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Digestive

Sunday 3 Feb 2002


The undisputed king of the large diameter biscuits, this is truly an iconic biscuit.

Found in two main varieties, SweetMeal and WholeMeal, the digestive biscuit sets a standard for the whole biscuit world. Its satisfying nature make the biscuit eater consider how many to have at a time 1,2 or maybe 3. It's versatile providing the base for many more elaborate biscuits, (see Chocolate Caramels), and even chocolate covered biscuit bars such as the Breakaway, or the base for Cheesecakes.

Once again the biscuit shown here is from McVities, and its a WholeMeal. Other people attempt to make digestives but they taste like cardboard compared to the mighty McVities.

I have seen girls slip a sheet of kitchen roll in the bottom of their biscuit tins, when opening a new packet of digestives, and although this is completely unnecessary, it is strangely alluring.

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Shortcake

Saturday 26 Jan 2002


Ahh the simple shortcake biscuit, always there to bulk out the biscuit tin.

A steady performer the shortcake is often overlooked but always a welcome sight on the biscuit plate. It really comes into its own in those little packs of biscuits you get in hotel rooms, with the biscuit eater will greeting it like a long lost friend.

Its edge pattern makes it appear like a little 'road up' sign, again reinforcing its identity as a workhorse of the biscuit world.

 

Plain Chocolate Gingernut

Tuesday 16 Jul 2002


I was stunned to see these in the supermarket for the first time this week.

Those McVities chocolate engineers have done it again. I'm not big on plain chocolate, although judging from your comments it seems that plain chocolate hobnobs are rated higher than milk chocolate ones. That said this combination produces a very classy biscuit, almost an after dinner biscuit. They are also quite rich which has allowed them to put up a good fight.

I haven't tried these with coffee as I only tend to drink it once a month or so, but it would almost be worth making a pot to go with these.

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