Saturday, 5 January 2013
Marks & Spencer Guilt Free Snacking Review - White Chocolate Biscuit Bites
Marks & Spencer describe their Guilt Free Snacking brand as "a range of sweet and savoury portion controlled snacks that don't compromise on taste and quality and are all less than 150 calories". It's seems like an interesting idea - balancing tasty treats with limited calories. There are several new varieties in this range which certainly looked very delicious including; chocolate cornflake snacks, crispy fudge bars and many more. I went for these Mini White Chocolate Biscuit Bites.
Inside the bag there are five individually sealed portions which each have 125 calories...
... and inside the individual bags there are seven small biscuits.
The biscuits have a slightly funny look to them, with little "tails" of white chocolate. The taste of the white chocolate however is absolutely delicious - smooth, creamy, with a slight hint of vanilla and not overly sugary. The inner biscuit is fantastic too, it's a shortcake biscuit and it tastes divine with the white chocolate covering. Seriously delicious. It has a perfect texture, just melt in the mouth and ever so slightly crumbly. I loved them.... but the only problem is that there are only seven of them!
I suppose that is the whole essence of the "guilt free" part - a teeny portion size. This is obviously good for anyone who struggles with portion control. Most biscuits come in large packs and it can be hard to stop at one... or two. The whole pack of these Mini White Chocolate Biscuit Bites probably doesn't add up to more than a few regular sized biscuits anyway but at least they won't break the calorie bank. Overall, they do provide a lovely chocolate biscuit hit, the flavours are all spot on, and I would certainly try more from this range on taste value alone.
Grocery Gems Verdict: M&S Guilt Free Snacking Mini White Chocolate Biscuit Bites
RATING: 8.5 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes (my kids absolutely love them too!).
Nutrition per bar: 125 calories, 1.7g protein, 15.5g carbohydrate (9.7g sugars), 6.2g fat.
Purchased: Marks & Spencer.
Price: £1.59p for 5 bags.