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      06.10.2012 12:34
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      Great 'value' product from Tesco - why pay more?

      NO LONGER ON SALE AS 'TESCO VALUE' - THESE ARE NOW CALLED 'EVERYDAY VALUE'

      ===Why I Bought This===

      One thing I enjoy is having nice cup of tea - but these days, both for financial and health reasons, I have stopped buying biscuits. However I have relented slightly and last week bought myself a pack of the Tesco Everyday Value Ginger Nuts.



      ===The Brand===

      Made for Tesco.



      ===The Product===

      Tesco Everyday Value Ginger Nuts.
      Comes in a beige long plastic packet that is heat sealed at either end.
      The packet has brown images of teapots, cups, spoons and biscuits on the front as well as a picture image of the actual biscuits on a plate.
      300 grams produced in the UK for Tesco.
      Contains no MSG, GM or artificial flavourings, colours or preservatives. Also no hydrogenated fat.
      Suitable for vegetarians.
      Tesco state that their products are more test tasted than any other supermarket does with their products.
      Contains wheat and gluten and cannot guarantee nut free.
      Each biscuit contains 46 calories, 2.9 grams of sugar and 1.6 grams of fat.
      My packet had 30 biscuits.



      ===Cost===

      29p.



      ===My Opinion===

      It used to be the case that if you wanted a decent ginger biscuit you bought Mc Vities - however that does no longer have to be the case.
      I have in the past bought cheaper ginger nuts but would often find them disappointing as they would tend to be too hard and the texture was not correct.
      This is not the case with these newly re-launched Everyday Value biscuits as I think they are very close, if not as good as, the Mc Vities ones.
      These biscuits are perfect in their appearance with a slight cracking on the top.
      Personally I like to dunk my ginger nuts in tea - which these do really well, gettiong soft but not falling apart into your mug. However the good thing about these biscuits is that their texture is so good you can eat them un-dunked without any harm to your teeth!
      These biscuits are just the right texture - not being too soft or rock hard. They have a lovely gingery/lemony taste and are a great buy.
      They do not taste like 'value' biscuits at all and I am sure if put out on a plate no one would guess.
      These have no artificial ingredients and at under 30p for a packet of 30 biscuits are an inexpensive treat for anytime.
      I am sure that since Tesco have re-launched their Value Range as 'Everyday Value' the quality of some of the items has really improved as well.



      ===Star Rating===

      5 stars.



      ===Would I Recommend?===

      Yes.



      ===Website===

      www.tesco.com



      ===Full Ingredients===

      Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate), Ginger Powder, Molasses, Salt, Lemon Oil.

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      25.08.2012 17:27
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      A perfect yummy biscuit.

      Ginger nuts have always been my biscuit of choice to enjoy with a cup of tea wasting away on afternoon on dooyoo. To be honest I'm not a fussy eater and I've never been really tasted much difference between many Tesco value products and there branded equivalents. Also as a student saving money wherever possible is an absolute must. So the Tesco value ginger nuts were the perfect choice for me.

      ...The Packaging...
      This image could do with updating as its now several months since the Tesco value range magically (seemingly overnight) morphed into Tesco everyday value. The packet is very similar to the one shown here, the biscuits are stacked tightly together ensuring that should you happen to drop the whole packet very few if any biscuits actually break. There's the usual product information on the back and something I was very pleased to note was that each biscuit is only 45 calories which is a lot fewer than I assumed there would be (perfect excuse to eat the whole packet with one cup of tea then...). There isn't any particularly unusual or note worthy ingredients listed in the packet, they are suitable for vegitarians and there's also some allergy advice on there too. Its worth noting that the packets have become easier to open the old ones didn't have an obvious way of opening but the new ones have a bit at each end that you can easily pull apart without finding that you've opened the packet half way down requiring you to eat all the biscuits above the point of opening (damn).

      On the front is a picture of the biscuits which very accurately portrays the actual biscuits you find inside the packet and the words "Tesco Everyday Value Ginger Nuts, No artificial flavours, colours or hydrogenated fats" always reassuring to know as we become a more food conscious nation. I didn't actually count how many biscuits you get and having eaten a number of them I can't quite work it out but I reckon around 20 is a fairly good estimate. There isn't anyway of resealing the packaging once its open so either they have to be eaten quick or they need to be stored in an air tight container as they will go soft if left in an open packet for too long.

      ...The Actual Biscuit...
      Is perfect. Put simply it looks like a ginger nut should quite thin, round (approximately 6 or 7 cm in diameter) it's a lovely golden brown colour with a few cracks and a few bits of sugar visible. It tastes like ginger and, for me, it's the perfect amount of ginger; its neither overpowering or bland, and neither too sweet or not sweet enough. The texture is crunchy and absolutely spot on for tea dunking. I should warn you these biscuits are highly addictive and I could easily get through the whole lot without thinking about it so be careful!

      I've used these biscuits to make the base of a cheesecake before and they worked really well I simply crushed them with a rolling pin and stirred the crumbs into some melted butter with a touch of honey (I have a very sweet tooth) and this made a nice change to the usual digestive base. Definitely a versatile biscuit. Regardless of the price I would actually choose these biscuits over McVities or any other branded versions.

      ...The Price...
      I've definitely saved the best thing about these biscuits till the end, the 300g packet can be brought in Tesco for a grand total of 29p. An absolute bargain. Which works out easily at less than 1.5p per biscuit. The only problem is there so good you'll be back buying more and feeling guilty about eating too many.

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        21.02.2011 17:24
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        A great, good value biscuit

        We were doing a bit of shopping in Tesco's the other week when hubby suggested that we try some of the Tesco Value range of biscuits to refill our biscuit tin. We are currently trying to save a bit of cash wherever we can - who isn't these days? - so I thought it would be a good idea.

        One of the varieties that we tried was Tesco Value Ginger Nuts which cost jus 34p for a packet containing 300g of biscuits which equates to just over 11p per 100g. This is extremely good value when you compare these biscuits to Tesco Ginger Nuts at 39p for 200g making them almost 20p per 100g and McVities Ginger Nuts at 98p for 300g making them almost 33p per 100g. So you see for the cost of 100g of McVities you can get a full 300g packet of Tesco Value Ginger Nuts.

        The packaging is in the standard Tesco Value of red, blue and white with the blue stripes. This in turn means that when you buy these, or indeed any other item from the value range, other shoppers will know that you are buying value items. This might bother people who feel it is beneath them to buy the value range but as far as I concerned I don't care who knows that I can spot a bargain!

        The rest of the packaging is obviously pretty basic with just the name of the biscuits and a picture on the front and a note of the ingredients and nutritional value on the back.

        The biscuits themselves have a lovely fragrance of ginger and they are an appetising brown colour, looking just as good as any of the more expensive brands.

        I took a bite of the first biscuit and it was really crunchy, just as a good ginger nut should be. The taste was excellent with just the right amount of ginger to be tasty without being too strong.

        I read a review here on Dooyoo a few days ago where someone had comments about ginger biscuits being good to dunk so I thought that I had better try one - for the purposes of research you understand! They were right - these biscuits tasted lovely dunked in tea!

        To keep the biscuits fresh and crunchy they need to be stored in an airtight container once the packet has been opened.

        As for the nutritional information each biscuit contains:
        46 calories
        0.6g protein
        7.2g carbohydrate of which 3g is sugar
        1.6 g fat of which 0.8g is saturated
        0.2g fibre
        A trace of salt

        So really these are excellent ginger nuts whether eaten dry or dunked and are as good as the more expensive brands at a fraction of the price. I can't understand how Tesco's manage to sell any of the others!

        Definitely recommended!

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          18.02.2011 14:48
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          Great biscuits, perfect dunkers, brilliant price.. Tesco have scored again!!!

          Having recently tried to start saving money we have been gradually investigating Tesco value product. We got a biscuit jar for Christmas that need filling so we thought we would try these biscuits.

          The biscuits are the perfect combination of sweetness with ginger. The ginger flavour is subtle but strong enough to be tasted and they certainly aren't sickly sweet. I could quite happily eat the whole packet.

          Sometimes ginger biscuits can be a little on the small side, however, these are just right. Some are able to eat them in one go, whilst others eat them in a few bites. They aren't very feeling so you will find that you need to eat a few, or may want to.

          These also have the right amount of crunch. Some can be way to crunchy and just crumble on first touch, these however, hold their form, can be easily bitten but also give you the right amount of crunch, what you would expect from a biscuit.

          I am very fond of dipping my biscuits in my tea and these are just the right consistency for dipping, you dip the biscuit and out it comes still in one piece. Perfect. These are my favourite all tip dippers.

          The packaging is what you would expect from a Tesco Value product. Blue and white. Nothing special at all but it does the job.

          So overall these are great biscuits. Again Tesco value range has scored and you can buy these for practically nothing and enjoy them just as much as the branded versions. Great biscuits.

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            16.01.2011 15:39
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            Tasty tea time treat!

            I buy these almost time we do our Tescos shopping. I initially tried them because they were so much cheaper than my usual brand but now I actually buy these over the original brand because I prefer them.

            As these are a Tesco Value product they are only available in Tesco. They cost 34p for 300g, McVities cost 98p for 300g so there is a big saving to be had here. The packaging is just like that shown above. The biscuits are in plastic wrapping so once opened they will need to be stored in an air tight container.

            When you open the wrapping you are greeted by a large amount of biscuits. I'm not sure how many are in a packet but I would say probably at least 25. The biscuits are round and are a good size, about 2 inches round. They are brown in colour and smell quite gingery.

            My favourite way to enjoy ginger nuts is dunked in cold milk! However, I have also eaten these without milk every so often! The biscuits are quite crunchy but not so much so that you will break your teeth. The brand I used to buy were really hard and they hurt my teeth biting into them but this is not the case with these. Even though they are crunchy, I can still get my teeth through them!

            The biscuits have a really nice ginger flavour, they are not too strong but they do have a nice kick and they leave a ginger taste in my mouth for a good half an hour after eating them. They are quite sweet and very moreish.

            Each biscuit contains 46 calories, 1.6g fat, 0.8g saturates and trace of salt. Now this isnt too bad for a biscuit when you compare it to a chocolate biscuit. These have a good flavour and will satisfy a sweet tooth.

            I love these biscuits and will continue to buy them, I have tried many ginger nuts over time and I think these are my favourite. They have a perfect flavour and they are available at a bargain price. Recommended.

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              07.11.2010 10:06
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              Good value product.

              When it comes to eating sweet things I can eat almost any brand, branded ones and shops own brand, as long as they taste nice I do not mind, and the shops own brands are much cheaper and worth the money sometimes, occasionally I do not like some lower priced ones as they do taste a little bit bland and not good value and these biscuits I am reviewing today, I have bought on many occasions.

              They come in a basic plastic wrapper and are from Tesco Value range, they cost only 31p for a 400g packet, there are approximately 30 biscuits in the pack, which is a very good excellent amount for the price, the biscuits are a circular shape of around 2 inches diameter, they taste delicious, the texture of them is very crunchy, they do not taste bland or lack of taste, they are quite the opposite, they have a good amount of ginger to taste, and they are not too sweet, if you do not have a sweet tooth as I have myself.

              I would not mind them too sweet at all, but my grandchildren have these as a treat when they come to visit or a sleep over, and they quite like them too, the ginger content is not too strong for them to eat, they are very easy to chew and swallow, I find they do not break easily, and fall apart as some other biscuits can tend to do at times, this one is a very good quality one indeed, they are lovely as a snack and I often like to dip them into my tea or coffee any time of day but they are just as nice eaten dry.

              They are not a dry biscuit where they cannot be swallowed easily, as some tend to get stuck in my throat and are too heavy, but these are a nice light biscuit to eat and enjoy, and for the price I think they are excellent value for money.

              Each biscuit contains, 46 calories, 3g sugar, 1.6g fat, 0.8g saturates, and a trace of salt, I think the calorie content is a very good one as my wife is cutting down on her calories at the moment and these are fine for her if you wants to eat a couple or so.

              These are very filling and very appetising, they keep my hunger at bay until a meal time, and they help my sweet cravings, I really recommend these for lower income families and also if on a budget or just to try as I do not think you would be disappointed in these biscuits at all, as they do taste remarkably delicious and I will always buy these as I love them so much and for the very low price and very good quality.

              I rate these 5 stars.

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                15.12.2009 14:04
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                VALUE BISCUITS FROM TESCO

                I have been trying out some products from the Tesco value range and some of them have been quite good and others have been a waste of money. By trying out some of the products I have managed to save quite a bit of money on my weekly shop so this makes me want to try out more of them all the time.

                One item that I tried recently was the Tesco value ginger nuts. These are biscuits with a ginger taste and they come in a packet that is very boring and not attractive looking or eye catching but this is the case with a lot of items in the Tesco value range as it is a basics range.

                The packaging is a plain background and there is a photo of the biscuits on the background. There is a Tesco value logo on the packet.

                The tesco value ginger nuts biscuits are 300g which is the size of the packet and this cost me about 40 pence in my local Tesco supermarket which I thought was great value as I usually spend about 99 pence on a packet of ginger nuts so these were cheaper than half price.

                I like to have biscuits like this in the afternoon with a cup of tea and these were just as nice as the other ginger nut biscuits I buy usually. I liked the taste of them just as much too and thought that they were a great find.

                I also thought the hard crunch to the biscuits was just as it should be and they have definitely made me swap over to these instead of a different brand of ginger nuts.

                I will definitely be buying these again and have told my daughter to try them out as she suffers from vomiting a lot of the time because of health problems she has and ginger biscuits help her when she feels like this.

                These are great value for money and I would suggest giving them a try.

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                  24.11.2009 14:30
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                  A cheap biscuit that tastes suprisingly great! For the money they are far superior to other brands.

                  Tesco's sell pretty much everything in their value range now days. Some of it is really good value, and tastes great. Others however are so bad you cant believe anything would touch them. When it comes to value or the known brand a lot of people stay true and go with the named brands. But is value really that bad? So, how well do the ginger nuts hold up?
                  Well first off the are packaged in Tesco's famous value range wrapper, blue and white with a picture of them on the side. Simple lettering used on the name too. From the image on the packet they do look really nice.
                  The price of these biscuits comes in at only 0.34p, and the packet doesn't skimp either, you get quote a few packed into the wrapper. So you are definitely getting your moneys worth here!
                  Now onto the biscuits.
                  Each ginger nut is quite thick and of decent size, not as large as say mcvities, but still very acceptable. They are the usual ginger colour, and one thing you will notice is how hard these biscuits are. Which can mean only one thing....... They are super for dunking in tea! The won't fall apart or disintegrate on you, instead they go mushy. They taste of ginger, surprisingly enough, and are quite sweet. So if you dont like ginger stay away from these.
                  So there you have it value ginger nuts are definitely worthy of your attention and of your 0.34p. Top biscuits at a stupidly low price!
                  I will continue to buy value ginger nuts and other biscuits from Tesco's as for some reason they seem to make great value ones!

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                  23.11.2009 13:08
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                  Ideal Tummy Settlers, Ginger Nuts!

                  I suffer from IBS and have days where I need something to eat that's got fat/calories in it, is easy to eat (i.e small) and will hopefully help to keep the sickness I get at bay and I find ginger nuts to be perfect for this.

                  Tesco value ginger nuts come in a thick plastic wrapper and there are around 25 biscuits per packet.

                  A ginger nut biscuit is made from wheat flour, ginger powder, sugar & palm oil and whilst the individual ingredients don't sound very nice when these have been mixed together and shaped in to a round ginger coloured biscuit it's absolutely delicious. There is just enough ginger flavouring for the entire biscuit to have the flavouring without being too overpowering for your mouth or your stomach. The biscuits are very crunchy and quite hard to break up but if you want something a little easier then these can be sucked to give them a softer bite.

                  Each biscuit contains 60 calories & 1.9g of fat so I think that these are great for the delicious flavour that you get and the crunchiness of the biscuit. I usually have a couple of these in the morning if I am feeling unwell and find that this always works a treat and helps me face up to food in the day ahead and I find on the days when I have nothing that I just don't feel like breakfast or lunch and then I end up so hungry that I actually feel worse. The branded version (McVities) only have 2 calories less and I think the biscuits are an identical size (they look it anyway!)

                  A 300g packet of ginger snaps is available from Tesco stores or www.tesco.co.uk for just 34p and this is a very reasonable price for a product that is basically the same as the branded version.

                  I am rating these biscuits 5/5 and would definitely recommend them if you want something full of flavour for your tea break and these dunk very well without breaking up and the tea gives the ginger nuts an even more delicious flavour. The price of these biscuits is very reasonable and they are ideal for helping to settle my stomach when I am not feeling very well.

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                  24.10.2009 22:06
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                  great biscuits at a good price

                  Tesco do a pretty wide range of different value range products and although not all of them are good and I do prefer the bigger brands in a lot of product one things that tescos does do a good job of its their tesco value range of biscuits.

                  These ginger nuts are no different, they are great biscuits and as well as being some of my favourite tasting biscuits there also really good for dunking. Each biscuit is not bad in size and also a good thickness, they are ginger in colour and taste very sweet as well as of ginger too. If you like the ginger taste you'll love these, if not then these probably aren't the biscuits for you.

                  The biscuits are really hard meaning if your eating these on there own you can make them last a while. However they are perfect for dipping, you can dip them for a while and they still remain together. When dipped for a few seconds instead of going straight to a soggy biscuit they seem to got to a chewy biscuit which tastes great.

                  But the best thing about these has to be the price, for a pretty big packet of them its only 34p, and as these biscuits can last me a fair few days its for nothing really when you fancy a bit of a treat with your cup of teat, tesco value ginger nuts are the ones to go for.

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                    04.08.2009 16:07
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                    Bargain ginger nut biscuits that taste good

                    Since falling pregnant there hasn't been a lot I can eat without it making me feel, or actually be sick. Many well wishers have suggested I try rich tea or digestive biscuits to snack on to settle my stomach. Even just the smell of these types of biscuits make me feel worse. By chance one day I tried ginger snap biscuits, and what a miracle my stomach settled. Since then I have become addicted. Therefore to save a bit of money I decided to try Tesco Value Ginger Nuts.....

                    ***Packaging***

                    The packaging is very plain as you would expect from a value range. A white 300g packet with red and blue font. Nutritional information is included on the packaging too.

                    ***Price***

                    For a 300g pack of biscuits the price is 34p. These are only available in Tesco as these area Tesco branded product! This is very good value as a pack of the same sized biscuits from Mcvites cost 78p in Tesco.

                    ***The biscuits***

                    The biscuits are about 4cm in diameter and 0.5cm thick. These are a dark golden brown colour.

                    Taste wise the biscuits are excellent especially for a value range and taste no different to the branded variety. The ginger taste is quite strong and immediately you are hit with a warm spicy taste as you chew the biscuit. This taste is still apparent as you swallow the biscuit but the aftertaste is more buttery than spicy.

                    The biscuits are very crunchy, however are a little bit too hard when you take the first bite into them. You need to use considerable force with your teeth on the initial bite; this may be a problem for those with sensitive teeth.

                    Because the biscuits are so hard they do stay firm when dunked into a cup of tea and do not disintegrate into your tea like some brands so. In fact by dunking the ginger snaps into your tea this makes the biscuit a lot softer and a lot easier to eat, and I actually feel the ginger taste becomes stronger if you eat in this way.

                    ***Nutritional Information***

                    Per biscuit

                    60 calories
                    1.9g fat

                    As with all biscuits these should be eaten in moderation. The Tesco standard own brand biscuits contain 45 calories per biscuit and 1.5g.

                    The biscuits contain wheat and gluten but are suitable for vegetarians. It is also stated on the packaging that the recipe does not contain nuts but are made in a factory where there are traces of nuts.


                    ***Overall***
                    These are excellent value ginger snap biscuits at half the price of the branded variety. If you take your biscuits out of the packet and into a biscuit tin, then no one will ever know the difference!
                    Just a tip... don't give these to elderly relatives who have false teeth if they pop around for a cuppa as the biscuits are extremely hard and crunchy!

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                      08.07.2009 00:29
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                      Not for me

                      I recently tried some of Asda's Smart Price Ginger Nuts, which you may have read my review on. They were really unpleasant and I vowed never to buy them again. However I was curious as to whether all value brands of ginger nuts were as bad, so next time I was in Tesco I picked up some Tesco Value Ginger Nuts to try, compare, and of course review!

                      The packaging for the Tesco Value Ginger Nuts isn't too bad. The biscuits come in a white packet with a photograph of tasty looking ginger biscuits on the front, and if it wasn't for the blue and red, well known Tesco Value logo then you probably wouldn't guess that these biscuits were from a cheap, basic brand.

                      The biscuits don't taste great though. The ginger taste is present, unlike the Smart Price ones, but it's not very strong at all and certainly not as nice as the normal Tesco ginger nuts. Also the texture is a bit heavy and there is not such a nice crunch to them as there should be.

                      It's also worth saying that these biscuits are not as healthy as normal Tesco ginger nuts. These value ones contain 60 calories and 1.9 grams of fat each, whereas the normal ones have only 36 calories and 1.2 grams of fat each! That's quite a difference!

                      These biscuits cost 34p for 300 grams which is exactly the same price as Asda Smart Price Ginger Nuts. Tesco's normal Ginger Nuts cost 30p for 200 grams, so there is a few pence saving to be made by buying the value version, but I wouldn't say it was enough to experience the drop in quality between the normal and value biscuits.

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                        A good dunkable ginger biscuit

                        Tesco Value Ginger Nut Biscuits

                        I like a biscuit or two of an evening with a cuppa, but to be honest I really do object to paying a fortune for something that I'm gonna dunk in my tea (yes I know disgusting habbit but makes 'em taste good!). Tesco value ginger nuts do the job really quite well for me for the purpose of dunking, and they only cost 34p for a 300g packet.

                        Packaging other than being a bit boring is not really any different to any other ginger nut biscuit I've found, plastic wrapped round that never opens along the line you want it to, and makes you drop at least one biscuit breaking it so you have to eat it straight away instead of putting it in your biscuit tin.

                        The flavour of these is good, nice and gingery without being too strong. They're not too sweet, and they're a good consistency - absolutely essential if you're going to dunk you know!

                        Overall a nice ginger nut at a good price - seriously, you can't go wrong with these!

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                          07.06.2009 22:37
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                          Highly Recommended!

                          I love ginger nuts and rediscovered them last year when I had terrible morning sickness. I bought a variety of different brands and these value ones were not as bad as you might imagine. They were not quite as crunchy or as gingery as some expensive brands but they were divine and in actual fact, would probably be a great idea for those people who are not so keen on a very strong ginger flavour.

                          They are quite a thin biscuit, with quite a flat appearance. They do not look very appealing but they are crunchy. I think their thin design helps them to be crunchier to be honest. They have a warm golden colour and a slight burnt sugary taste initially before the ginger kicks in.

                          At just under 50 calories per biscuit I am glad I had the excuse of pregnancy to munch my way through whole packets of these! But the fact I got through a whole packet at a time is testimony to their loveliness!

                          They are such a bargain at about 30 pence a packet that they are definitely worth a try. The ginger is not too strong but strong enough to give them a little bite, a very sweet sugary bite!

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                          07.06.2009 07:18
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                          Tesco Value Ginger Nuts are a pretty decent little biscuit. It surprised me because when I paid just 34p for a 300g packet, I was expecting to be disappointed. Lucky for me then that they turned out to be a bit on the tasty side.

                          Tesco Value Ginger Nuts are obviously not a premium brand biscuit, and you can tell as much the second you open up the packet. Inside the cheap plastic wrapper, the biscuits sit looking a bit darker than I expect from a ginger nut. They smell nice and strongly though, so my first impressions of these were actually quite good.

                          Eating them was a nice surprise too. I find that these make a good, sharp "crunch" when I bite into them. But I also find that they dissolve quickly in my mouth, which is another important quality to look for in a good ginger nut biscuit. Better still, when I dunk these in my tea or coffee I find that they melt almost on contact and turn into a tasty, squidgy mess!

                          These have got a stronger ginger taste than I had expected them to have, which was a nice surprise. They're also nice and sweet, without being overly sugary. I do think you need to have a sweet tooth to really enjoy these though, but then again, I think ginger nuts are a sugary biscuit in general.

                          I'm a big fan of these and can't see any reason to justify forking out extra cash just to get a brand name version. Once they're in the biscuit tin, nobody knows they're really Tesco Value.

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