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Waitrose Essentials Plain Chocolate Digestives

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      17.02.2011 16:58
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      The best chocolate digestives I have ever eaten!

      Plain chocolate digestives used to be my favourite type of biscuit, but I had become fairly disenchanted with them recently, often finding them disappointing. When I was in Waitrose, I was deliberating in the biscuit aisle as usual - there is almost too much choice available in supermarkets, and it always takes me ages to decide which type of biscuits I feel like - when I decided to try the Essentials digestives, reasonably priced at £1.08 for a 400g packet, which is considerably cheaper than the branded equivalent.

      The 'Essentials' range is Waitrose's answer to the Tesco Value or Sainsbury's Basics type of line, and I have found the products, whilst not nearly as cheap as Tesco Value etc., to be of very good quality.

      The biscuits are presented in a white plastic packet, with an illustration of the biscuits, and the product name in an elegant typeface. It is worth mentoning that the biscuits are suitable for vegetarians. Digestive biscuits often used to contain gelatine, but it seems like that is no longer a common ingredient.

      Although if I am eating chocolate on its own, I much prefer milk chocolate, on digestive biscuits I feel that plain chocolate is much more enjoyable, as milk chocolate on top of a sweet biscuit can be slightly cloying.

      I tried the first biscuit alongside a cup of tea, as I feel that is the perfect combination. I was very pleased with the texture and taste of the biscuit. It was nicely crunchy. I have had some digestive biscuits that taste stale as soon as they come out of the packet. The flavour was much nicer than any digestive biscuit that I have had for years. There was a nice malty, complex taste to it - not too sweet, and not too salty. The chocolate was also good quality.

      The packet of biscuits disappeared rather quickly, because they were so nice. When I tried a different brand afterwards, thinking that perhaps all digestives were this nice and I had been under a misapprehension, I was disappointed - they were nowhere near as nice as the Waitrose Essentials type. I will definitely buy these again, and I feel that they are are far superior to any other brand I have tried!


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