Northwood branded luxury caramel shortcakes are produced in Scotland and sold at Lidl stores across the UK.
They are advertised as “Delicious Crunchy Biscuit Bases, each topped with a Thick Layer of Caramel and Milk Chocolate.”
Firstly the layers of caramel and chocolate are more of a moderate thickness than just thick. They are the right size for the slice not too much not too little. The base is also the appropriate thickness to create the appropriate structure for the slice.
The base is indeed delicious although it is not crunchy like cereal, but more of a soft cake like crunch, so soft in fact that the word crunch isn’t really produced when consuming. The base is made from very finely ground digestive biscuit (or at least that’s what it tastes like) that has then been tightly packed together, to ensure it holds. It does not crumble and turn your plate into a beach like setting, but hangs onto the caramel above.
The caramel is of a more liquid consistency but it holds the layers together very well and the chocolate doesn’t slide away from it’s position, like I have seen on other slices (such as Greggs). The taste is lovely although the combined taste of the slice is much more dominate even when trying to sample the layers individually. However a good overall taste is much prefered than one layer tasting perfect and the others tasting horrible.
The chocolate is strong and takes both sets of teeth to break through, but this is because my teeth slide easily through the other layers, due to their softness, so I immediately come through to meet and break the chocolate. The taste of the chocolate is truly perfect, I’ve rarely tasted better on a caramel slice.
So the overall taste is really good, and I immediately noticed it was a much different taste to the slices I have tried in the past. It also smells very good. (There’s nothing more off putting than a slice that smells bad).
The slice is 5.8cm x 5.0cm x 1.7cm thick. They come 4 to a pack. I want to say they cost £1, but don’t hold me to that, I can’t remember. I’ll find out and if I’m wrong I’ll update this. But who cares how much they were. They tasted gooooooooooooooooood, that’s not an exaggeration. 😀
Because I can’t decide whether it’s better than a Cooplands caramel Slice. I’m awarding it 9.5 out of 10
Thanks for the recommendation Lou. 🙂
The good stuff: (or the bad stuff which ever way you look at it.)
One shortcake contains:
Calories = 302
Sugar = 18.8g
Fat = 17.8g
Saturates = 9.3g
Salt = 0.24g
of the guideline daily amount.