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    And your favourite biscuit is...



    If you've never had one, image a chunky stroopwafel covered in chocolate. Perfect with tea or coffee, or on a walk. Delicious.

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    Agreed. However is it classed as a biscuit???

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    And your favourite biscuit is...

    Surely everyone has tried one (unlike a stroopwafel).

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    The classic McVitie's Digestives. Plain and simple like me. They’re the earliest biscuit I can remember. Love 'em still. I (usually) do not dunk.

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    And your favourite biscuit is/was

    - was the Ayton Sandwich (no longer made). Those of a certain age may remember them

    - is... well I think the OP nailed it. When my sister and brother in law lived in Hong Kong we used to send them boxes of the things.

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    And your favourite biscuit is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I can get through one of these in an evening.

    The work of seconds.... ;)

    I think they also have to be classed as biscuits, there's definitely no confusing sponge to relate it to a cake.

    It was a close run thing, with McVite's milk chocolate digestives being a close second. To my taste buds, they're superior to Hobnobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    The classic McVitie's Digestives. Plain and simple like me. They’re the earliest biscuit I can remember. Love 'em still. I (usually) do not dunk.
    Sound choice. No dunking here either!

    Not heard of Ayton biscuits but on looking them up, I may have had something similar from an aged aunt in the early 70s.

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    Digestive biscuits. The Hovis ones are my favourite. Actually the only biscuits I ever eat.

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    I seem to recall that they are cheap and nasty tasting but each to their own i guess

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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.
    Nicer than stroopwafels, a better, more palatable balance of caramel and wafer.


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    Danish butter cookies.

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    I can't eat chocolate - so limits my choice somewhat.

    That said, Cantuccini or Biscotti, would still be up there for me.



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    McVitie's dark chocolate Hobnobs (described as the Royal Marine Commando of biscuits). Job done!

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    Tunnocks - naturally!

    But - Tunnock's Caramel Log by preference:


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    Ginger nut. The toughest biscuit on the planet with a WR second to none!


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    Hard to beat a milk chocolate digestive...the Waitrose own brand are surprisingly amazing. Better than McVities imho.

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    Not sure what they were called but as a kid I loved the ones with concentric bobbles on them, about the size of a digestive.

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    Another vote for Digestives. Anyone still put them on a plate when visitors come?
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    I made some biscuits on Monday. We found a box of 'luxury' chocolates in the Xmas cupboard that were left over from last year. We are not great confectionary consumers and prefer plain unadorned so these Lily O'Brien chocs were way too elaborate for us, came in a hamper I think.
    So I melted them all (about half a pound) in a steamed pan and poured the result over a couple of large handfuls of Maple and Pecan cereal, mixed it well in and poured into a tin dish with greaseproof then into the fridge for a couple hours.
    They are absolutely delish, so much better than any shop bought.
    Anyone else make their own biscuits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete-r View Post
    Not sure what they were called but as a kid I loved the ones with concentric bobbles on them, about the size of a digestive.
    Lincoln Biscuits? Haven't seen any for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanie View Post
    McVitie's dark chocolate Hobnobs (described as the Royal Marine Commando of biscuits). Job done!
    This is mine too....I will happily demolish a pack solo with a brew in one sitting lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I made some biscuits on Monday. We found a box of 'luxury' chocolates in the Xmas cupboard that were left over from last year. We are not great confectionary consumers and prefer plain unadorned so these Lily O'Brien chocs were way too elaborate for us, came in a hamper I think.
    So I melted them all (about half a pound) in a steamed pan and poured the result over a couple of large handfuls of Maple and Pecan cereal, mixed it well in and poured into a tin dish with greaseproof then into the fridge for a couple hours.
    They are absolutely delish, so much better than any shop bought.
    Anyone else make their own biscuits?
    I did once, I tried a sort of flapjack. They came out like hockey pucks. Same colour too :(

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    Chocolate bourbons ooh yes. Cheap n cheerful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha4 View Post
    Lincoln Biscuits? Haven't seen any for years.
    Them's the ones! They were amazing

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    Custard Creams

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    Milk chocolate hob nobs; I can’t allow myself to buy them because I can eat a whole packet in one day


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I'm very partial to those, a rare treat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I'm very partial to those, a rare treat!
    I just hope you will not take your wife out for dinner and treat her to a biscuit and cup of coffee. Just remember the word divorce.

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    Jammie Dodgers.

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    Biscoff the one for me.

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    Digestives for me, with a coffee😁

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    Cadbury’s Shortcake….those or a Lotus Biscoff.

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    Garibaldi. Nostalgia harking back to boarding school, these were a cost effective treat with limited tuck money.

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    I think this thread needs a touch of class.


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    sometimes less is more
    a thin arrowroot goes down well with decent black tea, slurp.
    but the Polish ones called jezyki are pretty good- Tesco sell them

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

    That reminded me of this classic interview that soon falls off the rails by a minty biscuit.

    https://youtu.be/vY32_bJ63EA




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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.
    Surprisingly expensive for biscuits though and dearer than most.

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

    My Gran always had those for us when we visited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Surprisingly expensive for biscuits though and dearer than most.
    Not in the 70’s in our local newsagents.

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    Deffo choc hob nob. They just melt in the mouth after a quick dunk in the tea. I reckon biscuits should come with "dunk seconds" recommendations before breakage.
    Hob nobs about 2seconds. Where as a cookie you can't push it more than about .75 to a second or your asking for carnage.

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    Why has no-one mentioned Jaffa Cakes ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Why has no-one mentioned Jaffa Cakes

    ... Because of the VAT ?



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Cakes


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    PS Whilst looking for a pic of an Ayton Sandwich this afternoon , I discovered they were also George Galloway's favourite.... Meow

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    Lemon-and-lime Jaffa Cakes are fabuloso
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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglet View Post
    ... Because of the VAT ?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Cakes
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    I should have guessed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    I just hope you will not take your wife out for dinner and treat her to a biscuit and cup of coffee. Just remember the word divorce.
    If I had a wife, I'm sure she'd be grateful for a cup of coffee and a couple of biscuits. I'm not not made of money you know!

    ;)

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

    Respect! Excellent choice, and so nice with tea.

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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.
    Yes those are a great value for money treat. My dad used to call them fly cemetery biscuits. Thinking back, it was most likely a ploy so he could have more.

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    Is there a difference between a cookie and a biscuit?

    With coffee. Peak Freens Shortcake biscuits or Mr. Christies Arrowroot biscuits




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    Don’t know what they’re called or even if still available - was a rectangular thinnish biscuit coated one side with coffee flavoured icing.

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