Monday, 6 June 2011


So how did this North American classic stand up to its very British rival, the bourbon?

Cost per packet: 98p
Cost per biscuit: 7p
Value for money? A unanimous yes!!

Suitability for slamming: No

Aesthetic:        4/5
Dunkability:        3½/5
Crumbliness:        4/5

Bourbon, pah!  Long live the Oreo!
Who can resist the Oreo's black & white charms?
Good all rounder.  Maybe a little sweet though?
A great biscuit which exhibits a satisfying mixture of sweetness & austerity.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

McVitie's Caramel Digestive

A classic biscuit with a caramel twist.

£1.55 / packet
8.6p / biscuit
Taste 8.9 / 10
Aesthetic 3.5 / 5
Dunkability 3.4 / 5
Crumbliness 3.8 / 5
Total 19.6 / 25

“Hurrah for shops!"
"A pleasant biscuit but for me the caramel is too gooey and detracts from the straight chocolate kick."
"Nice combination of chocolate and caramel."
"What's not to love about this biscuit? It's the dream combination of biscuit, chocolate and caramel."
"Interesting combination of crumbliness and chewiness of the topping."
"A trusted favourite with a delicious twist. A real tasty treat."
"Lovely gooey caramel. What a treat!"

Friday, 25 February 2011

A Doll's House Macaroon

For those with a sweet tooth…a homemade pink almond meringue with a butter cream centre

£3.74 / packet
25p / biscuit
Taste 8.25 / 10
Aesthetic 4.5 / 5
Dunkability 0.5 / 5
Crumbliness 4.5 / 5
Total 17.75 / 25

“Too bloody good”
“I felt like I should be sat in a tea shop at the seaside, indulging in a full cream tea”
“Very lovely and the prettiest entry to date. But is it a biscuit…?!”
“It was a delicious and surprising taste”
“Oh my goodness – this is a most amazing experience. And theatre themed as well? What more can you ask?”
“Very nice – def upped the game!”
“Superb aesthetically, and a wonderful rich taste; campest biscuit yet. If, indeed, it is a biscuit and not a fancy.”
“Just beautiful, loved the colour, loved the icing, loved the sweetness. Very yummy – I don’t think I could eat more than one though!”

Monday, 21 February 2011

Fox's Chocolatey Jaffa

Luscious orange filled shortcake biscuits encased in gorgeous milk chocolate.
 £1.00 / packet (on offer)
  12.5 p / biscuit
Taste   7.6  / 10
Aesthetic  3.75  / 5
Dunkability  3.5  / 5
Crumbliness   4  / 5
Total   17.95  / 25

"Could do with more orange."
"Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum... Where's the next one?"
"Potential winning combination but the chocolate is too bland and certainly not gorgeous."
"A classic combination of flavours with a modern twist."
"A lovely surprise. Quite moreish..."
"Very delicate flavours. Not one to rush."
"A good slab of chocolate and buttery shortcake - didn't like the orangey bit. Sorry!"
"I like all 'Jaffa' derivatives so it was always going to do well."
"My kind of biscuit. Kind of a Jaffa cake for grown ups!"

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Cafe Noir

Crisp crunchy biscuit with a unique coffee icing.
 £1.34 / packet
  5 p / biscuit
Taste   5.2  / 10
Aesthetic  2.9  / 5
Dunkability  2.4  / 5
Crumbliness   3.5  / 5
Total   14  / 25

"Quite difficult to bite into. I worried for my teeth..."
"Allergic to coffee - sorry!"
"Doesn't taste of coffee - more party ring for grown ups! Touch too sweet for me."
"Quite sweet but strangely alluring."
"A bit like an Iced Gem. A little sweet for my biscuit tastes."
"Rather like a sophisticated party ring...except square."
"I liked the coffee icing and the font of the lettering on the biscuit. Slightly too sweet and brittle for my taste."
"Too hard and dry on its own. Little more than Rich Tea with icing. Disappointing."
"Liked the crunch. It also reminded me of biscuits my gran used to buy."
"Dunk coffee tea? No way!"

Chocolate Fruit Ginger - Farmhouse Biscuit Limited

Traditionally made, half dark chocolate coated ginger biscuit.
 £1.28 / packet
 12.8 p / biscuit
Taste   8  / 10
Aesthetic  4.1  / 5
Dunkability  3.7 / 5
Crumbliness   4.1 / 5
Total   19.9 / 25

"Excellent crunch / chew / chocolate combo. Would benefit from more ginger."
"Great biscuit - everything a chocolaty treat should be."
"Slight;y hard to bite."
"Very classy biscuit."
"Delicious! Dark chocolate a ginger biscuit = winner!"
"Loved the texture and flavour. One of my favourites."
"Absolutely loved it. One of my favourites. Yum!"
"Less gingery than I expected."
"A fine biscuit which scores particularly highly on the aesthetic side."

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Jammie Dodger

Delicious stretchy jam splodged at the heart of two yummy shortcake biscuits.
69p / packet
8.5p  / biscuit
Taste   6.8 / 10
Aesthetic  4 / 5
Dunkability  3 / 5
Crumbliness   2.9 / 5
Total   16.7 / 25

"A classical biscuit although the way the jam goos out when you bite into it is a bit of an issue for me."
"Perfection in a biscuit - tasty and sweet."
"Perhaps would have enjoyed this more if I wasn't so full. A bit dry and sweet. Don't get me started on the crumbs."
"A stalwart of the biscuit world but never quite delivers for me."
"A jammie dodger always goes down well, a perennial favourite."
"Back to my youth!"
"Never been a fan - jam is too sickly and biscuit is too sweet and cloying. Sorry!"
"A bit disappointing. Not what I remembered but still quite nice."
"A great biscuit. An everyday favourite."