker!)
My Overall Verdict:
In my opinion a cookie should at least contain a good handful of chocolate chips, be crumbly but not dry and be sweet and moist. In comparison to a brand cookie (I'm thinking Maryland) they fail miserably. The lack of chocolate chips and chocolate flavour being their biggest downfall but its also the dryness that I am not impressed by, they are just a bit too dry for me to be a cookie. Treat them as a low quality biscuit and then you can appreciate them a little more. They are not bad but they are not that great either which is why I sit on the fence with my overall opinion. At the very least Tesco could add some more or higher quality chocolate chips but for 40pence they're ok.
Wheat Flour, Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Chocolate Chips (6%), Whey Powder, Sugar Syrup, Water, Raising Agent, Salt, Natural Flavouring (Chocolate Chips contains, Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier and Natural Flavouring)
Having tried and been very impressed by many of Tesco's Value biscuit range, I was very disappointed by their cookies. I was immediately suspicious of the 'chocolate flovoured chips', although having looked at other brands I have realised that it is not unusual for real chocolate not to be used.
Upon tasting the cookies I discovered, much to my surprise, that the 'chocolate flavour chips' were the best bit (that's not to say that they were good though). The actual biscuit part of the cookie was terrible - I think the best word that I can come up with to describe it is 'greasy'. It has very little flavour and tastes like it has an incredibly high fat content. Whilst I would normally be able to eat a whole pack of cookies in one go (I know that's not good!), just one Tesco Value Cookie is enough to put me off. I can't believe how different these taste to the standard Tesco Chocolate Chip Cookies, and would never recommend them to anyone - they don't represent a cost saving but a waste of money.
My downfall is sweet stuff. Cakes and Biscuits I can eat and eat. The wife is more of a savoury person, so I account for most of the Biscuit consumption in the house.
We tend to go to Tesco's on a Sunday and stock up a bit. We've been trying more of the Value range of items, not that we really need to cut back on spending, but I guess why spend anymore on things that you have to.
This pack of 300g Biscuits cost a bargain 21p.
The pack is white with just the Tesco Value writing on the front. There is a picture of a couple of the Biscuits and they look ok.
You got quite a few Biscuits in the pack. I didn't count them, but think there was about 16-18 Cookies in the pack.
The Biscuits weren't that thick and were quite small compared to other brands i've tried, but I wasn't expecting huge Biscuits for the price or brand.
The Biscuits were crunchy, crumbly and sweet enough. The Cookie part was a light brown colour and there was a scattering of Milk Chocolate Chips. There was only 3-4 Chips per Biscuit, which was a shame as I like a bit more. The Chocolate didn't taste that Milky either and has a cheaper, slightly bitter taste to it.
These were ok to eat. They weren't the nicest Biscuits, but what do you expect for the money. For a Value product and if you were watching your money then these are good enough.
My mum brought these because she's trying to save money on the shopping bill after she watched a programme on TV about how brill some of the supermarket value groceries are. Some of them might be good but these cookies are proper crap and I don't think they are even proper chocolate chips because they taste like that cheapo cake chocolate you can buy.
The biscuits are dry and fall apart when you dunk them into a cup of coffee and dollops of biscuit end up in the bottom of the cup. They crumble but not good like digestive and they just fall apart as I bit into them.
They taste dead plain as well and need a bit more sugar I think. The chocolate chips don't taste of proper chocolate and there's nothing nice in the flavour of these cookies at all. They have a dry taste and make me need a drink after I've ate 2 of these and there is also a funny burnt taste about them that isn't very nice.
The aftertaste is a bit wheaty and that just shows how plain and dull the cookies are. They would be a bit better if you could taste the chocolate in them but there is hardly any chocolate flavour at all and the chips have got a funny texture that makes them hard and they don't melt very well.
They are just proper boring and even though they're dead cheap they're not worth buying because no-one in the house wants to eat them so it looks like they'll be going in the bin when the shopping comes tomorrow because we've ordered better biscuits this time!
Like any other product, I 'm always looking for alternatives and new products that I can enjoy, and it is true that they really does taste sweeter when you get them for a bargain. Upon going through the aisles of Tesco, I noticed the Tesco Value Cookies Chocolate Flavoured Chips, they were quite blunt and plain when compared to other more expensive and premium brands that have more fancy packaging which does help to attract more buyers.
I decided to try this product because it did look like a decent choice for dunking in milk which makes a great snack any time of the day. The packaging was basic, in a white background with a simple graphic of the cookies and the Tesco Value stamped by the side, it has the Tesco colour scheme of red and blue.
Once you open the packaging, you get a faint smell of cocoa which is not as strong as other brands but it is still good. The texture of the cookie is quite nice with chocolate chips, however you don't get as many of them like you do in a premium brand. Furthermore, they are not dispersed equally, meaning that you take a bite and half of it could be empty and all the chips would be on the other side.
The taste of the cookies are quite decent, with a reasonably sweet taste and feels slightly crunchy when you bite it.
One of the issues with the cookies are consistency, it seems that even in one packet it does not have a consistent size that makes some of them thicker, or slightly bigger than others. However, the colour of the cookies could be more attractive because it does seem rather plain.
The price of these cookies are not bad either, at less than 90p for a packet which contains 20 individual cookies. These are quite cheap in comparison to more premium brands. For the price, these cookies are quite good value.
So they're not the biggest or best cookies ever, they still taste pretty good. They're about 3 and a half cm in diameter and are probably no more than 3 mouthfulls but each mouthful is delicious. They have the perfect texture you expect from a biscuit as it's crunchy and hard but not too hard enough to bite through (and it's hard enough to withstand a few dunks in my tea, which is a very important factor for me). I think the ratio of chocolate to biscuit is great too with enough chocolate chunks to actually make the biscuit a cookie.
In terms of value for money these cookies are perfect! You can pick up a packet for around 35p and you get about twice as much in the packet these days as you can see in the picture. And since I've already said they have a great taste it's clear they're more than worth the money you pay.
The only way this product falls down is in outside presentation in terms of its packaging. Obviously not too important for having them lying around the house and munching, but I certainly wouldn't like to get them out and serve them to guests in the state they come in.
In terms of cookies, I must admit that we usually go for a bigger name brands, having had a negative experience with cheapy cookies before in the past, but we picked up a packet of these not long ago in the vain hope that we would have our minds changed from thinking that only the best will do.
Well, I can say that the cookies actually tasted okay. Sure, they aren't as flavoursome as some brands, and the chocolate chips inside are a little bit sparse in comparison with other leading cookie brands such as Maryland Cookies. Also, the cookie dough recipe must use less flavoursome ingredients, as the cookies themselves are a little weak in taste. Yet it's nice, despite the weakness and lack of chocolate.
Another point to make is that they are a lot drier and more crumbly than other brands of cookie. Opening the packet of familiar colours (white with blue bits to signify a Tesco Value product), we found that some of the cookies were rather damaged inside. This did disappoint me quite a bit, as I like to have complete cookies to nibble as opposed to emptying the packet into my hand to eat a load of crumbs.
The middle few of the cookies were still intact, although you do have to handle them a bit carefully to ensure they stay that way. I found myself munching through the best part of the packet in about 10 minutes. Not good! However, you do get a double packet for around the 40p mark, and around 30 cookies in total, so around 1.5p per cookie.
Lucky they're cheap, because the overall quality is not too great. For the price, I give them a thumbs up, as you kind of expect to get less in terms of quality when you pay such low prices. They could be better in terms of not crumbling, more chocolate and a stronger flavour, but for how much they cost, it's a fair enough deal.
TESCOS VALUE COOKIES (CHOCOLATE CHIPS) CHOCOLATE FLAVOUR
I must admit that in this present climate and trying to save a little bit of money, I have been purchasing the Tescos Value range, and recently brought a packet of these cookie type biscuits.
The Packet **********
The packets for these types of product are obviously very basic in their design, just a white plastic packet with the words value cookies written on them, the picture of the couple of cookies doesnt look to bad i must admit, so thought i would put them to the test.
The cookies although they are quite crumbly they are quite crunchy and didnt taste too bad, obviously being a cheaper range of food, i would expect them to be a little bit less extravengent than the dearer brands. But they have certainly skimped on the chocolate chips that they have put into the cookies, whgich i think is part of the best bit when you bit into a chocolate chip cookie. But nevertheless dunked into tea they are ok, but just lacking on the chips.
Would i buy them again **********
To be honest although my grandchildren liked them and i guess it does make a change from the plain rich tea or the digestives i normally buy, they were a bit too cheaply made for my liking.
I usually think that Tescos cheaper ranges are ok, some of their cheaper ranges are really good and i do buy them a lot, but think that i would pass on these biscuits in the future.
Give them a try and vote for yourselves.
Thank you for reading and rating my reviews xx
When I saw these in the biscuit aisle recently I threw some in to my basket without much thought and it wasn't until last night that I tried them out.
The biscuits are provided in a white plastic bag with the familiar Tesco Value logo and the relevant nutritional information as well as picture of two cookies.
The cookies themselves are probably just under 2 inches and they don't appear to have many chocolate chips in them (when compared to more expensive brands) however these are lovely and crunchy whilst being crumbly at the same time and the chocolate chips are a welcome treat in each mouthful. The chocolate tastes very nice and not cheap at all (which is what I was expecting). There are 55 calories per cookie which is actually quite a lot considering the size of them and as they are so small it's easy enough to find yourself eating 4 or 5 without breaking for air (at least that's what I find!). I was quite pleased with the cookie overall and felt the taste was very good considering that they are just 40p for 250g (around 20 cookies).
I will be buying these again (unless Maryland ones go on half price again sometime soon!) and I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for something nice to snack on or dunk in your tea. They aren't as good as branded products but then the price is comparable to the quality of biscuit that you get and if anything I think that these are quite good value for money! I am rating these biscuits 4/5 as they are very nice and all I would change would be to add more chocolate chips (I wouldn't even mind a slight increase in cost for the pleasure!).
Cookie from Tesco, contains milk, wheat, gluten, soya.