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Yumbles Organic Sultana & Hazlenut Crumblies

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Brand: McVities / Food quality: Organic food

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      03.04.2008 20:26
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      A sweet moreish, crumbly biscuit.

      I popped out of the office to get my lunch and decided to go into Waitrose for a change. Whilst browsing the shelves I wanted something to nibble on, walking down the biscuit aisle I spotted some new biscuits I had never seem before.

      They are called 'Yumbles' with a sub heading 'organic' and a description of the biscuits inside, written underneath, the choices I had were:
      Choc chip Crumblies
      Sultana and hazelnut Crumblies
      Oat Nibbles
      Wheat Nibbles

      As they were on offer (2 for £1.70) I decided that I would have to try two packs, and chose the first two listed above.

      This review is about the sultana and hazelnut ones, a review about the choc chip ones has already been written.

      Yumbles are bought to us by McVities, and according to their website these are the first Organic biscuits they have made, which surprised me somewhat, considering the range they produce, and the length of time they have been supplying us with biscuits/snacks this is something I thought they would have done sooner.

      Inside the plastic packaging you find a plastic tray, with 3 compartments, each has 4 biscuits inside.

      When you first see these biscuits they are a yellowy/golden brown colour with a few added bits, which must be the sultanas, you have to look closely to see the nuts as they are the same colour as the biscuit.

      Taking the first bite you notice that they do have a little crunch to them, but the main thought is how crumbly they are and these are particularly crumbly, (even more than the choc chip ones.) You will notice lots of crumbs dropping away onto your lap or desk, you will therefore need to hold your hand under your mouth or take in a little breath as you bite, I find that this prevents too much mess.

      The biscuit is light, and melts easily in your mouth, giving you a buttery taste and definitely the feeling that you want to have more. I have only eaten 2 of these so far, but can easily see myself eating the whole pack, especially if I find the afternoon dragging as it normally does.

      I can't taste the nuts, but the sultanas give some mouthfuls an extra bit of flavour and sweetness. I would happily eat these again, as they are very tasty, and a nice size for you to nibble on with your morning or afternoon coffee, in fact whenever you get a sweet craving, without the chocolate.

      At 53 calories per biscuit you can't go wrong with the odd treat, but as I've now had 4, that's 212 calories and I could easily eat more. I now need to try the other flavours to find my favourite.

      Contains Nuts, Milk, Gluten
      Produced on a line handling sesame seeds and soya

      As these have only just been released in Feb 08, you may not see them around much, but when you do I'd love to know what you think.

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