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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: McVitie's Milk Chocolate and Orange Digestives Confirmed sighting: McVitie's Milk Chocolate and Orange Digestives
Posted: 20:41 Thu 27-Jan-2005. Price: 99p. Location: Random newsagents in Paisley, Scotland; newsagent in Newington, Edinburgh. Nutritional unusualness: 3.9g fat, 81 calories per biscuit, claims to have natural orange flavouring.
"Paul Craig" reports: I am surprised the boffins at McVities didn't try this sooner. Name me one person who doesn't like the combination of chocolate and orange, and of course everyone already knows that the Chocolate Digestive (formerly Chocolate Homewheat) is a mighty biscuit. After the disappointment (IMHO) that was the Caramel Chocolate Digestive I am happy to say that these really hit the spot. Not overpoweringly orangey, the chocolate is up to the same standard as its less fruity cousin - less orangey, say, than an orange Club but none the worse for it. The biscuit also provides an almost refreshing aftertaste with which to accompany the picking of little bits from your teeth.

...And welcome to first-time spotter "Paul Craig" with this Scottish debut of the followup to McVitie's Lemon and Ginger Digestives, also described by "lackadaisy" with the words: You can't tell these are orange by appearance. The orange is not overwhelming and the biscuits were softer and less chocolately than normal choc digestives. Would have been more exciting if the orange was a visible layer, and otherwise hailed elsewhere as "unsurprisingly orangey but not overwhelming[ly] so".


Posted: 00:26 Fri 28-Jan-2005 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: Chocolate and orange is, of course, disgusting.
Posted: 09:21 Fri 28-Jan-2005 by "elephant" # permalink comment
Comment: These sound fantastic. Yum yum. And I think an incorporated flavour is better than a visible layer - a visible layer would mean adding some kind of texture and change the whole thing really, I think
Posted: 11:13 Fri 28-Jan-2005 by "Rob" # permalink comment
Comment: A visible orange layer would surely make it a jaffa cake? I almost agree with Stuart, I'm no fan of choc orange, and it's all a little bit predictable. I won't eat a jaff cake now unless it's one of the French raspberry flavour etc variants.
Posted: 16:28 Mon 31-Jan-2005 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: Any fule kno that it should always be dark choccy with orange.
Posted: 09:38 Wed 16-Feb-2005 by "orangey" # permalink comment
Comment: I know this is an old thread with more than two weeks since the last posting but has anyone seen these in London? I really want them and have been to several Sainsburys, a Tesco or two and some random newsagents and no sign of them. Please help me!
Posted: 10:25 Thu 17-Feb-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I've been looking for them in Morrisons but haven't yet found any.

I did notice though that there's now a McVities Plain chocolate caramel digestive.

Posted: 12:05 Thu 17-Feb-2005 by "MAGNETIC HAM SANDWICH" # permalink comment
Comment: No problem finding them in Kwik Save / Costcutter stores.
Posted: 14:46 Thu 17-Feb-2005 by "orangey" # permalink comment
Comment: thanks MHS, will have a look in Costcutter/KwikSave at the earliest opportunity!
Posted: 11:03 Sat 19-Feb-2005 by "willow" # permalink comment
Comment: Found some at a little shop in Little London, Leeds. Not bad i guess. But i cant resist choccy bics!
Posted: 14:03 Mon 21-Feb-2005 by "orangey" # permalink comment
Comment: still no luck for me...tried the Costcutter/Pricecheck near me and there was no sign of them. I shall soldier on.
Posted: 19:18 Tue 06-Sep-2005 by "everglade" # permalink comment
Comment: I know this thread is old. But this needs to be said:

The combination of chocolate and orange should be outlawed.

It is a vile paring .. a flavour partnership devised by Satan, himself.

There is NO GOOD that can come of chocolate and orange.

Whoever originally thought that chocolate and orange belonged together in ANY context outside of being available in the same store (which I will allow - but rather begrudgingly), should be dragged out into the street and shot. 27391 0

Posted: 22:52 Sat 27-Jan-2007 by "Grace" # permalink comment
Comment: Ok so I have only just tried these despite them being out for a long old while! They are scrummy, puts me in mind of terry's chocolate orange in biscuit style! Can't wait for the butterscotch digestives that are going to be out soon!
Posted: 02:24 Sun 28-Jan-2007 by "grotbag" # permalink comment
Comment: The butterscotch digestives are already out - seen them in sainsburys and budgens.
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