Salada Wholemeal

August 24, 2013 at 14:23 | Posted in biscuits | Leave a comment
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saladapackAnother day, another cheesy biscuit review – this time the Salada Wholemeal. I think Mrs Chillikebab bought them for me because she thought they might be healthier than Cheds, a biscuit that I eat far too many of. The pack for some reason has a slightly budget look about it – all a bit gaudy. Perhaps they are cheap; I have no idea as Mrs Chillikebab attends to important matters such as biscuit buying – and no, dear readers, not out of some gender stereotyped oppression on my part, but because she knows that if I did the biscuit shopping we’d end up with a cupboard full of Mint Slices, Sultana Chocs and Cheds, but no milk for the kids and no chocolate for her.

Each Salada is large, at a full 95mm across. However, if the thought of such a gargantuan biscuit troubles you, fear not as it is helpfully perforated allowing you to break it into four pieces. You can see the wholemeal flecks embedded in the biscuit, and they have quite e high bake, so are nice and crunchy.saladabicuit

They are actually quite tasty – plain, but quite acceptable to eat on their own, as they don’t have the mouth-drying qualities of say a Sao. That high bake also means they retain their crunch even in the presence of a tomato slice or some cucumber – which perhaps is why they are called ‘Salada’, The wholemeal pieces also add some nice texture, even if they do get stuck in your teeth.

But are they healthy? Well, one other thing you will note if you try them is that they are quite salty. Now, I’ve nothing against salty snacks, but these are somewhat saltier than you might expect. They have more sodium in them, for example, that the aforementioned Cheds – even though those taste superficially saltier. This saltiness means they go better with a buttery, mellow type of cheese (think Gouda or double brie) than with with say a Danish Blue or a tangy mature cheddar.

I’m going to give these a seven out of ten.

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