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|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.|
|Martin De Saulles
Perhaps you can help. My brother and I were talking about great biscuits from the past and he mentioned the Barmouth biscuit. We remember it as having quite a large diameter, rather thin and with a buttery taste. Sadly we have been unable to track any down - do they still exist and, if so, where might we find some?
Keep up the good work.
|Nicey replies: Your the second person to mention them to me recently. I have to say I've never had one. Its been a while since we had a good old fashioned biscuit quest so lets start one for the Barmouth.|
||Sorry nicey, but I like nice biscuits. They're from Nice in France (pronounced NEICE)|
Pink wafers, however are truly the spawn of satan.I remember when I was a cub scout, doing the bob-a-job & crappy stuff for the church, every church function our group was involved in had the terrible shitty pink things that nobody took (as well as orange Creams - Vile!). so why the hell does every
church fayre / bazaar / jumble sale have these hades based snack?
However I think you need to put a little icon for Cream bicuits, Ie Gypsy Creams (what Richard Whitely from countdown keeps going on about) which are more a coffee biscuit than tea, a viable alternative to Malted milk or Morning Coffee bickies.
Does anyone know a spaniosh biscuit called "Marie Lu"? They're well nice, with a taste almost like custard! Wierd, but ultimately satisfying.
|Nicey replies: Glen,
Someone out there has to like Nice biscuits, or they wouldn't make them, so we'll assume its you till I hear otherwise.
Thanks for the icon suggestion, it sounds sensible and well considered.