1. McVitie’s Original Digestive
McVitie’s Digestives have always reigned supreme as the perfect partner for the great British cup of tea in their country of origin. Made from a blend of wheat flour and wholemeal, they have all the goodness of wheat and many people have discovered wonderful new uses for them such as a great base for a cheesecake! Go to our recipes page to read all about the delicious ideas.
McVitie’s Digestives contain no artificial flavours or colours, and no hydrogenated fat. And with its crumbly texture, original flavour and satisfying nature you’ll find yourself pleased very quickly!
2. McVitie’s Light Digestive
Your favourite McVitie’s Original Digestive, made using the same recipe blending wheat and wholemeal flour into a fine digestive since 1892 - now with 30% less fat! Made with sunflower oil, each biscuit only contains 65 kcal which is fewer calories than are found in a banana.
Just like the McVitie’s Original Digestive, our Light Digestive contains no artificial flavours or colours, and no hydrogenated fat. And with only 65 kcal, you’ll struggle to find a reason not to have one more.
3. McVitie’s Milk Chocolate Digestive
For the serious chocolate lovers, the best of both worlds have come together to provide you with a delicious wheat biscuit covered in a layer of milk chocolate. The crunch of the biscuit combined with the melting of the rich chocolate make this a perfect, if slightly more indulgent, treat.
First sold in the United Kingdom in 1925, today over 75 million packets of McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives are eaten each year, an amazing 52 biscuits per second. Mind you, for those who already know the yummy taste of McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives that figure comes as no surprise!
Contains no artificial flavours or colours, and no hydrogenated fat.
4. McVitie’s Dark Chocolate Digestive
For all those chocolate addicts, McVitie’s perfected the ultimate biscuit; the McVitie’s Dark Chocolate Digestive. The mouth-watering combination of strong, almost bitter cocoa flavour of dark chocolate with the sweet crumble of the Digestive and the simplicity of the topping makes it an ideal treat.
Contains no artificial flavours or colours, and no hydrogenated fat.
The first McVitie’s Digestive
The first one was made by Sir Alexander Grant in 1892 in the McVitie’s factory of Edinburgh so the McVitie’s Original Digestive is more than a century old! See the ‘History’ section of the site for more about the history of McVitie’s biscuits.
The coldest McVitie’s biscuit
It is difficult to say the coldest a McVitie’s biscuit has been, but it was probably in the beginning of the 20th century when they used to be part of the survival kit of many explorers.
In 1924, the company received a letter from the George Binney, leader of the Oxford University Arctic Expedition, George Binney. He congratulated the firm for their excellent Digestive biscuits which were such a welcome feature of the team’s rations. The letter read: “Nothing which I can say will convey to you the extent of their popularity and you can be certain that not one crumb was left uneaten… The biscuits’ effect on morale is astonishing, and your biscuits were shield and buckler against the fog and the snow and the wind and the cold of the North Eastland. Believe me’’.
We don’t exactly know how cold it was, but probably far below zero…
The largest McVitie’s Digestive
The largest digestive biscuit in the world was made by McVitie’s in the early eighties - and what a monster it was. Almost a metre across and over 6cm (2.4 in) thick, the holes for this one-off whopper had to be made with a broom handle. It was transported from our factory in Ashby in a special presentation case to London for display at a garden party. There are no reports of a correspondingly large cup of tea waiting for it at the party but we’re sure a good time was had by all, nonetheless.
The smallest McVitie’s Digestive
If you are a real fan of McVitie’s you might already know that our range includes the McVitie’s Minis variants. They have a diameter of 3.2 cm (2.6 in). Titchy, but full of goodness and flavour!
The hottest McVitie’s Digestive
There’s no doubt that McVitie’s fans have taken their beloved Digestive all over the world with them but we’ve no exact correspondence on temperature. What we can say for sure is that the ovens where we bake our McVitie’s Digestive go up to 300°C / 572°F. So the hottest McVitie’s Digestive is actually every Digestive we bake in our ovens. Don’t worry; we leave them to cool down before they get to you.
McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits are available in leading supermarkets nationwide.
Members of 50th PMAP Annual Conference Directorate doing the thumbs up sign to signify that everything is in full gear at the launch of the country’s biggest HR event.
The global economic landscape is seeing a new dawn, with Asia as its center and the Philippines, its sweet spot. The turnaround could not have come at a more opportune time. A young Filipino workforce is raring to go and governance is breaking through a renaissance of accountability and transparency. The message is unequivocal: We are open for business! It’s all systems go.
This year, the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) will hold its Annual Conference that recognizes a challenge: the country is at the center of Global Opportunities. But more than recognizing that reality, we see it as our mandate. There’s no other way but to seize these possibilities. We are now at the brink of living our dreams and imaginings. There are no excuses. This time, we have to make it work!
The horizon has opened up and all eyes are on the Philippines as the world’s new economic tiger. The ball’s on our court and the challenge is to leap forward. We can no longer afford to move at our current pace. Catch-up, leapfrog… that is what we should do. But to realize this, we need to defy limits, break free from our self-imposed restrictions that used to define who we are and what we can do.
As we usher in this golden year of the PMAP Annual Conference, the organization take stock of the rich mine of ideas in our sharing and learning community. Fifty years of thought leadership, advocacy and camaraderie. A story that in this milestone year turns into our quest for GOLD.
“We EXPLORE the terrain as we paint the global economic landscape, create strategies, and search for talent. We MINE our collective experience as we extract issues, build consensus, and crystallize our advocacies. We REFINE our practice as we re-examine functional HR competencies. We SMELT the ore of our skills as we deep-dive into focused workshops to forge proficiency, mastery, and leadership. And we SHOWCASE best practices in HR and people management as we celebrate models and successes,” PMAP Vice President and Conference Chair Roberto Policarpio said during the launch.
The 50th PMAP Annual Conference will be happening at the Philippine International Convention Center from September 25-27 with the theme, ”Global Opportunities. Leaping Forward. Defying Limits.