Arnott’s Entertainers Scoops – Poppy and Sesame Seeds

December 16, 2016 at 12:28 | Posted in biscuits | 1 Comment
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entertainersboxChristmas is coming. A time for entertaining. And what could be more entertaining than a box of pear-shaped mini-biscuits called ‘Scoops’?

Scoops. There’s just something unfortunately scatological about that word.

Anyway, these biscuits for clearly for loading up with dip, which is handy at one of those entertainment gatherings where there isn’t enough proper food to soak up the alcohol. Armed with these biscuits, you can get through most of a bowl of dip in just a few minutes.

When I first saw these, I assumed they were just a small, shaped version of an existing biscuit. But if they are, I am not familiar with the prototype. They are actually quite nice – crunchy but not too hard, with a salty / malty taste that is quite addictive. They are perfectly snackable on even without any dip. I like them, and am gong to give them an eight out of ten.

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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