Tiny Teddy Honey

September 2, 2011 at 15:53 | Posted in biscuits | 1 Comment
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Apologies, dear readers, that your biscuit reviews have not been forthcoming over the past few weeks. The very exciting reason for this is that there is a new addition to the Chillikebab family; Baby Chillikebab II was born about a week ago.

You forget how tiny a newborn baby is; and so with tiny things on our minds we turn to another of the Tiny Teddy varieties. (And yes, that terrible segue is merely a way of weaving the news I am so desperate to share into a review…)

Once again, we have the six Tiny Teddy characters – Cheeky, Grumpy, Silly, Hungry, Sleepy and Tipsy. This time I have included a picture of all six, so you can have fun matching them up, or not if you prefer.

They are made with 5% honey, so do have a definite honey taste. They are also nice and crunchy, which makes eating them kind of like the Ursidaen equivalent of whitebait. They are quite pleasant; I’d say worth a five out of ten.

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Half Chocolate Coated Tiny Teddy

July 18, 2011 at 22:08 | Posted in biscuits | Leave a comment
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There is, it seems, a tiny teddy bear appreciation society. Whether an Arnott’s employee was a member or not it unclear, but apparently a biscuiteer at the firm had the bright idea of shrinking the regular Teddy Bear biscuit down to miniature size.

However, they obviously decided to lose the ‘homicidal folk dancer’ character and instead introduced six new ones – Happy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Cheeky, Silly and Cheesy. It’s not immediately clear, without the legend on the box, which character is which, although the faint cheddar flavour gives Cheesy away every time. It’s been a while since we have a competition, so the first person to correctly identify the three characters pictured below wins a box of these biscuits.

These Tiny Teddies are half coated in milk chocolate, and you get seventy two teddies in a box – that’s a fair few teddies to chomp through.

They are quite good – crunchy and moreish. Just take care as the fur gets stuck in your teeth. I’m going to give these a seven out of ten.

Mini Choc Chip Cookies

December 15, 2010 at 09:09 | Posted in biscuits | 1 Comment
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Well, here’s something new. Arnott’s have created mini version of their Farmbake Chocolate Chip Cookies, and then put them in a bag, and then put the bag in a bag. Clearly designed for snacking, you can grab a small packet of bite-sized cookies from the bag to take with you as you choose your own adventure.

There are eight packets of cookies in the bag, and there are only six cookies in each pack. This means it is necessary to have at least three small packets to get a decent serving, so your big bag may not last as long as you thought.

The cookies themselves are indeed very mini – perhaps even verging on ‘micro’. They are not much bigger than an Australian twenty cent coin, as as such are eminently chompable. Indeed, with so few in each small packet, it’s easy to finish the packet before you’ve even realised you’ve started it.

They are quite tasty biscuits nonetheless, and as expected they taste exactly like chocolate chip cookies. It’s a strange thing; whilst most biscuits vary somewhat by manufacturer there just seems to be a universal recipe for chocolate chip cookies that is followed internationally be every biscuit manufacturer, as they all taste exactly the same. They all have that light dusting of crumbs on them; they all are quite crunchy with a kind of brown sugar taste, and they all seem to have about the same amount of chocolate – notwithstanding that fact that Arnott’s are keen to proclaim that their version contains ‘24% real chocolate’. Why twenty four, I wonder. Why not just tip in one more choc chip to get it to a round 25%?

I’d give these a seven out of ten, with a bonus point for being interesting, but minus a bonus point for the portion size being so small.

 

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