The History of McVitie’s and Digestive Biscuits McVitie’s have been baking biscuits since 1830. It was in 1892 that McVitie’s baked the world’s FIRST Digestive. Since then we have provided many generations with this delicious biscuit following our secret recipe. This is why Only McVitie’s is the Original Digestive. 120 years later on, we still have the same passion for baking as the very first day.