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2batgirl

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May 22, 2002, 1:10:47 PM5/22/02
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We have them here in Canada! Check out a large grocery store the next time
your over. Or maybe you can buy them online?
http://www.zehrsmarkets.ca/index.html


"Pat Meadows" <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote in message
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> Had lovely, lovely (not healthy!) English digestive biscuits
> for breakfast. Thank you, Elana!
>
> (Apologies to others, I don't have her email address.)
>
> Actually, I cannot imagine why we don't have any digestive
> biscuits in the USA. This is not rocket science and they
> are *SO* good...
>
> These are a cookie, a plain cookie, rich and short. They're
> the standard accompaniment to tea or coffee in the UK.
>
> Pat


Alpha Male

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May 22, 2002, 1:23:02 PM5/22/02
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"Pat Meadows" <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote in message
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> Had lovely, lovely (not healthy!) English digestive biscuits
> for breakfast. Thank you, Elana!
>
> (Apologies to others, I don't have her email address.)
>
> Actually, I cannot imagine why we don't have any digestive
> biscuits in the USA. This is not rocket science and they
> are *SO* good...
>
> These are a cookie, a plain cookie, rich and short. They're
> the standard accompaniment to tea or coffee in the UK.
>
So...what do we have in the US..."indigestive" biscuits???

What unique ingredient is in those critters, to make them a _digestive_
biscuit....maybe ExLax...??? :)


ari...@pepper.eajenkins.earthlink.net

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May 22, 2002, 2:30:14 PM5/22/02
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On Wed, 22 May 2002 14:13:35 GMT, Pat Meadows <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote:
>
>Had lovely, lovely (not healthy!) English digestive biscuits
>for breakfast. Thank you, Elana!
>
>(Apologies to others, I don't have her email address.)
>
>Actually, I cannot imagine why we don't have any digestive
>biscuits in the USA. This is not rocket science and they
>are *SO* good...
>
>These are a cookie, a plain cookie, rich and short. They're
>the standard accompaniment to tea or coffee in the UK.

We sent ourselves some back from England, nothing fancy, just
Sainsbury's store brand--the chocolate ones. Yum! And very
addictive. I wasn't able to find any the last time I went to Jungle
Jim's, which is a likely place in the area to find them. But I did
see an add for a store which sells British foodstuffs, perhaps they
would have them. DH and I might check it out when our stash runs
low. ;)

Ariane

Arthur

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May 22, 2002, 10:57:59 PM5/22/02
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"Pat Meadows" <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 22 May 2002 13:10:47 -0400, "2batgirl"
> <tothe...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >We have them here in Canada! Check out a large grocery store the next
time
> >your over. Or maybe you can buy them online?
> >http://www.zehrsmarkets.ca/index.html
> >
>
>
> Thanks, will look into it.
>
> Why doesn't some enterprising company in the USA make
> digestive biscuits??? WHY WHY WHY???

>>Pat, go to WALMART; you should find them there. They have an imported
food section. I have found other great imports there such as: Guylian
(Belgium chocs.), Toblerone (swiss choc.) and tons of stuff from Canada and
England and France.

Gary Heston

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May 22, 2002, 9:01:07 PM5/22/02
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In article <bo9neuoda9s7u1410...@4ax.com>,
Pat Meadows <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote:

>Had lovely, lovely (not healthy!) English digestive biscuits
>for breakfast. Thank you, Elana!

>(Apologies to others, I don't have her email address.)

>Actually, I cannot imagine why we don't have any digestive
>biscuits in the USA. This is not rocket science and they
>are *SO* good...

[ ... ]

Have you tried a graham cracker? Those are generally mentioned
as being the closest thing we have to the digestive biscuit.


Gary

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Alpha Male

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May 23, 2002, 4:16:53 AM5/23/02
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"Pat Meadows" <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 22 May 2002 13:23:02 -0400, "Alpha Male"
> <nom...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >"Pat Meadows" <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote in message
> >news:bo9neuoda9s7u1410...@4ax.com...
> >>
> >> Had lovely, lovely (not healthy!) English digestive biscuits
> >> for breakfast. Thank you, Elana!

> >So...what do we have in the US..."indigestive" biscuits???


> >
> >What unique ingredient is in those critters, to make them a _digestive_
> >biscuit....maybe ExLax...??? :)
>

> But oh my, are they good. And I think if you took
> 'digestives' away from the UK, the whole place would shut
> down.....they're one of the necessities of life over there.
>

Well...not everybody loves 'em:

This from a British author of mystery books, now living in the NW (US):

<snip>
Let me state for the record, unequivocally and finally, that much as I
dislike meatloaf, I dislike digestive biscuits more. They were a feature
of my childhood that I refuse to remember with anything but loathing.
Nasty, mealy things. Only similarity between digestive biscuits and graham
crackers is that they both taste bloody awful. Nor do digestive biscuits
look anything like vanilla wafers.

Here is a recipe for digestive biscuits you can try, so you can hate them
too.

6 oz flour 1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt 3 oz lard or cooking fat
1 1/2 oz coarse oatmeal milk to mix
1/2 to 1 oz sugar

Mix dry ingredients and rub in fat with finger tips . Mix in enough milk to
give a firm dough. Turn on to a floured board, knead lightly and roll out
thinly then cut in rounds. Place on greased baking sheet, prick well, bake
at 400 degrees until lightly colored, about 15 minutes.

Cheers
Meg, who believes that if a dessert item doesn't have chocolate in it , it
isn't worth the calories.
aka Margaret Chittenden, author of Dead Men Don't Dance, which will arrive
in paperback in August along with the new hardcover, Dead Beat and Deadly

------------------------------------------------------------
interesting site, on UK-US differences:
http://www.britta.com/britta/travels/UK.html


2batgirl

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May 23, 2002, 2:48:32 PM5/23/02
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A graham wafer is like comparing an apple to an orange. There both fruit &
taste nothing alike.

"Pat Meadows" <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote in message

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> On Thu, 23 May 2002 01:01:07 GMT, ghe...@hiwaay.net (Gary
> Heston) wrote:
>
> >In article <bo9neuoda9s7u1410...@4ax.com>,
> >Pat Meadows <p...@meadows.pair.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Had lovely, lovely (not healthy!) English digestive biscuits
> >>for breakfast. Thank you, Elana!
> >
> >>(Apologies to others, I don't have her email address.)
> >
> >>Actually, I cannot imagine why we don't have any digestive
> >>biscuits in the USA. This is not rocket science and they
> >>are *SO* good...
> > [ ... ]
> >
> >Have you tried a graham cracker? Those are generally mentioned
> >as being the closest thing we have to the digestive biscuit.
> >
>

> Yes, we think they are the closest thing too. We do eat
> graham crackers. But - they aren't very close!
>
> Let's put it this way: a graham cracker is to digestive
> biscuits as cottage cheese is to cheesecake.
>
> Graham cracker = cottage cheese
> Digestive biscuits = cheesecake
>
> The grahams are undoubtedly less bad for one, much less fat
> content.
>
> Pat


The Real Bev

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May 23, 2002, 9:11:00 PM5/23/02
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Pat Meadows wrote:
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> Imported English cookies are expensive, and always going to
> be expensive. I want an American manufacturer to start
> making them! :)

It won't work. When they started making Cadbury chocolate in the US, it
went to hell in a handbasket. It's still better than Hershey's, but not as
good as it was.

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Cheers,
Bev
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