I had a friend just come back from a business trip from london. He asked me if i wanted anything, so i made a list of sterotypical english foodstuffs I wanted to be brought back as a joke. among these items was digestive biscuits. I had never actually eaten them before, but had heard them lovingly referred to by english friends. well I actually ate my joke gift and now i really like them. The particular brand in question was "hobnobs" which are chocolate covered. Now I want more and don't know where to find them. I've done some cursory browsing in conventional grocery locations to no avail. Does anyone know of any specialty english stores that sell these things?? no need to be chocolate covered, but if they are so much the better!
I am pretty sure my local little market, Patrick Murphy, on Madison at 92nd, carries them. I'll take a look next time I'm there, which I'm sure will be tomorrow.
I would think also that British food shop in the West Village, the name of which is currently escaping me, would also carry them.
It's Myers of Keswick - http://www.myersofkeswick.com/ and they have HobNobs.
They're actually available in many 'regular' supermarkets in Manhattan in the cookie isle. I know Food Emporiums and Whole Foods often have them. The Morton WIlliams on LaGuardia in the W. Village carries them, as well.
You may want to also try Carr's Whole Wheat crackers (red box). They are just like digestives.