Advantages Mild flavours, great textures, moorish
Disadvantages leaves your mouth really dry; crumble everywhere
Having reviewed the 'Ritz cheese sandwich cracker' (see my review) I did find myself wondering what the difference was to a Jacobs Tuc Cheese cracker and as Jacobs TUC cheese sandwich crackers were on offer at 2 for £1 (150g pack) I seized the opportunity.There are obvious differences. Firstly, TUC cheese sandwich crackers are a 6.5cm by 4.5cm oblong shaped biscuits as opposed to the round RITZ ones, though they are also indented with lots of little holes on the surface. They are quite greasy to touch and there aer little bits of salt on the surface of the crackers. The crackers are quite thick and delicate, held together by a smooth creamy cheese filling. The filling is thicker than that of a RITZ. On taking a cheese cracker biscuit out, I can immediately smell the processed cheesy smell like dairylea but a bit stronger. There's also a smoky smell to the cheese as well which reflects the taste.
The crackers can actually be separated from the filling, leaving one half spread with the cheese paste and one half without. Sampling a plain cracker, I found it is very crumbly to eat as they are the equivalent of a biscuit 'flaky pastry'. The biscuit is savoury as opposed to sweet and has a delicious salty taste which isn't too much, nor does it leave your tongue and mouth feeling weird which can often happen if one consumes a lot of salt. The cracker is crunchy and dissolve in your mouth without real effort of munching. Sampling the cheese paste, it's a light creamy yellow colour and again, very soft to the point that I can spread my finger across it. Taste wise, it's very smooth and there's no grittiness as in the RITZ variety. It had a smoky flavour to it but this wasn't as strong as the RITZ and doesn't leave a nagging aftertaste on your tongue. When eaten with the crackers/ cracker, the whole things is very smooth and creamy. The crumbly biscuit accompanies to soft cheese perfectly and creates a salty savoury cheese mush in your mouth. The saltiness is well balanced and the flavours well proportioned. The amount of filling is just right to create that smokiness creamy cheesiness without it being sickly.
The only downside is the fact that they tend to make your mouth very dry and I was left gagging for a glass of water; perhaps because of the salt.
Per biscuit there are 72kcal and 4.3g of fat. This is quite high considering they are very Moorish due to the saltiness which seems to leave you craving for more. On the other hand, because they are bigger than the RITZ variety, they do tend to leave you feeling more satisfied.I'm guessing that the smokiness must come somewhere from the 'white pepper'.
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Jacobs TUC Cheese Sandwich 150g
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