Sunday, 31 March 2013

REVIEW! Maryland Gooeys - Hazelnut

Maryland Gooeys - Hazelnut

I purchased these hazelnut flavoured Maryland Gooeys in Asda the other day as they appear to be new and were only £1. You get 10 cookies in the packet and the recommended serving of 2 biscuits is 158 calories.

Maryland Gooeys - Hazelnut

Maryland Cookies are made by Burton's Biscuits who also make lots of other very popular biscuits such as Cadbury Chocolate Fingers, Wagon Wheels and Jammy Dodgers. Maryland Cookies were first baked in the UK in 1956 with a secret recipe that was introduced from the US. Apparently Maryland is bought by more than 1 in 4 households in the UK...that's a lot of biscuits!

Maryland Gooeys - Hazelnut

Gooeys appear to be very similar to a standard Maryland chocolate chip cookie but of course they come  with an added gooey chocolate hazelnut centre. The cookie is a lovely golden brown and I would say that it was ever so slightly softer than the normal Maryland chocolate chip cookies.

I like the way that a Maryland Cookie is crumbly rather than crunchy and I like that it sort of melts in the mouth. They always seem to have a decent amount of chocolate chips and it is the same with these Gooeys. There is a good amount of the chocolate filling within the cookie, but there is a problem...I could not taste hazelnut at all!

Maryland Gooeys - Hazelnut

Verdict 
You cannot compare these with a higher end luxury cookie but when it comes to biscuit barrel chocolate chip cookies, Maryland is usually my brand of choice. I was expecting something a bit more special with these Gooeys but I was a bit underwhelmed. The filling was a great idea but the lack of hazelnut flavour was disappointing.

8 comments:

  1. They look so good! Such a shame about the lack of hazelnut flavour. I'd be expecting full on Nutella deliciousness from these! :(

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    1. That's what I was hoping for but they were a bit of a let down. I bet some double chocolate ones would be awesome though!

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  2. Ahhh, noticed these in Asda too, totally tempted to buy them, as I'm a complete nutella Junkie, such a huuuge disappointment though :((( Now i'm sad, shame on you Maryland! haha, Have to admitt though, I think if these cookies were soft and chewy, with nutella filled centre, they'd be sooo much better! Thank you for reviewing this one, Miss Hannah....as i've been wanting to try them, now not so much, maybe the double choc!

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  3. Not as gooey as the adverts say

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    1. I haven't actually seen the advert yet but will look out for it!

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  4. They are quite nice the hazelnut variety though hardly taste of hazelnuts. But the main thing is they are not like the TV advert when they snap one in half and all this gooey chocolate spews out. In reality when you break one in half you just see a little soft chocolate within the halves. I think trade description comes into this somewhere!

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    1. I just YouTubed the advert, I agree they are not nearly as gooey as they make out!!

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  5. They're not are they Hannah, nothing like the advert.

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