“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Biscuit „
Today I struggled out on the ice and did all the hard work at the shops on re-stocking, allowing my wife to stay inside in the warm. In these circumstances, I had the choice of what to buy.
Amongst other things, I bought these biscuits which I seldom buy. I had gone to the biscuit section to buy plain digestives to use in making a cheesecake and saw these at about 50p for a 300g packet.
I prefer plain to milk chocolate so I bought them and I have them on my desk now - just about to open them and give them a trial scoff.
Before I do so, a bit of nutritional info for you:
These biscuits are made from Wheat Flour, Plain Chocolate (23%), Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wholemeal Wheat Flour, Glucose-Fructose syrup and Raising Agents. Each biscuit contains 85 calories and 4.3g of fat.
Having had a quick feel, there seem to be 19 biscuits in the pack - about 2.5p each.
Right - now for the taste test - stand by, First off, the Tear Here strip was a bit tricky to access but once I did, it worked well and 3 of these half-covered chocolate biscuits are now exposed and are about to die. Eaten alive!
Each biscuit is approx 6.5cms in diameter and have Sweetmeal Digestive biscuits imprinted on the reverse. The chocolate is dark and inviting, so I'm going in.......
First bite - satisfying crunch - not too many crumbs and nicely melt in the mouth. Second bite - just like the first one - it's very sweet but very nice. Chocolate taste not too bad for an own brand product - wonder who makes them for Tesco? Final bite now gone. This biscuit is no more. It's an ex biscuit. Remaining crumbs surreptitiously swept onto the floor - the spiders need to be kept well fed in this cold weather.
The verdict? - They're tasty - not as nice as McVities but not too bad at all. Now I will eat two more and then empty the rest of the packet into the biscuit barrel. I promise!
You may know I like plain, dark and Milk Chocolate. I often choose Plain Chocolate Biscuits as I think the more bitter taste of the Chocolate teamed up with the Salted kind of Malted Digestive Biscuit.
Although brand named Chocolate Coated Digestives are nice, this was my first try at the budget brand version. This is from tesco and costs only 44p for the 300g pack. The brand named ones are about twice the price, so if this was good then it could end up being a bit of a saving.
The pack was a bit plain looking. It was just white with the Tesco Value writing on the pack and a little picture of a Biscuit on the front.
The Biscuits are stacked on top of each other and were thick enough and a decent size and width. I would say these are as thick as the brand named ones, but perhaps just that bit smaller. The Chocolate coating was spread good enough and slightly rippled and the Digestive part is nice and crumbly.
These tasted nice and I will be buying them again. The Chocolate was a little bit sweet but that was overshadowed by the Plain Chocolate which was a nice rich more Bitter taste. The Digestive part was malty and crumbly and was nice as well.
A good buy.
These are very nice for the value range at Tesco, they are very cheap to buy at 46p when I bought them, I eat them all the time as I do not mind the lower brand in some items and I highly rate these biscuits.
They are quite thin compared to the other higher brands but they are substantial enough for me, I find the amount of chocolate on the top is fine but it is not as nice as others but what more can we expect for a cheaper brand.
It comes in the normal red and blue striped packaging and it is easy to open, although sometimes I have found it a little bit harder.
I love plain chocolate and these keep nice and fresh in a tin and I keep mine in the fridge because I like them cold and crunchy and harder, they keep well for weeks if they last that long but in my case I am affraid they are not there in the next couple of days.
These are ideal for children and my grandchild loves them as they are just the right size as they are a little bit smaller than others, my daughter does not like him to have many but she does not mind the size of these.
Each biscuit contains:
So they are quite high in calories etc but never the less they are delicious for the price.
I like cooking and I entertain alot and when the pennies have been low as they normally are I have made a pudding with these and I have broken them up finely and placed them into the bottom of a glass and put a little custard over them and then a little bit of cream and sprinkled a little bit of chocolate over and my guests have enjoyed it and never complained about the biscuit effect, they enjoyed it because they have had it more than once so must have.
When we are on a budget, like we all are these are exellent way of cutting down the shopping bill and still having the things we enjoy but at a lower range.
These own brand Tesco plain chocolate digestives are less well known than their more famous cousin the McVities chocolate digestive but are just as good for the same wide variety of purposes. Although both brands of biscuits are sold in Tesco stores it is clear which one Tesco want you to buy. They help you to make up your mind by lowering the price on the Tesco brand ones so that they make a much cheaper alternative to the expensive McVities brand biscuits.
These biscuits taste slightly different to McVities brand biscuits as they are not as crunchy or crumbly but this is not enough to make your experience of the biscuits any worse. This fact added to the low price mean that whenever I go shopping at Tesco's its own brand chocolate digestives are always in my basket.
The only bad thing about these biscuits are that they contain more calories than is strictly necessary for your daily recommended intake and so I generally can only eat them sparingly but this is not a problem unless , like me, your children have eaten them all by the time you get back to eat some more.
Plain Chocolate Digestives- My Little Dunkers!
Ever since I have been little I always loved to come home from school/ work to a lovely glass of ice cold milk and a few of these and dunk away! They taste so great and in my opinion, they are far better than Rich Tea biscuits!
What are they?
These are plain chocolate digestives. Digestives are a kind of biscuit that are sometimes referred to as a sweet-meal biscuit. These are made usingoarse wheat flour, ground wholemeal, a light amount of sugar, and a rising agent such as baking soda, along with oil, salt, and sometimes milk as well!
As well as being a little savoury (the biscuit) it is also very sweet which is quite hard to understand. They have a thin layer of plain chocolate on the top which makes these extra sweet and yummy! I love the way the chocolate melts in your mouth- exquisite!
These come in a 300g packet and they are actually quite large in size. The plastic wrapper that surrounds them has minimal colour and is mainly white with some red and blue design and an image of 2 biscuits!
Price and Place
These are sold in Tesco for around 30p!
At 85 calories per biscuit- I am only allowed a few- Bad Point
Great Budget Biscuits!
These Tesco Value Plain Chocolate Digestives might not be the nest tasting chocolate digestives on the supermarket shelves but at thirty three pence for a 300 gramm packet they are probably the cheapest that you are going to find.
They are not very big either but the smaller size makes them good for dunking however ratherthan eating them directly I find they excellent to crush up and use as a base when I'm making a cheesecake, particularly a chocolate one as you then also get a chocolate flavoured base as well.
The packaging is the standard plain white wrapper with basic product information on it.
They only have a thin layer of plain chocolate on top which has a rippled effect and there is little taste from it, the digestive biscuit is quite sweet tasting and the biscuit is a little crumbly and reaks easily when you bite into it.
For use in baking they are good and very cheap, they are ok as a biscuit but you do get whatyou pay for when it comes to taste and the noticeable difference is in the quality and quantity of the chocolate used in the making of these.
Tescos value range offers many great products at just the fraction of the price that the big brands offer the similar product at. And this is another one from the value range. I like buying products from the value range, some are similar to the bigger brands and some aren't as good however these are almost as good as the mcvities chocolate digestives that everyone loves.
These are only 39p for a packet of a similar amount to that of the mcvities variety which are about 79p or sometimes more for a pack so there about half the price.
Well they may be half the price but they certainly not half the taste. The digestive biscuit is made perfectly, its very crispy and fresh and the plain chocolate coating may be just a little bit cheaper tasting than the mcvities version however still tastes great and finishes the biscuit off well.
If your shopping on a budget but still want to enjoy some sweet products then these are a great buy, I think most people like these biscuits so there always good to have in the house, and to be honest no one can even taste the difference between these and the more expensive mcvities.
I can be partial to a biscuit every now and again, and Milk chocolate is always my first choice. I will occasionally plain chocolate if I'm feeling desperate but it is a rare occasion. When I came across the value Biscuits tesco were offering(Milk chocolate and dark chocolate) I thought that at only 35p why not?
Packaging is as always fairly basic, the average Tesco value Red and Blue and white. Very boring and not slightly attractive.
But if you look beyond the packaging and the fact it says value, these biscuits aren't all that bad.
Like the Milk chocolate Variation it dunks extremely well, barely ever falling apart after consecutive dunks, despite the chocolate being runny it is a perfect dunker.
The Chocolate taste is just right, not too sweet and not too bitter.
Also the Price is very low compared to the top name brands, almost 3 times less, and the pennies all add up.
I would definitely recommend you all to at least try one, You may not like it or you may. That decision is up to you but me...
I enjoyed it
Thanks for reading
***** Introduction *****
I have never really been a biscuit lover or a chocolate one for that matter, I would rather have a bag of crisps insted. However I have recently tried to stop smoking, so rather than have a cigerette I opted to snack insted.
I was eating my way through nearly two packet of biscuits a day, plus I was craving chocolate. So on my last visit to the supermarket, I thought I would have to try some different biscuits and heaper ones as it was costing me a fortune, buying them from a corner shop.
**** The Biscuits ****
While walking the biscuit lane at tesco, I picked up some mcvities chocolate digestives at first, but further along I found these Tesco value chocolate disgestives.
I decided on the value biscuits as they had the same calorie content as the branding ones and they contained four or so more biscuits, so needless to say the branded went straight back and replaced with these.
upon my first cup of tea I opened the biscuits, they looked identical to the tesco ones and after a dunking they taste just as good. If i was asked to chose the branded ones blind folded I would never have guessed as these are really just the same, but with a bland and very basic packaging
***** My Views *****
The packing is the only thing to let these biscuits down, but if like me the biscuits go straight into a tin this should not matter, these even have the digestive name stamped into the back of each biscuit and they are covered in milk chocolate. anyone who did not see the packaging would never know the difference.
These contain roughly 25 chocolate covered digestives and they cost 39p, which is a steal as the branded ones come in at over a pound.
Tesco do milk chocolate and plain chocolate coated digestives in their Value range of biscuits. The dark chocolate ones are my favourite.
For 39p you get a packet containing 24 biscuits. There is nothing fancy about the packaging but there really is no need for there to be. The packet is made from that plastic like stuff that is impossible to get into without scissors, or a knife, but Tesco has thought of that. There is a red strand running around the top of the packet and pulling this opens it for you.
The trouble is that three biscuits fall out as soon as you open the tube. These three biscuits just have to be eaten immediately.
The biscuits are quite dark coloured digestives with very thinly spread chocolate over one side of them. I found that the biscuits crumble when you bite them as they are quite brittle and they certainly make a lot of crumbs. The chocolate is bitter and only just sufficient to cover the biscuit but for the money it is excellent value.
If you are a biscuit 'dunker' these need to be handled with care. I dipped one in my tea and ended up with chocolate floating in it. The chocolate melts easily in a hot drink and on your fingers. It didn't take much dunking to make the biscuit disintegrate into the bottom of the cup. O~kay, most people don't dunk chocolate biscuits, but I do.
I sometimes use these chocolate digestives with ice cream to make a posh looking dessert. Crumble one over the ice cream and put another two in the ice cream in the same way as you would do wafers. Tesco Value chocolate digestives are cheap enough to do this with.
Each biscuit has 85 calories so eating six, which is what I have just done is equivalent to eating and extra meal. Then I read on the packet about that 12g of fat in the six biscuits that I'd eaten and decided it was time to put the remainder away.
I don't know how long I will be able to resist them for but I suspect that they will be gone before bed time.
For the price these biscuits are worth buying and they are very good value. I will certainly buy them again.
I am a bloke with a sweet tooth and love a biscuit with a cuppa (though no sugar in my tea thanks). These are perfect to dunk... there are very few biscuits I would dunk, chocolate digestives, hob nobs and malted milk all fit the bill. The dark chocolate is wonderfully smooth and tasty, it does not taste cheap to me all. The digestive base holds well together when dunked into a steaming cup of tea and I love the layer of melted chocolate that I always so pleasantly find at the bottom of my mug.
But the real reason I buy these biscuits is to make a Chocolate Banoffee Pie:
2/3 of a packet of plain chocolate digestives mixed with a bar of melted plain chocolate for the base (I use Value). A tin of Nestle Carnation Caramel to spread a thick layer on top of the base. Slice a banana and arrange onto the Caramel. A tub of whipped cream on the top with a few sprinkle of a crush plain digestive and a chunk of banana here and there pretties it up! Oh and pop it in the fridge to set .
This is a sensational dish and you really should try it - with Tesco Value Plain Digestives of course. It is very VERY sweet but not sickly. I am no James Martin but love a dessert.
Great as a dunker, even better as a base to Chocolate Banoffee Pie.
I like the odd Biscuit, and Chocolate digestives are pretty good. I bought these to mix in with the Chocolate Truffles i've just made, as although the recipe calls just for Digestives, I like to mix half and half Plain and Chocolate as it makes the Truffles more yummy. Here is my recipe in case you want to make them yourself
170g Consensed Milk
2 tablespoons cocoa
Bash up Digestives (I put mine in a food bag and keep pressing down with a wooden spoon. Put in a large bowl, stir in the cocoa, melt the Marg, then add Condensed milk and heat up a little, mix straight into the Digestives so they are moist and covered then put in the fridge to cool. When cool, spoon out into small sections, and rub in your hands to make ball shapes - I tried this when it was warm and it totally stuck to my hands and I couldn't ball them! Roll them in Chocolate strands and then they are ready!!!
Anyway back to the product.
These cost 44p for a 300g pack, which was a lot cheaper than the McVities ones I normally buy. They are part of the Tesco Value brand, which are the cheapest basic brand in the shop.
Packaging is alright, nothing special, but that doesn't bother me. They are either in a cupboard, loose in a biscuit tin or mixed in my cooking! The Pack is a plain white and has the Tesco brand on it and a picture of the Chocolate biscuits.
The taste of them were alright. The Biscuit part was crumbly enough, malty and had a slight salty taste. Tasted pretty wholemeal. Although the Chocolate wasn't that thick, since it had a dark, slightly bitter taste then the amount on the biscuits was just right. I would buy these again and next time I will seek out the Milk Chocolate ones to try.
A good budget buy and these made my Truffles taste pretty good!
As we all know I am on a bit of a Tesco own brand mission, I have just been sat here munching my Tesco Plain and Milk chocolate digestive biscuits.
We have to have both plain and milk in my house as I like the plain ones (actually I am not fussy) and my partner likes the milk chocolate ones. Anyway I had eaten all of mine so decided to start on my partners and thought i would write a quick review.
The biscuits look exactly like Mcvities biscuits they may be a little smaller but that is the only difference (they are mcvities packaged differently. Both the plain and milk chocolate biscuits great for dunking in your coffee. They are not too crumbly and are a bargain (We all like a bargain).
The biscuits come in a white packet with the Tesco logo in the corner and a picture of the biscuits with either Milk Chocolate or Plain digestives written on. On the other side the is the nutritional value, allergy advice, Ingredients and Tesco Our Promise and contact details.
The biscuits are in packs of 300g and for Plain Chocolate they cost 44p and for milk chocolate 33p.
I cannot find any downside for these biscuits at these prices.
Even if you are not on an economy drive these are fantastic biscuits, i'll pay you if you can find a difference in taste between these and mcvities (only joking you can't take me up on that).
I have been on somewhat of a Tesco Value shopping spree this week as while shopping I noticed they have extended the range recently and I am always eager to sample these possible bargains as there are quite a few gems available for just a few pence. One such item is this packet of chocolate digestives, which admittedly aren't as wonderfully crumbly as my usual McVities brand but considering these are a fraction of the price they are absolutely excellent.
The biscuits themselves are slightly smaller in diameter to McVities, but in relation are a little bit thicker which is how I like my biscuits really.
The base of the biscuit is fairly wheaty and very moreish. I find these Value digestives don't crumble as much as my beloved McVities, which is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your point of view! Personally I love a crumbly biscuit which will leave me with the need to vacuum afterwards, these do crumble but it's more in a messy way than making the biscuit feel indulgent.
The chocolate used to top the biscuit is rather thin, but the chocolate itself is so sweet and full flavoured that any more would probably be overkill. On the packet it says this is plain chocolate, but to me it is not strong enough to be plain and is more like a cross between milk and plain chocolate which isn't a problem but I had been expecting a nice rich plain chocolate to pep the biscuit up a little bit.
I think Tesco have gotten it spot on with these biscuits, the fairly bland base is livened up no end by the addition of the chocolate and considering they cost just 33p I think we have a bargain here!
I tentatively dunked one into a cup of tea at lunch time and am pleased to report that these biscuits are excellent in this regard. My tea was freshly brewed and piping hot yet not so much as a crumb dropped off the digestive into my cup, incidentally the chocolate melts beautifully after dunking and this really made the biscuit taste and feel like a more premium brand.
Although these biscuits are not McVities, neither do they feel like the dirt cheap brand they are. Forget the awful Value packaging, once I've tipped my biscuits into the barrel no-one would know that I've served them a no frills product and even if they could tell that these aren't my usual high priced biccies it would never occur to them that they were less than a third of the price. And frankly I wouldn't care if they could tell as I think they're great.
Another of my "value" reviews. I have had to rely on my husband for this review as I don't actually like plain chocolate so I thought that if I reviewed them it would be a little biased - along the lines of horrible chocolate but the biscuit was OK.
I decided to buy these for my husband really for the price - not that I begrudge paying nearly a pound for McVities but I do begrudge paying that money and then throwing half of them away because they have gone stale.
The problem is that my husband is the only person in our family who likes plain chocolate so they just don't get eaten. Anyway back to the review. The biscuits come in the standard value packaging and are the same as most biscuit packets - impossible to open without slicing the end with a knife. The chocolate isn't quite as thick as the McVitie version but still more than adequate. The chocolate had the right amount of bitterness and melted to the right consistency when dunked in tea (very important). The biscuit disn't go too soggy either after the aforementioned dunking!!
When not dunked the biscuit is crisp and sweet enough. The biscuits also seemed to stay fresh for abit longer than the McVitie version.
This is another value product I will be buying in the future.
Budget biscuits in both plain and milk chocolate versions