Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Value Ginger Nuts
Member Name: maisie1992
Tesco Value Ginger Nuts
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.
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.
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.
Summary: A perfect yummy biscuit.