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McVitie's Milk Chocolate and Orange Digestive Review
A dull trip to somerfield was enlivened no end with the discovery of mint chocolate digestives! I didn't know such a thing existed, and the hubby and I had no trouble seeing off an entire packet in the lull between getting home and having dinner. They were reminiscent of Viscounts, which I am very fond of but can't eat without hearing my mother's disapproving tone. I haven't tried the orange digestives but didn't like the caramel ones at all. Mint ones, however, rock! Are they limited edition or likely to stick around a while?
Regards as ever,
|Nicey replies: Hello Rachael,
Yes I mentioned them at the end of the last newsletter, they were announced back in April but have only just hit the shops. Something about the Mint ones makes them seem much more fully realised to me than the Orange ones. They have that certain indefinable air of maturity which I felt was lacking from the Orange digestives, which seemed experimental by comparison. The Mint ones seem to have a much more substantial texture to their digestive and as you say the mint flavour is excellently executed. I must check back with the Orange ones again to see if their digestive has changed from the very early versions I tried.
The good news is that Mint Chocolate Digestives look to be a permanent addition to the range.
I read your reply to feedback from Melanie about Saltines and your subsequent suggestion to try matzah (pl. matzot or matzos), and the fact they taste ‘grim’. Jewish people traditionally eat matzah at Passover – it is known as ‘the bread of affliction’!
You make matzah less afflicting by spreading soften butter and homemade jam on it! Beware though, this will surely bung on the calories no end!
Incidentally I would like to recommend the Rakusen kosher Digestive biccie (available plain and in choccy variants), it tastes great, dunks well, and even goes well with a little cream cheese on top!
|Nicey replies: Indeed, a liberal coating of butter and jam is going to perk most things up, including a cardboard box. I thought that her diet may we'll preclude spreading butter and jam all over anything a bit unappetising she may be required to eat.
Mind you maybe there is indeed a new wonder diet lurking in there. The 'Butter and Jam' diet where you can eat only unpleasant and nasty stuff but you are allowed to smoother it in butter and jam.
||After searching a long time on Google to find out what the UK equivelant is for a Saltine Cracker for my diet (too many bickies!), and I found you. Talking about these biscuits does not help my enthusiasm for loosing weight. Thank heavens that its only for 3 days. |
But my main problem at the moment is finding the UK Saltine cracker.
Please, could someone help me?
|Nicey replies: I don't know so why not try Matzo crackers. Somebody once recommended them to us so we tried some a few weeks back. They are shaped like as enormous squares, and made from rapidly baked simple flour and water dough. Even so I was surprised by how grim they were. You should have no trouble at all not eating too many of those, you may even be tempted by the box they come in as a tasty and low carb alternative.|
||Dear Nicey, Wifey and Junior members of staff,|
I’m scared, no I’m scarred – in fact I’m both, and it is all your fault!
WHITE CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVES!
This development is not just wrong it is a catastrophe that could bring about the destruction of Western tea and biscuit civilisation as we know it! My Monday had been positively productive up to this point, now it is ruined and looks to set the tone for the rest of the week. I had to this point no knowledge of the evil about to emanate from McVities, I thought that Christmas would arrive as ever in the middle of October with your usual Foxes selections and Rover favourites, and yes maybe even a cheeky little brandy snap to add a certain frission to proceedings.
But this! This is just wrong! White Chocolate Oranges are wrong! White chocolate maltesers are wrong! In fact the only white chocolate thing that is not wrong is a Milky Bar, and then it is pushing its luck.
With your connections and considerable clout in the biscuit world could you see your way clear to maybe having some sort of support group set up as I am not sure I will be able to cope with this development alone?
I am going to have a nice sit down in a darkened room now. I feel ever so slightly violated by this whole affair.
All the best,
|Nicey replies: So that's a 'no' vote then.
Fox's Brandysnaps Review
|Hi Nicey, Wifey and Younger Members of Staff|
Mmmm, brandysnaps.....I made an interesting discovery last Christmas. As you say, these snaps are very fragile, and trying to introduce anything into their cavity is fraught with danger. But fear not, all is not lost. If you buy one of those aerosol cans of squirty cream, you can inject cream all the way through (maybe approaching from one end at a a time if you're feeling a little nervous at the thought of creaming the entire kitchen) and Hey Presto, cream filled Brandy Snaps! Of course, they have to be eaten IMMEDIATELY, because that squirty stuff goes liquid very quickly, so there isn't really a chance to share them with anyone, and anyway, eating them can be a slightly messy event so you would really rather not have anyone else around anyway. Delish!
All the best, keep up the good work,
|Nicey replies: You can get squirty Brandy Butter cream too, but perhaps such a combination is actually fatal, hence the Raspberry to just take the edge off.|