Macro Wholefoods Lemon Citrus Biscuits

This time I was at a Thomas Dux supermarket. They’re a little bit fancy but you can still snare some bargains depending on when you’re in store. I do like Thomas Dux as they stock Evia yoghurt (although a limited “skinny” selection and possibly only the “natural” full fat, whereas I prefer the “classic” full fat), a range of gluten free breads, gluten free freezer pastry, Koko Black chocolate (we have no Koko Blacks in Sydney) and various other little treats that you don’t typically find in the supermarket.

So when the biscuit need struck, I had a bit of a different selection available to me at Thomas Dux – lots of fancy looking biscuits that looked very tasty, but also very expensive. If I can find a cheap (well, as cheap as gluten free gets) biscuit that I like, then I’ll stick to it. So this time I decided to give the Macro Wholefoods’ Lemon Citrus Biscuit a go. Mainly because they were the only Macro Wholefoods biscuit that did not have chocolate. No way was I going to go through that sickly sweet pain again!

Just gluten free, and no chocolate. A promising start.

Just gluten free, and no chocolate. A promising start.

Looks like a biscuit. No imitating some other biscuit. It's just a biscuit.

Looks like a biscuit. No imitating some other biscuit. It’s just a biscuit.

I ummed and aaahed about getting these as I was worried I'd get sick of the lemon flavour quickly. So far have been proved correct. Texture is OK, but prefer the flavour of these compared to others I've tried so far.

I ummed and aaahed about getting these as I was worried I’d get sick of the lemon flavour quickly. So far have been proved correct. Texture is OK, but prefer the flavour of these compared to others I’ve tried so far.

Would I buy again? Yes, but not anytime soon.

I think I’ll try one of the expensive ones next time…

Macro Wholefoods Double Choc Biscuits

Sometimes you’re just too busy or too tired to bake your own biscuits. All you want to do is prepare a cup of tea and have a few biscuits. Baking? Not always!

Of course, now that I am stuck with gluten-free varieties of biscuits, I’m going to have to find one I like. Goodbye Butternut Snaps, most brands of Scotch Fingers, Tim Tams, and Kmart choc chip biscuits! Hello lack of variety.

I started with Freedom Foods’ Crunchy Coconut Biscuits. They were disappointing. A friend who recently started eating wheat-free posted how he was unhappy with Freedom Foods’ Chocolate Blitz cookies on Facebook, and I decided that I would have to try an alternate brand next time I was at the supermarket in search of biscuits.

So it occurred one night at my local Woolworths supermarket, and I came home with Macro Wholefoods’ Double Choc Biscuits. I think they’re meant to be a gluten-free version of the Tim Tam.

Gluten free but also dairy free and vegan. That was probably too accommodating to those not in the typical population and should have set off alarm bells.

Gluten free but also dairy free and vegan. That was probably too accommodating to those not in the typical population and should have set off alarm bells.

They look a little like Tim Tams (although it's now been a while since I've had a glorious Tim Tam, so my judgement may be compromised by romantic ideals of the Tim Tam).

They look a little like Tim Tams (although it’s now been a while since I’ve had a glorious Tim Tam, so my judgement may be compromised by romantic ideals of the Tim Tam).

Does not taste like Tim Tam. Sickly sweet is how I would describe it in two words. Texture was good, but taste not so much.

Does not taste like Tim Tam. “Sickly sweet” is how I would describe it in two words. Texture was good, but taste not so much.

Would I buy again? No

The search continues…