“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Biscuits „
I noticed these in the biscuit aisle sometime last year, and being a lover of Toffee Crisp, I was looking forward to these.
Toffee Crisp Biscuits are an extension of the Nestle range, a biscuity version of the original chocolate bar. With the years of knowledge and experience Nestle have since their origins back in 1866 you expect quality from their products, which is what you get with these.
These biscuits are sold in a multipack of 7 and can be found amongst other biscuits. Most supermarkets seem to sell these, though they're harder to come across in smaller stores. A pack of 7 costs around £1.29 in Tesco (currently on offer at £1, August '09). This is about average for individually wrapped biscuit bars, and although they are quite small, the price seems reasonable.
The outer packaging is orange and retains the classic appearance of Toffee Crisps. There's a text bubble on the front to highlight that these are only 99 calories per bar, and also points out that there's no artificial junk going into their ingredients list.
Toffee Crisp Biscuits are individually wrapped in plastic, which again is similar to the original Toffee Crisp. The first thing I noticed was that these are quite small and although that suits me fine, they're probably not going to satisfy hunger very well.
There's an image on the front of the multipack to give you an idea of what to expect from these. The ingredients state the bars consist of 'Biscuit pieces, crisped cereal (12%) and caramel (18%) covered in milk chocolate'.
The outer layer of chocolate is smooth and has the delicious sweet taste that you'd expect from other Nestle chocolate. The chocolate in general is relatively thick, though the majority of the bar consists of the crisped cereal. The layer of caramel on top of the cereal is sweet and of a good consistency, making the bar quite chewy like the original Toffee Crisp. It's the biscuit pieces, which are dispersed throughout the bar, that give it more of a crunch factor.
There's enough biscuit for you to be able to tell these aren't mini versions of the original Toffee Crisp, giving the texture a rougher, crunchier appeal.
Each biscuit contains 99 calories and 5.2g fat which sounds good for a chocolately snack that has biscuit and caramel, but bear in mind that there's 3.4g saturates and that the bars are rather small.
That said, they're the right portion size if you want a small snack, something to satisfy a crunchy/chewy/caramel & chocolate craving.
Overall I would recommend you give these a try. They're not your average biscuit snack and they're tasty, but they're not something I would go crazy for.