Three Stars
Arnott’s Gaiety is a strange product. Halfway between a Kit Kat and a Tim Tam, the Gaiety’s combination of the two fails at matching the greatness of either. The biscuit itself is made up of several layers of crispy wafer-like biscuit with a sweet cream filling in between each layer. The biscuit is also covered in a layer of milk chocolate which envelops each of the layers and turning the biscuit into a small rectangular block. Each Gaiety packet contains twelve of these biscuits for a price of $2.99.

The crispiness of the wafers inside of the Gaiety was somewhat muted by the cream filling and the exterior chocolate coating which served to only soften what would have been a satisfyingly crunchy part of the biscuit. The chocolate seemed to be of decent quality and the main flavour of each of the Gaiety’s had a subtle honey flavour to them. Eating them was enjoyable, but each biscuit lacked punch. The flavours all devolved quickly into a mass of sugary chocolate and the lack of crispiness in each of the wafers made the biscuits feel soft and almost soggy. Overall they were a unmemorable biscuit with little to differentiate them from the rest of Arnott’s or other companies offerings.

In conclusion I fee that there is not a huge amount wrong with the Gaiety. But this is aso its downfall. With nothing to make it stand out against the pack there is no real reason to recommend these biscuits. Unfortunately they are simply average and due to this they have earnt their three star rating. This rating, of course, takes into account of the Gaiety’s price, which at $2.99 is too much for what the customer is getting for their money.

  • Price per packet: $2.99
  • Biscuits in the pack: 12
  • Weight: 160g
  • Energy (100g): 2240kJ
  • Total fat (100g): 30.1g