McVitie's

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Presenter: In England we have lousy weather, but the girls are always half naked.  We live on an island, but you get there by train.  We have a queen, but her husband's only a prince.  We built the European community, but in the end, we kept the pound.  We have dominated the world, but also we like to be dominated.  We invented football, but our national team is run by an Italian.  We have the most ridiculous police uniforms, but somehow it seems to work.  We love a well-tailored suit, but we also love a well-tailored dress.  We don't know how to cook, but we make good biscuits. 

Voiceover:  (In a French accent) McVitie's original, they're English, but they're good.


!Note - McVitie's is a snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. The name derives from the original Scottish biscuit maker, McVitie & Price, Ltd., established in 1830 on Rose Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. The firm moved to various sites in the city before completing the St. Andrews Biscuit Works factory on Robertson Avenue in the Gorgie district in 1888.  Though the McVitie & Price factory burned down in 1894, it was rebuilt the same year and remained operative until 1969, when production ceased and operations were transferred to English sites

McVitie & Price's first major biscuit was the McVitie's Digestive, the first ever digestive biscuit, created by young new employee Alexander Grant in 1892. The biscuit was given its name because it was thought that its high baking soda content served as an aid to digestion.