The English have great junk food. I went into Tesco on a mission to find unique flavo(u)rs of Kettle Chips/Crisps that we didn’t have at home. While I didn’t find those, I discovered the joy that is Tesco’s Bacon Rashers.
These rashers are light and crispy and delicious. They are very flavorful, filling your mouth with pork-flavored goodness with every bite. I’m pretty picky with faux-bacon flavor, having several scarring incidents with bacon bits in my youth. But these were quite tasty, and even if I burped up the flavor a few hours later, it wasn’t unpleasant.
We brought back five packages of McVitie’s Digestives two months ago. One biscuit remains. We purchased three of the dark chocolate, and two of the milk chocolate, and they survived the plane trip home unbroken (thanks, scarves!). Both types of sweets feature a wheat cookie base, topped with milk or dark chocolate. They are equally delicious. And apparently there’s something called Hobnobs that I need to investigate as well.
According to World Market, they are called digestives because the high amount of baking soda was believed to aid in digestion. So, instead of thinking of McVitie’s as dessert, think of them as healthy snacks. (Also, unlike Activa or FiberOne, you can eat a lot of them in one sitting and not have to be sitting in the bathroom for an extended period of time later.)