So, I’m home for one more day, and it’s raining. So I’m sat inside with a cup of Yorkshire Tea and a selection of McVitie’s biscuits, really getting back to my youth. Like everything I write about on this ‘ere Things I Like … feature on my blog, McVities ties in with the formative years of my life, hold keys to the nature of the universe and I love the company, their products and their history.
As with the LEGO and Yorkshire Tea, there’s a tiny part of me that believes I shouldn’t be all for advertising companies but, what can I say? They’re engrained in my lifestyle, my culture, my history and my narrative, and I don’t think they do any harm on the grand scale. So, let’s have a look shall we, McVities is a British company, if that means anything to you, still based in Britain, and whilst they’re now a subsidiary of United Biscuits the company, their products haven’t changed. I’ve always admired the fact that the Milk Chocolate Digestives come in a brown packet … brown?? And they still sell, that’s a quality product right there !
The staple products have been a staple part of my life and diet since I was a little ‘un – Mini Cheddars, Rich Tea, Milk Chocolate Digestives, Jaffa Cakes, Hob Nobs and Penguins – the only real newcomer to suitably impress is the Milk Chocolate Caramel biscuit, although I think that can’t be a healthy biscuit, I just admire it’s capacity to sustain it’s rigid internal and external structure after dipping in your tea for upwards of 20 minutes, me and my best mate Chris have tested it, maybe not scientifically but we eat a lot of biscuits and drink a lot of tea !
Also, every one of their products is suitable for vegetarians so they’re a great compliment to all the fruit and veg I get through, and it’s nice to know that you don’t have to search the packet for a little V logo to know, you just instinctively know.
And whilst I don’t own a TV, I happened across the latest adverts, and they are the cutest things I’ve ever seen, you had me at cats …
And I guess I’ll leave you on a McVities biscuit related bit of music trivia, Noel and Liam Gallagher’s mum Peggy used to work in the McVities factory in Manchester, and bring home all the broken biscuits and reject to the boys, which Noel would then take into school. It did make him very popular, but also earned him the nickname “Gallagher The Biscuit” …
Peace, Love & Tea, MHx
PS. Don’t blame it on the biscuits …