Another swift pick up from the snack section by the supermarket checkout! Let’s take a look at these Prinzen Rolle Minis.
The packet states they’re made without colourings, flavourings, hardened fats and flavour enhancers. If you want to take a look at the full ingredients list, cast your eyes towards the Prinzen Rolle website.
From the off, these look like they’re made for kids. At a perfect size for a child’s lunchbox and designed with a cheekily endearing fairy tale Prince mascot, there’s really no doubt about who this product is for. And if you hadn’t guessed from the packaging, the Prince’s face is stamped onto each sandwich biscuit.
Described as a double biscuit with a cocoa creme filling, I can’t disagree. That’s exactly what this is.
The biscuit is mild and what I’d call ‘child friendly’, reminding me of a firmer Rich Tea. It’s got a mildly milk-like flavour to it, with a crisp but light texture. The kind of biscuit that melts away, needing little work to chew and swallow.
The filling is chocolatey and rather like any standard chocolate buttercream filling. It’s made with cocoa but lacks any earthy depth and dimension to the flavour, being just ‘chocolate’ and ‘sweet’ as far as I’m concerned. The thing is though, you’d not be looking for complexity of flavour in a biscuit intended for children. In general, it’s not what they like.
As you’ll see in the picture above… the cookies don’t particularly separate from the buttercream well. In fact, I couldn’t do it at all. My home was a little cool at the time, truthfully, but these biscuits were pretty much welded on to the filling. The best I could do was pick away at the cookie around the edge… And it sorta looks like I’ve been abusive to the Prince. Eek!
In any case, you know what you’re getting with these sandwich biscuits. A plain, crisp and light, airy biscuit pair filled with a mild cocoa cream. They’re fine, but they’re not for me. I’d absolutely try my young niece on them though! Make of that what you will.