Advantages It's a biscuit; it's chocolate and it's sweet
Disadvantages Little chewy
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Name: Mcvities Caramel Digestive biscuits
Description: Milk chocolate Digestives with a layer of caramel
Price: Around £1.50
Pack size: 18 biscuits per 300g pack
Nutrition: 80kcal/3.6g fat per biscuit
Other: 100% BRITISH wheat; Suitable for Vegetarians
Verdict: Mixed feelings
It was inevitable that the humble chocolate digestive biscuit; a firm classic and favourite, would undergo a bit of renovation.
Mcvities Chocolate Digestive Caramels are a typical chocolate digestive biscuit but with a thin layer of caramel just beneath the chocolate.
The biscuit is 5cm in diameter (slightly smaller than an average digestive) but thicker at 0.5cm. It smells the same as a normal choc digestive, if not a little sweeter with that 'condensed milk' scent. The chocolate is as shiny and smooth as usual and the biscuit still has the lovely 'sweet biscuit' smell.
The only difference is the texture. The caramel is chewy, like that in say, a Cadbury Boost bar. Not as chewy as a Cadbury Chomp but still enough to make your teeth do some work. The chocolate, being soft and melting in the mouth, combined with the crumbly biscuit, help to make the chewing of the caramel easier and prevents it becoming stuck in your teeth.
It does taste sweeter than a normal digestive biscuit and I have mixed feeling about the taste. The caramel taste isn't too prominent until after you've swallowed it. It doesn't really taste of caramel; more like condensed milk (as this is how caramel is made).
It is nice but I think I prefer the original chocolate biscuit. The digestive base was lovely and sweet though this was 'ruined' by the chewy caramel.
I tried dunking the biscuit as this is an important factor in the world of biscuits. I noticed that the biscuit became soft, the chocolate melted slightly but the caramel remained chewy. It didn't really soften, probably because the chocolate caught the heat first. Therefore, the biscuit was mushy but still chewy which I personally didn't like much.
Some people will love these. I thick I would have preferred the caramel to be soft, like that in the 'Cadbury Caramel biscuits'. This would have complimented the crumbly digestive base and soft creamy chocolate better.
For £1.59, I wouldn't buy them again but they were nice overall.
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