Review of Lazy Day Foods Free From Millionaire’s Shortbread

I have to confess to not having these for a considerable time. I always used to treat myself to these shortbreads when I met a friend in East Grinstead. We always ended up in Waitrose and I stocked up on these treats. The rapid expansion of the free from market stopped me doing this because I was finding so many new sweet treats to try, sorry Lazy Day Foods. At Christmas my mother in law always does me in mini homemade hamper of dairy free treats for me to enjoy. A lot and thought always go into these hampers. This Christmas she placed two packets of the Lazy Day Foods millionaire’s shortbread as she remembered that they were a special treat I used to enjoy. So what did I think ? Were they as nice as I remembered ? How did they compare to the new treats I have recently discovered ?
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I liked the packaging it is simple with all of their products having the same design. The packaging allows you to see the treat that waits inside. The labelling is very clear and easy to understand. They are suitable for a dairy free, gluten free and vegan diet.
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On opening the packet what I noted was the aroma of sweet caramel with a hint of chocolate. I just wanted to dive in. The biscuits are square and consist of the three layers. The shortbread base, the top layer which is chocolate and sandwiched between this is caramel. On biting into the biscuit I immediately tasted the chocolate which was slightly rich yet smooth. This was followed by a rich gooey caramel which was thick and slightly sticky. The flavours complimented each other perfectly and coated my mouth in a nice very sweet paste, sorry it’s hard to describe. This was complimented nicely by the base which was nice and crumbly.
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In summary all of the three layers in this biscuit worked perfectly together from the varying textures to the flavours. The small portion was spot on due to its sweetness. I now remember why I used to look forward to stocking up on these sweet treats. So thank you Lazy Days, these make a really nice sweet treat. I shall be trying the rest of your products in this range now. So if you are dairy free like me, gluten free or vegan why not give these a try.

12 Comments

  1. February 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Which shops stock these??!

    • February 21, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      Hi, you can buy these directly from Lazy Day Foods, Holland and Barrett, Goodness Direct, Sainsbury’s and the co-op. I hope that this helps, Chloe.

  2. February 21, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    I always thought the bases tasted a bit like mayonnaise, I’m sorry to say. Maybe they’ve improved the recipe? I haven’t tried them for many years because I was put off them when they first came out and didn’t care to try again given the price!

    • February 21, 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Oh that’s an interesting description. I’m guessing the recipe must have improved. Although it’s always personal taste. You’re right they are not cheap. I am hoping to try their other products in the near future.

  3. February 22, 2016 / 6:23 am

    I shall have to get some of these when I come back to the UK at the end of the year. It’s good to have a recomendation as although dairy free is getting better out here – there are not many delicious sweet treats

    • February 22, 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my post. They do several treats which I have been told by several people are worth trying, Chloe.

  4. February 23, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    My df son quite liked these; he had them for Christmas as his cousin made him up a dairy free hamper too 😀

    • February 23, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my post. They seem to be very popular. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who gets home made hampers, Chloe.

  5. February 23, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Great and comprehensive review – you really committed to the job 🙂 I agree that the portion size is just right for the amount of sweetness. Conjuring up a home-made version of these (vegan and gluten free) is on my list of little projects…. Oh, and the Rocky Road from Sainsbury’s is well worth a try.

    • February 23, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. Good luck making your homemade version. I will take a look at the Rocky Road and will give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation, Chloe.

  6. June 23, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    The ginger tiffin is amazing- if you like ginger x

    • June 23, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Oh I shall have to give it a go. Thank you 😊.

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