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McVities Digestive Cream Review
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I would like to add my two penneth to the comments regarding the Digestive Cream.
My first memory of any biscuit/beverage combination dates back to my first years at nursery school, wayyyyyy back in the last century, well 1969/70. My time spent at nursery was made all the better for the break-time when free, small bottles of milk (plus straw) were dispensed by the ruddy-cheeked, thick-forearmed dinner ladies (part-time angels) who inhabited my nursery school in Manchester. We were allowed to partake of a Digestive Cream (I can only presume it was a McVities) to accompany our cold milk. The unaccompanied milk was unpalatable to my junior taste-buds, however when it was combined with the creamy, sugar-sweet filling and savoury package that is the mighty Digestive the whole concoction exploded into my developing senses of both smell and taste and left a cast-iron imprint that shall stay with me forever (and left any future milk experience an unremitting disappointment). I have to state the obvious here, that this whole story is based on the experience of a 4-5 year old, whose appreciation of the finer elements of the biscuit/beverage experience was very undeveloped, and at that age I would seek out the sweetest tastes with all of the tenacity of
the fattest of honey-bees. Unlike your guest reviewer I had no issues regarding the size of the biscuit - in the hands of this 5 year old the biscuit was more than ample, nor was the size of the packet of any concern (I was unaware that they came in packets - they appeared on the plate with no evidence of a packet …… to have discovered a whole packet at that age would surely have caused me to overdose, pack the whole nursery-thing in and devote my life to the consumption of greater and greater quantities of Digestive Creams. I also understand (now) that there is a big difference between the DG/milk combination and the DG/tea combination but I have to admit to enjoying both.
After 2 years at nursery my family moved and the DC was physically lost but the memories of it were burned into my very soul. In fact it wasn’t until 4 years ago whilst at work that someone opened a biscuit assortment (Burtons?) and I spied something resembling the DC. I selected the biscuit and with trembling hands raised it to my nose because I knew that my nose would immediately tell me if my suspicions were true. I was immediately transported back to the heady days of 1969/70 when I last indulged in the DC. Shortly afterwards I was able to get hold of them by the packet as ASDA had some of their own-brand DC’s on the shelves but this only lasted for 7 months after which they were no longer to be found.
I have been without the DC experience for 3 years and can definitely say that I am not a better person for it, but I live in hope and know that one-day they will reappear in my life and all will be good once again.
|Nicey replies: Who needs regression hypnotherapy when there are ASDA own label biscuits to be had.
Long time no speak. I can inform your reader Emma that the toffee pop is to be found alive and well in my local Spar, do they have Spar's in Taiwan?? I still buy them regularly, partly because they're great and partly because you get a miserly 8 in a pack so frequent purchases are inevitably necessary.
||My husband and I were reminiscing about a rather natty little biscuit called a toffee pop. Quite small, round and packaged in a similar fashion to a jammy dodgem, they were made up of a biscuity base, an absolutely MENTAL toffee filling and a chocolate topping. Quite awesome and super after an afternoon at the Bristol North Baths.|
We are currently living in Taiwan and therefore unable to conduct a proper search, but are anxious to know whether they can still be found.
|Nicey replies: Well they were made by Burton's but I haven't seen any in ages, 3 to 4 years I think. As you say they were a very close cousin of the Jammie Dodger, and yet another of those 'glam rock' sort of biscuits that Burton's are the undisputed masters of.
Its so happens that there is one place in the world where the Toffee Pop still makes a decent living and that is New Zealand. The NZ biscuit bakers Griffins produce them and there is also a white chocolate variant called the Snow Toffee pop. Biscuit Hunter Hazel brought me back a pack of the little know Snow Toffee pops but they are in fairly bad shape having been round most of the antipodes in a rucksack. I managed to get hold of the Milk Chocolate variety on Monday in the NZ shop in Covent Garden.
I wonder if you remember a biscuit called, I think, the Misbit? It was round, had irregular shaped holes and a slight cornflake taste. It might have been made by McVities, and I seem to remember it being around at much the same time as the Jasper. I'd be grateful for any news.
Thank you for your excellent website.
|Nicey replies: Nope.|
||While on a trip to Atlanta recently, part of the inflight menu included some gorgeous crunchy oat biscuits with a hint of coconut – these were called Country Oat Crunch. When I got back to the UK, I decided to look up their website to see where our nearest distributor was only to find, with crushing disappointment, that they only receive trade enquiries – I like biscuits but not enough to order thousands of the same variety in one go. Have you heard of these biscuits at all and do you know how I can get round the trade problem and get my own supply?|
With kindest regards
|Nicey replies: I been told that Great Western Trains out of Paddington station carry Patersons biscuits possibly under their Bronte brand. This is the sort of place where these biscuits will turn up, however, you will be paying a premium for something supplied in this way. May be you should try a packet of Anzac biscuits from Sainburys in the meantime.|