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I came across your site about a month and a half ago and found it quite interesting and amusing. You see, I’m American and we usually don’t make such a fuss over cookies, biscuits or what-have-you. Well, I was shopping the other day and came across a box of HobNobs and put it in my cart. A little further down the isle was a box that said ‘Original Chocolate Digestives’ It wasn’t McVities but a Spanish label, anyway, into the cart it went (must have been the Spanish manufacturer since the biscuits were stamped “McVities”). Suffice it to say that I now understand exactly what you are talking about. These were by far the best biscuits I have ever eaten (I’ll call them biscuits even though I know better). I thought that I would get some oatmeal type dry biscuit that would have to be drowned in coffee or milk to enjoy, but quite the contrary they are absolutely delicious dry out of the box. Kudos to you and your website for turning me on to a new taste sensation and a newfound respect for British baking prowess.
|Nicey replies: United Biscuits have a acquired a lot of Spanish bakeries in the last few years which explains why Digestives are now turning up in Spain. McVities Chocolate Digestives are the biggest selling biscuit in the UK so its probably a good plan to try and get the rest the world eating them. Who knows one day they might even catch up with Oreo.
Maybe someday we'll even see reciprocal 'biscuit cruises' from the continent to balance out our 'booze cruises' to it. Probably not.
|The inventor of the Hob Nob is my favourite chap,|
His crunchy, choccy, bicky put McVities on the map.
I love them with my morning tea,
So does my better half.
As we dunk our Hob Nobs,
We tend to have a laugh.
Nice ! Is inadequate, to sum up how we feel.
We'd have to say "unbeatable" , "our favourite mini meal."
From where the name of "Hob Nob" came, we sadly do not know.
But somehow it encapsulates that magic biscuit so!
So let's raise a mug of Earl Grey Tea
To that McVitie chap
Who's sudden inspiration,
Put Hob Nobs in our lap.
Aged 40 1/2
|Nicey replies: Well done.
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