McVitie's Drops Chocolate Digestive Biscuit Bombshell: You've Been Eating Them Upside Down

By Gerald Lynch on at

As someone who's convinced himself that eating a packet of crisps opened from the bottom somehow affects their taste, I nearly had a heart attack when reading this. You know the chocolate side of a McVitie's Chocolate digestive biscuit? That's its bottom.

Which, by extension, would mean the same for other snacks in McVitie's chocolate-dipped line up. If you're a Hobnob fan, chances are you've been eating them like some sort of baked-bite philistine all your life, too.

The revelation comes from the UK subreddit, where a United Biscuits spokesperson revealed that "the biscuits go through a reservoir of chocolate which enrobes them so the chocolate is actually on the bottom of the biscuits and not on the top."

The Independent later independently verified the statement, with a McVitie's spokesperson confirming that "the McVitie’s stamp is on the other side, which is the top of the biscuit."

What a minute, roll back a bit: there's a reservoir of chocolate somewhere? Fuck the biscuits, I'm digging out my swimming trunks. [Reddit, Independent]