On An Urgent Need For Digestive Biscuits

If I could have a lifetime supply of something, it would be McVittie’s Digestive Biscuits.

My sister did a semester abroad in London, and when she came back, she came back with all sorts of marvelous treats.

Maynard Wine Gums! (Which are seriously awesome, by the way.)

McVittie’s Digestive Biscuits!

Stuff I’ve totally forgotten in twelve years!

The thing I liked the most, honestly, were the Maynard Wine Gums.

But a man can’t live on Wine Gums alone.

For me, the Digestive Biscuits were an acquired taste. I didn’t like them at first. They were too dry. Maybe even a little too insubstantial.

A few years later, I got a DirecTV dish, and then I got BBC America, and i went hard-core Anglophile, and I started ordered this British food from an online grocer. Wine gums! Digestive biscuits! I’d order a smallish case about once every other month.

And I developed a taste for the McVittie’s Digestive Biscuits. Milk chocolate flavor, of course.

When I moved to North Carolina, I worked in a shopping center with a World Market. And I didn’t need the online grocer any more. I could buy Digestives and Wine Gums right off the shelf.

Damn. Now I’m missing World Market.

In the last five years, since I left North Carolina, digestive biscuits have been a rare treat. I can find them in one or two grocery stores, but they’re stupid expensive. I don’t remember them being stupid expensive at World Market. Or at the internet grocer.

Yes, I could quite do with a lifetime supply of McVittie’s Digestive Biscuits.

I’m like Pavlov’s dog. I’m getting peckish just thinking about them… 😉

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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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