“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Biscuits „
My little grandchildren are always looking for a little treat when they come to visit and I always like to stock their little treat basket I have in my kitchen cupboard. I hadn't bought these chocolate bars before so thought I would give them a go.
They come inside a plastic wrapper which is very basic looking and no fancy design but can be easily spotted on a shelf. The bars are individually wrapped to keep them nice and fresh. The bars are a good size and oblong shape. They are also a good thick bar but a little thinner than Penguin bars but not a bad size for a shops own brand.
They are coated in a good amount of milk chocolate. The chocolate doesn't taste bland or too sweet. The coating isn't as thickly coated over the bars as a Penguin brand but adequate enough chocolate coating the bars. Once bitten the digestive biscuit is a nice texture and very easy to chew and swallow. My little grandchildren can easily swallow and chew the bars. I think they are an ideal size for them to hold comfortably in their hands.
The biscuit is quite crumbly and also doesn't taste bland or too sweet. They don't taste sickly like you may imagine. I think they are nice tasty bars and suit our taste buds quite well and do taste a whole lot better than I imagined they would when I decided to buy them.
The quality of the bars is a really good one, the quality of the chocolate is really good and the biscuit too. I think the size is really good for a child's treat. They are quite filling considering the size of them too.
There are 18 bars in the pack and I think this is a lot of bars for the cheap price of just £1.09. I think they are amazingly good value for this cheap price in my opinion for 18 bars for just over a £1. The pack can last for a long time for a little treat and in the cupboard ready for when you want a quick little snack. I like to put a couple in my fridge because I quite like to eat chocolate bars straight from the fridge. They do taste a little harder in texture but I do like to dunk these bars in a hot drink in the evening while I am watching tv.
They are to be stored in a cool dry place so that the chocolate doesn't melt etc but that's common sense.
I think they are ideal for packed lunches or for picnics and days out to the countryside etc. My hubby has taken a bar in his packed lunch a couple of times for his lunch when at work. He finds them quite filling at lunch time or for his tea break.
Each bar contains 100 calories, 6.2g of sugar and 4.6g of fat. I think if you are on a diet or healthy eating plan, one of these bars would be ideal for a little treat so that you don't miss out on a chocolate bar and just don't want to completely cut out having a treat while on the healthy eating plan.
They contain no artificial flavours, preservatives, colours or hydrogenated fat.
Also tells me on the packet that they are suitable for vegetarians. Allergy advice is they contain Wheat, Gluten and Soya, so it is worth bearing this in mind if you want to eat these bars.
I don't think you can go wrong with the taste of these bars, we find them really tasty and well worth the price and very filling. I think Tesco have done a good enough job in producing a nice chocolate bar for all the family to enjoy. I think they are so affordable for any budget but especially if you have a lot of children or grandchildren who you want to give a little treat to satisfy their hunger in between meals or after school if they have a late dinner.
I don't think you would be disappointed in the taste of these bars and I am very pleased I bought them to give them a go. They are far better than I imagined they would be and super little bars for my family to enjoy.
I will most certainly buy these again in the future because they are better than I expected from a shops own brand of milk chocolate digestive bars.
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I give them 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
Tesco have recently changed their value range and rebranded it as everyday value and the "new packaging" caught my eye and as food prices seem to be going up and up I decided to give the range a try.
Cost and Stockist
These bars are available from Tesco both online and in store and they cost 99p for 18 bars significantly cheaper than some other snack bars.
The bars are the average size for a lunch bar and are a nice digestive covered in a good layer of milk chocolate my hard to please taste panel keep sneaking one after school as they are so delicious!
I am defiantly very pleased with these and at 5p each they are a great bargain and do not taste inferior at all this is one cheaper substitute that we will be keeping in our shopping trolley.
The Chocolate is plentiful and tastes like a good quality chocolate and the biscuit is as a digestive should be crunchy but crumbly .
I have to say these are a great alternative to the leading brands and they are delicious in taste I have to be honest I actually prefer these to the more expensive ones I was buying which at £1.00 for 6 were a lot more expensive the only down side is as they are cheap I find myself saying yes to a extra one as a snack!
My fiancé always takes a chocolate biscuit bar in his packed lunch and last week I got Tesco Value Chocolate Digestive Bars. They are only 99p for a pack of 18 individually wrapped bars. That makes them just 5.5p each! At that price I did wonder what they would be like.
The bars come in a packet with the Tesco Value logo on it and "18 Milk Chocolate Digestive Bars" along with a picture of the biscuits which looked quite nice. The GDA's are also shown on the fron of the pack, they are given for a single bar:-
Not the most healthiest of snacks, too much sugar and fat, but not too bad if you have just the one. The ingredients are on the back of the packet along with allergy advice. These bars are suitable for vegetarians.
The Chocolate Bars smelt nice, sweet and chocolaty when I unwrapped one. They actually didn't look like a value range bar. Disappointingly though, the coating of chocolate is quite thin and is not the best quality but then for 5.5p what can you expect? . The digestive biscuit is crumbly and has a nice texture to it, and while it's not unpleasant it is quite bland.
I wouldn't rule out buying these bars again when I'm on a budget but I wouldn't buy them by choice. They are cheap but the flavour just isn't there.
I am not loyal to any one shop, I shop were the offers are and look for the best prices. Sometimes I find a product that is such good quality and cheap that I will go out of my way to buy it from that particular store. This product is one that I do go out of my way to buy.
I shop a lot with the basic brands and find that you can get very good value and quality if you shop well and try the different brands/shops. When I first found these in Tesco's it was because I was looking for a quick snack for myself and my Dad who is a Diabetic. I was looking through all the chocolate biscuits for a product that didn't have too much sugar. These were ideal and considering they have chocolate in them, were very low in sugar, especially compared to other brands.
When I first tried them I was very pleasantly surprised. They are very tasty. They are basically are large digestive style biscuit, that has been coated in chocolate. They are not very big, bit smaller than a chocolate bar, but bigger than a biscuit and are ideal for a mid morning snack. Because they are quite small and don't have lot's of chocolate, they are quite low in fat and calories and I find them ideal on a diet when you fancy a little bit of chocolate.
You get a pack of 20 for just over £1, which is pretty good value. I have tried the same product in other shops, but Tesco's has the best value and they are the best quality as well.
These tesco value milk chocolate digestive bars are very acceptable in the chocolate bar department. I was quite a loyal purchaser of the smart price Asda bars but I have to admit after trying one of tescos offerings I havent looked back.
These chocolate digestive bars are individually wrappped and are collectively placed together in a large plastic bag. This bag is quite attractive and offers more of a visual treat than its smartprice counter parts. There is a picture on the packet of a plate overflowing with these delicious biccies. The biscuits do actually look like they do on the packaging so there is no build up of false hope.
In each pack there are 18 milk chocolate digestives. Which I find a a bit of an odd amount. I dont know why they dont throw two extra biscuits in. It would be much more practical and I would be willing to pay more for this. But nevertheless this pack of biscuits which is bought for the sole purposes of my childrens packed lunch should in theory last two weeks. Wrong!! I am lucky if they last a couple of days in my house as my kids simply love them. I am quite partial to a sneaky biscuit too with a cup of tea.
Each individual biscuit is only 90 calories which I think is really great. As it offers enough of a sweet fix to satisfy cravings. When opening the wrapper, I was very pleased with the quality of the biscuit inside. These digestives are quite thick and very liberally covered with smooth milk chocolate. Both the delicious digestive biscuit and the creamy milk chocolate are of a suprisingly high quality. They are not the best biscuits I have ever tasted and certainly do not scream luxury. But for a tesco value product I think they are of a particularly pleasing standard.
If there was a downside to these biscuits it would be that when chilled in the fridge they become hard. When this happens the chocolate becomes a little bitter. I also find that the digestive when bitten into becomes quite fine almost dust like and once or twice this has reduced me to a coughing fit. This though is easily rectified and I would suggest that you store them in a drawer or cuboard. Preferably on a high shelf out of reach of little fingers.
Each biscuit clearly offers dietry information in the form of nutritional values and allergy advice. I think this is really useful particularly if you are putting these out for friends or a childrens party.
These biscuits are on sale in tescos for under £1.50 which I think is extrodinary value for money.
90 calories of wonderful chocolatey loveliness!
I love these biscuits. There is no such thing (in my humble opinion) as a packed lunch without a chocolate biscuit, and if you're on an economy drive like a lot of the country, these are the biscuits for your lunch! At only £1.03 for 18 biscuits, these are a bargain. Admittedly, I appreciate a lovely chunk of a more premium bar although as a sweet ending to your sarnie and fruit, these really can do the job. Although the chocolate is quite thin, the sweetness of the biscuit could easily match any other chocolate digestive biscuit.
Best of all, I was able to put these in my French student's packed lunch all summer (as he could not spot the tell-tale Tesco Value blue and white packet) and he raved about how much he looked forward to them.
A top tip would be that you crumble these on to your vanilla ice cream and then add your chocolate sauce. Just like a fancy restaurant desert, at a fraction of the cost.
We bought this pack of Tesco Milk hocoalte Digestive Bars this week to see what they are like and was pleasantly surprised.
There are 18 bars in the pack and each is wrapped up individually so great for use in packing up or for giving kids for a treat and they can hold the biscuit inside the wrapper so they dont get messy fingers.
I cant remember off hand how much the pack was but it definitely wasnt that expensive and seeing that you get 18 bars it was really good value. Next time I go in Tesco I will check and update the review.
The wrapper is white with Tesco value in the top right corner. The best before date is end July 2010 but they wont last a month in our household. There is apicture of a bread boards or soemthing si,ilar with a pile of these biscuits laid out on top with out their wrappers on. They look very tasty.
There is a bar running across the middle (not a chocolate bar lol) with the words 18 milk choclate digestive bars on it and then the gda information. This is each bar contains 90 calories, 5.2g sugar, 4.5g fat, 2.3g saturated, 0.2g salt. The bars weigh altogether 320g.
When you open the big pack the bars are doubled up inside so you have two deep with 9 bars across. the bars them selves measure about 7 cm x 3.2 cm and about 1 cm thick.
The individual wrapper is similar to the outer one, being plain white with the Tesco value logo in the corner and the words across the front in white on a blue band. They also have the gda information on the front.
On the back of the bar it tells you the allergy advice which is it contains milk, wheat, gluten, soya. Recipe has not nuts but they cant guarantee the product is nut free. Says factory no nuts.
When you open the bar it looks like a penguin bar with the rippled choclate on the back and is similar shape except it is not layered like a penguin. When you bite into one, the insde is a nice digestive biscuit which is crunchy and tastes nice, quite a lot of chocolate on it and the chocoalte tastes nice too.
On the back of the main outer wrapper it gives the nutrition values and the allegy advice again, it also gives a list of indredients but I wont bore you with the list unless someone really wants it.
It tells you to store the items in a cool, dry place and once opened in an airtight container. Not sure whether this is incase you want to take the wrappers off and put them in a tin. If you did I dont think anyone would be any the wiser that they are just the Tesco Value bars.
Since my economy drive over the past few months I've been switching products for my packed lunch I have at work in order to save some money. One way in which I've done this is by going for Tesco Value snacks instead of the leading brand.
These have been the ideal replacement and I've barely noticed the difference. The main benefit is the price. a pack of 18 costs me £1.03 at the supermarket (which equates to 5.7p per biscuit in case you're attempting the maths at this point) which means no other well known brand comes even close in terms of value. They are well packages and easy to open. The sell by dates are usually nine months after purchase as well so there's plenty of time to eat them should you be a casual eater of snacks.
The other main benefit is that they taste delicious. I've bought digestive based snacks before and these really are up there with the best of them. The chocolate is smooth and creamy and the digestive biscuit base underneath is soft and crispy. If you can live with the basic white wrapping and blue writing that each one of them comes in, I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between that and the leading brand.
When I first started trying to cut down on cost and was juggling the idea of getting these, a pack of 18 of the leading brand was costing about £2.60 - £3.00 for a similar size pack of 18 biscuits, so in effect the savings are pretty substantial. Admittedly you're getting 2 less Clubcard points with every purchase but I think I can live with that considering the financial costs overall.
I'm hard pressed to find any downside in terms of value or taste and flavour but there is one in the make up of it. There is a large amount of fat that saturates and the overall fat per biscuit is 4.5g. It's just a word of warning though that if you go for these then you'll probably need to limit the amount you eat or have them in moderation with a healthy lifestyle as too many of these could see the pounds you save at the supermarket being transferred onto you in terms of weight.
These milk chocolate digestive bars are part of the Tesco value range of foods. My gran buys them on a constant basis. When me and my brother were kids, we were allowed a chocolate bar when we went round there, as a treat. Now, my 5 year old son finds himself in the same situation whenever he goes round to hers. As such, she constantly stocks them.
You buy them in a multipack of 18, which costs around £1. They come out at around 6p each, and although they are small bars, a snack sized bar of choc is often just what you need, as opposed to a full sized bar. Nutritionally, there's nothing special about them, pretty standard really. Each bar gives you 90 calories, with 4.5g of fat and 5.2g of sugar. And again, tastewise, it's nothing special, either. It has a thin coating of chocolate around a crumbly digestive centre, neither of which are particualrly great. They taste okay, and the initial chocolate buzz that you can get does last for a little while, but ultimately, it's cheap quality at cheap prices. There's nothing special about anything here, although, it tastes nice enough.
I suppose when you consider the fact that you're getting 18 chocolate digestive bars (albeit small ones) for around £1, then the value is evident. That the quality isn't of the highest level doesn't really factor into the experience of eating one in many ways, because you're getting what you pay for. There are many other chocolate biscuits out there which taste a lot worse than this but cost more. These are priced very low and actually have a decent taste to them. Like I said, nothing special, but decent enough.
When making a comparson with other biscuits, this one usually comes round the middle. Great in terms of value, average in every other way, I would recommend getting them every now and then, or if you fancy a fair amount of choc biscuits without having to spend a fortune.
I've been impressed with a few of the biscuits from the Tesco Value Range, so naturally I decided I should give these ones a go as well, as a cheap alternative to the more expensive biscuit bars like Kit Kats and Fox's. A packet of 18 Tesco Value Milk Chocolate Digestive Bars will set you back just £1.03 which is a very cheap 6p per bar.
Opening up the multipack you'll find a selection of sizeable little individually wrapped chocolate biscuit bars. They're about the size of a standard Fox's biscuit bar such as a Triple bar. The wrappers are quite thin but sturdy enough to withstand being left in the bottom of a lunchbox or bag all day without splitting or falling open.
At first look, these are tempting little things. There's a generous layer of good looking milk chocolate which you bite into to reveal a thick, crumbly digestive biscuit bar. The milk chocolate coating isn't the best quality, but then what do you expect for 6p a bar?! It's acceptable though, and it serves to add a good dose of moisture to the rather dry digestive filling. In fact my only gripe about these is that the filling is that little bit too dry.
I wouldn't buy these again as I didn't find them terribly satisfying. But if you're actually quite fond of drier biscuits, then you might find these suitable for your tastes. The other thing I did notice was that there was a slightly salty after taste to these, and that again put me off a bit as I'm more of a sugar fan myself.
I personally have to say I don't recommend these, but for the price they might be worth giving a go if you're on a budget and a fan of dry, savoury biscuits over sweeter choices.