A few weeks ago Woolworths released their version of a gluten free scotch finger. Photos of the Free From Scotch Fingers were shared on the web and finally, I got my hands on them last week. After posting a quick video on Instagram the first question you all asked was; do they taste like a scotch finger?
Before we get to taste, I’ll start with the basics. The pack is 160g for $3.00 and contains roughly 8 to 10 biscuits. They are free from gluten, dairy, egg and lactose. They do not contain any corn and only have a may contain sesame seeds and tree nuts.
The first test I had to put these through was the snap test. The biscuits broke perfectly in half down the middle and didn’t crack anywhere else. The biscuits get a big tick there. Then I dunked them into a small mug of coffee to see if they would go soggy or fall apart. If you watched the video, you’d have seen that the biscuits soaked up the coffee nicely without going soggy or falling apart. Another big tick for them.
Of course, the final aspect of a scotch finger is the taste. If you want something that tastes identical to a scotch finger you are sadly out of luck. While the biscuits do taste really nice and I will happily have them with coffee here and there Brody has confirmed they are nothing like a scotch finger. The biscuits had a smooth texture that seemed to be more like shortbread. They weren’t really buttery and tasted similar to the Leda Arrowroot biscuits.
They are still a delicious biscuit although that may not console those who are missing the scotch finger. I could imagine using this as a small cheesecake base without issue and also as a crumbing for truffles so not all is lost. If you are looking for a nice simple biscuit to compliment a tea or coffee you might want to check these out.
That’s it for this week’s mini-review, tomorrow we have the gluten free finds for November featuring these and other sweets. I’m also sharing some savoury options as well.
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Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac.