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The evolution of digestive biscuits. A Natural history.

Started by Captain Ron, July 05, 2012, 18:49:59 pm

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Captain Ron

Digestive. Mmmmmm. A classic ancient form unchanged to the present day. The turtle of digestives. Seen 'em all come and go.
Milk chocolate digestive. Mmmmmm. A successful side branch. Co-exists with the classic original on equal terms. The crocodile of digestives.
Dark chocolate digestive. Yuck! (evolutionary dead end). Believed extinct but still found now and again. The coelocanth of digestives.
Hobnob (radical digestive mutation). MMMMMMM! Woah! New thinking. Like the rise of the mammals and highly successful. The domestic cat/dog of digestives.
Milk chocolate hobnob. Yuck. Too sweet. (evolutionary retrograde step). The panda of digestives. Still in existence but only due to dedicated conservation by specialists.
Dark chocolate hobnob. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Perfect intelligent fusion of sweet biscuit base and tangy chocolate coating. The hominid of digestives.
"I was brought up to believe" (but never to leave beer)

Andrew_Haldane

You're a very bad man and I've no will power! ..Thats biscuit porn...well erotica.....almost.... Help me I have a packet of chocolate hobnobs within a mere 80 yards.....haven't paid for them yet.....but they shall be mine...oh yes....they shall be mine! 

....a very bad man!   :'(

Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: Captain Ron on July 05, 2012, 18:49:59 pm
Dark chocolate digestive. Yuck! (evolutionary dead end). Believed extinct but still found now and again. The coelocanth of digestives.


Wot?

They were the veritable food of the Gods!
Mind, I have lost three stone since I stopped eating them.

Plain digestives are too plain, milk chocolate ones are insipid. Hobnobs too nobby.
Legend in my own Mind


Captain Ron

Try a dark chocolate hobnob Nick. I discovered them today which is what inspired my post. They are beyond awesome. :)
"I was brought up to believe" (but never to leave beer)

Nïckslïkk2112

Too many bits in Hobnobs. I know what I like - and it ain't Genesis...
Legend in my own Mind


zoony

You can't go wrong with Rich tea biscuits dumped into your brew.

Andrew_Haldane


zoony

Quote from: Bisto on July 06, 2012, 22:22:04 pm
Oh yes you can!


You mean when they break off in mid dunk? Yes, that can be annoying, but can soon be rectified by scooping it out with a spoon.

Andrew_Haldane

Quote from: zoony on July 07, 2012, 18:50:23 pm
You mean when they break off in mid dunk? Yes, that can be annoying, but can soon be rectified by scooping it out with a spoon.


You cant get it all out though and the texture of whats left behind is not pleasant and spoils the tea. Best thing is to always underdunk if dunk you must.

Straight Shooter

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Reg

I have been eating Aldi's milk, and dark chocolate digestives for quite a while - and really like them.

As a test, I recently purchased McVities milk choccy digestives from Tesco at half price (still more expensive than Aldi), and I actually think they are a much inferior taste.  I shall stick to Aldi's brand in future.
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Quote from: Nick Sims on July 05, 2012, 21:47:28 pm
Wot?

They were the veritable food of the Gods!
Mind, I have lost three stone since I stopped eating them.

Plain digestives are too plain, milk chocolate ones are insipid. Hobnobs too nobby.


Have to agree with Mr S on plain digestives here.

Anything with the misnomer "milk chocolate" in or on it should be wrapped in a big chemical ball and sent to hell. Coagulated vomit. This includes all alleged 'milk chocolate' biscuits, bars and sweets peddled to the masses in every corner shop, supermarket and service station.

Eating this junk is like going into a pub and drinking Harp, Skol, Carling, Smoothflow beers or industrially flavoured ciders!  Yuck
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