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Re: McVities Digestive Biscuit Recipe Change!

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My partner bought a packet of Aldi's Digestive biscuits today and initial trials look promising. They seem close in taste and 'mouth feel' to authentic McVities. The crucial test will be carried out tomorrow morning, whilst sitting up in bed with a cup of tea.

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Ha ! Some people are just sooo spoilt !! Keep us updated with the test results Jim

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My partner bought a packet of Aldi's Digestive biscuits today and initial trials look promising. They seem close in taste and 'mouth feel' to authentic McVities. The crucial test will be carried out tomorrow morning, whilst sitting up in bed with a cup of tea.

Jim
Have you seriously not yet succumbed to the joys of the German retailers?
It’s not the best shopping experience but they have some pretty good stuff although you often find a gem only tomnever see it again. Their Hortus gin (Lidl) is excellent and the Aldi version is supposed to be even better. There’s some good cheeses, good ice cream, all kinds of stuff. Worth putting up with the warehouse ambience.
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Ha ! Some people are just sooo spoilt !! Keep us updated with the test results Jim

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At least he said cup and not mug!

Go Jim, go.
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At least he said cup and not mug!

Go Jim, go.
Until you've tasted tea brewed in an enamel pint pot you can't claim to be a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Besides that, a mug's too small for the dog to get its muzzle into and finish off the slops and tea leaves. Saves so much time when it comes to washing the dishes

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Until you've tasted tea brewed in an enamel pint pot you can't claim to be a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Besides that, a mug's too small for the dog to get its muzzle into and finish off the slops and tea leaves. Saves so much time when it comes to washing the dishes

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By ‘brewed’ I presume you mean proper loose leaf tea and not a grotty tea bag.
I’ve had tea in an enamel mug, from a tea pot, made with real tea, and it was fine but that was many years ago I suspect.
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Have you seriously not yet succumbed to the joys of the German retailers?
We don't go to Aldi as often as we'd like too - the parking is terrible because the car park isn't adequate for the number of customers they get. Lidl is better, but much further away. Neither of them have sauerkraut that my partner loves

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By ‘brewed’ I presume you mean proper loose leaf tea and not a grotty tea bag.
I’ve had tea in an enamel mug, from a tea pot, made with real tea, and it was fine but that was many years ago I suspect.
I suppose the correct term is "infuse" but even a tea bag should be allowed time to brew/infuse. Not just thrown into the tea pot, mug or cup and thrashed around with a spoon and poured which seems to be the norm now.

I agree with the grotty tea bag comment. Comparing any tea bag to quality loose tea is akin to comparing Kraft cheese slices to a fine aged Welsh cheddar.

We've used tea bags and loose tea over the years, but SWMBO doesn't like any trace of tea leaves in the cup, so tea bags it is now. I know which I prefer.

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Re: McVities Digestive Biscuit Recipe Change!

Loose tea is a total pain in terms of usability but totally wins out on taste. I think it’s worth the hassle. I might not have thought the same before the days of council waste food caddy’s.
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I hope Ian is receiving product placement fees for this thread. If he is then he is set to be the next internet multi millionaire
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I can’t imagine the German greengrocers are likely to be rubbing their hands in glee at the thought of a few more old fuddy duddies coming along and buying some 39p packs of biscuits, although we started small and now buy all kinds of stuff there, including their aged fillet steaks, which along with lamb steaks are really good and excellent value.
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I wish!

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Don't get his hopes up, as they could easily crumble.

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