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Originally Posted by Anakat View Post
Digestive are a very popular British biscuit/cookie

http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.c...us.php3?item=9
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
kinda seems like a graham cracker??
Not sure we really have an equivelent? Would have to taste one to know, lol. The color reminds me of a ginger cookie though.
post #122 of 138
i liked the link for the 'translations', altho a few of them are somewhat inaccurate, like the one i've quoted below. but the guy who created the list is really funny!

anaesthetist n someone who administers anaesthetic. Americans call them "anesthesiologists", perhaps so that by the time you reach the end of reading their name-badge you're practically asleep.

actually, i have an aunt who was an anaesthetist. she's a nurse, not a doctor. anaesthesiologists are doctors.
post #123 of 138
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
What is the US equivalent of a "digestive biscuit"?

are they like saltine crackers?
post #124 of 138
US-UK
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post #125 of 138
did y'all see this? really interesting!
http://www.popvssoda.com/
post #126 of 138
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
are they like saltine crackers?
No, not at all -- sweeter, to start with, and a totally different texture. You'd have a saltine with soup, a digestive with tea or coffee.
post #127 of 138
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
No, not at all -- sweeter, to start with, and a totally different texture. You'd have a saltine with soup, a digestive with tea or coffee.
So, more like a cookie than a real cracker? Oh! Perhaps they are like animal crackers?!
post #128 of 138
just the name digestive does not sound appetizing at all
post #129 of 138
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
did y'all see this? really interesting!
http://www.popvssoda.com/
That's really cool... and I'm in a area that uses the all! LOL I say pop personally.
post #130 of 138
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
just the name digestive does not sound appetizing at all
Exactly. Sounds like something you would have for an upset stomach!
post #131 of 138
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
Exactly. Sounds like something you would have for an upset stomach!
This is really weird, I know, but the name digestive has me thinking of the lining of a stomach for some reason
post #132 of 138
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
Exactly. Sounds like something you would have for an upset stomach!
That's why I was thinking saltines The digestive biscuits sound much yummier though
post #133 of 138
So if cookie = biscuit in the uk....

then what do you call a biscuit?

http://food.oregonstate.edu/images/b.../biscuit62.jpg
post #134 of 138
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
That's why I was thinking saltines The digestive biscuits sound much yummier though
Oh, they are. Actually they're kind of comfort food, with tea or coffee or even milk.
post #135 of 138
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
So if cookie = biscuit in the uk....

then what do you call a biscuit?

http://food.oregonstate.edu/images/b.../biscuit62.jpg
to me , British scones are very close to Southern biscuits. ours seem a bit softer in texture, & have a higher fat content, & usually don't have fruit [all the ones i've had over there had currants or sultanas in them].
post #136 of 138
mmmmmmmmmmm scones.
post #137 of 138
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
A digestive biscuit is a sweet meal biscuit, similar in flavour to a Graham Cracker, but with a softer crumb. We get them in Canada, under a number of different brand names. They're really nice, especially with a chocolate dip.

See wikipedia
I love the chocolate-dipped Peake & Frean's (forget how to spell it, sorry if I'm wrong!).

I really don't think there is an U.S. equilvilent; Le Petit Ecolier (from France; sold in some grocery stores here), is rather like them.
post #138 of 138
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Originally Posted by MargeCat View Post
I love the chocolate-dipped Peake & Frean's (forget how to spell it, sorry if I'm wrong!).
Yes, those are my favourites, too. Really nice.
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