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What's your favourite biscuit?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by HarperPR, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Prompted by pd elsewhere who has swiped my custard creams - :p - what kind of biscuit do you like. Are you a plain Rich Tea sort of person, or a dark, melt in the mouth chocolate digestive type?! Does a Bourbon do it for you more than a jammy dodger? Reveal your secret biscuit side here.

    And, the all important question: do you dunk?:biggrin:
  2. fickle_Witch

    fickle_Witch Guest

    lmao @ this thread!!

    firstly, yes i dunk! and i think it should be law!
    and fav bix are pink wafers, but wouldnt ever dunk them as that would be just wrong!
    anything with choclit in is also great, except new jaffa cakes.

    amor mundi
  3. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    This thread takes the biscuit...

    For me, it's bourbons, dunked in nice hot tea. I used to be addicted to Chocolate HobNobs but then one day suddenly didn't like them any more.

    Oh... the chocolate rich teas are pretty good also.
  4. LAdrain

    LAdrain I've got a zappy little nappy

    This is a nightmare thread.

    I have spent all my life making Cadbury biscuits.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  5. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Do you work for Cadbury's then?

    Can we get some free samples to help with the taste tests!:biggrin:

    I love their plain chocolate fingers they brought back before Xmas.
  6. LAdrain

    LAdrain I've got a zappy little nappy

    Make Milk, Plain, White and Mint Fingers. Make sure you buy the 150g packs and not the 125g ones.

    No samples as this is my perk.

    Also make biscuits under the brands of Burtons, Maryland and Lyons and about 50% of all own label biscuits sold in supermarkets.
  7. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Burtons - Wagon Wheels! Now when I was a child I remember they used to come in open single wrappers, and, had a far better taste than they now do. Why? Did they change the recipe?
  8. LAdrain

    LAdrain I've got a zappy little nappy

    Don't forget jammie dodgers with Terry Scott.
  9. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Shortbread - Walkers preferably, the whole pack if I'm not careful. :D

    At the moment "Tim Tams" are rather popular here (NZ) , as am I for passing them around (the girls). I have found biscuits to be a great way to 'break the ice' and develop closer relationships, amazingly simple, but true :biggrin:

    (I just remembered that my grandmother worked for McVities in Manchester, that was back in the days when a company still looked after you after you had retired, she had free stuff delivered for years...maybe that's where my biccie fetish began).

    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  10. Linda

    Linda Computer stained fingers

    Tim Tams

    Never heard of a Tim Tam so did a quick Wiki on them - apparently they are like our 'Penguin biscuits' but have been developed in variations including Chewy Caramel, Mocha, Double Coat, Chilli Chocolate, Classic Dark Chocolate, Black Forest Fantasy, Creamy Truffle Temptation and the latest Choc Orange, as well as a range of special edition varieties. In September 2005, Arnott's (The maker's) launched Tim Tam Balls, a smaller spherical version of the biscuit. A special edition strawberry variety was released in September 2006 with a portion of sales to benefit a breast cancer charity.

    In 2004, Arnott's caused a controversy when they released a range of alcohol-flavoured varieties of their products, including Tia Maria Tim Tams. Suggestions were made that selling these biscuits in supermarkets was irresponsible as minors could get hold of the product. However, it would take several thousand Tim Tams for the alcohol to take effect.
    The Tim Tam Slam is the practice of biting off the opposing corners of a Tim Tam, and using the modified biscuit as a 'straw' to suck up a hot beverage (usually tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Milo, or liquor such as Irish Cream). Ideally, the inside of the biscuit should collapse but the outside should remain intact. Just before the biscuit falls apart, it is placed in the mouth. The thicker chocolate coating on the Double Coat Tim Tam offers a more stable structure to help ensure that the biscuit does not collapse prematurely - refrigerating them also helps to preseve the outside structure while allowing the inside of the biscuit (cookie) to melt. The Chewy Caramel variety also has an advantage for performing the Tim Tam Slam since the caramel centre helps to hold the biscuit together for a slightly longer time. The Arnott's company prefers the name Tim Tam Suck and ran an advertising campaign promoting it under this name.
    I am putting this forward as a suggestion for the Harper convention. A Tim Tams and Tea Stall. Run a competition to see who can get drunk fastest on Tia Maria Tim Tams or do the best Slam/Suck........oooooooh now missus - this is getting silly - me? I don't like biscuits but if pressed - a McVitie's digestive dunked in hot tea.
  11. LAdrain

    LAdrain I've got a zappy little nappy

    Do Tim Tam do a Screaming Orgasm Cocktail flavoured biscuit? as this would go down a storm here.
  12. philmch

    philmch I've got a zappy little nappy

    It's the humble Custard Cream for me. Tim Tams are very similar to Penguins btw.

    Check out that Nice Cup Of Tea site which Travellerman suggested:

    The origin of the name Jammy Dodgers is incredible.
  13. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    And they seem to have shrunk too..they really were the size of wagon wheels! We used to buy chocolate covered Dundee biscuits at school they were pretty good, the ones that get the most hammering in our house are actually custard creams and jammie dodgers :w00t: I buy them for the kids honestly, oh and by the way my middle name is.. Dunc-an!
  14. fickle_Witch

    fickle_Witch Guest

    omg! what am i thinking! i fogot!!! jacobs mikado and kimberly biscuits, apparently you can get them in adsa in manchester, but i forgot to go there when i was last in manc, so get them sent over in care packages from ireland :blush:
    kimberlys are THE best biscuits ever!! ever ever ever!!
  15. wessexy witch

    wessexy witch I've got a zappy little nappy

    Gypsy Creams.
  16. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

  17. Sadfish

    Sadfish I've got a zappy little nappy

  18. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

  19. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    Lemon Puffs - as long as the sugar-coating-adding-operative had a heavy hand that day.
    And lets hear it for Tunnocks Caramel Wafers.
  20. wessexy witch

    wessexy witch I've got a zappy little nappy

    Ha !
    Good 'ol Lionel Richtea !!


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