Product Type: McVitie's Chocolate
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McVities Digestives (no chocolate)
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
McVities Digestives (no chocolate)
Advantages: Lovely taste - Good quality..
Disadvantages: None for me.
I do love a biccy with my hot cuppa and I find that biscuits without chocolate are often preferable, especially when I have a hot cuppa in the morning and I feel my sweet tooth has not quite 'woken up'!
My husband recently brought in a couple of packets of biscuits, one of which was a 300g packet of Digestives from the well known McVities brand.
The packaging is fairly uninspiring, I must admit. Comprising of a red-coloured package, the usual McVities branding appears along the top of the package in the usual colours of blue and yellow. It is fair to say that the package has a slightly 'retro' look to it, but I feel it is quite eye-catching thanks to the bold and bright colours used to be fair.
The package of biscuits that I have is a rather petite 300g in size and this cost us £1.19, according to the price that is printed along the edge of the package. I can't say that I find this price to be particularly good value for money, particularly when this is compared to other brands of digestive biscuit that I buy regularly. In saying that however, I would say that the McVities brand is a rather premium brand in my opinion.
The biscuits themselves are a circular shape and are quite flat. They are a medium brown colour and have some little holes dotted over the top surface. The McVities brand name is embossed in the centre of each biscuit too, like a little trademark of sorts.
The biscuits have a delicious 'crunch' to them and this is noticeable even when one is snapped in half, which I often do to enable my biscuit to fit into my large coffee or tea cup easily. The crunch (or snap, if you prefer) is quite audible and does give the impression of the biscuit being wonderfully crisp.
That is not to say that the biscuits are brittle at all, nor are they so robust that you have to really bite down on their hard surface. Instead, the consistency is rather more soft than this, being reminiscent of a shortcake biscuit perhaps, and I find this is extremely enjoyable, with the delicious consistency making the biscuits seem rather morish!
The taste is quite sweet, although not overly so that may make the digestive biscuits seem sickly or overly sweet. Instead, the sweetness sits alongside a slightly malt-like savoury flavour, being similar perhaps to a malt-flavoured drink? Whatever this flavour is, it is extremely delicious and in particular, when the biscuits are enjoyed alongside a hot cup of tea I find them to be extremely tasty and quite delicious.
I do regularly enjoy 'dunking' my biscuit into my hot cuppa and I find the McVities Digestives are more than capable of enduring this practice. They will often disintegrate if I have chosen to dunk my biscuit several times, but this is something I have found is often the case with other biscuits, so no points off for this from me.
Another way I regularly enjoy eating my digestive biscuits is to have them spread with a small scraping of fresh butter. I find this makes the biscuits slightly more savoury and I do this with any brand of digestive biscuits that I have in my larder at home. I have found the McVities biscuits cope well with having a little butter spread over its surface and they are not overly fragile which would probably see them snapping in two during the spreading process.
The nutritional information on the side of the packaging informs me that each biscuit contains 71 kcal and 3.1g of fat which seems quite high, but of course most biscuits are rich in calories and fat content. On the plus side, I can see from the packaging that the biscuits contain "70% wheat & wholemeal" and they contain "No artificial colours or flavours" as well as "No hydrogenated vegetable oil."
The biscuits are suitable for vegetarians, but they do contain milk and gluten so consumers with certain food allergies would need to give these a miss, unfortunately!
The package of McVities Digestive biscuits is available to buy from all good grocery stores, as well as most supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda. You can expect to pay around £1.20 for a 500g package of the biscuits, which offers better value than the smaller package that was purchased from my local corner shop. In addition, the biscuits are often subject to promotional offers and the cost of the 500g pack as @ the time of writing (November 2012) is only £1 in Tesco.
I would recommend the McVities Digestive biscuits and have thoroughly enjoyed eating them with my hot cuppa in recent weeks. I have nothing negative to report and feel they deserve full marks in the product rating score, as a result.
Summary: Delicious biscuits from McVities.. yum!