Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Fox’s Magnifico’s Red Chilli & Lime Flavour Biscuits (Waitrose) [By @cinabar]



I was actually looking for some cheese crackers in Waitrose when the bag of these mini biscuits caught my eye, bizarrely on the bottom shelf hidden away. I figured these were more appropriate as a snack or with lunch with a sandwich but popped them in my basket anyway. I did also pick up a pack of crackers for cheese and biscuits.
Once opened I was expecting something similar to Mini Cheddars, but these felt like they had a nicer texture. The biscuits were light, crunchy but turned soft quickly and easily. I liked the shapes too, some are circular, and others more floral. They didn’t feel at all stodgy to munch on, which is a good thing. The texture was surprising light.
The flavour in some respects was very nice. The lime was in the equation perfectly. It was strong, zesty and added a good hint of sour and made these biscuits. The problem was the chilli, or as is so often the case, the lack of it. Despite the biscuits looking like they were totally covered in flecks of dark seasoning, the chilli added almost no heat. There was just the tiniest most delicate hint of spice somewhere lost in the background. If you are looking for a hot and spicy snack, these won’t hit the spot. On the other hand if you are looking for something a bit different to munch on with a sandwich, and you like lime, then these are not to be missed.
By Cinabar

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