At the risk of sounding like a McVitie's mini chocolate biscuit fanboy after my recent mini chocolate biscuit battle before Christmas, here are McVitie's new Mini Digestive Fun Shape Milk Chocolate Biscuits. I was unsure if either Cinabar wanted me to find out why McVitie's are blitzing the market of mini chocolate biscuits presently or if these mini Fun Shapes tasted exactly like the McVitie'sMini Chocolate Pirate Crew or more like my ultimate favourite Cadbury's Animal Biscuits. These Mini Digestive Fun Shapes were mini wheatmeal biscuits topped with milk chocolate and embossed with various fun shapes including; a house, a bike, a hat, a spaceship and one with musical notes, even though there were a few doubles in the packet. I must admit on opening the packet the biscuits smelt more like Cadbury's Animal Biscuits and certainly looked like they had less of a crunch to them, with a softer more Cadbury's style biscuit than the Pirate Crew. These chocolate topped biscuits tasted almost exactly like the Cadbury's variety, with a slightly sweeter milk Chocolate, which made them very nice indeed of course with their slightly softer style digestive biscuit. Their sweeter milk chocolate topping made them very moreish too, better than Cadbury's I hear you ask? I would say no, but different and subtlely so, enough to tell the difference in a positive way. I would buy these McVitie's Mini Digestive Fun Shape Milk Chocolate biscuits again for a lunchtime treat. I definitely liked them more than the Pirate Crew and on a sweeter par to the Cadbury's Animal variety.
Information on the packet;
The 40g packet's contents were 202 calories, with 2.6g of sugar and 10g of fat. With no hydrogenated vegetable oil, and no artificial colours or flavours. Ingredients included; wheat flour, milk chocolate (27%), sugar, cocoa butter, dried skimmed milk, cocoa mass, dried whey, butter oil, emulsifier; soya lecithin, vegetable oil, wholemeal wheat flour (9%), partially inverted sugar syrup, raising agents; sodium bicarbonate, tartaric acid, malic acid, ammonium bicarbonate, and also salt.