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A Double Dip of Tesco Shortbread



It’s really amazing how good the more generic or store-name varieties of products can be. From snacks to washing up liquid, often the quality or taste is just as good as the brand name versions.


So when a friend recently mailed me two different types of Shortbread from England, and they were had the Tesco name on the box, I wasn’t disappointed, but rather excited!


Shortbread is very uncommon here in South Korea, and is almost exclusively available through import, which made these treats even more mouthwatering!





The two brands that I received were the Blood Orange Marmalade and Dark Chocolate Chunk Shortbread, and the Sweet and Spiced Christmas Pudding Flavoured Shortbread.


Both of the boxes are nicely decorated!





The Blood Orange Marmalade and Dark Chocolate Chunk Shortbread is made with Belgian dark chocolate, as well as the blood orange marmalade from the title.





The Blood Orange Marmalade and Dark Chocolate Chunk Shortbread is made in Aberdeenshire, which is in Scotland.






Opening the package, there was a nice orange scent, and I could see the big chunks of chocolate. Sadly a few of the shortbread pieces were broken in transit, but many of them were still intact.





I put two of the Blood Orange Marmalade and Dark Chocolate Chunk Shortbread on a plate, and proceeded to examine the Sweet and Spiced Christmas Pudding Flavoured Shortbread.





The box of the Sweet and Spiced Christmas Pudding Flavoured Shortbread is festively decorated.





The Sweet and Spiced Christmas Pudding Flavoured Shortbread is also made in Scotland according to the package.







Opening up the Sweet and Spiced Christmas Pudding Flavoured Shortbread, there was a nice spicy scent, and sadly there were also a few broken pieces.





After putting two pieces on a plate as well, I decided to compare the two different types.





The Sweet and Spiced Christmas Pudding Flavoured Shortbread is slightly darker in colour, which might be because of the spice mix. The Blood Orange Marmalade and Dark Chocolate Chunk Shortbread is of course a bit lighter, and the big chocolate chunks really stand out.


After examining them, it was time to try them!





The Blood Orange Marmalade and Dark Chocolate Chunk Shortbread had a nice orange flavour to it, and the dark chocolate chunks were nice and rich, and melted wonderfully. The shortbread was nice and buttery, and altogether this was a tasty biscuit.





Sweet and Spiced Christmas Pudding Flavoured Shortbread was next up, and this of course had a nice mix of spices in the biscuit. The currants and raisins in the shortbread were a bit tough and chewy, but the wonderful spice mixture more than made up for it, and these were tasty pieces of shortbread!


Comparing the two, I preferred the Sweet and Spiced Christmas Pudding Flavoured Shortbread, but I think you can’t go wrong with either choice, and I really enjoyed the two varieties of Tesco’s Finest Shortbread.



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