Product Type: McVitie's Snacks
Newest Review: ... to kid yourself then you could easily fall into the trap of thinking that the McVities light digestive biscuits contain far less calories... more
Light and Lovely.
Mcvites Light Digestives
Member Name: Emmald
Mcvites Light Digestives
Advantages: Low fat content but never the less still delicious.
Disadvantages: None at all.
When you have a sweet tooth it is extremely difficult to just ignore it, I find that I just have to dig into the cupboard and find something to satisfy those cravings.
No matter where you go you are confronted with the words low fat, less sugar, no added this and that, as if that is meant to make you feel any better about the fact that you have just devoured a half a packet of low fat biccies.Many of my friends love the Go Ahead range but I don't find them very appealing.
I love digestive biscuits, the nutty McVities digestive biscuits are marvellous dunker's, they are gorgeous with a hunk of cheese and I find that they are quite filling.
In our local Farmfood's store I spotted the packets of McVities Light digestive biscuits and decided that they merited a trial run.
If you wanted to kid yourself then you could easily fall into the trap of thinking that the McVities light digestive biscuits contain far less calories than the originals but that is not the case. Each of the Mcvities light digestive biscuits contains 65 calories and this is just 5 calories less than the conventional digestive.
The packaging is littered with `come hither` words, for example the biscuits contain 30% less fat , they contain 70% wholemeal and wheat goodness , they are a great source of fibre ( and we all know how vital that is ), McVities have added no artificial colours or flavours and last but not least they contain no hydrogenated vegetable oil.
I think that the main issue that McVities are trying to point out is that the digestives are low in fat.
The low fat digestive biscuits look more or less exactly the same as the traditional McVities digestive but I would say that because they contain less fat the texture of the biscuit has been changed slightly. I also find that they do lack the amount of `nuttiness` that the originals contain although they are still well browned.
I find that the low fat digestives are marginally `crunchier`, when you break them in half they snap more so than crumble and I liked that. The low fat biscuits still dunk well but I would far rather save them to eat along with some cheese. They make the perfect partner for a slice of mature cheddar cheese.
I think that McVities are indeed trying to create a biscuit that you can enjoy without feeling riddled with guilt, we only have to take a good look at the information on the wrapper to see that the company have worked hard to modify the original digestive recipe.
If anything I maybe prefer the low fat variety, they are still sweet and they can satisfy my sugar craving but the added `crunch` is pleasing.
Digestive biscuits are quite versatile, I also like them just spread with butter or butter and jam. The biscuits make a good base for cheesecakes and Millionaires Shortbread.
I realise that Mcvities intended this biscuit to be a healthier version so it would be rather unkind to use it as a cheesecake base !
McVities say that they have introduced the low fat biscuits for those of us who would like to try to eat a far healthier diet and all of the ingredients point in the right direction.
McVities have managed to create that biscuit without losing any of the taste of the conventional digestive and as such they should be praised for their efforts.
If the choice was mine I would buy the McVities milk chocolate digestives all of the time but they are reserved for special occasions!
Summary: Great with a hunk of cheese.