McVitie’s Rich Tea Biscuits Review

To first disclaim- I got these biscuits in a twin pack, which cost around £2.79, which equals to around £1.40 (rounded up) for a single pack, which is cheaper than if you’d buy the single one, which costs around £1.80 at Tesco’s.

Unfortunately, the prices are still relatively high for the biscuits as I find them as something you’d eat idly. This is likely due to the price rises during the ongoing Ukraine-Russian war. However, it still doesn’t justify it, as there are alternatives out there that taste the same as brands like Lidl or Aldi.

McVitie's Rich Tea Biscuits

However, I thoroughly enjoyed them as they help stave off some hunger and are pretty enjoyable when dipped in a morning coffee or tea. However, you should be aware that if you eat them like me (unknowingly, you just grab a few more automatically once you finish one, haha!), you will probably be racking up calories as it contains palm oil.

It seems that despite the pricey treat- the company cheaps out on its oils and uses unsustainable palm oil when it could sell the same product at the same price using another oil that doesn’t harm the environment or our health as palm.

Therefore, I can’t recommend this and urge you to get the cheaper alternatives on sale in many locations! I have put the ingredients list and nutritional information at the bottom of the article.

Ingredients: Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Barley Malt Extract, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt.

Nutritional Information per biscuit (8.3g): 38 calories, 1.3g fat (0.6g of saturates), 5.9g carbohydrates (1.5g of which sugars), 0.2g fibre, 0.6g protein, 0.07g salt.