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Posted: 12:46 Tue 29-Jun-2004. Price: 99p for 400g (1.50 for 2). Location: Iceland, Cardiff. Sub-flavours: Cadbury Milk Chocolate Digestives. Nutritional unusualness: It doesn't say whether the vegetable fat is hydrogenated or not. Grr!.
"elmsyrup" reports: Smelling of cheap ale, these biscuits have unattractive dips and lumps in them. The fruit is currants, 7%. They're hard, not even chewy. You feel like you might break a tooth. The flavour permeates the whole biscuit, overpowering the rather thin layer of chocolate and destroying that lovely slightly salty "homemade" taste that normally makes digestives so good. Not recommended, even for the open-minded Garibaldi fan.

...Yes, these were previously mentioned in passing by the all-seeing "choccieman", but I hadn't quite understood their significance at the time - The Grocer elaborates that this is the latest volley in the ongoing battle of Cadbury (in the form of these Burton's Foods biscuits and Manor Bakeries' recently branded Brownies) versus United Biscuits, who produce McVitie's Digestives and a rival range of flapjacks and muffins based around Mars/ Masterfoods' chocolate lines. And that's not all emerging from the Cadbury labs - The Grocer also predicts that the company will unleash a "wafer-thin" "unique snacking proposition" this September under the name of Cadbury Snaps (in milk chocolate, orange, and hazelnut flavours, 1.75 for 140g box), though from the picture they look a bit like Hershey's Swoops.


Posted: 20:37 Tue 29-Jun-2004 by "Chester Copperpot" # permalink comment
Comment: Mmm Swoops, I had them in May and they fit perfectly on your tongue. Anyway, Is the Iceland still in the city center - It always looked like only dodgy people shopped there.
Posted: 17:37 Wed 30-Jun-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, I'm a dodgy person. But no, I used another branch than the one you mean.
Posted: 17:14 Thu 01-Jul-2004 by "Chester Copperpot" # permalink comment
Comment: OT - Do you remember lazer bars as I never see them mentioned on any other internet site. I used to buy them in Cardiff when I was in school, the way to eat them was to bend them on stick them on your front teeth - the local dentist loved them too.
Posted: 14:37 Sun 11-Jul-2004 by "Dave" # permalink comment
Comment: Sainsburys do a rather nice fruit digestive; actually they also do a rather nice chocolate chip digestive as well. IMHO their standard digestive is better than the McVitie's variant because it is less dry. (Although I still prefer the McVitie's chocolate digestive ove rthe Sainsburys)
Posted: 16:26 Wed 27-Apr-2005 by "Shambooka" # permalink comment
Comment: Sound nice. Anyone tried any of those new "Onion Ring Pieces" ? 7902 6
Posted: 20:46 Wed 07-Mar-2007 by "Grace" # permalink comment
Comment: I have tried these though they are now called cadbury's oat and fruit. They are very tasty. A raisin filled oatie type biscuit with a nice thick layer of cadburys chocolate on top. Very nice biscuit.
Posted: 18:36 Thu 08-Mar-2007 by "Rose" # permalink comment
Comment: Just a point of information: if it doesn't say that the vegetable fat is 'hydrogenated' on the ingredients list, then it won't be. They don't write 'unhydrogenated'! All fat is assumed not to be hydrogenated unless stated otherwise. Hope this helps!
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