Tuesday, 5 July 2011

McVities Quirks Biscuits – Double Chocolate (Tesco) [By @Cinabar]



These biscuits are from a new range brought to us by McVities. They consist of a shell of biscuit with a soft crème filling, making them a sort of inside out biscuit!
I know they look a decent size in the photograph, but they were smaller than I expected. I can’t tell if I’m getting greedier the older I get or if biscuits are shrinking, but this isn’t the first time I’ve though a biscuit was on the small side.
I broke one of these biscuits in half, to take a peek at the filling and there were crumbs everywhere when it snapped. The biscuits are messy that’s for sure. Spectre felt they were small enough to eat in one bite, which alleviates this problem, but not everyone can eat that much biscuit at once! Although dainty, they still needed multiple bites from me!
The shell of the biscuit has a nice chocolaty buttery taste and a good baked flavour. The texture is very flaky and a little dry for me. The filling does help a little, it is a smooth and creamy soft paste, and again has a good rich chocolate taste. I liked the flavours, but the textures just weren’t balanced enough for me. There wasn’t enough moisture to counter the shell.
In conclusion the biscuits were nice enough, and had good flavour that would meet any chocolate craving, they just aren’t my favourite offering from McVities. If you fancy giving them a try, let me know what you think. As well as chocolate, they are also available in hazelnut varieties.
By Cinabar

18 comments:

Oscar said...

kinda looks like a bourbon but more liquidy? and enclosed?

Chris said...

I failed in opening the packet - due to the plastic sheath and me opening them upsidedown - which lead to one exp

loding on the kitchen floor. I agree though, not bad taste to the centre but a bit pricy and overall a dissapointment. And wheres the quirkyness exactly?

C-Dragon said...

I have just opened a packet of the choc & hazelnut Quirks, hoping to find some Nutella-like goodness inside, but I found the biscuits very disappointing over all. They are very small, really quite dry - with not enough filling - and the filling of the choc & hazelnut one is sickly sweet. They definitely improved after a good dunking in my cup of tea!

LMC said...

i didn't like these ones!

http://www.gobblemonkey.com/2011/07/mcvities-double-choc-quirks.html

Anonymous said...

New biscuits are never as good as those older ones that have been tried and tested over the years. These quirk biscuits, tried in all flavours, are the most boring, dissapointing biscuits I have ever tasted. Even my Grandson didn't want another one. They are so boring. They dry, sweet and almost tasteless.

Laura Ballard said...

I found these biscuits to be quite enjoyable. Everyone has different tastes though so I think many people may not like them. I though the biscuits were really nice, especially the double chocolate ones. I say, well done to Mcvities for another great biscuit.

cinabar said...

They are not dreadful biscuits, and it is good to have variety in the market. Must try dunking them!

Tammy The Chocco Lover said...

these have got to be my fav biscuits i just can't stop eating them, would be even more enjoyable if the price was lower and if the biscuits were slightly bigger to stop me eating the whole packet in the one go :D

cinabar said...

Bigger biscuits wouldn't slow me down... but I do like the Oreos that come in portion controlled packs of 4.

cinabar said...

Mine didn't taste stale at all - but it was very dry - and very crumbly. Not my favourite McVities biscuit by any means.

Patsy said...

These are very similar to some biscuits I've been buying in Turkey for years. We used to bring home big bags of them as kids loved them. Due to the vast difference in price, I think I'll stick to the turkish version. Only about 40p for a big bag!

Mike said...

these aren't too bad but the hazelnut ones are far superior IMHO
agree that they are too small tho

cinabar said...

There are so many products at the min where you open the box and discover the contents is much smaller than you think - and than the packaging implies.

Sharon said...

Hmmm. ... these are similar to an idea one of the groups had on the apprentice last year, I wonder if they got their idea from them

Anonymous said...

Just tried these and I think the whole marketing campaign is misleading. The product doesn't taste of chocolate and the texture is like sawdust. They won't be on our supermarket shelves for long unless mcvitie's produce a thinner, crispier crumb to the biscuit and a more generous chocolate centre. Also they should lower the sugar content and raise the coco. Simple. I won't get started on the vegetable oil debate, remember it's actually palm oil. Again misleading.

Anonymous said...

As an team of 4 we tried them at the office. We had looked forward to trying them...but what a disappointment. The chocolate ones were slightly better than the double chocolate version but not by much. We won't be buying them again, too pricy for what they were. Where's the quirkiness?

cinabar said...

The quirk is that they are inside out... These were okay, but I've not bought any since trying them. So many other yummy varieties available including plenty from McVities.

ostimea said...

i havn't had mcvities quirks in a while but i remember going through a phase where i couldn't stop eating them! sure they have they're flaws but i think they're really tasty biscuits, very moreish!