Advantages Really tasty
Disadvantages Can fall apart when dunked for too long
I'm not a great biscuit eater but I do like Hobnobs. The plain ones are just right for me, I find the chocolate ones too fussy.The plain ones are crunchy, but not hard and have a crumbly texture but without falling apart - unless you dunk them. If you do dunk them then you have to be quick - a quick in and out, but you don’t have to be faster than the speed of light like you do with Rich Tea biscuits, which are still the king of dunkers as far as I am concerned. Once dunked these wonderful biscuits just seem to melt away inside your mouth.
They have a lovely oaty taste and you can actually see the oat flakes in the biscuits. Despite being oaty they aren't dry and have an almost syrupy feel and taste too - but not too sweet. They have a smell that is only a little oaty and again not too sweet. Your nasal senses are not overpowered but your taste buds may be!Each biscuit is a nice size - about 6cm diameter, so not too big for dunking, and good for my childrens’ and hubbys lunch boxes. They seem to be a nice thickness, about 3mm so, in my opinion, not too thin and not too thick. They are a nice light brown colour, broken up by lighter oat flakes.
The only downside is that they can get stuck in your teeth, but I think most biscuits have that problem. With the syrupy feel though they do tend to weld themselves into your fillings!They come in bright orange packs with the Mcvities blue and yellow banner on and a picture of the biscuits with Hobnobs written in white. They are described on the pack as 'nobbly, oaty biscuits', which is a pretty accurate description! A 300g pack costs around £0.72 which isn't cheap but the contents are extremely yummy. The pack has a tear strip at the side to enable you to break in easily and I must say that most times it works. Of course when you are desperate for a biscuit then you will not be able to gain access!!
Each biscuit contains 69 calories and 3.1g of fat so don't get too addicted! They are made with 38% rolled oats, which is why they taste so oaty - if you don't like oats then don't buy these! They also contain partially inverted sugar syrup which explains the texture I described above.For me these are the biscuits we tend to have in the biscuit barrel. Fortunately we don't eat lots and lots of biscuits so when we do it is nice to have a tasty one.
I was reminded to update this review whilst watching Peter Kay at the Manchester Arena a couple of nights ago on TV – anyone else see it and cry laughing?
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