Recipe to Riches Review: Rosie’s Kitchen Almond Meringue Biscuits

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This week on Recipe to Riches we entered the potentially dangerous “Food for Thought” category, where three “healthy” products that no-one would ever eat voluntarily was presented by three people you’d like to slap. I mean, did that irritating woman with the “chicken & vegetable quinoa cubes baby food” think she was actually going to get her product on the shelves in this competition when it only has limited market appeal? And then she tried to poison the nation’s babies with her freezing-and-reheating of chicken process…

This week’s winner was “Rosie’s Kitchen Almond Meringue Biscuits”, described as “sweet and delicious Italian delicacies” that are also gluten free. You get eight for $5.99 which (appears to be) better value than some of the previous offerings.

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I don’t ever recall seeing silica gel – or whatever this moisture absorbing material is – in a packet of biscuits, and it’s a little disturbing. Something tells me that these biscuits might be a bit dry… And once again, we have a packet that you can’t get into without something sharp. WOOLWORTHS, YOUR NASTY PACKAGING IS MAKING ME ANGRY.

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I’m sorry, but if this is the kind of thing I have to eat when being “gluten free”, I’ll stay away from biscuits. This horrible, dry “biscuit” has no flavour and an unpleasant texture that’s like eating plasterboard. This isn’t like any meringue I’ve ever eaten – maybe dunking in a large volume of liquid would make them palatable. Come on Woolworths, is this really as good as it gets?

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Still to be reviewed: frozen Golden Greek pizza dough & sauce. This week: man food – could be exciting, although the uninspiring-sounding candidates are a bolognese meat pie, Carribean jerk ribs sauce and meatballs. We’ll see.

Unfortunately, the Recipe to Riches series started off well but I’m rapidly losing interest.

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7 Responses to “Recipe to Riches Review: Rosie’s Kitchen Almond Meringue Biscuits”

  1. I saw those biscuits and wondered if I should try them. Looks like it’ll definitely be a pass. Did they dissolve if you dip them in tea/coffee/hot chocolate?

  2. I must admit that I didn’t try dunking them in anything hot, although there was no indication that you had to do that to make them edible. They went in the bin rather quickly.

  3. I agree about the series’ recent decline. I tried the chilli, the hot sauce and the Sweet Billies and enjoyed all three. The price point put me right off the chocorn, the packaged up pizza looked horrible and I’m not sure even gluten-intolerant people are that desperate for a meringue biscuit.

  4. I have spent money every week and what a wast of money is all I can say

  5. Peter in brissie 30 October 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Agree the series is declining and c’mon woolies, marketing a meringue biscuit (2/3 sugar?) as a healthy low GI option, which is how it was being touted on the ferry.
    Grandma and for that matter i have made better meringues, way too expensive.
    - Loved the sara jane chilli, although she should sell it in a can like stagg chilli.
    - Loved the vegetable samoas, not greasy, nice filling, great spice level
    - sweet biilies way too big and rich, and expensive, and made in NZ, made feel sick and in the end not that nice
    - chocorn too expensive for me to even try
    - greek pizza, not a bad dough, got some at half price, trying to clear it out, better than buying a frozen pizza base as you can roll it out to your own desired thickness
    - missed the croquets
    - rib sauce just terrible, nasty aftertaste like a bad indian vindaloo
    - bought hickory sauce but not tried it yet
    Missed the program on tuesday, website says it is beef stew, great, just what we want heading into summer….

  6. I loved them!!!

  7. I purchased a packet yesterday and last night had then watching a movie. Both my son and husband went nuts over them and insisted I get some more. Eight in a pack is not enough as they went before I could blink.
    But I do have to say fantastic in taste and are really yum yum!!!

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