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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: McVitie's Taste of Home Hob Nobs Caramel Slices Confirmed sighting: McVitie's Taste of Home Hob Nobs Caramel Slices
Posted: 15:03 Sun 18-04-2004. Price: 1.39 pack of 5. Location: Tesco, Reading. Sub-flavours: Chocolate Digestive (sold out), Chocolate Ginger (apparently). Nutritional unusualness: contains "60% of Crushed McVitie's Hobnobs", what appears to be more than 10% Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil.
"Diarmuid Mallon" reports: Five triangular slices of "home made" biscuits, in the Blue Peter style. As the front of the packet reads: 1. Crush the Hob Nobs into a large mixing bowl. 2. Add almonds and mix together with caramel and syrup. 3. Roll the mixture onto a tray and allow to cool. 4. Once the mixture is set cut into triangle shapes. All in all, rather an odd marketing move, giving the recipe on the front of the packet. Like the Hob Nob Flapjack, these biscuits are inferior to the original, unadulterated Hob Nobs. They are rather dense and with little caramel taste. So stick to the original Hob Nobs, which are cheaper too!

...Runner-up on this sighting "HotPhil" was similarly unimpressed, providing this summary of his slightly longer blog entry: Overpriced, over sweet, lacking in taste and physical matter. Novelty/luxury. Will probably sell quite well, but not to me - though to be honest, here at Snackspot, I quite liked them (you can really taste that Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil!). And in other biscuit-related bulletins: NiceCupOfTeaEtc is currently leading with the relaunch of several Huntley and Palmers retro-brand favourites, including "bite-sized sweet biscuits" When Taste Matters, wafer-thin crackers Not Just For Cheese, plus edible chocolate draughts game Chequers - to be followed, they wonder, by Milk And Honey, and maybe the Chocolate Bath Oliver too?


Posted: 09:55 Mon 19-04-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: I thought these were good actually, but I agree that there was just a little too much "not-real" flavour to move the experience away from mum's best to mass-produced
Posted: 10:02 Mon 19-04-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: I've since had the Digestive version, which I think was better. Crushed digestives, sultanas and chocolate on one side. Better than the Hob Nobs, which personal I think are best enjoyed 'au natural'. Asda had the ginger ones too, but after a childhood trauma if not been able to eat anything ginger flavoured.
Posted: 10:08 Mon 19-04-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Whilst eating the digestive one (in one go, in the car whilst driving home - oops) I was reminded of a long and boring drunken debate re chocolate covered biscuits. Which way up should you eat the biscuit, if you eat it in the traditional way then the chocolate is towards the roof of you mouth and so it is barely noticed. Whilst if you eat the biscuit upside-down then you get all the yummy chocolate on your taste-buds. Discuss :-)
Posted: 12:42 Mon 19-04-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: Or you can scrape the chocolate off with your teeth and eat seperately - works especially well with Jaffa Cakes, where you can occasionally manage to lift off the whole of the chocolate covering in one go, a very satisfying experience. And yes, I'm the sort of person who liked picking glue off my fingers when I was at primary school.
Posted: 15:18 Sun 25-04-2004 by "fossil" # permalink comment
Comment: ouote"Asda had the ginger ones too, but after a childhood trauma if not been able to eat anything ginger flavoured"

lol lol oh that made me laugh.. I'm sure Billy(pop star) will have the same problem in the future


Posted: 12:33 Sun 09-05-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: I forgot to mention my brother spotted these months ago, but he never got round to posting a sighting. Unlike me he rather liked them. I still stand my the conviction that the original biscuits are better than these. The BP petrol station in Wineresh, Reading has the new Singles packs for 79p - which rather strangely contain two biscuits!
Posted: 16:21 Wed 05-Jan-2005 by "Tickle" # permalink comment
Comment: The digestive ones are very nice has anyone tried the recipe on the packet and if it was successfull can you send me your recipe with measures and instructions. Thanks.

mail to: tickle150771 (at!) tiscali.co.uk 45580 1 33

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