Wednesday, 21 December 2011

All Butter Shortbread Thins – Marks & Spencer (NEW)

A new biscuit has recently arrived on the shelves of Marks & Spencer called 'All Butter Shortbread Thins'. These  deliciously light and dainty shortbreads are packed in smart, square shaped 250g boxes. 

There are two varieties to choose from: All Butter Plain Shortbread Thins and All Butter Lemon Shortbread Thins (infused with lemon zest).

Unfortunately, shortbread is invariably high in calories - something to do with all that butter in the ingredients! However, Shortbread Thins, as the name implies, are baked in a thin style rather than the usual chunky varieties. This helps to reduce the calories per biscuit, with each All Butter Shortbread Thin worth 50 calories.

The boxes hold 12 biscuits and each biscuit is inscribed with a teapot. They’re ‘wrapped in fours for your convenience.’

This benefits of wrapping them this way include: 

1. Transportability - Easy to take to work or wherever as a handy snack;
2. It keeps the rest of the biscuits nice and fresh;
3. It provides a small barrier to absentmindedly munching through the entire pack.

Wrapped in packs of 4
If you like shortbread, then Shortbread Thins tick all the right boxes. They're pure, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness and one is never enough.

They are high in salt, fat and sugar, but, on a brighter note, they have no artificial colours or flavourings. If you can stick to one or two a day, this'll be no more than 100 calories, which isn’t too bad for for a small treat.

You can find All Butter Shortbread Thins in Marks and Spencer foodhalls.

Shortbread Thins - Plain on the left, Lemon on the right
Nutrition Information: Per plain shortbread thin: 50 calories, 0.6g protein, 6.0g carbohydrates,2.0g sugars, 2.8g fat, 1.9g saturated fat, 0.2g fibre, 0.1g salt. Vegetarian, not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.

Ingredients: Plain shortbread thin: Wheatflour, Butter (34%), Sugar, Sea Salt, Baking Powder (Raising agent: E503).

Nutrition Information: Per lemon shortbread thin: 50 calories, 0.5g protein, 6.3g carbohydrates,2.4g sugars, 2.5g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0.2g fibre, 0.1g salt. Vegetarian, not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.

Ingredients: Lemon shortbread thin: Wheatflour, Butter (30%), Sugar, Crystallised Lemon Shred (6%), Lemon Oil, Sea Salt, Baking Powder (Raising agent: Sodium Bicarbonate). Crystallised Lemon Shred contains: Lemon Peel, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Sugar, Concentrated Lemon Juice.


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