UK Diet Page 11
This page contains Anne’s Guide to Biscuits.
GUIDE to BISCUITS
What do biscuits contain?
Most biscuits contain 15-30 per cent fat and 15-35 per cent sugar. Chocolate-coated or filled biscuits have a higher proportion of fat, which makes them even more fattening.
A McVitie’s Chocolate Digestive biscuit contains 29% sugar and 24% fat.
A McVitie’s Rich Tea biscuit contains 20% sugar and 15% fat.
Always check the label!
Why? Because some biscuits are worse than they seem.
A standard custard cream biscuit contains 21.8% fat: i.e. almost as much fat as a chocolate goldgrain biscuit, (23.6%).
A Jacobs lemon puff biscuit contains 29.4% fat: i.e. nearly twice the fat of a Jacobs Chocolate mallow biscuit, (15.1%).
All values are calories per biscuit.
|Biscuits (1 biscuit)||Cals||Biscuits (1 biscuit)||Cals||Biscuits (1 biscuit)||Cals|
|Jacobs Marietta||24||Jacobs Ginger Nuts||52||McVitie’s Choc Digest (Car)||80|
|Go Ahead Butter Crisp||28||Go Ahead Chocolinis||53||McVitie’s Choc Hob Nobs||81|
|Fox’s Party Rings||29||Jacobs Chocolate Rings||56||Jacobs Custard Creams||83|
|Jacobs Choice Grain||33||Jacobs Fig Rolls||60||McVitie’s Choc Digestives||87|
|Bolands Morning Coffee||34||Jacobs Bourbon Creams||61||Jacobs Choc Chip cookies||89|
|Jacobs Lincoln||36||McVitie’s Chocolate Rich Tea||63||Go Ahead Strawberry crm||90|
|Go Ahead Golden Crunch||36||McVitie’s Digestive Creams||63||Go Ahead Caramel creams||90|
|McVitie’s Cafe Noir||39||Jacobs Chocolate Shortcake||64||Jacobs Digestive creams||91|
|McVitie’s Rich Tea||39||Jacobs Lemon Puffs||65||Fox’s Brambles||92|
|Jacobs Rich Tea||41||Jacobs Chocolate Goldgrain||65||Jacobs Shortbread creams||93|
|Jacobs Coconut Creams||44||Jacobs Digestives||66||McVitie’s Boasters||93|
|Jacobs Goldgrain||47||Jacobs Chocolate Digestives||67||Jacobs Elite Tea-cakes||94|
|McVitie’s Ginger Nuts||47||McVitie’s Choc Ginger Nuts||68||McVitie’s Cream Teas||97|
|Jacobs Jaffa Cakes||48||McVitie’s Light Digestives||69||Jacobs Choc Kimberleys||107|
|McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes||48||McVitie’s Hob Nobs||69||Cadbury’s Assorted (100g)||515|
|Jacobs Polos||48||Jacobs Mallow||70||Cadbury’s Wafers (100g)||526|
|Jacobs Nice||48||McVitie’s Digestives||73||Cadbury’s Fingers (100g)||526|
|McVitie’s Fruit Shortcake||52||McVitie’s BN’s (Choc)||76||But who eats 1 biscuit?|
Many so-called ‘potato’ crisps are actually made from specially processed potatoes as opposed to slices of raw potato. In addition, they often contain significant amounts of salt, as well as a mixture of flavourings, flavour enhancers and artificial colours.
Crisps & other snacks are high in fat, especially saturated fat
The biggest problem about eating crisps and other snack foods (including peanuts) is their high fat content. For example, one of the biggest brand of crisps contains 38 per cent fat (the same amount as a low fat spread) and 15 per cent saturated fat.
A FEW SAMPLE CRISPS
Values are calories and fat(g) per 100g.
|Crisps (100g)||Calories / fat||Crisps (100g)||Calories / fat|
|Phileas Fogg Chips||493/25g||Pringles (Hot Spicy)||534/36g|
|Phileas Fogg Poppadoms||499/32g||Pringles (Pizza)||536/37g|
|Pringles Light||500/25g||Walkers Crisps (salted)||539/33g|
|The Real McCoys||514/30g||Pringles (Sour Cream)||539/37g|
|Walkers Quavers||515/29g||Pringles (Ridges)||542/34g|
|Hula Hoops (Orig)||517/31g||Pringles (Orig)||551/36g|
|Hula Hoops (Cheese/O)||524/31g||Pringles (Cheese/O)||561/38g|
|Walkers Crisps (cheese)||530/33g||Pringles (Barbecue)||572/38g|
|Perri Crisps (sea-salted)||533/36g||KP Peanuts (Dry roast)||604/49g|
|Perri Crisps (Cheese/O)||533/36g|
While every effort has been made to check the accuracy of the above figures, errors may creep in as products are updated. Anne Collins apologizes in advance for any such errors and will make every effort to correct them as soon as possible. Should you notice any errors, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.