Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits
Member Name: zombieflesh
Tesco Value Digestive Biscuits
Advantages: cheap cost, nice taste and texture, good for dunking and multiple other uses
Disadvantages: high in calories, but that's true of all digestives
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
Summary: Excellent Value range biscuits