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★★☆☆☆

“Not what they used to be !”

Written on: 07/01/2016 by IsaacBowman145 (1 review written)

Since they changed the recipe McVities have struggled with quality. To me it seems they have to under bake them so they do not get the biscuits too brittle. They have lost their toasted flavour, taste of undercooked flour and look horrible and pale. A great British biscuit ruined by food technologists!!!… Read Full Review

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“Why change a winning formula?”

Written on: 13/12/2015 by 392Thorpe (1 review written)

In these straitened times you could almost (almost) accept a reduction in size so that the company could boosts its profits (though this is still a surprise with inflation near zero! But the worst "crime" is changing the taste and texture. For decades I have eaten Digestives and, up until now, they were my standard breakfast. No more! The taste has been removed and they melt and slither across the tongue with no pleasurable sensation whatsoever. Until I see an advertising campaign… Read Full Review

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“Disgusting”

Written on: 04/10/2015 by Sloanea128 (1 review written)

What have they done to digestives they have no taste. I have enjoyed these biscuits for years but will not be buying them again until they go back to original taste. Why do we have to put up with people telling us what to eat. I wish they would just leave things alone why change things if people enjoy it surely we can decide for ourselfs if we want to eat low fat food… Read Full Review

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“Disgusting!!!!”

Written on: 24/08/2015 by Meganf43 (1 review written)

OK is absolutely desperate for something to eat and there's nothing else available eg dry bread. Otherwise, they're dry, hard, dull and tasteless. Certainly don't make your mouth water just dry it up. I've tried about four packets this year but each time threw half the pack away. Therefore, I will not be buying anymore, which is a shame as I've bought McVities Digestives for decades… Read Full Review

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“Digestive Tasties - Not”

Written on: 03/08/2015 by IvySharpe (1 review written)

First thing you notice is the size, much smaller than the cheaper options I have been buying. Tasted that bad I checked the date on pack to make sure ok. Birds don't seem to mind them though. Avoid… Read Full Review

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“what have they done”

Written on: 29/07/2015 by ktMcLaughlin471 (1 review written)

i used to love the choc digestive, but they are now disgusting, no tastse to them what so ever, they are hard and not crumbly like they used to be with a very thin layer of chocalate on the top, the digestives from the likes of asda, tesco, lidi and other stores makes are far better now than the rubbish that macvities are selling at an over inflated price for rubbish they are selling under the brand name, i will no longer be buying them, as for them stating they have gone back to old recipes, i… Read Full Review

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“Can't believe it's a Mcvities digestive!”

Written on: 06/07/2015 by 333Walker (1 review written)

I haven't bought these biscuits in quite a while but they are my favourite treat.So disappointed to find that they are now thinner,harder and much less tasty than before.All of the crumbliness has disappeared as if the biscuit dough has been overworked. The flavour and texture is more like a rich tea biscuit than a lovely rich digestive. A fantastic biscuit ruined… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Fabric of society crumbled”

Written on: 21/04/2015 by Whitemill (1 review written)

Sorry, but McVities digestives are no longer the tasty, buttery, flavoursome and crumbly biscuits they once were. As hard as I try to convince myself they are still the best biscuit, sadly I have to resign myself to the facts, they have lost the crown and they now lie amongst the also-rans. They tasteless and for what it is worth Mcvities, I will not be buying them until you go back to how they once were… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Not much flavor”

Written on: 19/04/2015 by Isisx176 (1 review written)

I recently tried a box of McVities Digestives for the first time. I've been buying Burton's Digestives for some time now and the Mcvities didn't come close to being as good. They were bland and had considerably less flavor, and the texture wasn't as nice. Just to be certain I then did a side-by side comparison by dunking both varieties in the same cup of tea, and there was no question that the Burton's were much better… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Great biscuit ruined.”

Written on: 22/03/2015

I just spoke to someone on the customer line at McVities and they said that they had returned to the original recipe from the one that came out about 5 or 6 years ago, due to the complaints about them breaking. No way is this the original recipe. These biscuits are dry, thinner than before, tasteless and hard. The originals were wheaty, buttery, darker in colour, crumbly and tasted great! These are more like Rich Tea or dog biscuits. Will not be buying any more… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Beautiful biscuits ruined”

Written on: 10/09/2014 by chepstow1 (1 review written)

Old McVities Digestives: Sweet, crumbly, buttery, golden, thick. Maximum dunking time - 3 seconds. New McVities Digestives: Hard, pale, greasy, like cardboard but more expensive. Maximum dunking time - hours. Possibly waterproof. Urghh. McVities have turned their flagship biscuit into a parody of itself - like if when you bought "digestible" biscuits as a student. There must now be a market for someone to sell proper digestive biscuits? … Read Full Review

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“slimey no flavour”

Written on: 15/07/2014 by CarmeloChavez57 (1 review written)

Cant believe how awful these taste now . Gutted . Wont be buying again… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“MMMMMM.. the best!!!”

Written on: 12/07/2014 by tdMcGrath148 (1 review written)

Thank you very much for sending this cockies to Croatia!!! Every day and every morning for breakfast they are making my day happy!!!!! I would like ti visit the factory one day to see how are they made. My boyfriend also started to eat them becouse of me. Thank you once more for making me happy!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“bland and tasteless”

Written on: 02/07/2014 by Templeton60 (1 review written)

I liked these biscuits because they were sweet and crumbly and tasty. Now they have no flavour and aren't worth eating. my daily treat is NO more. They taste CHEAP… Read Full Review

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“terrible”

Written on: 25/05/2014 by Hopkins458 (1 review written)

Mcvities if you insist on messing about with a tried and trustd recepie then please make two kinds of digestive biscuits. If like me you only buy digestive biscuits then you are going to be higly dissapointed in the new reduced fat digestive biscuits. You just lost a customer Mcvities If it aint broke don't try and fix it which is exactly what you have done. A reallt good biscuit ruined… Read Full Review

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“Wrong wrong wrong”

Written on: 29/04/2014 by LeilaniChandler (1 review written)

What has happened to the old British favourite. In the drive to reduce saturated fat McVities have ruined everything about the biscuit. I opened a pack today and gave one to my daughter. She spat it out thinking it was stale. Unfortunately this is just the way they taste now… Read Full Review

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“Once great biscuits, now ruined”

Written on: 17/04/2014 by Roche98 (1 review written)

I recently bought a packet of digestives after not eating them for a few years. They are not how I remember, thinner and taste so bland. What a disappointment! Will not be buying again! McVities should return to the old recipe!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Tastes like gasoline”

Written on: 02/12/2013

McVities digestive used to taste better than all the competition, but I bought a new packet at Walmart yesterday, and I had some tonight. At first I thought I was imagining the taste of what I think gasoline would taste like, and then I smelled them. Sure enough, they smelled like gasoline too. So then I thought, "can't be right" so I asked my husband to taste one, and he usually loves to disagree with me, but no, he thought they did too. What on earth are they doing to these biscuits? I… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Strange smell”

Written on: 26/08/2013 by Islanders (1 review written)

My boyfriend adores dark chocolate McVities, every morning for breakfast. Latest batch however , when opened, had a strange disinfectant smell, very off putting. Since then, approx 1 month, we have not seen the biscuits in our stores. What's going on McVities? We miss our morning ritual… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“wrecked a fine morning ritual”

Written on: 24/08/2013

Have always enjoyed McVities D B's (plain!) in the mornings and then a change happened. They were often broken or crumbled in the packet. They still tasted right so assumed that this happened as result of bad transport (from UK to Canada) and continued to purchase and salvage pieces. THen they were packaged in a box but that didn't stop the breakage. A few months ago I couldn't find them at all except in hard-to-get-to English specialty stores and lately reappeared, smaller and though not… Read Full Review

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