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Crawfords chocolate rings Review
Must say that I'm nearly falling off my seat in excitement at sending my first feedback to ncotaasd. Absolutely fantastic site too, for one whose dietary intake comes largely from the biscuit food group, I feel quite at home here.
Anyway, having read an earlier May review, just wondered if anyone else has come across these fabulous little chocolate covered biscuit rings called 'Filipino's' which appear to be remarkably like the aforementioned, more dully named, Crawford's chocolate rings? Dodgy name could be something to do with the Spanish production, but I hope not as it's ruining my fantasy of moving to the Philippines one day, spending the bulk of my time on the beach and subsisting entirely on what I presumed was the national food.
I can also reliably inform you that you can get these little beauties in dark chocolate form (highly recommended), as well as a somewhat Caramaccy toffee type flavour (interesting diversion). Clearly one of my most memorable hours was when a now very good friend brought a packet of each flavour round for a nice cup of tea and a sit down. There were few survivors.
Hope to be back soon!
|Nicey replies: Oh yes you are quite right 'Filipinos' and 'Crawfords Rings' are one and the same thing, which is why the Crawfords biscuit is made in Spain. Its a perfectly nice little biscuit, and apparently United Biscuits are now making tubs of the holes, that is, the bit punched out from the middle all covered in chocolate.
I still think its a bit cheeky passing them off as some kind of Crawfords traditional brand steeped in 150 years of Scottish history when its clearly one of the most popular biscuits in Spain. Still its nice that UB can use its acquisition of brands across Europe to bring a bit of variety to different markets, even if smoke and mirrors are sometimes employed.