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The purple packet promises so much; the distinctive digestive crunch cries out, and the chocolatey charm that is Cadbury's combine to achieve....well, not very much really! I found the biscuits much drier than normal, even my fav cup of tea could not quite quench the thirst. You want the chocolate to be reminiscent of Cadbury's usual trademark creaminess, but - in my opinion - there just isn't enough to tantalise the taste buds. You do lose the point that it is Cadbury's chocolate covering the crumbly base as there's too much biscuit - take note Cadburys - we want (nay, need!) more chocolate! My husband bought these as they were on offer in our local shop, but I definitely wouldn't buy them at full price. I think the marriage of these two super powers has not worked on this occasion, which is a shame considering both do so well on their own.
I am always going through phases of trying to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits, but the temptation for digestive biscuits is just too great! I usually go for bog standard supermarket own brand biccies, but seeing these Cadburys Digestives set my mouth watering and I had to give them a taste. I found them in Poundland where of course they cost me £1.00.
The biscuits come in a simple plastic wrapper, with a rich red and "Cadbury" purple coloured packaging. There is an easy open tear tab at one end, which was a little fiddly to get to grips with but opened up ok in the end. The packaging is not resealable and it's probably best to transfer them into a biscuit tin or some other suitable container, although being lazy I just kept mine in the wrapper and haphazardly sealed it back up with an elastic band that I found on my desk at work. The packet contains 300g which is about the usual for this type of biscuit.
These biscuits taste good and have that nice wheaty flavour that digestive biscuits are known for. They have a lovely malted flavour when you bite into them and they are a little crunchy but not as firm as the other chocolate digestive brands that I've tried. The biscuits seems to be a bit softer and has a lighter texture which is really enjoyable. They have the perfect finishing touch with a layer of Cadburys chocolate over one side of the biscuit. This is a lovely, sweet milk chocolate and makes the biscuits extra tasty which pleases my sweet tooth. The chocolate is nice and smooth and tastes just as you would expect from Cadburys normal chocolate, with a rich creamy flavour.
I usually enjoy a few biscuits with a cup of tea on my tea breaks at work, and chocolate digestives can be a tricky beast when it comes to dunking. You want the chocolate to be nice and melty, but not so much so that it starts dripping into the tea, and the firm biscuit usually takes longer to soak in the tea so it's a balancing act to get the perfect dunk. I can safely say that these give a supreme dunking experience! The biscuit can be dunked for a long enough time to allow both the chocolate coating and the biscuit to soften, but it still remains intact and does not disintegrate when lifted from the cup, or when biting into the biscuit. Top marks for Cadburys on dunking perfection.
One of these chocolate digestive biscuits contains 80 calories. I quite often have up to 3 at one time to accompany my cuppa on tea breaks, so that's a big addition of 240 calories for one of my daily snacks. There are also high levels of fat, sugar and saturates. These are tasty but extremely unhealthy and I am trying to eat a more balanced diet so the will power needs to be enforced to stop me from munching my way through the pack too quickly!
These are lovely tasting biscuits that are clearly better quality than the supermarket own brand versions that I usually opt for. I could be tempted to pay the extra for these Cadbury Digestives as they taste lovely and give a deeeelicious dunking experience! Highly recommended for other chocolate biscuit fans, and I may even prefer these over McVities, which is high praise indeed.
Nutritional values per biscuit:
Energy kJ 345 kcal 80
Carbohydrate 10.1g -of which sugars 4.7g
Fat 4.1g -of which saturates 2.2g
I have recently started a new job and was a bit wary of putting weight on as it is the first sit down job that I have ever had. Also I have a very sweet tooth so was gutted to see that next to my desk was the communal biscuit tin! I have very little self-control when it comes to sweet things so the biscuit tin is a constant temptation for me. One of the packs of biscuits that a colleague of mine purchased recently was the Cadburys chocolate digestives. I had not seen these before but am a big Cadburys fan so just had to try them.
You can purchase these Cadbury's digestive biscuits from most supermarkets and they currently cost £1.00 from Asda for a 300g packet. I think this is quite a good price for a branded packet of biscuits as some can be rather expensive now.
The biscuits come wrapped all together in a thin plastic wrapper, the wrapper has changed from the one pictured above and it is now red as well as the traditional Cadbury purple. On the front of the packet you can find the Cadbury logo and pictures of the biscuits that you can find inside. You can also find all the necessary information about the biscuits on the wrapper including the nutritional information, ingredients listings, allergy advice and that the biscuits are suitable for vegetarians and the wrapper can be recycled. Towards one end of the wrapper you will find a little tab which when pulled will open the packet in a nice neat fashion. The wrapper is not re-sealable so if you can resist eating all of the biscuits in one go it is advised to store them in an air tight container once opened to keep them nice and fresh.
Obviously these chcolate topped biscuits are not going to be the healthiest option, a single biscuit contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 80
Sugars - 4.7g
Fat - 4.1g
Saturates - 2.2g
Salt - 0.24g
Digestive biscuits are plain wheat biscuits that are nice on their own but taste so much nicer when they are topped by chocolate. You can buy many different chocolate digestives from branded to shops own basic versions. I was really looking forward to trying the Cadbury's version as I love Cadbury's milk chocolate. The biscuits looked the same as other brands I have tried with the nice golden digestive topped with a textured layer of milk chocolate. Although I was surprised to see that the chocolate on the biscuits was rather thin in places leaving you able to see the biscuit underneath. The biscuits did taste nice with the digestive base having a nice slightly sweet wheaty taste, they also had a nice crunchy but crumbly texture too. The disappointing bit was the milk chocolate, what was there was lovely as it is the traditional creamy Cadbury's milk chocolate. But the chocolate was rather thin and it was hard to get a good taste of it which to me was very disappointing as I was left feeling more like I had eaten a plain digestive rather than a chocolate one.
I'm a fan of biscuits overall and the chocolate digestive in particular; I normally go for the McVities Chocolate Digestives but while in Sainbury's recently i saw Cadbury's Digestives on offer so decided to give them a go.
As usual I'll split my review into sections:
The digestives were on offer - £1 for a 300g pack. I think they usually retail somewhere around the £1.20 mark, so on average are about the same as the McVities Digestives.
This is fairly expensive when you compare it to the supermarket brand digestives, particularly the value packs, but there is a noticable difference in taste so i think it's worth the extra money.
The packaging is typical of a Cadbury's product, the buscuits come in a purple/blue packet (very similar in colour to the Dairy Milk wrappers, which immediately puts you in mind of quality chocolate). The packet has an easy to open 'pull here' tab, and the packet has a large Cadbury's logo imprinted on it. Each individual biscuit is imprinted with the Cadbury's logo on the back, which is a nice touch.
The biscuits are half covered with Cadbury's milk chocolate and the buscuit has a very pleasant sweet taste and a good consistency. They taste really good and noticeably different from cheaper brands; a word of warning though they are incredibly moreish and extremely hard to stop eating. I've eaten a whole pack of these in a day more than once since i started buying them ... i really need to stop buying them!
Each biscuit contains:
CALORIES: 85 (4.2%)
SUGARS: 4.7g (5.2%)
FAT: 4.1g (5.9%)
SATURATES: 2.1g (10.5%)
SALT: 0.22g (3.7%)
The % corresponds to your RDA (recommended daily amount)
The most important things to note here are the calorie, fat and sugar content, all of which are fairly high for a single biscuit. Not a good combination when they're hard to stop eating! Definitely something to be eaten in moderation, as they're not particularly healthy and constitute what people often refer to as 'empty calories'.
Overall this is another quality product from Cadbury - a nice change from my usual digestive biscuit. I'm not sure if i'll make a permanent switch from McVities, i think i'll just go with whichever one's on offer.
I never thought anyone would improve the good old fashioned McVities chocolate digestive biscuit, I mean, it's a classic, I've been eating them since I was about 10.
Then came Cadburys with a slap in the face for the old McVities chocolate digestives.
Digestive biscuits, not just with any chocolate on top.
But Cadburys chocoalte.
Now these little beauties are absolutely perfect for a little nibble, they satisfy your chocolate craving, whilst also giving your belly something a little bit more substantial than a bar of chocolate.
Perfect for dipping in tea or coffee, keep a packet in the cupboard at all times, you never know when you or your other half might need an emergency chocolate fix!
Basically, they're pricier than the regular chocolate digestives, and if you want to spend your money very carefully, then don't buy these in the first place, don't even try one, because as soon as you do you'll be addicted for good.
So if you're watching the pennies, I'd recommend sticking the the usual ones, unless you can just handle having them for the 'odd treat' every so often, I know I can't!
Aside from your Bourbons and Custard Creams I'm not that fussed about my biscuits. Sweet and crunchy is all that they need to be. I don't usually branch out into brand names but in this sense they were doing a deal where you received a free mug with a photo of your choice on it. Not going to miss a chance at that, who wouldn't want a cup with a picture of me on it? (Don't answer that!)
In a purple packet which is easy enough to open the digestives are exactly as you'd expect them to be. About 4cms in diameter, they are a light brown colour with the cadburys logo imprinted on the back.
With their recognisable sweet malty taste, the digestive is has the top coated with dairy milk chocolate which a lot of us have come to know and love. There is enough of this to make the combination of both biscuit and chocolate mix together without concealing the others flavour.
In this case if you are somebody who likes to dunk their biscuits I wouldn't bother doing that with these. The chocolate covering seems to melt a lot quicker than other digestives of the same sort. Leaving a slight cloudy film on top of your drink.
They are also a bit too crumbly for my liking. There's nothing wrong with biscuit which breaks away into smaller pieces when bitten into. Sometimes that can be the sign of a good one. It's just I prefer it when I don't end up loosing too much of it and have to eat it a lot more slowly to avoid it from happening.
Each biscuit contains:
They do contain gluten, wheat, milk, soya and as it states on the packaging should be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle. Any extra information is shown on the back of the packaging in a clear and informative way. Ingredients, other nutritional information, storage and contacting the manufacturers.
Overall I think that this is an average product. They are tastey but I feel as though Cadburys shoud stick to what they're good at. Making chocolate bars. The coating has a nice creamy and sweet flavour however it's the only thing which they have managed to get right. I think you'd probably be better off buying a different range where you can get more for a cheaper price. (ASDAs and Sainsburys own variety are nice)
I bought these for £1, usual price £1.56 for a 300g packet. If you do buy these then you're more or less paying for a brand name and not the actual biscuit.
I'm a big fan and biscuits and chocolate, so when companies decide to combine them into one, im a very happy bunny. There nothing more relaxing than sitting down with a nice cup of tea and some chocolate biscuits. I normally prefer Mc-Vities chocolate covered biscuits, but shopping last week i came across the Cadbury's variety which where on offer for about 60p a pack.
Cadbury's chocolate has to be my favorite, and i was quite surprised that i hadn't come across them sooner, what with the bright purple pakaging how could i not have seen them sooner?
~The taste test~
Opening up the packet i was greeted by the rich warming smell of Cadbury's chocolate, so i thought i wouldn't be disappointed,the biscuits looked like any other digestive biscuit, and imprinted on every biscuit was the Cadbury's logo. Taking my first bite, i was a little disappointed, the biscuit seemed very dry and tasteless, and very crunchy to be a biscuit.
The digestive was bland, and the chocolate did nothing to try and hide the blandness, as there was very little of that too.
~The dunk test~
I thing the only thing that covered up the horrid taste of this biscuit was when i dunked it in to my tea, which helped slightly. It certainly is a very strong biscuit, and passed the dunking test, but i think thats all i can say thats positive.
~ My thoughts~
In all honestly the biscuit was horrible, and i gave the rest of the packet away to the dog, and other family members who popped round! It left a very horrid aftertaste in my mouth, which made my mouth feel all weird and tingly. I would recommend these, and think it's puts Cadbury's to shame, considering there other chocolate products taste so yummy.
~ Nutritional info~
Each biscuit contains a shocking 85 calories, which in my opinion could be spent on something a lot more tastier, there is 4.7g of sugar and 4.1g of fat per biscuit, so doesn't exactly come into a healthy diet.
Each packet is 400g, and there are roughly around twenty biscuits in each pack.
For the price i'd rather stick to my Mc-Vities thank you very much.
~ Verdict~ Don't waste your money.
Digestive biscuits half covered in milk chocolate.