Why are we always hungry by 4 pm no matter what we had for lunch? This is the time that we have our afternoon snack we Filipinos call “merienda,” the counterpart of “tea time” by the British.
And this is the time we usually have a stronger craving for food, especially those quick-to-grab yet unhealthy snacks—chips and cookies, in particular—when we feel hungry that we could “eat a horse.” But eating a heavy meal is not really advisable as it is just a few hours from dinner when we would usually have something filling.
Good thing that McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits offer a healthier option to too sweet and starchy snacks. Britain’s most popular biscuits are made from a blend of wheat flour and wholemeal and comes with a crumbly texture, an original and satisfying flavor that you’ll find yourself pleased very quickly! All variants of McVitie’s Digestives have no artificial colors or flavors and hydrogenated fat.
Now if you are someone who is always hungry, have a McVitie’s Digestive ready for you to eat even on the go. Just place 2-3 pieces of McVitie’s Digestives inside a Ziploc bag and place them in your purse for a quick yet healthy snack fix when you are on the road. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee or if you feel like being British, do what the Brits do and have it with a pot of tea in the afternoon.
But if you want your snack to be more fiber-rich, try the fiber-filled McVitie’s Wholewheat Digestive. The McVitie’s Wholewheat Digestive is made with 69 percent wholemeal wheat flour, where one biscuit contains a whole gram and is made with sunflower oil.
There is also a “lite” version, in case you really want to go uber-healthy. McVitie’s Light Digestive is your favorite McVitie’s Original Digestive, made using the same recipe blending wheat and wholemeal flour into a fine digestive since 1892, but with 30 percent less fat. It is made with sunflower oil where each biscuit contains 65 kcal, or fewer calories found in a banana.
For chocolate lovers out there, they will enjoy snacking on a McVitie’s Chocolate Digestive, a delicious wheat biscuit covered in a luscious layer of milk chocolate. The crunch of the biscuit combined with the melting of the rich chocolate makes this a truly perfect treat. On the other hand, McVitie’s Dark Chocolate Digestive is a combination of strong, almost bitter cocoa flavor of dark chocolate and the sweet crumble of the Digestive.
So the next time you reach for that bag of salty, starchy chips at 4 pm, think again. You do have other snack options you can enjoy yet are really healthy.
McVitie’s Digestives are available at leading supermarkets nationwide.