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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post
    Garibaldi. Nostalgia harking back to boarding school, these were a cost effective treat with limited tuck money.
    So true! We had these at boarding school - provided as pre bed time snack washed down with a cup of milky Camp Coffee (nostalgically also mentioned on the coffee thread recently) Ah, happy days, ................ I think!!

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    You can't beat a choccy digestive (milk or plain) with a slice of cheddar on top

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    Tunnocks caramel or Choco Leibniz

    Also quite partial to a digestive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Don’t know what they’re called or even if still available - was a rectangular thinnish biscuit coated one side with coffee flavoured icing.
    I remember something similar, again when being taken to my aunt's for tea. If they're the same thing, they were a bit like these ...



    But maybe thinner, with a fluted edge and a pattern of dragged white icing though the coffee icing.

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    How have we got this far without anyone mentioning shortbread? Flour, sugar with more butter than you can shake a stick at - simple but effective. I'd say Walkers as the default choice, but always happy to stuff others in my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threescoops View Post
    How have we got this far without anyone mentioning shortbread? Flour, sugar with more butter than you can shake a stick at - simple but effective. I'd say Walkers as the default choice, but always happy to stuff others in my face.
    Good call and it is getting towards the season for shortbread, yup Walkers do the job. By way of contrast I'm really liking a ginger biscuit as well, the thin sort've extra crispy ones are good but not too fussed on exact varietal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threescoops View Post
    How have we got this far without anyone mentioning shortbread? Flour, sugar with more butter than you can shake a stick at - simple but effective. I'd say Walkers as the default choice, but always happy to stuff others in my face.
    I find Tesco oblong 'fingers' my favourite - don't like all the fancy shapes in the Christmas tins, usually too thin.

    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I remember something similar, again when being taken to my aunt's for tea. If they're the same thing, they were a bit like these ...



    But maybe thinner, with a fluted edge and a pattern of dragged white icing though the coffee icing.
    That's the ones!

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    Just about everything in Fox's range, but their crunch creams and milk chocolate shortcake round don't last very long

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    My earliest memory of NICE biscuits was my mums friend coming round one day nibbling on one of these for well over an hour, whilst chatting to my mum. I look back now and still scratch my head as to how she managed that!


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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    I think this thread needs a touch of class.

    My brother in law worked with an actual Viscount, they used to call him the minty biscuit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Auto View Post
    My brother in law worked with an actual Viscount, they used to call him the minty biscuit.
    I work with a bald bloke called Gary.




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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Tunnocks - naturally!

    But - Tunnock's Caramel Log by preference:


    That’s the one, no doubt 👍

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    These are not quite the same as Jammie Dodgers, so we call them Dodgy Jammers.

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    My favourite biscuit?

    The one that was in front of me, at whatever point in time I spotted it.

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    With a pint mug of tea, a splash of milk and no sugar. Dunking optional, though usually not.

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    ^^^^^McVities cafe noir, iirc
    Bit sweet but, nice with coffee
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    Jaffa Cakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stooo View Post
    Jaffa Cakes.
    Not a biscuit imho.

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    And your favourite biscuit is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Not a biscuit imho.
    I feel the clue is in the name with a Jaffa cake, although it’s borderline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    I feel the clue is in the name with a Jaffa cake, although it’s borderline.
    Biscuits go soft when they're stale. More importantly, they aren't made of sponge cake,

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    Quite partial to a Biscoff/Speculoos.. but those Tunnock Caramels are heavenly. Nom nom.

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    Don’t often eat biscuits but I do like plain chocolate digestives and chocolate chip cookies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    Biscuits go soft when they're stale. More importantly, they aren't made of sponge cake,
    Haha.

    Good point - I’ve heard that definition before.

    Biscuits go soft when they are stale. Cakes go hard.

    The fate of the Jaffa cake is sealed.

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    I wouldn't think of Caramel as a biscuit and I'm not a fan really.

    A straightforward Digestive is fine with me, although there are very few proper biscuits that I don't like.

    Digestives are great with cheese, but I can't help feeling that chocolate digestives with cheese is a cry for help!

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    I had a Rich Tea with a cup of tea this afternoon in a gun shop and it was very nice. I know that is boring drivel but I like to fit in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanm_3 View Post
    That’s the one, no doubt 
    I think these are wonderful but I’m not sure they classify as a biscuit.

    For me best biscuit is a Petit Beurre, closely followed by a classic Bourbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I remember something similar, again when being taken to my aunt's for tea. If they're the same thing, they were a bit like these ...



    But maybe thinner, with a fluted edge and a pattern of dragged white icing though the coffee icing.
    Cafe Noir. Still available. I was given a load for a birthday a year or two ago. They have changed. Become sweeter and less ‘coffee’. Such a shame. They were my favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post


    If you've never had one, image a chunky stroopwafel covered in chocolate. Perfect with tea or coffee, or on a walk. Delicious.
    I bought them once and I hated them. Then after some time I forgot and I bought them again, and hated them again. Funnily enough, I quite like stroopwafels.

    Good shortbread any time of the day.

    And lately this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by rodia77 View Post
    I bought them once and I hated them. Then after some time I forgot and I bought them again, and hated them again. Funnily enough, I quite like stroopwafels.
    Goodness! Have you sought medical attention? ;)

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    Didn't have to, didn't eat enough of them for that. ;-)

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    All butter Scottish Shortbread.

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    chocolate rich teas were brilliant but seem to have disappeared these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    chocolate rich teas were brilliant but seem to have disappeared these days.
    Petition to Bring back Cadbury Milk Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits

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    Lemon puffs were another good one. Crumbs everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    chocolate rich teas were brilliant but seem to have disappeared these days.
    Are those chocolate Leibniz biscuits from Aldi etc - not basically that?

    Used to hoover them up but they’re a bit dearer now.

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    The Tunnocks factory did tours. Don't know if they still do.

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    For me the classic chocolate digestive, but whatever happened to Morning Coffee biscuits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian2002 View Post
    Cafe Noir. Still available. I was given a load for a birthday a year or two ago. They have changed. Become sweeter and less ‘coffee’. Such a shame. They were my favourite.
    That’s them! Wow got a real craving for a few of those now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post


    If you've never had one, image a chunky stroopwafel covered in chocolate. Perfect with tea or coffee, or on a walk. Delicious.
    The ones without the chocolate coating were always better, I’ve never seen them for sale for 30+ years though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aa388 View Post
    The ones without the chocolate coating were always better, I’ve never seen them for sale for 30+ years though.


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    For me it has to be the "club" biscuit. Flavour depends on the beverage, mint with coffee, orange with tea. And keep them in the freezer. Heaven.

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    Tim Tam’s


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    I'm quite fond of Italian fig rolls


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    And thanks to a member here (you know who you are!) the C-B household have also become quite partial to these:


    https://www.islandbakery.scot/our-biscuits/lemon-melts/
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    Can't believe I'm the first vote for Maryland Chocolate Chip Cookies LOL. I had to stop buying the double packs, as I'd go through both packs in about 10 minutes of spectacular gluttony ....



    And these are great (if you can find them). First had them in Tuscany. They pop up in HomeSense/TK Maxx every now and again ...


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    Dark chocolate covered Gingers. Currently working my way through a box of Border's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Can't believe I'm the first vote for Maryland Chocolate Chip Cookies LOL. I had to stop buying the double packs, as I'd go through both packs in about 10 minutes of spectacular gluttony ....



    And these are great (if you can find them). First had them in Tuscany. They pop up in Homebase/TK Maxx every now and again ...


    Working for Burtons as a consultant & the coffee machine sat next to an unlimited number of said cookies. I always tried to be good, but even the morning 8am arrival coffee ended up with 4, followed by the 8.30 coffee. They are lethal when someone doesn’t lock them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Working for Burtons as a consultant & the coffee machine sat next to an unlimited number of said cookies. I always tried to be good, but even the morning 8am arrival coffee ended up with 4, followed by the 8.30 coffee. They are lethal when someone doesn’t lock them away.




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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    I wish I’d had that before! Was 6yrs back now & still miss the access to Maryland, Dodgers, Wagons & all sorts of shortbreads. Oh and competitive tasting in the market.

    Shortbread wise, there are only a few who make it & the butter content affect on price is scary. 6yrs ago the COGS on butter doubled and sent P&L spiralling. God knows what it looks like now for the retail price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by optix View Post
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    Yes! The Moreton Bay raspberry ones especially!

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