Delta Cream Jaffa Orange

May 25, 2015 at 19:29 | Posted in biscuits | Leave a comment
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jaffachocThe last of the ‘twisted faves’ range is finally here to take a look at – this one an attempt to ‘twist’ the Delta Cream with the additional of Jaffa Orange. So far we have one hit and one miss in this new range – so does this biscuit tip the balance to the positive, or the negative?

It’s worth noting that the biscuit this is based on is rather unprepossessing. I”m not a big fan of Delta Creams, and it has to be said my correspondents are not much enamoured either. “We only eat them if we have a desperate need for sugar’ comments Vanessa. So given that, I have to say my expectations for these was rather low.

jaffachocbiscuitWhen you open the pack there is quite a strong orange scent, which is actually rather attractive. The biscuits have the same cocoa outer biscuit as the original, but the filling is replaced by an orange cream. It seems more orange in colour than the filling in the Orange Slice, although this might be an illusion owing to the darker biscuit. At some point I really must get a pack of Orange Slices and these new Jaffa Deltas to see if they are actually the same. And how about the filing in the Choc Orange Tim Tam? And can you still even get Choc Orange Tim Tams? Goodness, the mind boggles.

Anyway, the upshot of all of this is that these biscuits are really quite good. Certainly a huge improvement on the original. As I proffered them around at work, there were various nods and ‘umms’ of approval as they were munched. The orange is nicely done, not to overstated, and blends well with the cocoa biscuit. Overall they are less sugary and sweet that the original, and are much more sophisticated. Well done Arnott’s. They do seem rather good at creating orange-flavoured biscuits.

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

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Delta Creams

March 1, 2010 at 16:21 | Posted in biscuits | 4 Comments
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The Delta Cream. A biscuit that we are all familiar with, and yet would rarely go out and buy a packet of. Indeed, I was a bit taken aback when I was given this pack; Delta Creams are, after all, those not-very-popular biscuits that get left at the end of the Cream Selection pack (usually along with the Orange Creams). Seeing a whole packet of them just seems, well, a bit odd somehow. Evidently enough people buy them to make it worthwhile to Arnott’s to package them up, and seeing as one of those packs arrived in my possession I thought it was worth looking at properly.

The first thing that struck me about the pack was the strap line for the biscuit. ‘Delicious Rich Vanilla Cream Filled Biscuits‘, it proclaims. Arnott’s are evidently pretty confident about these; they are going to be delicious. It says so on the pack.

The biscuits themselves consist of a pair of cocoa-flavoured biscuits sandwiched together with cream. The top of the biscuit is decorated with a fancy floral design, and has the word ‘DELTA’ emblazoned in the middle. The pack image suggests that the cream extends right to the very edge of the biscuit; this is not the case in the actual biscuit. The biscuit is 46mm across, whilst the blob of cream only has a diameter of 37mm. Today’s question (which, as usual, wins a pack of these biscuits): what is the average width of the cream-free border on the edge of the biscuit?

So – the final question. Are they delicious? Well, the biscuit part has only the merest hint of cocoa about it, but is very sweet tasting. The vanilla cream filling (and I note that the use of actual vanilla is not noted on the pack, although it could be the ingredient simply marked ‘flavour’) really does not taste of vanilla at all. It actually tastes of sugar. Perhaps there is the tiniest hint of some candy-like flavour in there; however it is very faint and has an artificial tang. Taken together, this really makes these biscuits extremely sweet, but without much flavour to balance out the sugaryness.

In terms of looks, these biscuits are rather similar to American Oreo cookies; unfortunately they also seem to be aiming to be in a similar style too – loaded with sugar, but light on any real depth or complexity. Definitely not one of the stars of Arnott’s range, these probably only merit about three out of ten.

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