“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Biscuits „
I'm a big fan of digestive biscuits, nothing beats them to dip in a cup of tea (don't dip too long though or you end up with half a biscuit in your cup!). They are also pretty versatile for a biscuit, I love them with some cheese or a bit of butter on them, maybe slightly weird but I'm a huge fan of mixing sweet and savoury things together! You can also bash them up and mix with melted butter to make a cheesecake base or bash them up and mix with chocolate and marshmallows to make rocky road. All hail the digestive biscuit!
The tesco value biscuits (now rebranded "everyday value") come in a pack of 400g which contains around 25 biscuits. Currently they cost the bargain price of 30p, compare that to around £1 for MacVities digestives you are getting a great deal. The digestives biscuits come in a plain packet, slightly different from the one pictured due to the rebranding of the value range, the packet is white with a picture of some digestives and a pattern of teapots, cups and biscuits on it. The new packaging is actually a lot nicer than the old packaging, although the biscuits have remained the same the packaging has been completely changed, makes the biscuits look less cheap I think.
The biscuits look the exact same as McVities, they are round and a sort of light brown colour and have "sweetmeal digestive biscuits" printed on the front. The texture is really good, being quite solid without being too hard or too crumbly. The taste is pretty good for a 30p packet of biscuits, they are slightly sweeter than brand named equivalents but I have a bit of a sweet tooth so that doesn't bother me. Each biscuit contains 80 calories, 2.9g of sugar and 3.4g of fat, this is compared to McVities biscuits which have 70 calories 2.5g of sugar and 3.2g of fat, so very similar. You do sometimes find that the value range products are less healthy with more sugar ect, this is slightly the case here but not too bad.
Overall these biscuits are great value for money, so if you are trying to cut down your spending then its worth giving them a go, they are not as good as McVities but come pretty close
I love a digestive biscuit! In fact, it is the only biscuit I would ever buy for dunking in my morning coffee!
I usually only buy McVities, since they are the ultimate in digestives, but this week, money has been a bit tight, so I thought I'd try out Tescos Value digestives instead.
The packaging is the usual white/blue packet with the red Tesco logo and they come in a 400g packet.
The biscuits themselves look remarkably like McVities, but when I tasted one it was very clear that they are not quite so good. Texture-wise, when you bite into one, you get a sugary texture to the biscuit and I found them to be much more sweet than the McVities ones. That for me is a minus. I like sugar in my coffee, so to then have a really sweeet biscuit as well, it is a bit too much for my palate.
I tried dunking the Tesco digestive. McVities ones usually dunk really well, staying slightly crisp in the centre while the outside is soft. I gave the Tesco one a second in the coffee and tasted it. It had turned to instant mush! I really didn't like the texture at all. In fact, even when you don't dunk them, as soon as you chew it loses it's crispness and they become quite slimy. Really not that pleasant.
Overall, if you want a cheap alternative to McVities and like really sweet sugary bisuits, then these are not too bad, at just 19p per pack this week.
Personally I'd rather have one McVities digestive than three of these. In future, to save money on digestives I'll buy McVities and just eat less!
I am currently attempting to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits but the temptation for digestive biscuits is just too great! I usually favour Tesco's Value range Milk Chocolate Digestives, but the plain ones have their uses as well. These Digestive Biscuits are part of the Value range by Tesco and cost just 23p for a 400g packet.
The biscuits come in a simple plastic wrapper, with the easy to spot blue and white packaging. There is an easy open tear tab at one end, and unlike other easy open packaging, this one actually works! The only problem is that the end biscuit always seems to get knocked or sustain a little damage so then when you open the packet a little shower of crumbs fall out. No big deal if you're careful but I always seem to end up getting myself covered in it. The packaging is not resealable and the biscuits that are exposed at the top become soft and crumble if they are not transferred to a biscuit tin or some other suitable container.
These bargain biscuits are excellent value for money. Not only do you get a good amount of biscuits per pack, but they are a great substitute for the more expensive branded versions. They taste good and have that nice wheaty flavour that digestive biscuits are known for. They have a lovely malted flavour when you bite into them and they are crunchy with a firm bite to them. The biscuits have a fairly one-dimensional flavour, but this is nice in its own right and also works well when combined with other things.
As well as just having them plain on their own for snacking, I also like to use these biscuits when cooking. They make an excellent base for cheese cakes or chilled refrigerator cakes when crumbled up. Another nice treat is to crumble them up and mix in with a bowl of soft scoop ice cream to add a bit of texture and contract to the soft sugary ice cream - yum! Of course, they are also an excellent accompaniment to a cup of tea, the biscuit softens up and literally melts in your mouth. Be quick though, as you can't dunk it for too long unless you want to lose the biscuit in your mug!
One of these simple digestive biscuits contains 75 calories. I usually have at least 3 to accompany my cuppa on tea breaks, so that's a big addition of 225 calories for one of my daily snacks. There are also high levels of fat, sugar and saturates. These are tasty but extremely unhealthy and I am trying to eat a more balanced diet. Sadly it looks like I am going to have to be more strict and limit the amount of these biscuits that I am consuming on a daily basis.
Great value biscuits that taste yummy, but not so good for your body. I love them but my waistline doesn't thank me for it if I eat too many! 5 stars for flavour and value, and as long as I can stick to eating only a couple then it shouldn't make too much of a negative impact on my diet.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wholemeal Wheat Flour, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Invert Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Salt.
Nutritional values per 15.5g biscuit:
Energy 315kJ 75kcal
Mono Unsaturates 1.2g
Sodium* 0.1g -*Salt Equivalent 0.2g
I use digestive biscuits for all manner of things, not just for a quick dunk!
As you may have read from my previous reviews, I am no stranger to cheese, and its marriage with anything which will act as a carriage to my mouth of said dairy product. Digestive biscuits are fantastic with a dollop of butter and a slab of cheese.
I also like to use digestive biscuits as a base when making cheesecake. Put the required amount of biscuits into a bag and give them a good pummelling with a rolling pin, place the crumbs in the base of your baking tin and pour melted butter over these, and into the fridge till everything sets.
Another lovely thing to do with digestive biscuits it to make breakfast!!
Break up some digestives into a cereal bowl and pour on milk!
Let the milk soak through the biccies and mush them up into a lovely gooey mess. Better still heat this lot up on a cold winter's day.
So far so good. How do Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits measure up to all these non dunking uses?
Well they do just fine. There isn't really too much to say about a digestive after all, unless it doesn't fit up to the jib of being a digestive. These are the texture and taste I would expect of a digestive biccie. They are not at all hard or over-crumbly. They taste just as good as a McVities, or similarly branded biscuit.
They work fine with my cheese. They do the job as a cheesecake base. They are a breakfast cereal substitute.
The big difference between these and the leaders is the packaging and price. The packaging is plain white with a picture of some digestive biscuits on the front. Say no more! No fancy expensive studio set up photo of a plate of biscuits next to granny's finest china tea set. You can see what is in there - no need to sell you a lifestyle when you want a biscuit.
And as for the price. You are looking at around 30p for a decent sized packet, compared to approaching a quid for one of the brand names.
If I ever come to tea feel free to offer me McVities, but I wont mind a Tesco Value Digestive Biscuit.
I always have biscuits and cakes in the cupboards for when I am hunting around for a snack as I have a sweet tooth and anyone who reads my reviews know I snack a lot and love my food and my wife buys different varieties for me to eat and enjoy, and we have grandchildren who visit us often and it is always nice for them to have a treat when they visit us.
This 400g packet my wife bought for only 31p from the Tesco Value range and it is a very basic shiny thin plastic wrapper in the usual colours of blue and red and it has a tear open strip and inside the biscuits are a nice golden round biscuit and the texture is nice and crumbly and they melt in the mouth perfectly and they are nice and thick and not thin like I thought they would be when my wife first started to buy them a few months ago.
They do not taste bland like some other lower branded biscuits, these taste delicious and taste quite buttery and they are perfect for making a biscuit base for a cheesecake and the texture is perfect as I have made a few cakes with these biscuits and they taste delicious and light. They look attractive to give to guests and they are very filling and I have taken them in my lunch box to work on many occasions and they have kept me going until my main meal time.
The packet tells me that the allergy advice is it contains Wheat and Gluten but no nuts but the ingredients cannot guarantee nut free and they are suitable for vegetarians.
Each biscuit contains 80 calories, 2.3g sugar, 3.5g fat, 1.6g saturates and 0.2g of salt.
In my opinion I think these are a very good tasting biscuit for the very cheap price and there are approximately 26 biscuits in each packet and that is an extremely good amount for the price and I highly recommend them for anyone to give them a go, especially if you are on a low budget or have a large family as they are a very nice tasting biscuit and they are good for dunking.
I rate them a 5 star.
I tend not to do much of the shopping so what my good lady wife brings home is what I get, recently she has been bringing home more and more Tesco value products, not because we need to save money but because after trying some of them and liking them then if you can save a few pennies then why wouldn't you.
Not all the products are great though and some even split me and my wife's opinion as these Tesco value digestives do.
My wife likes these digestive biscuits and continues to buy them for herself but I get a smaller packet of McVities ones as these are no good for dipping.
My wife likes her digestive biscuits with some jam and she thinks these are fine and I have to say that taste wise I have no problem with them either, my problem is that as a dipper I find these go too soggy too quickly and at least half of them fell to bits in my cup of tea so I stick to Mcvities which dip better.
If you like a digestive plain or with butter or jam spread on it then these will do you fine I am sure, they are a decent quality biscuit and nice enough tasting, not too sweet like cheap biscuits can be but if you are a dipper like me then you need a stronger digestive then these.
Having our tea or coffee time would'nt be complete without our favourite biscuits so I usually have variety of biscuits to choose from and one of them is Mcvities digestive biscuits. Well, I believe that McVities are by far the best known brand when it comes to biscuit, whether you prefer plain or covered with chocolate, they prove to be quality taste. So for quite few difference, I don't want to compromised it. However, while doing my shopping I noticed the tesco value digestive biscuits, I felt intigue on how tasty it will be because the price was just 31p, so I decided to grab one and have a go!
The pack is in blue, white and red with an easy to pull strap on the wrapper. It has a picture of several biscuits and Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits written on it as well as the guideline daily amount and nutritional data. The pack can be easily torn apart and I would suggest to keep it in an airtight container once opened.
One biscuit contains the following:
80 calories / 4% ( of your guideline daily amount )
2.3g sugar / 3%
3.5g fat / 5%
1.6g saturates / 8%
0.2g salt / 4%
31p for a packet/400g
I don't think that there's too much difference from the taste if you compare it to other brand. It also taste nice, not too sweet and has a lovely texture. The amount of sugar and salt is well blended, quite perfect to my liking.
After trying quite few, I will definitely continue buying these biscuits and will include it with my "tea time biscuit treat" alongside with Mcvities and Oreos. In comparison, I also think that one of the downside of this product is the presentation which probably the reason why many people do not bother buying it. As for me, these digestives are great value for money, a very simple biscuits without compromising the taste, that couldn't be any cheaper for just 31p, a real bargain!
When it comes to digestive biscuits I think McVities are by far the best you can buy, whether they are plain or covered in chocolate I love McVities Digestives. However as with everything I buy I try to save money and in the quest I have started buying Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits. So far all of the biscuits I have bought from the Tesco Value Range has been surprisingley nice and I find these biscuits to be ok but not as nice as some of the other varieties.
Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits are easily recognisable as all of the other products from the Value range. Simple blue, white and red packaging with a picture of whats inside. They cost 31p for a 400g packet and you get about 25 biscuits.
Like most packets of biscuits they are quite hard to get into. There is a 'tear here' thing to pull but this is about six biscuits down and it is so annoying when you try and open it here and all the biscuits fall everywhere. Therefore I always struggle with opening at the top of the packet.
When it comes to taste the biscuits are ok. They are nice and crunchy as you would expect a digestive to be but they are a little plain tasting. I don't think they are sweet enough and they can be quite dry as well. They are nice enough to eat just not as nice as McVities. I do buy them though but it is mainly the kids that eat them, they're not that fussy.
The biscuits are quite big, as all digestives are, so it is not surprising that just 1 biscuit contains:
After trying quite a few different types of Tesco Value biscuits these are not the best available. A little dry and not quite sweet enough but at just 31p for a 400g packet then they are certainly good value for money.
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 before he went back to Edinburgh and I decided to get one of two treats for when I was on my own and feeling a bit sorry for myself. 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 a good idea where I am concerned!
One of the things I decided to buy was a packet of Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits. I like digestives for eating on their own, dunking or eating with cheese and I wanted to see if the Tesco value ones were any good.
I love chocolate digestives as well but I thought I could do without the extra calories that the chocolate would bring!
A 400g packet of Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits cost me just 31p and for that I got about 25 biscuits. I must admit I consider that a bargain so that's a good start.
For comparison purposes a 500g packet of Tesco's own brand digestives cost 52p and a 500g packet of McVities digestives cost 70p
These biscuits come in the now recognisable Tesco Value wrapping with the red and blue logo on the top right. There is 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.
Regarding the allergy advice - the biscuits contain wheat and gluten and although they are prepared to a recipe without nuts and made in a nut free environment but the biscuits cannot be guaranteed nut free. That sounds weird to me - where could the nuts have come from?
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.
The smell was very nice - it is difficult to describe but it was a nice freshly cooked sort of smell.
The biscuits are circular in shape and are about two and a half inches long in diameter and they look just as good as any of the more expensive brands of digestives.
The biscuits are nice and crumbly with a rich taste. They tasted great on their own or dunked in my tea and again they were just as good as any others I have tried. I also like digestives lightly buttered with a bit of low fat cheese as well and these were great for that as well.
The Nutritional Information
It makes sense to give the nutritional information expressed per biscuit so that's what I will do.
Of which sugars 2.3g
Of which saturates 1.6g
They are also suitable for vegetarians.
I am very impressed with these biscuits - they are just as good as any of the branded versions either Tesco's own or McVities. I do however limit the amount I eat as the calorie, sugar and fat content are quite high - although not as bad as if they were chocolate coated!
I would certainly buy these again and will remember them when I need digestives for a cheesecake base.
I am a lover of digestive biscuits so to save a bit of money I decided to try the Tesco Value Range.
The price of33p for a packet was quite a saving compared to 1.15 for the more expensive make, so I toddled home to put the kettle on and try them.
Digestives are dunkable biccies as far as I am concerned, I couldnt possibly enjoy one without practicing the ritual.
Opening the pack was quite easy using the tape pull but every one had to be taken out very carefully because they were all very fragile, they snapped so easily unlike the original Digestives I normally buy.
taste was not the same they were too sweet and lacked that wheaty texture.
A good digestive can be dunked and eaten with ease, these just could not handle a quick tip.
Sorry tesco they are not up to scratch for me so I will pay a little bit more and get the real thing in future.
These 33p digestives are a bargain. Normal digestives are priced usually around a pound or more yet these little beasts are only 33p. They used to be 25p before the credit crunch but 33p is still more than acceptable. I am a huge biscuit lover, I love almost any type of biscuit but there is a charm to a digestive.
In flavour and texture these only lack slightly when compared to that of a standard high class digestive biscuit. The only real difference is the presentation, because these biscuits are from the Tesco value range they have the rather ugly blue and white packaging. In every Tesco I have been in they are always on the bottom shelf in rows of boxes that look like they have been discarded without a care. Maybe this is to try and turn away customers and make them by the 44p Tesco standard range instead as Tesco do not make as much money on the value products. In truth many people probably do get turned away by this but you should not, as these digestives are great value for money and they taste fine.
The only drawback is that each biscuit does contain 2g of saturated fat which is ten percent of your daily guideline amount, and it is easy to eat a packet. This is no different to a McVities Digestive that actually has 2.1g of saturated fat per biscuit.
So the theory that Tesco value food is bad for you is kind of true, but in this case it is only as bad as its premium counterpart.
I often try out different biscuits in both the Tesco Value and Sainsbury's Basics ranges, not just to save money but because I do honestly prefer the taste of some of the cheaper biscuits on the market as they are generally less stodgy than their higher priced counterparts.
One I don't really enjoy though is the Tesco Value Digestive which are just strange in my opinion. They might be just 31p for a 400g packet of biscuits, but they are dry and completely flavourless which is surprising really as I really enjoy the odd choccie digestive from the Value range.
The biscuits don't look half as good as other digestives, even supermarket own ones, and have a rather insipid and anaemic appearance. They proclaim to be 'sweetmeal' on top of the biscuit, but there is very little aroma to them - I don't know about you but I adore the savoury almost burned smell of McVities Digestives and these smell absolutely nothing like them.
Biting into a biscuit I realise I need a drink as quickly as possible. These are so unbelievably dry that they almost caused me to have a choking fit, they have a very powdery flavour that is neither sweet nor particularly wheaty and to be honest there is very little for me to tell you about the flavour of these other than the fact that they are so DRY!
I dunk biscuits in tea and while these perform well in this respect I do feel rather cheated that they still don't really taste of anything. At least they didn't break up and land in my cup of tea, which is something, but they weren't even able to absorb any of the flavour of my tea and still tasted bland and strangely sweet. May I just add here that you do have to break these biscuits in two in order to be able to dunk them, and believe me these are so crumbly that you will make an awful mess when you do!
This brings me on to the texture in a little more detail than simply saying they're 'dry'. These are honestly as dry as a bone and when I mentioned above that they are crumbly I do not mean this in a good way, they sort of split rather than crumble and the crumbs themselves tend to be quite large bits of biscuit rather than the gorgeously crumbly crumbs of McVities Digestives.
There is an upside to these Value Digestives and that is that they are absolutely fine for my granddaughters' to decorate with icing sugar and sweeties - add enough sugar to them and they taste good!
I have a serious addiction to biscuits, seriously! I munch my way through packets and packets a week and as someone who has been skinny as a rake for the past 5 years suddenly it's all catching up with me and landing on my hips! So I'm trying my best to avoid the things but succumbed yesterday to these in my local Tesco's when I saw them at the bargain price of 34p a packet and I have to admit to being quite partial to digestives!
Larger than average plastic tube shaped packet. On the front there is a picture of the biscuits and on that in red, white and navy writing I'm told they are Tesco 'Value' Digestive Biscuits, there is a nutritional at a glance chart on there and the weight is stated (400g). Round the back of the packet I'm again told what they are, ingredients, allergy advice and storage instructions are given, along with being told they are suitable for vegetarians, a full nutritional rundown is given, again the weight is stated, the recycle symbol is displayed, the best before date and bar-code are stamped on and finally details for Tesco are given. Make no bones about it this is an economy looking packet but what did appeal to me was the size of the pack and the value for money offered (if of course they tasted nice!).
The Biscuits Themselves....
I counted 26 biscuits in my packet all lined up looking round, a light baked brown colour and with 'Sweetmeal Digestive Biscuits' engraved into the top of each one with small pin pricked holes around the outer edges of each. The under side is covered in tiny little lines which creates texture and they have a lovely, sweet, baked smell to each.
Taste wise, well they are wholemeal flavoured, not overly sweet and have a slightly malty taste to them. Deeply crunchy, hugely dippable (without breaking up easily and scumming mugs etc!) they actually are rather nice. However when dry and in your hands they do have a powdery feel and are quite messy to eat though to be fair I found them better to dunk which is my preferred method of eating any biscuit anyway lol!
I like the fact that they have a wholesome taste to them and feel the amount of sugar and salt in these is well blended to create an interesting taste however I would like them to be a bit more creamy really and a bit smaller (not much) to dip them more easily instead of having to break them to dip them and create a mess!
Not a bad biscuit, no big gripes but for me they are really plain and nothing one bit special and make me think they are like an every day biscuit rather than one I'd want to give to my guests type of thing. They're a great economical buy though!
Contain: Wheat, Gluten
Recipe: No Nuts
Ingredients: Cannot Guarantee Nut Free
Nutritional Information....Per Biscuit....
Only available in Tesco
Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits are seriously cheap at 31p for a 400g packet. The same size packet from McVities costs £1.26, and the same size Tesco own brand product costs 69p. So there's quite a saving to be had by switching to these value biccies.
Opening up the packet for the first time, I was initially a bit disappointed with these. The very first biscuit in my packet was broken! Okay, this could happen to any digestive that was mistreated in transit, but for it to happen the first time I tried this particular brand was just asking for me to form a bad impression.
These were saved from being written off straight to my bad books though thanks to the all important taste test. I found that these have a really very pleasant biscuity taste to them. They're sweet without being cheaply sugar drenched, and they've got that pleasant savoury element to them that good digestive biscuits have.
They're quite tasty looking with a good, even texture as well. I wouldn't hesitate to serve these up to my mates (thought perhaps in a tupperware box and not the value packaging?). I like the smooth but firm crunch to them, and the way they dissolve nicely in my tea too.
After trying these, I won't look back and waste my money on a premium brand, or even a supermarket own brand again. These are perfectly decent little biscuits that couldn't be any cheaper if they tried.