McVitie's has confirmed whether the chocolate side of a biscuit is the top or bottom
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McVitie's have provided an official answer to settle the great debate of our time, whether the chocolate part of a chocolate digestive is the top or bottom of the biscuit.
The chocolate digestive is one of the most popular biscuits in Britain and it's basically your gold standard for a biscuit that does everything.
It's sturdy enough to survive being dunked in a mug of tea several times without betraying you by disintegrating into mush, and the layer of chocolate makes it sweet enough to enjoy by itself.
As the name suggests they were originally invented to help your digestion and more specifically stop you from farting so much, though they've got enough fat and sugar in them that you couldn't really call them a health food these days.
Adored across the UK, there is just one big thing Brits can't fully agree on when it comes to the chocolate digestive and that's which way up it's supposed to be.
Most would assume that the chocolate part was the top of the biscuit, but others reckon it's actually the bottom and believe it makes sense as you'd want to apply the chocolate to your tastebuds.
One bunch reckons that it's obviously chocolate side up, and being honest whenever you picture a chocolate digestive in your mind you almost certainly think of them that way.
Adding credence to that is the product description someone found for the biscuits which says they are 'crunchy wheat biscuits, topped with a layer of its signature silky-smooth, milk chocolate'.
Since it says 'topped', you'd reckon that means the chocolate part is the top of the biscuit and you put the fancy stuff on top of things anyway.
You can adorn baked goods with 'toppings', try going to your local supermarket and asking a member of staff which aisle you'll find the 'bottomings' in.
The side claiming chocolate goes on the top has some pretty strong ammunition to back up their arguments, but surely the bunch who actually make the biscuits have got to have the last word on the matter?
McVitie's stamp their logo onto the biscuit part of the digestive, so clearly they expect you to look at that part, and they themselves have declared that the chocolate goes on the bottom.
According to one Redditor, they actually emailed McVitie's about this to enquire about the right answer and the official version of events might be disappointing to many.
They said: "For your information, the biscuits go through a reservoir of chocolate which enrobes them so the chocolate is actually on the bottom of the biscuit and not the top.
"We hope this helps settle your argument."
This is not the first time McVitie's has had to take a strong stance on how people are supposed to eat their products, and apparently everybody has been eating Jaffa Cakes upside down this whole time as well.
Technically they get to decide what the right way up is, but it just feels so wrong to have chocolate on the bottom.