Thursday, 2 May 2013

McVitie's Lemon & Vanilla Cheesecake Digestives Creams


When I heard this new variety of McVitie's Digestives were available at Tesco (hat-tip to Bring Back Banjo chocolate bar) I just had to track them down. They reminded me of a comment I made in my review of McVitie's Double Chocolate Digestives earlier in the year, which was: "I wish they would do something like a lemon cheesecake digestive, now that would be truly something".

Now either I'm psychic and sensed they were planning to introduce this new variety, or McVitie's read my comment and pinched my idea! I think I should start copyrighting them! ;)

These Digestives come in both vanilla and lemon cheesecake flavours, and are basically small digestive biscuits with a sweet cream cheese layer sandwiched in between. They're described as "wheatmeal biscuits with vanilla/lemon and cream cheese flavour filling".

Vanilla:
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Vanilla Cheesecake Digestives
On opening the pack these smelled lovely; very wheaty and with a familiar comforting digestive biscuit smell. There was also a slight aroma of cream cheese, making them even more tempting.

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Vanilla Cheesecake Digestives
They tasted as nice as they smelled. The cream was similar to what you get in a custard cream, but not as sweet and with a much creamier taste from the cream cheese. It was slightly tangy and did somewhat resemble cheesecake, at least as much as a biscuit containing 4.5% cream cheese can. They tasted great dunked in coffee!

Lemon:
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Lemon Cheesecake Digestives
This lemon variety was even tastier than the vanilla. The cream cheese filling was complemented with a lovely zingy lemon flavour, which gave it a light, fresh taste. I enjoyed them a lot more than the vanilla variety and soon munched through most of the pack!

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Lemon Cheesecake Digestives
Overall, I think McVities's are onto a winner with these cheesecake-inspired Digestives (thanks to pinching my idea! haha ;)). Both flavours are really tasty and offer something unique as far as biscuits go. My only complaint is that they were too small!

Price: £1.19 at Tesco.
Ingredients: Contains 4.5% cream cheese, plus yogurt powder. Suitable for vegetarians.
Allergy advice: Contains milk, wheat & gluten. May contain soya.
Nutritional information: 67 calories and 3.5g fat per biscuit.

11 comments:

  1. Kev can you make a wish for a Nutella brand chocolate bar and for a Nutella & Coconut Spread.

    Ta! Katherine

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  2. p.s. These biscuits look really good!!

    I wish McVities would so something like a coconut or banana cream biscuit, now that would be truly something.

    ... hint hint.

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    1. Haha! Your nutella ideas sound fantastic, I can't believe they haven't tried making it in bar form yet. Let's hope they're reading this :D

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    2. Moron, and what's with the stupid name? Bailey is a surname, you need to have words with your mom if you know who she is, twat.

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  3. Ooo I need, need need to try some of these!

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  4. Must find!! Cheesecake fan in the house!! ^_^

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  5. Ok, I've finished a pack of the lemon ones - does this count as 1 of my 5 a day being fruit and all?!

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  6. I brought them yestrday. The biscuits looked so nice. I love cheesecake. Ive opened the Vanilla Cheesecake and Ive nearly finishd the whole packet. They have a lovely tangy taste to them. I am looking forward to eating the Lemon flavour.

    I am liking the Nutella idea. I think Mcvities next should a Nutella cream biscuit or a banofee cream filling. Mmm yummy!

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    1. I wounldent eat mcvities i worked for them for 8 years and food haygen is the last thing on there mind the things i have seen.

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  7. To the anonymous person what do u mean I've been Tesco no where has lemon cheesecake ones

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