Monday, 29 July 2013
Fox's Cafe Snaps – Caramel (Tesco @Foxs_Biscuits) [By @cinabar]
I found these biscuits in the mega Tesco which we visit occasionally as it is in the next town. When I first saw them I didn't realise at first that they were made by Fox's. The packaging is quite different; gone are the bright colours and instead there is posh silver packaging, aimed at a very different market.
The biscuits are designed to go with coffee, and seem to be targeting a sophisticated afternoon cuppa. The minute you open the wrapper the intense aroma of caramel is released. It’s a strong smell and wonderfully indulgent. The biscuits are quite thin and designed to look like coffee beans. I was impressed as there are quite a few in the pack. Some of the posh biscuit ranges can be a bit stingy with contents opting to fill the pack with plastic packaging instead, but that wasn’t the case with these. I decided to power up the Tassimo and make myself a Latte Macchiato to do this properly. :-)
The biscuits have a lovely firm snap and I couldn’t resist breaking one on the coffee bean pattern seem line. The flavour was lovely and rich. Think intense caramel and demerara sugar. There is a lovely background taste of freshly baked biscuit flavour, but it’s all about the strong caramel with these biscuits.
As I sipped my Latte I discovered that the slightly bitter coffee flavour complemented the sweetness from the biscuits and it was like a match made in heaven. It was the perfect afternoon pick me up.
I absolutely loved these new biscuits, and can’t wait to see what else Fox’s release in their new Cafe Snaps range.