This little bag of savoury biscuits is a new line introduced by Jacobs. They have a fun sounding name ‘Oddities’ and I thought that they would be like a savoury biscuit version of Rowntree’s Randoms. I assumed that there would be loads of different shaped biscuits in the pack, and no two would be the same, making discovering shapes part of the fun. I was more than a little disappointed when I opened the bag and found that the shapes pictured on the packet are pretty much all that is in there, I was hoping for some really odd and curious shapes. Instead all I found was the bizarre eclectic set that’s pictured on the wrapper. There is a chicken, a bone, a tennis racket, a telephone, a camera and a stick man... and there are many of each. I’m not sure I get it.
Ignoring the reasoning behind the shapes, I carried on. Each of the savoury biscuits (or crackers) is a rich golden coloure and looks nicely backed. The biscuits are very light and airy, and make a gentle crunch when you bite in. It’s a good texture and feels quite satisfying to bite. The cheese flavour on them starts off quite strong with a hint of mature cheddar, and mellows to a pleasant salty cheese taste. They were very easy to munch on, and made a nice extra in my lunch box accompanying a sandwich. I was impressed by just how substantial the bag felt, and the fact that there were quite a few of these strangely shaped biscuits meant that they were a surprisingly filling snack. I’m not going to claim I get the shapes, but I certainly enjoyed the taste of these little biscuits. There are only 137 calories in the bag, and as they are baked they contain less fat so they are a tasty snack that won’t make you feel to guilty.