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Hobnob Snob Review with images

Advantagestasty, makes a great cheesecake base

Disadvantagescrumbly and messy

"===Gluttony=== This month (December) is expected to be full of food. Meat of every kind, preferably wrapped in a different kind of meat. Twenty different kinds of birds all neatly shoved into each other. Cakes wrapped in meringue, dusted with sweets. Puddings heaped upon puddings. As such I’ve been cajoled into making a cheesecake for the annual team meeting where we all pretend to like each other more than we really do. Huzzah. As part of this, ..." Read review
23.12.2013

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Community Level 8tange

tange

Send in the Marines! Review with images

AdvantagesGood dunkers, really tasty.

DisadvantagesSharp oats!

"There is a bit of a tradition in the Waterhouse Homestead. Sundays involve a couple of newspapers, a milky coffee for me (black for Alun) and a few biscuits to dunk! Tange’s biscuit of choice at the moment is the one described by Peter Kay as the Marines ~perfect for dunking, he says they are “like the bloody SAS of the biscuit world.” My Sunday favourites ARE McVities Hobnobs! **How much & where from? We either get ours from Farmfoods, where ..." Read review
03.11.2004

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Community Level 2vlee11

vlee11

HobNobbing with the Best...

AdvantagesHarmony of chocolate & biscuit

Disadvantages95 calories per biscuit

"What do you mean no one's written anything about HobNobs yet?! You selfish pricks... well I oughta... No. Civility has value yet. Because when you eat HobNobs, you're hobnobbing with the best. It would perhaps be helpful for the uninitiated if I described what a HobNob looks like. Unfortunately, upon the devouring of every crumb in two HobNobs (Milk Chocolate) bottles, there is zilch to refer to. So kindly excuse this recall from a not-so-distant ..." Read review
24.02.2003

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Community Level 5numberthree

numberthree

Crunchy, oaty taste

AdvantagesReally tasty

DisadvantagesCan 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 ..." Read review
09.09.2003

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At last! A plain biscuit good enough for Dad

AdvantagesCan help you forget the bad things in life

DisadvantagesCan make you fat too

"Until about 1984 or 1985, plain biscuits were just that: plain, and a little boring. You could have Rich Tea or Digestive or on a particularly exciting occasion a Lincoln or Royal Scot - my personal favourite at the time. All however suffered from a major shortcoming: dunk them in your tea a moment too long and they would disintegrate leaving a sludgy mess at the bottom of your cup. Or, even worse, they would break off just as you put them up to your ..." Read review
23.09.2008

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Community Level 5Majiggy

Majiggy

Hob Nobs? No Probs!

AdvantagesFull of nobbly goodness!

DisadvantagesToo darn tempting to restrict yourself to just the one. Full of calaries...

"Ah McVities. A giant amongst biscuit makers worldwide. A much loved giant too, that was born way back in the 20s. According to the website unitedbiscuits.com, a new employee Alexander Grant was the creater of the first ever digestive biscuit - so called apparantly because they are easy to digest due to it's high content of baking soda. (There's a fact for you!) The first biscuit spawned became a firm favourite, and still remains the highest selling ..." Read review
25.05.2005

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Community Level 8Louise90

Louise90

Let's go hobnobbing, shall we?!

AdvantagesNice taste. A trustworthy brand of biscuits.

DisadvantagesYou could end up eating more than you intended!

"When it comes to biscuits, I'm a glutten for punishment. I normally go for the McVitie's chocolate digestives. But, when shopping in my local Spar the other day, I noticed they had McVitie's Hobnobs on buy one get one free offer. Not one for ever turning down an offer like that, I picked two packets up! One 300g packet of these biscuits cost me £0.85p - not bad considering I paid this for 2 packets! PACKAGING ~~~~~~~~~~ The packet is mainly a ..." Read review
28.04.2004

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Hobnobbing The McVities Way!

AdvantagesTaste Quite Nice, Fill A Hunger Gap

DisadvantagesRather Dry, Contain Gluten

"Can you believe that until a couple of nights ago I had never had a Hobnob before, of course I have always seen them around on my regular patrols of the Supermarket aisles, but by the time I reach the Biscuit aisle my trolley is usually full of Chocolate (along with the odd bit of food) and I've lost my appetite for Biscuit based things in favour of more Chocolaty ones. Anyway my other half bought a few bits of bobs a few weeks ago and amongst ..." Read review
29.11.2005

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Community Level 3Tortenmann

Tortenmann

Hob-Me-Nob MCVities

AdvantagesMunchable, very crumbly

Disadvantagestoo eatbale.....addictve

"Are Hobnobs one of the greatest most eatable biscuits ever? I think I know the answer to that little question…..YES!!!!!! You ask just about anyone, and they will say that they have tried a Hobnob once in their lives, most of them will probably say also that they are addicted to them for sure. That soft crumbly feeling of oats and the nice sweet taste, it unforgettable, once you eat one you want to eat the whole pack, but you are too scared to ..." Read review
28.05.2004

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Community Level 3Sbriers1

Sbriers1

Makes you 'oatily' want more

AdvantagesStands up to strenuous dunkage, of which i'm an avid fan.

DisadvantagesCrumbly, makes a mess.

"Slender yet strong, crunchy yet moist, tasty yet healthy (in comparison to other biscuits). These are a few conflicting criteria which I have found have been compromised in place of the other in other biscuits. Not so with the Hobnob. This embodies all the sumptuous substance that pleases my taste buds, without the compromise. It absorbs without weakening the structure and doesn't have taste washed away in a tide of tea. My minor moan is crumbs seem ..." Read review
13.10.2009

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Community Level 4jpegington

jpegington

Nice Biscuit

AdvantagesGood Tasty Biscuit,

DisadvantagesNone, Maybe just too addictive

"About Hobnobs McVitie's biscuits have been enjoyed by generations for over 100 years. They initially started with Chocalote Digestives and then the HobNobs brand was launched in 1985 and a milk chocolate variant followed in 1987. My opinion Now I do enjoy a nice biscuit with my cup of tea in the evening. I know that is very British, but it is just a nice evening snack and definetely recommended. Now Hobnobs are just lovely, they have ..." Read review
18.11.2005

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Community Level 1jimmysdog

jimmysdog

One of the tea-dunkers favourites!

AdvantagesDunktastic

DisadvantagesA bit salty

"As a good old British biscuit goes, this is one of the best. In only a few years of it's introduction I believe this biscuit has put itself into the top three of all time tea-dunking biscuits. For years Rich Tea and Digestives topped the charts but McVities saw a gap in the market and created what I believe is now a classic. You cannot eat one of these without a drink... they are dry, slightly salty and I am sure were intentionally designed to ..." Read review
12.09.2008

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Community Level 3Catw0man

Catw0man

HobNob Lights, Lighter on calories not on taste

AdvantagesSame great taste as the originals

DisadvantagesThey are just too delicious!

"I love McVitie's HobNobs, they are addictive, tasty, and well to be frank rather fattening! Now you can get McVitie's HobNobs Lights, they are lighter on the calories but definately not light on taste! The calorie content of each of these biscuits is 62, rather than over 90 for the original HobNobs. The fat content is 2.2g per biscuit according to the packaging this is 25% lower than McVitie's HobNobs. So does this meant that for every original biscuit ..." Read review
30.10.2007

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Community Level 1phillips77

Quick review of McVitie´s HobNobs

"The biscuit filled a gap between lunch and my evening meal. The texture was oaty and dry. I would recommend eating them whilst drinking milk, as the two compliment each other. I would not recommend eating them in bed as the crumbs can make a mess. Ideally having a napkin or eating them over a wipeable surface is best.
12.09.2008

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