Feb 22, 2014

Review: LU - Pim's Orange Biscuits

Pim's Orange biscuits are a French brand's (LU) take on British Jaffa Cakes. Each biscuit/cookie features a disc-shaped base of sponge cake topped with a layer of orange-flavored jelly that's encased in a chocolaty coating.

A 5.29-oz package was $2.99 on sale.

Unlike most chocolaty coatings, the coating here actually contains actual chocolate. It's listed in the ingredients as a "sweet chocolate and vegetable fat coating." It has a decent dark chocolate flavor to it; sweet with just a touch of bitterness.

The sponge cake was pretty dry. It has the requisite texture but it's almost bone dry. The jelly helped it out and it absorbed moisture from my tongue pretty quickly so that it didn't feel like eating dust.

The orange-flavored jelly was my favorite part of the biscuit. It had a robust orange flavor with a mix of tangy and sweet, plus a smooth consistency. It paired well with the chocolate.

Overall, Pim's Orange biscuits were pretty good. I really liked the chocolate and orange jelly combo. The sponge cake needs a little work as it's much too dry. These seems like they would work well as a snack cake.

Nutritional Info - LU Pim's Orange Biscuits
Serving Size - 2 cookies (25g)
Calories - 100 (from Fat - 30)
Fat - 3g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 35mg
Carbs - 17g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - less than 1g