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
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
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.