Which is the best biscuit?

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#1 Posted by Jackamomo (1262 posts) -

I’m saying the Hob Nob.

Holds up best under dunking even withstanding up to ten seconds without breaking and a satisfying oaty texture and syrup flavour mmm.

Second place goes to the Rich Tea for its smooth texture and milky flavour. Just don’t dunk it too long!

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#2 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15574 posts) -

I like my biscuits with sausage and gravy.

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#3 Posted by SaltSlasher (533 posts) -

I use to like the milk biscuit breakfast sandwiches back when I liked killing myself with food, but I'm too woke to each such useless carbohydrates....although cheat days I would go for that Carls Jr. one if I had no self respect.

However I do love having little bread snacks with my tea, i'm not too classy, so that's like Zuicinni Bread, Trifle or Concha, that I'll enjoy with basic white tea from amazon or CostCo's matcha green tea.

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#4 Posted by superbuuman (6367 posts) -

Tim Tam & Scotch Fingers. :P

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#5 Posted by DaVillain- (33016 posts) -

Homemade Biscuits are the best Biscuits.

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#6 Posted by Boycie (4600 posts) -

I like a chocolate digestive the best

although to most people on GS I'd imagine this is what they call a biscuit

Something us in the UK would call a scone or scone.

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#7 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15574 posts) -
@boycie said:

Something us in the UK would call a scone or scone.

Biscuits =/= scones

Close but no cigar.

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#8 Posted by Boycie (4600 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:
@boycie said:

Something us in the UK would call a scone or scone.

Biscuits =/= scones

Close but no cigar.

The look like scones.

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#9 Edited by br0kenrabbit (15574 posts) -

@boycie said:

The look like scones.

Scones are sweet, biscuits are not so much.

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#10 Posted by robert_sparkes (1755 posts) -

Oreos

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#11 Posted by France38 (32 posts) -

I would say "Pépito mini rollos" X)

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#12 Posted by omegaMaster (1027 posts) -

Digestives. THE BEST biscuit ever made in humankind. Any variant of digestive whether it's a chocolate digestive, caramel chocolate digestive or anything sweet, it's addictive, delicious and satisfiable.

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#13 Posted by THUMPTABLE (2039 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

I like my biscuits with sausage and gravy.

Mate, that sounds rank!

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#14 Posted by THUMPTABLE (2039 posts) -

@boycie said:

I like a chocolate digestive the best

although to most people on GS I'd imagine this is what they call a biscuit

Something us in the UK would call a scone or scone.

That bottom pic is a scone but i am no pom.

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#15 Edited by mrbojangles25 (42399 posts) -

I believe you mean "cookie" :D

Kidding aside, my favorite cookies/biscuits are homemade chocolate chip. Gotta be crunchy-crispy, though, I hate this "melted dough" people enjoy these days. Peasants.

Big fan of what you might call "icebox cookies" where you make the dough, roll it into a log, freeze it. Then, you slice it pretty thin and bake it. Usually it's a pretty buttery dough so nice and tasty. Great for making cookie sandwiches, like taking two of them and putting frosting or chocolate in the middle.

@THUMPTABLE said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

I like my biscuits with sausage and gravy.

Mate, that sounds rank!

I think you mean dank. As in, incredible.

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#16 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4476 posts) -

Seabiscuit :)

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#17 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78853 posts) -

@THUMPTABLE said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

I like my biscuits with sausage and gravy.

Mate, that sounds rank!

You might be thinking biscuits as in cookies, but these are biscuits as in breakfast biscuits.

They're amazing.

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#18 Posted by with_teeth26 (9108 posts) -

oatmeal shortbread or possibly stroopwafles/dutch syrup waffles (they are like mini waffles with a layer of viscous caramel-y syrup between them)

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#19 Posted by THUMPTABLE (2039 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:
@THUMPTABLE said:
@br0kenrabbit said:

I like my biscuits with sausage and gravy.

Mate, that sounds rank!

You might be thinking biscuits as in cookies, but these are biscuits as in breakfast biscuits.

They're amazing.

Still does not look appetising...
What type of spew is sitting on atop?

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#20 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15574 posts) -

@THUMPTABLE said:

Still does not look appetising...

What type of spew is sitting on atop?

Sausage gravy.

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#21 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78853 posts) -

@THUMPTABLE said:

Still does not look appetising...

What type of spew is sitting on atop?

Country gravy, usually peppered, and sausage. Smooth and creamy meats chewy and spicy. It really is quite good.

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#22 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (24237 posts) -

I like mine with butter & honey. I also love sausage biscuits, especially with cheese. Chicken biscuits are great as well.

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#23 Posted by Ovirew (8401 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

I like my biscuits with sausage and gravy.

THIS! Country gravy will also do, nicely.

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#24 Posted by Peasly (225 posts) -

Shortbread and Custard Creams....

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#25 Posted by goodzorr (411 posts) -

Custard Creams and/or Bourbons for me. Big fan of Aldi's chocolate digestives as they can be chucked in the gob in one go. McVitie's take a bite and that means crumbs :/

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#26 Edited by Florina (6 posts) -

Digestives dipped in tea.

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#27 Edited by poptart (7218 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

I like my biscuits with sausage and gravy.

Quite what abomination you're referring to actually is I'm not sure, however it's not welcome in the world of biscuits...

Taxonomy of biscuits

How to spot biscuits

  • They come in packets
  • They have two sides
  • You could dunk them in tea

Entry level

  • They come in clear cellophane wrappers
  • They aren't so nice that you could eat a whole packet
  • They are homogeneous

Mid range

  • Anything with a currant, or some sort of fruit in it
  • Twin layer affair with some sort of cream up the middle
  • Wrapper has pictures on it.
  • Some sort of USP

Luxury

  • Any thing with chocolate on top.
  • May be in a cardboard box

http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com (sadly no longer updated, however it offers an interesting insight into all things biscuit).

Anyway, Hob Nob or the Australian Tim Tam gets my vote (special eds such as chilli chocolate or salted caramel).

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#28 Posted by Speeny (609 posts) -

Tim Tams are great here in Australia.

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#29 Posted by Craigslist_org (46 posts) -

KFC finger lickin good

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#30 Posted by Byshop (19184 posts) -

@superbuuman: @speeny: @poptart: I love me some Tim Tams but they feel more like a cookie/candy bar to me.

-Byshop

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#31 Posted by Speeny (609 posts) -

@Byshop: Yep I can only eat around 3 and think...”Yeah they’re too rich now.”

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#32 Posted by Byshop (19184 posts) -

@speeny: Yeah, I think of them like a dessert cookie, but then again the term "biscuit" also tends to carry a slightly different definition depending on the country you're in.

-Byshop

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#33 Posted by baejoohyun1 (13 posts) -

Any Merba cookies. I also love when they are with dark chocolate

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#34 Edited by poptart (7218 posts) -

@Byshop said:

@speeny: Yeah, I think of them like a dessert cookie, but then again the term "biscuit" also tends to carry a slightly different definition depending on the country you're in.

-Byshop

In Oz and the UK they're very much a biscuit, always found nestled alongside other (admittedly lower class) biscuits in the designated biscuit areas. I'm not even sure what a 'dessert cookie' is mind you. The Tim Tam like most of its kin can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

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#35 Posted by Solaryellow (4485 posts) -
@superbuuman said:

Tim Tam & Scotch Fingers. :P

The Tim Tam's here in the states taste alright but being fair there is a plethora of good cookies, cough cough biscuits, to enjoy.

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#36 Posted by Craigslist_org (46 posts) -

Do u think they regret harassing him?

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#37 Posted by narlymech (1644 posts) -

Golden Corall rolls are good.

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#38 Posted by Jackamomo (1262 posts) -

I looked up Tim Tams and they basically Penguin bars so Tim Tams will be struck from the record, sorry.

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#39 Posted by Speeny (609 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit: Good call. Sausage gravy is a bit too rich for me but it's mighty tasty.

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#40 Posted by poptart (7218 posts) -

@jackamomo said:

I looked up Tim Tams and they basically Penguin bars so Tim Tams will be struck from the record, sorry.

Oh, they're so much more than a mere antipodean penguin.

...But essentially yes they are just a better penguin with more interesting flavours.

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#41 Posted by PSP107 (17284 posts) -

@poptart said:
@jackamomo said:

I looked up Tim Tams and they basically Penguin bars so Tim Tams will be struck from the record, sorry.

Oh, they're so much more than a mere antipodean penguin.

...But essentially yes they are just a better penguin with more interesting flavours.

What beverages do you guys eat with your penguins and biscuits? lol

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#42 Posted by Jackamomo (1262 posts) -

@PSP107: beverages are drank not eaten.

Tim Tams and Penguin bars belong in the best chocolate bar thread.

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#43 Posted by feed_the_cat (28 posts) -
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Jammie dodgers, Rich tea and MOON PIES

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#44 Edited by poptart (7218 posts) -

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Jammie dodgers, Rich tea and MOON PIES

I think no other snack comes close to a moon pie when it comes to sugar content, proper well wrong innunms - the recommended weekly intake per bite kind of levels. I found it a little too much, an intense sugar high whilst leaking syrup through every pore and orifice...

Oh and Rich Tea's should banished from the biscuit world - people should not accept that level of blandness any more. Although there was an old joke circa 1983/1984, something about Lionel Rich-Tea and pop music - that's the only biscuit brand I've ever heard mentioned in a cracker joke, so a small kudos to them for that I suppose...

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#45 Edited by poptart (7218 posts) -

@jackamomo said:

@PSP107: beverages are drank not eaten.

Tim Tams and Penguin bars belong in the best chocolate bar thread.

Ha no - they're merely biscuits nestling under the chocolatey variety. They would be a poor mans chocolate bar if you lumped them in that category...

As for what beverages to consume these with, the Ozzie’s like to promote the ‘tim tam slam’, which essentially is biting off two corners diametrically opposite from each other and sucking coffee through, softening the biscuit in the middle whilst being contained by its chocolate armour. It is pretty satisfying, however personally I think Cadbury’s chocolate fingers are better suited for this.

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#46 Posted by PSP107 (17284 posts) -

@jackamomo: "beverages are drank not eaten."

You don't say?

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#47 Edited by Jackamomo (1262 posts) -

@poptart: Ha no - they're merely biscuits nestling under the chocolatey variety. They would be a poor mans chocolate bar

Yes. Like Penguin's, they are just budget chocolate bars given they are coated in chocolate, they automatically come under the choc bar category, sorry.

My thread, my rules.

A chocolate finger is misc.

the ‘tim tam slam’

If you think that is classy behaviour, Ozzie's you've clearly not sampled the Glasgow deep fried Mars bar.

Oh and Rich Tea's are not as bland as the Digestive. The workhorse of the biscuit world which are transformed when they become chocolate Digestives it must be said.

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#48 Edited by poptart (7218 posts) -

@jackamomo said:

@poptart: Ha no - they're merely biscuits nestling under the chocolatey variety. They would be a poor mans chocolate bar

Yes. Like Penguin's, they are just budget chocolate bars given they are coated in chocolate, they automatically come under the choc bar category, sorry.

My thread, my rules.

A chocolate finger is misc.

the ‘tim tam slam’

If you think that is classy behaviour, Ozzie's you've clearly not sampled the Glasgow deep fried Mars bar.

Oh and Rich Tea's are not as bland as the Digestive. The workhorse of the biscuit world which are transformed when they become chocolate Digestives it must be said.

Well, the global biscuit community would have to disagree with your definition – they are in every sense a biscuit, located in the biscuit aisle of any supermarket you care to frequent. Had you titled the thread ‘best biscuit not encased in chocolate, however a chocolate topping is allowed’ then sure you have a point, however a definition of a biscuit is not yours to make alas.

I lived with a couple Glaswegian nurses a few years back. The told fables of the deep fried pizza available late at night. Gross, but most intriguing. The place would even deep fry whatever you bought in. Maybe deep frying a rich tea would improve it somewhat, but I doubt it.

And yes digestives are bad, however nothing hits the level of blandness of a rich tea. Sure they were acceptable in sugar rationed post-war austerity times, however the world of biscuits has moved on since then. I guess it epitomises the Brits willingness to cling on to times past. Having been away for many years, it was sad to return and traverse the various biscuit lanes only to be confronted with the same tired brands that have been around since the 70s. For a once great biscuit nation, there’s a depressing void of creativity here.

You do have however a good taste when it comes to hob nobs - probably the classiest dunker there is.

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#49 Edited by KBigelow (4 posts) -

Anyone said thin mints, yet? That's my vote.

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#50 Edited by poptart (7218 posts) -

@kbigelow:

I think you’re looking for the ‘best thin mint’ thread. The is a biscuit war - not a safe place for a lover of thin mints x