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  • #31
    Thank you, Herlock. Do people eat them because they taste good or for their digestive benefits or both?

    c.d.

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    • #32
      Superstition is a funny thing. My brother is not a religious man, but he is very superstitious when it comes to football. He has all these little rituals he needs to perform in order for his team to do well. As if the fortunes of Liverpool FC stood or fell on what one Norwegian guy did in front of the telly.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by c.d. View Post
        Thank you, Herlock. Do people eat them because they taste good or for their digestive benefits or both?
        They taste good, especially if, like me, you haven't got a sweet tooth; they're not savoury, but they aren't particularly sweet either. This, coupled with the fact that they have a firm texture, makes them ideal for dipping in your tea or as topped with cheese. A very versatile biscuit.

        I think the "digestive" bit was a bit of a marketing gimmick, to be honest. Wikipedia says that it was once believed that the sodium bicarbonate in the biscuits acted as an antacid, but I'm inclined to take that with a pinch of salt... so to speak
        Kind regards, Sam Flynn

        "Suche Nullen" (Nietzsche, Götzendämmerung, 1888)

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        • #34
          I find the biscuits remarkably fluffy.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxXZ_uEVr9c

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Robert View Post
            I find the biscuits remarkably fluffy.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxXZ_uEVr9c
            So many kids are going to be disappointed the first (and only) time they get their mum to buy a packet of those biscuits.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
              They taste good, especially if, like me, you haven't got a sweet tooth; they're not savoury, but they aren't particularly sweet either. This, coupled with the fact that they have a firm texture, makes them ideal for dipping in your tea or as topped with cheese. A very versatile biscuit.

              I think the "digestive" bit was a bit of a marketing gimmick, to be honest. Wikipedia says that it was once believed that the sodium bicarbonate in the biscuits acted as an antacid, but I'm inclined to take that with a pinch of salt... so to speak
              Hi Gareth,

              As kids, my brothers and I used to be given plain digestives with cheddar cheese, and Ovaltine to drink, shortly before bedtime. Mum and Dad had the same - and my Dad always suffered from indigestion, so I don't think the digestives could have helped him much! Pass me that pinch of salt.

              Love,

              Caz
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              "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov


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              • #37
                Cheese can be a bit dodgy before turning in.

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                • #38
                  Makes good ear plugs though, Robert.
                  "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov


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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by c.d. View Post
                    Thank you, Herlock. Do people eat them because they taste good or for their digestive benefits or both?

                    c.d.
                    Purely for taste c.d.

                    Many prefer the chocolate variety. Until I checked Wiki I didn’t know of the original claim of aiding digestion.
                    Regards

                    Herlock






                    "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact!"

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                    • #40
                      If I pray the wall doesn't get built, and it doesn't, do I get a brick?

                      And if it does, can I take a brick from it?
                      “Sans arme, sans violence et sans haine”

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