January’s miserable. Dieting is a trial, and detoxing is the spawn of satan. So this series of posts has been partly dedicated to things that make the whole process a little easier. Like cheating with green tea, detoxing a grim post-Christmas mood with uplifting perfume, and now, low calorie bikkies. Yay!
Shag off cabbage, says I, and come in and warm yourself by the fire, McVitie’s. These boyos spent three years and €6.6 million quid to de-fatten their digestives (also known to the Beaut.ie dad as ‘suggestives’), Hob Nobs and Rich Tea, and the result is that they’re all now 50% less packed full of saturated fat than before. So concerned were they about making them as good as the originals that they did thorough sensory testing and consumer taste tests. And they did it all for us – lads, I’m welling up.
So the net result is that this year, you can have your biscuit and eat it, and not just stare at it sadly, while you chew on a bit of an auld stalk of celery. Toddle off to the shop right now to snap up a packet, or enter our really rather fabulous giveaway: FIFTY of you lucky people will win a pack of Hob Nobs AND a pack of Digestives, free gratis!
Jesus, are we good to you or what? Entry info is after the cut.
HOW TO ENTER: The first fifty entries will win! Just send your NAME and FULL POSTAL ADDRESS to firstname.lastname@example.org, and mark your entry ‘McVities competition’ THE RULES: One entry per person, you must have an Irish address, north or south, there is no cash alternative and our decision is final. The competition closes once fifty complete entries have been received; and we never share your information with any third party.