Chocolate digestives rank highly in the league table of best biscuits (no arguments please) but it turns out we may have all been making a simple mistake when it comes to eating them.
You’ve probably never considered that there may be a wrong way to devour the biscuits, but McVitie’s has put an end to a debate which has apparently been raging up and down the nation.
For years, biscuit fans have been questioning the brand as to whether the chocolate coating side is on the top or the bottom of the biscuit.
And for years McVitie’s has issued the same answer: “Our Digestives go through a reservoir of chocolate, so it’s on the bottom!”
The revelation has left biscuit fans shocked, with one writing: “Really not sure what’s more shocking, the Coronavirus pandemic or the news that we’ve all been eating chocolate digestives upside down. Game changer is that one.”
Others were left confused, arguing that all of the advertising, and the way the biscuits come out of the packaging, show the chocolate to be on top.
But it turns out there may actually be a benefit to eating them the ‘correct’ way round.
One fan said: “It’s on the bottom for a reason… food tastes different depending on which way up it goes in your mouth.
“You taste the flavours on the underside of the food (e.g. those on your tongue) more than the rest.
“We’re actually just a bit stupid and eat chocolate digestives the wrong way up.”
McVitie’s has also announced the launch of three new flavours of digestives, branding them “the finest biscuits to date” and claiming they are too posh to dunk in your tea.
Its upmarket range of VIBs – Very Important Biscuits – sees the launch of Classic Caramel Bliss, Heavenly Chocolate Hazelnut and Luscious Blood Orange in 250g packs.