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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Burton's Maryland Specials Confirmed sighting: Burton's Maryland Specials
Posted: 16:17 Thu 02-Nov-2006. Price: 1.29/ 200g pack. Location: Sainsbury's, Southampton. Sub-flavours: Raisin, Oat, Choc Chunk and Maple Syrup; Apple, Cranberry and Cinnamon. Nutritional unusualness: No preservatives, GM or trans fats.
"choccieman" reports: Burton's send Maryland slightly upmarket with these new "Specials" cookies. Why they feel the need to try and stuff several flavours into one cookie I don't know. To me these just tasted of regular raisin-oat cookies (with slightly burnt raisins), the chocolate and maple are (sadly) barely noticable. A good attempt but I do think a good cookie needs more than 5% chocolate!

..."choccieman" is unconvinced by these "Crumbly, oaty cookies crammed with plump Turkish raisins and velvety chocolate chunks, sweetened with maple flavoured syrup and baked using timeless traditions by real cookie experts" (! - also available in Apple), though Burton's are also catering to fans of original Marylands with these Peanut Toffee Crunch, or Choc Chip, Oatmeal and Honey varieties. But I think they just have the edge over United Biscuits at the moment, still pushing their bafflingly-wide range of McVitie's Fruitsters, and - unintentionally? - quoting Wayne's World 2 with KP's straight-to-the-point American-style seemingly-glued-together Nut Bar.

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Posted: 12:12 Sun 05-Nov-2006 by "biscuithead" # permalink comment
Comment: Cranberry and Cinnamon tates like artificial rubbish 72818 6
Posted: 18:31 Mon 15-Jan-2007 by "Grace" # permalink comment
Comment: The peanut toffee crunch ones are really delicious, definately worth trying, especially as they are half price in tesco at the moment. Oatmeal ones didn't taste much different to the normal, a right letdown!
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