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 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Some weeks back, on the UK TV show The RangaNation, a debate arose about how people eat a chocolate digestive biscuit.
Apparently, there is a right way and a wrong way.
Ever since I started eating them, I've just assumed the correct way was biting or popping the biscuit into your mouth with the chocolate facing up.
But...Get This.
On the show, loads of people actually eat them with the chocolate facing down (so it's on the underside as you chomp it).
So, this debate got a bit out of hand, with both sides expressing outrage that an alternative way existed.
Anyway, Romesh (the host and presenter) was contacted by McVities (who make them) and they endorsed the chocolate on the underside as it enters your mouth as being the correct/optimal way to devour them.
So, it turns out what I thought was the normal way all these years was incorrect.
Not that I'll ever change my way. It's far too late now.
Chocolate on the topside will only ever be normal to me.
How do you eat yours?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

No flies or moths left to de- wing, then?

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Is this like in a proper sandwich the cheese should be adjacent to the bread to create a moisture barrier against the lettuce?

To answer your question Kev, I have been known to eat them both ways without noticing any difference!

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

I eat them chocolate side up because that is how they are pictured on McVitte's own packages. Clearly someone saw them as to be eaten choc side up (and logic).

It's a little like whether you mount your toilet paper roll over or under. Mount them under if you want, but the designers and manufacturers intend them to be mounted over.

Eat your cookie upside down if you want (and I'm sure there's taste/texture difference), just don't lick the chocolate off first and then eat the spit soggy biscuit. ew.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

You have to dip it in hot tea. Break it in half, dip the half in the tea (not for too long or it breaks off & you have to fish it out with a teaspoon) & eat, chocolate up of course, I'm not a communist, & then repeat with the other half. It was milk chocolate when I was young, but now I'm older & sophisticated, it's dark chocolate (dipped in coffee).

Having said all that, it's been a few years since I've eaten a McVities Chocolate Digestive.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 12:05 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

You have to dip it in hot tea. Break it in half, dip the half in the tea (not for too long or it breaks off & you have to fish it out with a teaspoon) & eat, chocolate up of course, I'm not a communist, & then repeat with the other half. It was milk chocolate when I was young, but now I'm older & sophisticated, it's dark chocolate (dipped in coffee).

Oh wow This!!! I was gonna write exactly this !!

"Break it in half, dip the half in the tea (not for too long or it breaks off & you have to fish it out with a teaspoon) & eat, chocolate up of course, "

Ram is right, have to be quick.

Its probably a 1 n half second dunk.

Ive moved on to fox chocolate rounds now and the rather yummy Chocolatey fudge biscuits. Oh my, lush.

And still dunking in tea for England.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 12:24 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)



Ram is right, have to be quick.

Its probably a 1 n half second dunk.


Yeah, dead right there, & a teaspoon to fish it out is a bit too slow really, it goes to mush in a second or two. You have to dive in the hot tea with your fingers, the trick is not to show the pain. I believe they had that scene in Lawrence Of Arabia, but replaced it with Lawrence slowly putting out a lighted match between his finger & thumb.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Choco up. Don't question intuition. And Murphy's Encyclopedia says that you should always eat your buttered toast butter side up, even after it has fallen on the floor butter side down.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

So why would McVities endorse the choc-down method as the best/correct way, for optimal taste-bud pleasure?
And why are there many people out there eating them choc-down...AND THINKING IT'S NORMAL!?!? eek

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 2:32 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

There is still "the memory gene" in us, which goes back to about one million years BC when we used to fight dinosaurs to impress the hairier equivalent of Raquel Welch and then take her to our caves for a cuppa and a nice chocolate biscuit - even back then, we "assumed" (correctly, as numerous tooth-doctors have discovered in lab tests) that choco-down is actually detrimental to the teeth in the lower jaw (but not in the upper-stalagtite skull area). The law of gravity pulls the chocolate down into the grooves between the teeth, and it just stays there for centuries. Even the invention of toothpaste has not erased the "memory" of prehistoric times, a memory which still persists - in "the memory gene".

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 2:35 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

Full Moon...

Half Moon...

Total Eclipse!

Was in Waitrose this morning and notice that McVities now do a digestive with the chocolate ALL THE WAY ROUND!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 3:12 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Full Moon...

Half Moon...

Total Eclipse!

Was in Waitrose this morning and notice that McVities now do a digestive with the chocolate ALL THE WAY ROUND!


It isn't any fun without Rusty.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

At last! An interesting subject.

I'm never without a pack of McVitie's dark chocolate digestive biscuits in the fridge and before I retired I always had a pack in my desk draw. I've never seen anyone eat them with the chocolate on the underside. That's just silly. I never take a whole biscuit to my mouth which is very uncultured. I put it on a plate and break it into several pieces first.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)



There’s an addictive thrill to stuffing in a whole biscuit, which I initially did to gross out the kids, but got a liking for. Chocolate side up. We don’t really have biscuits of any kind in the house now, which I occasionally regret.

As for McVities and their advice, well all I’ll say is that I love my 4K 55” telly, but I’m not letting LG tell me what to watch.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Or face TG's LG against the wall.

Although that may be preferable for dreary superhero films

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)



Ram is right, have to be quick.

Its probably a 1 n half second dunk.


Yeah, dead right there, & a teaspoon to fish it out is a bit too slow really, it goes to mush in a second or two. You have to dive in the hot tea with your fingers, the trick is not to show the pain. I believe they had that scene in Lawrence Of Arabia, but replaced it with Lawrence slowly putting out a lighted match between his finger & thumb.


This. Again spot on. Sometimes i too have caught it in the split second it hovers near the surface of the tea, before diving faster than a punctured uboat. Either way its a finger full of choccy biccy mush, n u have to lick every finger.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

It's a little like whether you mount your toilet paper roll over or under. Mount them under if you want, but the designers and manufacturers intend them to be mounted over.

Ummm....can that be proved?

Under makes way more sense.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Hey!!
Go take your 'toilet talk' to another thread!!

We're talkin Bis-kwits here!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)



Was in Waitrose this morning and notice that McVities now do a digestive with the chocolate ALL THE WAY ROUND!


In my local they sell them with the chocolate, either, on top,or on the bottom. They call them chocobottom or chocotop.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

The slight advantage to eating chocolate digestives choc side down is that crumbs are a bit less likely to fall. The choc coating stops some of them. AND the lettering is on the top side, not the bottom.

 
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