McVities Jamaica Ginger sticky pudding cake

I’ve been meaning to try this for a while, thinking it would taste like a very gingery Soreen malt loaf. This was not the case.

Notice how the paper sticks to the cake

Instead, what this is is an extremely gooey, sticky cake/pudding, just as the packet suggested. I suppoe this has taught me the difference between “squidgy” Soreen loaves and “sticky” ginger cake-puddings.

It is very hard to slice cleanly into (I suspect the hot knife tactic would have here proved useful). It is more sugar than ginger but I think perhaps heating it up might bring out the gingery flavour a little bit more. 

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McVities Victoria Box

McVities are notoriously difficullt to come by in Sibu, so when I saw this at Takiong (basically the only place where you can get imported stuff) I decided to get a box.

Inside is 300 grams worth of assorted biscuits. I’m getting a tooth yanked out tomorrow, so I decided to try a bite of each today. The red tablecloth in the background is actually a skirt. Had to improvise.

3x chocolate chip cookies

I’m not too impressed with these. I’d probably pick Chips More over these.

2x Choc Crumble

These were okay; better than the plain chocolate chip.

2x Half coated milk chocolate chip cookie

2 unevenly sized biscuits

They look like digestive biscuits but tasted nothing like the McVitie’s classic. The chocolate is very sweet.

3x Plain chocolate finger cookie

Tasted pretty much like the half coated milk choc chip but a tad sweeter.

3x Milk chocolate wheel

The texture a bit different but it is essentially still just a chocolate covered cookie.

4x Milk chocolate biscuit finger

These are alright. They taste a bit like Cadbury fingers – not sure I can tell the difference.

4x Fully coated milk chocolate square

Basically the milk chocolate wheel in square form.

2x White chocolate cream wafer

Weak. The white chocolate is sweet but fails to mask the failures of the wafer.

3x Plain chocolate coated digestive cloverleaf

Same biscuit, prettier shape.

2x Milk chocolate shortcake

After all the “naked” biscuits they’ve suddenly decided to put one in a jacket.
The wrapper was totally unnecessary.

The fancy wrapping does not help.
The box says that this is an “indulgent biscuit selection for every occasion” but I fail to see this “selection”. Apart from the wafer, they are basically all the same biscuit.

They’re not terrible, but they are not what I would expect from a brand like McVitie’s. The chocolate is excessicely saccharine and the biscuits are merely edible. It might make me think twice before trying some of their other products.

I quite regret getting this because now I’ve got the rest of the box to contend with (Unfortunately, dogs can’t eat chocolate!). No amount of cute advertising is going to make me want to buy these again.