Inside The Factory: McVitie’s Biscuits
Gregg Wallace reconnects with the McVitie’s factory in Harlesden, North West London, which he visited back in 2017. The coronavirus crisis caused a huge spike in the nation’s desire for sweet treats, and sales of the firm’s chocolate digestives rose by 71 per cent, meaning in just two months, they sold an astonishing 12.5 million packets.
Cherry Healey is on the trail of the chocolate, the most expensive ingredient at around ?2,000 per tonne, and historian Ruth Goodman investigates the link between biscuits and digestion.
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