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Posted: 11:34 Wed 14-04-2004. Price: 79p. Location: Co-op, Stepney Green. Sub-flavours: Standard and Caramel fingers are available. Nutritional unusualness: Small fingers 48% milk choc (520 cals per 100g, 150g per packet, 1.45); Giant fingers 50% choc (530 cals per 100g, approx 160g per packet - although they don't tell you that).
"Victoria" reports: They aren't giant, they are merely large (one really isn't enough, and everyone I cruelly forced the chocolate biscuits on required at least two giant fingers), but the big ones do actually taste nicer! (like a Twix without toffee). This might be because, as closer inspection reveals, the ingredients are actually different: standard sized fingers have vegetable fat + hydrogenated vegetable fat whereas the large ones have vegetable oil; the small ones have partially inverted sugar syrup as well as sugar but the large ones haven't; the little ones have "flavouring" listed and the big ones don't; the raising agents used may be different.

...Please View comments for "Victoria's" full conclusions on this weighty matter, her detailed comparison (and invaluable scale diagram) complementing "Stuart Campbell's" consumer perspective on their Caramel variety: These are pretty much indistinguishable from the normal-size Fingers, the main difference being that they come individually wrapped so you don't have to eat a whole box in one go. (The biscuit also seems a bit softer and more shortcakey, but that may be because of the caramel, or the fact they've been in my car all day and it's quite sunny.) On the other hand, that means they're ideal to put in your kids' lunchboxes in a finger-of-Fudge kind of way, and will hence make a bigger contribution to the coming generation being made up entirely of disgusting lardbutts, but then AGAIN, that means the world of Judge Dredd-style fatties with big wheels attached to their bellies is just a little bit closer, which is cool. So, um, I dunno. Twixy.


Posted: 11:44 Wed 14-04-2004 by "Victoria" # permalink comment
Comment: Tellingly, the small fingers are described as crisp biscuit covered in milk chocolate, whereas the giant version are "shortcake biscuit fully enrobed in milk chocolate". Plus, the big ones are great for using as a straw through which to drink tea (tim-tam slam style). I heartily approve, especially at the bargain introductory price. Also, there are apparently mini-fingers (completing the "finger family" according to the packet), for eating "out of the home", but I haven't seen these yet.
Posted: 11:57 Wed 14-04-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Phew, giant fingers = giant sighting! Although this is contradicted by the chocolate percentage figures given above, I thought these actually tasted *less* chocolatey than normal Fingers - because surface area increases with the square of an increase in linear size, and volume increases with the value cubed?

(eg is this why the Kit Kat Chunky has to be made more Chunky to get more chocolate onto it, rather than just scaling up a standard Kit Kat finger?)

Posted: 12:23 Wed 14-04-2004 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: That diagram is... disturbing.
Posted: 12:25 Wed 14-04-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Bah! just about to post my sighting of these, but fair play to Victoria's detailed post. I would just add that the giant size does start to reveal the short-comings of the biscuit ('cuse the pun). Its rather bland and nondescript. Much like the new biscuit in Twix - I much preferred the old version. Try eating on of these after a Duchy Original Shortbread. Its like eating chipboard.
Posted: 14:43 Wed 14-04-2004 by "Victoria" # permalink comment
Comment: i think that the failing of the twix biscuit isn't so much the biscuit itself but the new 'stay fresh' foil packaging - lots of choc bars actually seem to taste better ever so slightly stale (or maybe that's just what i grew up with), rather than the crunchier versions we now get. same with the new packaging for cornflakes - who wants to be confronted with super-crisp cereal first thing in the morning?
Posted: 14:51 Wed 14-04-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Agreed on the packaging. Milky way has never been the same since the loss of the cardboard trays. However Twix did relaunch a few years back with 'new, crisper biscuit'. It certainly is/was crispy but at the expense of taste imho.
Posted: 10:03 Mon 19-04-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: So there will be mini-fingers too? If the large ones belong to giants, will the smaller ones be named for fairies or hobbits or some other mythical halfling? This is another example of taking an established product and making it bigger and/or smaller; are the snack purveyors running out of ideas?
Posted: 12:59 Mon 19-04-2004 by "kate n haze" # permalink comment
Comment: omg omg omg omg i av 1 in my bag giant finger wit caramel beat dat!!!!
Posted: 13:01 Mon 19-04-2004 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: *beats that*
Posted: 16:21 Sun 23-05-2004 by "Heather" # permalink comment
Comment: I really can't believe i came across this site that has conversations about chocolate! How strange. i was just curious as to how much these 'giant chocolate fingers' were and came across this site. it's very interesting how there is so much to say about it. i must say, i do adore chocolate. One of my good friends does not like it all and i just can't understand her!!
Posted: 11:32 Mon 25-Oct-2004 by "kelly"
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Comment: can u send me a year supply of twixes please
Posted: 13:49 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by "Kirsty"
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Comment: I have to do a 1000 word report on 4 websites that sell something unique. Do you actually sell your product or will I have to find somewhere else to report on? Please get back to me asap.
Posted: 14:44 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Kirsty, we neither make nor sell Cadbury's Giant Fingers here - sorry for any confusion that may have caused. off the top of my head, companies that sell "something unique" include:




- depending on your precise definition of "unique", of course :)

Posted: 20:19 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: wow! pink himalayan salt popcorn? that sounds great!
Posted: 20:22 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: no it doesn't
Posted: 20:24 Fri 30-Jun-2006 by "grotbag" # permalink comment
Comment: For that price I'd want it to do the hoovering and dusting too. 15351 7 04
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