Digestive biscuits

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am


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Digestives should be wheaty and sweet with a great golden colour. Janice Leung finds out which to dunk in your tea and which to dump in the bin

Marks & Spencer Digestives

These deep caramel-coloured biscuits have a smooth, almost shiny top. With larger air pockets, they're light, but very crumbly and shatter easily when transported. They have a rich, wheaty flavour, but may be too sweet for some.

HK$21, Marks & Spencer, citywide

Orion Diget

These biscuits from South Korea defy their small diameter to pack a sweet punch. The inclusion of milk powder, sadly, gives them a slightly sickly, processed dairy flavour. The fine crumbs make these more of a rich tea biscuit than a digestive.

HK$11.90, ParknShop Superstore, citywide

Bisca Digestive

While the packaging proudly claims these are made by purveyors to the royal Danish court, on this evidence the monarchy's interpretation of a digestive is a brittle, pale biscuit with only a hint of wheat flavour. They also feel pasty on the tongue. HK$12.90, ParknShop Superstore, citywide

McVitie's Digestive

Neither too dry nor too sweet, with an even golden tone, this is the most balanced sample - no surprise, given the brand is synonymous with the biscuit. They seem particularly challenged by the Hong Kong humidity, however, going soft very quickly. HK$21.90, Wellcome, citywide

Essential Waitrose Digestive Biscuits

The heavier wheat flavour makes these a winner on the taste front, but the overly dry and unpleasant pale yellow crumbs make the overall experience quite average. Looks aside, the dryness could be remedied by a dunk in a cup of tea.

HK$16.90, ParknShop, citywide