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      31.12.2013 18:07

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      Very nice to keep in your tin for a tasty treat!

      What can i say i love these biscuits and they are the only ones I buy. They are very cheap and very nice with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. I love how crumbly they are and unlike other rich tea biscuits they are not as dry. I would also pick the plain ones over the chocolate as I find these nicer with a hot drink as the chocolate doesn't melt in my tea.

      If you are after something simple and tasty I would pick these biscuits but if you want something for a party then these would not be as attractive. They are good to just keep in the biscuit tin for when you want something small and sweet.

      The one problem I find with these is the packaging. Once you have ripped it open you cannot keep the remaining biscuits inside. So make sure you have good a biscuit tin before you buy :)

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      12.10.2013 22:16
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      Taste bland.

      I do love Rich Tea biscuits, they are a nice taste but I hadn't tried these from Tesco's Value range until recently. I thought they would be worth a try because they were so cheap to buy and I thought if I didn't like them, I would not have wasted much money.

      They come in a plastic wrapper, which is very basic looking and just the name clearly on the front and a picture of a couple of biscuits looking quite appetising. I paid just 23p for a 300g packet. A really cheap price for a packet of biscuits in my opinion.

      There are 39 biscuits in the pack, a very good amount for 23p, they are a circular shape and measure approximately 2 and a half inches in diameter, a little smaller than a branded one but still a good size. They are much thinner too than branded ones but adequate enough for the price.

      They are a pale beige colour and not as nice a colour as the branded ones but they don't look too nasty to be fair. Considering the price I didn't really expect them to be such a good colour but they are still fine looking biscuits.

      They are not as good a texture as others available but they are edible. They do not have that crumbly texture and are more of a harder texture, I don't like the texture of these eaten dry, they are fine for dunking and aren't too bad eaten this way. I dunked them into my hot tea and found they tasted much better. Because they are a harder textured biscuit, I found they didn't drop into my tea. I find they do taste a little bland and don't have such a good taste. They are however small enough for my little grandson to hold comfortably in his hand. They are a nice size for the little ones to hold and big enough not to ruin their appetite before their main meal. My grandchildren quite liked these biscuits and enjoyed them a lot more than I actually did. He can easily chew and swallow them but I did notice he had to chew them for a little longer than a branded biscuit.

      Because I found them to be quite bland, I decided to smear some soft cheese over the top of a couple and sandwich them together, they tasted a whole lot better eaten this way and the 2 foods worked well together and gave for a nicer taste. The cheese just gave them a little extra taste for my taste buds and I quite enjoyed them with the cheese. I didn't want to throw them away so that's why I ate them with the cheese. I often eat biscuits this way and so that's what I decided to do with these ones in the end.

      Per biscuit they contain only 35 calories, 1.5g of sugar, 1.1g of fat of which 0.4g of saturates and a trace of salt. This is a good amount of calories if you are wanting to eat a biscuit if you are on a diet or trying to cut down on the calorie intake and still want to eat a biscuit.

      They are not too sweet a biscuit and are just the right amount of sugary taste that I like in a biscuit. I think if you love a more sugary biscuit, these maybe not so suitable but the amount of sugar taste is enough for my taste buds. They aren't a sickly taste or too nasty if you are looking to buy a cheaper brand and have a large family too feed.

      I won't buy these again in the future, even though they are really cheap, didn't expect such a better tasting one but I did expect them to be more crumbly. They don't crumble at all and I was a little bit disappointed in these because Tesco do produce nice cheaper biscuits in the Value range but these didn't suit my taste buds very much at all.

      They contain no artificial flavours or colours.

      I don't recommend these if you are looking for a good tasty biscuit, they are not the quality of a branded one and don't come close. Even for the cheap price, I did expect them to taste a little better. I won't buy them again in the future because they don't give me the taste that I expect from a shops own brand of Rich Tea biscuits. I suppose for 23p, they may be suitable for some people on a very low budget but for my budget they just didn't give enough taste.

      I give them only 2 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        18.08.2013 22:10
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        A cheap way to cheer an elevenses cuppa.

        Biscuits seem to get ever pricier these days and as a family trying to budget, we buy far less than we used to. The tightest budget can afford to keep some of these in the biscuit tin though. At 23p for a 300g pack of biscuits, Tesco Everyday Value Rich Tea biscuits represent good value for money and provides you with a crisp, slightly malty flavoured biscuit to dunk in your tea - or eat in the 'proper' manner if you wish.

        Ingredients:
        Wheat Flour,Sugar ,Vegetable Oil ,Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate) ,Barley Malt Extract ,Glucose Syrup ,Salt ,Preservative (Sodium Metabisulphite)

        Allergy information: cannot guarantee no nuts as made in a factory which uses nuts, contains wheat, gluten, sulphites.


        I am not going to rave about these biscuits. They are pleasant enough - but they are a plain, thin, baked biscuit; nothing special. They have no adornments; no filling. To me, they come into their own when dipped quickly in and out of my teacup - probably a sign of poor breeding, I know - but very tasty. A couple of these with my elevenses cuppa does not make me feel guilty - partly because each biscuit contains just 43kcal and partly because they are so low in price.

        I have fond memories of my gran making a 'rich tea sandwich' by buttering the side of one biscuit and sticking a couple together. This was her way of making them a little more moist without dunking - yet still enjoying their crispness as she bit into her 'sandwich.' It still makes me smile to think of that.

        Would recommend. A cheap and tasty little biscuit.

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          22.05.2013 14:52
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          Cheap but tasty biscuits

          ===These are now re-branded as Tesco Everyday Value Biscuits===

          ===The Product===

          Tesco Everyday Value Rich Tea Biscuits.
          Cream colour packet wit the Everyday Value branding of small images of cups, biscuits and teapots in blue and grey - also has an image of biscuits on a plate.
          No artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats.
          300 grams and suitable for Vegetarians.
          43 calories per biscuit and each one contains 1.3 grams of fat and 1.8 grams of sugar.
          Long shelf life - mine is up to January 2014.
          Contains wheat, gluten and sulphites.
          Produced in the UK for Tesco.
          No mono sodium glutamate or genetically modified ingredients.



          ===Cost===

          29p.



          ===My Opinion===

          These are the cheap value biscuits but do not be put off by that.
          the biscuits are round and a good golden colour. They have a pattern on the base and holes over the top. The surface of the biscuit si imprinted with the words' Round Rich Tea Biscuit'.
          As with all very cheap biscuits you never quite know what you are getting. These are very inexpensive so I as not expecting them to be very nice. However even my son has been enjoying these so they cannot be to bad.
          For myself I have found them quite tasty and not very much different to any other Rich Tea biscuits you could buy - even the expensive ones.
          the size, shape and texture of these biscuits are on a par with others I have eaten before. The biscuits are nice and crisp but without being too hard. they snap in half easily and taste just as you would expect - crunchy and sweet but without being overpoweringly sweet. These biscuits taste good whether you eat them on their own or dunk them in your tea.
          A good thing when these biscuits are being dunked is that they do not disintegrate too quickly and fall into your tea and all the ones I have dipped into my drinks have not dropped at all which is good to know - as some biscuits fall into your cup of tea as soon as they are immersed.
          Although cheap definitely a good buy and I will not bother buying any more of the more expensive versions now.



          ===Random Fact===

          According to Wikipedia Rich Tea Biscuits 'were originally called Tea Biscuits, they were developed in the 17th century in Yorkshire for the upper classes as a light snack between full-course meals'.



          ===Star Rating===

          5 stars.



          ===Would I Recommend?===

          Yes.



          ===Website===

          www.tesco.com



          ===Ingredients===

          Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate), Barley Malt Extract, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Preservative (Sodium Metabisulphite).

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          29.02.2012 16:27
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          Great for dunking into a cup of tea.

          We get through so many biscuits in my house, as im always being visited by my grandchildren so my biscuit box is always being topped up, and they know exactly where it is kept and make a bee line towards the cupboard when they get here.

          Ive started buying these value biscuits from Tescos as they are 25pence per packet and you do get a lot of biscuits for your money per pack which weighs in at 300 grams. They are low in calories, 35 per biscuit and you tend to eat a few each time. They are crisp and crumbly when you bite them, I find them a bit dry on their own, but are great dipped into a cup of tea.

          My grandaughter likes her spread with butter and jam, naughty but nice. I buy on average six packets a week as they disapear so quickly, I have given up buying the more expensive ones as the children enjoy these, i dont get any complaints so its helps me as I dont mind how many they eat.

          They contain fibre 0.2g a trace of sodium, protein 0.6g, carbohydrate5.6g, fat 1.2g, and sugars 1.5grams.

          These are beige coloured biscuits with rich tea biscuits written on them, they have a few small hole perferations across the top, are plain underneath, are sweet to taste, and crispy and crumbly. If you dunk them in their tea they take on a whole different texture, soft and fall into your mouth, dont dunk them for too long as you find they break off and you have a big lump of biscuit floating around in your tea, which im sure we have all done at some point.

          These biscuits are also suitable for vegans, and as another member just informed me suitable for people with milk allergies.

          I would recommend them if you are looking for a cheap biscuit that you dont mind not having chocolate on, then these will be great for you.

          Ingredients :
          Malt, Barley, Salt, Glucose syrup, Wheat flour. sugar and vegtable oil, raising agents.

          I love these and so do my grandchildren, and they are cheap, but dont last too long in my house.

          Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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            29.09.2010 14:54
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            A nice biscuit that is a favourite for tea break time.

            I am currently attempting to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits but I just can't bear to cut out biscuits completely. I love settling down with a nice cup of tea and a few biccies, but my habits are even less healthy than I had imagined. I used to have a cup of tea and 3 chocolate coated digestive biscuits to go with it. Those 3 biscuits amounted to a massive 255 calories! When you're trying to count your calories every one matters, and I had to look for an alternative to my favourite snack. I saw these Rich Tea biscuits in Tesco's and at just 25p for a packet I couldn't resist.

            The biscuits come in a simple plastic wrapper, with the plain and boring Tesco Value blue and white stripe design. I couldn't find an easy open pull tab on the packet so I had to try and rip open the end which resulted in a few biscuit breakages. For 25p you get 300g of biscuits and there was enough in the packet to keep me going for over a week of morning tea breaks at work. The packaging is not resealable and should be transferred to a biscuit tin or some other suitable container after opening.

            The biscuits themselves are a pale beige colour and have the words "rich tea biscuits" on each one, along with a few perforations in a circular pattern. They are light and crisp, to the extent of being quite dry and crumbly if you eat them straight from the packet. Of course, we all know that rich teas are made to be dunked! The biscuits transform when they have a quick dip in a hot cuppa, you only need to dunk them in for a second or two as they are very fragile and can break off and drop into your cup if you're not careful. After a quick dunk the biscuit goes soft and has a lovely warm buttery taste to it. They are plain but not boring, and the flavour complements all the different types of tea that I drink which is good as I like to vary my teas.

            The great thing is that by substituting my usual chocolate digestives for these Rich Tea biscuits, I am severely reducing my calorie intake. Each Rich Tea biscuit contains 35 calories, so by having three of these at my tea break I am consuming a total of 105 calories, which is 150 less than normal!

            These are a real bargain item, you get a lot of biscuits for your money and they taste great with a cuppa. I'm going to mark them down one star as they are a bit dry and bland when eaten un-dunked, and the sugar content is quite high. A nice biscuit that is a favourite for tea break time.

            Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate), Barley Malt Extract, Glucose Syrup, Salt.

            Nutritional values per biscuit:
            Energy 149kJ 35kcal
            Protein 0.6g
            Carbohydrate 5.6g
            Sugars 1.5g
            Fat 1.2g -Saturates 0.5g
            Mono Unsaturates 0.5g
            Polyunsaturates 0.2g
            Fibre 0.2g
            Sodium trace

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            26.08.2010 09:02
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            A good tasting rich tea biscuit

            Hitting the biscuit isle in Tesco when my boys are with me s not good, fortunately the Value packets seem to be at their height so I do tend to let all three of them pick one packet each. For a change they picked the Rich Tea ones as we don't usually get these as hubby says they are not for dunking.

            ~~PACKAGING~~

            The biscuits come in a white and blue packet which s the usual for a value range product. There is a picture showing what the biscuit look like on the front and also the product name and the Tesco value logo. The back of the round packet has all of the product information including the nutritional values and ingredients.

            ~~TASTE AND APPEARANCE~~

            The packet of biscuits is simple to open for some, there is a pull tab at one end and this being pulled should open up one end. We tend to use a knife to cut through the packet as this is simpler and quicker. The biscuits are very easy to get out individually or to tip out in one go into a biscuit tin.

            The biscuits are round and light brown in colour. There are some indents in the top of the biscuit which look like holes but they don't actually go all the way through the biscuit. There is also the words rich tea in the centre of the biscuit. They are a good size and measure approximately 6cm across and 1/2cm thick.

            The taste of the biscuits is good and although I cannot specifically pin point a specific taste to them there is a faint taste of wheat. They are light to eat but there is a good crunch to them as long as they are fresh. Unfortunately they do tend to make a lot of crumbs when eating.

            The biscuits can get a bit dry after easting a few of them if you are not dipping them in tea and for me I can usually only manage about 3 of these in one sitting and I do tend to find they get stuck in my teeth and I do not like this.

            Hubby tends not to like these biscuits as he like to be able to dip his biscuit in his cup of tea. The only problem with these ones s that if you dip more than once or for too long on that first dip they go too soggy and fall into the tea. This causes more of a problem as my boys all dip their biscuits into his tea so he tends to get left with a cup of mush! I don't have this problem as I do not drink tea but I will confess that I have been know to enjoy dipping these into a glass of diet coke (yes I know I am strange and disgusting!)

            These biscuits are ideal for using in baking and are very easy to break up when the recipe requires them to be.

            There are a good amount in each packet and I would say there are roughly 30 in each one.

            ~~INFO~~

            The biscuits come in a pack size of 300g. The nutritional values for each 7.8g biscuit are:-

            Energy - 35KCal
            Protein - 0.6g
            Carbohydrate - 5.6g
            Of which sugars - 1.5g
            Fat - 1.2g
            Of which saturates - 0.5g
            Mono-Saturates - 0.5g
            Polyunsaturated - 0.2g
            Fibre - 0.2g
            Sodium - trace
            Salt Equivalent - trace

            There are some allergy warnings on the packet and they state that the biscuits contain wheat, gluten and sulphates and whilst the recipe does not contain nuts they cannot guarantee that the factory was nut free. The biscuits are suitable for vegetarians.


            The ingredient are:-

            Wheat flour, vegetable oil, raising agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate) Barley Malt Extract, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Preservatives (Sodum Metabisulphite)

            Once the packet has been opened then the remainder of the biscuits must be stored in an airtight container to keep them fresh. The shelf life of the biscuits is good and the packet we bought at the weekend has just over 1 year on them.

            ~~PRICE AND AVAILIBILITY~~

            These biscuits are from the Tesco Value range so they are only available in their store. They are priced at 25p per packet. I think this is excellent value considering the branded ones are over twice the price.

            ~~RECOMMENDED?~~

            I am going to give these biscuit's a good 4 stars. I have dropped one star as they are not very good for dipping and dunking. They taste great and just as good as the other brands and they are a fraction of the cost. These can get dry if eating a lot in one sitting but for the price and taking everything into account they are excellent value and a nice different treat.

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              12.05.2010 21:14
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              If you like Rich Tea Biscuits try them!!!!!

              As you can probably tell from previous review I do buy several items from the Tesco Value range, purely because they are good value for money and of good quality. Another of the Tesco Value range I regually buy is their Rich Tea Biscuits. Although Rich Tea Biscuits may not be to everyone's taste, and some people may see them as bland and tasteless I particularly like rich tea biscuits as they are not too sweet, low in calories and have less sugar in them compared to other types, and being diabetic this fits in perfectly with my diet. I decided to give Tesco Value Rich Tea Biscuits a try purely because they are so low in price at 25p for a 300g packet.

              The biscuits taste just like regular Rich Tea's, they have a nice flavour and are certainly not tasteless and go very nicely with a cup of tea. The packaging is typically Tesco Value and you cannot fail to see that they are form this brand it is a predominantly blue and white wrapper with the word Rich Tea Biscuits written along one side along with the nutritional information, a picture of the biscuits and the Tesco Value logo. On the other side of the packet are all the ingredients and further nutritional information.

              Nutritional Information Per Biscuit
              35 calories
              1.5g sugar
              1.2g fat
              0.5g Saturates
              Trace Salt

              Ingredients
              Wheat
              Flour
              Sugar
              Vegetable Oil
              Raisin Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disoclism Dishophate)
              Barley Malt Extract
              Glucose Syrup
              Salt
              Preservatives (Sodium Melabisulphate)

              Being a vegetarian I also particularly like these biscuits as they are suitable for vegetarians and have no hidden animal products in like some other foods I have come across in the past.

              Allergy Information (These details are written on the back of the packaging along with the ingredients)
              These biscuits contain Wheat, gluten and sulphates, and although they are nut free the packaging does state that it cannot guarantee that they have been made in a nut free environment and there for may not be suitable for people with allergies.

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              Very good value for money at 25p for 300g packet
              Nice flavour

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              None as long as you like Rich Tea Biscuits

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                23.04.2010 12:25
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                Good value price

                I love biscuits and cakes and my wife bought these from the Tesco Value range for me to try to see if I liked them along with some other ones she bought to stock the cupboards for me to snack on.

                They come in a plastic wrapper with the usual colours of red and blue of the lower branded foods from Tesco, they were priced at only 25p for a 300g packet and they contain around 40 round biscuits, which is quite a lot I thought for only 25p

                They are a pale sandy colour and they have a few tiny little holes over one side and flat on the other, the texture is quite crunchy but I found them to be a little too bland for my liking but for the low price I can accept that but not all lower brands are bland, most of them I am finding taste perfectly fine but this one is not one of my favourites.

                They are not as thick as some of the branded ones and they do not melt into the mouth as much, they do not break so easily in my opinion.

                They are very good for large families who are on a budget to satisfy the children and they are good for their snacks in between meals.

                Each biscuit contains 35 calories, 1.5g sugar, 1.2g fat, 0.5g saturates and a trace of salt.

                They stay nice and fresh in a biscuit tin or plastic container.

                They are ideal for packed lunches.

                These are not one of my favourite lower branded biscuits as they do not suit my taste buds as some other lower ones do but for the very low price I think it is fine and I have not wasted a fortune.

                I rate them a 3 star dooyoo rating as I find them quite bland.

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                  21.01.2010 11:35
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                  VALUE RICH TEA BISCUIT

                  The Tesco value rich tea biscuits is an item I have tried out recently and this is my review.

                  I have been buying a few items from the Tesco value range recently to see if I can save money on my weekly shop and so far I think some of the stuff is good value and I will be buying it again but other items are a bit rubbish and I will avoid them next time.

                  The packaging for the rich tea biscuits is very plain and not attractive looking but this is cos it is a Tesco value item and all of the items in this range are basic looking because it is a 'no frills' range and you are just paying for the item itself not for any fancy looking packaing. This is ok by me cos I am trying to save some money on my shopping bill and the packaging for any items goes in the bin anyway.

                  The packet is the same shape as any other type of biscuit packet and is quite long and circular at the ends cos the biscuits inside the pack are a circle shape. The packet is a white colour with the name of the biscuits and the Tesco value red colouring on the white background and the usual Tesco value logo is on the packet to.

                  The rich tea biscuits cost me about 25 pence for the packet and this lasted me about ten days so I think is very good value for money.

                  The value rich tea biscuits are a circle shape as I said and they are plain looking and have no chocolate or any sugar or icing coating but this is the way all rich tea biscuits are and not just cheap ones. The biscuits do not have much smell or anything they are a very plain biscuit.

                  When I have a rich tea with a cup of tea I like to dip it into my tea and when I did this with the Tesco value rich tea biscuits it tasted as nice as any other type of rich tea biscuit I have bought before so I think they are a good buy for me. The biscuits are very plain as I said and if you are looking for a sweet biscuit you might not like rich teas as they do not have a big taste to them. They are not bland or tasteless and are slightly sweet and have a nice crunch to them when I bite into them. I liked the Tesco value rich tea biscuits as much as any other type I have bought.

                  I would suggest giving the Tesco value rich tea biscuit's a try out as I thought they were nice with my cuppa and I will be buying them again. I think they would be ok to put out for guests to as there is no way of telling this cheap brand apart from other brands I think. I think they are a very cheap item and are very good value for what I paid and I will buy them again.

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                    11.12.2009 19:40
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                    If everything in life was as simple as the humble rich tea biscuit, the world would be better place. There already exist branded Rich Tea biscuits which can cost you around fifty pence for a pack, still not overly expensive, but in these tight financial times, shaving pennies off the weekly shop can make a difference over a month. This is why I have been dipping into value biscuits of late. I have been impressed with most of Tesco's value biscuits.

                    The rich tea is a misleading name for newcomers, because it is in no way a rich biscuit in price or in taste. If you have not had a rich tea before, picture a digestive then imagine a slimmer, sleeker digestive with more of a snap when you break it in half. The Tesco value rich tea is really no different from any branded makes, I could tell little difference. You get about twenty odd biscuits in a pack; the packaging might be dull, but then you're not eating that are you.

                    The circular biscuit has a slightly smooth surface which is pleasant to stroke, seems a shame to dunk it into a drink and get it all moist! Each biscuit has small indentations on it, I am yet to discover why this is, perhaps to let the biscuit breathe during the baking process. They are easy to break into bits, or if you prefer you can wedge the entire biscuit into the throat in one go!

                    The taste is really good, it's less stodgy than a digestive meaning you can take more of them in one sitting. I would describe it has a less sickly shortbread without all the sugary aftertaste. Is there anyway of saying it just tastes of plain old biscuit, because essentially that is what it tastes of. There is an underlying sweetness which is down to the agents Tesco use in baking and this gives the biscuits a moreish flavour. The only criticism would be, after two or three they do get a touch tedious.

                    They are great with cups of tea or coffee, but I often break them up and put chunks into ice cream, to make wafer like creations. For about twenty three pence for a pack they are great value and useful for families who want to shave off a pound in the biscuit department.

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                    20.11.2009 14:05
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                    Perfectly acceptable substitute for the expensive ones.

                    Rich teas are possibly my favourite of all biscuits and if not the top (custard creams give them a fair run for their money) then they are definitely up there with the front runners. Given this and the student way of shopping, it almost made my day to see them for 23p per packet, making them (as they proudly proclaim on the shelf) cheaper than Aldi.

                    To be honest there is not that much that can be wrong with a rich tea biscuit and they have managed to produce perfectly acceptable replicas of the expensive equivalents. McVities might have the edge slightly on quality, but tesco value beats them hands down on quantity. For the price of one pack of McVities, you could buy three packs of these.

                    If you're dunking them in tea, the slightly lesser flavour makes no difference, and if you're eating them on their own you get used to the need to eat two instead.

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                    29.09.2009 14:58
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                    Recommended for a quick bite of for kids

                    ***** Introduction *****

                    After finishing work last on Friday night my other half had to drag me around Tesco as we had nothing in for tea, after a twelve hour shift and my stomach rumbling to high heaven this was a massive mistake.

                    I found myself wondering down the biscuit and cake alleys, this is something I steer well clear of usually but on this occasion I could not resist as it was something easy to open and eat the second I left the shop.

                    Looking at the much improved biscuit shelve I settled for these Tesco value rich tea biscuits, I went for the value biscuits as we have had some great experiences with other products in this value range.

                    ***** Tesco Value Rich Tea Biscuits *****

                    I have to be perfectly honest and say the packaging does not look to appealing as it is very basic and plain, with a white majority and a navy blue and red tesco value logo, but as we all say it's what's inside that counts.

                    These sell for 24p a packet and you get roughly 24 biscuits in them, which is very good value at a penny a biscuit, I picked these as they were over 40p cheaper than the branding biscuits.

                    On opening the biscuits the second I left the shop, I found that they looked exactly like the branded versions but I have to say they did not taste the same. Not that biscuits were bad or anything like that but for me they did not seem as sweet as a branded rich tea, which some could say is a bonus but I found them a bit bland compared to the genuine article.

                    Each biscuit is roughly 2.5 inches in width and only a few mm thick, but I do admit the size of the biscuit is adequate as the width more than makes up for its thinness.

                    ****** My Views *****

                    Foe the price of these biscuits I can't complain as they are very good value, but they don't taste too good but they did satisfy my grumbling stomach until I got home.

                    One think I will say is that I don't think these can qualify for a dunking session as they are so thin, they will end up laying on the bottom of your cup, but if you are brave enough I dare you to try it.

                    I would recommend these for a quick fix but they are not exactly luxurious so I will serve them up to the kids as they won't even notice.

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                      28.09.2009 14:42
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                      Okay Biscuit for a good price

                      Recently whilst shopping in Tesco, my wife put a packet of Rich Tea Biscuits in our trolley. Not just any Rich Tea biscuits but Tesco Value ones.
                      Now I'm not a great fan of Rich Tea Biscuits anyway, so the fact they were Tesco Value ones made me even less impressed. Normally we get a lot nicer biscuits such as Bourbon or Cookies etc but her method of madness was, if our biscuit tin was full of these, they would last longer. What a strange way of looking at things?? I never will understand womens logic:-)

                      Anyway upon returning home the empty biscuit tin was filled up with these 'biscuits'. First to have her hand in the tin was our biccy mad 11 year old daughter. She enjoyed it. The other 2 left the tin alone. By that evening it looked like nobody had been back for seconds either. It was still full, were you would have expected it to be half empty.

                      Later on in the evening when the kids were in bed, myself and my wife had a quiet time. It only works out about 30 minutes these nights, and usually involves having a cuppa watching the News at Ten.

                      I made us both a nice cup of tea, accompanied with a couple of these biscuits. My wife enjoyed hers, or so she said. I found mine was quite boring to be honest. There was no 'kick' from it at all. No chocolate or nuts or anything that would have let you enjoy it (not that you expect that with Rich Tea Biscuits). They tasted okay though. They were big enough and crispy, and most importantly they passed the dunkability test. They tasted in my opinion on par with any other Rich Tea Biscuit I had eaten previously, yet they only cost 25p for 300g. A lot cheaper than other brands, for a similar biscuit.

                      Ingredients

                      Wheat Flour
                      Sugar
                      Vegetable Oil
                      Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate)
                      Barley Malt Extract
                      Glucose Syrup
                      Salt
                      Preservative (Sodium Metabisulphite)

                      Nutrition (per biscuit)

                      Energy 35kcal
                      Protein 0.6g
                      Carbohydrate 5.6g
                      of which sugars 1.5g
                      Fat 1.2g
                      of which saturates 0.5g
                      mono-unsaturates 0.5g
                      polyunsaturates 0.2g
                      Fibre 0.2g
                      Sodium Trace
                      Salt Equivalent Trace

                      Allergy Advice

                      Contains: Wheat, Gluten, Sulphites

                      Summary.

                      An okay biscuit for a cheap price. Couldn't eat more than a couple at a time.

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                      18.07.2009 01:41

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                      quite okey

                      There was a time when we were going through some financial times and we used to eat these biscuits mainly because my family and i love rich tea biscuit and these ones are the ones we could afford at that time .The biscuit themselves are okey,the quality is just average ,The sweetness of the biscuit is quite different as well and the biscuit are a bit harder as compared to the other brands of rich tea,but no matter all this difference we enjoyed the biscuits.The price is just unbelievable it is the one which attracted us to them.To anyone going through some financial rough times or to those trying to cut down but love their rich tea biscuit this could be the product that can keep you going for sometime until maybe when you are financaily stable and can afford to splash out, it is quite a good product to have.

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