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“Mcvities chocolate digestives”

Written on: 13/04/2013

Absolutely gutted that Mcvities have changed their recipe, absolutely loved the old recipe and I will no longer be buying Mcvities as I really do think the supermarkets own brand taste better or at the very least, on the same par. The new biscuits taste oilier and less crunchy. Mcvities, what were you thinking?! You can add me to the list of lost customers. … Read Full Review

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“Burnt edges”

Written on: 07/04/2013 by newlgrays (1 review written)

I would like McVities to bake their Digestives a little longer so that they became burnt around the edges , some packs have nice burnt edges , other packs are wishy washy , even the packs that are a little burnt is not enough but otherwise they are my favourites and also the birds love them too !… Read Full Review

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“destroyed a favourite”

Written on: 27/03/2013

Extremely disappointed with the new recipe, biscuit tastes completely different, is smaller and has signific antly less chocolate. Mcvities you have made a huge mistake with your new recipe, please go back ti the tried and loved recipe of old. I will not be buying these biscuits again. Do not waste your money, may as well buy cheap supermarket own brand… Read Full Review

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“New Lo Fat Digestive”

Written on: 23/03/2013

An old favorite is now lo fat and tasteless, we will not be buying any more yet another victim of the FAT obsession. … Read Full Review

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“Snide biscuits”

Written on: 22/03/2013 by Smullen20 (1 review written)

I asked my wife why she bought snide chocolate biscuits and was surprised when she said they were McVities. They honestly tasted like one of the cheap brands and certainly not a premium biscuit you don't mind paying a bit more for and they're smaller. Time to look for a new chocolate biscuit that tastes like chocolate… Read Full Review

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“WHY!!....”

Written on: 06/03/2013 by Reeper (1 review written)

Why spoil the traditional well known, well loved McVities biscuit. Mcvities digestive choc biscuits have always been part of my family and friends upbringing. We will be boycotting mcvities in search of other brands. I'm sure they will notice a down turn in sales. Mcvities you have made a 'bad move'… Read Full Review

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“Why change something so good?”

Written on: 25/02/2013 by Norman123 (1 review written)

We have been eating McVitee digestives since childhood. We bought our last packet today. What on earth have they done to them? They are usually broken in the packet, they taste odd, almost a nasty back taste and they are nothing like the original biscuit. They had it right, now they have got it very wrong. What a shame. Another British institution gone… Read Full Review

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“Awesome”

Written on: 20/11/2012

Really good and has a lot of taste in it. The undisputed king of the large diameter biscuits, this is truly an iconic biscuit. Found in two main varieties, SweetMeal and WholeMeal, the digestive biscuit sets a standard for the whole biscuit world. Its satisfying nature make the biscuit eater consider how many to have at a time 1,2 or maybe 3. It's versatile providing the base for many more elaborate biscuits, (see Chocolate Caramels), and even chocolate covered biscuit bars such as the… Read Full Review

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“ Great British tea dunking biscuit is no longer!”

Written on: 20/09/2012 by Diginoo (1 review written)

I have been eating plain and chocolate digestives ever since I was a baby 40 years ago, although I cannot vouch for what they tasted like in the first 10 years of my life I do know that as a kid visiting my grandparents who brought tinned biscuits in Walthamstow London they never tasted as nice like Mcvities! Our family have noticed that Mcvities have not been the same lately - firstly you buy a packet and find that nearly half a dozen at each end of the packet are broken to a certain degree… Read Full Review

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Biran's Response to Diginoo's Review

Written on: 20/05/2013

I fully agree with this review, the number of broken biscuits in every pack is a disgrace. I will be looking around for something else now

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★★★★☆

“Nice Thick Crunchy Digestive”

Written on: 18/09/2012 by doenhelena (3 reviews written)

Happy buy, on offer so thought i'd change from usual brand and loved the dense, crunchier texture. Recommended… Read Full Review

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“Terrible”

Written on: 03/08/2012

They have ruined a perfectly good biscuit. Very crumbly, cannot dunk. Time to try the ownbrands… Read Full Review

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Disey345's Comment

Written on: 10/04/2013

Try Marks & Spencer digestives. Much superior, better flavour and best of all, don't fall apart so easily. I swtched last year after yet another package of biscuits in which the majority of the contents were broken. Would never willingly go back to McVities. Serves them right for changing the recipe!

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“So disappointed”

Written on: 16/07/2012

Thought Id purchased the wrong brand so had a re-check. Saw the comments online and find it hard to understand the logic behind this change. They might as well have discontinued the line and save themselves some pain. Will now try another brand as a last resort… Read Full Review

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“Good gone bad”

Written on: 02/07/2012 by Barbarajean (1 review written)

I have eaten McVities plain digestive biscuits for more than 60 years as my parents always bought these, a habit I continued. Our biscuit tin always contained a packet of McVities plan digestive. I thought I must have been imagining things when they began to taste different. I happened to mention this to someone else who said they too had wondered what was different. They are now oily, stick to your teeth and taste completely unpleasant. What on earth have you done? Why did change a… Read Full Review

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“dry”

Written on: 21/06/2012

These are nothing like I remember! Dry, crumbly, lacking in flavour. What the hell happened here? I used to love these, but no more.Have we been taken over again??… Read Full Review

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“McVities Digestives - Product Quality ”

Written on: 16/04/2012

As someone who has worked in the food industry getting on for 20 years, and for some of the UK's biggest brands, I cannot believe that the McVities Brand Team have allowed the current biscuit into the Supermarkets. The reduction in fat levels has reduced it to a fragile pile of crumbled mess that can only be damaging to this (previously) great brand. I've just thrown away approx. 30% of a newly opened packet - and this isn't the first time. Someone at McVities need to take action before… Read Full Review

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Miriamstewarttaylor's Comment

Written on: 30/12/2012

What a disappointment it all is, A calamity! These biscuits were a part of life, I could not believe it would change, I thought it must be me, So I keep buying them, Then thinking we must be getting old stock down here Downunder, I have a freezer full of packets with just one out of them,
Crikey they are just nasty, A substitute for the most excellent tea biscuit ever conceived ,I think Not! , yes they should change the packet! these are not McVities Digestives,as we know them. They are crumb rounds for a bland cheesecake base.

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“Very Good”

Written on: 25/01/2012 by lalalalala (1 review written)

I have been buying mcvities biscuits for years now, and have never had any problems with packaging of condition of the biscuits on purchase. I have however noticed that the price of mcvities biscuits is increasing, which tends to make people go for the cheaper 'non-branded' products. As a long-term customer i will be staying loyal to mcvities, as long as the price stays affordable i have no complaints!… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to lalalalala's Review

Written on: 05/06/2012

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“I've just phoned McVities customer care line to report...”

Written on: 28/02/2011

I've just phoned McVities customer care line to report the following problems with their product - (and also referred them to this web page) -

What on earth has happened with McVities plain digestive biscuits?

For several months I have been finding higher and higher proportions of broken biscuits in packets. At first I put this down to the idiots the local shops employ as shelf stackers. However, packets bought more recently from large retailers have been just the same and this weekend was… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 23/02/2012

yes i agree, infact i have to throw away about 6 or seven biscuits because they are crumbs. great for mc vities, not so great for me... this has been happening more and more over the last 6 months.

is it a mc vities plan to sell more packets.

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“I say boycott the biscuits altogether until McVities...”

Written on: 31/12/2010 by Johnehart (1 review written)

I say boycott the biscuits altogether until McVities listen. I have been eating and enjoying them until now for the past 20 years and have found the quality and taste steadily declining. I have sent my wife half mad asking her to shop at different outlets in an effort to find any of good quality. I have found that they vary in texture and colour, appear only half baked at times, and many are so broken i just feed them to the birds. As a child I used to buy broken biscuits for two pence - now I… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to Johnehart's Review

Written on: 29/03/2012

I agree, just don't buy them until they revert to the old recipe. The company is just covering their backsides because of "anti-fat" pressure groups when they say they are only reacting to customer's demands.

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“ Iam a McVities Digestive eater I eat two to three...”

Written on: 30/08/2010

Iam a McVities Digestive eater I eat two to three 500g packets a week.Thats the only biscuits I eat and have been eating them for the past 7years.I bought two packets last Monday from a reputable supermarket and the Biscuits were soft and broken the two packets and I tipped them in the bin. Iam that person who doesnot like eating broken biscuits.I was very disappointed. How does guarrantee that the packets they are buying are not broken and soft as I dont want a repeat of it. I live 10 miles… Read Full Review

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“After eating delicious McVities Digestive biscuits all...”

Written on: 08/08/2010

After eating delicious McVities Digestive biscuits all my life I can now only buy "New lowest Ever saturated fats-same Delicious Taste".....Wrong! The Trades Descriptions Act could be invoked here. They taste like a cross between longer baked Dog biscuits and ships Hard Tack. Where is the smooth, gently crumbing , rich tasting dunking biscuit of old? Blow the "Diet Police"--bring back all the lovely fats that made them so delicious PLEASE… Read Full Review

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