I love Snickers so I thought that it would be fun to try the Snickers flapjack. It is a basic flapjack with the addition of a milk chocolate topping and caramel and peanut pieces - all of my favourite things. I bought a nifty little tin pack for a pound, with each piece individually wrapped making them perfect for lunchboxes. You can buy a larger pack too which work out much better value. The oaty base is thick and delicious -full of proper oat taste and with a moist but chewy texture. I love the fact it doesn''t shower you with crumbs as you eat as some do. There are plenty of peanut pieces mixed into the vase which makes the texture more interesting as the nuts give a pleasant crunch. Most of the nuts are near the top but there''s enough to spread the taste throughout. In a Snickers bar the caramel would be under the chocolate top but I can''t see a distinct layer. I can''t taste it that much either except perhaps a bit of extra sweetness. I love the caramel part of a real Snickers so I have to say it is disappointing that there isn''t more caramel in the actual flapjack. The chocolate hasn''t thankfully been missed out in the same way - there is a layer on the top, thin but it is there. It tastes nice and like genuine Snickers chocolate but as I am a chocolate fan I would have liked there to have been even more of course. Overall, I did enjoy this as a change from a normal flapjack. It is filling and not overly sweet and the addition of peanuts makes a change form the other nuts that tend to be included in flavoured flapjacks. I don''t think it is a substitute for a real Snickers though - it doesn''t give enough of a chocolatey hit. But if you like oats and peanuts, give it a try. Available at all supermarkets. Suitable for vegetarians.
I saw these recently at my local supermarket at the price of £1 for a multi-pack of 5 flapjacks, they are made by cavities, and each individual flapjack is wrapped separately.
These flapjacks are a cross between standard flapjacks and snickers chocolate bar, but this is a neither nor product.
They are wrapped in an outer layer which is the brown of the snickers, and in here it explains that its snickers flapjack, and again on each bar this information is further repeated.
-They are free from any artificial colours, flavours and preservatives,
-they are suitable for vegetarians, they contain 12% peanuts
- Each bar is 34 grams in weight
-Each bar provides - 172 calories.
-Each one has 10g fat
-They contain peanuts, soya, milk and gluten,
-may contain unspecified nuts and egg
The first impressions when I opened the packet was the flapjack was smaller than I expected, the layer of chocolate on the top looked very thin, I was expecting it to be thicker layer as it was a Snickers flapjack.
Upon taste, I found them to be sweet, I could taste caramel, golden syrup, the peanuts, they were chewier and a lot sweeter than normal flapjacks.
For me if it did not say they were Snickers flapjacks, I would have just thought they were peanut flapjacks with a chocolate layer.
You could tell that they are a premium product, as the quality of the oats and ingredients came through, but I had to ask myself would I buy them if they were normal price, which is about £1.80 for 5, and when I got that price the answer was no. They are not worth the money.
=Would I recommend=
I'm sat on the fence here, part of me wants to say yes, if you like flapjacks with some added ingredients, or if you are buying them because of the Snickers aspect then I would say no don't bother.
There a 3/5 - Middle of the road rate.
I saw these Mcvities Snickers Flapjack in my local supermarket recently and decided to buy them to try as I really like oat flapjacks and I have a real sweet tooth. If I have to reach for a sugary snack I like to eat something that has a bit of substance and which has healthy aspects to it's ingredients. I hoped that this product would satisfy my hunger, my sweet tooth and also allow me to compromise by providing nutritious nuts and oats whilst I'm getting my chocolaty satisfaction!
These flapjacks are designed to replicate the taste of the Snickers confectionary bar. They combine the major flavours of the bar with the traditional flapjack recipe. Although I like Snickers bars they are not my favourite sweet on the market so I had no expectations about how these flapjacks should taste.
The product comes as a pack of five individual flapjacks. They are individually wrapped, contained in a cardboard case and then covered with a main wrapper. Product information is printed on both the outer wrapper and each individual wrapper. There is a helpful easy access guideline to an adult's daily nutrition in regards to these flapjacks on the front corner of the packet. On the back of the wrapper there is a list of full ingredients, a more detailed nutritional information chart, contact information and more.
As far as the ingredients these flapjacks are free from any artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. They are also suitable for vegetarians. Rolled oats is their biggest ingredient followed by 12% portion of peanuts. They contain peanuts, milk, soya and gluten and may contain unspecified nuts and egg. Each flapjack provides 172 calories and 10g of fat.
Each bar is 34g in size and they are the perfect shape and weight for a child's lunchbox or for work breaks. They are a couple of inches long and about 2 centimetres deep. Each wrapper is easy to open as the ends are jagged so you can tear along a strip. The flapjacks look really tasty. They are a block of moist, sticky oats mixed up with golden brown peanuts. The top of the flapjack has a thin coating of chocolate and the ends of the flapjack are coated in the wispy strands of melted chocolate where it has been applied.
I find the taste of the flapjacks to be really mouth watering. I wouldn't particularly associate the flavour with that of a Snicker's bar though. The flavour of the roasted peanuts are really the only thing reminiscent of the confectionary bar. The flapjack is a premium oat flapjack though. The caramel and golden syrup which bind the oats together has a rich, sugary flavour which is really satisfying. The roasted nuts look wonderful as they are a more toasty golden brown colour and stand out against the fawn coloured oats. The nuts are also succulent and chewy. Often in a Snickers bar I struggle to enjoy the peanuts as they are often dry and hard to chew. The nuts in these flapjacks though are of a perfect texture. The chocolate topping is sweet and creamy. I would like the chocolate layer to be a little bit thicker however as it is almost a crisp layer because it's so thin.
The flapjacks are fairly filling and each mouthful feels like real food. The texture of all the ingredients combined is very pleasant. I particularly like the chewy but ultra moist oats. The roasted nuts have a beautiful earthy flavour but don't taste overdone or burned. There are half nut pieces right down the length of the flapjack and it's a joy to discover a piece of nut in each mouthful. I like the way the chocolate adds a cocoa rich hint and extra creamy flavour too.
Overall I would say the quality of these is quite high but on my third bar (yes, I'm being greedy and eating the whole pack myself!) I found that the bottom of the flapjack had a few black, solid burned oats stuck to the bottom. I had to remove these prior to eating as they were as hard as metal. They looked horrible too. However, I'm willing to accept this as a one off error in processing rather than a widespread quality issue.
I would definitely buy these again as they are very flavoursome, filling and satisfying. I actually prefer them to the Snickers confectionary bar. They cost me £1.30 for the packet which I'd be happy to spend again.
Any regular readers of my reviews will be well aware by now that I have quite an incredible sweet tooth, and regularly enjoy indulging it with a variety of sweetly-tasted snacks and treats.
One such treat that I adore is the well-known "Snickers" chocolate bar which is always packed full of caramel and delicious peanuts, giving it a delicious 'bite' that is completely satisfying. I was intrigued recently to notice a packet of 'Flapjacks' from the Snickers brand on sale in a local branch of Tesco, and decided to purchase them to give them a try out.
The package of Snickers Flapjacks contains 5 individual 'bars' and this pack cost me around £1.20, which I thought was on a par with many other brands of chocolate biscuit and chocolate covered snacks that I buy on a regular basis.
The packaging is fairly basic I must confess. Consisting of an outer wrapper that is reminiscent of the usual Snickers packaging, comprising of the blue and red branding on a chocolate brown-coloured background, the outer wrapper can be removed easily to reveal a sort of cardboard 'tray' within. It is on this tray of course, that the individual Snickers bars rest, each presented in his own wrapper 'jacket'. I did like the fact that the cardboard tray was included in the packaging as it offered a little protection to the flapjacks whilst they were in transit, preventing them from becoming broken or damaged.
Removing the outer wrapper from one of the flapjacks, I can see that it looks exactly like another well-known brand of flapjacks that I buy regularly, but with one vital addition; there is a layer of gorgeous-looking milk chocolate sitting on top. Also, I can see that the Snickers flapjack contains large, generously-sized chunks of peanut throughout the flapjack layer.
Biting into the Snickers flapjack can only be described with one word; divine. A beautifully moist flapjack is packed full of oats that have a rich taste and deliver a gorgeous 'bite' with every mouthful. There is nothing crumbly or dry about the oats used in the flapjack and the peanuts enclosed in their golden 'bed' are of a very high quality, so do not take anything from the wonderfully rich taste of the oats.
The peanuts are generously-sized, and are not sparse in their quantity so they are present in each mouthful. The presence of the peanuts gives a delicious 'crunch' to the texture of the flapjacks which might be a little 'flat' otherwise. The crunchy peanuts and slightly chewy, moist oats work well together and give a wonderful 'bite' to the flapjacks that is so often lacking in other varieties.
The addition of a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate on top of the oats confirms the initial impression that the Snickers flapjacks are NOT a savoury item like other brands of flapjack, but are most definitely designed at being an 'oaty' version of their regular chocolate bars. The chocolate is of a very high quality as I had expected, and is without the sickly after-taste or bitter 'edge' that cheaper branded chocolate so often possesses.
I can see from the product's packaging that the Snickers Flapjacks actually contain caramel but I did not detect this when I was eating them, and would have been completely unaware of this addition if I had not read the packaging. Perhaps I was too busy concentrating on the beautifully crunchy peanuts contained in the 'jacks, but I would have thought that the caramel was quite understated if I didn't detect it at all.
This is not necessarily a criticism however, as I thoroughly enjoyed eating the Snickers Flapjacks and will definitely buy them again. I thought they offered a refreshing change from other brands of biscuit and chocolate bars that I buy regularly, and I really liked the way the robust texture of the oats offered something a little 'different' in the way of texture and taste.
The nutritional information on the reverse of the packaging informs me that each of the 34g Flapjack bars contains 172 calories and 10g of fat, which is a lot, even when compared to other snacks and biscuits, so of course these are going to be an unpopular choice for anyone watching their waistline! The Flapjacks contain nuts so are unsuitable for anyone with nut allergies, and they also contain gluten, egg and milk. They are suitable for a vegetarian diet.
I would highly recommend the Snickers flapjacks, but not on the grounds of them being highly nutritional, for obvious reasons.... Although this is the case with most other brands of biscuit and snack that I buy regularly. For a satisfying lunch-time snack however, I would recommend the Snickers Flapjacks and think they are quite delicious! Definitely deserve a five-star rating in my view..!
As @ May 2012, the pack of 5 individual flapjacks can be purchased from Tesco for £1.30 or from Asda for £1.10.
These caught my eye on the biscuit shelf in Tescos about 2 months ago and ever since that day they have become a staple part of my regular shopping list! The name of this product is quite self explanatory but just to clarify, they are flapjacks based on the chocolate bar called Snickers. They cost £1.30 for a pack of 5 of them in Tescos but can also be found in other supermarkets such as Asda and Morrisons.
The flapjacks are wrapped in a brown cellophane/plastic wrapper and the design and colour of the wrapper echoes that of the wrapper on a standard Snickers bar so if you were familiar with a Snickers wrapper you would probably recognise the name and colours straight away. Inside the outer wrapper are 5 individually wrapped bars in the same brown colour, nestled on a cardboard sheet. I do believe the brown colour used on these products reflects the chocolate contained in the bars.
The smell of the bars once you unwrap one hits you straight away and it actually smells very similar to a Snickers bar, very sweet and chocolatey. The bar itself is a flapjack type bar with a thick layer of milk chocolate on top. The flapjack part of the bar is a mixture of oats, caramel and roasted peanuts and is very tasty. It is very chewy due to the caramel but also quite crunchy because of the hard nuts in there. The chocolate on top sweetens up the whole taste even more and adds another dimension to the bar. The chocolate is quite thick and so the whole bar tastes naughty enough to be satisfied you've had a treat! The bars do seem fairly salty but personally I like this as I do like salty food.
Each bar has 168 kcal in them so it's not a low calorie biscuit but it's a nice treat. A worthy one at that! I would definitely recommend this product, they're lovely!!
I really quite like Snickers chocolate bars, I find them to be tasty and for chocolate, quite filling and substantial. Therefore I was intrigued to see if these flapjacks would be quite as good.
I'm not an expert on flapjacks, I don't really eat them that often apart from when I see the Bakin Boys ones being sold half price sometimes.
These came in a five pack. I think that they were about £1, I've seen them in Poundland sometimes too. In fact, if you weren't looking closely, you could quite easily pick this up thinking it was a pack of their chocolate bars.
The packaging is almost identical, brown with the words Snickers in blue and only in small writing underneath the word 'flapkack' and in the corner the words 'baked by McVities' so do be careful you dono't pick up the wrong thing.
The bars are about 2/3 the size of the chocolate bar. I was surprised to see it was also just 167 calories.
The bar is about 1 -2 cm thick. It's mostly compacted oats but you can see peanuts scattered around and on top there is a thin layer of chocolate.
Though there weren't loads of peanuts by the look of it, the taste of the nuts was very strong, a little too strong for me as there was not quite the balance beween oat and nut. As the chocolate layer was very thin, youl couldn't really taste much chocolate either.
To me it tasted rather like a Snickers bar but just with bits taken out, the flapjack bit was a bit dominated by the other flavours.
Manufactured by McVities and measuring just under 9 cm long, Snickers Flapjacks inject just enough taste and sugar to give you a boost during your working day - or at least they do in mine!
Whereas I find the usual Snickers chocolate bar quite heavy, I find the flapjack light and tasty.
Its base is soft and moist - consisting primarily of rolled oats, golden syrup and roasted peanuts. The lovely peanutty taste, I think makes them uniquely different from other flap jacks on the market, although they are not packed with peanuts so that they become intrusive - there are just enough to add a crunchy kick!
The base is covered in sticky caramel and then topped off with milk chocolate.
Unlike other flap jacks they are not overly sweet, each layer seems to compliment the other resulting in something of a taste sensation.
I take them to work but unfortunately find that one isn't enough, so generally have two! As a treat, I pop one in my sons lunch box every now and again as they are the idea size for little mouths.
I bought mine from Tesco, £1.00 for a multi pack of 5, or 20p each.
On reading the nutritional information on the packet, I was horrified to discover that each tiny flap jack contains 167kcals! Bearing this in mind, I shall now be taking one to work!
For further nutritional information visit www.snickers.co.uk
I happened to see these bars on special offer recently at £1 in my local supermarket and, not unnaturally, thought that something baked by McVities and with the distinctive Snickers taste in the form of a healthy flapjack, was bound to be delicious. How wrong could I be?
Well my first mistake was in assuming these flapjacks were healthy. They are full of fat and sugar and actually contain a negligible amount of fibre and each little bar is a hefty 167 kcal to boot. Despite the rolled oats in the ingredients list, fibre isn't even included as a percentage on the GDA values given.
I won't bore you with all the ingredients listed as they mainly consist of sugars and fats in several different forms, milk products, oats and peanuts.
Nutritional value per bar:
14% fat (21% of which is saturated)
The legend on the outer packing declares "Get some nuts", so all you folk suffering from nut allergies know you can't eat these. They are also full of gluten and milk products too, so that excludes a further proportion of the population, and with all that sugar, they're not exactly suitable for diabetics either!
For the rest of you, here is my opinion.
These flapjacks are made under licence by McVities. There are five small bars weighing 34g each in the pack and these bars are individually wrapped in the distinctive Snickers brown wrapper with the additional information that these are baked by McVities. Each bar is roughly the size of Mars' Snickers Fun Size only not as chunky.
On opening the wrapper the bar is revealed in all its glory and, to be perfectly honest, it didn't look too appetising. The flapjack is a moist looking mess of ingredients, the only ingredient immediately identifiable being the odd half peanut. On top of the bar is a thin layer of chocolate of approximately one millimetre thickness. It's spread so thinly, that the lumps and bumps of the other ingredients show through very clearly.
However, the proof of any pudding (or flapjack for that matter) is in the eating. This bar is very moist, almost to the point of wetness and on taking my first bite I immediately tasted salted peanut and intense sweetness. Now, I like sweet and salt together, it's a good combination but in this instance, the sweetness, which is enhanced further by the addition of caramel to the mixture, is totally overwhelming making the overall taste one of extreme sickly sweetness.
The chocolate layer, is almost too thin to taste but I'd hazard a guess is not made to the same recipe as that used by Mars for their Snickers bars. One Snickers Flapjack will certainly be enough for even the most hardened sugar addict to eat in one go.
The consistency of the bar, other than the peanut pieces, is overly soft and has very little texture other than the odd piece of oat.
Each of these bars provides 8% of your daily calorie allowance. They are far sweeter than a straight Snickers bar and without having the same luscious smoothness, texture or the same chocolate coating. I found that after eating one of these bars, I couldn't face the prospect of another any time this year and I certainly won't be including these on any future shopping list.
A regular size Snickers bar contains 271 calories and is approximately three times the size of a Snickers Flapjack which means that weight for weight it has far less calories than the Flapjack and, in my opinion, is an infinitely better taste experience.
Recently, on a trip the corner shop, I decided that I needed something sweet and yummy, and was delighted to see Snickers Flapjacks stacked up next to the till .
Essentially, this is a flapjack with elements of Snickers bars mixed in . So, take your standard oaty, syrupy flapjack, and to this mix add caramel, peanuts, and plenty of chocolate . It's 56g in size, and I paid about 75p for mine at the corner shop .
The pack recommends storing these in the fridge, and then letting them warm up before eating, and I would second this, as eaten right from the cupboard they are a little too soft and crumbly, and are prone to breaking up .
The flapjack element of this is lovely and moist, with a rich sweet buttery taste, and threads of caramel throughout . The peanut chunks are quite large, roughly half a nut size each, and do have a tendency to get stuck in my teeth . I would also say that these were the most bland part of the bar with not a lot of flavour coming from them . The chocolate was smooth and rich, spread in an even layer along the top, and melted easily in the mouth.
Personally, I loved this, apart from the peanuts getting stuck in my teeth . And in all honesty, I found the size of this rather large, as the sweetness stared to get to me about halfway through . I think a smaller sized version of this would have suited me perfectly, especially considering that this took a lot of chewing and had a lot of flavour to it .
I sadly don't have the packaging to hand, so don't have the nutritional information with me, but I would imagine that this is something to eat occasionally rather than every day . It's a lovely little treat though, and 4 stars from me , one off for it being rather large and rather rich for me to eat all in one go .
What is it?
A flapjack by McVities.
This is a flapjack with the 'Snickers' edge. The flapjack is made with roasted peanuts and caramel, topped with milk chocolate.
What do I think?
I think this is one of the best flapjacks on the market, well, especially for those who are obsessed with chocolate anyway... It's a very rich tasting, and very filling, so lots of calories, sugar and fat! The taste is fantastic, the combination of chocolate with a hint of creamy caramel plus the blended elegant aroma of the roasted peanuts. Being such a large slab of a flapjack, really, this is too much, and it's probably better and enough to only have half or a quarter of the whole thing.
The texture is surprisingly brilliant. Although there are several things combined together, this is probably what makes the texture of the flapjack somehow complex but also engaging. Truly, it's possible to only cut just a little bit off and to slowly savour it as it is so dense with ingredients.
This costs about 87p for 56g which I think is very good value. It's great as a snack or part of lunch, and really, you would only ever need to eat half of it as it is so filling, however, as it tastes so good, it's tempting to finish the whole thing but you will feel the consequences of this (!).
Absolutely fantastic as a flapjack, this actually tastes much better than the Snickers bar itself and even better value for your money.
Thanks for reading.
I don't know why I reached for these the other month in Asda. I like Snickers, but i'm not the biggest Flapjack fan. They just aren't that exciting in my eyes.
I found these in the Cake aisle and you got a pack of 5 for £1.29. This was on Asda Rollback price.
The packaging is alright. The bars are individually wrapped and they are on a cardboard tray and the pack is in a cellophane wrapper. The pack colour is brown, with a picture of Peanuts on the front, a nice picture of 1 of the flapjacks and the Snickers writing in the trademark blue writing.
The bars are rectangular shaped and about the lenght of my index finger, which i'm sure is pretty average lenght. They are about the width of a ruler in my eyes. There is a fairly thick layer of Milk Chocolate on the top and the rest is the Flapjack mix. There is a fair amount of half Peanuts mixed through the Oats and syrup tasting Flapjack.
I will not be buying these again, as I wasn't that keen on the taste of them. The Flapjack part was slightly Salty, Oaty and had a slight Syrup taste to it, the Milk Chocolate was Milky and sweet, it was the Nuts that let it down for me. The Nuts didn't have any flavour to them, they kinda tasted a bit like Monkey Nuts, and unlike Snickers you didn't get the thick sticky Caramel mixed through with the Nuts.
I don't have the pack to hand, but I remember each bar had a good amount of calories and fat in them.
Not the choice of Flapjack for me.
Now while out on the hunt for some nice treats, as my eldest son and his wife were coming down to see us for the weekend. The shops are full of Xmas goodies, but I will not buy anything from that range at the moment as by the time Xmas hits us we will be sick of mince pies, biscuits and cakes ect....
Then sitting on the shelf beckoning me over was what I thought was a pack of Snickers (sitting in the wrong place amongst the cakes and not the bars of chocolate!) it was in fact a packet of Snickers Flapjacks. Now what could be better than a Snickers bar or Flapjacks, so to have them both in one bar was great!!!
Now these are made by McVities who make a lot of the biscuits, cakes and bars that we see on our supermarket shelves. They come in a pack of 5 and are about 3 inches long , but quite fat at nearly three quarters of an inch deep.The packaging is quite simple with no boxes to dispose of, just a papery sleeve with the Snickers Flapjacks sitting on a cardboard tray. The packaging look a lot like the packs of Snickers that you can buy, with Snickers written across the front in bold blue writting sitting on a brown background with some peanuts scattered around.
So out I get my Snickers which at the moment are B.O.G.O.F. from Tesco's at £1.20, which makes them a reasonable treat for lunches, coffee breaks or days out! Now I must say these went better than I thought they would, as everyone grabbed one when they saw them sitting pretty on a plate. I'm not much of a sweet eater, but these did intrigue me to try one and I must say it was really very nice. On tearing the side of one of these bars, (which tear really easily with no resistance or struggle) you will see a thick oaty, peanutty bar topped of with a thin layer of chocolate with the outline of the peanuts poking through!
It smells absolutely delicious of peanuts and oats, so on taking a bite from this little, but fat bar is heaven it just melts in your mouth mmmm!
It has all the taste of a flapjack with the added bonus of peanuts and chocolate. They are a bit high on the calories, as they are quite small for the amount they have, but then a lot of the "Health Bars" are quite high too!
Each Snickers Flapjack contains;
These are vegetarian friendly, which pleased my Daughter. They obviously contain peanuts (13%) so not so good if you have an allegery to them.
So as a once in a while treat, they won't do you any harm, but be warned as they are very moriesh indeed!!
We ended up taking a couple of packs with us when we went to the Zoo on the Sunday and came back with NONE!!!
Another good product from McVities so a 5 star rating is awarded here!