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“In reply to the previous reviewers comments, McVities...”

Written on: 24/06/2010

In reply to the previous reviewers comments, McVities have reduced the fat content of their digestive biscuits and in my opinion this has reduced the taste and made them much more fragile. This is the second fat reduction in two years but I think it is a mistake. They already produce a "light" version so why not give consumers the choice and bring back the old recipe… Read Full Review

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Martinbearton's Comment

Written on: 23/07/2010

I found this review very helpful because... it mirrors my exact views.
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<br/>McVities seem obsessive about FAT in their products. These are treat foods not staples. This is all unfortunately part of our overly controlling society, in our thoughts and our food. The pleasure has been 'healthed' out of their products, I never by them at all anymore and by luxury treats that still contain proper ingredients, such as fat and flavour !!!
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<br/>Eventually we will be living in a world where we consume a government controlled diet of news religion thoughts and foods. Role on 1984.
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Guest's Comment

Written on: 10/02/2012

they have no choice. In this day and age, peopel are health concerned. The united states spend the most int he world on health care and yet has the highest rate of noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular health diseases. Consumers are always told to compare nutrition fact tables and go for the lowest fat, lowest cholesterol, lowest calories etc. I think mcvities is willing to sacrifice the taste for a bigger fan base. If you compare many simliar crackers side by side, and mcvities digestive crackers are so much higher in all the "nutrients to limit", they are definitely going to plummet in sales and loose a large potential customer base.

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Johnlcroft's Comment

Written on: 27/11/2010

The reduced fat content in McVities Digestives is not driven solely by health concerns. You can bet they have a laboratory working on making the biscuits cheaper to produce using substitute ingredients whilst monitoring taste with a panel of "experts". The price hasn't gone down so profits have probably gone up, meanwhile the biscuits aren't as good, taste off even when freshly opened and don't keep once opened. Shame on them.

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“We have been passionate consumers of McVitie's...”

Written on: 27/03/2010

We have been passionate consumers of McVitie's Digestive biscuits for years. Our house is seldom without a couple of packs (we always buy the twin pack). However, over recent months we have become concerned and disappointed by the high breakage level. Almost always, it seems nowadays, the first and last biscuit is broken - sometimes shattered - and frequently some further biscuits are damaged at the edges. Does anyone know why? Different packaging machinery? Less outer protection? Or more… Read Full Review

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“I was a big fan of Mcvities Digestivies until they...”

Written on: 28/02/2010

I was a big fan of Mcvities Digestivies until they decided to make the 'new lower saturated fat' version. I am all for healthy eating but not when it takes something away from the taste. The new version tastes abit like babies' biscuits, it's still crumbly but lost that full oaty/wheaty flavour, tastes too milky. Since the lower cal version exists anyway, please bring back the original for those of us who don't mind saturated fats every now and then!… Read Full Review

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“they are simply delicious and very helpful with...”

Written on: 01/02/2010 by Janka (1 review written)

they are simply delicious and very helpful with digestion.Thank you very much for making and selling them.They helped me with my problems.I am so grateful!!!!!!!!! At the moment I am living in New Zealand and I was so happy to find them in the supermarket.Thank you!!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“McVities Digestive are the best biscuits ever, the...”

Written on: 02/09/2009

McVities Digestive are the best biscuits ever, the texture and the flavor are superb. they are somewhat fragile but they are the best… Read Full Review

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“As aforementioned McVities Digestive Biscuits are...”

Written on: 02/06/2009

As aforementioned McVities Digestive Biscuits are wonderful with tea...also good with cheese, jam, ham, any sweet or savory topping really! Not too sweet , just perfect for anytime of the day or night. Does anyone know how good they are for you though health wise? i eat at least 5 - 6 a day… Read Full Review

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“McVities Digestives are the best biscuits in the...”

Written on: 14/01/2009 by ServiceFinder (10 reviews written)

McVities Digestives are the best biscuits in the world. Hob nobs are good, but a chocolate digestive just does it.

They work equally well with Tea or Coffee, or as a odd treat. But it is really in conjunction with the aforementioned beverages that this biscuit comes into its own.

Also you occasionally get offers (bogof or 1/2 price) on these in various food outlets.


Sublime! one of the best reasons to stick to the UK!… Read Full Review

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“Once you have one you will find yourself devouring the...”

Written on: 18/03/2008

Once you have one you will find yourself devouring the entire packet in one fell swoop. If I were to describe it to someone who had never eaten one it would be as Gods own biscuit… Read Full Review

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“everyone seems to like them!!”

Written on: 04/02/2008 by chez18 (172 reviews written)

everyone seems to like them!!… Read Full Review

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“Overall, a good choice. McVities Digestive Biscuits...”

Written on: 19/10/2007 by golddust1000 (6 reviews written)

Overall, a good choice. McVities Digestive Biscuits are a trusted brand. However, the biscuits lack taste… Read Full Review

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Yellowtimechris's Response to golddust1000's Review

Written on: 21/10/2007

McVities chocolate digestives have a great taste.

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Max Cady's Response to golddust1000's Review

Written on: 21/10/2007

I found this review unhelpful......

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“Is there anything more comforting than a McVities...”

Written on: 05/06/2006 by raehippychick (28 reviews written)

Is there anything more comforting than a McVities chocolate digestive? Now that the stunning summer is over (ahem!) and the days are drawing in, the nights get colder and darker, and I find myself craving comfort food. I love the food of my childhood; warm, cheap and cheerful with the occasional treat. I remember that our bedtimes were very comforting; a bath, a bowl of cereal and then a mug of warm milk with two biscuits while mum read us a story. This ritual was always made extra special if we… Read Full Review

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Jonathan Kelly's Response to raehippychick's Review

Written on: 28/07/2006

I can also digest a Digestive here are some thoughts of my own! Seen as the most boring of biscuits by some along with the Rich Tea if not covered with chocolate they would go stale in the cupboard when I was young. Chocolate Digestive they would go down in one. These biscuits cost pennies every one sells them even the corner shop. I have always found a cup of tea or coffee is needed to eat a Digestive called a sweet meal on the biscuit itself.
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<br/>Pull here tab opens the pack of biscuits successfully any one can do this no struggling as we used to do in the old days to undo the top stuck down with glue.
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<br/>Round about 3 inches 7 cm in diameter brown in colour. They must be eaten fresh a day or two later they will go soggy. Crumbly and boring just a plain biscuit needs cheese or better still butter and cheese.
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<br/>These biscuits make a good biscuit base for a cheesecake. Also good for the base of a lemon Meringue pie and for chocolate tarts.

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to raehippychick's Review

Written on: 15/02/2007

A brilliant review. McVities Digestives are arguably the most underrated biscuit in the UK. Great work!

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“Mcvities marketing strategies need to be suggestive...”

Written on: 29/10/2005 by mcsavoiur (1 review written)

Mcvities marketing strategies need to be suggestive with a chocolate digestive! Give it the crumbs up! The three d's - delicious, defined, and delightful, and retail it at 15p as an introductory offer. Don't take my word for it, try it!… Read Full Review

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393014_Makosharrk's Response to mcsavoiur's Review

Written on: 18/08/2008

My sisters and I live in the U.S. and we have loved this biscuit since our childhood living in the U.K. However, it is so expensive here. Is there any way of getting a box sent directly to my home of domicile here in the States? I say this because each of our household eat a package a week. I personally eat two. They are great during breaks and of course our tea time.

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“Mcvities Digestive Biscuits are awesome dipped in some...”

Written on: 22/06/2005 by tunasushi (1 review written)

Mcvities Digestive Biscuits are awesome dipped in some hot coffee… Read Full Review

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“Please endavour to make ways through which we can...”

Written on: 04/08/2004 by bymvyc (1 review written)

Please endavour to make ways through which we can purchase Mcvities Digestives in Mt Pleasant Michigan. Once again all your products are the best. And In case you 'd like me to market the product here in Michigan that would be awesome!!!!!!!
But most importantly we need Mcvities here in Michigan, too… Read Full Review

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