|I'm a fan of biscuit manufacturer Lu. Mainly due to the fact they produce one of my all time favourites the Barquette. A jam filled spongy affair that could quite easily straddle the cake/biscuit area of the Venn diagram. With this in mind I thought it a good idea to try another of Lu's offerings on a recent trip to France.
The Taillefine's box is emblazoned with bold claims. "More intense chocolate flavour", "Rich in cereals, vitamins, fibre and magnesium", "Only 11% fat". Hmmm. More intense chocolate flavour than what exactly? Rich in Magnesium? I used to ignite Magnesium ribbon at school and it doesn't seem like the sort of thing I want to eat. 11% fat? That sounds like a lot. Maybe they should have stuck to the basics of brand name, biscuit name and picture, I'd have been a lot happier.
Inside the box we find a nice tray layout for keeping the biscuits in tip top condition. Five biscuit bays, two biscuits per bay giving us ten in total, unless I'm much mistaken. Cellophane is employed to cover the tray and keep the biscuits fresh and within their designated bays. Full marks for presentation.
So, onto the biscuits. Two crispy rectangular biscuits form the outside of a sandwich structure with a chocolate filling. The edges of the biscuits are wavy making them pleasing to the eye and there are a mammoth 15 pricked holes per side (3 x 5) which I think frankly is just showing off. Here is a biscuit that looks good and knows it. As per usual with sandwich type biscuits, the filling is a little sparse but tastes good. It's one of the crispiest biscuits I've ever tried and I would urge caution when eating. Despite the great rich buttery and chocolaty taste, this is one dry biscuit. I really do recommend having a cup of tea on hand with which to wash these things down or you may get a blockage causing unseemly and embarrassing coughing and hacking. I speak from experience on this.
Well done Lu. Another winner for me.