I was initially attracted to these biscuits based off of the color scheme - really, a great choice. Pale mint & pale pink, just my style! These are the colors my childhood room was painted, actually.
The flavor just cemented my desire to buy - Mint Chocolate Chip - or, distressingly informal - Mint 'Choc', is a great choice for a biscuit. Being a fan of those mint Penguins I knew that mint can go nicely with tea, even if at first it sounds crazy.
I'm really surprised I haven't seen any other reviews of these, as the colors really make it stand out in the aisles. Perhaps they've been overshadowed by the Vinnie's Taste of America line?...By the way, I hate Vinnie. The accent is so stupid, and he's just such a bald-faced attempt at a 'quirky' character it makes me frown. Also, why is he not a fox? They're "Fox's" biscuits, clearly the mascot should be a fox. A fox that likes biscuits. Not a panda that is inexplicably from Fictional New York where everyone has an annoying accent. Fuggeddaboutit
Anyway, say what I will about Vinnie, this is a quality biscuit. I like the Crunch Creams in general, the ginger one being a great stand-by biscuit for me when I feel like stuffing myself. What the line all has in common is a crispy biscuit sandwiched with vanilla or chocolate cream - except in the case of the Mint Choc Chip, which is mint cream with chocolate crispy biscuits.
It's a nice thick dollop of cream as usual - these biscuits are thicker than an Oreo all around, a bigger cookie and more cream. The cream itself also has a nicer texture than Oreos, smooth & not too sweet - these ones particularly are just right.
The biscuit portion is super crunchy as usual, so maybe eat them over a plate if you're eating them dry - they soak up tea or milk very quickly and that makes them not as messy. The chocolate flavor is there, but quite weak - chocolate is only ever really strong when it's actual chocolate, and not just 'flavoring'. Fair enough though, it tastes nice regardless!
The mint cream is thick & tastes a bit like the garden mint that I find kinda gross. It's not peppermint - that's kind of the problem. Believe me, it's not bad - and it actually approximates the taste of mint chocolate chip ice cream fairly well, but I think it would've been nicer had it been 'peppermint' rather than the more herbaceous garden mint. Dunked in tea it was better, as it melds the chocolate & mint flavors together more.
Would I buy them again, probably not because of the slightly herb-y mint, but that's just me. Would I buy the other types of Crunch Creams, absolutely - I think they're some of the best biscuits in the supermarkets! I'd like to see more limited edition ones come out, too. For instance, a vanilla biscuit one with strawberry cream? I can see that going down well!
PS I just looked at Vinnie's Facebook...I gotta imagine he's for kids, but all this crap about 'associates' and the accent even being written out, haha.
Fox's, keep it up and you're going to have the Italian American Anti-Defamation League on your case! Why not play it safe and hire me to be your mascot, I'm an authentic American who loves biscuits. Call me.