Lunch Slices – Soy, Linseed & Sesame

September 18, 2013 at 19:56 | Posted in biscuits | 1 Comment
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lunchsliceslsboxA little while ago, I looked at the poppy, sunflower and rye version of these biscuits, and today I turn to the soy, linseed and sesame variety. Clearly Arnott’s are doing some sort of ‘trio of seeds’ thing with this range. I have to say, I wasn’t aware you could actually eat linseeds – I always thought they were designed for spreading on cricket bats, or something. Still, you learn something every day. I wonder if it is the linseeds that are the black bits in the biscuit, making it appear at first glance as if your biscuit is crawling with ants?

As far as they taste, well, you might as well just go and read my previous review, as these taste pretty much exactly the same. Frankly, I’m not sure the change in seeds is really doing very much.

lunchsliceslsbiscuitWhich really doesn’t give me much to write about, does it? I did spread them with avocado this time, which was really quite yummy, but hardly newsworthy.

Oh dear. I’ll just call it a day there, and give these a six out of ten as well. I fear, dear reader, that savoury biscuits do not offer such a rich literary vein as their sweet cousins…

Lunch Slices

July 17, 2013 at 20:25 | Posted in biscuits | Leave a comment
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lunch slices packWe continue our odyssey into the Arnott’s savour biscuit range with a look at the Lunch Slice. These come in a couple of different types but it was the poppy, sunflower and rye version that arrived on my desk one slow lunchtime. So how would they go? Would my lunch be a symphony of glorious slices, or something more mundane?

It’s worth noting that these biscuits are quite big – perhaps 10cm square. You get two individually wrapped packs in each box – so you can keep half the pack fresh for lunch another day. I tried them loaded up with sliced tomato and cheese, as well as au naturel.

lunchslicesbiscuitThey were actually pretty good. Structural integrity was excellent, which means you can take a bite out of the biscuit without the remainder splintering into pieces and depositing tomato slices on your clean shirt. They handled the tomato test well too, without a hint of sogginess from the tomato juice marring the texture.

And they taste OK to. With a topping they actually are pretty good; when eaten on their own they have a hint of ‘burnt cooking oil’ about them – perhaps from the sunflower seeds. It’s not overpowering though, and you can actually just eat them alone as a fairly satisfactory snack.

The only disappointing thing about them is the ‘Vita-Weat’ branding. Usually Arnott’s are very good about this kind of thing, but in this instance they seem to have omitted the ‘h’ out of ‘wheat’. Perhaps their spell-checker was broken on the day they designed the packet.

I’m sure I’ll have them again – I’m going to give them a six out of ten.

 

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