I like ginger nut biscuits and when I bought a few other packets of biscuits from the Smartprice range from Asda I popped these into my trolley. This shops own brand is cheaper to buy than a branded kind and I thought I would give these biscuits a go to help save me some money and to see if I liked them.
They come in a plastic wrapper which has the name clearly on the front so can be easily spotted on a shelf. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the main wrapper and discovered there are 2 packets of ginger nuts wrapped separately, I thought the biscuits would be just in the rows and just wrapped by the main packaging. This is a clever way of wrapping the biscuits because it means I can open just one packet of the 2 and stock the other one away in my cupboard without having to store them my biscuit tin. Means they would last longer if you don't want to eat them soon after buying them. They wouldn't last for too long in my home but I do like the separate packets.
The biscuits are circular in shape and are a golden brown colour, they are a little smaller than a branded kind an measure approximately 2 and a half inches in diameter. Good size being a cheaper brand in my opinion.
They smell nice too and have a nice ginger smell which isn't too strong but not a nasty smell at all. It is a pleasant smell. They have a nice ginger taste which is fairly strong but not so strong it burns the mouth. I can taste the ginger flavour and happy with the amount of ginger flavour in the biscuits. They are nice and crunchy but are very easy to chew and swallow. My little grandchildren have no problems chewing them and swallowing them. They do taste sweet but not a sickly sweetness or a sweet taste which tastes disgusting or too overpowering. I think the sweetness contained in these biscuits is an adequate amount.
I like to also use these biscuits crumbled over some yoghurt of any flavour but mostly I like to crumble the over natural yoghurt. The crumbled biscuits and the yoghurt work really well together and I often also eat them in the same way but with some jelly as a base below the yoghurt. Eating them this way does make a nice easy desert after dinner and my little grandchildren love this desert and it only takes a minute or so to prepare it. I usually pre set the jelly a good few hours before if I know I may be wanting to eat this desert after dinner that day.
There are 19 biscuits in each packet and I think this is a very good amount, that means you get 38 biscuits in total and means you can save a packet for another time or simply just open each packet and place them into your biscuit tin. Means also you could share the pack if you wanted to buy them and maybe give a packet to another family member or friend if maybe both of you wanted to try them and to see if you liked them or not and the other person could maybe buy a different packet of biscuits of both your choices to try. Would be a good way of saving some money too trying different kinds of biscuits you maybe haven't bought in the past.
These biscuits don't have a bland taste at all, I think they are suitably packed with flavour for my taste buds and I am very happy with the taste in all honesty. If you are a little picky about buying a shops own brand of ginger nuts I do think these would be a good buy because they are not expensive and I don't think you would be disappointed in the amount of ginger flavour they contain.
Each biscuit contains, 46 calories 1.6g of fat,2.9g of sugar. I don't think the calorie content is a lot if you are on a diet plan and just want a couple of biscuits for a nice little snack. Wouldn't be a lot of calories from your daily allowance in my opinion.
For the pack of 2 they cost just 40p and I think for this price they are very good value for money biscuits and very affordable for any budget. The quality is really good too.
I will most certainly buy these again in the future, I am really pleased I bought them and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buying a cheaper brand of ginger nuts.
I give these biscuits 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I consider Asda my main big grocery shop a month. I used to always shop in Asda and more often than not have it delivered but in my attempt to reduce my monthly grocery spend, I now do more often do weekly shops in Aldi and Lidl for "fresh" and a monthly big shop at Asda.
Smart Price is Asdas own cheap brand and I find its a mixed bag of what I will or won't buy following trying most products. Its a distinctive brand, products are always in a very plain white wrapper / container with the Smart price logo in green.
Ginger nuts are a popular biscuit, being New Zealands favourite biscuit. I particularly like to take a few packets on holiday with us as they make a nice snack and are liked by everyone.
These Smart Price are (IMO) quite a bit harder than other ginger nuts (not noticeable if dunking is involved) and don't "crunch" like other biscuits, they are also not that sharp in ginger taste as other ginger nuts. You can tell immediately they are a cheaper biscuit as they don't melt in your mouth.
At 35p for a 300g packet it is 15p cheaper than their Asda Chosen for you range, whereas mcvities are £1.09 for 250g.
Would I buy again
They are a cheap biscuit but "ok", if I was buying biscuits for work colleagues or friends I will be buying the chosen for you, however if at home with the kids, these are quite adequate, especially if dunked!
Scoring a 3 Doo Yoo as they are very average.
When it comes to biscuits they are not something that I don't purchase very often as I'm a bit of a piggy with them but the other night I did pick up a packet of these to share with my mate over a nice cuppa! The Packaging: You get a white and bright green plastic shaped tube packet and on that we are told that they are Asda 'Smart Price' Ginger Nuts and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and that they are suitable for Vegetarians and weigh 300g. Other information given includes ingredients and allergy advice, and a full nutritional chart and contact details for Asda are also stated. Cheap looking packaging this is but easy to tear into and informative enough it is. The Biscuits: Well in my packet I counted 21 biscuits in total though of course these are sold on weight so this may well differ from packet to packet or summat. All are a baked brownish colour, slightly cracked looking to the top of them and flat to the bottom of them. They are crunchy and sweet and they do possess a real ginger flavour to them and although they are sweet they are naturally so and rather tasty and tangy and not one bit greasy. They are a bit bitty though and crumbs do flake off and they scum badly in hot drinks though they are dunkable just not too much so! They are however very tasty and economical these and are nice enough biscuits though once opened you do need to pop them into an airtight container as they do go soggy otherwise awfully quickly! Nutritional Information Per Biscuit: Energy: 46 Kcal Protein: 0.6g Carbohydrate: 7.2g of which sugars: 3.0g Fat: 1.6g of which saturates: 0.8g Fibre: 0.2g Equivalent as salt: 0.1g Only available in Asda stores costing 32p a pack and they are very worth that small price tag! This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
On a recent trip to Asda, my husband announced that he was sick of my dieting as there were never any decent biscuits in the house anymore. So with a heavy heart, I steered the trolley into the biscuit isle and let him choose a couple of packets. My husband is a rugby boy, so I was not expecting delicate shortbread fans, but when he came back with ginger nut biscuits I was suprised at his choice. We had never bought these before, and i didn't know that he liked them. But anyway at 37p a packet, I was happy enough.
The last time I had eaten a ginger biscuit was when I was pregnant and suffering from morning sickness. I hated them, they were very distinctive and almost burny in their flavour. However in the cause of product analysis I decided to sample one of these smart price variety ginger nuts.
I was still not highly impressed with the flavour. I found the ginger too overpowering and it left a burning sensation in the back of my throat. The biscuit was very sweet and almost sickly against the strong flavour of ginger, which seemed to overpower any other ingredient.
The biscuits themselves, were of a good size and thickness. They had a bit of substance to them, which could withstand a good dunking into tea. The packet which cost around 37p gave atleast 15 biscuits which is fantastic value. The biscuits were certainly of a good quality and did not convey cheap or budget.
My husband thought that the flavour of these biscuits were delicious. He remarked that they also had a slight oatiness to them which became more evident when eating. He also believed that the amount of ginger flavour was just right. So I suppose the actual flavour of the biscuits depends on ones own tastes.
What can't be disputed though, is the excellent value and quality of these biscuits. Obviously the packaging offers no great visual marketing ploy. It is just the normal green and white packaging. But on the reverse side of the packet is a list of ingredients and other dietry information.
I would say that these ginger nut biscuits are certainly worth a sample. Not only are they great value but they also pass the taste test too. I guess I will never get to grips with these ginger nuts as they leave awful memories of morning sickness.
I dont often buy many biscuits because we rarely eat them. Saying that though when we do start a packet theres no point in having a biscuit barrel to put them in as they get eaten in one go.
I felt like some ginger nuts the other day and saw these when I was doing my online shopping at asda. They were cheap at 34p and a good amount 300g.
The biscuits seem a little smaller than other makes I have had before but that may just be my imagination as like I said I rarely buy biscuits.
The packet is the typical asda smart price design. A white background with green writing and a long band of green with a cup on it.
The biscuits themselves are as you would expect ginger flavour. The taste hits you as soon as you put it in your mouth, a strong flavour of ginger however not overpowering. They are nice and crunchy and actually seem to last well in the opened packet. I found 2 left in the cupboard that my hubby must have put in there. That was several days ago and I was about to give them to my dogs before noticing they were still crunchy when I snapped them in half. I did let the dogs have them, but I debated pigging them myself lol.
The true test for me with any biscuit is dunkability. These proved very good. I was able to dunk without bits falling off and going in my coffee. They were more soggy than crunchy ( a strange explanation as of course theyre soggy having been a hot liquid, but if your a dunker im sure ou get what I mean) after dunking but not enough to drop off unlike some biscuits I have tried.
If your after a cheap treat and like ginger I would recommend these, at 34p I think theyre a bargain.
The shelf life is good too it had a 5 month bestbefore date.
I buy a pack of buscuits weekly cos i like to have them in the house incase anyone calls round for a tea or coffee and also put them in my boyfriends snap box so there never around for long.
I decided to try asda smart price gingernut biscuits this week for a change.
The come in a packet which is white and green which is the standard smartprice packaging. It has the ASDA logo on the top with Smart Price logo underneath in black letters. It has the name of the product in big green letters and has picture of a cup of tea on it. Just by looking at the packet you can tell that they're smartprice, you can't really mistake the smartprice packaging but it doesn't make any difference to the biscuits..
There are about 15 biscuits in the packet and they cost just 35p
They are nice and crispy and taste very gingery.
I'm not usually one for cheap biscuits, or smartprice in general but my daughter was pestering me for some ginger nut biscuits after she'd had some from a friend at school and enjoyed them. I guessed that she'd eat a few and not bother with them again so I just bought a cheap packet of these from ASDA for about 35p.
The packet is white and green which is the standard smartprice colour for packaging. It has the ASDA logo on the top with Smart Price underneath in black letters. It has the name of the product in big green letters with picture of a cup of tea on. From looking at the packet you can tell that they're smartprice, you can't really mistake the smartprice packaging but it doesn't really make any difference. There are about 15 biscuits in the packet which is a good amount for just 35p.
I didn't expect much from these biscuits because they were really cheap but they were actually really really nice. They were very gingery tasting and nice and crunchy which I liked. They had a good orange - ish colour, not too pale and stale looking. They went down really well in our house with myself, my son and my daughter all loving them.
I did dip these in a cup of tea but didn't like that at all. I'm the same with cookies though, can't dip them in a hot drink. I don't know, you may like to dunk 'em but I didn't like them dunked because they lost their crunchiness.
Overall, I have bought them since and would recommend them to others. I think that they are great value for money, taste great and I have to say 'Why pay more?'.
Asda Smart Price Ginger Nut Biscuits
After trying many of the Tesco Value Range i decided to give the asda smart price range a try to see if like tesco's value range it was a good buy.
The Asda smart price ginger nut biscuits retail at around 35 pence a pack, each pack contains approximately 16 biscuit's which are more or less the same size as other brands such as fox's.
The packet the biscuits come in is plain white with a green band and this has all of the product information on it, The asda smart price logo is also displayed on the packet,
The biscuits themselves are genuinely quite tasty, there very crunchy as ginger nut biscuits should be and they do taste really gingerly which is great.
I can honestly say that these biscuits are a pleasent surprise and taste just as good as the premium branded products, give them a try
Asda Smart price Ginger Biscuits!
These are actually the nicest tasting ginger biscuits I have ever tried! I came across these whilst looking for a substitute for boring digestives and at such a low price, I thought why not, so I bought a few packs. They did get eaten very quickly in my house!
What are they?
These are smart price ginger nut biscuits. In a nutshell they are biscuits flavoured with powdered ginger, anise, nuts and other spices. Not to be confused with ginger bread men who are a little thinner!
The packaging is quite basic as with all of the economy products. With 20 biscuits in the pack, these are amazing. The packet follows a green and white theme with some very basic writing on the front.
These taste gingery believe it or not! The spices in them make them great when infused with a cup of tea or even the base of a cheesecake!
They smell spicy with a hint of oat.
At 36p per pack or thereabouts, this was a very good buy and I will be investing more of my money on them! They are not too spicy and are a good companion to a hot cup of something nice! 5/5
Asda Smart Price Ginger Nut Biscuits
Description: Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Biscuits.
I must confess that it is Mrs Assasin who does most of the shopping in our house, so often when I try something new, it is because she has bought it for us. However, a work colleague gave me the recipe for a cheesecake recently and it called for ginger biscuits to make the base. So, I duly popped to my local Asda with an ingredient list and bought the necessary items.
Mrs Assasin is also a keen buyer of non branded labels, and has become quite impressed with a lot of what the Asda Smart Price range has to offer. It certainly makes sense to save money by not spending it on posh packaging so I try to look out for cheaper options.
A packet of these biscuits cost me just £0.36 and contained around 20 biscuits, plenty to make the cheesecake and have some left over to snack on.
As do all items in the Smart Price range, the packaging was plain and functional, white plastic with green bits and the brand name on the front.
These biscuits were actually rather good, they had a nice spicy taste of ginger and that crunchiness that you tend to associate with gingernuts. They tasted quite natural and went really well with a cup of tea.
They also made a fabulous base to my cheesecake (plain vanilla in case you are interested!). I just crushed them and mixed them with melted butter and they set into the right shape easily and added a delicious twist to a relatively plain (but extremely creamy!) dessert.
I will definitely be buying these again. As biscuits, they were crunchy and had just the right amount of ginger to be spicy and delicious. As an addition to a desert, they worked really well and I am sure that they could be added to other things too. In fact, I plan to try them in rocky road bars next time - yumm!
Give these a shot if you like ginger biscuits, they are tasty and have a great crunch to them, and look at the price, what a bargain!
Asda ginger nuts
Asda as a shop has always been a bit of a novelty for me in that there is one close to my house. The nearest one is about 10 miles away and as a result I generally don't tend to shop there very often. However with a change of office I now find myself only meters away from one and to a certain extent the novelty has worn off. I find the shops to feel slightly cluttered, always busy even when they are not and I am convinced that their isles must be slightly thinner than other supermarkets as they feel very tight at times. That being said I shop here for the odd bits and pieces and one of the products I tried on a recent visit was Asda ginger nuts.
What are Asda ginger nuts?
Basically they are Asda own version of the classis ginger nut biscuit. They, like all Asda value range, come in a pretty plain white package that has some green writing on it. I am not sure of the correct price of these but I am almost certain that they were 35 pence but I have seen other reviews note that they are 36p.
I tried these upon returning from the shops. I was delighted to find that unlike other own brands of the same biscuit I was able to smell the distinct smell of ginger when I open the packet. I took a bite and I was pleasantly surprised. The biscuit itself is round and light brown in colour. It's slightly drier and more crumbly than other versions of ginger nut however that would not put me off.
I also tried a biscuit by dunking it into a cup of tea and have to say on a blind taste test in this category it would be very hard to tell the difference between this biscuit and the leading brand.
So if you're looking for a cheaper alternative of dunking in your tea I would happily recommend this product.
It's Asda week this week and my mum did her big online shop at the weekend and ordered a load of Smart Price stuff to try and save some money on the shopping because some of it's as good as the brand names.
She got a few different sorts of Smart Price biscuits because we've had them before so she knows they're usually ok. I'm not mad keen on these ginger nuts though because they're a bit hard and crunchy and that's not as good as it sounds because they are uncomfortably hard to bite even though ginger nuts usually are harder than other biscuits.
The ginger flavour of them is nice and they are a bit stronger than the ones my mum got from Sainsburys last week. They're not very sweet but are wicked when you dunk them in a cup of coffee that has got plenty of sugar in it because the biscuit soaks up the coffee and that tastes dead nice.
The hardness of them makes it so that the biscuit doesn't fall into the cup like most ginger nuts do.
The flavour of the biscuits is nice it's just that them being so hard put me off and makes them seem like proper bad quality biscuits even though they have got the best ginger taste out of all the cheap biscuits we've tried.
For 34p I reckon they're worth you trying if you don't mind hard biscuits, I know my dad loves these and thinks they're the best ginger nuts and I suppose they're not that bad over all and are a lot cheaper than the next brand up from these.
ASDA SMART PRICE GINGER NUT BISCUITS.
Asda ginger nut biscuits, well i was given a packet by my daughter to try and as i havnt had these in a long time, thought i would have some to dunk into my cuppa tonite.
The Package **********
Comes in the usual green and white packet, thats their basic packaging, and they cost 36p im informed.
The Taste **********
Well they are quite hard, and not as crumbly as some other makes of ginger nuts i have tried, but they are really quite nice. When you pop one into your mouth you can taste the gingery taste, but not too overpowering, and they still dunk into my tea just as good as any others.
The Biscuits **********
They are quite hard as i mentioned, but then they are really nice, they are a nice golden colour, guess thats because of the molasses thats contained in them, and they are really nice, i was suprised.
ALLERGY ADVICE **********
Contains gluten and wheat.
May contain traces of nuts and/or seeds.
That out of the way, getting back to the biscuits, they have a really nice taste to them, they are gingery in a nice way, not as good as some of the more expensive makes i have tried, but they still good value for money. They come in a 300 grams packet, and thats quite a lot of biscuits.It says on the packet that they contain no artificial colours or flavours, and no hydrogenated fat, but am not quite sure what that is.
They do offer a phone number in case of any problems, but it is a 0845 number or you can visit their website at www.ASDA.com, in case.
It does state that the plastic on the packaging is not as yet recyclable, shame.
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegtable Oil, Molasses, and other ingredients, plus ground ginger of course.
I will be buying some more of these when i visit Asda in the future.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews xx.
**** Introduction ****
While doing my weekly shop this evening, I made the mistake of going while I was peckish, which therefore resulted in me filling the trolley full of junk food.
While looking for nice goodies to eat I came across these Ginger Nut biscuits, as I had not eaten these for years I knew I had to have them.
Once I got home I made a nice hot cup of tea and settled down with a new bought packet of biscuits.
***** The Biscuits *****
These ginger nuts are from the Asda value range and cost 36p a packet, which is very reasonable as the branded ginger nuts cost well over twice the price.
Anyway each packet contains 20 perfectly rounded biscuits at are two inches in width and half a centemeter thick.
Once you open the packet you get a huge waft to the stong ginger smell, which really starts to tickle your taste buds.
I personally find these very hard, to hard to eat alone so a hot cup of tea is needed for you to dunk them. this softens them enough so that you dont need a filling, but does not soften them too much so they fall and land in the tea.
**** My Views *****
I personally found these lovely just as good as the branded version, I would definately buy these again.
admittedly the packaging does not look fantastic but these dont hang around once they have been opened as they are so morish, I actually ate half a packet of biscuits and soilt my tea because of it.
I advise anyone who shops in asda to try these.
While I was in Asda the other day, I suddenly had a craving for biscuits. Asda have a lot of biscuits in their Smart Price range so I thought I would give them a go and as I haven't had Ginger Nuts for years I snapped the packet up.
The Asda Smart Price range is very distinctive, with nearly all the packaging following the same format. In this case, the packaging is a long tubular shape, with the traditional green and white colours on the wrapper and lettering. The Smart Price wording is written in black but this is hardly necessary because you know the range when you see it anyway. "Ginger Nuts" is written prominently and is accompanied by the green silhouette of a cup of tea, which is precisely what I'm having right now with the biscuits!
The packet weighs 300 grams and the biscuits come with no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats. The packet is full of all the information you will need in order to make a sensible decision as to whether or not to buy this product, as follows:
Ingredients: Wheat, Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Raising Agents (Ammonium Carbonates, Sodium Bicarbonate), Molasses, Ground Ginger (0.8%), Salt, Natural Flavouring.
Allergy Advice: Contains gluten and wheat, and may contain traces of nuts and / or seeds.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
Unfortunately the plastic isn't recycled at the moment, which is something I find constantly irritating about a lot of supermarkets and how little of their packaging is recyclable.
Now the nutritional part. As I'm being naughty, I'm not letting the nutritional details apply to me at the moment because I'm enjoying the biscuits too much! But for the health conscious, here are the basic statistics per biscuit:
Energy: 46 calories
Protein: 0.6 grams
Carbohydrate: 7.2 grams
(of which sugars): 3.0 grams
Fat: 1.6 grams
(of which saturates): 0.8 grams
Fibre: 0.2 grams
Sodium: 0.04 grams
(equivalent as salt): 0.1 grams
So the packet is very helpful in terms of making a decision, but what of the all important taste test?
The biscuits are a lovely golden brown colour and unlike some other ginger nuts they don't have too much sugar across the top. On first bite it is obvious that these are going to be tasty. A little crispy at first, the more you bite the crunchier it gets, with a really nice consistency. Some ginger nuts can be really hard on your teeth and can be really difficult to bite but these are really easy, without losing any of their crunch. A few chews and the ginger really comes alive in your mouth. Sometimes with basic range products the taste can be a little bit watered down - not here. There is loads of flavour and the ginger is delicious. They are not too bitter, not too sweet - these ginger nuts have achieved great balance. There is a little bit of an aftertaste, a bit of a spicy feel lingers at the back of the mouth but I took this as proof that there was plenty of ginger and the aftertaste doesn't hang around for too long, especially if you are having a nice cup of tea at the time. Speaking of which, they dunk perfectly, without falling apart of losing any of their bite it seems.
All in all, a fantastic packet of biscuits and for the price of 34 pence you really won't find much better elsewhere. I counted 30 biscuits in the pack - that's just over a penny a biscuit - bargain!