Biscuits

Really underrated. The youth of today think they’re too hip for a garibaldi or a custard cream, but it’s their loss. Plain digestives can go away, obviously (unless they’ve got a slice of cheese on) but all the rest have their merits. Big biscuit fan.

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Extremely overrated foodstuff. Generally incredibly boring. How do you make butter, sugar, flour and eggs - all the best foods - so boring?

Only useful as a vessel for truly delicious things like chocolate and jam and raisins.

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They’re alright, nowhere near worth it for how healthy they are

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Shop biscuits are one of the few things Brits do well. Old school bourbons, custard cremes, choc digestives. A sort of easily forgotten little pleasure.

Also shortbread is the stuff of gods but not sure if that counts.

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Dont really see many of them jars around which make noises when you open them and is usually a Scooby Doo model or something

Best digestives:

  • Plain
  • Milk choc
  • Dark choc
  • Caramel
  • Other

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me:

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Cheese on Digestives? Hadn’t heard of that before.

I like plain Digestives. They crumble in the mouth well with a cup of tea as well as a good dunk-able biscuit.

The Ginger Nut is an underrated biscuit. Can’t have one without a tea but is very good dunked and adds a very slight ginger taste to the tea.

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You always get them in a cracker selection box. Not unpleasant but not as good as the other crackers on offer.

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The daddy of them all.

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Love 'em. Sometimes the plainer the better.

My regular go to on a night is 2 Rich Tea biscuits with a cuppa. Only 38 Calories per biscuit, perfect. Love how stodgy plain digestives are but Chocolate digestives are a clear winner.

Cheap custard creams, bourbons, malted milk are all great. I do love those creamy Fox crunch ones and oreos and the like but they are just a bit too much when you want to demolish a packet.

I probably prefer cheaper biscuits to the fancy ones a lot of the time.

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Hobnobs

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Supermarket brand choc digestives are far superior to McVities and about half the price.

had to send these to some disers as I was so distressed that they hadn’t experienced their pure taste joy before

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M&S do some great biscuits. Those dutch shortbread ones with half dipped in chocolate, lovely stuff. I like Viennese Whirls or anything viennese too, melt in the mouth

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Viennese Whirl:

  • Biscuit
  • Cake
  • Some kind of glorious hybrid

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Was @Gnometorious one? I remember talking about these and being shocked that they don’t seem to be widely available across the UK.

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friend brought a pack of these round, been loving them with my morning coffee for the last week or so (yes I make packs of biscuits last a while too, what of it fuckers)

also biscoff gets so overused as a flavour that I’d almost forgotten it exists in actual real biscuit form

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indeed, the queen of biscuits

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My personal highlight of lockdown 1 was when the cafe at my old work had to close and all the perishable stock went up for grabs and I took 600 of these lads home with me for free.

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