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.
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.
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.
@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.
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.
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...
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.
@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.