McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
Interesting digestive facts from Martin. I have a conspiracy theory on this. McVities claim of how many of their chocolate digestives are "eaten" each day is purely speculation, I know for a fact that the company are unaware of my intake of the biscuit. Therefore they must be basing their figures on how many packets are "bought" each day. It's my theory that some of the top dogs at McVities are buying huge quantities of their own product (for which they no doubt claim some sort of profit share anyway) in order to make us think the chocolate digestive is more popular than it is. Well, it's either that or they are force feeding them to a load of captive fat blokes in the McVities factory....
PS. Nice grail.
|Martin De Saulles
McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
Following my request for information about the Barmouth biscuit I have been doing a bit of research. I thought that the United Biscuits web site might throw some light on the matter as they seem to dominate the biscuit world. Sadly, they were no use whatsoever but something caught my eye. They claim that "Over 65 million packets of McVitie's Chocolate Digestives are eaten in the UK everyday" - can this be true? That means we are each consuming more than a packet each a day. Much as I like the chocolate digestive, I'm nowhere near this level - who is eating my share? Also, this figure does not include non-McVitie's brands. So many questions.
|Nicey replies: Yep the interweb is fairly ropey for finding out about biscuits, which is one of the reasons we started up NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown. Our calculations agree with yours on the chocolate digestives, we would all need to be eating a relentless 1.12 packets daily, and that's on top of our other biscuit intake.|
|Alan (Fred) Pipes
I must admit I do like a nice Breakaway. In your Biscuit of the week review you didn't mention the strange exhortations in bubble writing on the backs of the sachets. Such racy slogans as: taste it!, enjoy it! Mmmm... Chocolate, Delicious (can't remember what the others are cos I've eaten them). What are these for then? Some start with a capital; others are all in lower case. Some with exclamation marks; others without. Very odd, cos you don't actually see them until you've already purchased the packet and opened it!
Also, I was wondering about the origin of the tea towel? Was it originally used solely to dry the tea things? Surely they're better for drying glasses... Me, I let things drain -- much more hygenic. Apparently there are more germs on the average tea towel than on a public lavatory seat.
|Nicey replies: Yep I noticed them. I thought it was all a bit, inappropriate and tragic really. If someone chooses to eat a chocolate biscuit then that is a personal matter for them. I wonder how many people have been persuaded to go through with it due to the message on the back.
Tea towels, perhaps they were designed specifically to smear a layer of germs on your tea cup. Tea has antiseptic properties and so anybody making it wrong would quickly succumb to terrible tea cup borne diseases, and be effectively removed from polite society. Loo seats were simply too unwieldily for germ smearing and broke too many tea cups in the process.
|Tim Hardy (Mrs Cheesman ?)
||Oooh Hello there its Mrs Cheeseman here and I thought I'd write to say what a lovely internet computer site you have here.I have been sitting down having tea for many years nows but I'm on my own now after Desmond died in 1974 from measles. In many ways it was a relief as he always insisted on teabags and rarely warmed the pot! I'm a fan of full flavoured looseleaf though not glengettie because its got welsh writing on it which I think is showing off and so I won't be buying that thankyou very much indeed. Anyway why i'm writing is; Whilst down the day centre where I help out on Wednesdays I'd just got a fresh copy of the peoples friend out and a steaming mug of an English blended Assam so I thought I 'd look in the Quality Street tin for a Nice or a malted milk. what I found there turned my stomach.|
There were a cross between a digestive and a chocolate chip biscuit. I don't know who makes them or who brought them but I thought I would just warn you and your lovely viewers. As it was I fed them all to Potato our Cairn terrier who is called that because he is fat and has no hair Any way lovely to speak to you and all the best
|Nicey replies: I believe you are referring to Cadbury's Jestives, made for them by the Horizon Biscuit company in Wirral no doubt.|
Your site is a wonderful source of information and amusement. One subject
that I can't find any mention of is the storage of biscuits. I am
particularly partial to McVities Chocolate Hobnobs and Chocolate Caramels,
but I find both of these to be far nicer when eaten directly from the fridge.
They are also less crumbly, and you can usually snap one in half with no
fuss or bother (unlike when they are at rom temperature).
Fridge-based storage also has the effect that the cold chocolate creates a
delicious melting sensation in the mouth.
What do you think?
Keep up the good work - and thanks for all the information. The biscuit
reviews are invaluable.
|Nicey replies: Jon,
Well, I think the taste is not so good if chocolate is chilled, but the texture change is certainly of interest. I imagine a chilled chocolate caramel would put up a bit of a fight. Of course I would advocate biscuit tins as the way forward on storage.