“ Brand: Fox's / Type: Candy „
Rocky biscuits are made by Fox's, a company who have been making biscuits for over 150 years and who have lots of experience in their field. From Classics to Crunch Creams, millions love their products. Although it merged with Elkes biscuits in 2003 their products have kept their brand name. They have 3 factories where their delicious range of biscuits are made, Batley in West Yorkshire, Kirkham near Blackpool and Uttoxeter with is in Staffordshire. They distribute their products from Wakefield in West Yorkshire and Uttoxeter.
The advertising for this product is helped by Rocky Robin, who is the cheeky chappy who has gone from being a fun loving Geordie to a hip and cool figure for the kids of today.
This double trouble variety is another of the new versions of a classic biscuit. They come in 6 packs and are wrapped in white foil with big purple writing alongside a picture of Rocky Robin who looks a bit like a pimp from an eighties American cop show.
When opened they are 9cm long, about 3cm wide and about 1cm tall, so they are not the biggest biscuits around. They look quite plain on the outside with just a hint of a chocolate drizzle on the top to decorate them.
***The Taste Test***
When you first see these biscuits they aren't really that impressive looking but when you bite into them you may change your mind.
The milk chocolate coating isn't really that thick but this makes room for the lovely creamy layer that is filled with crispy sugar bits along the top of a chocolate biscuit base. The base is very crunchy and doesn't seem to go soft as with some chocolate flavoured biscuits.
As with the orange ones that I recently reviewed, I found that the size of the biscuit put me off a little as there doesn't seem to be a lot to them. However, the taste of the cream and the sugary bits made it sweet enough to enjoy without the need of another one to get my sugar kick working at my mid-afternoon cuppa break.
I was quite impressed by the crunchiness of the biscuit and the milk chocolate had a good flavour although it could have been a little bit thicker on the base. The creamy layer is very thick though had me edging off the top layer of chocolate first, so I could get a better idea of what it tasted like on it's own. Obviously I did this when the kids weren't around as this is something I would give them hell for.
The sweetness of this biscuit won't be for everyone but I do like it and it is a bit different from all the other biscuits out there. The only problem I have is fighting with my bloke to see who gets to eat them.
The one thing that does put me off these slightly is that there are 120 calories and 6.4g of fat in one biscuit and although the sweetness of this treat means that I don't want to eat the whole packet in one go (unlike the orange variety), it still doesn't seem worth it for what it is. There are much more tempting treats out there.
***Price and Availability***
These don't seem to be available in all the shops as yet but I found them from Morrisons for 92p for the pack of 6, which I feel is pretty expensive although I got them on a Buy One Get One Free offer so it wasn't too bad.