It’s official, McVitie’s famous chocolate hobnobs are now gluten free!
So, I think this is exciting news for all as McVitie’s have recently launched gluten free hobnobs of both the plain and chocolate variety. I spotted them during my online Tesco weekly shop and of course opted for a pack of chocolate. Hobnobs are the Holy Grail of biscuits and although I have been able to try a selection of alternatives over the years, some good and some very bad, these looked like they could knock all of the competition out of the park.
These biscuits come packaged in the same distinctive design as the standard version but are instead housed within a box and plastic insert which I presume is for protection as we all know how crumbly gluten free biscuits can be. Being priced at £2.19 is maybe a bit expensive but it’s unfortunately still normal to pay a premium to be gluten free.
I have been trying to be a bit more healthy recently along with my new gym regime so I have been trying to steer clear of sugary treats but I couldn’t resist trying these. And as I find biscuits so moreish this packet didn’t end up lasting very long, especially as Jon can smell sugar a mile off.
I enjoyed a few with a cup of tea whilst I tried to finish planning of our big trip to America next month. So of course when a cup of tea is steaming a way, you can’t help but dunk your biscuits. Wired.co.uk recently did a study on the best biscuits for dunking and McVitie’s hobnobs were right up there behind other McVitie’s classics such as the digestive. I can also confirm that these gluten free hobnobs dunk just as well. I dunked, I crunched, I conquered!
The biscuits themselves are as as tasty as they look. A golden and crumbly oaty base with a layer of delicious milk chocolate. Jon said he couldn’t tell the difference between these and their gluten filled sibling which is good news for me as I can get away with sneaking a few more packets into my shopping basket.
What is your favourite gluten free biscuit? Have you tried McVitie’s gluten free hobnobs?
Gluten Free Rolled Oats (31%), Milk Chocolate (25%) [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural Flavouring], Sugar, Gluten Free Wholegrain Oat Flour (13%), Vegetable Oil (Palm), Golden Syrup (Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup), Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt