Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cookies for Breakfast?


Your Chocolate Priestess bought these McVitie's Digestives, "Milk Chocolate" variety back for World Chocolate Day which is September 4th as a way to demonstrate how easy it is to find chocolate from around the world, even in your local Kroger's as she did..  If you don't remember the two posts related to this huge "holiday" you can click on the "Chocolte on the Calendar" subject link to find it, Sisters and Brothers.  The company and their products has been around for some time, their first chocolate digestive came out in 1925 according to their website.

While most people in the UK enjoy their digestives with tea or coffee, I thought I try mine at breakfast.  Made of wheat flour and wholemeal, they don't have as much fiber as I'd hoped or normally want for breakfast, only 1g per two cookie serving.  That same serving also has 4g saturated fat, <0.5g sodium, 10g sugars and 2g protein according to the nutritional label on the tube they came in.  In total there are seven servings in the package and for an imported product I thought they were reasonable and not simply candy.  But how do they taste?


Of course taste isn't our only criteria here in The Chocolate Cult.  The smell of this digestive is part wheat and part light chocolate.  The chocolate coating feels a bit waxy to my touch and I bet that is from the several different types of oils listed on the ingredients label.  Each is almost 3.75 inches across with a cross hatch coating of chooclate on one side and the words "Mc Vitie's Original" on the plain wheat side.  The first one I eat wheat side down; it tastes a lot like a less sweet graham cracker to me, the chocolate adding a touch of sweetness.  The cracker is also rather crumbly, it's texture is a bit mealy but that is what I expect given my research on digestives.  Eating it chocolate side down reveals a sweeter taste which makes perfect sense.  Overall not the best breakfast choice in terms of nutrition but a nice less sweet cookie choice for a snack or dessert. 

Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

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