Flying Tiger reminds me of Ikea; you get the same maze-like format, you walk out of there buying things you weren’t planning to and there are so many little hidden surprises in store. These cookies were one of them.
Christmas is coming and has been for the last 4 months (the devil works hard but the supermarkets work even harder, they’re getting Easter eggs ready as I type)
When I think of Christmas I think of roasted food, spices and ginger, cinnamon and mince pies, and lots of green and red decorations ( I really don’t understand white Christmas trees, it doesn’t have the same pizzazz)
These cookies catapulted me to Christmas last year, shopping at Debenhams and going over to the Yankee candles section and sniffing every candle I could lay my hands on like a candle fiend.
A week after opening them, they still remained deliciously crunchy and I could definitely see them bringing back a different version for Valentine’s as they come in cute heart shapes.
Taste: The caramelized sugar gives it a rich and dark taste and the blend of spices which includes cloves, ginger and cinnamon make it very Christmassy indeed. It wasn’t overpoweringly sweet either.
Texture: Smooth and crunchy with a clean snap
Packaging; This came in a plastic container with 30 cookies inside that retained the cookie’s crispiness two weeks later and has now taken the spot of biscuit container for all crunchy goods.
Price; £3 which makes it 10p a biscuit, a steal for what you get.
Crunchability; If 10 is jaw-breaking crunchiness and 1 is the texture of a cake masquerading as a biscuit (like a softer jaffa cake, clue’s in the name people), then this would rank a 8.
Dunkability; The crunchability is directly proportional to its dunkability, ie. the harder/crunchier the biscuit, the more likely it will withstand the bottom of the tea ocean.
This lasted 6 seconds in my tea before disintegrating.
Accompaniment; This goes very well with black coffee as the spice in the biscuits complements the bitterness.
Reminds me of; Gingernuts
The smell, the taste and my newly discovered biscuit tin all came together beautifully to give this an 8 out of 10.