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I love these Tunnock's Caramel Wafers. They're a great treat to have with a good old-fashioned cuppa.
The packaging is vintage-style, harking back to the days of British sweet and biscuit makers, and local confectioners (the biscuits themselves are manufactured in Britain - in Uddington, Scotland.) The stripes also give a circus-like feel - another dart aimed squarely at a bit of nostalgia to tug at the heart strings. The multipacks have a 50s-style 'gee whizz!' illustration of a child, just in case we hadn't yet got the message.
The biscuits themselves are a substantial snack - chocolate covering layers of wafer and caramel. My multipack makes a point of stating that they're the same size as they've always been - a bit of a shot at major chocolate and biscuit manufacturers who're often criticised for slowly cutting down on the size of their products.
The chocolate is good (very, very good!), the caramel is the solid, not the gooey type - but the layers aren't too large, so you can still bite into it without breaking your teeth. The wafer has just the right level of taste and crunch, and doesn't make as much of a mess as the wafer included in most modern products. The whole thing melds together in a way that is truly enjoyable and is a decent piece of comfort food after a hard day.
It's not exactly the healthiest of foods, but then again, what do you expect of a caramel and wafer biscuit covered in caramel? Unfortunately, they are so tasty that I do have to remind myself about the copious amounts of sugar involved from time-to-time and attempt to execute a little self-control. Still, a great snack!
Tunnocks Chocolate coated Caramel wafers seem to be extremely well known and well loved. You can now even buys mugs, bags and aprons with an image of the wrapper (available from www.notonthehighstreet.com).
They come in packs of four or eight and are individually wrapped bars - there are five layers of wafer and four layers of caramel in each 30g bar which is then covered in milk chocolate. Apparently these are also available in dark chocolate but I have not seen them.
The combination of caramel and wafer makes the bar deliciously sweet and chewy. They go so well with a nice cup of tea - a perfect midafternoon treat.
Each bar has 134 calories and 10g of sugar, so should be eaten responsibly (try to stop at one!) as this is 12% of your recommended daily allowance. They are suitable for vegetarians.
A pack of 8 is available from Tesco for £1.59 (20 pence per bar).
The ingedients are listed as:
Caramel 50% (Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Invert Sugar Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Flavour,Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322)) ,Milk Chocolate 33% (Sugar, Cocoa Solid (min 25%), Milk Solids (min 14%), Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322) ,Flavouring) ,Wheat Flour ,Sugar ,Vegetable Oil ,Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate) ,Salt ,Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322)
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Tunnocks is a biscuit company founded in 1890 by Thomas Tunnock. The company is based in Uddingston, Scotland where it has been since Mr Tunnock purchased a shop for £80. The Tunnocks products are now shipped to various countries across the globe but still remain a Scottish icon. Biscuits/cakes include the Caramel Log, Snowball, Teacake and the Caramel Wafer.
The Tunnocks Caramel Wafer is said to be one of the top 10 choccie biscuit choices within the UK. So much so, over 5million and made and sold every week..and that my dear, is something you can take to the bank! There is the option of a milk chocolate or dark chocolate biscuit and they come in singles and various sized multipacks. So what exactly is a Caramel Wafer?
A caramel wafer is a biscuit..but not just any plain old biscuit. The caramel wafer is made up of 9 layers. There are 5 wafer layers sandwiched together with 4 individual layers of caramel. The rectangular biscuit is then dipped in some milk chocolate and packaged up for you to devour.
The biscuits are individually wrapped in a paper wrapper. The wrapper itself is made up of gold and red stripes and red writing. The foiled outer wrapper has the same red and gold design with all the nutritional info and ingredients info.
Caramel 50% (Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Invert Sugar Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Flavour , Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322)) , Milk Chocolate 33% (Sugar, Cocoa Solid (min 25%), Milk Solids (min 14%), Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322) , Flavouring) , Wheat Flour , Sugar , Vegetable Oil , Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate) , Salt , Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322) .
Each 30g biscuit has the following nutritional statistics :
3.8g saturated fat
They are suitable for vegetarians. They contain gluten, wheat, milk, soya.
***Availability and Price***
Caramel Wafers are widely available in supermarkets and cash n carrys. Expect to pay around £1.40 for an 8pk. They can sometimes be found in smaller and larger sized packs.
I have always had a sweet tooth but I am really fussy when it comes to chocolate biscuits. For years, my parents bought Tunnocks Caramel Wafers as they were my Dads favourites. We live only a few miles from the Uddingston factory where these are made and they are available in nearly every shop in my local area. The last packet I bought was in Asda last week for £1.38 and I mainly bought them for my fiance as I am on a diet but couldn't resist one..ok I admit it I had 2 but its all in the name of reviewing isn't it!
Tunnocks is a brand I trust being local and the fact that I love the Snowballs and Caramel Logs. The packaging is distinct and there is no missing these on the supermarket shelves. The paper wrapper gives a traditional, old style appearance and these have never altered from when I was a child. Unwrapping one of these biscuits, I am greeted with a thick, substantial rectangular object. The chocolate coating is clearly thin as raised bumps from the wafer below sneak up through it. There isn't much smell..perhaps a light cakey aroma.
***Mmmm..Taking My Time***
A Caramel Wafer must be enjoyed slowly in my opinion. Its thickness prevents gobbling down in one go like a Jaffa Cake or something similiar. These are good at room temperature..none of this putting them in the fridge like my sister does as they are likely to break your teeth! My preferrence is to bite the chocolate off around the whole bar..it can get messy I won't lie but it is well worth it.
Doing it this way, I start with the edges working my way around the sides and then finally the top and bottom. The thin layer of chocolate melts quickly and is perfectly smooth giving a creamy, quality taste. There isn't much of it so I find my teeth lightly sink into the wafer whilst attempting to dislodge the chocolate leaving a chewy, crunchy chocolate taste in my mouth.
Inside the chocolate coating, the true treat is revealed. A very generous set up is offered. The light coloured wafer is much like one of those you get in a nougat ice cream from the Icecream van. It is very thin and between each 2 wafers, a caramel layer sits smoothly and confidently whilst slightly leaking out the sides. The wafer alone wouldn't offer much to tickle the taste buds but the caramel is extra sweet and perfectly sticky. I take great pleasure in seperating the layers with my tongue ensuring I get a bit of wafer and caramel with every bite.
If I do happen to not have the patience to whip off the choccie before consuming, everything is delicious to eat together but I find it difficult to sink my teeth through the full bar resulting in me needing to make two trips down the bar to eat it all up! The thin layer of chocolate is plentiful to compliment the plain wafer and sweet caramel. Try to keep the biscuits in a tin or something though as if the wrapper comes off, it goes soggy and this isn't a pleasant way to eat the biscuit!
The caramel wafer isn't the healthiest of biscuits but what chocolate biscuit is healthy? What it is, is a high quality biscuit which has a true Scottish heritage that remains close to my heart. The Caramel Wafer is a delicious treat and it bridges a gap between meals when I want something with a high quality sweetness. The price may seem a bit high for 8 biscuits but the quality far outweighs this aspect. I have tried supermarket own brand caramel wafers and they aren't a patch on Tunnocks!
If you haven't experienced the delights that are Tunnocks Caramel Wafers, I urge you to get down to Asda or Tesco and pick up a pack.
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These biscuits have always been popular in our house, ever since we rotted our kids teeth by letting them chew on them. With the kids now responsible for purchasing their own Tunnocks, my wife has taken over the mantle and these feature periodically in her shopping trolley.
When she gets in from the shops she hides them and warns me that she will perpetrate hideous retribution on me if she finds any missing. At this stage I normally quake in my boots and back off. However, I know all her hiding places and generally get away with stealing at least a couple out of every multipack. I have just finished the last one, so I'm in serious trouble when she finds out.
Out of all wrapped biscuits, these fill me with the most guilt, because no matter how moreish they are, you just know that in so many ways you are abusing your body! Let's have a look at the nutritional detail:
* Each biscuit is a whopping 135 calories
* Over a third of each biscuit is made up of sugar
* They coat your teeth and fill your fillings with an extraordinary goo that is so difficult to remove.
I can't imagine that many readers are unfamiliar with these tasty treats. Each biscuit comprises 5 layers of wafer and 4 layers of caramel, the whole thing being then coated in chocolate made from condensed milk.
Tunnocks is a Scottish company of some repute, having been on the go since 1890. It was only in the fifties however that they started producing the confections for which they have now found international appeal, serving over 30 countries in 6 countries. The company still has a Tunnock at the helm and other family members still work within it.
They apparently sell more than 5 million of these biscuits every week! For what they are, they are quite expensive and it isn't often you get any good offers on them either. Current price for a multipack of 8 in Tesco is £1.38; it's £1.34 for the equivalent in Asda.
There genuinely are not many foods I don't like especially when it comes to cakes and chocolate but when I think about it one of my absolute favourites is definitely the humble Tunnock's Milk Chocolate Caramel Wafer which I often forget about, but when I see them I will buy some and when I eat them I remember just how fantastic they actually are.
You normally have to purchase them in a multipack which is not normally a problem for me as I really like to eat more than one anyway and currently you can pick up a pack of eight on the Tesco website for £1.36. They are all packaged in red and gold striped plastic foil type material and then within this wrapper the bars are all covered individually with paper that seems to be coated with some kind of foil and the same bold striped pattern as well. The design of the packaging is very distinct and eye catching and yet manages to stay very traditional in its appearance as well.
These bars are wafer and caramel sandwiched in several layers with a thin coating of milk chocolate. They are chewy and yet not really difficult to eat, the differing textures and flavours of the chocolate, wafer and caramel are such a brilliant combination and even though this product has been on the market for years it still leads the way in my opinion and other modern fancy chocolate bars struggle to rival it in simplicity and taste. I cannot describe the brilliant flavours and do it justice, it is just too good. Also compared to other treats the nutritional content is not too bad health wise with one bar being 134 calories and 5.2g of fat. This is a great option to eat along with your cup of coffee or mug of tea. If you have never tried one of these I have just one question, why on earth not?
When I was little we always had Tunnocks Caramel Wafers. I remember them to be sweet with deliciously sticky caramel that pulled away in strings and stuck to your chin. With this memory in mind I decided to try them again.
I bought mine in Tesco, they cost £1.25 for a pack of eight.
They are still in the same wrapper as I remember, a shiny striped red and gold foil wrapper with Tunnocks Milk Chocolate Coated Caramel Wafer Biscuit in a white diamond on the front. A bit of a circus feel here with the stripes. The ingredients are on the back. On the front of the multi pack you will find the GDA's which are per bar:-
Not terrible if you stick to just the one.
I opened the wrapper and the smell was sweet and chocolaty, with a faint hint of caramel. I bit into the wafer, and total disappointment! Where is the stringy caramel? There is a layer of caramel in there but its very sparse and quite tasteless. Not the rich caramel flavour that I remembered. The caramel wafer was sweet but really bland, it seemed like there was something missing. The wafer biscuit was crisp and the caramel made it chewy. And while the chocolate was nice it was very thin, it barely coated the biscuit in places.
All in all I was disappointed with the whole Tunnocks Caramel Wafer experience. I would eat another if I was given it but I wont buy them again. They are definatly lacking something. They need more chocolate, and a much more intense caramel flavour.
I gave my mum and dad one to try and they both agreed that they are definatly not as good as they used to be.
One of my first memories of my childhood is standing in the school playground at breaktime aged around 9 or 10 years of age, eating a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer bar. Honest, I was!
When I left school I dont think I really ate another one; I just dont remember seing them on sale.
I moved down to Devon for a while and dont think I ever saw anything made by Tunnocks down there (although they must be on sale in devon) and then last year, I spotted them in Sainburys...Tunnocks Caramel Wafers...it was like an epihany moment with angels playing harps, floating down from the sky and gesturing at those little paper packets of heaven....aah.... *ahem* anyway, I bought a pack of 4 for 80-something pence, and wofled the lot within 3 hours, I am ashamed to say!
There is something about these wafers...maybe as simple as the fact theyre so easy to open, what with just being wrapped in paper, but they seem to have the pefect combination of caramel and wafer.
They are lovely and thick too, so actually fill you up rather than just being a sugary snack.
The only thing that would make these better, is being able to buy them in larger packs than just 4 bars. Other than that, theyre great!
I was in Home Bargain yesterday looking for some biscuits, and came across the beauties. I have eaten them before and knowing how delicious they are, I decided to buy another pack.
The pack of four biscuits cost me 59p and this is my opinion is really good value. If my sums add up that is about 15p a biscuit.
Thomas Tunnock actually formed the factory up in Uddingson, Scotland way back in 1890, and it is still in the family today.
They do not just make the caramel wafer, but this is by far the most popular biscuit that they sell. On each packet you will see a picture of the Tunnock boy, basically because he portrays an image of being clean and friendly.
Each week Tunnock's produce in excess of 5000,000 of these wafer biscuits, split of 5 levels, and stuck together with rich caramel. Then the biscuit is covered in milk chocolate or plain chocolate depending on what packet you buy. Red and Gold is Milk. Blue and Gold in Plain. Although you will find the milk chocolate version a lot more available in the shops.
Each biscuit is individually wrapped in foil, keep the biscuits lovely and fresh. As you bite into the biscuit, you can feel your teeth prizing apart the caramel in the biscuit, and they are very chewy. The chocolate is also very creamy in nature, and that compliments the caramel and wafer very well.
Caramel 50% (Glucose, Syrup, Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Invert Sugar Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier- Soya Lecithin (E322))
Milk Chocolate 33% (Sugar, Cocoa Solid (min 25%), Milk Solids (min 14%), Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322)), Flavouring), Wheta Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt and Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322), Contains Cows Milk, Wheat Gluten and Soya.
Each biscuit will set you back with 134kcal and 34.7g of Sugar, so not the healthiest snack around. But these really are delicious, and the fact they they have stood the test of time, only goes to confirm this. They are a firm favourite in our house and are highly recommended!!
We always, always have some of these in the house. Looking at them they aren't too cheap, but again they aren't really expensive either.
We like all the Tunnock's range but I think this is the best, closely followed by the Teacakes.
I only have seen these in a 4 bar pack which cost around 80p per pack. So they cost basically 20p each. When you break it down to that price and given they are a decent size then they don't sound that pricy.
They are individually wrapped in a paper wrapper which is nice and shiny with gold and red colouring. They are wrapped in an outer wrapper as well.
This just consists of quite a few layers of Wafer. There is a Caramel taste from the layers and i'm not sure if the Wafer is coated in Caramel or there is just Carame layers mixed through with the Wafer. Either way this is nice. The whole bar is covered in a coating of Milk Chocolate which isn't too thick a coating, but just right.
I like to eat these at room temperature as I think when they are out the fridge they are too tough and also you don't get the slightly gooey Caramel from this.
These are quite chunky, wide enough and a good enough lenght. After about 5 good enough bites this bar is gone, and I can probably eat a 4 pack to myself 1 after the other.
One of the best Chocolate Biscuits out there and 1 I will continue to enjoy.
Tunnocks were first established in 1980 when they first operated as a bakers and purveyors of quality flour confectionery until the 1950's. This decade saw the launch of Caramel Wafers, Snowballs, Caramel Logs and Teacakes. Their products can be found in local shops and most supermarkets down the biscuit or cake aisles. Their packaging is very distinctive which includes bright yellow packaging and other eye catching packaging such as bright striped wrappers which the caramel wafers come in.
***DARK CHOCOLATE COATED WAFER BISCUIT***
The biscuits have 5 layers of wafer and 4 layers of caramel and are then coated in real, dark chocolate. These are only available to buy in an 8 pack and come in a blue and gold striped wrapper. These cost roughly about £1.38 for an 8 pack, which are available to buy from most supermarkets.
These are also available to buy in milk chocolate which comes in a gold and red metallic wrapper. These seem to be more popular than the Dark chocolate one's and can be bought in singles, packs of 4 and packs of 8.
The caramel wafer comes in a gold and blue paper wrapper which has diagonal lines going to and from the centre of the bar where you will see that it says 'CARAMEL' in big blue writing. The paper wrapper is metallic looking and looks a bit old fashioned to me. As you open the wrapper you will see a dark chocolate chunky wafer bar covered in dark chocolate, which is about 2cm thick. It smells very chocolatey.
As you bite into the bar your teeth will sink and crunch into the wafer layers and then into the chewy caramel. When you look at the bar after you have taken a bit you can see at least 5 layers of lovely wafer with chewy caramel. As you chew it in your mouth, the wafer layers are nice and crunchy and the caramel is chewy and tastes lovely with the dark chocolate. There isn't too much chocolate and it's not too thick so it's not sickly. How-ever the caramel and wafer layers are quite filling and very satisfying.
I have had both the milk chocolate and dark chocolate caramel wafer biscuits and they do taste very similar even though they are coated in different chocolate. The chocolate on the wafer isn't too thick which is nice and the biscuit is nice and chewy and very satisfying. These wafer biscuits remind me of my child-hood as my granddad always used to have them. They will remain popular in my house-hold and I will continue to buy them every now and again as they are just delicious. I would recommend anyone to try them and also try other products in the Tunnocks range as they are yummy!
(review also on ciao)
Well I guess most of you would have seen these in the shops even if you haven't tried them yet.
Tunnocks are a company based in Scotland and have been around since Mr Thomas Tunnock opened his first shop in 1890. He progressed well with his bakery business and the Tunnocks caramel wafers came about in the 1950's. These particular biscuits are popular throughout the Uk as well as abroad and have won awards.
Usually these are found in packets of 4 or 8 but can also be found in some corner shops or newsagents being sold singular.
The biscuit is wrapped in a red and gold stripey wrapper which is a cross between foil and paper. The wrapper states that more then 5,000,000 of these are made and sold every week.
Net weight 30g each giving you 134 calories per biscuit.
The biscuit contains 5 layers of wafer, 4 layers of caramel and this is coated fully in milk chocolate.
When you bite into them the mixed taste of chocolate and caramel hit you. They are slightly chewy which is good as makes them last that little bit longer.
For allergy ingredient info
Contains Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Milk, Condensed milk, Milk Solids & Soya
These are also available covered in dark chocolate but I can't comment on those being I don't like dark chocolate.
These are currently £1.38 in Asda and Tesco's for a 8 pack.
This really is a fantastic chocolate bar. It has been around for roughly 100 years yet it still impresses because it tastes so good. Infact it is so popular that more than 5,000,000 are produced and sold every week - made in Uddingston which is in scotland.
So what is it? Well the tunnock's caramel bar is exactly what it says on the packet; its a milk chocolate coated caramel wafer buscuit. Basically its a wafer which has layers of chewy caramel in between it an then the whole thing is coated in milk chocolate.
However, one of the best things about this chocolate bar is its packaging. It is has been kept the same for hundreds of years. It remains packaged in a peice of red and gold paper which simply looks great.
Overall, i love this chocolate bar it makes a perfect snack, it tastes great and it loks great. If it has managed to stay around for this long then shorely it cannot be a bad product. It is absolutely fantastic.
Years ago when my children were all at school I discovered Tunnocks caramel wafers, the kids loved them and so did I, but i hadn't had them since the kids have grown up and left home.
This week my partner did the shopping and came home with ( yes you guessed it ) Tunnocks caramel wafers. So after dinner we sat down and each opened one of these delicious chocolate caramel delights. I have to say that they haven't changed one bit in all those years they are just as lovely as before, needless to say they don't last very long we only have two left.
They come in packs of eight and the outside wrapper is the same as the individually wrapped wafers, red and gold stripes and have the word Caramel right in the centre of the wrapper.
Also on the wrapper is the address of the manufacturer which is in Uddington Scotland, they also state on there that they make and sell 5,000,000 of these biscuits per week which I find astounding,
Each bar is 30g and contains:- Caramel 50% Glucose Syrup, sugar sweetened condensed milk, invert sugar, syrup, vegetable oil, flavour, emulsifier, soya lechithin E322 milk chocolate cocoa solid and a few other ingredients.
These are not good for you as they have a lot of sugar and syrups in them, but certainly are good, if you are on a diet leave them alone, if you,re not you really should give them a try, once eaten never forgotten.
These wafers aren't usually the sort of thing I would go for, but the other day my wife came back with a pack of them. I am unsure as to how many of them there were, but she threw one at me, and I duly obliged in eating one.
The first thing I thought was that the wrapper made it seem as if it was sponsored by a circus act! It has that Big Top feel to it, the red and yellow working to make me want to unwrap it. And this part couldn't be easier. Turning to the back, it is merely folded down as a flap, and the whole thing unfolds easily and opens out to reveal the wafer biscuit inside.
It's quite a chunky thing, with compact layers of caramel and wafer mixing very well together to give a visually appealing snack. Taking the first bite should have been easy, but this is not an easy thing to eat. Its thickness means that you have to push through the chewiness with your teeth, and this gets a bit sticky in your mouth. The wafer softens immediately, and the caramel is thick as opposed to runny. This stays the case all the way through it, and the coating of chocolate is likely to be the only thing that melts.
Overall, it's a lovely wafer 'biscuit' that I recommend trying. The flavours are well combined and it's packed full. You definitely can't fault it for content - it's very compact, almost too much so, but tastes lovely, despite the fact it's quite hard to bite down on it. A pack of four of these comes in at around the 90p mark, apparently, making each 30g bar just over 20p each, with each one containing around 120 calories.
Sure, it's chewy, but it's also lovely. I liked it, and despite it being something I would never normally buy, I may think twice next time and actually get some myself.
As 5 million Tunnock's Milk Chocolate Coated Caramel Wafer Biscuits are sold every week according to the wrapper I was pretty sure that I will find some reviews already on them. Never mind we love them very much too, so I'd like to share my feelings toward this biscuit.
Price and package
We buy them most often in Sainsbury's in a pack of 8. Its price is 1.08 pounds. There is a pack of 4 available too, that costs 0.71 pounds. As we really love them we always buy them in a pack of 8 and that day all the 8 bars are eaten.
It has a characteristic wrapper. It is a gold and red striped paper wrapper. It is quite simple but it is okay. There is a large white rhomb on it where you can see the Caramel with large red letters. The other texts are written with small letters, so you have to keep them in your hands to read it.
A bar of wafer biscuit is 30 grams. I could usually eat a larger one...
This lovely wafer biscuit is made by T. Tunnock Ltd. in Uddingston, Scotland. I don't have any problem with the origin of a chocolate as long as it tastes so good. This company was founded by Thomas Tunnock in 1890. They operated only as a bakery until the 1950s. As their Caramel Wafers, Snowballs, Caramel Logs and Teacakes were very successful the company developed very well. You can take a look at the manufacturer's site if you visit http://www.tunnock.co.uk/ .
Caramel 50% (Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Invert Sugar Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Flavour, Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322)), Milk Chocolate 33% (Sugar, Cocoa Solid (min 25%), Milk Solids (min 14%), Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322), Flavouring), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322).
Nutritional information per biscuit
Energy: 134 kcal
of which Sugars: 10.4g
of which Saturates: 3.8g
Salt Equivalent: 0.14g
Last time I took a bar of these wafer biscuits I counted 5 layers of wafer and obviously 4 layers of caramel. I like the taste of caramel and chocolate so when I eat this wafer biscuit I can enjoy both of them at the same time. They work with high quality ingredients so this yummy biscuit is really great. The 5 million bars per week is quite a lot, so I presume you have tasted it too.
The bars are quite hard, but even this fact cannot deter my elder son from eating it. Lol Naturally I recommend it.
Tunnocks Milk Chocolate Coated Caramel Wafer