“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Biscuits „
I think that these chocolate digestive biscuits are a superb buy. The biscuits are a staple for our shopping basket each and every single week and for less than 50 pence, they are an absolute bargain. The only slight disadvantage is that I am always inclined to eat a whole packet in one sitting! These are a great biscuit barrel filler. I find that the biscuits are loved by the whole family, and as a result, we find that they do not last very long.
The only downside is that Tesco seems to have recently decreased the size of the packet (as they have done with their other biscuit choices). However, due to the price tag, you can buy several packets of these for the price of a single premium brand and personally, I would prefer these any time, any day.
These get a definite thumbs up from me !
--What you get--
Pack of chocolate digestives, standard size for just 44p.
--Value for money and availability--
These value chocolate digestive brands are available in various supermarkets. From the ones I've tried so far (Tescos, Sainsburies, Co Op) I can say that the Tesco ones are my preference. These are available from all Tesco stores and are fantastic value for money for a sweet treat.
Moving out means buying your own groceries and cutting back on spending a little! So the luxuries are off the shopping list, but it doesn't mean you can't try out the affordable value treats. I first tried these at work and they were pretty good so I've been buying these ever since for home.
I have saved a lot of money on more expensive brands such as Mcvities by buying these when I get tempted to add some sweet treats to the shopping. This is a quick chocolate fix, and does the trick, both at home and at work! The chocolate to biscuit ratio is okay, but you can definitely taste the difference with Mcvities after eating these for some time.
In comparison to other value chocolate digestives this one definitely comes out on top - thanks Tesco!
Crunchy, moreish and satisfying, I can eat packets of these at a time. There doesn't seem to be any compromise on quality, though I have found the Tesco Everyday Value brand is patchy, but overall very good.
When I originally started eating them, the chocolate seemed quite thin compared to McVities but there is still enough chocolate there to give a satisfyingly chocolatey snack. I personally will have chocolate biscuits over plain ones anyday but I'm sure the plain version of these are just as good. The chocolate isn't cheap and nasty, it's quite tasty!
The digestive biscuit is sweet and crunchy, so ideal!
Saving money on treats can be difficult as confectionery and crisps are quite highly priced compared to other groceries, but these provide that solution for a great biscuit at a low price.
A very good value biscuit, possibly the best value chocolate digestive out there!
Okay, so I'm off on a biscuit hunt now!! Writing this has made me hungry...
I hold my hand up...I am a chocoholic!
I love milk chocolate digestive biscuits! Always have done and in bygone days only McVities would do. These days I have to count the pennies (though not the calories where chocolate is concerned!) so have had to resort to buying cheaper brands if I want my chocolate hit!
Whenever I buy chocolate digestives, Tesco Value Brand are usually the ones I go for now. They are such good value for money, at 39p for a 300g pack, that you can afford to treat the family once in a while.
The packaging is the usual blue and white of the Value range, which could put people off buying them I guess, though it doesn't bother me. The contents are what it's all about and these chocolate digestives are really quite nice. The chocolate is creamy and sweet and fairly thick and the biscuits are crisp too. They are great for dunking!
For the weight watchers each biscuit has 85 calories, so not too bad if you want a treat once in a while. My problem is that once you start eating these, you can't stop!
They are dead moreish and the price is so good that you can afford to treat yourself more often!
I love chocolate biscuits, all the great favourites, chocolate Hob-Nobs, bourbons, chocolate fingers and of course McVities Milk Chocolate Digestives,
But then the credit crunch started and to help save money I looked at where I could save money. I've even given up my regular Hotel Chocolat for cheaper versions. However would my love of biscuits be satisfied with Value versions? I mean how good could they be for an average of 30p a packet?
The first noticeable difference is the size, they definitely have a smaller circumference, and lack the thickness compared to full price ones.
The appearance of them isn't exactly inspiring, the biscuit is a kind of pale gold. I know biscuits can be pale but these are just weak. The chocolate is just a thin scraping, nearly thin enough to see the biscuit underneath. It's also extremely pale almost as if the chocolate had tried to do a runner before it got a good scraping. In short they don't look the most appetising in the world.
And to be honest I wasn't confident that they would taste very nice and I wasn't disappointed in that either.
I always duck my biscuits in my coffee and rather disgustingly suck off all the chocolate. Well it survived the dunk test by staying intact but the chocolate did not melt at all. The biscuit did not really melt in the mouth either, it just moulded into a paste. A paste that stuck to my teeth and the roof of my mouth. And its quite an unpleasant paste at that, you can feel the grains of sugar on your tongue. That was the only thing I could taste, the thing is essentially a digestive biscuit, so a little oatiness would have been nice. But apart from the sugar, completely tasteless.
These, for me, unfortunately cannot be considered a worthy replacement for Tesco's own full price version, let alone McVities.
On other things I will scrimp and save but on my chocolate biscuits I refuse to be swayed! I have to be honest though I'd probably keep them for unwanted visitors rather than sacrificing my Chocolate Hob-Nobs!
I have been penny pinching when shopping again and more so when it comes to the biscuit isle. I have had a lot of success with the cheaper biscuits and my boys have enjoyed them so I thought I would give their Value milk chocolate digestive biscuits a go for a change.
The biscuits come in a plastic wrapper which is white and blue in colour. The front has the Tesco Value logo on it and a picture showing some of the biscuits. On the reverse of the wrapper we have all of the product information including the ingredient and allergy advice. It is here that you can also find the nutritional values.
The ends of the wrapper are blue and they are quite hard to get open but there is a tear strip to one end of the packet which makes for easy opening.
~~APPEARANCE AND TASTE~~
The biscuits are a good size, they measure approximately 7cm and the widest point in the middle and are a round shape. They are not overly thick and measure roughly ½ a cm thick. The bottom of the biscuit is a golden brown colour which resembles a normal digestive biscuit and has the digestive name in the middle, there is also a small pattern around this. The top of the biscuit is covered in a lovely brown milk chocolate. There is a faint smell to the biscuits and this is a mixture of the wheat biscuit and the milk chocolate. It is nice ad always makes me feel like eating a biscuit when smelling it.
When it comes to eating the biscuits we do have fun, they taste great. I do enjoy the contrast of the crunchy crumbly biscuit against the smoothness of the chocolate. The biscuit has a very pleasant taste which is just like any other digestive. It does remind me a little of a wheat taste but it is good. The chocolate also tastes great as it is milk chocolate and not the dark variety. I have found there to be a good amount of chocolate on each of the biscuits and the whole things works well together. I do have to bite my biscuits as I am not able to fit them whole into my mouth like hubby an when doing so I do find they make a few crumbs. I am not overly bothered about this as I do find it easy to brush them off my clothes. Unfortunately my boys take smaller bits and therefore they do make even more crumbs which usually end up over the floor. I have started to give them their biscuits on a plate to cut down on the amount on the floor.
My boys do enjoy their biscuits but I have found that they have to hold the biscuit for longer than me and the chocolate does tend to melt on their finger but they don't seem to care and have fun licking this off. The quicker the biscuit is eaten then the less chocolate on the finger.
I am not a tea drinker so I am not personally able to comment on how good they are for dunking but I have spoken to hubby about this and he says they are an average dunker. He says they don't tend to go soggy to quickly and break off resulting in a sloppy mess at the bottom of the cup and the heat from the tea makes the chocolate melt which he enjoys as it is smoother when eating. He has said that his cup of tea does end up having a hint of chocolate though when he has dunked with these biscuits.
The biscuits come in a pack size of 300g and I find this to be good, there are roughly 25 biscuits in each pack but I cannot be exact as the packet I have is nearly empty.
The packaging is unfortunately not recyclable.
There are some allergy warnings on the pack of the packet and these include the fact that they contain milk, wheat, gluten and soya. The recipe is nut free and so to is the factory which these are produce in. Tesco cannot confirm that the ingredients are nut free though.
The ingredients are:-
Wheat flour, milk chocolate (23%), vegetable oil, sugar, wholemeal wheat flour, glucose-fructose syrup, raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate), salt
The milk chocolate contains, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, dried skimmed milk, whey powder, butteroil, emulsifier (soya lecithins, polyglycerol, polyricinoleate), vegetable fat, natural flavourings)
These biscuits are suitable for vegetarians.
It is best to store these biscuits in a cool dry place and away from sunlight. Once the packet is opened they need to be kept in an air tight container so they do not go stale. The shelf life is good and the latest packet we have has over 6 months on them.
The nutritional values for each biscuit are:-
Calories - 85
Sugar - 4.5g
Fat - 3.9g
Saturates - 2g
Salt - 0.1g
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
These biscuits are part of the Tesco Value range so they are only available in their stores, other supermarkets do their own version of them though. They are priced at around 50p per packet which I feel is excellent value for money compared to the branded varieties.
I am more than happy to give these biscuits the full 5 stars, they have a lovely rich taste which works well with the smooth chocolate and my boys love them. Hubby claims they are quite good for dunking too. They are cheap and cheerful and well worth trying. I think these would be an ideal extra for children's parties or a lunch box or picnic treat.
I am currently attempting to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits - this is the main reason why! These biscuits are my absolute favourite and I have a severe weakness for them. They are part of the Value range from Tesco, and are available with either a plain chocolate or milk chocolate coating. My biscuit of choice is the milk chocolate digestive. They cost a measly 35p for a 300g packet and are an absolute bargain!
The biscuits come in a simple plastic wrapper, with the plain and boring Tesco value blue and white stripe design. 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.
The reason I love these biscuits so much (other than the really cheap price) is that they taste really, really good. The biscuit base is firm and crunchy and has a nice wheaty flavour that digestive biscuits are known for. The milk chocolate coating is sweet and rich and provides that extra burst of sugar that my sweet tooth constantly craves. They are perfect for dunking in a cup of tea, the chocolate starts to melt and the biscuit softens up a little.
You will need to have some self control with these biscuits, my problem is that I open the packet and start munching away without thinking to stop when I should. It's easy to take another biscuit, and then one more etc etc and I often end up eating half a packet or more during my time sat in front of the computer when I'm at work. The packaging is not resealable and the biscuits that are exposed at the top become soft if they are not transferred to a biscuit tin or some other suitable container.
One of these digestive biscuits contains 85 calories. I usually have at least 3 to accompany my cuppa on tea breaks, so that's a whopping 255 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 reduce 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! 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, Milk Chocolate (23%), Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wholemeal Wheat Flour, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt
Milk Chocolate contains: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Skimmed Milk, Whey Powder, Butteroil, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins, Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate), Natural Flavouring
Nutritional values per biscuit:
Energy 350kJ 85kcal
Mono Unsaturates 1.4g
*Salt Equivalent 0.1g
Well today I really blew the diet out of the window as I was tempted by Tesco Value Milk Chocolate Digestives when I went shopping today, its not often I go to Tesco's so I always go a little mad when I get there and see how cheap their own value products are.
All the tesco's value packaging is in white, red and blue so that its easy to spot on the supermarket shelves and its a basic simple design which i presume helps to keep the price low.
I paid just 34p for a packet of 300g and when I saw how cheap they were diet or no diet I just had to have them.
When I got home I put the kettle on and opened the packet, they looked just like any other choclate digestive biscuit but a little smaller, but smelt delicious and on biting into the crunchy digestive I was not dissapointed at the taste. As far as I could tell they were just as good as a McVities. On dunking them in my cuppa I found that they didn't disintergrate straight away and fall into your cup of tea, but held their own against other chocolate digestives.
Each biscuit contains 85 calories which is goodbye to the diet for today, but they really were worth it as the choclate was rich and creamy milk chocolate not a stingy portion but a generous covering over one side of the biscuit and the e biscuit was crunchy and tasty, a pleasant surprise for a value biscuit.
The next time I will be going to Tesco's I will be stocking up o a few packets as I can't see why i shopuld pay more for a superiour brand name if the Tesco's ones are cheaper and just as good.
If your looking to save money yet not scrap on the luxury items then Tesco Value Milk chocolate Digestives are definately worth buying for the saving you will make.
Have fun x
It's weird because I like the plain Tesco Value Digestives and you'd think these milk chocolate ones would be even better, but they're worse because the chocolate is so cheap tasting.
They're 30p for a 300g pack, the biscuits are smaller than the ones you get in McVities but they are thicker and there's deffo more in the pack.
The chocolate doesn't look much like proper chocolate, last night I had one of these and a McVities chocolate digestive and these ones deffo LOOK a lot cheaper.
The taste is just like that too. Because of the biscuit being thicker it means the texture is all different, these are crunchy but they don't feel crumbly or good quality like more expensive biscuits. I think these digestives are a bit too sweet as well and that stops them tasting like digestives a bit, the taste is just off and with these I think I'd rather not have a biscuit if these were all that was in the tin.
The chocolate isn't very nice, it's got the same sort of taste as cooking chocolate or something like that. It isn't creamy and has got a mega sticky feel when it starts melting on your fingers, I reckon an actual bar made out of this chocolate would be disgusting!
I have dunked these in coffee and they're a bit better like that, the chocolate melts nice in the hot coffee and the biscuit is good because it's thick so you can hold it in for a bit longer. You'll have to suss timings out though because if you leave it for for a second longer than you should then it will deffo break off and land in the bottom of your cup.
I don't like these, my mum buys them because when you're buying biscuits for 5 (plus visitors!!!) it gets expensive to keep filling the biscuit tin up with McVities. When I go to the shop I usually buy the more expensive ones because then it's a treat for everyone.
Not recommended..... they taste madly cheap, but try the plain Tesco Value Digestives because they're quite nice.
Blimey, can it be Tesco Value time again so soon already? Yes, folks, it most certainly can, and this time around we're looking at a product which an awful lot of people like, to wit the chocolate digestive biscuit. Well, not just one of them - I would have been somewhat annoyed had I been charged 30p for that, unless the biscuit in question had been about two feet in diameter. (Mmm, now there's a thought!) I've seen very mixed results with ultra-cheapo chocolatey foods, too. Still, at that price there's scope for making mistakes, so I took the risk.
I'm sure that most people are getting fed up with reading about Tesco Value packaging, so I'll be as quick as I can here: it's mostly white, there's some blue and red on it, and there's a photo of some of the biscuits. There; that didn't hurt too much, did it? On a more practical note, like many of its stablemates this packet is not particularly easy to open (with your hands, at any rate; a pair of scissors can help) and it's all too easy to send the biscuits - and more to the point, crumbs - all over your kitchen if you're not careful...
Since it's the third paragraph, it must be time for the nutrition information. That's what you're all thinking, I know. Mind you, it's a dangerous assumption to make; one of these days I may use this bit to reveal that I am actually Lord Lucan. (Did Lord Lucan eat chocolate digestives? I think we should be told.) However, I'm too busy at the moment to get involved with that sort of thing, so instead will drop back to my usual form and tell you that this is no diet product: just *one biscuit* will cost you 85 kcal as well as fully 10% of your daily saturated fat allowance! They're veggie, but contain milk, wheat, gluten and soya.
When I first tried these biscuits, I was a little bit put off by their sweetness and how filling they felt as they went down. As you might expect, I was measuring them against McVitie's finest, and by that standard Tesco's effort seemed strangely overdone. However, after a while an interesting transformation occurred, and they started to taste really, really nice. I can't put my finger on why this should have happened, and I've gone back to McVitie's since without much of a look back, but I think I would suggest you not judge the Tesco biscuits simply on the strength of one bite.
In summation, these biscuits are a classic three-star product. Once you get used to the fact that they don't taste like the market leaders, they're perfectly edible, and even the chocolate coating doesn't seem to be of unacceptably poor quality, though it does melt all over the place in anything approaching a warm environment. Their price has to be taken into account when scoring, though I can't justify a really high rating because they don't taste particularly special, and the best chocolate needs to do that. Handy if you're inviting round people you don't particularly like, but don't actually despise!
I often buy value biscuits. I am not fussy, especially when it comes to snacking on biscuits late at night. No marks are being awarded for their package design, which continues to uninspire. I long for bright vibrant colours on value packaging!
The pack of biscuits contains enough to see you through a week, maybe even two weeks if you're lucky. I have never stopped to count the amount of biscuits that you get, but the pack is a very generous size and I would say you're getting close to thirty biscuits in the packet.
The main problem I have with these is that they crumble so very quickly. Often I buy them and the first few biscuits are caving in at the edges. You peel them slowly out of the pack and a few more crumbs fall away. This spoils the biscuits and trying to eat a pack on the bed is a very messy affair! The texture is a bit too crumbly, but the chocolate covering is pretty good. The milk cocoa flavour is sufficient without being potent, I would have liked a slightly thicker coating myself.
The biscuits base is fine, if you can it eat it without it falling to bits, with a delicate shortbread aftertaste to it. As an alternative to just eating them like this, I have used them on ice cream. I simply crunch them up with a wooden rolling pin under a cloth then sprinkle over the top. This makes a very cheap topping and is a great way of using up those broken biscuits. So would I buy again? Yes I think so, at forty pence a pack they are cheap, but just not as sturdy as they could be compared to leading brands.
I tried these the other day as my brother was raving about them.
I don't usually shop at Tesco but for people who do, they should definitely put these in their baskets.
I think they cost around 40p for a 300g pack, I'm not sure how many biscuits that is equal to though.
I am a cadbury lover so I don't usually like cheap chocolate, it's just not the same, but on these biscuits it is actually really nice chocolate, it's no cadbury's but I still liked it.
The biscuits themselves look exactly the same as other chocolate digestives, so if you took them out of the packet and put them in a biscuit tin, I'm pretty sure no-one would question them. The biscuits were crunchy and crumbly and would have been great dunked in some tea.
I usually don't buy biscuits on the pretence that they aren't healthy and they cost too much, but when there are products like this out there that cost 40p and taste great, it's very hard to resist.
If I'm ever at Tesco's I will be picking some of these up. A great product for such a great price.
One of the products that I have bought from the Tesco Value range was one that I thought was a bit of a waste of time. The Value range has a selection of biscuits available - both chocolate bar type biscuits as well as 'plain' biscuits. I have been trying out a few of these different biscuits recently to see if I can save a little money on my weekly shop when I am in Tesco.
The biscuits I bought last week were the 'Tesco Value milk chocolate digestive biscuits'. They are in very plain packaging and it isn't at all eye catching or attractive. This is the case with most of the products in the Tesco Value range though. The packet is very plain looking as I said, although there is a picture of the chocolate digestive biscuits that can be seen on the wrapper and they do look nice and tasty.
The biscuits are the type of thing I eat a lot of although I usually buy a more expensive brand. I like this type of biscuit dunked into my tea which my sister tells me is disgusting but there you go.
The Tesco Value chocolate digestives look very similar to the brand I normally buy when I take them from the packet. They are a circular shape and are very flat. Half of the biscuit is a digestive and the other half is covered in milk chocolate.
The biscuits seemed to be very dry when I was eating them. I thought that they didn't have the usual sweetness that I am used to. Even a plain digestive - one without any chocolate coating - has a bit of sweetness about it but these didn't really seem to satisfy that aspect.
The chocolate that is covering the digestives - well that seemed to be very cheap tasting to me and there wasn't a lot of the chocolate covering. The brand of chocolate digestives that I usually buy is quite generous when it comes to the chocolate coating but these biscuits did not even come close.
The Tesco Value biscuits are in a 300g packet and I think there are about twenty biscuits in this. The
Packet only cost me around 38 pence or something so this does offer good value.
If I was having a kiddies tea party or something like that then I would buy these to put out for the kids, but I like a little luxury in life and so these are not a biscuit that I would recommend to others.
Each of the Tesco Value digestive biscuits has 85 calories.
I wouldn't buy them again!
Not too wheaty, and a bit too sweety.
Plenty of crunch, nice enough to munch.
That about sums them up. I thought I would try them as the Mcvitie half price deal had just finished. To be fair, they are a perfectly edible substitute if you just like the odd munch. However, that is exactly what they are - a substitute.
The biscuit itself is crunchy enough but not enough depth to the flavour You would presume that this is due to a high sugar content, although I am fairly sure that is not actually the case, as the value biscuit is lower in sugar than the Mcvitie one. Similarly with the chocolate, it is a sweet paste which ripples across the top but not really a nice rich chocolate taste. It all looks like the real thing, but somehow isn't quite there.
All said and done, what do you expect at that price (33p)? If my rating was based purely on taste, they would get 2 stars. If it were based on value, I would give them 4. Overall, they get the happy medium of 3 stars.
Would I buy them again?
Yes, probably, while other items are at full price (my kids have not noticed the difference at all). However, any half price deal on the Mcvitie biscuit and I will stock up on those instead as they are easily worth a few pence more.
Tesco Value Milk chocolate Digestives
Description: Manufacturer: Tesco / Type: Biscuits
Yesterday we sent someone from the office on a biscuit run to our local Tesco's with instructions to get among other types of biscuit (Jaffa Cakes in case you're interested!), some chocolate digestives. To be honest, we had expected him to return with the usual McVities ones but instead, he returned with a 300g pack of these, delighted that they had only cost £0.34.
As with all basic ranges, the packaging on these biscuits is not very impressive. A plain white background, blue at either end and the Tesco value writing in red. I have recently been convinced that saving money on packaging is a good thing, who wants to pay extra for a wrapper which is then thrown in the bin?
So, how did they taste? They tasted pretty good! They are perhaps a little thinner than McVities, and not quite as good, but they are more than acceptable. The biscuit has a lovely sweet digestive taste, and isn't too crumbly with a decent crunch to it. The chocolate is quite creamy and goes well with the biscuit base.
Nutritional values per biscuit and per 100g are as follows;
Energy 350kJ (85kcal) 2050kJ (490kcal)
Protein 1.2g 6.9g
Carbohydrate 10.8g 64.0g
sugars 4.5g 26.5g
fat 3.9g 22.8g
saturates 2.0g 11.6g
mono unsaturates 1.4g 8.4g
Fibre 0.5g 3.0g
Sodium* 0.1g 0.8g
In summary, I will be definitely be buying these again. I will actually buy them instead of the bigger brands because they were pretty tasty and I am not convinced that it is better to pay almost a pound extra for a brand name when these do the job equally well. They are great for a family on a budget and if only biscuits were good for you, I could happily eat these every day!
I am a big fan of biscuits and my favourite type of biscuit by far is Chocolate Digestives. I have grown up in a house hold which has the Mcvities chocolate digestives but now im out living on my own I needed to try and save some cash and tried the Tesco Value range of them which instead of about £1 a pack these are 33p.
The packaging is the standard Tesco Value packaging. The white packaging with the blue stripes. On the packaging it states the Nutritional information on the front which is Per biscuit. Calories 85, Sugars 4.5g, Fat 3.9g, Saturates 2g, Salt 0.1g
The taste of these biscuits are obviously not going to be as nice as the more expensive brands, but as a cheaper alternative they tick all the right boxes. The biscuit base is nice and the chocolate on top isn't as luxurious as the expensive brands, and you can tell that the quality is different, but its certainly not a bad taste. I tried these once and at first though 'o these taste different' but after a few I started to like them and now wouldn't even consider buying the more expensive brands.
With a cup of tea is tastes very nice as the chocolate starts to melt and makes it veeeerrryyyyyy yummy :)
For a nice tasting chocolate biscuit at a low price then I would recommend these.