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Posted: 11:08 Thu 06-Mar-2008. Price: 89p/ pack of 12. Location: Somerfield, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Sub-flavours: Wheat Nibbles, Oat Nibbles, Choc Chip Crumblies [tested], Sultana and Hazelnut Crumblies. Nutritional unusualness: No hydrogenated vegetable oil, 53kcal per biccie.
As ever with "Zeddy", it's two sightings for the price of one, as he dismisses the (over-priced and/or under-sized) Yumbles as: "Organic-shmorganic! Cookies with a hint of eco-cred? Pretty much just a bog standard cookie that the 'chattering classes' can feel good about. I remember when McVitie's made proper biscuits! Anyone remember Boasters chocolate and RAISIN? Buggers took them off the market."

Fortunately, the same Somerfield also yielded Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Soft Oaties (1.00/ box of 5, 173kcal per cookie, in Oat and Raisin or Oat and Chocolate Chip), leading "Zeddy" to concede: "These are tasty. Pretty much their Nutri-Grain bars with less 'moistness' and round, not rectangle. They contain all the usual vitamin goodness associated with the bars. Not anything new but nice just the same."

...Speaking of Kellogg's, their Nutri-Grain Carrot Cake Bakes (1.99/ 6, Tesco) are fun, in a don't-really-taste-of-carrot-kind-of-way, and I'm intrigued to see what they'll do with their FruitaBu Apple Crisps and Fruit Juicies. Or, if you prefer a biscuit with no spurious health credentials whatsoever, there's always the imminent arrival of Cadbury Toffee Crunch Fingers (RRP 1.25) or Nestle's praline-centred Kit Kat Senses (RRP 45p).

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Posted: 21:18 Thu 06-Mar-2008 by "MastaBlasta" # permalink comment
Comment: Talking of biscuits I just went in Asda and they sell 2 x large pack of Oreo's for £1. These aren't the spanish ones you normally find but are actually made for the UK.
Posted: 08:31 Sat 08-Mar-2008 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: wow, those kit kat senses look totally like half a kinder bueno...
Posted: 19:52 Tue 11-Mar-2008 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: Look?! They are just Kinder's Bueno with little attempt at innovation on Nestle's part. Where are you now Rowntree Mackintosh?
Posted: 05:04 Tue 18-Mar-2008 by "robertster" # permalink comment
Comment: I had a KitKat Senses today, It is indeed very much like a Kinder Buerno, but with a more solid praline filling than the Italian offering. However, I personally think the runny filling of the Buerno is the best bit, Also, it was only half the size. Ripoff, really.
Posted: 20:51 Tue 25-Mar-2008 by "andy" # permalink comment
Comment: why yes! those chocolate and raisin biscuits were what some might call 'the bomb'. significantly better than the meagre rasberry and white chocolate cookies, but perhaps could be resurrected in this form as a complimentary counterpart for those not so keen on white chocolate?
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