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“True gems last forever”

published 02/07/2005

Proa guilt-free treat, delicious

Consthey tend to break easily, boring if you eat them ...

My future mother-in-law is a gem. Somehow she always manages to provide me exactly with what I am looking for. I tell her about my fear of flying, she comes up with Bach's Rescue Remedy. I am looking for Mr. Right, she provides me with my fiancé. I am looking for a low-calorie snack to satisfy my...

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“Ice Ice Baby”

published 17/04/2005

Protasty, good value for money

Conssmall, not very filling

As a child my lunchbox was always so boring. I mean when you look at the magazines these days they suggest putting in cherry tomatoes and hummus and home-made biscuits and things. All very well but who has the time for that? Not my mum. When I was at school my lunchbox was so boring it verged on...

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“You little gem!!!”

published 28/09/2005

Protasty low in fat treat

Conssmall bags

I am always on the hunt for low fat things that taste good are sweet and that can fill me up. On my search I came across an old friend, the Ice Gem. As a child I used to eat these a lot and they were one of my favourite things to find in my lunch box, and now I understand why mum used to buy them...

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“Midget sized secret feast”

published 17/06/2005

ProSweet, ideal lunch box snack or party food

ConsBiscuits with no icing on top.

My children love to share a packet of Iced gems, if I'm lucky or they may insist on a whole packet each which means the packet of 6 mini packets isn't going to last long. I have also been know to allow my daughter to take them to school as I feel they are better than actual sweets which are a no...

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“What a Forgotten Gem!”

published 07/05/2009

ProTaste, Familiarity

Consn/a

I used to love Iced Gems as a kid and in a moment of nostalgia I bought a multi-pack of them in Tesco a few weeks ago. The multi-pack contains 6 individual packets of Iced Gems, each containing 25g of goodness. The multipack cost a meagre £1.30. The packaging of the multi-pack is light blue and...

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“What a gem of a biscuit”

published 07/10/2009

ProCheap, kid friendly, lovely flavours; low fat and ...

Consnot enough flavours; iced gems tend to fall off

These are my classic childhood biscuit snack; the kind of treat that made me smile when I opened my lunchbox at school. These certainly are a child friendly biscuit treat and are evidently marketed at children, but his didn’t stop me popping a multitask of 6 for £1 into my trolley at Asda. They...

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“Bitesize Gems”

published 04/07/2006

ProThe biscuits are bite-size, Easier to find in mult...

ConsNot enough in the packet, Can be tough crunching

I absolutely love Iced gems. Always have done, always will do. That's probably why I find myself sitting down to write this review when i should really be booking people in for their training appointments, but nevermind. *** So Why Did I Choose Iced Gems? *** I am really bad with the sweet snacks...

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ProYumminess; reminiscences,different colours to keep...

ConsSugar and colours, but hey - that's what makes the...

Okay, so the title's not the most inspired but all the saucy ones I came up with were too near the mark even for ciao! Anyhow, with a product like this no gimmics are required. For most of us they're already imbued with images of childhood excitement.........for others of us, this excitement...

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“A Bag of Treasure”

published 31/10/2004

Protasty, cheap

Conshard to find

I always remember Iced Gems from a young age. Yesterday I ate the first packet of them I had ever eaten in a long time. These biscuits were introduced by Peek Freans and until 1910 these biscuits did not have icing on top. From 1910 onwards they were iced and Jacobs named them Iced Gems. The...

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Progood at parties

Consa bit hard and sweet

Iced gems started life in Reading at Huntley and Palmers factory .The company was Huntley and Palmers till 1970 when it joined Jacobs and Peak Freans to form associated biscuits in 1989 the company was acquired by Danone. The company now is called the Jacobs bakery. These little biscuits began...

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“Snow in June.....”

published 16/06/2003

ProGood alternative snack to chocolate and very good ...

ConsNot a chocolate replacement,won't keep kids quiet ...

Around mid morning Denzel and myself get a little mungry and raid the nearest cupboard.It doesn’t matter who’s,but we prefer our own, as we know what’s in there ,well almost.Today Denzel found these sweet snacks from Jacobs and what memories came flooding back as we munched our...

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“Yum yum... Iced Gems! :)”

published 04/02/2006

ProLittle bagfuls, tasty, all the family love them & ...

ConsQuite pricey, very addictive and i can't get enoug...

Okay, one of my all time favourites from when I was a kid and I still buy them for my children - Jacobs Iced Gems. These are delicious peaks of hard icing sugar placed on top of a small 1cm diameter beige circular biscuit. PLACE OF PURCHASE: Tesco COST: £1.25 come in packs of 6 (bags weigh about...

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“Iced Gems”

published 27/02/2007

Pro taste nice and low in fat

Consnone

Jacobs Iced Gems I was with my firend the other day when she bought a multipack bag of these iced gems and to be totally honest i cant belive they still make them. i can always remember being a small child and my mum getting these for my lunch boxes and i suppose having not thought about them...

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“These biscuits are no gems!”

published 25/07/2004

ProFairly cheap and widely available

ConsSickly taste and texture

I used to love these when I was younger and so I thought I'd try them when they were on offer in a supermarket. I got two packs of 6 for 99p in a "buy one, get one free" deal. There are 6, 30g (about an ounce) bags in each multipack. The biscuits are little plain biscuits with sugary icing on the...

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“iced gems, more, more, more!”

published 12/08/2003

Prosweet, small packets, look good

Consindividual packets not available

If everyone can recall their distant childhood parites, iced gems were always there, weren't they? Along with party rings, jelly and ice-cream and sausages on sticks, iced gems bring back the memories. Everone forgets them once they reach alduthood, but I'm calling for a re-emergence of these...

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